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I'm considering making a horizontal curve screen as Y-der4me did in a recent post. I wondered though, to get the full advantages of the curve, why not use a higher gain.
If a Stewart 2.0 or Draper M2500 material could be glued onto the plastic laminate it would give the curved screen higher output. Several members use M2500 on a flat screen, and it got good reviews from those members. The obvious drawbacks of higher gain; lack of uniformity and hotspots, could be lessened by using a curve.
Question # 1 - is there a way to safely glue such material, or will it bleed through to the viewing surface of the screen and alter the reflective properties?
Granted it isn't torus, but it would provide probably 1/4-1/3 the corrective benefits at way less money. A 12x5' sheet is only $50, and screen material is sold "raw" fairly cheaply.
OTOH - if KBK could come up with a 2-3 gain Screen Goo paint, that would be even better if it would stick to the laminate...either the finished side, or the back.
Finally went digital: RS20, ISCO IIIs, DIY 10.5' wide torus screen, Stewart StudioTek 1.3 G3 with 4 way masking and adjustable image size