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General

  • In addition to screens for home theaters, backyard theaters, and large venue oversized screens, we also sell Projectors for home theaters.

    We’re sorry, we do not currently sell:

    • Screen Paint
    • Roll Down Mechanisms
    • Motorized Rollers
    • Curved Frames
    • Spandex
    • Adhesive-Backed Material
    • Static Window Cling Material
    • Truss Systems
    • 3D Glasses
    • Black Diamond™ by Screen Innovations
    • Green Screens

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Material Information

  • The projection screen material best for you depends on your projector, physical space, projection method, lighting environment, and other factors. Always choose the material that will be best for the majority of your viewing. For example, don’t base your buying decision solely on price or solely on the gain.

    Generally speaking, select a white material for a dark viewing environment like a movie theater.  If there is any light in the viewing environment that will be competing with the projector; use a light gray material for low light or a dark gray material for moderate light.

    With that said, here are some popular uses for each material.

    • FlexiWhite, FlexiGray are the top-selling options for a wooden fixed frame or portable kit where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions
    • ALR is the top-selling option for a wooden fixed frame where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions, but is not portable
    • Ultra-White, Ultra-Gray and Ultra-ALR are the best options for designing your own roll down mechanism or stapling directly onto drywall (Max height: UW 98″, UG 86″ and UALR 90″)
    • ProWhite is best when designing your own roll down mechanism or stapling directly onto drywall and you need a screen taller than Ultra (max height of 126-inches)
    • Rear Projection in White or Gray are the only options for placing the projector behind the screen.  It must have the words Rear Projection in the product title
    • Blackout Cloth is the best for an entry-level screen when the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions
    • SilverScreen: for passive 3D and a wooden frame, or portable kit where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions (2 projectors)
    • ProSilver: for passive 3D and a roll down mechanism or stapling directly onto drywall (2 projectors)

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      • If you use White Rear Projection Film for front-projection, the matte finish should remain facing the audience.
    • Gray Rear Projection: The matte finish side faces the audience. Project onto the shiny side. 
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    • SilverScreen: The grainy side faces the audience.
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  • Generally speaking, we recommend using white projector screen materials for dark environments and gray projector screen materials for environments with ambient light. The darker you can get your viewing environment the better the results.  It is unlikely you will need gray if you have a dark viewing environment. Gray provides additional contrast when you have ambient light competing with your projector.

    Ambient light is any light that exists in your viewing environment. It may be indoor light fixtures or street lights, etc. If you have a dark room where the lights can be turned off we call this controlled light versus dealing with a street lamp, for example, which you may not have control over. An example of a dark viewing environment is a movie theater, an example of low light might be a small light coming from the next room, moderate ambient light would be a light on in the same room as your screen and high ambient light might be from a window or door.

    Unfortunately, none of our materials are meant for full sunlight.

    Dusk/Sunset: If your only ambient light concern is 20 minutes of viewing time at dusk, go with white. If you will experience ambient light throughout the entire movie, even after the sun goes down, go with gray.

     

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  • All of our projector screen materials are compatible with HD projection, though your projector, of course, will need to be capable of projecting a native HD resolution. That said, materials with little to no texture can provide the sharpest possible picture for your high-definition and 4K projected images.

  • It depends on the type of 3D system. There are two types of 3D; Active 3D (most common) and Passive 3D (2 projectors).

    Pro and Ultra-ALR are specialized products for everyday usage, HD & 4K Ultra HD in a dark to a moderately lit environment. It also works for both active 3D and with two passive 3D projectors when ambient light is controlled.

    FlexiWhite and UltraWhite work great for everyday usage, HD, 4K Ultra HD and/or Active 3D in a dark viewing environment (Active 3D Glasses).

    SilverScreen is specialized for Passive 3D movie viewing and is the best solution for Passive 3D (Passive 3D Glasses). It is highly reflective and not necessarily meant for everyday usage – although we have had some people use it that way – it is not our recommendation. Every day, Non-passive 3D SilverScreen users may experience hotspots when paired with a bright projector. Passive 3D requires two passive 3D projectors.

    Our other materials are not usually recommended for 3D usage – it may be possible in some cases, but you will get more pop from the materials mentioned above.

