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Patrick_L

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i'm having trouble finding large enough sheets of black foam board for making the mattes. my rptv is 50" and this stuff only comes in 20" by 30". any suggestions??
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Andrea W

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I'm currently making my mattes, as well. I had to look long and hard but found a store (Hobby Lobby) that had 32 x 40 black poster, black foam board, and black matte (framing matte). That's the largest I've seen.
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Jerry Gracia

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Patrick,
I have a 61" RPTV and had the same problem.
I ended up buying 3 pieces of the largest black foam-core I could get at my local arts and crafts store and attached two pieces together with duct tape.
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Scott McGillivray

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I found some great material at my local Wal-Mart! It is Mactac that you would normally use to line your drawers or cupboards etc. But this is called "chalkboard" Mactac which is very, very black. It is easily cut and even has guidelines on the back. I cut out two strips and applied the sticky velcro strips on them and it has really worked great. I just roll them up when I am done and they store away nicely! It only costs about $8.00 and will fit any screen, since you can cut it to 30' long or so.
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Patrick_L

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wow! thanks for the quick responses! lots of great ideas, now to figure out which one to use! :)
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Mike A

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At Aarron Brothers you can special order Framing Mattes at their largest size of 40 x 60 inches. It's a bit expensive though at about 20 bucks but I thought it was worth it to have it all in one piece and they will cut to my specs at no extra charge.
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Neil Weinstock

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Vertical blinds are a great idea. How wide do they come?
For appropriate-sized foamboard, try this: http://www.staples.com/Catalog/Brows...eting+Supplies &bcDeptId=1302&bcDeptName=Presentation+Boards+%26+Easels&bcClassId=140934&bcClassName=Presentation+Boards
They also have them in cardboard in white, if you don't mind covering them (used to have black, don't know what happened.)
For mine I used pieces cut from the box from my TV (knew I saved it for a reason), covered in black felt. Worked great...
 

dave robinson

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Mar 14, 1999
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Hi Neil,
they are about 3" wide I have to for the top and two for the bottom.
The beauty is no matter what the aspect ratio is I just adjust them it's quick and painless.
they also have a bit of a wood grain look to them and when they're on my Pioneer 45" they look like they are part of the cabinet, I'm very pleased the way they turned out.
Dave
 

Mark Fontana

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Large art supply stores carry 1/2" thick black foamcore (black surface and black foam) in 4' x 8' sheets. I bought some to mask off a large screen for front projection. This stuff is super sturdy and looks great... the only catch is that it costs about $50 a sheet.
 

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