Matt Plus

Harkness Matt Plus screens are considered by leading cinema exhibitors worldwide to be the best matt white projection surface.

Matt Plus is a versatile screen surface intended for a variety of auditoria, generally in dark conditions. The flexible PVC-based material is manufactured to a unique formulation and specification providing wide viewing angles, high contrast, bright pictures and excellent colour temperature. Our proprietary and unique seam welding process ensures our screens have no visible seams under projection conditions. Screens are available in either perforated or non perforated forms depending on speaker placement. The surface is foldable for ease of transportation, cinema access and installation.

Matt Plus Mini-Perf (MP) Is recommended where close viewing conditions apply. It has smaller diameter perforations (less than half the diameter of other Harkness projection surfaces) to provide the ultimate surface type for close viewing conditions.

  • Cinema – 35mm film, 2D digital, and 3D digital
  • Home cinema
  • Film production
  • Events
Acoustic Performance

Screens are perforated to facilitate the acoustic performance of behind-screen speakers. For most cinema auditoria, standard perf pattern is used. For close viewing (less than 5m/16ft), mini-perf pattern is recommended.

Non-perforated screens are available for use when there are no speakers situated behind the screen.

Viewing and audio performance
Viewing and audio performance for Matt Plus and Matt White
Technical Specifications
  Matt Plus
Material PVC
Colour white
Perforation standard or mini-perf
Weight 0.43 kg/m2 (0.09 lb/ft2)
Thickness 0.3mm
Maximum size No specific limit
Made up  screens Available
Roll width na
Packing  method Folded; rolled as option
Fire   classification UK
USA                 NFPA 701
Germany           B1
France              M1
Italy                  Class 1
Spain                M2

General Information
Surface Edging Options
  • Web and eye (grommet). Triple fold web integral with surface
  • Preformed pipe pocket any size on any side
  • Cloth web and fixings (snaps) for press stud frames (UK only)
  • Straight sides or shaped to special order
  • Cut square (unfinished edge)


Screens should normally be transported and stored at temperatures between 5C and 30C (40F and 85F), with relative humidity less than 80%. If screens are very cold (e.g. following air transport) then they must be allowed to warm up before unpacking, otherwise cold cracking may occur. Screens should be installed within a maximum of 2 months of shipping. Packages should be handled with care to avoid damage.

Care and Maintenance

The general environment where the screen is installed should be kept reasonably clean to avoid dirt and dust build-up. Screens can be periodically cleaned using a soft brush or cloth, doing this vertically with limited pressure. Screens can be cleaned using a damp cloth wetted with water and a mild detergent. Under no circumstances should screens be cleaned with abrasive materials or harsh chemicals such as acids, bleaches or solvents. Harkness Screens is not liable for damage caused to screens through the use of inappropriate cleaning methods or chemicals.

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