Jump to content

Black projection material required...


Recommended Posts

This week I have a new entry onto my list of "strange things that customers have asked for": black coloured projection material.


(At first I assumed they were after back projection material and had made a typo)


It turns out that the plan is to have standard 8x4ft flats covered with material which looks black (possibly a glossy finish) that can also be projected onto. This is all part of a performance piece so the black is a non-negotiable, I've already made it clear that it will make the task of projection much more difficult.


They are looking to project from the front, which I suppose rules out things like gauze or spandex. I'm needing to source material that is stretchy enough to be able to be pulled tight and give a smooth surface. Can anyone think of anything suitable to try out?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Do the flats have to be covered in fabric or could they be hard flats covered in wood? If yes, Flints have a great black projection paint. I demo-ed it at trade shows and people couldn't believe that they were looking at a projected image and not a tv screen. You wouldn't be able to have a glossy finish on it.


See: https://shop.flints.co.uk/Products/hatoscreen-projection-paint-1


Hope this helps.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for all that - some decent possibilities to chase up.


I think the flats could be hard rather than fabric, the other side is going to be mirrored so it's not that they need a soft surface for any other reason. The paint looks like it may well be the best option. The Rosebrand fabrics could work well too, although it's not immediately obvious if anyone distributes their products in the UK.


I suspect there'll be a process of trial and experimentation in the new year, but this has given me some good starting points.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.