A list of screen material options

buns

Banned
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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inzaman

Moderator
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
 

buns

Banned
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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The Nightfly

Active Member
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
 

Peter Parker

Distinguished Member
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.

Gary.
 

ReTrO

Well-known Member
I'll run you up a list of the Vutec fabrics if you would like it doing.
 

buns

Banned
That would be great thanks Ric :) Could you state which ones can be bought as material alone?

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