  • Our Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) materials are not recommended for ultra/short-throw projectors or edge-blending because the high gain of the product may result in hot spots in these scenarios.

  • The best projection screen material right for you depends on your projector, physical space, projection method, lighting environment, frame, and other factors. Instead of asking which material is the best, ask yourself which material is best for my specific needs. For example, don’t base your buying decision solely on price or solely on the gain.  Buying a more expensive material that is not compatible with your projector, frame or lighting environment will not produce the desired results.

  • No, sorry it cannot. Front projection screen materials are opaque. The image will not show through the screen.

  • Compare White Rear Projection to Gray Rear Projection

    Yes! Carl’s White Rear Projection Film works great for both rear and front, dual-sided projection! It also offers a wider viewing angle and fewer chances for any hotspots due to its semi-transparency. White Rear Projection Film works best in a dark viewing environment.

    In short, Gray Rear Projection Film can but it is not its specialty. Our Gray Rear Projection Film is translucent and may work for front-projection; however, compared to an opaque front-projection screen, it will not be nearly as bright. Used in a rear-projection set-up environment, though, it will rival any front-projection set-up. If you do use Gray Rear Projection Film for both front and rear projection; use a smaller seating viewing angle and make sure there is no light behind the screen as it will show through. Gray Rear Projection Film works best in low ambient light situations.

  • Yes! Carl’s Gray Rear Projection Film and White Rear Projection Film are perfect for most AtmosFX Virtual Halloween or Virtual Santa Window Projections. Safely run your projector from inside your home and project through your window or door, using our translucent gray or semi-translucent white projection screen. They work great with Standard and HD Projection Videos.

    • For photographic DVDs, our Rear Projection Material is best when stretched tight
    • For shadow/silhouette DVDs, hang the screen loosely over your window or door like a window curtain

    Unlike static window clings, a Carl’s Rear Projection Screen can be used year-round as an indoor/outdoor movie screen.

    These materials are not clear and may not be compatible with any holographic illusions requiring a clear surface.  Please note, these projection screens do NOT have an adhesive backing and are NOT a static window cling. You can find AtmosFX virtual projections, such as Jack-O’-Lantern Jamboree, here on Amazon.

  • No, sorry Carl’s Projector Screen Materials do not have an adhesive backing, nor are they a static window cling.

  • The projection screen material best for you depends on your projector, physical space, projection method, lighting environment, and other factors. Always choose the material that will be best for the majority of your viewing. For example, don’t base your buying decision solely on price or solely on the gain.

    Generally speaking, select a white material for a dark viewing environment like a movie theater.  If there is any light in the viewing environment that will be competing with the projector; use a light gray material for low light or a dark gray material for moderate light.

    With that said, here are some popular uses for each material.

    • FlexiWhite, FlexiGray are the top-selling options for a wooden fixed frame or portable kit where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions
    • Rear Projection in White or Gray are the only options for placing the projector behind the screen.  It must have the words Rear Projection in the product title
    • SilverScreen: for passive 3D and a wooden frame, or portable kit where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions (2 projectors)

    Compare gray projection screens.

    Compare white projection screens.

    Compare rear projection screens.

    Compare 3D projection screens.

  • The projection screen material best for you depends on your projector, physical space, projection method, lighting environment, and other factors. Always choose the material that will be best for the majority of your viewing. For example, don’t base your buying decision solely on price or solely on the gain.

    Generally speaking, select a white material for a dark viewing environment like a movie theater.  If there is any light in the viewing environment that will be competing with the projector; use a light gray material for low light or a dark gray material for moderate light.

    With that said, here are some popular uses for each material.

    • FlexiWhite, FlexiGray are the top-selling options for a wooden fixed or portable frame where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions (requires a welded seam)
    • Rear Projection in White or Gray are the only options for placing the projector behind the screen.  It must have the words Rear Projection in the product title and work best for a wooden fixed or portable frame where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions  (requires a welded seam)
    • Blackout Cloth is the best for an entry-level screen when the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions (requires a sewn seam)
    • SilverScreen: for passive 3D and a wooden fixed or portable frame where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions (2 projectors) – (requires a welded seam)

    Compare gray projection screens.

    Compare white projection screens.

    Compare rear projection screens.

    Compare 3D projection screens.

