Whether you operate a movie theater or simply want to create your own home cinema, the quality of your screen matters. While many people think that the image quality of a projected movie is controlled by just the projector or the video file, and that the audio quality is controlled by the speakers, the truth is that the screen itself also makes a big difference in the overall result. Here at IPS Perforating, Inc., we can help you create perforated movie screens to give you and your guests the great viewing experience you deserve, and in this article, we’ll go over some of the reasons that you should consider using them in your theaters.
- Acoustics- A big concern when choosing movie screens is acoustic transparency–essentially, sound needs to be able to pass through the screen instead of being reflected back at the audience, or else the audio will get muddled. Perforated movie screens have thousands of tiny holes (under 0.03 millimeters in diameter) that allow sound waves to pass through the surface and avoid creating any distracting echoes.
- Light Penetration and Color Temperature- Another reason to consider using perforated movie screens is that they prevent problems with light penetration and color temperature. With some woven movie screens, enough light is able to pass through gaps in the weave to create a second image on the walls behind them, creating a severe visual distraction. With our perforation services for movie screen material that we offer at IPS Perforating, Inc., you may not have to deal with this issue. In addition, some woven screens have uneven clusters of thread that can affect the color temperature of the projected image, while perforated screens are even across the entire surface and thus avoid this problem.
- Moiré Patterns- Lastly, the perforation patterns for movie screens that we offer here at IPS Perforating, Inc. will help you avoid another problem common in woven screens: moiré patterns. Moiré patterns occur when two patterns conflict with each other and create a third pattern, and they occur on woven movie screens when the weave conflicts with the pixels being projected on it. This creates lines across the screen that are sure to distract your audience, but fortunately our perforation patterns can be designed to prevent any such patterns from forming.