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Chameleon™ Projection Scrim

... Very Large Projection Surfaces that Cost Far Less.

  • A Projection Scrim is not Just a Projection Screen-- Projection screens are designed for projection only. Chameleon™ scrim is a special effect product that happens to be good for projection. Many people are surprised to see that its translucent, and even more surprised when they hang it that it performs so well for projection. Of course you do need to have control of ambient light (so you don't accidentally trigger the special effects).

  • Front Projection or Rear Projection Surface.

  • Configure Your Own Projection Wall Surface.-- Walls can curve, bend or take on a ripple shape, and still be used for front or rear projection. You can cut windows in them. You can cut irregular shapes, like circular projection scrims. Note: curving a projection surface can be a way to increase gain. No side tensioning needed.

  • Wide Consistent Viewing Angle and Gain.-- Matte surface allows viewing from almost anywhere in front of the scrim. Gain (a measure of viewing brightness) approaches 0.9 in lighter colors and white at any angle. Colors will not shift, and intensity will not change from different angles (like they can in some high gain screens). The image is uniform, bright and sharp unlike other scrims.

  • Special Effects Stage Scrim.-- Retain all the other scrim's special effects capabilities: Shadow screens; Silhouette screen; Full stage reveal effect--making people/objects appear and disappear with a simple light change. Show me how: Scrim Effects. 

  • Sound Can Pass Through-- Audio systems can be behind this acoustically transparent screen. Sound is not colored and passes through. This material doesn't only "approach the quality" of sound transmission of a high quality grill cloth...it IS a high quality grill cloth.

  • Can I Rent One?-- Sure. See our rental scrim page. And you can even apply your rent to the purchase of the same scrim!

  • 14 BeautifulColors.--Yes this scrim is still effective for projection in dark colors. We still recommend light colors (to retain the whitest white in your projection image), but you can use dark colors. Grey is popular because it can allow more deeper black and grey colors within a projection.

  • Large Sizes Screens.-- 15' natural width, your length. Retail Prices Start from: $ 41.00 per yard (15' wide). Even larger is possible too... we commonly produce projection scrims/surfaces 20 feet high by 47 feet wide. For these sizes please call to place your order.

  • Quick Ship!-- Order online below or call  : 1-800-359-2964 or 1-812-579-5063 outside the USA & Canada

  • We accept most University & School & Corporate POs --Using Purchase Orders can be tough, but we make it easy.

How Far Away Does the Projector Need to Be?

The distance that the projector needs to be from the scrim in order to get the image the size you wish can be estimated. Try our calculator!

The distance the projector needs to be away from the screen is called the Throw Distance. This distance is determined by the projector that you use (more specifically by the lens of the projector) and the width of the projection image that you want to get. Every lens of a projector has a Throw Ratio, or range of Throw Ratios.

The formula is Throw Distance= Throw Ratio x Width of Image
Size of the desired image in feet width: Feet
Compute the minimum distance away that the projector needs to be*...

How Far Back is A Screen Easy Visible?

Where can I place my farthest seat? Try our calculator!

The quick rule of thumb is your farthest seat should be at a distance of 6 times the height of the screen.

Width of screen in feet: Feet

Compute the maximum distance away that the projection can be clearly seen from the audience (how far back to place the last seat)*...

Distance between screen and farthest seat in feet: Feet

Or...Compute the minimum screen size so that the projection can be clearly seen from the audience (how far back to place the last seat)*...

*All calculations are rough estimates intended to guide customers in preliminary research. Consult your projector specifications to calculate more accurately.

Format or Shape
of Projection Screens

The 'format' of the projection is the ratio of width of the screen to height. There are three common formats:
  • NTSC/Full Screen--4:3 ratio. A standard projected TV or computer screen will match this format.
  • Widescreen--16:9 ratio. New release DVDs are released in this format, as are HDTV and movie screens.
  • Square--1:1 ratio. Square format is common for a standard overhead projector in a classroom.
If you are projecting scenery within a theater you might not be matching these formats and may not need to.

How Big a Projector Do I Need?

Projection strength is determined by screen size, room size or how close you can place the projector, amount of ambient light and of course projector strength. Projector strength is measured in 'lumens'. So how strong a projector do you need?

For a very small screen up to 8 foot wide, a 2000 lumen projector (with a SVGA resolution) should work. For a slightly larger screen up to 12 foot, 3000 lumens with an XGA resolution should work. For a 16 foot image shoot for 4000 lumens with XGA. For larger, find a projector in excess of 4000 lumens. These sizes assume a space with good control of ambient lighting. Always check the projector manual or specs if in doubt.

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 Order Just the Scrim Fabric
15'8" Wide Chameleon™ Scrim Fabric Priced Per Yard (unfinished, no seams)

Flame Retardant (adds $9/yd)

Number of Yards

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Custom Size and Finishing Chameleon™ 

Height Feet
Height is measured from floor to ceiling.
Width Feet
Width is measured from left to right.

Two finishes are offered for online ordering. Other finishes are available by ordering over the phone.
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Prices do not include shipping costs. All prices subject to final company review before honoring by order fulfillment.
Because the natural width of Chameleon ™ is 15' 8", if 15 feet is selected for height the actual height dimension will be 15'4". If 15 foot is selected for width the actual width will be 15'8".

It is possible to order larger scrims or more exact sizes than shown. For these and other questions, please Call Now : 1-812-579-5063