Golf Enclosure Information

Technical Information

  • Finished edge screens have black vinyl borders, sewn on with black nylon thread, which are approximately 2.5 inches wide all the way around the screen.

    Technically our black vinyl is 5 inches wide. We fold it in half so you have 2 ½ inches on both the front and the back of your finished edge screen and then we grommet through all three layers (vinyl, impact material, vinyl).

  • Our grommets have an outer dimension of 3/4″ and an inner dimension of 3/8″.

  • Our ball bungees are used to secure screens and enclosures to the frame.

    1. Insert the loop end of the bungee into a grommet from behind the screen.
    2. Thread it through the grommet until the ball touches the backside of the grommet.
    3. Pull the cord over and around the frame/pipe.
    4. Hook the cord over the ball to create a loop.

     

    Note: Ball bungees are included with our golf enclosure kits and our golf impact screens. You will receive enough bungees to create a relatively tight screen when attaching it to a frame or our golf enclosure. Depending on how close you're hitting to the screen, ball speed, clubs used, and spin rates, you may not need them all to find your sweet spot between tension and slack. A screen with too much slack leads to poor projected images and can cause accelerated wear. A screen that is too tight will allow balls to bounce back at a higher rate of speed than desired.

    Our enclosures are designed with flexibility in mind so you can add or remove ball bungees as needed, to achieve your desired amount of tension.

  • Aspect ratio simply refers to the shape of the image being projected. When the ratio of the projector, image, and screen match the image fills the entire screen and you will not see black masking bars.

    An aspect ratio of 4:3 has the shape of a CRT TV, and a 16:9 has the shape of a flat screen TV. The 16:10 is an aspect ratio mostly used for computer displays and tablet computers. These days it’s somewhat uncommon for projection, but with some effort it should be possible to find a projector capable of this ratio.

    For some customers, the projected image is secondary while the safety of the surrounding area is the priority. Selecting a size where the aspect ratio is non-standard, so that it fits your space, is also an option. Just be aware the image will not fill the entire screen if you are using it for projection and the black masking bars will be visible.

    The 1:1 is a square and is not a standard aspect ratio for projectors, but may work if space is limited, although it increases the chances of seeing black bars and you will likely have to adjust the settings on your computer. Adjusting the settings on your computer may be difficult for most customers unless you are very technically savvy.

  • The optimum screen size for a given seating area is a largely subjective choice, but we like to follow recommendations made by a few organizations like THX and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. For more information visit Wiki’s-Optimum HDTV viewing distance. In our brief opinion, measure the distance from the screen to your optimum seat, divide by three, and that’s the best height for a screen.

  • The max height, for a seamless screen, varies by material.  Width is not an issue.

    Max Height of 126-inches:

    • FlexiWhite
    • FlexiGray
    • Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR)
    • White Rear Projection
    • Gray Rear Projection
    • ProWhite
    • SilverScreen
    • ProSilver

    Max Height of 98-inches:

    • Ultra-White
    • Ultra-Gray
    • SheerWeave

    Max Height of 90-inches:

    • Ultra-ALR
  • Designers and DIY enthusiasts alike can choose from multiple sizes and prices perfect for any custom look, space, and budget. Keep in mind, the size you order is the size you will receive. 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, contrast-boosting border (sold separately).

  • Our projection screen materials do not expand or grow in size, like say a Spandex material would.

  • Gain is a measurement of the reflectivity of any screen or projection surface.  Learn more at projectorcentral.com/projector_screens_gain

    Why don’t rear projection materials show a gain measurement?
    In our opinion, Rear Projection screens do not have a gain since the light passes through the material instead of reflecting from the screen and back to the viewer.

  • A fixed-frame projector screen is often made of wood and is permanently mounted to the wall.
    View our how to build a DIY projector screen page here.

  • The support poles, in the back of larger kits, would cast a shadow on your image. However, we do offer Rear Projection Film Truss-Style Hanging Frame Kits in several sizes! You can also email us if you need a larger standing kit and we will provide you with additional options.

Care and Use Information

  • We do NOT recommend using an iron on any Carl's Place materials. We do NOT recommend using a steamer on any Carl's Place materials.

