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DNP Develops Eye-catching Translucent Screen

Can be attached to windows and used as display


Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) has developed a translucent screen that can be attached to windows and acrylic boarding and used to display projected images from either the front or the rear. By alternating the positioning of the component responsible for transmitting light over the film and that which diffuses the light, it is possible to display projected images while maintaining a sense of transparency. Attaching the newly developed screen to surfaces such as glass, makes it possible to create eye-catching promotions. Sales are planned for a March 2013 launch targeting use at public facilities, retail outlets, company showrooms and event spaces.

[Overview of New Product]

Digital signage has been introduced in a variety of contexts, not just at public facilities such as railway stations and stadia, but also at retail outlets, corporate showrooms and event halls. As a result, display based information transmission is on the rise.

In particular there have been great expectations for the use of transparent screens in a variety of locations. These expectations, however, have been severely tested by challenges that include, excessively narrow viewing angles, dark images and the need for large scale works in order to install the screens. DNP has once again risen to the challenge presented by the market. The Company has utilized projector screen manufacturing technology, and by alternating the translucent area that transmits the light onto the screen, and the diffusing area that projects the images, has successfully developed a new type of transparent screen that achieves a broader viewing angle than existing screens and can be used as an opaque or translucent screen. Attaching the newly developed screen to transparent glass surfaces, including windows, and acrylic boards, it becomes possible to project images and materials onto these surfaces using standard projectors. As a result, it is possible to reduce both the costs and the time associated with introducing translucent screens, present images that appear to float, and make presentations in almost any open space on an as needed basis.

[New Product Features]

  • In addition to superior translucence, by being able to achieve broad viewing angles, it is possible to present beautiful images.
  • The projected images can be viewed from either the front or rear of the screen, making it possible to show images to a multitude of people at any one time.
  • The newly developed translucent screen is compatible with a varied of currently marketed projectors. In particular, as it is suitable for short focus projectors, it is possible to introduce the screen not only at low cost but also with just a small footprint designed to match restricted installment sites.
  • As the newly developed translucent screen maintains a flexible film format, it is possible to install it on existing glass surfaces.
  • As the screen is manufactured via a roll-to-roll process, the width design can be freely altered.
  • The newly developed translucent screen can be attached to windows or partitions in meeting rooms, and used for presentations in the same way as using standard white-boards. Apart from show-windows at retail outlets, the screen can also be installed in a variety of locations, including showrooms, along tour routes at plants and factories and at event sites to aid effective promotions. It is possible to use the new screen to realize a variety of expressions, including overlaying images and/or explanations over exhibits at art galleries and museums.  

[Looking Ahead]

The sales launch is planned for March 2013. DNP aims for sales of 1.0 billion yen in the year ending March 31, 2016, not merely from the sale of the translucent screen, but also by offering a variety of services, as a total solution that combines display devices with spatial design. The new product was on display at the DNP booth at Eco-Products 2012, held at Tokyo Big Sight from December 13 to 15, 2012.


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