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A list of screen material options

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by buns, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. buns

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    A list of Screen material manufacturers and what they are doing for us front projection addicts. I will build this up and will initially give the manufacturers descriptions until someone comes up with something better!

    First up is

    Harkness Hall


    Perlux™

    This is a pearlised white surface providing established gain characteristics, high contrast, bright pictures, generous viewing angles and excellent colour temperature. It is noted for ‘invisible’ seams under normal projection conditions.

    Perlux™ 140Perlux™ 180 Folds for ease of transportation
    Perlux™ 140+Perlux™ 180+ Heavier gauge to suit wrapround and roller applications. Not suitable for folding
    Perlux™ 140+MPPerlux™ 180+MP Mini perforated for close viewing conditions
    Perlux™ 140+MPSPerlux™ 180+MPS A higher perforation density than MP for excellent acoustic performance

    The ‘180’ variety seems to be higher gain, quite what the figures are, I haven’t yet established


    Spectral 240 3D

    Silver aluminum flake based coating applied to the unique Harkness Hall base material provides high gain characteristics, strong signal to noise ratios, generous viewing angles and excellent colour temperature. The surface type also supports conventional 2D pictures adding to operational versatility. It is also noted for ‘invisible’ seams under normal projection conditions.


    Matt Plus

    The flexible PVC based material is manufactured to a unique Harkness Hall formulation and specification providing: wide viewing angles, high contrast, bright pictures and excellent colour temperature. The surface is foldable (apparently).

    Matt Plus MP is recommended where close viewing conditions apply. It has smaller diameter perforations (less than half the diameter of other Harkness Hall projection surfaces) to provide the ultimate surface type for close viewing conditions.

    Matt Preview

    Matt Preview screens are used in preview theatres to provide large screen characteristics in small theatres where seating positions are close to the screen and the projector power is relatively high.
    Matt Preview MP is recommended where close viewing conditions apply. It has smaller diameter perforations (less than half the diameter of other Harkness Hall projection surfaces) to provide the ultimate surface type for close viewing conditions.
    Matt Preview MPS is a higher perforation density than MP for excellent acoustic performance (is this an acoustically transparent perhaps?)

    High Contrast Grey
    New Surface giving enhanced contrast to LCD/DLP video projectors. Available in three levels of gain (0.4, 0.6 & 0.8) and either non-perforated or perforated forms.

    More data can be found here where there should be data sheets etc.

    will continue further when i get a chance

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  2. inzaman

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    Buns, i am or will be in the next few days be changing my ice storm 5/6 mix to the goo system (once it arrives). Will let you know what i think the differences are, if any, between the two using my Z2
     
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    Thanks. It has the look that i'll have to put a list of materials and manufacturers together myself though! :D :eek:

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    Good idea that buns.

    I got samples from Harkness Hall (http://www.harknesshall.com ) who do Grey, White and high Gain screens, PVC by the samples I was sent.
    Also DRH (www.drhscreens.co.uk ) who do White and High gain, fibreglass backed.

    Both would supply just the fabric if that's what you wanted.
     
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    Range of screen fabrics here by Ellie

    I can personaly vouch for the White Fabric 1.2 gain material. Stocked in rolls 2.4 meters wide.

    Allan
     
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    Me too - I also have the 1.2 gain Ellie material which I stretched and stapled over my wooden frame. I replaced the blackout cloth with it after I bought the HT1000. With the iris shut, it needed a little gain to bring the brightness back up to the level I had been used to with my previous projector.

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    I'll run you up a list of the Vutec fabrics if you would like it doing.
     
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    That would be great thanks Ric :) Could you state which ones can be bought as material alone?

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