There are quite a few projection screen companies around the world. And we all are making pretty much the same thing, right? A flat, usually white surface to project content on.
The truth is much more complicated than that. Not all projection screens are created equal and neither are screen manufacturers. In fact, some of those other companies are really in the business of making other things that end up masquerading as projection screens. That’s a scary thought when you’re trying to create the best AV experience possible.
Here are five advantages to using Draper as your projection screen partner:
We have the solution you need.
Two-piece projection is utilized in many different applications. Sometimes the space will be totally dark when the projection screen is in use and other times the lights will be on. Space and aesthetics might dictate the screen case be hidden above the ceiling. Whatever the circumstances, Draper’s award-winning TecVision premium viewing surfaces have the solution.
If there’s no solution, we will create one.
The educational AV market had a problem: using ultra-short throw projection in a classroom with all the lights on. Most ambient light-rejecting screen surfaces are manufactured to reflect off-axis ambient light away from the viewer and have narrower viewing cones. Meanwhile, UST inherently has extremely wide angles. So, our chemists got busy in the lab and tweaked an existing TecVision formulation to work out a compromise between those characteristics. XH800X UST ALR retains an extra wide viewing cone of 130 degrees—even with ultra-short throw projection—and rejects 57% of ambient light.
Quality is important.
Our team of dedicated quality technicians are always on the lookout for anything that could lessen the user experience. We constantly work to improve processes and materials for the best product possible. Every screen we sell is built by a real person at our Spiceland, Indiana, facility, and inspected to make sure it works and looks good with no stickiness issues before it ships out.
We deliver on time.
Attention to detail and quality workmanship don’t need to slow the manufacturing process. Draper has worked hard to improve our processes to get and keep lead times for projection screens as low as possible. Our lead times did balloon over the summer due to strong receipts, but we have added staff and made adjustment in our production cells, and they are now running around 5 to 7 days. We can frequently do better upon request while some competitors have continued to struggle with lead times, particularly for tab-tensioned screens.
Projection Planner 2.0 is pure genius.
Doing projection right means taking into consideration onsite conditions. Light levels, room shape and size, and projector are just some of the variables to consider when focusing in on the right screen solution.
Projection Planner 2.0 uses the AVIXA Projected Image System Contrast Ratio (PISCR) standard to balance projector brightness, room lighting, and screen surface for a clear image with good contrast. Calculations using the AVIXA Display Image Size for 2D Content in Audiovisual Systems (DISCAS) standard define the optimum screen size for the application. The Draper Projection Planner 2.0 is the only projection planning tool that supports both standards.
Click here to try Projection Planner 2.0. No registration is required and it’s free.
To research Draper’s wide array of projection screen solutions, click here and hover your mouse pointer over “AV Screens.”