Silver Ticket 2 3/8" Fixed Frame Installation
Assemble and Install a 6-Piece Silver Ticket Products fixed frame projection screen.
Use this guide to completely assemble and install your Silver Ticket fixed frame screen.
- Difficulty: Intermediate
- Time Required: 60 min
- Recommended Labor: 2
- 1 x Allen Wrench (included in select screens)
- 1 x Phillips Screwdriver* (not included)
- 1 x Screen Material
- 2 x Side Frame Rail [S] 45° cuts on both ends
- 2 x Upper/Lower Frame Rail [R1] 45° cut on one end
- 2 x Upper/Lower Frame Rail [R2] 45° cut on one end
- 2 x Aluminum Joint Bar
- 2 x Side Tension Rod
- 4 x Upper/Lower Tension Rod
- 1 x Vertical Support Bar
Parts in Hardware Kit
- 4 x Corner Bracket
- 16 x Corner Screws
- 8 x Joint Screws
- 4 x Mounting Brackets
- 4 x Wall Screws
- 4 x Wall Anchors
- Plastic Lugs amount varies
Tip: Be sure to read the included instruction manual and follow the steps it provides along with this step-by-step guide.
Note: Parts and packaging may vary from the photographs shown, depending on the specific screen model.
Warning: If you are unable to safely install the screen, consult a professional.
1. Ensure that the assembly area is clean and clear of debris and sharp objects.
2. Remove all the parts from the packaging box.
3. Verify that all the parts necessary to begin the assembly are present.
2. Splice the Upper and Lower Frame Rails
2. Secure the aluminum bar to one frame piece with two screws, then slide the other frame piece onto the aluminum bar and secure with two screws.
3. Repeat these steps for the two upper frame pieces.
3. Place the Plastic Lugs
2. Use one lug for each notch cut out in the screen. Line them up accordingly.
3. Repeat for the other three frame sections.
Note: Models with arrow stickers indicate approximate locations where the snap lugs need to be placed. Each arrow corresponds to one notch cut out of the screen material pocket - this will be important in a later step.
4. Place the Mounting Brackets
1. There are two types of mounting brackets included -- upper mounting brackets and lower mounting brackets.
2. Slide the upper mounting brackets in the track of the upper aluminum frame.
3. Slide the lower mounting brackets in the track of the lower aluminum frame.
Note: The brackets should now be able to slide freely along the track.
5. Assemble the Frame
Note: Hardware will vary between screen models - some models have external L-Brackets as shown in this guide while other models have internal L-brackets that slide into the frame. See the video tutorials in this image gallery of this step for additional information.
1. Lay out all of the frame pieces in the shape of the finished screen.
2. Slide one strip nut into the track of each aluminum frame at each corner.
3. Place one corner bracket (L-shaped) at one corner and align it with the corner connectors.
4. Secure the bracket in place with four screws.
6. Prepare the Screen Material
Note: Each upper/lower tension rod only has one rubber cap - the capped ends of each rod should face out toward the screen corners which will allow the non-capped ends to overlap inside the screen pocket.
1. Unroll the screen material and lay inside the assembled frame with the viewing surface facing downward.
2. Identify the proper-sized tensioning rods for each frame rail and set them near the assembled frame.
3. Carefully slide each tensioning rod into each screen pocket.
4. The short tensioning rods will overlap slightly in the upper pocket and lower pocket.
Warning: Do not force the rod as it may exit the pocket and puncture or scratch the viewing area of the screen.
7. Attach the Screen to the Frame
1. Line up the snap lugs on the frame with the cutouts on the material.
2. Start at the corner snaps lug on each corner of the frame and stretch the material over it until it is secure. Attach to 2 fixing lugs in each corner, you will have 8 fixing lugs total holding each of the 4 corners.
3. The material is designed to stretch, so some force is required to complete this step. The screen material can stretch many inches.
4. Each notch in the screen material should line up with one snap lug on the frame.
5. Once each corner is secured on all four corners, work your way inward towards the center, securing the material over each snap lug along the way.
6. Once finished, the screen material should be tight all around.
Tip: The screen material is very stretchy and requires a fair amount of tension to pull the rods over each snap lug. If you are experiencing difficulty, you may carefully use a tool such as a screwdriver as a lever to pull the rod over each snap lug as shown.
8. Install the Vertical Support Brace
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Tip: It may be best to have assistance at this step - one person can pull outward on the frame to make it easier for the other person to slide the bar in place. See the video tutorials in this image gallery of this step for additional information. The support bar fits very tight and may require undoing one or two snap lugs on the material to slide the bar in place. Once the bar is secured, the material can be reattached over the snap lugs.
Warning: If you are having difficulty getting the support bar to slide in place, do not use excessive force as you could damage the screen material.
1. To begin installing the support bar, insert one end of the bar into the groove on one side, then swing the other end toward one side of the frame far enough that the bar is able to slide into the track.
2. Be sure one end of the support is in the groove on one end.
3. Carefully slide the other end of the support bar along the track of the frame until it is straight over the joints of the upper and lower frame pieces.
9. Determine Wall Stud Locations
Note: The included mounting hardware may not be appropriate for all installation types so be sure to select the proper mounting hardware for your installation type.
1. This step applies to installation into drywall with wall studs. For other installations, please consult a professional.
2. Determine and mark the location of two studs -- in general, for normal installations the wall studs should be spaced in such a way that the weight of the screen is evenly distributed.
3. This can be accomplished by marking studs that are separated by at least one-third and up to one-half of the total width of the screen.
4. For example: if the assembled screen is 110" wide, look for two studs that are spaced between 37" to 55" apart -- in this case two studs spaced 48" apart would be ideal.
10. Determine the Mounting Bracket Locations
1. For the upper mounting brackets: Subtract 3/4" from the top of the desired frame. Mark this measurement for both stud locations - verify that these marks are level.
2. For the lower mounting brackets: Measure and record the distance from the top of one upper mounting bracket to the top of the matching lower mounting bracket on the assembled frame. Measure and mark from each upper bracket mark down to the recorded distance on both studs - verify that these marks are level.
11. Secure the Mounting Hardware
Note: This step applies to installation into drywall with wall studs. For other installations, please consult a professional.
1. For each marked upper and lower mounting bracket location, drill a pilot hole for the mounting screw to fit securely into, then secure each screw into each anchor, leaving about 1/4" of thread exposed.
12. Mount the Screen
1. Slide the mounting brackets until they line up approximately with the secured mounting hardware.
2. Lift the screen onto the secured mounting hardware so that the keyhole fitting of each mounting bracket fits over a secured screw.
3. Verify that each bracket is properly secured - remove the screen from the wall to make any necessary adjustments.
13. Adjust the Screen
1. Slide the screen to the desired horizontal position.
2. Tighten the mounting screws until the screen is secure - do not over-tighten.