Types of Projection Screen Febrics

There are several different types of projector screens used for corporate offices, home theatres, and auditoriums. The decision concerning what type, size, and the price range of the projector screen is made with a great deal of thought. After you’ve decided on the type and mechanism of your ideal screen, you’ll need to select the best projection screen fabric for the job. Different screen fabrics handle different applications and environments, their effectiveness depends on several factors, including the resolution of the media used, the lighting and acoustic conditions, and the viewing angle of the audience.

While this may seem like a complicated topic, understanding the purpose of screen fabric and the types available makes it easier to choose the optimal fabric for your application. So, let’s look at the different types of projection screen fabrics that you should consider before you make your decision and buy one. 

The Most Common Projection screen Fabric Types

  • Matte White

Matte White is a matte finish front projection screen and the most common on the market. Apart from that, most projectors you can find are predicted and adjusted to work with this type of material.

Matte white screens have 1.0 gain, and they create the best image in dark rooms, such as those you can find in cinema screens. They can also perform well in rooms with little ambient light. In some cases, they can deliver a decent image even in bright rooms, but only if the light is not directed into the screen.

These screens are commonly used in cinemas, at home for watching films and also for gaming. Their bright colors and nicely balanced contrast are what most of the consumers want.

  • Silver Projection Screens

Grey Screens is a matte silver projection screen that comes with a lower gain of 1.0 used in situations when it is required to deliver darker images. They can also be used in extremely bright rooms or big auditoriums, meeting rooms and convention centers with poorly controlled light. These screens are great for both watching films and playing games with many dark levels.

Grey screens are designed to rely on powerful projectors that can produce adequate levels of luminosity so that the white areas of the image still appear as white, taking advantage of the non-linear perception of brightness in the human eye. A grey screen may thus, succeed almost as well in delivering a bright-looking image, as a white screen would.

The silver projection screen has a 1.5 gain value and belongs to the group of high-gain screens. This material manages to brighten very dark images, and it is often good for projecting 3D images. They work great with high-lumen projectors with low contrast, but they can never be used with short throw ones.

  • Acoustical Transparency 

There are two main types in an acoustically transparent screen: woven and perforated. A woven projection screen is made on a loom in which the woven effect provides a natural variation in the spacing and patterns on the screen. The pattern of the weave should be at a very precise diagonal angle. 

A woven projector screen tends to allow sound to pass through better than a perforated screen. Most people believe woven screens are better than perforated screens when it comes to acoustical transparency. Certain frequencies tend to be absorbed into the screen, but this is fixable by adjusting the equalization of the speakers.

In general, woven projector screens do a pretty good job of allowing sound to pass through while blocking light from passing through the screen. 

Possible issues which can occur with low-quality Woven Screens 

  • Poor Colour Temperature 
  • Moire Effect 
  • Double Imaging 

A perforated projector screen is made of a very strong material with thousands of very small perforated holes in it. (Perforated means to pierce and make a hole or holes in). Essentially there’s a ridiculous amount of holes poked in the material which allows sound to pass through the screen. The material is typically made of a very strong PVC with holes that are usually less than 3mm in diameter. You are less likely to experience the double image effect with a perforated screen because the light does not pass through the screen very well. 

Possible issues which can occur with low-quality Perforated Screens 

  • Moire Effect 
  • Less effective acoustic transparency 

 Lumina projection screens ensures such issues will no longer be your problem. Accupix and Accupix Pro are premium acoustically transparent woven projection screens primarily used for behind speaker placement. The projection screens come with the latest innovation in fabric design, SDR, which can only be found in Lumina Screens. SDR is a unique weave pattern which diffuses sound to enhance the sound quality and transparency.

The SDR technology also enables complete opacity to the projection surface when viewed from the front, so the speakers cannot be seen through the screen, and the speakers also do not reflect any light back through the surface, creating a visual distortion. It is a huge benefit compared to the other projection screens in the market. 



Every project asks for a specific requirement understanding the requirement and taking guidance from the technically equipped projection screen company like Lumina Screens is the secret in making your home viewing experience immersive. For more info about our projection screen surfaces: https://luminascreens.com/our-products/