Rear Projection film application process is not a scary or unreasonable task for almost anyone to DIY. The bigger the piece of rear projection film the more skill or training it takes to install by yourself. In some cases you may want to have additional hands available and always use more fluid then less.
There are some basic rules to follow when installing rear projection film. For best results during rear projection film application the correct application fluid and a proper squeegee should be used. If you follow our guidelines you should be OK and your projection on glass project will be fairly painless.
Film Installation Best Practices
First note is to ALWAYS clean your glass well, even brand new glass is filthy and you will want to clean with a good cleaning agent like Windex (we prefer the original formula and not any of the newer blends). Once you are sure the glass is clean you can rinse it with your application fluid, this ensures you have removed any residue left behind from the cleaner.
Each order includes basic overview instruction on installation and recommendations that should be followed. For instance DO NOT use water only, this will cause your projection film install to stick and not allow for any positioning. You will not be able to squeegee out the water underneath the film either. SSI Rear Projection Film Application Kits include the proper squeegee and the proper fluid and a spray bottle.
It is always best to test out your application skills on a smaller piece or sample size rear projection film just to be safe. When you order – call and ask for a small test piece if this is your first time, then you can see how the film is applied and the reaction to the application fluid and squeegee.
It can be challenging to install your film in direct sunlight as it causes the liquid to evaporate faster, if possible install your film when no direct sun is on the glass.this will allow for time to position the film as desired without it setting up to fast.
For best results you should install in temperatures around 80 Degrees Fahrenheit. If the glass is to hot or the space is to cold the effects could cause you some difficulties. That temperature is OPTIMAL but not required (please see application guide for best practices).
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Rear Projection and Touch Foil Installation
You can layer rear projection film and touch foils as one seamless installation process. In the image above you can see the tail of the touch foil sticking out form the glass. In this case you will apply the touch foil first and then apply the rear projection film on top of the touch screen.
This piece of glass is now able to be a rear projection multitouch screen when connected to a computer and a projector. The same application fluid is used for both films with a very similar installation process.