Why Use a Draper Lift

Mounting projectors, flat panels, and other AV equipment is often an afterthought. Often the quickest and easiest solution is seen as the best: just attach a mount and hang the projector from the ceiling. But when you might be investing several thousand dollars in a...
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Seven Things People Always Want to Know About Draper

Whether someone is being introduced to Draper for the first time, or is already a long-time customer, there are certain questions that inevitably pop up in conversation. Mostly these questions about Draper revolve around why we conduct business the way we do, and...
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2017 Budget Blinds Preview

If you’re heading for the 2017 Budget Blinds convention next week, I hope you’ll take the time to stop by our booth and see how we can help you think bigger and smarter! Teri Boxell heads up our Budget Blinds efforts, along with Karen Reno, and shares this preview of...
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Four Ways to Use the Pantone Color of the Year

Just in case you haven’t heard the news, let me be the first to break it to you: Pantone has named its 2017 Color of the Year! The Color of the Year is … Greenery, also known as Pantone 15-0343. Pantone calls it a “refreshing and revitalizing shade,” adding that...
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Rear Screen Aids Immersive Experience

“Immersive experience” is one of those catchphrases I hear tossed around in AV quite a bit these days. Clients are looking for ways to draw their audiences in to their presentations, and make them feel like they are experiencing the content, not just...
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2017 Budget Blinds Preview

If you’re heading for the 2017 Budget Blinds convention next week, I hope you’ll take the time to stop by our booth and see how we can help you think bigger and smarter! Teri Boxell heads up our Budget Blinds efforts, along with Karen Reno, and shares this preview of...

Four Ways to Use the Pantone Color of the Year

Just in case you haven’t heard the news, let me be the first to break it to you: Pantone has named its 2017 Color of the Year! The Color of the Year is … Greenery, also known as Pantone 15-0343. Pantone calls it a “refreshing and revitalizing shade,” adding that...

Rear Screen Aids Immersive Experience

“Immersive experience” is one of those catchphrases I hear tossed around in AV quite a bit these days. Clients are looking for ways to draw their audiences in to their presentations, and make them feel like they are experiencing the content, not just...

Away from Home for the Holidays

Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam If you want to be happy in a million ways For the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home! If you’re one of the millions of people hitting the road to go somewhere...

Restock for the New Year

We know there’s already a lot going on this time of year, but Draper has one more event to add to the calendar. And this one can save Draper rental and staging dealers some big money. Whether you are wrapping up your 2016 budget or stocking up for the New Year, our...

New RSM McLaughlin in Southeastern US

Draper is pleased to announce a new AV Regional Sales Manager for the southeastern United States. David McLaughlin, CTS-D, will be responsible for managing AV sales efforts in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. David comes to Draper with...

Time for an Upgrade

Earlier this year, we were talking to some of our residential technology dealers, who also do commercial AV work. In our discussions, an issue that kept coming up was getting people to understand when it is time for an upgrade of their projection screens. In recent...

Clark Kent-an AV-IT Nightmare

Graphic by MaxIsDrawing, found at http://brakken.tumblr.com. A co-worker recently shared a piece of online comic fan art with the rest of the Draper marketing department. The image, which is by someone called MaxIsDrawing, shows Lois Lane—yes, Superman’s S.O. Lois...

AV Equipment Security: Think Like a Kid

Several years ago, one of our AV salespeople shared a story that boggled my mind. It’s a story of the need to consider AV equipment security. This AV person had taken an order for a replacement motor for one of Draper’s heavy duty projection screens. For some reason,...

Dreaming of a TecVision Christmas

It doesn’t seem possible, but with Thanksgiving officially behind us, it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas! And around here, of course, we are dreaming of a TecVision Christmas! One of the most fun parts of the holiday season is watching the movies—both...

NAQs for Window Shades

Recently, we shared a number of NAQs—Never Asked Questions—relating to our AV products. NAQs are the opposite of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs); not only do they almost never get asked, but they are questions we wish we’d hear more often. You can click here to read...

Technical Pointers for StageScreen Assembly

Portable screens are being ordered in bigger and bigger sizes these days. And we love building those big screens. Seeing a 100 foot wide StageScreen set up in the factory or at a job site is very cool. Big sizes could mean big headaches so any pointers we can offer to...

Draper and the Tiny House

Have you heard of tiny houses? Or the tiny living movement? If you’ve watched television programs like Tiny House Nation or Tiny House Hunters, you already know what we’re talking about. If not, here’s a brief explanation, courtesy of Wikipedia: It “advocates living...

Making Rooms Quieter

In a recent CEPro article entitled “6 Steps to Isolate Rooms for Sound,” Home Theatre Designer Scott Bourquin discusses how to make a room quieter. Bourquin points out that “the quieter you make a room, the greater impression it gives of quality workmanship.” So...

A Draper Book Report-Neal Turner

From time to time on the Draper blog, we will be sharing books that have inspired us, affected how we approach business, or that we think our dealers and customers would enjoy. Think of it as an occasional Draper book report! The first person to step up to the plate...

InfoComm Connections

Draper will be in New York City next week, exhibiting at InfoComm Connections. We will be among more than 300 exhibitors at the event, which is going on along with the NAB Show. Draper will be demonstrating TecVision at InfoComm Connections.. InfoComm Connections is a...

Jerry Heck-45 Years and Counting

When Jerry Heck first walked through the doors at Draper, the Beatles were still together. Neil Armstrong had not yet stepped onto the moon. Gas was 35 cents per gallon. And the number of Draper employees was still in the double digits. These days, Draper has more...

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