How to order a CineGrey Material

CineGrey (Tension High Contrast Grey) is designed for low contrast DLP and LCD Home Cinema Projectors. Its superior flatness makes the CineGrey ideal for home theater use. It enhances black levels while minimizing loss in color reproduction. Uniform diffusion surface has black-backing to eliminate light penetration and is easily washable with mild soap and water. *Manufacturer's Tip: if your projector's contrast ratio is more than 2000:1, we recommend you use CineWhite material for a brighter picture.

Elite Screens Series: Aeon Series, ezFrame, CineTension2, Designer Cut

  • Multi-layer PVC with texture and surface coating
  • Enhances color contrast and black levels
  • Gain: 1.0
  • View Angle: 160° (80° ±LR)
  • Mildew Resistant
  • Black backing
  • Surface can be cleaned with (water) moist cotton cloth
  • Active 3D, 4K Ultra HD, and HDR ready

CineGrey Gain Chart




Q: Can I buy a small screen material sample?

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

Q: What is the difference between the CineGrey and CineGrey 3D® materials?

A: The CineGrey is a matte grey painted projector surface. It is ideal for older projectors that have a lot of brightness but not so much on adjustable contrast levels. The Cinegrey 3D® is a specialized material that is ambient light rejecting. This means you get superb dynamic range in color and black levels in either a light or dark room.

Q: What are the model numbers for replacement CineGrey material for my fixed frame screen?

A: Elite Screens offers replacement CineGrey material for 16:9 fixed frame screens. Here is a complete list of the model number for replacement CineGrey Screen Material: ZR84H1-M, ZR92H1-M, ZR100H1-M, ZR106H1-M, ZR120H1-M, ZR135H1-M, ZR150H1, ZR85H1-Wide, ZR96H1-Wide, ZR103H1-Wide, ZR115H1-Wide, ZR138H1-Wide

Decoding the model number: ZR92H1-M

  • ZR- Replacement Material
  • 92= Diagonal Size of 92"
  • H= 16:9 Aspect Ratio (Wide= 2:35:1)

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.


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