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Only the glass bead material will provide the retro-reflective characteristic. Changing the gain will cause other problems.
It can be done, but the screen design was chosen due to the high gain, and the retro part was just part of the package deal you signed on with - to get the gain.
The two are inseparable unless the persons or companies involved saw enough demand to go to a lower gain design. It would seem a bit difficult to consistenly manufacture, and the other problems, (which I cannot discuss, without getting into proprietary and hard fought for understandings) would dominate the overall considerations enough to make designing such a real headache. At that point, a company might just consider selling you some other screen design....
For example, you could put a retro surface on a curved screen, but to exactly no effect....same gain as flat. (theoretically)
[This message has been edited by KBK (edited 01-03-2001).]
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