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Stewart screens will work beautifully with a wide range of projectors. Image size and projector light output can be matched to the appropriate Stewart fabric, yielding predictable professional results. For the best image, the picture should not be viewed at angles greater than 45 percent off-axis or outside a 90-degree seating cone. The best projection results are obtained in darkened rooms, enhancing black/white contrast and picture resolution. However, there are installations such as residential media rooms, corporate boardrooms and large meeting rooms where a certain amount of ambient light will always be present. In those cases, gray screen technology is most likely the best option. Another solution is to prevent extraneous lighting from being directed at the screen.

Higher lumen output projectors match well with lower gain screen surfaces. Hot spot artifacts are minimized; resolution and viewing angles are increased. Projectors with lower lumen output can be augmented with a quality Stewart high gain screen. Brightness is retrieved and the image emerges even when ambient light control is not optimum. Contact your projector manufacturer for required information pertaining to image size, focal length of lens and ANSI lumen output.

   


FIREHAWK G4

FireHawk G4 is a flexible front projection screen surface engineered for use with today’s high-powered projection technology in applications involving the presence of ambient light. Ambient light is the enemy of two-piece projection. Screens designed to reject ambient light can be effective at furnishing an image in even the brightest of rooms,but the trade-off is the presence of unwanted artifacts such as color-shift, hot-spotting, and poor off-axis viewing. Stewart Filmscreen is in the business of image fidelity, and FireHawk was designed to provide the best possible tradeoff between image fidelity and ambient light resistance. With improvements to uniformity and off-axis viewing, G4 brings FireHawk even closer to the reference quality and image fidelity that have long been synonymous with Stewart Filmscreen.

FEATURES:
1.1 Gain with 35 degree Half-Gain
Best in class unifirmity
Completey opaque material
Reduced hot-spotting and vitual elimination of "speckle" effect
Reduced color-shift in off-axis viewing




GRAYHAWK RS G3

GrayHawk RS G3 is an innovative front projection screen surface designed to maximize the performance of today’s 1080p technology. The G3’s ultra-fine optical coating improves uniformity for consistent brightness across the entire screen. This unique feature, combined with the neutral density gray base, dramatically increases black levels, shadow detailing and overall color saturation providing the viewer with maximum resolution and superb image quality. GrayHawk RS G3 is an excellent tool for lowering the black floor with high output projectors, without losing off axis performance and viewing cone width.

FEATURES
- Industry’s first gray-based reference standard screen
- Re-formulated optical coating allows for enhanced focusing capabilities
- Superior performance in environments with ambient light
- Offers superb black levels, shadow detailing, and overall color saturation
- Increased image contrast and resolution
- Certified by THX
- Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF)


STUDIOTEK 130 G3


StudioTek 130 G3 is a flexible front projection screen material that is formulated to provide optimized white field uniformity unmatched by competing gain screens. StudioTek 130 G3 is over 30% brighter than a matte-white screen surface. - Certified by THX, StudioTek 130 G3 is the reference standard projection material within the AV industry.

FEATURES:
- Over 30% brighter than matte-white material
- Studio industry's standard reference screen
- Re-formulated optical coating allows for enhanced focusing capabilities
- Superb color and white field uniformity
- Certified by THX
- Certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF)




ULTRAMATTE 130

UltraMatte 130 is a flexible front projection screen material that is formulated for high output broadcast quality projection systems. The UltraMatte 130 is over 30% brighter than matte-white screen surfaces, producing images with the strictest color fidelity and white field uniformity standards. Ultramatte 130, is available in the largest seamless sizes available in the industry.

FEATURES:
- Over 30% brighter than matte-white screen surfaces
- Extremely smooth and flat surface for better focusing capabilities
- Superb color and white field uniformity
- Superior performance in locations where ambient light can be controlled
- Excellent for use in large-scale applications



ULTRAMATTE 150

UltraMatte 130 is a flexible front projection screen material that is formulated for high output broadcast quality projection systems. The UltraMatte 130 is over 30% brighter than matte-white screen surfaces, producing images with the strictest color fidelity and white field uniformity standards. Ultramatte 130, is available in the largest seamless sizes available in the industry.

