Screens wrap frames and static masking
Due to the innovation in digital projection such as laser projection the projected images are now crisper and don't need physical masking, unlike 35mm film where feathering around the edge of the image was an issue.
With technologies moving quickly more and more mainstream multiplex cinema operators that rely on mass customer ticket acquisitions are edging away from moving masking systems, wrap and fixed frames are cheaper and have minor servicing requirements unlike moving masking systems.
Not having a moving masking system releases the projection wall to have the picture almost filling the whole wall, giving customers a more immersive experience when watching the feature.
Keeping up with technology, filmmakers are now using new formats like a 2:1 format in their film production. Filmmakers are using cutting edge technologies that innovate theatre design giving a fresh new contemporary feel to cinema.
We have an extensive choice of projection screen surface's including matt white, gain screens, 3D silver screens, all our screen surfaces are available with perforation. Perforation lets the sound through the screen surface. Our wrap frames can be curved and or made tilting back if required. Frames can incorporate speaker platforms with servicing platforms and access ladders, for safety we can include safety rails, fall arrest systems, safety lanyards and harnesses.
Wrap frames also known as Halo screen frames, floating screen frames, and wrap around screen frames, are used when masking is not necessary, e.g if you have a fixed format screen.
The screen surface on wrap-around screen frames go around the perimeter of the frame and wraps around the back, tying off at the back with a lacing rail so the screen is always tensioned and no lacing can be seen. Wrap-around screens are usually mounted on a frame holding your speakers, but can be mounted directly to the wall if you do not need speakers behind the screen.
To give the true cinema feeling, we can add a static masking at the top and the bottom, also know as the top and bottom apron and to the sides, also known as dress legs. These static masking’s go around the perimeter of the wrap frame to hide the projection wall giving the screen a floating or halo effect.
Static masking frames
Static masking frames are also known as fixed masking frames and have black masking around the perimeter of the box frame. Black masking is needed to create your exact format and hide the lacing behind the screen. This black masking will always be visible, we can add static masking cloths above and below (also known as the top and bottom apron) and to the sides (also known as dress legs) of the fixed masking frame. These will be installed flush with the front of the frame to hide the projection wall.