I am totally new to the world of lasers and would love some guidance on a new project of mine. I am trying to source a light/laser suitable for projecting a sharp silhouette onto a backdrop. I've tried using a stencil held over a normal light bulb, but I can't get a sharp image on the backdrop. My limited knowledge of lasers is that the light travels in a straight line which I hope will make a sharper projected image. I'm also guessing that a normal laser pointer would have too small a beam. So, is there such a thing ad a commercially available wide beam visable laser, or does anyone have a better idea of how to project a silhouette crisply on a wall. Any help would be really appreciated.