FEATURES:
- Over 30% brighter than matte-white screen surfaces
- Extremely smooth and flat surface for better focusing capabilities
- Superb color and white field uniformity
- Superior performance in locations where ambient light can be controlled
- Excellent for use in large-scale applications



STUDIOTEK 100

StudioTek 100 is a flexible front projection matte-white screen formulated to meet the strictest color and white field uniformity standards. This low gain material is an optimal diffuser and disperses light in a near perfect hemispherical distribution. StudioTek 100 is the defacto standard for Digital Intermediary and Color Timing Post Production facilities. The extremely wide viewing cone, necessitates a high degree of commitment to reflected light attenuation in the viewing environment.

FEATURES:
- Great choice for use in applications where edge blending is required
- Matte-white, unity gain reference screen
- Enhanced focusing capabilities
- Superb color and white field uniformity
- Superior performance in environments where ambient light can be controlled
- Extremely wide viewing cone works well in locations with off axis seating areas



ULTRAMATTE 200

UltraMatte 200, a flexible front projection screen surface that is over 100% brighter than matte-white material. UltraMatte 200 is color corrected for use with CRT’s and works extremely well with slide and film projectors. This high-gain screen surface is an excellent choice for large screen formats.

FEATURES:
- Over 100% brighter than matte-white material
- Higher gain for low output projectors
- Superb color and white field uniformity
- Excellent for use in large-scale applications



GRAYMATTE 70


GrayMatte 70 is a flexible front projection screen material formulated for use in front projection edge blending applications. GrayMatte 70 is a neutral density gray screen surface that dampens cross reflection in deeply curved or circular projection installations. Graymatte 70 is an excellent tool for neutral attenuation of over lit displays employing large high resolution projectors with small screens. Custom gains are available.

FEATURES:
- Formulated for use in edge-blending applications
- Dampens cross reflection in curved or circular installations
- Preserves contrast when using a bright projector on small image area
- Enhanced focusing capabilities
- Performs excellent where ambient light is not completely controlled
- Extremely wide viewing cone for off axis seating areas




   
   
   
   



AEROVIEW 70

AeroView 70 is a flexible rear projection screen material formulated specifically for ultra short throw light paths, edge blended and edge matched display systems. AeroView 70 is the gold standard industry leader for avoiding hot and cold edge match banding, when viewed off axis. AeroView 70 provides excellent white field uniformity and performs best in environments where ambient light is controlled. AeroView 70 is below unity gain and offers extremely wide viewing angles.

FEATURES:
- Ideal for use in edge-blending applications
- Works well with short projector lens
- Superb white field uniformity
- Extremely wide viewing angle
- Anti hot-spotting formulation
- Washable (see proper cleaning instructions)



AEROVIEW 100

AeroView 100 is a flexible rear projection screen material formulated to provide excellent white field uniformity. The AeroView 100 performs superbly in environments where ambient light can be controlled and is appropriate for wider viewing angles. Aeroview 100 is perfect for use in applications that require edge-blending, with longer projection light paths

FEATURES:
- Perfect for use in edge-blending applications
- Identical gain and color matching for multiple screen applications
- Excellent white field uniformity
- Available in seamless sizes up to 40 feet x 90 feet
- Washable (see proper cleaning instructions)



LUMIFLEX 130


LumiFlex 130 is a flexible rear projection screen material formulated at a higher gain and is appropriate for larger screen sizes or low output projectors. LumiFlex 130 offers excellent white field uniformity , has a gain factor 30% above unity and delivers a lot of energy. This allows large format, and rental/staging scale images, where other fabrics may be too challenging to light. LumiFlex 130 offers superb performance in environments where ambient light can be controlled. LumiFlex 130 is best utilized with medium or long throw projection light paths.

FEATURES:
- Identical gain and color matching for multiple screen applications
- Superb white field uniformity
- Higher gain for larger screen sizes or low output projectors
- Available in seamless sizes up to 40 feet by 90 feet
- Washable (see proper cleaning instructions)




FILMSCREEN 1OO

FilmScreen 100 is a flexible rear projection screen material formulated with a neutral density gray tint for enhanced contrast. FilmScreen 100 offers very wide viewing angles for a contrast enhanced material and can work much better than most contrast enhanced screens in short throw projection light paths. FilmScreen 100 is an excellent performer in rooms with some ambient light present, and will accommodate when there is a requirement for wide seating configuration.

FEATURES:
- Neutral density gray for added contrast
- Excellent in environment where ambient light is present
- Wide viewing angle
- Anti hot-spotting formulation
- Available in seamless sizes up to 40 feet by 90 feet
- Washable (see proper cleaning instructions)



FILMSCREEN 150

FilmScreen 150 is a flexible rear projection screen material formulated with a neutral density gray tint for enhanced contrast. FilmScreen 150 is a perfect choice for passive 3-D applications. FilmScreen 150 is excellent in rooms where high ambient light is a concern and is appropriate for moderate viewing angles. FilmScreen 150 functions best with medium to long throw light paths.

