Da-Lite Screen Co., Inc.
P.O. Box 137
3100 N. Detroit St.
Warsaw, IN 46581-0137
Phone: (800) 622-3737
Phone: (574) 267-8101
Fax: (877) 325-4832
Fax: (574) 267-7804
This MANU-SPEC? utilizes the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Project Resource Manual (PRM),
including MasterFormat?, SectionFormat? and PageFormat?. A MANU-SPEC is a manufacturer-specific
proprietary product specification that uses the proprietary method of specifying applicable to project specifications
and master guide specifications. Optional text is indicated by brackets [ ]; delete optional text in final copy of
specification. Specifier Notes precede specification text; delete notes in final copy of specification. Trade/brand
names with appropriate product model numbers, styles and types are used in Specifier Notes and in the
specification text Article titled “Acceptable Material.” Metric conversion, where used, is soft metric conversion. This
MANU-SPEC specifies permanently mounted projection screens as manufactured by Da-Lite Screen Co., Inc.
Revise MANU-SPEC section number and title below to suit project requirements, specification practices and section
content. Refer to CSI MasterFormat for other section numbers and titles.
SECTION 11 52 13
PERMANENTLY MOUNTED PROJECTION SCREENS
A. Section Includes: This Section specifies permanently mounted front projection screens and accessories. Specifier Note: Revise paragraph below to suit project requirements. Add section numbers and titles per CSI MasterFormat and
1.03 RELATED SECTIONS
A. Section 26 05 00 - Common Work Results for Electrical: Power supply, conduit and wiring.
B. Section [______].
A. Gain: Indication of screen’s luminance or brightness measured perpendicular to screen center and relative to magnesium
carbonate block, which serves as standard for 1.0 gain. Higher numbers indicate greater brightness.
B. Viewing Angle: Horizontal angle from perpendicular center of screen at which gain or brightness decreases by 50%.
C. Format: Proportion of projection screen viewing area expressed as a ratio of height to width.
1. Square: 1.0 to 1.0
2. Cinemascope or Anamorphic Format: 1.0 to 2.35.
3. HDTV Format: 1.0 to 1.78.
4. Letterbox: 1.0 to 1.85.
5. NTSC or Video Format: 1.0 to 1.33.
6. Wide Format: 1.0 to 1.6.
Specifier Note: Article below may be omitted when specifying manufacturer’s proprietary products and recommended installation.
Retain Reference Article when specifying products and installation by an industry reference standard. Indicate issuing authority name,
acronym, standard designation and title. Establish policy for indicating edition date of standard referenced. Contract Conditions or
Section 01 42 19 - Reference Standards may establish the edition date of standards. This Article does not require compliance with
standards, but is merely a listing of references used. Article below should list only those industry standards referenced in this Section.
Retain only those reference standards to be used within the text of this Section. Add and delete as required for specific project.
A. International Code Council (ICC):
1. International Building Code.
B. Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE):
1. SMPTE RP 94-2000, Gain Determination of Front Projection Screens.
C. Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL).
D. Underwriters’ Laboratories of Canada (ULC).
1.06 ACTION SUBMITTALS
A. General: Submit listed action submittals in accordance with Contract Conditions and Section [01 33 00 - Submittal
B. Product Data: Submit product data, including manufacturer’s technical product data sheet, for specified products.
1. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
C. Shop Drawings: Indicate dimensions, fabrication and installation details.
1. Include electric wiring diagrams.
D. Samples: Submit  [______] [6 inches × 6 inches (152 × 152 mm)] [______] samples of screen finish material. 1.07 INFORMATION SUBMITTALS
A. Quality Assurance:
1. Test Reports: Certified test reports showing compliance with specified performance characteristics and physical
2. Certificates: Product certificates signed by manufacturer certifying that materials comply with specified performance
characteristics, criteria and physical requirements.
