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Gatorfoam board in Ultra White,

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Has anyone used this for their DIY screen ? It is a 1.3 gain on the matte side. It is fairly stiff and I intend to place it on 48x89 frame . It will be used with a Marquee 8500 in a light controlled environment .
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Where do you get it from?
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www.gatorfoamboard.com Therein lies my problem I just found out about this product and need to find it locally . Art supply stores are suppose to carry this . $50 for a 4 x 8 sheet . I heard about this from the gentleman who I purchased my CRT projector from .
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www.gatorfoamboard.com Therein lies my problem I just found out about this product and need to find it locally . Art supply stores are suppose to carry this . $50 for a 4 x 8 sheet . I heard about this from the gentleman who I purchased my CRT projector from .

There are others that have used this as is or as a paintable substrate. I ran into a problem in my area as far as availability.

At $50, you're right there at a sheet of Designer White, and for a little more you can get a larger sheet. Talk to Clarence, HG57 and some of the other guys that have CRT projectors. Clarence has used a wide variety of screen methods and can give you personal first hand input on a level those of us with digital projectors can't.

Out of curiosity, where did you get the 1.3 gain figure from?
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I am just repeating what I was told about the 1.3 (I am so new at this I don't even know how to test this figure ) I did get my 4 x 8 sheet today and it was $92 dollars . I found it at a local art supply store and if Anchorage has it in stock you should be able to find it anywhere .
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I am just repeating what I was told about the 1.3 (I am so new at this I don't even know how to test this figure ) I did get my 4 x 8 sheet today and it was $92 dollars . I found it at a local art supply store and if Anchorage has it in stock you should be able to find it anywhere .

Thanks for the reply adriankelly, I was curious is all because I haven't seen any gain tests on this. That doesn't mean it's bad, just I was curious where the 1.3 figure came from.

I couldn't locate any in my area, and $92 is a bit more than I wanted to pay for a 4x8 substrate sheet, but the main thing is if you like it and are happy. If you can remember who and where you saw the gain test done that would be great
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It should be a lot cheaper in the lower 48 . Shipping anything up here usually adds quite a bit to the final price .
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