Just Projectors supply the full range of Projector Screens, Front or Rear, Mobile or Fixed. Aspect ratios from 4:3,16:10 screens, or home cinema 16:9. Upgradeable options like ceiling recessed kits or tab-tensioned electric screens. Narrow result by filters in on the sidebar or use projector screen tab (blue bar) at top of page eg. screen for short throw projectors. Call us for advice and to save money 01189 070703
Just Projectors have been selling projector screens for over 15 years, anything from a mobile tripod screen up to a large projection screen for an auditorium. There is a great choice out there and we make sure that the screens we sell are of a sufficient quality rather than just being cheap. There will always be say on an auction site one that appears to do everything for 30% less, the problem is they are not made to last. Our screens are designed in Italy, and also the USA, of course the production will be in China but the factory visits and stringent controls make sure that your projector screens are better value then the cheap options. Just Projectors do not have any screens at our office, all of them are reserved in different warehouses and sent out at our request. This ensures that we are able to provide a comprehensive range of screens in many different formats. We can also offer at an additional charge a customised screen whether that is extra length borders, slightly different aspect ratio or your logo printed on the screen. Let us look at the main types of screens available, it might be easier to view them in respect of whether they are mobile or static in one location.
Mobile screens come in 3 main types, there are tripod mobile screens, everyone probably knows or has seen one in the past, when they are stored they are in two parts, the 3 legs hence why they are called a tripod screen expand open and form a sturdy base and a upright pole on which to affix the canister which contains the projection material. Once attached the canister is turn to the horizontal and the material pull down to the required shape to match the image shape you are projecting. Often tripod screens are a format known as 1:1 a square shape. A tripod screen is cheaper than other mobile options, come in sizes from 4ft (1.25m) up to 8ft (2.4m) in 1ft or 30cm increments. The max size for a normal car transportation is 6ft /1.8m so make sure order the right size. If you want the screen to be mobile but within one location say for a church service then you can have the 2.4m as its ideal for a larger audience. Another mobile screen option is the floor pull out of a canister type, more expensive than a tripod, lighter to carry, very popular with the mobile presenter as they simply have the canister unlocked, pull up the screen and you are ready to go. Pull up mobile screens have many aspect ratios ;4:3,16:9,16:10, these match the resolution on your projector if you are unsure which aspect ratio works for you then ask us, we are hear to help. Floor projection range from table top versions to around 7ft wide. They have a easy to carry handle or wheels so you can pull them along, there are pole types for attaching the projection material or a scissor or gas strut method of keeping up the screen. For the larger audience there is really only one solution , you cannot physically fit large canisters into cars, but you might have an audience bigger than 80 people, so why not consider the Fastfold or Rapid fold type of screen. When not being used the kit is kept in a bag or transport canister which can easily fit into a car. When you are ready to use this large projector screen then you make up the rods into the frame, put on the legs and you are then ready to pop on the material, this shouldn't take more than a few minutes so it is really the only choice for the large presenter. Typical users would be a large screen for a church, a screen for an exhibition hall or if you needed a screen for your play or production. We find that we often hire out these projector large screens for film shoots as well. Now we need to look at the option for a permanent projector screen, we can firstly discuss a wall or ceiling manual projector screen. Just Projectors only sell decent ones, we have tested them and we check on customers feedback, the better ones have what is called channel fixings which allow you to fix the screen anywhere on the canister by sliding the mounting point, this is really useful on a chimney breast when if you had to mount the screen just at the end you would not be able to do so as the screen is wider than the chimney. Other features of manual projector screens are slow retraction, this saves the material flying back into the canister and getting creased. Manual screens have many sizes and aspect ratio available but in general 2.5m is about the max otherwise it tends to be tricky for the material to go back into the canister smoothly without the use of an electric motor. The main reason why people buy a manual pull down screen is that is offers such a cost effective solution, far better than just projecting onto a wall unless you are using a ultra short throw projector would look awful on an screen than isn't tensioned. If you have more money in the budget then maybe an electric screen would be desirable. You can either have one with a wall switch in case you are scared you might lose the remote control, all you need to do is press the up/down button on the wall, these tend to be popular in public places or