3. Manufacturer’s installation instructions.
1.08 CLOSEOUT SUBMITTALS
A. Operation and Maintenance Data: Submit for products in accordance with Section [01 78 00 - Closeout Submittals]
1. Manufacturer’s instructions detailing maintenance requirements.
2. Parts catalog that includes complete list of repair and replacement parts, with cuts and identifying numbers. 1.09 QUALITY ASSURANCE
1. Worker experienced in performing work of this section who has specialized in work similar to that required of this
B. Regulatory Requirements:
Specifier Note: Permanently mounted projection screens must meet the requirements of building codes and zoning bylaws issued by
federal, state and local government authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs). Ensure that the project specification section reflects the need
to meet these requirements. Edit Article below as applicable.
1. Comply with [Uniform Building Code (UBC)] [International Building Code (IBC)] [Building Code for [State] [City] of
C. Preinstallation Meetings: Conduct preinstallation meeting to verify project requirements and manufacturer’s instructions.
Comply with [Section 01 31 19 - Project Meetings] [______].
1.010 DELIVERY, STORAGE & HANDLING
A. Storage and Protection:
1. Store permanently mounted projection screens in a dry, ventilated area, protected from exposure to harmful weather
conditions, at temperature less than [80 degrees F (27 degrees C)] [______].
B. Handling: Handle permanently mounted projection screen materials with care in order to prevent damage.
C. Deliver materials in manufacturer’s original, unopened, undamaged containers with identification labels intact.
D. Waste Management and Disposal:
Specifier Note: The disposal of packaging waste into landfill sites demonstrates an inefficient use of natural resources and consumes
valuable landfill space. Specifying appropriate packaging and construction waste management and disposal procedures may contribute
to points required for LEED? construction project certification.
1. Separate waste materials for [reuse] [and] [recycling] [______] in accordance with [Section 01 74 19 - Construction
Waste Management and Disposal] [______].
Specifier Note: Manufacturer may reclaim packaging and delivery materials for recycling.
2. Remove packaging materials from site and dispose of at appropriate recycling facilities.
3. Collect and separate for disposal [paper] [plastic] [polystyrene] [corrugated cardboard] [______] packaging material [in
appropriate onsite bins] [______] for recycling.
1.011 PROJECT AMBIENT CONDITIONS
A. Project Location: Perform permanently mounted projection screen work when temperatures are greater than [40 degrees F
(4 degrees C)] [______].
A. Sequence With Other Work: Comply with projection screen manufacturer’s written recommendations for sequencing
Specifier Note: Coordinate Article below with Contract Conditions and with Section [01 78 36 - Warranties] [______]. 1.013 WARRANTY
A. Project Warranty: Refer to Contract Conditions for project warranty provisions.
B. Manufacturer’s Warranty: Submit, for Owner’s acceptance, manufacturer’s standard warranty document executed by
authorized company official. Manufacturer’s warranty is in addition to, and does not limit, other rights Owner may have
under Contract Documents.
Specifier Note: Coordinate Article below with manufacturer’s warranty requirements.
C. Warranty: Commencing on date of acceptance by [Owner] [Architect] [Consultant] [______]. 1.014 MAINTENANCE MATERIALS
A. Use standard product line parts produced by manufacturer of permanently mounted projection screens.
PART 2 PRODUCTS
A. Ensure manufacturer has minimum  [______] years experience manufacturing components similar to or exceeding
B. Manufacturer: Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc.
1. Contact: P.O. Box 137, 3100 N. Detroit St., Warsaw, IN 46581-0137; Telephone: (800) 622-3737, (574) 267-8101; Fax:
(877) 325-4832, (574) 267-7804; E-mail: email@example.com; website: www.da-lite.com.
Specifier Note: Retain Article below for proprietary method specification. Add product attributes, performance characteristics, material
standards and descriptions as applicable. Use of such phrases as “or equal,” “or approved equal” or similar phrases may cause
ambiguity in specifications. Such phrases require verification (procedural, legal and regulatory) and assignment of responsibility for
determining “or equal” products.
2.02 PROPRIETARY PRODUCTS/PROJECTION SCREEN SYSTEMS
Specifier Note: Determining the projection screen best suited for a project is based on many variables, including room configuration,
projector placement, projection method, ambient light conditions, display brightness, projected image makeup (number of pixels) and
screen maintenance expectations. These conditions should also be considered when determining screen placement and the surface required for optimum viewing.