FEATURES:
- Preserves stereoscopic (passive 3-D) Images
- Moderate focal length required
- Identical gain and color matching for multiple screen applications
- Excellent in environments where high ambient light is present
- Available in seamless sizes up to 40 feet by 90 feet
- Washable (see proper cleaning instructions)





   
   
   
   



STARGLAS 60

StarGlas 60 is a glass rear projection black screen material formulated to offer unsurpassed contrast levels. This innovative screen is currently available up to 126" x 204", eight times larger than any other manufacturer’s, with larger production sizes on the horizon. StarGlas 60 will accommodate short projection light paths. StarGlas 60 meets Class II Safety codes, for installation in proximity to floors and doors.




STARGLAS 100


StarGlas 100 is a glass rear projection light colored-(similar to frosted glass) architectural screen material. StarGlas 100 offers excellent white field uniformity and eliminates any potential "hot-spotting." StarGlas 100 also provides for a wider angle of view, which allows it to work exceptionally well with multiple projectors. The diffusion layer between the glass protects it from damage allowing StarGlas 100 to be used almost anywhere, including outdoors, shopping malls, schools etc. StarGlas 100 meets Class II Safety codes, for installation in proximity to floors and doors.


AEROPLEX 70

AeroPlex 70 is an acrylic rear projection screen material formulated to provide excellent white field uniformity. AeroPlex 70 performs well in environments where ambient light can be controlled. AeroPlex 70 is appropriate for extremely wide viewing angles and is ideally suited to extremely short throw projection light paths.


AEROPLEX 100


AeroPlex 100 is an acrylic rear projection screen material formulated to provide excellent white field uniformity. Performs well in environments where ambient light can be controlled and is appropriate for wide viewing angles. AeroPlex 100 is a unity gain screen surface with high resolution.


AEROGLAS 70

AeroGlas 70 is a glass rear projection screen material formulated to provide excellent white field uniformity. AeroGlas 70 performs well in environments where ambient light can be controlled and is appropriate for wider viewing angles. AeroGlas 70 is the perfect choice for applications where edge-blending is required. AeroGlas 70 is an excellent choice for extremely short focal length projection light paths.

FEATURES:
- Excellent lay flat quality
- Perfect choice for use in edge-blending applications
- Available in sizes up to 10.66’ x 30’
- Washable (see proper cleaning instructions)


AEROGLAS 100

AeroGlas 100 is a glass rear projection screen material formulated to provide excellent white field uniformity. AeroGlas 100 performs well in environments where ambient light can be controlled. Appropriate for wider viewing angles, AeroGlas 100 is a great choice for applications where edge-blending is required. AeroGlas 100 can be used in short throw projection light paths, but is a stronger performer when moderate or longer throw projection light paths are specified.

FEATURES:
- Great choice for use in edge-blending applications
- Excellent lay flat quality
- Available in sizes up to 10.66’ x 30’
- Washable (see proper cleaning instructions)


LUMIPLEX 130

LumiPlex 130 is an acrylic rear projection screen material used in many rear projection business applications. LumiPlex 130 is designed for single projector displays requiring large size, above unity gain performance, and wide viewing angles. LumiPlex 130 is ideal for data, video, film, and PowerPoint presentations where ambient light is controllable. LumiFlex 130 is best used with moderate and longer projection light paths.

FEATURES:
- Identical gain and color matching for multiple screen applications
- Excellent lay flat quality
- Great choice for use in edge-blending applications
- Available in sizes up to 10.66’ x 25’
- Washable (see proper cleaning instructions)



LUMIGLAS 130


LumiGlas 130 is a glass rear projection screen material formulated for larger scale single projector installations. LumiGlas 130 is used in many business applications and is ideal for data, video, film, and power point presentations where ambient light is controllable. It provides a wide viewing angle for wide seating plans.

FEATURES:
- Excellent lay flat quality
- Superb white field uniformity
- Available in sizes up to 10.66’ x 30’
- Washable (see proper cleaning instructions)




TECHPLEX 100

TechPlex 100 is an acrylic rear projection screen material formulated with a neutral density gray tint for enhanced contrast. TechPlex 100 is excellent in rooms where high ambient light is a concern and is appropriate for wider viewing angles.



