What material are you using for your screens?
  • digital19
    junior Member
    Posts: 4
    Joined: Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:08 pm

    What material are you using for your screens?

    by digital19 » Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:29 pm

    I just wanted to say I absolutely love the images that I see being produced with modul8 and the ability to use multiple projectors really sounds promising.

    My question regards the screens you are using in your gallery images. What type of material is this? It doesn't look like real silk, but I was curious what it was.

    Thanks

    Image
  • User avatar
    sigmasix
    master
    Posts: 1222
    Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:12 pm
    Location: gva | switzerland
    Contact:

    by sigmasix » Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:27 pm

    I assume it's mosquito net
  • digital19
    junior Member
    Posts: 4
    Joined: Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:08 pm

    by digital19 » Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:29 pm

    Sweet... That would certainly be cheaper than silk...
  • Akira
    ultim8 member
    Posts: 388
    Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:47 pm
    Location: Argentina

    by Akira » Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:40 pm

    Cheaper and much, much less fire-prone!

    There's discussion about this somewhere in vjforums. Try doing a search for silk in there...
  • User avatar
    boris
    garageCube team
    Posts: 910
    Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:36 am
    Location: Geneva
    Contact:

    by boris » Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:27 am

    Yes it's not fire proof.
    But you can use some products to do that.

    Akira wrote:Cheaper and much, much less fire-prone!

    There's discussion about this somewhere in vjforums. Try doing a search for silk in there...
    Boris * garageCube team
  • User avatar
    Lupin
    garageCube team
    Posts: 383
    Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:37 pm
    Location: France
    Contact:

    by Lupin » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:26 pm

    you can also buy M1 (fire proof) canvas too
    we bought M1 mosquito net at a azur scenic
    there you'll find a large range of materials to build screens and all of thoses canvas are fire proof
  • digital19
    junior Member
    Posts: 4
    Joined: Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:08 pm

    by digital19 » Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:28 pm

    Hi Lupin,

    Thanks for the help. Could you point out the mosquito net from the azur scenic site? I looked through their catalog (in english) and didn't see mosquito netting... All of their fabrics are fireproof?
  • vj_jasper
    junior Member
    Posts: 3
    Joined: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:34 am

    by vj_jasper » Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:05 am

    wedding dress material can be very good too - in three layers, fifteen centimetres apart for a semi-3D effect. need very strong shapes and colour luminance in the loops for that to look effective.

    for a no-transparency option, cheesecloth can have a nice texture.
  • spectral
    member
    Posts: 26
    Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:18 am
    Location: Brighton, UK

    another option.....

    by spectral » Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:57 am

    Try theatre fabric suppliers as they have a consise range of fabrics all DFR and IFR(durable and inherantly fire retarded). They also have "wide" fabrics not just 1.5m wide. Shark tooth gauzes are great. Hard wearing and come in many different grades(thickness's and mesh sizes). They are more expensive than high street fabrics but you dont need to piss around fire retarding them yourself. Also some fire retardents leave stains on fabrics which tend to show up when lit.

    If you are in uk then jc joel www.jcjoel.co.uk are great. They have some very interesting IFR PUFC fabrics ( strong, waterproof and very white )

    As a foot note to all VJ's "get fire retarded screens". I have seen a crap screen go up in flames recently with dripping plastic falling from the sky. It is out responability to follow saftey rules and not cut corners to save a few quid/bucks.
  • User avatar
    Lupin
    garageCube team
    Posts: 383
    Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:37 pm
    Location: France
    Contact:

    by Lupin » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:40 pm

    becareful, theatre safety rules are far different from a club/event regulation. you must use fireproof materials. in case of the safety commussion inspect your installation and you can't guarantee your screens and frames are fireproofs your event will be busted out

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests