How to order a Designer Cut Series

Buy Designer Cut Series 

The Designer Cut Series is Elite Screens selection of pre-cut projection screen material swatches. The swatches are prepared for use in custom solutions and other improvised installations according to the integrator’s needs.

Screen Material Options

  • CineWhite® tensioned matte white, 1.1 gain - For controlled light room home cinema 1080P/4K projectors)
  • CineGrey 5D®, ambient light rejecting ISF certified, 1.5 gain (For controlled room or ambient light room home cinema 1080P/4K projectors)
  • CineGrey 3D®, ambient light rejecting ISF certified, 1.2 gain (For controlled room or ambient light room home cinema 1080P/4K projectors)
  • AcousticPro1080P3 tight perforated weave 4K sound transparent, 1.0 gain – For 1080P/4K projector
  • CineGrey, High Contrast Gray Material, 1.0 gain – For improved contrast ratio and black levels
  • WraithVeil - Rear projection material enhances contrast ratio and provides high reflectivity


Design and Installation 

  • Pre-cut materials for custom sized architectural or DIY projects
  • Rolled material helps maintain a flat and wrinkle-free viewing surface 
  • Stretches over a standard or designer made framework
  • High-end, industry grade projection materials
  • 4K Ultra HD, Active 3D, and HDR Ready 


Quality and Reliability

  • 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty by Elite Screens, an  ISO9001 manufacturer since 2004
  • Lifetime Tech Support by Elite Screens Professional Service Team through Email or Web Chat.


To learn more, click here to visit our general screen materials section.
Click here for a comparison chart of Designer Cut Materials.

  • CineGrey 3D®/CineGrey 5D® vs. Matte White Material in a Darkroom Environment

  • GreenGuard® Certification - Improving Human Health and Quality of Life

  • Matte White vs CineGrey 3D® Video

  • Setup Guide: Ambient Light Rejecting Projection Screens

  • Sable Frame CineGrey 3D® Testimonial

  • Designer Cut Series Product Video

  • CineGrey 3D® Customer Testimonial

  • Selecting a Screen Size Educational Video

  • ANSI Lumens and Screen Gain Educational Video


Dimensions Table

The listed measurements are for general reference only. Please contact Elite Screens to verify product design and dimensions before attempting to integrate its products with any structural or furniture modification. Although a manufacturer may offer product advice, it may be taken or disregarded at the integrator’s discretion. Elite Screens will not be held responsible or be otherwise liable for faulty installations.

Decoding the Model Number
Model Number = ZRM-135H-CineGrey
Z = Parts
RM = Raw Material
135 = Nominal Diagonal Size
H = HDTV 16:9 aspect ratio
(S = Standard 1:1 / V = 4:3 / X = 16:10 / C = 2.35:1)
CineGrey = CineGrey screen material
(CineGrey3D = CineGrey 3D® material / Rear = WraithVeil material /
A1080P3 = Acoustically Transparent 1080P material / 
CineGrey 5D = CineGrey 5D® material / CineWhite = CineWhite® material)

Designer Cut Series Dimensions Table
Model NumberDiagonal SizeAspect RatioView Area (HxW)Screen MaterialGainView Height (A)View Width (B)Thickness (C)
Model NumberDiagonal SizeAspect RatioView Area (HxW)Screen MaterialGainView Height (A)View Width (B)Thickness (C)
RM-135HW-CINEWHITEUp to 135"16:970.0"x124.0"CineWhite®Gain 1.170.0124.00.010
RM-135HW-CINEGREY5DUp to 135"16:970.0"x118.0"CineGrey 5D®Gain 1.570.0118.00.010
RM-135H-CineGreyUp to 135"16:972.0"x124.0"CineGreyGain 1.072.0124.00.010
RM-135H-RearUp to 135"16:972.0"x119.0"WraithVeilGain 2.272.0119.00.020
RM-135HW-A1080P3Up to 135"16:972.0"x124.0"AcousticPro 1080P3Gain 1.072.0124.00.015
RM-135H-CINEGREY3DUp to 135"16:968.0"x120.0"CineGrey 3D®Gain 1.268.0120.00.010

