Just Projectors supply the full range of Projector Screens including Front or Rear, Mobile or Fixed Projection Screen. We supply all aspect ratios from 4:3 video format projector screen or the widescreen 16:10 projector screens or if you want a home cinema projection screen then the format is 16:9. There are various upgradeable options including ceiling recessed kits or tab-tensioned electric projector screens. If you know the specification like the aspect ratio or viewing area width then use the helpful filters in on the sidebar or drill down to the next sub category. If you have specific use for the projection screen then use the projector screen tab (blue bar) across the top of the page where you will be able to select specific screen types such as projector screen for short throw projectors. We also provide telephone advice to ensure that you purchase the right screen, so why not give us a call on 01189 480 284.
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