Vutec ArtScreen - Frequently Asked Questions

ARTSCREEN FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have a question about ArtScreen? We have answers.

What is ArtScreen?

ArtScreen transforms any flat panel TV or projection screen into a work of art. ArtScreen will transform any room visually. ArtScreen offers the choice of any art, picture or design that covers the TV when not in use, to add to any room interior.

  • Custom made to fit any TV
  • Silent motor screen retraction
  • IR / dry contact remote control ascends or descends artwork
  • Universal automation control compatible
  • Art-on-canvas is displayed when not in use
  • Display family portraits, favorite photos or 1,200+ artwork designs
  • 1 year warranty
  • Easy installation
  • Giclée archival print quality
  • Made in the USA
How does ArtScreen Work?
  1. Click to see the ArtScreen in action. Order in 5 easy steps
  2. Designate your TV
  3. Select your Art
  4. Chose the frame and liner
  5. Determine if you would like it flush or recessed mounted in or on your wall

Try out our ArtScreen Designer, > Click Here

Is ArtScreen Custom made or Off-The –Shelf?
Both – Artscreens are custom made based on the TV make and model then the frame and art selection. There is an Off-The-Shelf version called Studio Series, but it still requires you to select your frame and art, it is universally sized.
Can ArtScreen be recessed or surface mounted?

ArtScreen can be made to be recessed or surface mounted.
Recessed, we give you the ability to mount it into the frame. Surface, you supply the mount.
Studio Series is sold only as a surface mount.

How long after I place my order will it take to receive my ArtScreen?
We manufacture Art Frames in our factory in Coral Springs, Florida.  We stock most popular frames, the canvas is printed in-house, and the housing is customized for your order by our engineering team. By manufacturing ourselves, we are able to ship quickly, usually 1 – 2 weeks. It could be longer if there is a delay in you signing your artwork sign off or on the rare occasion that we don’t have the frame material in stock.
Can I use my own photo or art?

Yes, as long as you have the authority to reproduce the photo/art the image can be enlarged, ie you send us the required file size. > Click Here for the file requirements
and you will also need a release form. > Click Here for the release form
You may also need the artist licensed agreement form, which you can download here. > Click Here for the artist licensed agreement form

Can you print our company logo or new released product shots?

Yes, for specifications and requirements, > Click Here for the file requirements
and you will also need a release form. > Click Here for the release form
You may also need the artist licensed agreement form, which you can download here. > Click Here for the artist licensed agreement form

Will I need an electrician and an installer to mount the ArtScreen on the wall?

We recommend you buy your ArtScreen from a Vutec authorized audio visual dealer as they can do both carpentry and electric. You can also visit a Magnolia Design Center located in many Best Buys to see and purchase the ArtScreen.

Do you need to have electrician with carpentry skills?

You need an electrician and a carpenter or an authorized AV dealer who has both.

How do I find an installer?

The quickest way to locate an installer is to contact us for an authorized ArtScreen dealer closest to you, or if you are in the USA, locate a Magnolia Design Studio, at a Best Buy.

What is not included in my ArtScreen purchase?

The TV/Screen and Installation costs are not included in your ArtScreen Purchase.

Do you include the TV mount?

When recessed we include a mounting assembly, when surfaced the TV mount is not included.

Do you have installation instructions?

Yes, installation instructions are included in the ArtScreen when delivered and are on our website.

Does the ArtScreen product come with a Warranty?

Yes, the ArtScreen comes with a one year warranty.

Can I change the art or frame later?

Yes, you can order and replace any frame and art as long as the TV or screen has not changed in size.

Can I order more than one Art?

Yes, some customers order multiple remounted art rolls and change them with the seasons.

Can I change the Art myself or do I need an installer?

You can change the art yourself. There are only two components, a molex plug and two screws. You may however, have to adjust the limit settings for the motor so the art lines up with the frame properly.

What happens when I want to buy a new TV?

If you purchase a thinner TV by depth and it is the same size there should not be a problem. If you purchase a thicker or larger, you will need a new Artscreen. If uncertain, contact us.

Do I need a false wall?

You do not need a false wall, but you can if you want to conceal other entertainment equipment such as speakers, electronics etc.

Can the ArtScreen be hung over the fireplace?

Yes an ArtScreen can be installed over a fireplace. Consider that if there is no mantle over the fireplace, the heat will rise and reach the ArtScreen and TV. If it is a regular fireplace with a chimney, ensure you have insulation protecting the TV from the heat. We recommend you have it reviewed by the dealer/installer.

Can I place the ArtScreen outdoors?

We don’t recommended you do, however an ArtScreen can be installed on external porches as long as it is not exposed to negative weather elements.

Where can I place an ArtScreen?

ArtScreens are located in many places, private boats and yachts, cruise ships, private airplanes, in boardrooms, conference rooms, CEO offices, product showrooms, government offices, private estates, kitchens, lounge rooms, home theaters, bedrooms, children’s play rooms, hallways and various other locations.

Can I order frames and art that is not to go over a TV or Screen?

Yes, only if you are also ordering an ArtScreen then you can order a frame and art, some customers do this as they would like to have art on either side of their ArtScreen.

What is ArtScreen Studio Series?

