Originally Posted by bfisherjr
+1 on the masking panels. I've been using the screen for about 3 months now and it's awesome - been extremely pleased. I thought about trying to make my own masking panel but I doubt it would look as good as what Chris comes up with.
For those interested in making their own masking panels for their Seymour screen, you could probably improvise something by using neodymium magnets.
You build masking panels with magnets in them. The screen frame is made of aluminum, so magnets won't stick. HOWEVER, the L-brackets (that are used in the frame corners) are made of metal. Unfortunately, they aren't really long enough, vertically, to position a masking panel.
But, if you can fit your own strip of metal (or magnets) into the frame during assembly, then you could easily attach a masking panel to the screen frame. (The panel would cover the frame and not touch the screen).
Or, if Chris were to either (A) pre-install neodymium magnets at the 2.40:1 spot, or (B) supply a longer L-bracket, then all you'd have to do is make the masks. What do you think, Chris?
The only downside to this approach is that if the magnetic attraction is too strong, you're going to flatten the nap of the velvet. So, if you had the lights on and the masks off, you might get some flat-spotting on the Seymour frame. With a bit of trial-and-error, you could find the right size/strength of magnet to provide just enough strength to hold it in position. That still might flatten the nap a tiny bit, but with the lights off, you won't notice it.