    The best way to prevent wrinkles is to remove the material from the shipping package immediately upon receipt and allow the fabric to relax for a day or so before installing. If you choose a product that ships folded in a box or if you leave your screen in long-term storage, you will see fold marks when the material is first pulled out of the box, as any textile will have.

    The absolute best way to remove folds is to use tension-mounting. When a screen is pulled tight (or bungeed) evenly around the screen we call this tensioned (like an artist canvas, drum or trampoline). Once installed and the proper tension has been applied evenly all the way around the screen, the folds should pull out nicely. Fold marks can be a good indicator you have applied the proper amount of tension during installation.

    You can use a hairdryer at the lowest setting and only on the back of our PVC based materials, such as; Ambient Light Rejecting, FlexiWhite, FlexiGray, Acoustic FlexiWhite, Gray & White Rear Projection Film, and SilverScreen. Do NOT hold the hairdryer too close to the screen. Again, use extreme care not to melt the reflective coating and do NOT use steam.

    Keep in mind, select materials have the option to ship rolled on a tube for an additional fee if you prefer to avoid fold marks. In the DIY market, there is a wide range of comfort levels, skill sets, and abilities. If you are at all concerned about folds and wrinkles you may want to consider ordering your material rolled, when available.

    Shipping carriers require we staple (not just tape) end caps in the tubes to secure its contents. Be sure to remove the staples before extracting your material from a tube. Removing staples from the end of the tube, that will be opened, will ensure your material does not get scratched, ripped or damaged by the staples.

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – do your best to set up, use, and store your screen in a safe, clean, and dry environment.

  • Yes, you can lightly spot clean your screen with water and a soft rag or sponge. Mild dish soap can be used in small areas with a light touch. Please use care so you do not injure the reflective coating and always test in a very small area first.

    As a last resort, you can try a small amount of alcohol or mineral spirits on all PVC materials; NOT on Blackout Cloth or SheerWeave. Using a Q-tip, in a small area, with a light touch and test it in a very small area first. Gently wipe the spot dry using the dry end of the Q-tip, do not soak or allow cleaners to dry on the screen.

    Do NOT use abrasives, steam clean, dry clean or place in a washing machine. Unfortunately, Carl’s Place cannot be held responsible for damage to or resulting from screens that are not cleaned and cared for responsibly. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – do your best to set-up, use and store your screen in a safe, clean and dry environment.

  • From backyards to drive-in theaters, we have people using Carl's Place screens outdoors. 

    FlexiWhite and FlexiGray are particularly good for the outdoors as they are mildew resistant and highly portable/flexible. Wind is typically the greatest risk for outdoor screens. Please make sure your screen is properly anchored.

    In case we have to say it - do not leave your screen out during a storm.

    When you do take your screen down for severe or harsh weather conditions, or if you're not using it for long period, make sure it is clean and dry so mold and mildew don’t have a chance to grow on the fabric before you store it. 

  • Always make sure your screen is completely clean and dry before storing to avoid spots, mold or mildew. Most raw materials (without finished and/or grommeted edges) can be stored folded or rolled. 

    However, UltraWhite 4K, Ambient Light Rejecting, ProWhite, ProSilver, Short Throw and SheerWeave materials must never be folded. Roll these materials on a tube for safe storage.

    If you have a portable Finished Edge Screen and you plan to repeatedly fold and unfold your screen, do so loosely. Long-term storage and tight folds may take a few days to relax. We do not recommend rolling a finished edge screen with vinyl edges and grommets or you risk indenting the screen with each grommet. At the risk of repeating ourselves, fold the screen loosely, making sure it is clean and dry before storing.

Projector Information

  • If you just getting started looking for a projector, there are 5 key factors when choosing one.

    1. Resolution (The native resolution also determines the aspect ratio of the projector.)
    2. Brightness
    3. Throw distance
    4. Brand reputation
    5. Convenient Extras (like wireless connectivity)

    Once you know the basics, check out some customer favorite projectors for golf simulators.

    Did you know Carl's Place also carries a line of top-selling projectors?

     Shop Projectors

  • The projector itself will determine the maximum image size and how far from the screen it will need to be mounted.  The space between the screen and the projector is called throw distance, we have a helpful article that talks through golf projector terminology.

    Most people use one of two mounting options after purchasing one of our golf screens.

