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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by cruncher75, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. cruncher75

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    hi guys which side do u guys use the coton or the vinyl side
     
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    I use the cotton side to project onto.
     
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    Same here
     
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    When i used to use bo material i also used the cotton side, i am pretty sure that is the preferred side.
     
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    Excuse me for the ignorance, but what is a 'blackout fabric' and what is it for?
     
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    Your excused mate :D
    Simply-blackout material is designed for backing curtains with to provide total "blackout" in bright conditions; however it came about :eek: some bright spark stumbled on the fact that its also a very cheap and respectable substitute for purpose made protector screen material, especially for those on a tight budget :blush: stretched tight over a frame it does a lot of us very nicely thankyou very much :smashin:

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    I used the cloth side too - but what I did was to fold it in such a way that both sides were facing the projector in a half and half fashion, and chose which looked best. :)

    There are a few different types of BO cloth, so make sure you get the whitest - there are a few cream coloured ones out there too.

    Gary.
     
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    what size is that zone
     
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    84" or 7ft wide by 48"/4ft high 16:9 ratio :)
     
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    nice im doing a 6ft by 3ft thinking about puting hinges in the middle so i can fold it up and put it away when not in use
     
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    Novel idea but in practice I think it may be harder than you think!
    Just remember the fabric needs to be very tight around the frame so as not to get any wrinkles etc.

    I can imagine it working if you hinged the frame to fold in on the screen ie screen to screen, then when you opened it out the fabric would tighten up; your a better carpenter than me if you pull it off :smashin:
     
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    zone did u iron that cloth before putting it onto the frame
     
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    :rotfl: :laugh: :clap:
    Sorry for laughing mate if you meant that seriously :)
    If and when you get your hands on some you'll know it is certainly not iron friendly; even on the coolest setting [​IMG]

    The whole idea as in my first picture is simply to lay the fabric flat on the floor; lay your homemade screen frame on top and starting from the middle of one long edge pull the fabric over the frame and staple or nail the screen to the frame.
    Then move over to the opposite side and pulling the fabric tight do the same; back over to the other side etc etc until you've covered the frame making sure the fabric is tight as possible with no wrinkles in site. ;)
     

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