How to Choose the Right Screen Rentals for Your Next Series of Events
Mar 21, 2011 by DeDe Mulligan

Have you ever asked yourself, what screen size do I need for my meeting or event? Here is a simple guide to follow that will work in almost any situation and give you an optimal projection screen size. You need to take into consideration the following four characteristics of the room the meeting or event will be held in.

Screen Height: Take the distance from where the screen will be set up to the back wall and divide by 8. If the distance is 80 feet, the screen height needs to be 10 feet.

Screen Width: Take the distance from the screen to the farthest viewer divided by 6. If the distance of the farthest viewer is 76 feet, the screen width should be 12 feet.

First Set of Chairs: These should be no closer than 1.5 times the screen’s height. So, using the above example of 10 feet for the height, the first set of chairs should be set 15 feet from the screen.

Ceiling Height: The screen should be 1 foot from the ceiling and 3 feet from the floor. If I use the dimensions previously discussed, the screen height would be 10 feet, thus making the ceiling height 14 feet.

Now, let’s look at some typical screen rentals and using the information above, determine what kind of room setting make sense:

tripod6′ x 6′ Tripod Screen
Distance to the back of the room, no longer than 48 feet
Distance to the farthest view from the screen 36 feet
First set of chairs, 9 feet from the screen
Ceiling height should be 10 feet

8′ x 8′ Tripod Screen
Distance to the back of the room, no longer than 64 feet
Distance to the farthest view from the screen 48 feet
First set of chairs, 12 feet from the screen
Ceiling height should be 12 feet

6′ x 8′ Fastfold Screenfast
Distance to the back of the room, no longer than 48 feet
Distance to the farthest view from the screen 48 feet
First set of chairs, 9 feet from the screen
Ceiling height should be 10 feet

9′ x 12′ Fastfold Screen
Distance to the back of the room, no longer than 72 feet
Distance to the farthest view from the screen 72 feet
First set of chairs, 13 feet from the screen
Ceiling height should be 13 feet

wide6′ x 10′ Widescreen Fastfold Screen Rentals
Distance to the back of the room, no longer than 48 feet
Distance to the farthest view from the screen 60 feet (which doesn’t seem to make sense, but will have multiple viewing screens)
First set of chairs, 9 feet from the screen
Ceiling height should be 10 feet

7′ x 12′ Widescreen Fastfold Screen Rentals
Distance to the back of the room, no longer than 56 feet
Distance to the farthest view from the screen 72 feet (which doesn’t seem to make sense, but will have multiple viewing screens)
First set of chairs, 10 feet from the screen
Ceiling height should be 11 feet

AV Event Solutions, has a variety of projector and screen rentals to meet the needs of your next meeting or event. An AV technician will assist you in choosing the best screen! Call them today or request Express Quote!

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