The ArtScreen Studio Series is a universally sized product, it is not a custom made product, it is based on standard TV sizes. The Studio Series goes over a flat panel TV or projection screen on the surface of the wall. Its function is to hide the TV or screen with the decorative piece of art in a decorative frame. The Studio Series is our most competitively priced ArtScreen as it requires minimal customization. The price of the Studio Series depends on the size of the TV.

What sizes and price points of the ArtScreen Studio Series?

Our Frames fit TV’s from 32” up to 65”
Standard TV sizes :
42” – Fits TV 32” – 43” (Diagonal measurement), Maximum TV Space Dimensions TV 27” x 44” x 6”, MSRP$1,153
50” – Fits TV 44” – 55” (Diagonal measurement), Maximum TV Space Dimensions TV 35” x 54” x 6”, MSRP $1,258
60” Fits TV 56” – 65” (Diagonal measurement), Maximum TV Space Dimensions TV 43” x 64” x 6”, MSRP $1,748
Slim TV
42” – Fits TV’s 32” – 43” (Diagonal measurement), Maximum TV Space Dimensions TV 24.5” x 44” x 2.5”, MSRP$1,153
50” – Fits TV’s 44” – 55” (Diagonal measurement), Maximum TV Space Dimensions TV 30” x 54” x 2.5”, MSRP$1,258
60” – Fits TV’s 56” – 65” (Diagonal measurement), Maximum TV Space Dimensions TV 38” x 67.5” x 2.5”, MSRP$1,748

Prices are in USD, are subject to change and may not include sales tax or any other relevant taxes and fees. Does not include shipping or installation.

Note: ArtScreen, DecoFrame, TheaterArt and Deco-Vu are customized and a different price.

Is the liner included in the price?

Yes. The liner adds contrast and beauty to the frame.

Do I have to have a liner?

Yes, we need the liner to make up the size of a minimum of 5.5” wide.

What is the largest Artscreen that Vutec can make?

If we are using wooden frames, approximately 120” diagonal, 16:9 format. If we were to use a black velvet frame, similar to our masking systems, we can go up to 140” diagonal 16:9 format, possibly larger with alternative fabrics. The canvas can go up to 140” diagonal 16:9 format.

What is the art printed on?

The art is printed on archival canvas. The printing process is called Gilcee printing, the same process that professional artist use to replicate their original artwork. The process has on average 100 year life span depending on how much UV exposure the canvas gets. All canvasses are sprayed with a UV protectant.

Do you make an ArtScreen for 3D TV’s?

Yes we do make ArtScreens for 3D TV’s.

I want to frame my TV but I don’t want any art, can I purchase just the frame?

Yes, we have our DecoFrame (for surface mounting), which is designed to frame the TV and does not come with any art. You can easily install the DecoFrame yourself as it sits on the TV. We have a set of 8 frames at an affordable price or you can select any of our frames and we will custom make the frame for you.

What voltage does an ArtScreen need?

The ArtScreen will work on either 110V or 220V.

Will ArtScreen work with my home automation system?

Yes, ArtScreen does work with a smarthome home automation system, make sure you inform us what is being integrated to enable us to install the right IR system. Keep in mind that it will need to be programmed by a professional.

What kind of remote can be used on the ArtScreen?

We have several control options. Standard with every order is an IR control system, with Low Voltage control on the circuit board or a 12V DC Auto Relay can be substituted.

Do you have a frame for my Projection Screen?

Yes we have the DecoVu Frame. For a 16:9 HDTV Format, the size starts at 84” (41” x 73”) up to 120” (59” x 105”) and for a 2:35:1 Widescreen Format the size starts at 97” (38” x 89.75”) up to 115” (45” x 106”).

My 3D TV has a dynamic contrast control function that adjusts the brightness to the room’s ambient light, can I still install an ArtScreen?

Yes, you can still have an ArtScreen, however this function will not work on your TV.

Can you make an ArtScreen if I have a pop-up camera or my speakers deploy downward?

Yes we can, simply let us know that you have these features when you place an order. We can also enlarge the opening to expose these items.

I have speakers at the bottom of my TV do you make an ArtScreen for my TV with this feature?

Our Soundscape product is made specifically for a sound bar. Tells us the manufacturer and model number of the sound bar. We can accommodate speakers on the TV, provide us with your brand and model and speaker bar information as well as location when ordering.

Do you make ArtFrames for Slim TV’s?

Yes we make ArtFrames for both Slim and Thicker TV’s.

How strong is the ArtScreen housing?

The ArtScreen housing is made of a metal frame and powder coated, it is tested for strength and durability.

How do you pack and ship the Artscreen?

Large ArtScreens are shipped in a wooden crate on a pallet. Smaller ArtScreens are packaged in cardboard boxes on a pallet.

How do you pack and ship the Artscreen?

Where on the web page do I find the guidelines for submitting a custom art computerized files?
You can visit our Resources Page and Select Downloads, and the ArtScreen Specifications tab. Alternatively, click here > Click Here for the release form

What are the specifications for creating a custom art piece?

To create a custom art piece, download and complete the spec sheet. > Click Here for the Specifications Sheet Click Here to email the information

How can I get a custom art piece printed?

To have a custom art piece printed, follow these easy steps:

  1. Get authorization from the artist with the “Artist Licence Agreement Form” > Click Here for the artist licensed agreement form
  2. If you are the artist or you took the photo yourself, complete a “Casual Use Release Form” > Click Here for the release form
  3. Send us the file together with the relevant completed signed form. Email to Click Here

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