What Material Should I Get For a UST Projector

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This discussion covers the different types of projectors from Standard to short throw to UST and which materials work best for them.


*The discussion below is based on actual chat transcripts with the omission of any personal/confidential material to protect the customer’s privacy. An example in this case is to change the contact’s identification name/number to “Customer” or a generic name.



  • [19:10] Mick: I’m looking to buy a motorized projector screen that will work with a short throw projector. I would like an electric roll-up but is there a particular material I should buy? I’d like it to be 150″ – 160″ diagonal sixe
  • [19:11]        Rick Hello Mick, I would gladly assist you with this. You are right about the material.  Since a short throw projector spreads out a light signal over such a short distance, anything but a flat-taut surface will give a distorted image. If it is a roll-up format, I recommend a tab-tensioned PVC material.
  • [19:12]        Rick: We have a few series that will work with this type of projector but I have a favorite and it’s not the most expensive we have either.
  • [19:13]        Rick: Our  Cinetension B series is especially popular.
  • [19:13]        Rickhttps://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/361
  • [19:13]        Rick: the biggest model is 150″
  • [19:16] Mick: so the tension is designed for short throw projectors?
  • [19:17]        Rick: yes.  It keeps the screen surface perfectly flat so that the UST projector can thow an even image.
  • [19:18]        Rick: For a roll-up design, it needs the tab-tensioning to  provide you with the flattest surface possible.
  • [19:19] Mick: if I went with a fixed frame model what would you recommend?
  • [19:19] Mick: I’ve got the Optoma EH320 UST
  • [19:19]        Rick: between the motorized screen?
  • [19:20]        Rick: Fixed frame is the absolute best solution. Any of our matte white designs would work best but my favorite is an ALR/CLR material specially made for UST projectors,  It is called the Aeon CLR
  • [19:21] Mick: Sounds good.  Do you have a link?
  • [19:22]        Rick: I do. Here it is. https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/154  check out the video: https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/Aeon_CLR_Product_Video3.mp4   here is a recent article our marketing manager did https://elitescreens.com/front/front/newsdetail/news/355
  • [19:23] Mick: ok thank you, appreciate your help
  • [19:23]        Rick: you’re welcome, thank you for choosing Elite Screens.
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