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Can I Tape a Projection Screen to My Wall

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Elite Screens' Blog Team
2018/01/26,

Elite Screens' Blog Team

Regardless of the screen or maker, never tape your projector screen to the wall. Regardless of how good the adhesive may be, it is just not safe.  In this case, there are options.

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*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.

 

Transcripts:

[20:06] Customer: Hello, I’m interested in buying a screen for my Epson 5030UBe and I’m having trouble finding the right one since there’s so many types here

[20:07]        Rick: Thank you for your interest, I would be happy to assist.

[20:07]        Rick: I will like to recommend a fix frame only if you have a dedicated wall for the screen.

[20:08] Customer: Well, I have a wall that I want to project on, but I’m not allowed to drill, is there anything light enough to 3M it to a wall?

[20:08] Customer: Even if it’s a lot of 3M

[20:09]        Rick: Oh I see. Well I do have one that can be stored. One moment so i can provide you the information.

[20:14]        Rick: ok i have one here. This is a free-standing screen called the ezCinema.

[20:15]        Rick: https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/159 

[20:16]        Rick: Since this is non-invasive, I strongly recommend a portable “free-standing” model and we have many to choose from: https://elitescreens.com/products/portable-projection-screens 

[20:16] Customer: Is there one with those ambient light rejecting properties?

[20:16]        Rick: this type is mainly focused on fixed frames.

[20:18] Customer: Are the fixed frames heavy? how much do they weight?

[20:18]        Rick: They can range about 15 to 20 lbs, so I don’t trust any kind of adhesive solutions. It is neither practical nor safe.

[20:19] Customer: Ah, certainly doable with enough tape, but you are the specialist and your advise is considered. 

[20:21] Customer: So, my place is basically a long room with a window running through the length of it, and I have an Epson 5030ub that is probably gonna be a little offset horizontally from the center of the screen, is that going to be a problem with the ALR screens?

[20:23]        Rick: It will be a slight problem, due to the reflective property. Here is a good introductory video on ALR screens: https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/ALR_Screens.mp4   Still I strongly advise against using any tape.  It is just unsafe.  It would be better to use a free-standing screen or install a fixed frame and fill in the holes / repaint when you are ready to move.  If you are absolutely set on taping a screen to your wall, I have one product, our Insta-DE2a series: https://elitescreens.com/front/front/productdetail/product/172  .  Here are instructions on how to install it: https://elitescreens.com/elitetube/InstaDE2a_Installation_vid.mp4

[20:24]        Rick: If the projector is offset by a foot or so the light will be reflected to its mirror opposite and the viewing angle will shift.  It will spoil your picture performance. 

[20:26] Customer: I see, well I guess ill order some material samples before I make a decision. Thanks rick

[20:26]        Rick: My pleasure.  Thank you for choosing Elite screens.