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Designer Cut Series Packaging Dimensions
Model Number Diagonal SizeAspect RatioNet Weight W. (lbs.)Gross Weight (lbs.)Net Weight. (Kgs)Gross Weight (Kgs)Packaging Dimensions (LxHxW)
Model Number Diagonal SizeAspect RatioNet Weight W. (lbs.)Gross Weight (lbs.)Net Weight. (Kgs)Gross Weight (Kgs)Packaging Dimensions (LxHxW)
RM-135HW-CINEWHITEUp to 135"16:96.6 lbs7.6 lbs3 kg3.4 kg74.0"x4.0"x4.0"
RM-135HW-CINEGREY5DUp to 135"16:96.7 lbs9.2 lbs3 kg4.2 kg74.0"x4.0"x4.0"
RM-135H-CINEGREYUp to 135"16:98.4 lbs9.4 lbs3.8 kg4.3 kg74.0"x4.0"x4.0"
RM-135H-REARUp to 135"16:95.3 lbs6.3 lbs2.4 kg2.9 kg74.0"x4.0"x4.0"
RM-135HW-A1080P3Up to 135"16:93.7 lbs4.7 lbs1.7 kg2.1 kg74.0"x4.0"x4.0"
RM-135H-CINEGREY3DUp to 135"16:96.5 lbs7.5 lbs2.9 kg3.4 kg74.0"x4.0"x4.0"




"Well worth the money"

Currently using this CineGrey 3d screen with an optoma gt1080 short throw.
Yes, short throw. I know it's not recommended but I see absolutely no problems. No glaring, oversaturated spots, etc. The projector is only a little more than 4' away from the screen. In the pictures I have the celling fan light (literally a few feet away from the projector) on, as well as 2 table lamps and a reading lamp. If that doesn't speak for the ambient light rejecting (alr) properties of this screen I don't know what does.

The colors pop more and, after recalibration, much more realistic plus much better contrast in dark scenes.

Model Number: ZRM-135H-CINEGREY3D 

"Totally Impressed!"

I rarely write reviews, but I'm totally impressed! This review is for Elite Screens Designer Cut, 135-inch 16:9 Acoustically Sound Transparent Projector Screen Cloth Fabric, ZRM-135HW-A1080P3. The screen is installed over in-wall speakers. First, the fabric is a finer weave and a brighter white than appears in the Amazon photo. There is no discernible loss of audio quality over the speakers. It is really quite amazing. The frame measures 120" x 71 1/2" and is made of 1" x 4" pine. The screen fabric was stretched (there is very little stretch to the screen fabric), and stapled to the frame. Four inch self adhesive black velvet was added for a high contrast border. The frame is hung using four 12" OOK Hangman french cleats (2 on the top and 2 on the bottom) for easy install and removal. All in all, for a DIY screen it has a professional clean look, was cost efficient, reasonably easy to assemble and install, and when the lights go down and the projectors lights up, the image and sound quality is amazing! We love it! Whether the source is BluRay, antennae TV, internet, whatever, this screen fabric is amazing. I wouldn't say it if I didn't do it and didn't mean it. Totally impressed.

Model Number: ZRM-135HW-A1080P3 

"110 edgeless screen with biased lighting."

Amazon seems to lump the cinegrey reviews together. So my review is for the cinegrey 3D®. I bought the 135 inch cinegrey 3D® designer cut. I built a 54 by 96 frame for a 110 inch diagonal.
My frame consists of a face frame made from #3 1x4's 8 feet long. These are pocket screwed in to a rectangle face frame that is then mounted to a base frame of 2x4's on edge. The base frame gives my face frame a 3.5 inch pop out effect.
I built an edgeless designed screen. I wanted the pop out out so I could mount bias lighting behind. The bias lighting helps a bit with image overspill. I bought a $17 projector mount on Amazon, it makes getting the picture perfectly dialed in, nearly impossible. I'll be watching for a deal on a peerless mount, and I'll update my photos then. But for now, the image does not center perfectly on my screen.
On to the cinegrey. It does a fair job of rejecting ambient light. Bright scenes look good in a lit room. But even my super bright Epson 2040 really struggles with dark scenes. It could be a combination of poor LCD contrast ratio, and a dark colored screen. Dark scenes look fine in a completely dark room, but I would not want to watch them in a moderately lit room.
If you want to watch football or most animated Disney movies you will be happy with this screen material in ambient lighting situations.
I do not consider this a down side. I think for movies to be immersive, you need a completely dark room. So just watch movies at night or close off all the windows. But for football and those types of programming you'll enjoy having lights on and still have a good picture. I'll update my photos as I get better ones. For now I've posted a screen shot from the replacements. It was in a fairly well lit room. And a scene from back to the future in a mostly dark room, except for biased lighting.
As to construction, it went as expected. I sanded all my edges of my frame to give a slightly rounded over effect. I had zero issues with my fabric ripping. The fabric stretched well, and the screen surface came out perfectly smooth. My only stapler is a hammer tacker. These are for stapling roofing felt and house wrap. They are not designed for accurate stapling. So I stretched my fabric, and then held with one hand while I placed the hammer tacker where I wanted it. Then I sort of pinned the fabric with the tacker and hit it with a rubber mallet to drive the staple. This was a little cumbersome, but 95% of my staples fired exactly where I wanted them. The other 5% were not an issue.
The corners were difficult to get right. But it's not real noticeable.
I'll let my photos do the rest of the talking. I would buy this again. I paid the full Amazon list price. I think it's a good value. I have under $175 in my full setup including biased lighting. The cinegrey base (non 3D) would probably be adequate for most folks. And it's $30 cheaper.


