Seymour-Screen Excellence combines the most innovative screen materials in Europe and the US. The core screen materials are the highest gain, fine weave screen material available anywhere - the Enlightor™-Bright - and the ultra-fine weave, Enlightor-4K, the only AT screen developed specifically for resolutions beyond 4K.  Our newest materials offer the most advanced ambient light filtration available on the market.

Acoustically Transparent

Unlike perforated vinyl screens which are ~90% non-acoustically transparent, all Enlightor screen materials are designed to allow the audio to pass through the screen with an almost inaudible attenuation and no comb filtering or lobing.  With vinyl screens (left illustration), most of the sound is reflected backwards, reflecting against the rear wall and back to the rear of the screen with a delay.  While the vinyl screen makers require you to use EQ to compensate for their frequency response problems, comb filtering, lobing and reflections caused by their screens cannot be compensated for electronically because the effects are different across different seating angles.  With a woven material designed for acoustical transparency (right illustration), the sound waves are diffracted around the threads.  The Enlightor-Bright only smoothly absorbs the top octave with a nearly inaudible effect.  The Enlightor-Neo has no phase or frequency effect with a completely correctable flat 1.5dB level change, the industry's finest.  Our success replacing vinyl screens in mastering studios worldwide reinforces the advancements we're bringing to home and commercial cinema.

Here are summarized reasons to avoid microperfed vinyl screens, all of which are solved by woven technology: 
    1.  The microperforations cause audible variation in horizontal frequency response, comb filtering and lobing, ruining multi-seat calibrations.
    2.  The requirement of electronic EQ that cannot correct for seat-to-seat variations will end up causing more system harm than good.
    3.  Minimum 12" speaker to screen distance due to low air permeability.
    4.  Significant backwave reflections from the 90% of the screen that is non-AT.  This is where the THX baffle wall absorption spec originated from, but inter-baffle diffraction will still occur due to low air permeability.
    5.  The microperforations are size of 4K pixels (0.02"), resulting in a loss of 800,000 pixels of image resolution.
    6.  Minimum 12' viewer to screen distance becuse of the visibility of the perforations.


Enlightor-Bright  Gain 1.1, Standard fine-weave material for larger screens, grommet screens, or where seating at 12 feet or further.  The highest gain woven AT screen material available anywhere, used in the world's most prestigious film production companies.  Audio measurements below (88dB is -0dBA)

Enlightor-Neo  Gain 1.0, Our premium ultra fine-weave for closer seating.  The Enlightor-Neo improved on the previous industry reference standard, Enlightor-4K by having a more matte finish, slightly brighter look, and more acoustically transparent.  A -1.5dB flat level change is automatically corrected for via standard level calibrations.

Enlightor-PRO  Gain 0.9, Commercial woven AT screen material available seemless in up to 20' tall rolls with grommets installed.  Used in film production studios and commercial cinemas for a moire-free image and sound that perforated vinyl just can't do.

Ambient-Visionaire Black  Gain 0.8, Bringing the class-leading ambient light rejecting screen performance (more details below) to the only installation type that combines best practices in audio AND video, acoustically transparent.  We've micro-perfed this material at a bias for moire-free performance and maximize audio performance in this screen type.

Non-Acoustically Transparent

Ambient-Visionaire Silver  Our silver 2.1 and 1.3 gain Ambient-Visionaire™ material offers the latest, most advanced ambient light filtration technology available.  We deposit billions of nano-mirrors onto the surface, dithered at the desired viewing angle, and layered so that side light (from any direction) will be absorbed by carbon particles and the substrate.  By shrinking the reflective elements down to less than 1/10 the smallest size visible by the human eye, the screen cannot create a discrete sparkle.  They are so small and dense, that a 16K resolution pixel would have over 300 mirrors to itself.  A 4K pixel would have nearly 5000.  With this more efficient method of selectively reflecting the projected image versus ambient light, the screen offers the reference quality color uniformity that Seymour-Screen Excellence is known for without color shift, sparkles or ringing.  Topping the screen material is a durable surface that can be wiped down and cleaned with common household cleaners including rubbing alcohol.

The silver 1.3 was reviewed and declared Best in Class from the most experienced reference calibrator in the industry, AccuCal.  His test report is here.

Ambient-Visionaire Black  Our black 1.2 and 0.9 gain materials offer the most effective ambient light filtration available in an optical screen.  With a deep background that absorbs 90% of ambient light from any direction, and an agressive combination of carbon particles and stacked, dithered nano-mirrors, you can get a 12x improvement in contrast ratios in environments that are otherwise unsuited to front projection use, even outdoors.  This is the smoothest looking A-V material, and used in demo screens for cutting edge projectors, now available in a 0.8 gain micro-perforated acoustically transparent version!

Radiant White  Our 1.3 gain Radiant White is a hand selected screen surface, lab tested and recommended for optimal viewing performance in a non-AT dedicated room.  The screen has a black backing layer integrated into the material to protect against rear wall reflections and maximize contrast.

Radiant Gray  Our 0.8 gain Radiant Gray is a screen surface designed for mild ambient light and room color absorption.  With a perfectly smooth viewing surface, the screen has a black backing layer integrated into the material to protect against rear wall reflections and maximize contrast.

Ideally, a gain specification should tell you all you need to know about the brightness you'd get from a screen with a given amount of lumens projected on it.  Unfortunately, screen manufacturers in general do a terrible job of accurately representing their gain specifications.  Therefore, the second job of a gain specification is to inform you of the change in brightness you'd expect in comparison to another screen, in other words how they benchmark to other brands.  When benchmarked against competitors, we've found their woven screens measure from 0.69 to 0.95.  We are the only screen company that offers both accurate and comparative gain specifications.

A.T.? Ambient
View Angle Min Throw Screen types
Enlightor Bright 1.1 1.0 12' 94" yes no 160°
n/a Fixed, grommet,
VistaCurve, RM
Enlightor Neo 1.0 0.8 none 118" yes no 180°
n/a Fixed, VistaCurve,
Enlightor PRO 0.9 0.8 9' 236" yes no 180°
n/a Fixed, grommet
none 60" no moderate 50°
1.8xW Fixed
none 60" no moderate 70°
1.5xW Fixed
none 60" no severe 45°
1.9xW Fixed
none 90" no moderate 90°
1.4xW Fixed
none 90" yes moderate 90°
1.4xW Fixed
Radiant White 1.3  1.1 none  86" no no 160°
n/a Fixed
Radiant Gray
10'  86" no minimal 160°
n/a Fixed