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Old 03-28-2001, 09:17 PM - Thread Starter
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I bought some blackout fabric from Joanne's Fabric to see how it would look, and was surprised to see that it isn't completely opaque. Did I get the wrong thing?

A flashlight can be clearly seen through it, as can my projector image. The way I see it, any light I can see on the other side of the screen is light that is not being reflected back to the viewing audience... which is a bad thing. Is there a truly opaque blackout material available from Joanne's? Is a "normal" Da-Lite matte white screen completely opaque?
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Old 03-28-2001, 09:44 PM
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The stuff I got at Joanne's is definately opaque. I can hold a flashlight up to it and it doesn't show through. Well, in total darkness, I can just make out a faint glow from the back.

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