Model Number: ZRM-135HW-CineGrey5D 

"amazing results ! now I have a 6sqm screen with a 7.1 dolby surround home cinema and all my speakers are hidden...quality of picture is amazing and for full 3D HD really amazing"
Saison Damien
Model Number: ZRM-135HW-A1080P3 

"Cinegrey 5D®, just do it"

"I needed a screen that could combat ambient light. My livin area has a sliding glass door leading to an outside patio/pool area on one side that just about covers about 12 ft, so I have an very amble amount of ambient light that pours in during the day light hours. I previously had an Elite Screens pull down matte white screen that looked beautiful during evening hours, but was washed out quite a bit during the day, so much so it really wasn't worth using. I did some research and found out that most ambient light rejecting screens were astronomical in price and I could not justify $3500-$5000 for a screen (my projector was sub $1500) so I thought I was doomed to only evening big screen glory UNTILL, I stumbled upon Elite Screens "new" Cinegrey 5D® screens and material. I wanted to give it a shot, but I still didn't want to pay $800-$1400 for a screen when I could easily build one for less that $200 (well less actually) so I scoured the ends of the Internet and found a company that sold the Cinegrey 5D® material WITHOUT the screen. I purchased a swatch of the material large enough for anyone to build up to a 135' screen (I cut mine down to about 120'). After taking some measurements, I went to my local Home Depot, and bought the hardware I needed to build the frame and border. I then went to a local fabric store and bought about 3 yds of black felt for the border pieces (more than enough) and I built my screen. Once it was complete, I hung it on the wall and fired up the projector. I was amazed at the difference. ambient light and all, I was viewing 120' of big screen joy in the middle of the day and it looked wonderful. Even in the evening, the Cinegrey 5D® material really brings out the detail in the picture. If you have the know how and the "Tim the tool man" ability, I recommend you do exactly as I did and save yourself a ton of money buy building your own. If you are not comfortable to take that on, then by all means, purchase one of these screens with the Cinegrey 5D® material, you will not be disappointed, it works like a champ at the fraction of the cost of competitor solutions. Take a look at my photos and see for yourself!!"

Model Number: ZRM-135HW-CineGrey5D 

"Couldn't Be Happier"

Brought CINEGREY, for my Epson 2040. I built a 110" wood frame screen and stapled the material it to the back. I couldn't be more pleased. What I can say is that it does look washed out when all the lights are on and I have the blinds opened during the day.
The good thing for me is I never have the blinds open, only did that to test the ambient light rejection feature, and my room has a modest amount of light control. Bottom line i couldn't be happier.

Model Number: ZRM-135H-CINEGREY
From an Amazon.com Customer Review

This is for the cinegrey3d®, and since there is not one review on amazon for this material I figured I would write one. The ambient light rejecting aspects of the material is amazing, much better then carls place alr sample I have because it doesn't reduce the amount of briteness and in fact it makes the colors more vibrant and rich because it adds a much better level of contrast which is the one thing most projectors lack.. Trust me it's awesome and you won't be disappointed with it, the 3d is ridiculous. . I can only say how good it is with my projector which is an Epson 2040... Trust me it's pretty sick..

Model Number: ZRM-135H-CINEGREY3D
From an Amazon.com Customer Review




Q: Can I buy a small screen material sample?

A: Yes, you can buy a CineWhite® screen material sample by clicking here.

    Buy a CineGrey screen material sample by clicking here.

    Buy a CineGrey 3D® screen material sample by clicking here.

    Buy a CineGrey 5D® screen material sample by clicking here.

