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Why Not Build Your Own Elite Screen

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Doing your own screen design is neither weird or unusual. Regardless if it’s a professional installer or a DIY who knows what to do, building your own screen is a great project and Elite has the materials you need to get the job done.

Here are the links used in the discussion:

CineWhite® screen material purchase site:

*The discussion below is based on actual chat transcripts with the omission of any personal/confidential material to protect the customer’s privacy. An example in this case is to change the contact’s identification name/number to “Customer” or a generic name.



11:05:53 AM       Customer - Hi

4:00:00 PM                Johnny - Thank you for contacting Sales department. This is Johnny, how may I help you?

11:06:06 AM       Customer - Hi Johnny

11:06:32 AM       Customer - Looking for Cinewhite screen material (without frame).  I see you have a 165" size.

11:07:02 AM              Johnny - So just the material? Are you building your own?

11:07:27 AM       Customer - Yes. I'll end up building the frame myself.

11:08:26 AM              Johnny - Certainly, you can purchase from this link here:

 11:08:27 AM      Customer - Do you sell material by itself?

11:08:34 AM              Johnny - We do.

11:08:52 AM       Customer - And how do I get shipping size/weight details?

11:10:23 AM              Johnny - It  would weigh 11lbs., and typically goes USPS or UPS.

11:11:48 AM       Customer -  That works,Thanks.

11:13:53 AM              Johnny - Full specs are as follows.  165" is 11 lbs. LxWxH 87x4x4"

11:14:00 AM              Johnny - for the packing dims

11:14:22 AM              Johnny - Would you require assembly tips?

11:15:26 AM       Customer - No, I’ve done this before. I frame up like a large artist canvas with sunken internal joists to keep it all flat.  I will wrap the edges and secure it.

11:15:36 AM              Johnny - Sounds like a fun project.  I hope you send pictures.  We show projects like this on our website.

11:15:41 AM       Customer - I sure will.  Thanks again for the help.

11:15:48 AM       Customer - I’ll go through the sales site like I did last time. So long for now.

11:15:54 AM              Johnny - I appreciate the call.  Thank you for choosing Elite Screens.