    1. Place a short-throw projector above your tee or mat, not behind it, to avoid your own shadow on the screen.
      • Flush-mount to your ceiling in spaces with lower ceilings
      • Drop-mount from your ceiling in spaces with higher ceilings
      • Frame-mount from your Carl's Place Pro Enclosure
    2. Place a projector on the floor inside the golf simulator.  Of course, if you floor-mount your projector you must build or buy a protective cover to keep it safe from golf balls and clubs.

Custom Options

  • Yes! We can make custom size screens and custom finish screens.

    What's the difference? Custom size screens are simply dimensions outside of our standard sizes. Custom finishes are alternative finishing styles that are unique or incorporate multiple finishing techniques, such as hems, sleeves, or changes to flaps. Please make sure to review our Returns Policy for custom products.

    Ready to customize a screen? Let's talk!

  • Yes!

    Most often buying the next default size up is the most cost-effective.  After you have the material adhered to your wooden frame simply trim off any excess material with a sharp scissors, utility knife or rotary cutter (such as those used by quilters). Your frame will be your straight edge.

    If you need a custom size, contact us with the following information:

    • The desired projector screen material
    • The cut size/outer dimensions in inches and
    • City, state/province, country & postal code for a shipping quote

    Make sure to review our Return Policy on custom items.

  • Maybe. Our screens are made to order and we love working on special projects. Please make sure to review our Returns Policy for custom products. Let us know when you're ready to talk about customizations!

Ordering Information

Installation

  • We do not advise placing grommets directly into the material, which is why we offer finished-edged screens with grommets installed.

  • You have asked an excellent question. Please see our how to page here.

  • Yes. Fresh-cut wood contains water. The loss or gain of moisture content can cause bowing or twisting in the wood. Most warping takes place as fresh-cut wood (or “green wood”) dries, but the potential for movement remains after the lumber is brought into your viewing environment or possibly even after your frame has been built. If you purchase fresh-cut wood, we recommend allowing your wood to acclimate to the room/viewing environment for 7-10 days before building your frame. Building your frame without allowing the wood to acclimate may cause a beautifully stretched screen to later sag as the wood contracts.

  • If you purchased a stiff material, such as Ultra-White, Ultra-Gray, Ultra-ALR, ProWhite, ProSilver, or SheerWeave do NOT try to wrap the fabric. Bending or folding these fabrics may cause permanent damage.

    Stapling our Projector Screen Materials to the front of your frame is usually easier than trying to wrap the fabric and still obtain the necessary tension. With that said, it is not impossible – it just takes extra care, time and attention. If you decide to try this be very careful not to rip your fabric on the frame’s edges. Unfortunately, Carl’s Place cannot be held responsible for damage to or resulting from screens that are not installed using our recommended guidelines.

    We usually recommend tension-mounting most materials for a flat, clear, crisp image, but there's no single right way to do it. Customers have accomplished DIY projector screens using different techniques. One of which depicts stapling the fabric to the front of your frame and then using our Black Felt Tape to cover the staples and give yourself a professional-looking border.

  • Yes! Simply trim off the excess material after you have the material adhered to your wooden frame with a sharp scissors, utility knife or rotary cutter (such as those used by quilters). Your frame will be your straight edge.

  • Occasionally customers ask if they can glue the projector screen materials to a wall or frame or if there is an adhesive that can be used. Our concerns are: (1) wrinkles, air pockets, puckering or bumps (2) will it stick or start to come unglued over time (3) will the glue bleed through the material (4) will the adhesive cause the fabric to yellow over time and (5) damaging the wall or window. For these reasons, we do not usually recommend using glue. However, if you do choose to give glue a try please use extreme caution and test it on a sample first. Order a Sample Pack

  • When a screen is pulled tight evenly around the screen, we call this tensioned (tight like an artist canvas, drum or trampoline). Tensioning provides a flat screen for even light distribution and reduces image waving on the surface. FlexiWhite, FlexiGray, Ambient Light Rejecting, Gray & White Rear Projection Film, Blackout Cloth, and SilverScreen work best under tension. We recommend stretching raw material over a wooden frame or using our 6″ Black Ball Bungees with our Finished Edge Screens, Hanging & Standing Kits.

