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post #1 of 29 Old 09-22-2001, 11:35 PM - Thread Starter
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I was browsing through Bed Bath and Beyond and came across blackout panels by Roc-lon (Rockland). I know the biggest problem people have is finding it wider than 54" or 60". They had a single panel that was 80"x104" for $59(# 97179F). That is big enough to give you a ~130" screen with an LT150.

Thought that might help a few people out. Their website is http://www.roc-lon.com/tlcad.html but it appears down. I found it for sale here http://www.comforthouse.com/comfort/blacdrapline.html or check out BB&B.
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Thanks for the links. This will come in handy.

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You know, the shameful part of all of this is that we can buy a full 50 yd long roll of Roc-lon 3 pass (their highest quality) 110" wide blackout material directly from Rockland Industries for $222.00 plus shipping. Now think about it....110" wide with no seams! That is wide enough for just about any screen that most "normal" people would build. Or if you want a really big screen, use the 110" dimension as the height and you could make a screen 195.5" wide (16:9 format). Just over two yards of that stuff (62" to be exact) would make a 110" wide 16:9 screen and cost less than $9.00, so the Comfort House "deals" don't look so good any more, do they? And has anyone actually checked with CH to find out if they used 54" wide pieces sewn together, or did they cut the panels from the 110" wide stuff? Remember, CH is selling these to use as drape and curtain liners, not screens, so their definition of a "single panel" might be different than ours.

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I opened it up at Bed Bath and Beyond and it was a single piece, no seem that I could find. I might go back to check again today to make sure. They only had one single panel curtain left.

As for that 110" wide roll, has anyone thought about buying a full roll and then selling sections to AVS members? If this is the price then you could make alot of 100+" screens from it and sell them for $20 or so. I think there would be enough demand to get rid of the entire roll without anyone losing money. If this is something people are interested in then I might just buy the full roll.
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I would be interested in some 110" blackout material if someone bought a roll! Heck I'd buy the roll and sell the material myself if there's enough interest.

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Count me. I'll buy a few yards from you.

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I mentioned this the other day. Anyhow I'm interested in some also. We probably should check with admin about this though I remember something about some chairs or something. Before we arrange this "group buy" to make sure it's ok.
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I found a place that sells the Roc-lon blackout fabric by the yard! www.fabricgallery.com They carry the Blackout and the budget blackout for 4.99/yard and 3.99/yard respectively.

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That's a descent price. Too bad they don't carry the 110" stuff. Or maybe they do. I'll send them an email and see what they say. I can only find the 54" wide on their site in the two types.
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I'd also be interested buying a few yards.

Any idea how the gain of the Roc-lon compares to the stuff from JoAnn's fabric? Also, do you guys leave the fabric natural or paint it.


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If someone wants to buy a roll of the 110" stuff, I'd be willing to buy 10 yards of it. That's a lot more than I need, but I would have lots of spare material in case someone damaged my screen, or a friend needed some, etc.

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Count me in, I'd partake in the buy...
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Okay,
I've decided to buy a roll if admin will allow the sales to go through, I've e-mailed admin. and am still waiting to here back from them. I've also been in contact with Rockland Industries to get total shipped price for the roll. As soon as all the correct info is gathered I'll create a new post for everyone interested.

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Here's fabricgallery's response:

Thanks for your inquiry. Our blackout is 54 inches wide and unfortunately, we do not carry a 110" width. My apologies for not being able to offer this width. Again, thanks for your email and for visiting FabricGallery.com.

sounds good Jamz.
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If you get it Jamz I'll buy a couple yards off of you. Probably 4 or 5 yards. I don't think you will have any problem getting rid of 50 yards.
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Thanks Jamz!! Maybe I'll make two screens, one that is 1.85:1 and the other being 2.35:1!!!
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Jamz, I'm in for a few yards. Thanks for stepping up.

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Count me in for 7 yards.

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Admin. gave me the okay, should have a price tomarrow from Rockland. Will post when all info is available.

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I would try some too.

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Please put me down for 5 yards also. I think two rolls may be required http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
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I'm in! But I need the material to completely cover some troublesome windows. What exactly are the majority of you doing? Are people planning on using this as outer-borders around a screen?

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Damon,

I think most people are using this AS the screen. It makes a cheap great alternative to expensive DaLite screens or whatnot. I'll also use some of the material to blackout a window.
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Jamz, I have already paved the way for the purchase, as I told one of the nice ladies (I don't know who, though) that a bunch of us were interested in using this material for screens, and she referred me to one of the sales people, Barry Bovit, who can be reached at 856-354-1638, who is the rep in New England. you may have to talk with a different sales person, but if you give a quick call to 800-876-2566, you should be able to easily find out the name of the sales rep in your area.



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Please let me know too! My two 54" panels sewed together don't look all that good and I need SIZE!

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Anyone who's interested please respond in may other post so I can get an idea for total yards needed! I'm placing the order on friday 28th!

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Just as a heads up - I found the site for Bed Bath and Beyond

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...=100625&RN=130


Blackout Window Liners 80" W x 60" L Pair White $ 44.99 ea.
Blackout Window Liners 80" W x 80" L Pair White $ 49.99 ea.
Blackout Window Liners 104" W x 80" L Pair White $ 59.99 ea.
Blackout Window Liners 105" W x 80" L Single Patio Panel White $ 54.99 ea.
Blackout Window Liners 130" W x 80" L Pair White $ 69.99 ea.
Blackout Window Liners 154" W x 80" L Pair White $ 79.99 ea.
Blackout Window Liners 54" W x 60" L Pair White $ 34.99 ea.
Blackout Window Liners 54" W x 80" L Pair White $ 39.99 ea.

It doesn't say how they are packaged (folded or rolled).




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The panels from Bed Bath and Beyond are folded and in a thick plastic bag. Packaged just like a comforter. They also come with a long roll of strip style magnets. Just know that only the 'single panel' blackout curtain is a single piece. The rest are all two seperate panels.

I still say this 104" deal is much better than what I saw at BB&B.
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That was my main point, however some may wish to just "pick one up locally". I found it interesting that they only had 80" lengths.

Have you started a second roll yet? I tried my my LT150 last night and the 58" width (one panel from a multi-panel painters drop cloth - measures 58 x 108) I have isn't wide enough. It looks like I will need 65" high screen.

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