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Need screen material..Anyone know a supplier?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by martian1, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. martian1

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    I have had a goo screen for a while now but want to upgrade to decent screen material [1.2 gain i think!] any idea who i could buy this from and a rough idea of cost. My screen is 6ft diagonal.
     
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    Try this site. Used them myself and good service. :thumbsup:
     
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    I got some 1.2 gain stuff from www.ellie.co.uk which seemed pretty good, and now I'm hoping to get some 1.3 gain from www.crtprojectors.co.uk, but they don't do delivery as the material is very prone to creasing apparently. When I get it and fit it to my screen, I'll do a mini review and comparison with the 1.2 and some white blackout cloth for those that may be interested.

    Gary,
     
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    Thanks for info :thumbsup: i may go with material from the DRH site. Ordering seems a bit confusing can you phone to order. I need enough material to overlap screen area i will have to lift the flock tape for border if its awful to get off i wonder if i can just put cloth over it and then put another border of flock onto screen material. Also anyone fitted this stuff before how is it for creases when fitting etc would i need a hand and does it need to be tensioned. :thumbsup:
     
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    I've not used them myself, so phoning might save any confusion.

    With the material I've used, I've always got the other half to help - she keeps it tensioned in the opposite direction to me while I staple it to the back of the frame. I think it's possible to do it on yoru own if you use the same method for stretching painters canvas. Try a search as I've lost my link for it.

    I have a black wall so don't have a black border as such, but what I was thinking of doing was to use some wooden skirting or similar and making a frame that would slip over the screen, and cover that in black felt or similar.

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    Thanks gary ,you said ellie will not post were are they based might look into this. :thumbsup:
    I had a link titled "goo screen build" on this forum under screens, lots of pictures might give you an idea for a border worth a look..let me know.
    Thanks! :smashin:
     
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    Ellie will post (that's how I got mine), but crtprojectors won't due to the high crease factor of the material (some people complained because it takes a while for the creases to come out).

    I'll have a look at that link as I think I will make a border now that I have some room to do it. Thanks. :)

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    Go to the 'buy' menu option and scroll to the bottom section, choose a width and enter the length off the roll you want ( just like buying carpet :) ). I found the company fast and efficient.

    The material is stiff, like very thin lino as it has a black plasticy backing and not a fabric so folding is not easy. I tried to fold over a frame but gave up. To give the material it's due with all my efforts it didn't crease and is of very good quality. The way to go for a fixed screen I think is a sandwich between a backing board and frame. :thumbsup:
     
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    Graham..roughly how much did it cost? :smashin:
     
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    Gary,

    How are you planning on getting the m1300 from crtprojectors? I want to get some, but looked at where they are and it'd be a bit of a drive to get to them.

    Thanks,

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    Not sure at the moment, but I have a plan and will let you know. :)

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    Around £45.
     
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    Thats sounds pretty cheap :eek: i have seen 2 types of material graham but the only photo is of a grey material, i need white is this what you have. :smashin:
     
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    Yep, mine is white and it's not cheap, it's great value :thumbsup: . Seriously I found the stuff to be a great buy and well worth it at £45. PM me your address and I think I can cut a tiny piece off my roll (that I plan on using for a fixed screen) and I'll send you it so you can see.
     
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    Thanks graham this would help a lot thanks..sent you a pm :thumbsup:
     
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    Martian1, what went wrong with your goo screen? :confused:
     
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    Well it was a temp measure as i had a lot to shell out for..Room build, projector , mount, HCPC ,software etc..etc.. Since i only painted mdf it obviously isn't line free and with me sitting a bit closer now the lines are pretty noticeable. It may have even dried out a bit worse than it was initially, if you can get it sprayed it would be fine.
    I built my screen with the idea of upgrading to material later, that time is now.
    I have some decent screeshots on my "thread garage conversion is it worth it" going in forum DIY. As you can see the goo screen can give a lovely image but panning shots look like you are looking through a dirty window. :rolleyes:
     
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    Mine was like that but they went after about six months :eek: .

    The only reason i changed mine is that i wanted a smaller screen. I managed to get an exdem fixed A Frame deal from Beamax and would thoroughly recommend them if you want a professional looking screen at a good price.
    I think one would sit very nicely in your room :)
     
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    Well thats another option..have to price everything up, before i decide. Using a material is still my plan at the moment. :smashin:
     

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