schools as remotes can be a nightmare. if you want an electric screen for your home then I would always go for one with a remote control or if you are having the projector installed then get the installer - we offer this service to make the screen come down when the projector is turned on- projectors need to have either a RS232 connection or a RJ45 connection to initiate that. Electric screens can again can have channel fixings to make them easy to fix to the wall or ceiling, there are some that a twin motor, the first motor drops the whole screen down lower and then the second motor drops the material down. If you have a high ceiling such as a church and the last thing you want to see is a screen then the a twin motor can work for you. The more you spend on your projector dictates how good an electric screen you should purchase, if you say spend £400 on a projector then £250 for the screen makes sense, £1500 on the projector £500 makes sense, you probably would want a tab-tensioned electric projector screen which it comes down then the projection material is pulled out by some wires making the surface flat, which is going to make the best image you can get and especially useful when the screen size gets larger. Other types of electric screen are ceiling recessed, what does that actually mean- well if you have void or space above the ceiling then you can put all the canister out of sight and when you want the screen to come down it goes through the special hole in the trim kit. You will need to have an expert to fit this. It can look really great in an office set-up where you have a slit in the ceiling tiles with the trim kit, especially if the boardroom is say an old style and you don't want an modern screen in view. We do supply some projection screens that have some extra features like acoustic material so you can place the speakers behind the screen, or customised sizes,
We specialise in selling quality projector screens at affordable prices for the last 19 years. We see every brand and type of screen before we can recommend, we are offered many cheaper screens and have test driven them only to find that they break very easily and have no warranties. Our sales advisors know the screens; they also sell projectors so they can advise the best screen for your projector. Just Projectors can offer next day delivery on screens to mainland UK with the odd exception in the highlands. We have direct access to the manufacturers so if an item does not show in stock on our web, it usually is a 2-5 days lead time and then custom screens tend to be around 3 weeks. 95% of our screens have been designed in Italy & the USA, not just cheap Chinese auction site type of screens. Your projector deserves better. We provide a complete turnkey solution, projector screens can be installed from £199 + vat. Just Projectors know which screen is best for say a boardroom or what size for an audience size of 60 people, how to deal with difficult install locations, what is best for the mobile user, how to get the most from your projector when choosing a screen. The fact is we specialise in projectors, we are help to help you get the right projector screen solution, why not give us a go and ring 01189 070703
There are lots of projector screens, not all of them are suitable for your needs. A brief summary of the projector screen types might help you decide which one is best for you
Tripod screens – low cost for the mobile user, comes apart in two parts , usually lives in a box which is 1ft longer than the size of the screen. Easy to set –up but a bit old fashioned sizes from 4ft to 8ft usually 1:1 aspect ratio. To get the right aspect ratio you leave some of the material in the canister. Not suitable for short throw projectors.
Floor Pull up screens – average cost for the mobile user, very easy to move about, throw the box away as its self-contained and durable. Sizes from 4 ft to 7 ft. Two type of these mobile floor screens, one with a pole to keep the screen up (cheaper can sometimes start to lean forwards after awhile) or the scissor type with gas struts (more expensive but last longer and keep a more rigid screen. Both screens are suitable for all projectors apart from ultra short throw which needs to be on a rigid flat surface such as a wall or whiteboard
Fastfold Mobile Projection screens – when you need an image that is large but you cannot have something with a fixed canister due to transport limitations then buying a Fastfold mobile screen which basically is a kit with material and a frame which leaves in a easy to move container. To set up the screen simply build the frame and pop the material onto it. It does take maybe a good 15 mins the first time whilst you are getting used to it but after that you can erect these in about 8 mins. They are supplied in both front and rear projection material , if you need both then you tend to have to buy a front projection kit and then a rear projection material, a couple of our solutions have both front and rear in the kit, please ask for more details. Having this type of screen means you can get a perfectly flat surface, so ideal for providing a perfect image with the right projector and also great with short throw projectors. To hide the legs there are at an additional cost dress kits – usually black, not cheap but if you have an important event then it does add to the splendour. Fast fold screens are often used by event management companies or AV equipment hire companies.
