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I have seen threads in the past where folks ask "Can I just use 100 inches of a 110" screen. The answer is Yes, but the image my annoying with no black masking.

I have been watching my local Craig's list since Daite stopped making the HP 2.8 fabric for a used screen. My thought was to store this away for someday when I get a bigger house and can make a fixed frame out of it.
One finally showed up and I purchase a 110" Model C for $300. After some waffling I figured I would installed the screen in the living room. I really don't care for how it looks on the wall as it is to large for the room and really not all that attractive, but I have nowhere else to store it! Anyhow, I figure I might as well use it as to store it.
To utilize the compete surface would mean a major up grade of the room and a new projector, none of which was in the budget.
So the solution is removable masking curtains to properly mask 78" of screen

What is needed
You need a screen case made of steel not aluminum, so verify that first, before you buy anything as it is all held up with magnets.
There are 2 places folks tend to buy velvet, locally and online. I used both and prefer Joann Fabrics product. This is a link with velvet info.

Other products needed
2" Gaffers Tape No sewing needed!
Neodymium Magnets
Assorted measuring and cutting tools (this is not a step by step how-to)

Velvet panels and curtains are made using the gaffer's tape to hold the hems rather than stitching and also to hold the magnets.

Pictures of the completed project.

Planar PD8150 with DC4 DMD paired with a Dalite HP 2.8 110"

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