Are you low on budget? Do you think buying a projector screen will disturb your monthly expenses? If these are the cases with you, then we are here to help you out. There is no need to worry if you can’t buy a projector screen because you can make it yourself. Yes, that’s right. Today, we will guide you about how to make a projector screen.
Before we jump on, we want to clear a few things. Firstly, you can’t make a quality projector screen at home. For those who don’t know, having a quality projector screen is as important as a quality projector. Secondly, we will use bedsheets to make the projector screen. Thus, only read the article if you think you can compromise on quality.
Can I Use a Bedsheet As A Projector Screen?
We often hear people asking how to make a projector screen with a sheet. We have observed that they don’t believe that they can make a projector screen with a sheet. Don’t worry because we are about to prove them wrong. Today, we will make a decent projector screen using a white bedsheet so stay with us.
Before jumping on, we want to make it clear that you can use any sheet instead of a bedsheet. However, make sure the sheet you use is white and can do the job perfectly. With that said, let’s go through the procedure and we will clear the rest of your doubts as we guide you through the process.
Things Needed To Make A Projector Screen
Following are all the things needed to make a projector screen. Don’t worry because you might already have all these things at your home. Also, you are free to use alternatives to all the items we mention but we don’t recommend it.
So, here are the things that we will use to make a projector screen:
- White & Black Bedsheets
See, these are the few things that we will use to make a projector screen at home. Once you have all these items with you, you are ready to know the process of making a projector screen. So, let’s start!
How To Make A Projector Screen – A Brief Process
We will break down the process into 5 easy steps to help you understand how to make a projector screen. Thus, don’t panic if you have never done anything like this before. We will guide you from A to Z. All we need from you is your concentration.
Step No. 1: Cut The White Sheet
We said that we will use a bedsheet, but did we mention its size? Well, it depends on the area where you want to use the screen. For example, some of you might use it in a small bedroom while some might use it on the lawn of your house. It totally depends on you, but you have to be very precise with the size of the sheet that you will need.
In our case, we want to hang this projector sheet in our living room, which is pretty large. Thus, we are using a white bedsheet of size 5*6 feet as it would be the best size that we want. Luckily, we managed to find a bedsheet of our desired size so we didn’t have to cut it. However, you might have to go through this hassle.
Step No. 2: Cut The Black Sheet
Here, we had a lengthy black sheet so we had to cut it using scissors. Note that you have to cut it equal to the size of the white sheet. In our case, we will cut it to get a sheet of size 5*6 feet. You might wonder why we need a black sheet.
Well, you might know that a white sheet allows light to pass through it. For this reason, we will use the black sheet behind the white sheet to block the light and create an image using the light. It is a pro tip about how to make a projector screen with a sheet. We bet no one would tell you this. Else, people will guide you about other difficult alternatives.
Step No. 3: Iron The Sheets
Ironing the sheets before making a projector screen is as important as ironing the clothes before wearing them. Clothes have wrinkles that you can remove by ironing them. The same is the case with bedsheets. If you want to make a decent projector screen, you have to make sure that the sheets you are using are wrinkle-free.
In our case, we are using a handy electric iron that we use for ironing our clothes. However, if you have never used iron, make sure to ask someone to do this step for you, or you might burn the sheet and ruin the entire effort that you made this far.
Step No. 4: Attach The Sheets Together
Here is the actual step of how to make a projector screen with a sheet. We have two sheets: the white one and the black one. We will attach them together to form a single sheet (the actual projector screen). For this, you have to place the white sheet above the black one. Now, take the thread and needle to sew both of these sheets.
Here, you have to make sure that you sew the sheets firmly. If you think it is a time-consuming process, you can go to a tailor and ask him to sew both sheets for you. We will not do this because we want to save those extra pennies. Lol!
Step 5: Sheet Is Ready To Use
It is time to hang this homemade projector screen to the desired place. As we said, we will use it in our living room. Thus, we will hang it on a wall using hooks and will tie it by replacing the curtains. Here, you have to put the white sheet facing towards the projector. The black sheet would be facing towards the wall.
You will have to apply the same process when hanging the sheet anywhere you want. The only thing you have to focus on is hanging the sheet with the white sheet facing towards the projector.
So, here is how to make a projector screen in just 5 easy steps. If you perform all the steps carefully, you will surely make a projector screen that would allow you to enjoy your favorite videos or movies without spending money on expensive projector screens.
Alternatively, you can check out this 120 inches projector screen by Mdbebbron. This projector screen is pretty much affordable, so check it out if it fits your budget.
Is Making A Projector Screen With A Sheet Worth It?
Now that you know how to make a projector screen with a sheet, you might think is it really worth it? Well, we have both the answers: Yes and No. Let us justify it!
Advantages Of Making A Projector Screen With A Sheet
- Size of your choice
- No hassle to search for projector screens
- Easy to make
- Best for every place
Disadvantages Of Making A Projector Screen With A Sheet
- Looks cheap
- Low image quality
- Not for long term use
Here is how to make a projector screen with a sheet. Before you make a projector screen, make sure to consider both advantages and disadvantages of making a projector screen with a sheet. It will help you understand your expectations regarding the homemade projector screen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How to make a projector screen with a bedsheet?
When it comes to homemade projector screens, people consider bedsheets the best option. We understand that projector screens are expensive so everyone can’t afford them. That’s why you can make a projector screen yourself using a sheet. We recommend using a bedsheet as it is one of the best options.
Q: Can we use a tarp as a projector screen?
When people ask how to make a projector screen with a sheet, they think that they can use a tarp as a sheet. However, we are sorry to say that you can’t use a tarp to make a projector screen due to its shiny texture. If you make a projector screen with a tarp, you will experience a distorted picture quality.
Q: Can we use a white sheet as a projector screen?
Well, definitely you can use a white sheet as a projector screen. However, make sure the sheet you use is neat and clean. Also, you have to make sure that the sheet you use doesn’t have a shiny texture. We recommend using a bedsheet because it meets all the requirements to make a projector screen.
There you have it, a detailed discussion about How To Make A Projector Screen. If you are low on budget or can’t find a projector screen for yourself, you can make one at your home. However, make sure you follow all the steps carefully while making the projector screen. We hope we made it all clear. However, if you still have any questions, feel free to let us know in the comments section.
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