Wall /Ceiling Mounted Manual Pull Down screen – ideal for permanent solution, can be wall or ceiling mounted, if they need to go over something that is already on the wall then use extension brackets (extra cost ) to get them out further from the wall. Tend to have fixed mounting points at the end of the canister. Will come is various aspect ratios and black borders on anything other than 1:1. Sizes range from 4ft (125cm) to about 8ft (2.4m) after that it has to be electric as there is too much material to be able to get back into the canister without the help of a motor.
Standard Electric Screens – prices from £180, make a better impression, suitable for larger screens, can be supplied up to 6m but after 4m best to go for the tab tensioned ones. Can do controlled via a remote control (sometimes optional extra), there are RF ones which don’t need line of sight or IR which need line of sight. With certain projectors you can get the screen to go down when you turn it on, you might need a trigger switch to send the message from the projector to the screen. Formats vary from 1:1 (though it makes no sense buying that unless you are covering up an area as the projected image will never be 1:1), you can have 4:3 , 16:9, 16:10 ,2.35:1, the sizes quoted are for the visible viewing areas so the canister will be longer. If you prefer you can have a wall switch (sometimes optional extra) instead of a remote if you are worried that you will lose it or a key switch for public places to ensure that nobody fiddles with the screen height. It’s always a good to measure your space you have; we find often people guess wrong.
Tab Tensioned Electric Screen - when you need a flat surface then tab tensioned is the answer as there are discreet wires pulling the screen out when it is down, this is ideal for when you have purchased a high value projector and you want to get the best from it or a short throw projector which needs a flat surface. Yes they are a bit more money but often worth it if you are spending over £1000 on a projector. Excellent for large screen sizes over 4m as you can ensure there is no warping. Larger sizes might show as out of stock but we usually can get them within 2-5 days. There can be extra carriage charges to pay on screens bigger than 4m
Ceiling recessed electric projector screen – when you want to hide the canister then the option is a ceiling recessed projector screen, supplied with a ceiling trim kit, if it’s a suspended ceiling then be careful then that there is sufficient space above the grid to fit the canister and the necessary support mechanism. A solid ceiling does require the joists to be running the correct way, certainly this is something that you really need a professional to install for you as nobody wants a huge unusable hole in their ceiling. The actual trim kits do vary from the basic almost plastic looking bulkier ones to very discreet aluminium type; you do pay for the better kits which often are seen in a home environment as the look often needs to be better. There is tab-tensioned version as well, often again might say out of stock but would be on a 2-5 day delivery time scale.
Acoustic Electric or Fixed Frame Acoustic screens - when you want to place your sound system behind a screen then these perforated screens will allow the sound to go through the screen. Nothing else is different, often as an option to a standard screen which of course we can quote for.Twin Motor Electric Projector Screen – when you have a high ceiling and you want the screen to be out of sight then a twin motor electric projector screen is the solution, in effect you press the remote control, the canister is lowered, then once at the correct height the material comes out from the canister, often this solution works well in places of worship when you have a really historic building and nobody wants to see a big white canister when not in use.
Fixed Frame Screens – these are like a picture frame with whit material, often velvet looking frame producing a low cost solution for a perfectly flat surface. Of course the screen when not in use is still there, very popular in home cinema as the affordable solution in dedicated home cinema rooms when it doesn’t matter that the screen doesn’t roll up. Very simple to set up. Ideal for use with short throw projectors.
Dry Whiteboards – these are white and an odd shape compared to projector aspect ratio allowing you to annotate at the side of the projected image. Often used with short throw projectors as it’s a perfectly flat surface, can be written on with dry whiteboard markers.
