21 Nov Renting a Projector: Things You Should Consider
It sounds so simple: all you need is a projector and screen, right? True. But you might be surprised to learn that there is a great deal that must be taken into consideration if you are planning on renting a projector and screen. In this post we’ll outline some of the things you should consider when renting a projector.
Setting Up A Projector and Screen Is Never Easy
Your level of expertise is the most important consideration. Using a rental projector at a conference or business meeting is a risky activity: so many things can go wrong. If you have only a basic knowledge of projector technology, it is advisable that you get the rental company to recommend and set up the projector and screen that will work best for you. The size and aspect ratio of the screen and the throw, lumens and calibration of the projector are just some of the things involved in setting up the right combination. The truth is, setting up a projector and screen is never easy and often difficult. It is both an art and a science. So, unless you have the experience and know-how, it is best left to the experts.
Crowd Size and Projector Rental
Crowd size will play a large part in determining which projector and screen is suitable for your event. A large crowd will require a large screen and a large screen will require a more powerful projector.
Projector With High Lumems
Also, ask yourself, will the audience need light to take notes? If so, a projector with high lumens is required. The darker the room, the less output is required of the projector which is why darkness is the ideal state for presentations.
The Projector Should Be Lightweight
Portability is important if you are moving the projector between rooms or having an outdoor presentation. The projector should be lightweight and easy to carry. Make sue you have space for loading and unloading of the projector rental gear near where the event is being held.
Choosing The Right Projector Screen
Choosing the right projector screen is as important as choosing the right projector. We have already mentioned aspect ratio. This is basically the shape of the screen. You must also decide if you need a freestanding screen or a hanging screen or if you require a front or rear projection (a rear projector will project the images from behind the screen instead of in front of it. This requires a special type of screen). Many people these days use walls and other flat surfaces instead of screens but it is better not to as any dirt or texture on the surface will show up on the projection and distract from the presentation. For more check out our guide to projector screen rental.
Budget for Projector Rental
Also, an important factor to consider when hiring a projector is your budget. The latest technology is no good to you if you can’t afford it. A good AV rental company (like ourselves!) will offer different packages to suit your budget and will have no hidden charges or fees.
If You Are Considering Hiring A Projector
The above items are only a handful of things to consider when renting a projector and screen. There are lots more. Audiovisual.ie will take care of everything for you if you are new to projectors. The most important thing is to talk to us and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Also, don’t be surprised if we ask you a lot of questions. This will be necessary if we are going to get it right. So, if you are considering hiring out a projector, get in contact with us today by calling +353 1 4133 892 or contact us online and we can get the right projector for your needs.