Choosing the Right Projector and Screen

May 03, 2024

Choosing the Right Projector and Screen

We regularly rent out projectors and projector screens in the Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County areas. We like to educate our clients on which which are best suited for their events and spaces.

Distance from Projector Screens

The first thing to think about is how far away people will be from your projector screens. If you have a room of 50 to 300 people, attendees will likely be fairly close (unless the room is really long and the presenter is at the very front of the room). For these situations, an eight-foot projector screen is a perfect solution. Just be sure to keep in mind the size and layout of the room and seating.

Number of Projector Screens

It is also important to think about the number of projector screens you need. We have projector screens of various sizes, and there’s not a one-size-fits-all. Do know, however, that it is very common to have anywhere from one to four projector screens for an event. You might use only one for a small event and two for a small to medium event, with one projector screen on each side of the stage. When you get to three or four projector screens, you’re typically putting a third behind the stage on the very top or two in the second half of the room for the people in the back.

IMAG – Instant Magnification

The advantage to having projectors and screens for large events is the ability to use IMAG, which stands for “instant magnification.” For IMAG, our videocamera team follows the presenter on stage so that everyone in the very far back can watch the screen rather than squinting to see the stage. This way, they can see the person and presentation with clarity and in real time.

Projector Brightness

When it comes to the brightness of projectors, the best rule of thumb is to never use a projector under 5,000 lumens. Lumens is a rating of brightness that is used for projectors. People want to see all the colors and text vividly, so choosing a projector with the sufficient amount of lumens is key. If your event venue has a lot of windows, you need a much brighter projector to cut through the natural lighting. Too dim a projector will result in a faded and washed out color and can be quite difficult to see clearly. If you have a darker room or have the ability to turn off the overhead lights, then you can use a projector with less brightness and achieve similar results.

If you want to rent a projector or screen in Utah, please reach out to us on our website contact page. We will help you choose the right projector and screen rental for your needs. We also do delivery, setup, and takedown of projector and screen equipment.

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