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: http://shop.elitescreens.com/ezframescreenfrontprojectionmaterial.aspx
*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: http://shop.elitescreens.com/ezframescreenfrontprojectionmaterial.aspx
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.