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Interesting observations and testing. Color wise without an image projected, Fashion Grey looks to be closer to the Grayhawk than Grey... but the true test is with an image up on the screen. This goes in the direction of my thinking colors are a great foundation and although I still like the look of Fashion Grey, just as SS is too dark for some Fashion Grey could be too. Another member felt that Fashion Grey was a very close match to a Grayhawk, but projectors also come into play when testing and evaluating.
Top coatings though could be the biggest breakthrough in DIY in my opinion. As jberylec pointed out, projected image is what matters. I think Fashion Grey can be improved to an even higher level with a top coating, but if that applies... Grey will benefit as well as all the laminate colors.
jberylec how big are the samples you are testing and how are they fairing in your overall comparisons with the other 25 screen materials? It made me feel kinda good to see some of the laminates listed among the list screen materials you are testing. If they even come in at respectable comparisons that is a big validation for them seeing the cost vs performance factor between the materials. I honestly believe laminates are a simple and very cost effective way to make a screen. I've had several painted screens, and a Designer White screen temporarily up now, and soon will have a full size Fashion Grey screen.
"Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler." - Albert Einstein