Ambient light rejecting (ALR) projector screen materials are specifically designed to improve the image quality of projectors in rooms with high levels of ambient light. These materials use special coatings or technologies to absorb, reflect or scatter ambient light and improve the contrast and color accuracy of the projected image.
There are several types of ALR screen materials available in the market, including:
High-contrast gray screens: These screens have a gray tint that absorbs ambient light and enhances the contrast and black levels of the projected image.
Polarizing screens: These screens use a polarizing filter that blocks ambient light from certain angles, while allowing light from the projector to pass through.
Microscopic lenticular screens: These screens use microscopic lenticular lenses that reflect and scatter ambient light away from the viewer’s line of sight, while directing the projector light towards the viewer.
Fresnel lens screens: These screens use a series of Fresnel lenses to direct the projector light towards the viewer and reject ambient light from other angles.
When choosing an ALR screen material, it’s important to consider factors such as the room size, ambient light levels, projector brightness, and viewing angle. It’s also important to note that ALR screens can be more expensive than regular projector screens, but can significantly improve the image quality in challenging lighting conditions.
Whatever the application, make it picture-perfect with multiple colors, sizes, and textures to choose from for easy, customizable installation of your perfect projector screen!
Ambient Light Rejecting Projector Screen Material
Our Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) Screen Material is really special. It’s colored a dark gray for maximum contrast from your projector, while its shiny surface helps keep colors bright. It’s very popular in multipurpose rooms where light is difficult to control. Avoid folding because while a flexible material, it isn’t quite as resilient as the other flexible materials. Also, use caution when pairing with a short throw projector or with edge-blending because of the possibility of inconsistent image brightness.
Sizes and Packaging
- Our materials are available in a number of standard sizes that should fit most applications. Raw cuts are measured by the inch, and we’ll generally make the cuts an inch or two larger than listed.
- Need something else? We can get you just about anything you want. Just let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll see what we can do!
- ALR is only offered shipped in a tube.
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Feel free to check out our guide here to help you select the best material for your environment’s lighting (from pitch black all the way up to moderate ambient light).