This article going to cover how to assemble a fixed frame projection screen.
The fixed frame projection screens discussed in this article and shown in the video below is the Silver Ticket Products Str Series Frame but most fixed frame projection screens are assembled the same way. You can see a huge range of fixed projection screens here:
The first thing you want to do is assemble the aluminium frame face down lay out all the pieces as shown and start sliding into support clips which are used to hold the screen onto the frame.
Make sure you slide in the number of support clips specified for your screen as requested by the manual before bracketing everything together. Now add in the upper and lower mounting brackets as shown in the instruction manual. There are top brackets and there are also bottom brackets. The keyhole slots with the smaller ends should be on the top when the screen is mounted.
Once all the clips and mounting brackets are in place, start bolting the brackets into the frame making sure you use the correct screws. The screws with the flatheads go into the straight brackets and the screws with the round heads go into the corner brackets and just work your way around the frame and get everything assembled.
After the screen is completely assembled, roll out the screen material onto the frame, line up the clips to the notches on the screen as best you can and then start sliding in the tension rods around the perimeter. These rods will help keep the screen flat once everything has been stretched out onto the frame.
Once all the support rods are in place, start hooking the pockets down onto the clips, starting with the centre one. On the one end of the frame attach the screen to the centre and on the sides perpendicular to the starting point.
Now comes the difficult part, which is clipping the far end down. You’ll have to stretch the screen 1 to 2 inches to clip on the far end of the screen. This takes quite a bit of effort to get clipped down but once you finally have it on there you can just work your way around the perimeter. Try to do opposite ends as you clip the screen down to keep everything even. You may have to adjust the positions of the clips as the screen starts to even out, just make sure that every pocket is properly secured down.
After the screen has been secured the hardest part of the installation has to be done, which is putting in the support that runs vertically through the centre of the screen. It is recommended that you have someone help you out with this part but it’s possible to do it on your own. Initially, I thought you had to bend it into place but that would require an inordinate amount of work. The aluminium rod itself is about an inch and a half longer than the opening on the frame. It does actually state to go in diagonally and then bend that into position. You may well end up doing this and then basically tapping it in with a hammer.
If you have two people you should be able to put your foot on the frame while pulling up at the centre of the rod until it clicks into place. If you are running into issues with this part, I’d suggest taking a break and returning back to it. It will go into the slot it just requires a bit of patience and a lot of force.
Once everything is assembled, it’s just a matter of aligning your projector and bolting the screen to the wall. For this refer to your user manual for the minimum and maximum distance the mounting brackets can be apart and then find the studs in the wall within that range.
Get out your measuring tape and a level and you’ll be all set. Just remember to take into account the position of the bracket with the elevation you want the screen end. It’s approximately two and a half inches above the edge of the screen mounting.
The screen is straightforward, just get a friend to help you lift the frame onto the wall, line the top mounting brackets up with the screws on the wall and then get the screws into the keyhole openings. Once the screen is mounted, you can make the minor adjustments to your projector to get everything lined up and the nice part about this projector screen is if you are off horizontally you can slide it left and right several inches.
So that covers the entire assembly and mounting process for the Silver Ticket Products Str Series Frames.