A pretty safe way to determine if your name has become legend is whether or not it can be used as an adjective. After all, there’s smart, and then there’s “Stephen Hawking Smart.” There’s funny, and then there’s “Eddie Izzard Funny.” There’s lazy, and then there’s “Bruno Bartholomew Burger Lazy.” Now you can add another proper-noun-as-adjective to that list: there’s large, and then there’s “Stewart Large.”
Stewart Filmscreen announced this week that it has officially formalized three different screen-size categories to help consumers and home tech specialists shop for the perfect screen (and, okay, maybe to boast a bit). The three categories officially break down as Standard, which covers screen sizes up to 12 feet in width; Large, which goes up to 24 feet wide; and Stewart Large, which ranges up to a Godzilla-sized 90 feet wide by 40 feet high.
Also worth noting is that, even at that size, Stewart is making seamless screens. According to the press release (and as far as I know), there simply isn’t another manufacturer capable at the moment of cranking out fixed screens that gargantuan without a seam or three.
“When the venue calls for a jumbo, behemoth of a screen, and image quality is a top priority, only Stewart can deliver,” said Douglas Brashear, president of Stewart Filmscreen. “We’ve been manufacturing screens for more than 65 years for some of the most high-profile venues and events in the world, which, frankly, we don’t brag enough about, but probably should.”
And that isn’t the only big announcement to come from Stewart Filmscreen this week. At InfoComm 2014, the company launched a newly revamped website that vastly simplifies the process of figuring out exactly which sort of screen you need for a given application and environment.
What I really dig about the new StewartFilmscreen.com is that holds your hand throughout the entire screen selection process. You can start by selecting from a collection of typical screen solutions, for example: Maybe you know you want a flexible screen, you prefer a fixed frame with no masking, you don’t need anything bigger than 12 feet wide, and you’d like it curved. Bam, it leads you directly to the Curved Stewart Wallscreen, which you can then customize and request a price quote.
Far cooler, though—at least in my opinion—is the Select My Screen tool, which guides you through the selection process one step at a time, first asking you for the application (Home Cinema, Broadcast, Corporate, etc.), then the projection direction (front or rear), the size (Standard, Large, or Stewart Large), and the mounting options. From there it presents you with a page containing all of the Stewart Filmscreen options that fit your criteria, complete with pretty pictures of the screens in question installed in environments like the one you selected. There’s also a page of case studies in the event that you need some inspiration.
Stewart also promises that in addition to the new site, it has streamlined things on the sales and engineering side to decrease estimate turnaround and delivery times.
To explore the new website and find the perfect screen for your home (or business), visit StewartFilmscreen.com