A. Wall Mounted Permanently Mounted Projection Screen Systems.
1. Screen is permanently mounted to the wall with fabric attached by [snaps][______]
2. Screen Mounting: Wall
a. Include mounting brackets
Specifier Note: Frame finish options and colors vary by projection screen model. Refer to manufacturer’s technical data sheets to determine availability, finish options and color selections. Screen Frame: Designed to receive mounting hardware and is sized to suit
b. Material: Extruded aluminum [1-1/2 inches (38 mm) square tubing] [______].
c. Finish: [black powder coating] [white powder coating] [black light absorbing fabric [Pro-Trim as manufactured by
Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc.]] [______].
3. Screen Size:
a. Viewing Area: H [______] inches × W [______] inches (H [______] × W [______] mm).
b. Overall Dimensions: H [______] inches × W [______] inches (H [______] × W [______] mm).
4. Acceptable Material: Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc. Da-Snap Projection Screen.
Specifier Note: The higher the gain number, the brighter the image. Gain numbers generally vary from 0.8 to 2.8, depending on the
surface materials of the screen.
a. Gain: To SMPTE RP 94-2000, [0.7] [0.8] [1.0] [1.1] [1.3] [1.5] [2.8] [______].
Specifier Note: The larger the viewing angle, the less need there is to be directly in front of the screen for proper viewing.
b. Viewing Angle:        [______].
Specifier Note: The screen format identifies height relative to width as a ratio. Specify the screen format that best suits the graphic
display and project requirements.
c. Format: [Square Format - 1.0 to 1.0] [Cinemascope - 1.0 to 2.35] [HDTV - 1.0 to 1.78] [Video or NTSC - 1.0 to
1.33] [Wide Format - 1.0 to 1.6] [______].
d. Material: Easily cleaned with mild soap and water solution.
Specifier Note: There are no industry wide standards or naming procedures to define the different types of viewing surfaces.
Manufacturers have developed different viewing surfaces to allow for a wide variety of gain, viewing angle and contrast options. This
allows the user to choose the correct material for their particular setup. Check other manufacturers’ product literature for names and
specifications of their viewing surfaces. Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc., manufactures a variety of viewing surfaces for permanently
mounted projection screens. Viewing surfaces for permanently mounted screens include: High Power (2.8 gain, 30 degree viewing
angle), Da-Mat (1.0 gain, 60 degree viewing angle), High Contrast Da-Mat (0.8 gain, 45 degree viewing angle), Cinema Vision (1.3 gain,
45 degree viewing angle), High Contrast Cinema Vision (1.1 gain, 50 degree viewing angle), Pearlescent (1.5 gain, 40 degree viewing
angle), Audio Vision (1.0 gain, 60 degree viewing angle), High Contrast Audio Vision (0.8 gain, 45 degree viewing angle), High Contrast
Cinema Perf (1.1 gain, 50 degree viewing angle), Da-Tex (rear projection, 1.3 gain, 30 degree viewing angle), High Contrast Da-Tex
(rear projection, 1.0 gain, 40 degree viewing angle), Dual Vision (rear projection, 1.0 gain, 50 degree viewing angle) and Ultra Wide
Angle (rear projection, 0.7 gain, 80 degree viewing angle). Each of these viewing surfaces has a different combination of surface finish,
surface construction, gain and viewing angle..
Specifier Note: Viewing surfaces manufactured by Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc., for use with permanently mounted projection screens
have received the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification? (certification #90068) indicating that these surfaces meet performance based standards to define goods with low chemical and particle emissions for use indoors. These viewing surfaces have
also received the GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certification indicating that these surfaces comply with the State of California’s Department of Health Services Standard Practice (CA Section 01350) for testing chemical emissions from building products used in
schools. As such, GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certified products can be used as a strategy to earn valuable credits in the
CHPS Best Practices Manual for K-12 schools. Use of these viewing surfaces may also contribute points toward LEED? certification.
