Selecting the desired projector screen fabric is very much critical and the purchaser needs to be quite serious and alert while doing such. However, the complication crops up more if one is bent on formulating very own DIY projector screen. One must consider many features for selecting projector screen material.
Some essential aspects one needs to consider
1. In ambient luminosity, go with a darker screen
A grey screen does not reflect much light from both the projector and from ambient glow. However, if one is worried about ambient light and its harmonization with the typical matte white screen, or pearlescent coloring, which normally exploited in movie screen fabric then perhaps it is not the best approach one should adopt. The only alternative is then sticking to darker screen.
2. Precautions to be maintained with roll-up portable projection screen
Often other kinds of screens create difficulty for the regular users. The flat, textile-backed, vinyl projection screen material is most commonly used in commercial screens. It is evident that textile-backed vinyl for projection screen is noticeably more expensive than the normal arrangement.
3. Never touch a seamless paper screen
It is more like a viewing area generated with projector screen coat, which is very susceptible to damage. A seamless paper projector screen is little fragile. If one settles on using this projection screen material it is always better to keep the screen out of reach of kids.
4. Rubberized canvas- Apt for outdoor
This material is most likely suited for outdoor screens, it is quite durable and few types can be obtained from online sites rather inexpensively offering good gain. There are diverse types available but if picture is imperative be certain one goes with that particular material that specifically projects better visibility on the first place.
5. for better picture experience, to adjoin a black edge
Adding a black border to the material would definitely absorb light. Material like velvet can improve the facade of the screen. One must not try with a reflective material for the black border making the picture worse. However, most surprisingly those inexpensive projector screens, which are arbitrarily fashioned, can greatly be improved if done systematically.
6. Dimension designed for an HD Projector must adheres to 16:9 ratio
If there, is a lot of space above and/or below the picture, make sure there is sufficient material for the screen to follow 16:9 ratios. For a standard definition projector it is better to go with 4:3 ratios.
7. Keep some extra fabric than needed
One must not try to connect multiple pieces of fabric, so it must be ensured that the fabric that one does get is bigger than what one needs to engineer the screen.
How illumination through the back of the material influences projected images?
The best promising home theater experience can well be accomplished when there is no extra illumination that can possibly hinder that light coming from one’s projector. Thus, light coming through the back interferes with the imagery; makes the image appear washed. That indicates that the colors are not as profound and vivid as deemed.
Why a black back fails to resolve the trouble?
As observed, the issue is not the color of the back, but the quantity of light that gets through. Some companies have ingeniously marketed the black finish on the reverse end of the projection screen fabric since the black back that allows sufficient light that makes the image appear more prominent.