Masking a screen..

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  1. museumsteve

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    so my screens up and now I want to look at masking/bordering the screen with black fabric.
    Does the fabric need to be away from the screen, is there any benefit to this.?
     
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    desperate to know an answer chaps. I'm planning on masking this weekend and really want to know if I should leave a gap between the screen and the fabric (away from the wall I mean) Would this give better contrast and stop light spillage more than having fabric simply around the screen..
    ..:)
     
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    Don't see how that would work.

    You could cast shadows over the screen, which you wouldn't want. If you move the masks to avoid that you'd get either light spill or 'soft shadows' at the edges of the screen.

    I don't see any problem with having the masks smack bang on top of the screen.

    Unless you actually want to move them away from the screen for practical reasons.
     
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    okay mate, I thought I had read somewhere that having a little depth would increase contrast.. Damn internet, so unreliable..;)
     

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