Screen Materials Quick Reference Guide

Silver 3D

Silver 3D is a specialty fabric designed to optimize stereoscopic, two-channel, 3-D displays. The fabric employs special metallic elements, formulated to preserve light polarization. 

The high gain and high contrast of the fabric helps compensate for the losses incurred when using polarization filtration technology. Silver 3D offers a wider viewing cone than competing fabrics with similar gain specifications. The open/closed ratio (otherwise known as “ratio of extinction”) of Silver 3D is the industry benchmark for front projection fabrics.

In order to produce a high ratio of extinction, special pigmentation and binder chemistry are required. These special ingredients allow the high performance of the fabric but have impact in the steps required to successfully handle, install, and maintain the fabric. Silver 3D is high in gain and contrast, which means that any hand oil or soil smudges will be very apparent.

Silver 3D is less plasticized than typical Stewart Filmscreen fabrics.  A normal plasticization level is found to interfere with the measured ratio of extinction.  The binders necessary for the preservation of the optical coating are very high in molecular weight and somewhat stiff as a result. Contact Stewart Filmscreen for more details on this custom material, its applications, and its recommended handling. Click Here to download spec sheet.



Material Type
Maximum Size 40' x 90' Seamless
Peak Gain 3.0
Half Gain 27 Degrees
Ambient Light Rejection Value 60%
Ambient Light Resistance Excellent
Minimum Throw Distance 3.0 x Image Width
Edge Blending Properties N/A
Passive 3D use Excellent
Lay Flat Quality Excellent
Flame Resistance Yes
Perforate Yes

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