Originally Posted by MississippiMan /forum/post/20875304
Actually, the use of Artist Canvass is a pretty well known, if indeed older application.
Over time, the predominant usage involved Normal/Medium Weave Canvass that was coated with Artist Gesso, sanded smooth, the one type or another of Paint was either Rolled or Sprayed onto it.
...or even Brushed on, by golly! Eh Bud? http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=635968
Now days...., for a bit more than Black Out Cloth, you can get 72" tall x 6 Yrd Artist Canvass....that's been pre-primed and made "ultra smooth" for about $140.00.
That's well within reason if compared to any similarly sized "Board Material' of which there is almost nil such available.
Such material could make a 66" x 117" Screen (135" Diagonal) and still have enough left for a 54" x 96" (110" screen)
That's allowing for 3 Inches extra material on the edges all around to accommodate Stretching/Stapling the material onto whatever Frame is made.
Originally Posted by rukus29 /forum/post/20876501
Thanks, I figured some people must have tried it. I saw both the primed and unprimed material and both looked pretty cheap.
Do you have any idea if people have done testing (and written about it here or elsewhere) of it's characteristics in a screen-sense, ie color neutrality, gain, AT properties if any, etc? I couldn't find much.
Thanks as always,
Originally Posted by Blasst /forum/post/20878610
Slightly off topic.....
That Ultrecht material 135" would be decent for someone that wanted to use it outdoors.
What material have you seen, that is one piece that would give a much larger outdoor screen?
Originally Posted by Blasst /forum/post/20882801
That is what I was looking for.
Time for a project to get started for this fall.
Any idea how the picture quality will be, compared to lets say, a big old piece of canvas?