    If you choose a product that ships folded in a box you will see fold marks when the material is first pulled out of the box, as any textile will have. Remove your screen material from the shipping package immediately upon receipt and allow the fabric to relax for a day or so before installing.  Then use tension mounting to pull out any remaining folds and wrinkles.

  • Occasionally we get questions about curved frames, often from customers looking to build a flight simulator. If you are building a curved frame we are happy to make a custom size screen for you, if our default sizes will not work for your needs. We also have two sites we recommend for flight simulator builders. Visit cockpitbuilders.com and mycockpit.org for information and ideas on building a curved frame. Unfortunately, we do not currently sell curved frames or offer curved frame building instructions.

  • Both the Total frame width and height of all our Hanging and Standing Projector Screen Kits can be found on the specifications tab located on the product page.  You can also download the kit assembly instructions from the product page as they are located on the documents tab.

  • Preferably not. Tension-mounted materials require even tension around the whole screen (tight like an artist canvas, drum or trampoline). Securing the fabric at the top and bottom, just the sides or only in the corners will not provide a flat surface for even light distribution.

  • How much space is needed between the screen and my frame? THE 4″ RULE.

    Our Hanging & Standing Kits take the guesswork out of designing and building your frame, but if you are designing your own frame we recommend using the 4″ rule which will help you calculate the amount of space needed between the un-stretched screen and the outside dimensions of your frame.

    In general, there should be 4″ from the outside edge of the un-stretched finished edge screen to the outside edge of a pipe frame. This means a total of 8 inches (4″ top/bottom and 4″ left/right). This assumes use of our 6″ Black Ball Bungees and pipes which are 1″ in diameter. If your frame materials &/or bungees are of a different size, adjustments will need to be made accordingly.

    Example: Let’s say you purchase our 9×16 Foot Finished Edge Screen.

    1. Find the Total Height (C) and Total Width (D).It is located on the specifications tab on the product page.
      • In this example, the 9×16 has a total height and width of 110 x 191.7 inches
    2. Add 110″ + 8″ (4″ on the top and bottom) – The frame height should be about 118 inches
    3. Add 191.7″ + 8″ (4″ on each side) – The frame width should be about 199.7 inches
      • Answer: If you are designing and building your own frame using the 4″ rule, the outside dimensions of your frame should be 118″ x 199.7″.

    This rule was designed with larger screens in mind. If you have a smaller screen, such as a 5×9 or smaller, you may find it acceptable to reduce the 4″ rule to 3.5 inches.

    To achieve proper tension; start by inserting the EMT pipe 4 inches into each Fitting, then push or pull the pipes in or out of each fitting until you have pulled the screen tight.

    NOTE: The 4″ Rule is Not applicable for our Golf Impact Screens.

  • Maybe with our theater screens, but not with our screen kits. (And definitely not with our golf enclosures. Fast flying golf balls hit at plastic tubes don't jive well.)

    We have had several customers design their own theater frame using PVC and our Finished Edge Screens, who do not utilize our corner and support fittings and who have been happy with the results.

    However, we do not usually recommend PVC for three reasons; (1) it does not work with our corner and support fittings. (2) It has a tendency to bow during the tension-mounting of your screen. If you do choose to design a frame using PVC make sure you have enough support poles to stabilize your frame so it does not bow under tension. (3) Long-term exposure to sunlight/UV radiation, for backyard theater, is likely to cause a loss of gloss, progressing to chalking and discoloration, and decrease the PVC’s strength and resistance.

  • EMT stands for Electrical Metal Tubing, also known as, Electrical Metal Conduit. It can be found in the electrical section of your local hardware store. 

    To achieve proper tension when mounting your theater screen to your poles; start by inserting the EMT pipe 4 inches into each Fitting, then push or pull the pipes in or out of the fittings until you have pulled the screen tight.

  • The first time you assemble your hanging or standing kit it should take approximately 30-60 minutes. After you have set-up your kit a few times and you learn how it’s done; it only takes an average of 20 minutes. Giant screens make take a few extra minutes and it’s always nice if you have a helper.

Technical Support and Return Policy

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Frequently Asked Questions

This is where we answer all of life’s questions. About golf simulators and screens.

About Carl’s Place

As you’d expect, It started out with a large screen and an even larger dream.