Screen Innovations, a leader in projection screens, has partnered with Carbon Black Technology to offer dealers a new ambient light rejecting screen material that delivers the vibrancy and clarity seen with LED videowalls. SI demoed the new screen material on a 190” screen at their booth this year at CEDIA 2023.
Carbon Black Technology
Carbon Black Technology is an international company based in The Hague in The Netherlands, and specializes in advanced projection surfaces. The company uses a combination of nanotechnology and sustainable systems to create ambient light rejecting (ALR) screen materials that are suitable for any cinematic application and environment, whether that be a home theater, retail space, museum, office installation, event installation, or large venue. The screen sizes can go up to 16 feet by 99 feet.
CarbonBlack Screen Innovations Demo at CEDIA 2023
Screen Innovations demoed the new screen material at their booth at CEDIA 2023. The 190” CarbonBlack screen is a hybrid that combines some elements of traditional ALR screens with Carbon Black’s “quantum” design, and our editor, Art Feierman, was able to visit the booth and check out that screen in action.
A Collaboration That Steals the Show
The goal of the CarbonBlack screen material is to produce the highest screen performance, with vivid colors and true blacks in the face of ambient light, no matter what the situation may be. Concerts and other such events often have bright lights involved, and on other screen surfaces, that could cause the color and blacks to wash out, making an LED videowall a better choice.
With the collaboration between Screen Innovations and Carbon Black Technology, this won’t be an issue, and installations can harness the power of laser projectors and this ALR technology to create stellar backdrops for their events, without the need for a bulky and hard-to-transport videowall.
Screen Innovations founder Ryan Gustafson says of the material, “Being able to offer our dealers a high-performance projection screen material designed specifically for use in massive entertainment venues broadens our reach into new commercial markets.” Since the screen material can be cut into any shape and is easily transportable, it allows for truly unique installations in such environments. Gustafson continues, “Dealers can leverage the incredible size and imaging performance of CarbonBlack screens by attaching them to an SI fixed and motorized assembly and deliver their customers a one-of-a-kind product that literally steals the show.”
Washed Out Projection is a Thing of the Past
With projectors, it’s always been important to consider your room conditions and the brightness of the projector, opting for a projector with a higher lumen measurement for bright rooms. While that’s still true, pairing any long throw projector with an SI and CarbonBlack screen will provide an image that’s as vibrant as a TV right in your living room.
The same holds true for office, retail, museum, and large venue environments, but always think about that lumen count and how bright your environment is when choosing the projector to pair with the screen. As you can see from the video, the 190” CarbonBlack screen held up under trade show lighting, which we all know is quite bright indeed. For your next projection screen, consider an ambient light rejecting CarbonBlack screen material from Screen Innovations and make washed out projection a thing of the past.