    Buy a WraithVeil screen material sample by clicking here.

    Buy an AcousticPro 10803 screen material sample by clicking here.

Q: Why is my screen a little smaller than the advertised size?

A: Some materials will experience minor shrinking while after being cut, stored and shipped. This shrinkage is normal and is due to the materials temperature adjustment. Your screen will require a taught stretching to cover a maximum size of 135" diagonal, to help with achieving this maximum size it is recommended to do so in a room temperature set at 75°F +

Q: Isn’t the regular matte grey material the best for enhancing contrast? If not what material should I consider and why?

A: Matte grey was an earlier effort by projection screen manufacturers to enhance projector performance when projectors had limited performance ranges in need of a little help.  Matte grey materials added a darker shade to projected images that would enhance black levels to a degree.  The down side is that a projector with a high lumens output and interior light control was required. The next generation materials we offer now are CineGrey 3D / CineGrey 5D. The CineGray materials are ambient light rejecting. This means that the new materials will give you flat panel display brightness even with high levels of interior lighting. The old matte grey materials are washed out by interior lighting. Also, the Cinegrey series of ALR  and ceiling light rejecting (CLR) screen materials give reference grade quality that is world class certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) for its professional grade abilities to provide accurate color rendition, contrast, and black/white dynamic range. The CineGrey 3D® has a wider diffusion range while the CineGrey 5D® is brighter. Comparing either CineGrey 3D/5D materials to the old matte grey is like comparing a couple of souped-up Ford Mustangs to a Model T.

Q: Why is there line imprints on my screen?

A: Some materials are prone to minor non-permanent imprinting. This is normal and is due to the materials edge causing a minor bump while being rolled onto its tube for storage and shipping. This sometimes causes a minor line every 5" to 8" when rolled out, these lines should disappear once fully stretched and should not affect your viewing experience.

Q: What are the model numbers of the Designer Cut Series?

A: Here is a complete list of the model numbers in the Designer Cut Series: 

  • ZRM-135H-CineGrey
  • ZRM-135H-A1080P3

Q: Do the Designer Cuts Series ship rolled up or are they folded?

A: All the Designer Cuts Series models ship rolled up.

Q: Why can't we use ambient light or ceiling light rejecting (ALR/CLR/CLR2) screens with ultra-short throw/short throw (UST/ST) projectors?  
Ambient light rejecting is a generic term for a variety of materials that prevents projected content from being washed out by incident room lighting from either natural or manmade sources. Each of these materials incorporate some sort of reflective microstructures that allows for projected light to create a superb image while off-axis light is either absorbed or reflected away from the viewers field of vision. 

ALR screen materials are typically made for standard “long-throw” projectors. As long as the projector and material are aligned in accordance with SMPTE standards, you will get optimal picture brightness, color-contrast, and black level dynamic range while off-axis light is essentially rejected.  We have created videos and articles on proper video and seating alignment to achieve the proverbial “sweet spot” for picture performance. Because Short-throw and UST projectors spread out their light signal over a comparatively short distance, much of the light is off-axis and will therefore be rejected by the material.  

Materials like our Starbright CLR® are specifically designed for UST projectors. Their reflective microstructures are aligned to reflect the upward spread light signal from UST projectors into a viewer’s field of vision. At the same time, the “CLR®” rejects other forms of off-axis light such as regular room lighting, window light, ceiling light or even the direct signal from a standard throw projector.  

Q: How about using any “ALR” (Cinegrey®3D/5D or Starbright CLR, etc.) by Elite with a ceiling-installed UST/ST projector?
Ceiling mounted UST projectors will not even work with a Starbright CLR® material because the material is specifically orientated to reject “ceiling light” or any type of lighting from above. This means that the screen will reject any overhead light, even from a compatible projector. Theoretically, you could invert the Starbright CLR® material to match with an inverted UST projector but the alignment will still not likely align properly with the human eye to deliver the ideal “sweet-spot” picture performance.

Q: How much room is recommended between in-wall speakers and acoustically transparent screen materials AcousticPro1080P3/AcousticPro UHD?
A: As long as the in-wall speakers do no touch the materials or approximately 1”.

Q: Do they support passive 3D (polarized glasses)?
A: No they do not, only our CineGrey 3D® and CineGrey 5D®, CineGrey 3D® AT are polarized support passive 3D.

Q: What is the minimum viewing distance to avoid seeing the weave pattern/texture?
A: The recommended minimum viewing distance is the diagonal size of the screen.



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