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Carl's Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) Projector Screen Material (4K, HD, 3D, Dark to Moderate Ambient Light, Tension-Mounted)

Quick Overview

Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) Projector Screen Material is the absolute best solution when you have little to no control over ambient light so long as the ambient light is not coming from behind your projector. Beautifully handles a dark, low or moderately lit environment. Provides high contrast, vibrant color, HD, 3D images and is 4K Ultra HD/HDR Ready— it almost does it all!

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Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) Projector Screen Material:

  • ALR is specially engineered to perform in the widest variety of lighting situations
  • Absorbs, diverts and rejects ambient light away from the screen to avoid washed out images
  • This front projection screen material has an extra high gain of 1.5 for bright vivid color
  • Its smooth texture provides sharp, clear, crisp high-definition, 4K Ultra HD, and HDR Ready images
  • Fully compatible with Active 3D and Passive 3D with maximum polarization levels
  • ALR has a dark pewter-gray/high contrast grey and high performance surface
  • Ambient Light Rejecting screen material offers fine detail in dark scenes and also bright, vibrant colors in brighter scenes
  • Its high contrast and reflective surface reflects more light towards your eye and intensifies image quality
  • Our industry grade ALR reflects a large percentage of ambient light and has a seating angle of 80° (40° Left/Right)
  • Indoor usage on a tension-mounted fixed frame is recommended for best results (pull tight like an artist canvas)
  • Perfect for home theaters, media rooms, conference rooms, sports bars and more
  • Our Ambient Light Rejecting material also assists with any scattered light from your walls or ceilings
  • Project onto the matte finish side which faces the audience, the shiny side is the back (does not have a black backing)
  • Seamless, 100% PVC and mildew resistant with a max height 116 inches

Projector Info

  • Not compatible with ultra/short throw projectors or edge-blending due to risk of hot spots
  • Works best when the minimum throw distance is 1.5 times the width of the image
  • The ambient light must never come from the same direction as your projector
  • Install the projector so the projected light mirrors the reflected light with equal angles and is aligned at eye level for best results


Designers and DIY enthusiasts alike can choose from multiple sizes and prices perfect for any custom-look, space and budget. If you plan to wrap the material around the frame and staple it on the back of your frame you may need to order a slightly larger cut of material or build your frame slightly smaller than the cut of fabric you decide to purchase. If you plan to use the non-wrap technique and staple the material to the front of your frame, to use the fabric cut to the fullest, consider buying Black Felt Tape to cover your staples and give yourself a professional-looking border, contrast-boosting border (sold separately).


  • Not recommended for wall mount or roll down applications as it works best when tension mounted for a flat, clear, crisp image
  • Due to lack of portability Finished Edge Screens, Hanging and Standing Kits are unavailable
  • This product is currently available in raw material only
  • Unfortunately, ALR is not meant for full sunlight
  • Not acoustically transparent or suitable for rear projection
  • Do not fold this material

Shipping and Returns

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    • ** Please note screens where the shortest dimension exceeds 116 inches in the lower 48 United States, or 105 inches outside the continental USA, would require freight shipping which is not available online. See our Freight Shipping Information, in the FAQ, for more information on obtaining a freight quote. Be sure to include the (1) product size, (2) your City, (3) State/Province, (4) Country and (5) Postal Code.


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Ambient Light Rejecting Projector Screen Material

What Are Our Customers Saying?

Birgir I."WOW!!!! This is an absolutely awesome screen. And I received amazing service from you guys. The screen came absolutely perfect. Easy to stretch and attach to my frame and with perfectly smooth and wrinkle free surface. I love it. The picture quality is amazing and the 3D is stunning. Regards from Iceland."

Jonathan M."I was originally seeing some hot spots (CNN Photo). But I went through a projector screen calibration and it seemed to take away all the issues I was having. I used the Disney WOW Calibration Disc to optimize to the screen. The changes in brightness, contrast, etc. fixed the hotspot issues and achieved deep black levels. The screen is now functioning wonderfully!"  See the screen here or view the Disney WOW: World of Wonder Calibration Disc (Amazon)

Matt S."The. Screen. Is. Fantastic. In the words of my picky wife "This is over the top -- the screen is too big -- but it looks really good." These pictures are just from my phone, no calibrations/enhancements. I have (4) 60 watt lights turned on, plus (3) x 30 watt lights in the entry way. My projector is on 'bright cinema' with no adjustments at all. I can tell you that it is very easy to tell the difference with the lights on. The ARL looks *MUCH* better than all the other samples. The others are completely washed out when the lights are on. Some pics were taken as dark as I can make my room, with my cellphone. All lights off, but white walls. However, there is 1 picture with the room as *BRIGHT* as I can make it. Love the screen. No complaints about it."  See it here.

Robert V."I recently purchased Carl's Place (ALR) Ambient Light Rejection Material and used it on my DIY screen. First off, I'd like to start by saying that I am pretty new to the projector scene. The projector I am using is an Epson 6030UB and the screen I built has a 133 inch diagonal. The projector has not been calibrated yet. The walls and ceiling in this house are white. As for the screen material, I am super happy with it. It blows my mind how much better this material is than the white screen I had before! The material performs very well even with moderate lighting. When my sliding door was not covered, it did not do as well with sunlight, but with lights on in the room and the white walls, the screen and is still perfectly clear."  See it here.

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