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Posted: 12 December 2008 12:41 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I just got my 45 inch diag vikuiti.  I thought it was transparent, but its not.  I guess they cut it out in to shapes.  I thought it was transparent because of this link.

http://www.screenstockroom.com/

I’m having a hard time getting 950nm laser for LLP and I don’t want to put silicone rubber on the vikuiti (might damage it and cannot use for other use if i wanted to).

Is there any other solution to resolving this problem?

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Posted: 12 December 2008 02:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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LLP doesn’t need silicone rubber. That’s something only needed for FTIR.

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Posted: 12 December 2008 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Yeah, I was surprised when I got the delivery and saw that it is gray. I didn’t apply it to any surface yet, have you? I look fwd to seeing if it makes a difference in brightness over velum/tracing paper as a projection surface but haven’t had time to play. I know it is supposed to work great in the sunlit storefront windows 3M shows off but I wonder if I get much gains in a controlled environment.

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Posted: 12 December 2008 06:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I received some samples on a4 format and they warn me to handle it very gentle and don’t touch the glue side with fingers before putting it on the acrylat plate. I’m very curious about the best way to use it. I think it should be put on the rear side, I don’t think it is made to be touched a lot.

I was kind of surprised that they send me a couple of samples. The material is extremely expensive (more then the acrylat, the ir leds and the beamer together) I I still saved it for the proper moment to try it out.

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Posted: 12 December 2008 06:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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yep, same here. I’ll report back when I finally apply the Vikuiti.

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Posted: 13 December 2008 12:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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How did you get sample?  I had to pay $500 for the 45 inch.  I would like to practice before I apply the big one.  Isn’t there people here who’ve used Vikuiti for there setup?

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Posted: 13 December 2008 09:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I got a sample by just making a phonecall and asking for it. They were kind enough to send it. They give me a much higher price then the $ 400,- you paid for a 45 inch piece. It was something around EUR 1.500,- per square meter which is really a lot of money (around $ 2.000,- per square meter).

I have a kind of instruction with the samples that says to work very clean, don’t touch the back and be sure to have it nice and smooth on the plate. That is basically all.  You could ask the company that delivers you the piece. For someone who has done this before it can’t be more then 5 minutes work so that can’t be that expensive.

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Posted: 13 December 2008 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Do you need to apply this on the bottom of the acrylic or the top of the acrylic?  Like you said lesouvage, I don’t think it’s suppose to be touched on a regular basis.

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http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Vikuiti1/BrandProducts/main/productliterature/productinformation?PC_7_RJH9U5230GE3E02LECFTDQ8KB7_root=GST1T4S9TCgv&PC_7_RJH9U5230GE3E02LECFTDQ8KB7_output=html&PC_7_RJH9U5230GE3E02LECFTDQ8KB7_gvel=HPL81X5HFMgl&PC_7_RJH9U5230GE3E02LECFTDQ8KB7_vroot=S6Q2FD9X0Jge&PC_7_RJH9U5230GE3E02LECFTDQ8KB7_node=ZGCKC342Z0be&PC_7_RJH9U5230GE3E02LECFTDQ8KB7_theme=en_US_vikuiti_portal&PC_7_RJH9U5230GE3E02LECFTDQ8KB7_command=AbcPageHandler

On this page they said that it’s fast and easy to remove the vikuiti film.  Does that mean I can remove it and re attach it somewhere else as many times as I would like?  I’m confused because when I read the instructions on installation of the film which is also on this webpage and it’s specific on temperature and conditions when applying.  It’s like Zaggs body cover for iphone I applied.  You spray a solution or water and you squeegee out the bubbles and it sticks after a little time, but if you remove it and try again, it doesn’t stick.  I think you have very limited times you can reapply this.

I’ve attached the instructions which is in pdf format

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Posted: 13 December 2008 07:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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The stuff is mend to use on the inside of shop windows etc. You can look through it from inside to outside and outside you see what is projected on it. It is often used (from what I understand) in fancy shapes so it draws a lot of attention. I don’t believe that you can use it again after pealing it of from the window. I think they mean to say that if you use it on your shop window you don’t ruin the window glass.

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Posted: 14 December 2008 03:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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noobpower - 13 December 2008 12:03 AM

How did you get sample?  I had to pay $500 for the 45 inch.  I would like to practice before I apply the big one.  Isn’t there people here who’ve used Vikuiti for there setup?

Is that $500 USD?  If so, please tell us where you got it!  Last I checked, it was more expensive per inch than a plasma screen.

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Posted: 14 December 2008 03:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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for what it’s worth, I priced 41"x73" (or close to it) recently at $3000. the same size in blueocean rear projection acrylic was $8000.

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Posted: 14 December 2008 09:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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If you tell me where to get 950nm 10mw ir lasers I’ll tell you where I got my vikuiti

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Posted: 19 December 2008 08:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Anyone interested in buying affordable rear projection films?

I have been a long but silent fan of this site, and noticed a lot of peeps are having a hard time getting their hands on supplies that are affordable.  Here is where I come in.

I was recently sent to China to head R&D for a tech firm, so I got in touch with some local suppliers, I thought I share this resource with everyone.

anyways I found rear projection films that are almost as good as vikuiti, at a much much lower cost, only around $90USD per meter square!  I have purchased some myself and made a 100 inch screen to play wii, thats right, 90 inch wii screen, HELL YEA, only cost around 200ish USD.

I have included some pics in this post, if you are interested I can get these for you guys around $100USD per meter square, plus shipping.

just tell me the dimensions you need.

here is my email:  if you are interested.

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Posted: 23 December 2008 08:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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noobpower - 14 December 2008 09:15 PM

If you tell me where to get 950nm 10mw ir lasers I’ll tell you where I got my vikuiti

Never mind, I found it for the same price on buy.com rasberry

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Posted: 04 March 2009 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Thesupplier - 19 December 2008 08:26 AM

Anyone interested in buying affordable rear projection films?

I have been a long but silent fan of this site, and noticed a lot of peeps are having a hard time getting their hands on supplies that are affordable.  Here is where I come in.

I was recently sent to China to head R&D for a tech firm, so I got in touch with some local suppliers, I thought I share this resource with everyone.

anyways I found rear projection films that are almost as good as vikuiti, at a much much lower cost, only around $90USD per meter square!  I have purchased some myself and made a 100 inch screen to play wii, thats right, 90 inch wii screen, HELL YEA, only cost around 200ish USD.

I have included some pics in this post, if you are interested I can get these for you guys around $100USD per meter square, plus shipping.

just tell me the dimensions you need.

here is my email:  if you are interested.

Has anyone on this forum bought from this guy? How’s the results. I have doubts that a chinese made thing will match/similar/outperform Vikuiti wink I’d be interested in hearing some reviews.

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Posted: 04 March 2009 11:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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See this thread:

http://nuigroup.com/forums/viewthread/4457/

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