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Large Venue Material Comparison (Welded Seam Screens)

Large Venue; Front-Projection Screen Material Comparison

Carl's Place offers (4) front projection, large venue options allowing you to build the largest screen possible for your stage or event.
The Key Deciding Factors are Highlighted in Yellow.

Viewing Environment

FlexiWhite 9% Micro Perforated
Acoustic FlexiWhite
FlexiGray SilverScreen**
Lighting Considerations * Dark Controlled Light
(i.e. Movie Theater)
Dark Controlled Light
(i.e. Movie Theater)
Low Ambient Light
(i.e. Stage Lights)
Dark Controlled Light
If you wish to begin the movie at dusk/sunset and 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. Unfortunately, these items are not meant for full sunlight.
Approximate Viewing Angle 180° (90° +/- Left/Right) 180° (90° +/- Left/Right) 160° (80° +/- Left/Right) 120° (60° L/R)
Indoor Indoor Indoor Indoor Indoor
Outdoor Outdoor– 100% PVC Mildew Resistant Outdoor– 100% PVC Mildew Resistant Outdoor– 100% PVC Mildew Resistant Outdoor– 100% PVC Mildew Resistant
Portable Portable; make sure your screen clean & dry before storing and fold it loosely for transport or storage.

Specialties & Specifications

FlexiWhite 9% Micro Perforated
Acoustic FlexiWhite
FlexiGray SilverScreen**
Front Projection Front Projection Front Projection Front Projection Front Projection
Rear Projection No No No No
High-Definition HD/High-Definition HD Possible HD/High-Definition HD/Hi-Def
Approximate Gain 1.1 1.1 0.8 - 1.0 2.0
Active or Passive 3D Ready Active 3D Active 3D Not Recommended Passive 3D – Utilizes (2) Passive 3D Projectors
There are two types of 3D; Active 3D (most common using only 1 projector) and Passive 3D (uses 2 projectors).
Color Bright Matte White Bright Matte White High Contrast Gray, Matte Reflective Silver
Acoustically Transparent
(allows sound to pass through when speakers are placed behind your screen)
No Yes, 9% Perforated No No

Installation

FlexiWhite 9% Micro Perforated
Acoustic FlexiWhite
FlexiGray SilverScreen**
Tension-Mount
(pull tight like a giant artist canvas or trampoline)
Tension-Mount Tension-Mount Tension-Mount Tension-Mount
When a screen is pulled tight (or bungeed) evenly all the way around the screen we call this tensioned. Tensioning provides a flat screen for even light distribution. Securing tension-mounted screens at the top and bottom, just the sides or only in the corners will not provide a flat surface for even light distribution. If you choose not to tension-mount applicable materials you are likely to see waves or ripples in your image. Visit our How-To page for Raw Material OR learn about the 4 inch Rule for Finished Edge Screens (bottom of page) and don't forget our Awesome FAQ.
Wall Mount or Roll Down Application Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended Not Recommended
Which Side Faces the Audience? Project onto the white side. The back is black. Project onto the white side. The back is black. Project onto the gray side. The back is black. Project onto the grainy side– Quick Look

Projector Information

FlexiWhite 9% Micro Perforated
Acoustic FlexiWhite
FlexiGray SilverScreen**
Standard Projector
(Not Short Throw)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minimum Lumens 1800 Minimum Lumens Recommended 1800 Minimum Lumens Recommended 2000-3200 Minimum Lumens Recommended Minimum 1800 Lumens
Short Throw/Ultra Short Throw Compatible Yes Yes Yes May cause hot spots

Product Types

FlexiWhite 9% Micro Perforated
Acoustic FlexiWhite
FlexiGray SilverScreen**
Raw Material– No Edges (Seamless) Projector Screen Material Projector Screen Material Projector Screen Material Projector Screen Material
Black Vinyl Edges and Grommets (Seamless) Finished Edge Screens Finished Edge Screens Finished Edge Screens Finished Edge Screens
Large Venue (Over 126" or 10.5' Tall) Oversize Welded Seam Screens Oversize Welded Seam Screens Oversize Welded Seam Screens Oversize Welded Seam Screens
Hanging Projection Screen Kits Hanging Projection Screen Kits Hanging Projection Screen Kits Hanging Projection Screen Kits Hanging Projection Screen Kits
Standing Projector Screen Kits Standing Projector Screen Kits Standing Projector Screen Kits Standing Projector Screen Kits Standing Projector Screen Kits

Additional Comparisons

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* Generally speaking, the darker you can get your viewing environment the better the results. We recommend using white projector screen materials for dark environments & gray projector screen materials for environments with low ambient light concerns. You will not need gray if you have a dark viewing environment. Gray only provides additional contrast if you have ambient light concerns.

** SilverScreen is a specialized product for passive 3D movie viewing and is the best solution for the purpose of passive 3D. 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. Everyday, Non-passive 3D SilverScreen users may experience hotspots when paired with a bright projector.