What Makes Drapers TecVision Surface’s Unique?

What Makes Drapers TecVision Surface’s Unique?

Given all the buzz surrounding Drapers new screen surface has caught your attention, you’ve probably asked yourself this question somewhere along the line.

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Well Draper have a great little blurb on what makes TecVision projector screens unique and we wanted to share it here:

Unique Properties

TecVision surfaces offer unparalleled performance and features that set them apart from the competition.

  • TecVision surfaces offer wider viewing cones for better off axis viewing
  • TecVision surfaces feature lower and more consistent gloss levels for less distortion in the picture
  • TecVision surfaces offer better ambient light performance qualities (TecVision XH900X Grey and MS1000X Grey)
  • TecVision surfaces feature carefully formulated light absorbing dark backing which prevents picture degradation from light behind the screen
  • TecVision surfaces offer huge savings when compared to the costs of purchasing a projector with increased brightness

from draper.com

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Drapers TecVision Availability by Screen Model

Drapers new TecVision projector screen surface is the cutting edge of screen formulation, perfectly suited for 4K projection. Here is what they say about it on their website:

TecVision™ Engineered Surface Technology is initially offered in five exclusive formulations on Draper tab tensioned and permanently tensioned screens. Three white surfaces are available with gains ranging from 1.3 to 1.8 across remarkably wide viewing cones. Two grey surfaces offer excellent performance under higher room light levels.

from draper.com

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But a more important question is what Draper screen models is it available on, well here’s the current list:

  • Access/Series V
  • Access XL/Series V
  • Access MultiView/Series V
  • Artisan/Series V
  • Clarion
  • Edgeless Clarion
  • FocalPoint
  • Lace & Grommet
  • Onyx
  • Paragon/Series V
  • Premier
  • Premier/Series C
  • Shadow Box Clarion
  • Signature/Series V
  • Silhouette/Series C
  • Silhouette/Series V
  • StageScreen
  • Truss Cineperm
  • Ultimate Access/Series V
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TecVision Screen Technology by Draper

So what is this new TecVision surface from Draper all about?

A bit over two years ago Draper decided to focus primarily on the screen surfaces themselves, put a lot of cash into new equipment and labs and TecVision is the result.

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Here’s a bit more from Draper as to what the buzz is all about:

Why TecVision?

When Draper committed to offering a line of revolutionary new surfaces, we started with exhaustive research. TecVision was born as we researched many competitive surfaces, explored the chemistry of screen surfaces and refined processes to manufacture screen surfaces to much stricter tolerances for unparalleled performance and quality.

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How Did We Do It?

Quality

Our dedicated TecVision production and lab staff, using custom designed equipment, constantly monitors the process, performing multiple checks to ensure TecVision surfaces remain within tolerances which ensure the highest picture quality possible.

Precision Manufacturing

When it comes to consistency of gain, contrast and gloss across the entire screen no viewing surface anywhere offers better uniformity than TecVision surfaces.

from Draper.com

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Draper TecVision Surface Specs

All up Draper have five different formulations for their projector screen surfaces, which are:

  • XH900X Grey
  • MS1000X Grey
  • XT1300X White
  • XT1600X White
  • XT1800X White

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To give you a better understanding as to the pros and cons of each, here are the specifications for each of the formulations:

Surface XH900X Grey MS1000X Grey  XT1300X White XT1600X White XT1800X White
Viewing Cone Extra Wide Moderate Extra Wide Extra Wide Extra Wide
Contrast High Superior Typical Typical Typical
On-Axis Gain 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.6 1.8
Gain Chart Click Here Click Here Click Here  Click Here  Click Here
Data Sheet Click Here Click Here  Click Here  Click Here  Click Here 

 

To summarize all of that into where each screen surface performs best, here’s an outline from draper.com:

XH900X Grey MS1000X Grey  XT1300X White XT1600X White XT1800X White
 XH900X Grey performs very well in situations where moderate ambient light is present.  MS1000X Grey performs very well in situations where moderate to high ambient light is present.  XT1300X White performs best where ambient light is controlled but projector brightness is slightly lower than desired.  T1600X White performs best where ambient light is controlled but projector brightness is moderately lower than desired.  XT1800X White performs best where ambient light is controlled but projector brightness is significantly lower than desired. XT1800X White is perfectly suited for active 3D or color combining passive 3D systems.
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Brand New Draper Screen Surface: TecVision, 4K Ready

Draper have introduced a great new projector screen surface that is completely unique in that the surface is formulated for each individual screen. For the full lowdown, here is their press release:

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(Spiceland, Ind.) – In recent years projectors and projection technology have been advancing quickly. Draper is taking projection screen technology another step into the future at Integrated Systems Europe 2014 with the creation of TecVision Engineered Surface Technology. Available in five exclusive formulations to start, TecVision features white surfaces with gains ranging from 1.3 to 1.9 over remarkably wide viewing cones, and grey surfaces with excellent performance under higher room light levels.

“There are few companies in the world who are experts in designing projection screen surfaces,” according to Draper company president John Pidgeon. “Most screen fabrics are made by firms whose primary business is manufacturing textiles for other purposes. We’ve made a major investment in equipment, expert personnel and research time specifically to offer this line of revolutionary new surfaces unmatched by any other screen manufacturer in the world.”

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TecVision also offers a departure from typical screen production, according to Bob Mathes, AV Market Manager for Draper.

“Utilizing technologically advanced manufacturing methods, proprietary scientific formulations and establishing the highest quality standard, we are prepared to meet the rigorous demands of today’s projectors and the environments in which screens are and will be used,” Mathes says. “Rather than using “mass-production” methods in order to minimize costs, TecVision screens are individually produced; each and every screen surface is individually formulated, programmed, and manufactured with multiple checks for quality, consistency and uniformity from start to finish.”

These premium surfaces are not sold online and are only available through qualified Draper dealers. They are being seen for the first time at Integrated Systems Europe.

“We are pretty excited about TechVision,” says Pidgeon. “These five surfaces are just the start. The sky’s the limit as far as surfaces we can create to match whatever specs require.”

To learn more about Draper’s TecVision Engineered Screen Technology screens, visit:

www.draperinc.com/go/TecVision.htm

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