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Suggestions on making a projector screen

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by ElKyle, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. ElKyle

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    Can anyone give me suggestions on how to make a projector screen for my school? At the end of each year, we have a PowerPoint show of events of the past year. In years past, we have projected it onto the back wall of the gymnasium, which has been troublesome, as the image never seems to be completely there (part is on the ceiling, or a support, etc.). I have been put in unofficial charge of figuring out how to create a screen that could be mounted high. Probably a diagonal of 30-40 feet (9-12 meters) is the max we would want. I was thinking some sort of a sheet, but don't know if I would want layers, etc. The projector we will be using is an Epson 730 Powerlite, if that make a difference.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you very much,

    El Kyle

    [Edited to fix my bad spelling]
     
  2. Darwock

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    30-40 FEET?!?

    I think you'll need to get one of those specialist billboard companies in, Ikea blinds don't come that big!
     
  3. hatcher

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    That is big!
    The only thing I can suggest is, if you want to Do-It-Yourself, could you make it in sections using some of the techniques described in the screen forums.
     
  4. ElKyle

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    Sorry...don't know what I was thinking...probably 10-15 feet
     
  5. explicitlyrics

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    A Super King size bed sheet may just be big enough, be very cheap and easy to mount....
    You could then add bits of string that pull down and out from the bottom two corners.... that would keep it flat.
    Depends what budget youve been given really....
     
  6. MississippiMan

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    Your design criteria will be detirmined by your PJs performance envelope.

    Details are needed, but I assure you that with any small but concerted effort and actually very little expense, a solution is easily in the offing.

    Decide first just how spectacular an image you really want, then how big you really want it. (...don't be Too conservative. I've done 25' ers. A 16'er is no problemo.)


    Ok, I checked the Epson's specs.

    2000 Lumens. Good.

    400:1 CR Eeewwwwww!

    You'll need a screen paint that has both a high reflectivity quotent, AND allows for some help in conrast enhancement.

    Is your wall very smooth? If it can be utilized as is, or layered with a smooth coat of Plaster and outfitted with a proper frame, I can show you the way to a High Contrast 20'+ screen for approx 50 British Pounds total.

    Just let me know.
     

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