We have trained sales staff, we know our products and we are here to answer your questions. We check out the range of screens we supply and we are often consulted by the manufacturer for improvements that can be made. Projector screens appear to be easy to buy from the web, but you might not realise there are pitfalls, the canister size, what is the right type of screen for your application, should you spend the extra money. We are not just looking to make a sale, we can you custom for today and going forward so we have excellent after care service and we have such close relationships with the manufacturers that we can get answer for the most technical of questions. We also can supply you the total solution from the projector screen, with the projectors to an installation. Just Projectors will offer you total peace of mind before and after your sale. Our screen has good warranties they do differ for each range but they still are expected to last. We hold stock for next day delivery. We want your business and often we can offer a better price than advertised on the website, certainly if you are bundling screens with say a projector we will be able to do more to help your budget.
When you buy a projector screen it’s important to spend the right balance between the projector and projector screen, often we see customers having an overall budget of £1000, and wanting a projector for £300 and a screen for £700, what you have to remember is the projector screen can improve the image but you have to get the best image you can to start with, so buying a SVGA projector which is the lowest resolution and a tab tensioned screen makes no sense at all. Put your budget to the projector. It is also true if you spend £2000 on a high end home projector and then £59 on a manual wall screen you really should have stuck to a £500 projector; high end projectors deserve the flattest surface, not a low cost solution.
If you have a audience size under 50 people then go for something around 1.8 to 2.4m, of course if you have a huge wall then you can go larger but you have to consider how far back the people are going to fit and can they physically see both left and right of the screen without moving their head. Maybe do a quick exercise in the room get someone to mark in pencil what you can see, then measure it, you might be surprised how much smaller that screen needs to be. Also the layout of the room will make a difference, if you have a wider seating plan then a smaller screen as people are not as far back, but variations might be based on the type of people, maybe an older audience have seen their eyes struggle with similar print so a slightly larger image might be useful. The viewing angle at the side often determines what is known as the projector gain, if you are far to the left or right then you will need a higher gain, more often than not the screen we have selected from you have a sensible gain figure so not to worry too much. Often we get asked what colour the projector material should be, well when projectors were not as bright or the contrast was poorer then you would see grey/silver screens, frankly there are options on certain ranges to change the colour but you don’t need too, go with white. We also ask about do we do glasses beaded screens, again we don’t – all the benefits for them are no longer necessary due to the improvement in projectors. Daily people order a 8ft wide tripod screen and are surprised it doesn’t fit in their car, remember all sizes are visible viewing area ( the bit actually project onto) not the canister or the box length, so take the time to measure.
When you buy a projector it will have something known as a throw ratio, this means for every 1m wide image the projector will need to be back a set distance, so be careful, it might be that you order the wrong size screen, give us a call, we can help tell you where to place the projector or what size screen you need. You need to where possible match the aspect ratio of your projector to the aspect ratio of the projector screen, so for instance SVGA,XGA and SXGA+ are 4:3 formats that means for instance a 2m side is 2m wide and 1.5m height on the visible viewing area, there are of course black borders , in the case of 4:3 it tends to be consistent all the way round between 5-10cm. If you buy a widescreen resolution such as WXGA, WVGA,WUXGA then the aspect ratio is 16:10 , so using the 2m example again it would be 2m wide and 1.25cm tall on the visible viewing area. If you go for home cinema solution such as 720p or 1080p then the aspect ratio is 16:9 , so the 2m wide screen in this case is 2m x 1.12m, both 16:9 and 16:10 aspect ratios tend to have a large area of black on the screen either top or bottom. If you have a projector that is able to do more than one aspect ratio and you want to change the aspect ratio of the screen you can either buy a dual format screen or simply not take the 4:3 screen down as far, you will lose the top border as the black is still in the canister but it is a good solution. And in the case of tripod screens which tend to be 1:1 to keep the price down you simply change the aspect ratio in the same way. The last important thing to say about projector screens is the mode of projection whether it is front or rear, in the past when short throw projectors didn’t exist rear projector was very popular as you could hide all the equipment away from the audience and ensure you didn’t get an shadow effect, but as short throw really have cornered that market we find that front projection is certainly in huge demand. Feel free to contact us – we are here to help 01189 070703