Why is there an “E” with a number at the end of an electric screen’s product number? (ex. E8, E12, E24…)

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This discussion explains how to identify electric projection screens that have extra black masking material at the top of the screen. It also gives great product recommendations for suitable products.



*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.


[16:30] Rick: Hello, how may I help you.

[16:31] Customer: looking for a large projector screen that I can mount in the ceiling grid above the ceiling in a conference room, what do you recommend above 120″ I see that some of these larger screens have part numbers that end with “E8, E12, E24” What does that mean?

[16:34] Rick: we have a recessed screen that is up to 120″ in a 16:9 format https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/126  we do have larger screen up to 135″ diagonal that you may use a in ceiling trim kit as well.  The “E” designation indicates the number of extra inches in drop on the black masking at the top of the screen.

[16:34] Rick: VMAX2 screen: https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/57

[16:34] Rick: universal trim kit: https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/267

[16:36] Customer: how much extra material do they have to drop the screen down

[16:38] Rick: We have a few models that drop about 8″, or 12″ the model will end with a (E#) this will tell you the drop.  So E8 means 8” top masking border. E12 means 12” top masking border. Standard screen drops about 4 inches at the top masking.

[16:39] Customer: Okay so “E” is for the “extra inches in the top black masking, got it. So, the 1st option you sent me is the largest true above ceiling set up

[16:41] Rick: From that series yes.

[16:41] Rick: we do have this series with larger screen sizes.

[16:42] Rickhttps://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/124

[16:43] Customer: I was looking at those, do they need a trim kit or are they true above ceiling mounts

[16:44] Rick: they are true above ceiling mount, no trim kit needed.

[16:45] Customer: ok that’s what I’m looking for, i see what you mean, the 180″ says E12 so that means it has an extra 12″ of material and the 200″ has 6″

[16:46] Rick: correct.

[16:47] Customer: perfect…. thank you, I will see if that’s what my customer wants thanks


Link: https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/57

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