Projection screen manufacturer Screen Innovations (SI) is announcing a major update to the top three screen materials in its line-up: Black Diamond, Slate and Solar will be available in the new extra-large (XL) variations.
The new Black Diamond screen, Black Diamond XL, achieves its ALR properties by utilizing microscopic stacked optical layers. Historically, Black Diamond and all other layer-based optical screens were limited to 60 inches in height. SI says it has broken through this barrier and will be debuting the new, larger variation of the popular optical screen at InfoComm 2017 in June in booth #2067.
In addition to Black Diamond XL, SI is also announcing that its Slate material has a new, larger variation aptly named ‘Slate XL.’ Slate was originally designed to make ALR screens larger and more versatile at an affordable price point. SI’s unique Zero-G ‘levitating’ projection screen is one example where Slate accomplishes this by rolling tightly onto a motorized core. Originally limited to 106-inches in height, SI announced that Slate XL will surpass this maximum height by an increase of more than 78 percent, resulting in a new maximum material height of 189-inches by 2900-inches wide. This delivers a 371-inch diagonal ALR screen in 16:9, without a seam.
Finally, to complete the XL trifecta, SI updates its Solar White and Gray screen materials to match the new larger variation of Slate XL at a maximum material height of 189-inches by 2900-inches wide. Solar White and Gray were engineered to offer customers affordable white and gray screen options that were capable of uniformly and accurately repeating results at up to 4k resolution. Due to its managed texture pattern, drastically reduced image diffusion is possible even at a budget-conscious price point.