Projection screens are used to display images from digital, overhead, slide and video projectors. They are installed in classrooms, conference rooms, movie theaters and home theaters.
There are a variety of projection screens available on the market such as rear projection and front projection curved, flat, manual or motorized screens.
In 1927, New York`s Roxy Theater housed the first rear projection screen made of rough Russian linen impregnated with gold, bronze and mercury amalgam. Many modern screen surfaces are made with a fiberglass material coated with a vinyl matte finish in grey or white, or in some cases with glass beads. Other surfaces are 100% vinyl and may be tensioned for maximum flatness. Specialty surfaces are also available with acoustically transparent qualities. They are designed for high quality sound transmission to give the ultimate audio-visual experience. Other developments include, projection screens that allow users to view images in high ambient light settings.