TECHPLEX 150

TechPlex 150 is an acrylic rear projection screen material formulated with a neutral density gray tint for enhanced contrast. TechPlex 150, normally used in single projector applications, is excellent in rooms where high ambient light is a concern. Appropriate for moderate viewing angles. This material is a perfect choice for passive 3-D rear projection applications.


TECHSCREEN 100


echScreen 100 is a glass rear projection screen material formulated with a neutral density gray tint for enhanced contrast. TechScreen 100 is an excellent performer in rooms where high ambient light is a concern and is appropriate for wider viewing angles. This material can be used for passive 3-D applications.

FEATURES:
- Excellent lay flat quality
- Available in sizes up to 10.66’ x 30’
- Washable (see proper cleaning instructions)


TECHSCREEN 150

TechScreen 150 is a glass rear projection screen surface formulated for single projector installations where projector power is limited. TechScreen 150 is suitable for viewing environments with ambient light issues. TechScreen 150 excellent for use in 3D applications and preserves polarized stereoscopic images, via a high open/closed ratio.

FEATURES:
- Dark gray tint for added contrast
- Screens preserves stereoscopic (3D) images
- Anti-Hot spotting
- Low gain allows for wide angle of view
- High level of soundproofing between the projector and the audience area
- Lighter in weight compared to glass
- Ease of machining for customized mounting, engraving or cut-out design
- Washable (see proper cleaning instructions)
- Flame retardant



GRAPHITE 70

Graphite SL 70 is an acrylic rear projection screen material which combines a wide angle optical coating with a 30% neutral density gray tinted substrate. Graphite SL70 is designed to be used with short focal length projection light paths and functions well in environments with limited ambient light control. Graphite SL70 is an excellent screen in custom applications with short projection light paths and can reduce ghosting tendencies, without increasing bloom.



GRAPHITE 100

Graphite 100 is an acrylic rear projection screen material formulated to combine a 30% neutral density gray acrylic substrate with an above unity gain and wide angle optical coating. Graphite 100 is a high resolution, unity gain screen with good off axis performance and reasonable resistance to ambient light in the viewing area. Graphite 100 is best utilized with medium throw or longer projection light paths.

FEATURES:
- Higher gain for low output projectors
- Excellent performance with short focal lengths
- Decreases chance of halo/ghosting effect
- Superior Backscatter rejection
- Washable (see proper cleaning instructions)




   
   
   
   

SILVER 3D

Silver 3D is a specialty fabric designed to optimize stereoscopic, two channel 3D displays. The fabric employs special metallic elements, formulated to preserve light polarization. The high gain and high contrast of the fabric helps compensate for the losses incurred when using polarization filtration technology. Silver 3D offers a wider viewing cone then competing fabrics with similar gain specifications. The open/closed ratio, otherwise known as “ratio of extinction”, of Silver 3D is the industry benchmark for front projection fabrics.

In order to produce a high ratio of extinction, special pigmentation and binder chemistry is required. These special ingredients allow the high performance of the fabric, but have impact in the steps required to successfully handle, install, and maintain the fabric. Silver 3D is high in gain and contrast which means that any hand oil, or soil smudges will be very apparent.

Silver 3D is less plasticized than typical Stewart Filmscreen fabrics, a normal plasticization level is found to interfere with the measured ratio of extinction. The binders necessary for the preservation of the optical coating are very high in molecular weight and somewhat stiff as a result. Contact Stewart Filmscreen for more details on this custom material, its applications, and recommended handling.

FEATURES:
- 3D Effects for polarized stereoscopic projection
- High contrast levels
- Utilize with one of Stewart's fixed frame models or multi-masking systems
- Optional Cinemaperf available for acoustic transparency
- Available in seamless sizes up to 40' x 90'
- Flame Retardant
- Fully opaque




   
   
   
   

TRAVELING MATTE BLUE

Traveling Matte Blue, or T-Matte Blue is a rear lit transmissive blue screen which is ultra dense and has almost zero red/yellow or green crosstalk. Traveling Matte Blue is the largest available seamless blue screen in the world. Traveling Matte Blue screens can be furnished in grommeted or roller deployed configurations. Stewart Filmscreen Corp also makes special diffuser companion pieces for use in close coupling the lighting array to the screen.


ULTIMATTE BLUE

UltiMatte Blue is a front lit, opaque specialty lighting surface formulated for minimal red/yellow or green crosstalk. Ultimatte Blue is always seamless and can be furnished in grommeted or roller deployed configurations.

   

 

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