When you’re preparing to give a business presentation, every detail counts. Every decision you make about how you’ll go about things will either add to or take away from the overall success of what you’re doing. This doesn’t just go for the statistics, graphics, diagrams, and talking points you’ll be including as part of your presentation either. Your choice in projection equipment can just as easily affect how successful you’ll be overall.
The fact of the matter is, the equipment you rely on to deliver your presentation is every bit as important as the presentation itself. Yes, this naturally means choosing a solid projector capable of projecting clear, high quality images. However, the projection screen you choose is just as important. Let’s take a closer look at how you can determine which of the many options out there is exactly right for your needs.
A Screen for Each Place and Purpose
At the end of the day, there are two main factors you’ll need to consider first when entering the decision making process: What you will be showing on the screen, and where you will be showing it. Are you looking for a screen that will be used primarily in the same boardroom or classroom over and over again? Do you need to be able to set up for a presentation absolutely anywhere because you’re often out of town on business or traveling from office to office? The answers to these questions will make all the difference.
A Closer Look at Portable Projection Screens
Portable projection screens allow you a fantastic degree of flexibility when it comes to the presentations you give. They’re designed to be packed and unpacked quickly and with a minimal amount of effort. They’re lightweight and compact enough to make them easy to carry them from place to place in any car or even via public transportation. However, many can still be unfolded to reach incredible sizes capable of doing any presentation justice.
Portable screens are considered ideal for locations and situations like the following:
- Business presentations to be presented at a client’s office
- Traveling sales presentations for professionals that are always on the go
- Hotels or convention centers that feature many rooms used for multiple purposes
- Educational facilities with AV departments that require flexibility
- Use in tandem with the entertainment or event promotion industries
They also come in four basic categories. Pull-up projection screens typically come self-contained in sleek, lightweight cases. The case is placed on the floor, and the screen itself is then manually pulled up before being smartly locked into place.
Portable tripod screens and table screens are similar only they feature stands and fold-out feet instead of cases.
Last, but definitely not least, folding frame screens are ideal for trade shows for their high quality projection surfaces and wide degree of flexibility when it comes to possible screen sizes.
A Closer Look at Permanent Projection Screens
If you’ll be using your projection screen at the same location time and time again, then you would probably benefit most from an option that’s permanently installed in place.
This way, your screen can be kept constantly at the ready so that it’s always set when you need it. Some examples of ideal locations for a permanently installed projector screen include:
- Home theaters
- Dedicated conference rooms
- Corporate boardrooms
- Places of worship
- Training facilities
As with portable projection screens, permanent screens come in several different styles. Fixed frame screens feature a high quality, flexible material that is permanently stretched taut across a sturdy wooden or metal frame. (Just picture a painter’s canvas.) This style results in a super flat, super stable screen that is prized for producing incredible image clarity.
Manual pull-down screens are easy to install absolutely anywhere, as well as easy to use. This makes them excellent picks for schools, churches, and classrooms in particular.
Electric projection screens are similar only they can be raised and lowered using a handy remote control. Electric screens are considered to be one of the most professional options for this reason – they are perfect for boardrooms and other locations where presentations need to make a really big splash. Electric screens can be either be mounted on the wall or ceiling, or they can be recessed in the ceiling.
Making it a point to have the right projection equipment at your disposal is more than just something that makes it easier for you to do your job to the best of your ability. It helps make the right impression on those viewing your presentations as well. Find the right screen for your business today!