Refer to manufacturers’ technical data sheets to determine the most appropriate viewing surface to meet project requirements and retain the screen surface name below.
e. Acceptable Materials: Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc.:
1) High Power viewing surface with GREENGUARD Certification #90068-2.
2) Da-Mat viewing surface with GREENGUARD Certification #90068-9.
3) High Contrast Da-Mat viewing surface with GREENGUARD Certification #90068-11.
4) Cinema Vision viewing surface with GREENGUARD Certification #90068-8.
5) High Contrast Cinema Vision viewing surface with GREENGUARD Certification #90068-10.
6) Pearlescent viewing surface with GREENGUARD Certification #90068-12.
7) Audio Vision viewing surface with GREENGUARD Certification #90068-7.
8) High Contrast Audio Vision viewing surface with GREENGUARD Certification #90068-19.
9) High Contrast Cinema Perf viewing surface with GREENGUARD Certification #90068-20.
10) Da-Tex viewing surface with GREENGUARD Certification #90068-15.
11) High Contrast Da-Tex viewing surface with GREENGUARD Certification #90068-23.
12) Dual Vision viewing surface with GREENGUARD Certification #90068-16.
13) Ultra Wide Angle viewing surface with GREENGUARD Certification #90068-26.
14) [______] viewing surface.
Specifier Note: Edit Article below to suit project requirements. If substitutions are permitted, edit text below. Add text to refer to Section
01 25 13 - Product Substitution Procedures.
2.03 PRODUCT SUBSTITUTIONS
A. Substitutions: [In accordance with Section 01 25 13 - Product Substitution Procedures] [______] [No substitutions permitted].
PART 3 EXECUTION
A. Provide experienced and qualified technicians to install permanently mounted projection screens. 3.02 MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS
Specifier Note: Article below is an addition to CSI SectionFormat and a supplement to this Section. Revise Article below to suit project requirements and specifier’s practice.
A. Compliance: Comply with manufacturer’s written data, including product technical bulletins, product catalog installation
instructions, product carton installation instructions and Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc., technical data sheets. 3.03 EXAMINATION
A. Site Verification of Conditions:
1. Verify that conditions of substrates previously installed under other sections or contracts are acceptable with
permanently mounted projection screen installation.
2. Inform [Owner] [Architect] [Consultant] [______] of unacceptable conditions immediately upon discovery.
3. Proceed with installation only after unacceptable conditions have been corrected. 3.04 COORDINATION
A. Coordinate permanently mounted projection screen placement with other ceiling and wall mounted components. 3.05 INSTALLATION
A. Install permanently mounted projection screens in accordance with reviewed shop drawings at locations and heights
1. Verify locations with [Owner] [Architect] [Consultant] [______] prior to installation.
B. Screen fabric to be attached to frame.
C. Securely install screens plumb and level to supporting substrate.
3.06 FIELD QUALITY CONTROL
Specifier Note: Use the following Articles to verify the quality of installed components when manufacturer’s field services are desired.
Establish the number and duration of periodic site visits required by the Manufacturer and specify below. Consult with the Manufacturer
for services required. Delete if field services are not required.
A. Manufacturer’s Field Services: Have manufacturer’s technical representative schedule site visits to review work as follows:
1. After delivery and storage of products.
2. When preparatory work for which work of this Section depends is complete, but before installation begins.
3. [Weekly] [2 times] [______] during progress of work [at [25%] and [60%]] [______] of completion.
4. Upon completion of work, after cleaning is carried out.
3.07 FINAL CLEANING
A. Perform cleanup in accordance with Section [01 74 00 - Cleaning and Waste Management] [______].
B. Upon completion, remove surplus materials, rubbish, tools and equipment.
Specifier Note: Coordinate the following Article with Section 01 76 00 - Protecting Installed Construction.
A. Protect permanently mounted projection screens from damage during construction in accordance with Section [01 76 00 -
Protecting Installed Construction] [______].
B. Repair damage to adjacent materials caused by permanently mounted projection screen work.
A. Perform work during regular trade working hours satisfactory to [Owner] [Architect] [Consultant] [______].
END OF SECTION