What to Know about Adding Lighting

When Draper talks about lighting, it is usually within the context of either controlling natural light through window shades and other solar control solutions, or choosing the projection screen that works best in the lighting conditions. However, an article on the...
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#DraperInstall Social Media Photo Contest

Over the years, Draper products have been installed in some really amazing worship facilities, as can be seen in the photos that grace this site. We’re hoping you will share some of those amazing installations with us. We can never get enough photos of Draper products...
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Screens for Worship Facilities

When beginning to plan for new or updated AV in a worship facility, one of the first questions is usually, “What screen should I use?” Like many things in life, there is not one definitive answer to that question. The closest thing to an answer is answer is, “that...
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Draper at LDI

Later this month, Draper will be heading for Las Vegas to exhibit at the 2014 LDI show. Draper will be exhibiting November 21-23 in booth 2269. This year Jim Hoodlebrink and Kimberly McCormick will be showing off several Draper products that make excellent solutions...
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Draper’s Projector Lift Selection Tool

This week’s post is by Amy Madden (MBA, CTS, LEED®AP). Amy is the Sales Support and Projector/FlatScreen Lifts Product Manager at Draper, Inc. One of the strong points of Draper’s line of projector lifts is the depth and breadth of the line. There are so many options...
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How Draper Supports Project Architects

What do project architects really do? Just some design work, right? Not so much. They typically are responsible for everything from balancing client needs, to coordinating with engineers and designers, to developing construction documents and specifications. All while...

Coming to Grips with Battery-Powered Shades

Are you still on the fence about battery-powered shades? Since Draper introduced the FlexShade® Recharge a year ago, many dealers and end users have embraced battery shade technology, but we do still get questions from people who are skeptical. What those people may...

404: When Something Goes Wrong

Don’t you hate it when something goes wrong? It’s especially frustrating when there is no solution offered. A great example is when you are looking for something on the Internet, and you get the dreaded error code 404: page not found. Of course, such error codes are...

Integrated Systems Europe-Here We Come

The world´s largest AV systems integration show takes place February 6-9 in Amsterdam, and the Draper family of companies will be there. During Integrated Systems Europe 2018 (ISE), you can find Draper, Draper Group Limited (UK), SMS, and Evoko in Hall 15, stand...

2018 FlexShade Price List—Coming Soon!

This week, Draper shade dealers will be receiving emails allowing them to download the 2018 FlexShade Price List. The new price list will take effect February 19 and there are several exciting additions. FlexShade® NEXD The next generation of the premium XD clutch is...

Three Rear Screen Projects with Wow Factor

Front projection screens offer solutions for many different projection environments, but sometimes a rear screen is the best answer. As long as the additional space for a projection room behind the screen is available, rear screens offer high performance in a variety...

Draper Big Screen Makes Every Day a Holladay

Last year, a major client approached Tym LLC, a Utah home entertainment and smart home design and installation company, to build a custom, high-end home theatre. That’s what Tym (pronounced “time”) does, so at first it didn’t seem like a big deal. But when Tym...

Top Blog Posts of 2017

2017 was a great year for one of our key ways of communicating with our customers—the Draper blog. Thousands of people read posts about new products, impressive projects, our great people, and more. The following five posts were our most-read in 2017: Draper Plans Job...

Digital Signage: Images to Remember

Picture quality in projected and display content has never been better. 4K, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Wide Color Gamut (WCG), and High Frame Rate (HFR) are recently developed or new technologies that are having a major impact on images in AV and digital signage. This...

2017 Was Our Best Year Ever

As 2017 draws to a close, we have one item of 2017 business left. We want to say “thank you.” Thanks to our customers, dealers, employees, rep firms, and others, 2017 was the biggest and best year in Draper’s 115 year history! Here are some of the highlights: The...

Updated Projection Screen Science

Over the past few years, the science of projection screens has made several major advances. Research and development of new methods and solutions have made the process of choosing a projection screen much different than it was just a few years ago. To help architects...

Penny Sitler Named to SCN Hall of Fame

Draper marketing manager Penny Sitler, CDT, LEED®AP, has been named to Systems Contractor News magazine’s AV Hall of Fame. The AV publication annually selects a small group of audiovisual business leaders who have, according to the magazine’s website, “contributed...

Draper Plans Job Fair for January

Here we grow again! 2017 has been Draper’s biggest and best year ever. Our recent significant growth means we need more great employees in 2018! Applications for the following positions can be filled out online or during the open house/job fair on Saturday, January 20...

AV on the Fast Track

AV and speed came together recently as Draper Group LTD and Christie hosted a karting event at Daytona Sandown Park in Esher, England, near London. Draper invited several integrators to spend the afternoon learning about the latest projection and screen technology,...