Your basic guide to

projectors & projection 

Planning a conference? Launching your new product?
Show off baby videos at a 21st party?
C&S stocks projectors and screens for all types of events.

From live concerts to corporate events to weddings –
contact us now for the perfect projector solution.

Projection on screen for indoor party What is a projector?
In the most basic sense a projector is a piece of equipment that takes a signal and converts it into light and projects an image onto a screen or other flat surface.

Different types of projectors:
Two types of projectors are currently available for rental:

  • LCD projectors (Liquid Crystal Display projectors) 
  • DLP projectors (Digital Light Processing projectors) 

When renting a projector, we will advise which type will give the best and most cost effective result for your needs. Contact us for more information.


Projector and screens for corporate event What can projectors be used for?
Use of projectors and projection possibilities are almost endless - from boardroom meetings to large events for thousands of people!

Here are a few examples:
  • Conferences 
  • Corporate events 
  • Presentations 
  • Training 
  • Launches 
  • Sporting events 
  • Weddings 
  • Gala dinners 
  • Award ceremonies 
  • Live concerts 
  • Film Festivals
Projection on screen on trussing for dance show
What can be projected?
Today, just about any signal can be displayed by a projector on a screen.

  • Laptops: presentations, photos, video clips, or even a live feed so people can watch what you are doing while you are doing it!
  •  DVD / Blueray 
  • Live camera 
  • C&S also stocks projectors that can handle HD / SDI signal. 

Brightness
Projector brightness is measured in ANSI Lumens, and it is important to rent the right projector for the right purpose.
Barco projector
Barco CLM R10+ DLP Projector




Sanyo projector
Sanyo PLC-XP2001 LCD Projector
When hiring a projector, keep the following brightness guidelines in mind:

For smaller venues: 3000 – 5000 ANSI Lumens
This would suit boardroom presentations or small conference venues, break-away and meeting rooms for larger conferences as well as training venues and churches and wedding receptions or restaurant functions.

Medium to large venues: 6000 – 10 000 ANSI Lumens
This brightness is very effective for conferencing in a larger venue and can then also be used for the conference gala dinner. Renting a projector of this brightness is also perfect for larger corporate events like product launches and award ceremonies as well as fashion shows and indoor sport viewing.

Extra Large venues: 12 000 – 20 000 ANSI Lumens
These projectors are perfect for large scale corporate events and conferences, live concerts, dance experiences, sport viewing and big parties.

Projector and screen for conference


Projection behind DJ
What to keep in mind when hiring a projector:

The darker the venue, the brighter the image.
Light can have a big effect on the image brightness on the screen.
For example, if the conference venue has big windows and no curtains or the event is during the day or the conference requires house lights to be on during presentation, a brighter projector is needed than for a film festival screening at night with the lights off in a venue with heavy curtains.

The better the quality of the projector, the better the quality of the image.
In other words, the better the quality of the projector, the higher the resolution.
A higher resolution means more pixels.
In basic terms that means that there will be more dots of light per square inch and the higher the number of dots the projector projects, the better the quality, colour and definition of the image on the screen.
Contact C&S now for a free quotation for your event!
We will project your image perfectly!

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