AV in the Gymnatorium

Large multiple-use spaces, such as gymnatoriums, pose special challenges for projection and audio. But with a bit of thought and planning, you can find the right solutions. Kevin Burlinson, an AV associate at Shen Milsom & Wilke, recently wrote a piece for...
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Exterior FlexShades Upgrade

We have updated our Motorized and Crank-operated Exterior FlexShades® for easier installation, more color options, and more streamlined design. Exterior FlexShades now have the same look as our FlexShade ZIP™. This updated design to match ZIP hardware means one...
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If Only BBC Dad Had a Draper VCB

If ever there existed a video case study perfectly demonstrating the usefulness of a particular product, it would be the world-famous BBC Dad. Several days ago, Robert E. Kelly, a political-science professor at Pusan National University in South Korea, became an...
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Three Signs it’s Time for a New Screen

Have you ever had a piece of tech break down on you? Just flat out stop working, and several years sooner than you think it should? One of Draper’s points of pride is the quality of our products. We build all of our products to last, and projection screens are no...
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Projection Screen Alphabet Soup

One of the most frequent questions we get from AV dealers is about our projection screen alphabet soup—all those letters at the ends of our projection screen names. C, E, M, and V. What do they stand for? And what about projection surface names? What do the letters...
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Exterior FlexShades Upgrade

We have updated our Motorized and Crank-operated Exterior FlexShades® for easier installation, more color options, and more streamlined design. Exterior FlexShades now have the same look as our FlexShade ZIP™. This updated design to match ZIP hardware means one...

If Only BBC Dad Had a Draper VCB

If ever there existed a video case study perfectly demonstrating the usefulness of a particular product, it would be the world-famous BBC Dad. Several days ago, Robert E. Kelly, a political-science professor at Pusan National University in South Korea, became an...

Three Signs it’s Time for a New Screen

Have you ever had a piece of tech break down on you? Just flat out stop working, and several years sooner than you think it should? One of Draper’s points of pride is the quality of our products. We build all of our products to last, and projection screens are no...

Projection Screen Alphabet Soup

One of the most frequent questions we get from AV dealers is about our projection screen alphabet soup—all those letters at the ends of our projection screen names. C, E, M, and V. What do they stand for? And what about projection surface names? What do the letters...

Three Ways the Pro Portal Saves Time and Money

Time is money in the AV industry. That’s why Draper created our online Pro Portal. With 24-hour access to the tools in the Portal, you no longer have to call or email, and wait for your Draper representative. You can find the answer immediately, wherever you are. Here...

Four Reasons Your Gym Needs a Practice Cage

Today’s gymnasium is more than just a basketball court where gym classes meet. The modern athletic facility has multiple uses, and Draper provides several solutions to support that role. The most obvious tool to help get the most out of an athletic facility is the gym...

Four Reasons to Up Your Game with Shades

Are you wondering if shades should be part of your product offerings? Since we re-introduced Draper window shades to AV dealers last fall, many dealers who had been doing the occasional shade job have made shades a bigger part of their business. Others who had never...

Death of Projection Screens?

This past week a prominent AV industry blogger wrote on the demise of the projection screen market. Gary Kayye of rAVe Publications said, essentially, that the projection screen market is dying, and it’s going to be a quick death. You can read his post by clicking...

Future-Proof or Future-Ready?

Future-proof is a term marketers love to use. Although we see it used in the AV market, it’s a term that crops up in almost every market and product category. When used to describe a product, the manufacturer is saying that product is unlikely to become obsolete....

Draper screen helps build synthetic organisms

Last year Draper had the privilege to work on a really cool and interesting project; one where one of our screens was part of a museum exhibit where people build synthetic organisms. One thing we learned is how complex the field of synthetic biology is. But we also...

Contract Regional Manager Changes at Draper

I’m excited to announce some contract regional manager changes at Draper. We welcome Brendan Tyson as the contract regional manager in the northeast, including New York, New Jersey, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Brendan...

Acoustically Transparent Screens

Here’s a quick pop quiz question for you: Where’s the best place for the speakers—at least the center channel—in an AV installation? If you answered, “behind the projection screen,” then you get an A+. Rather than solving an audio problem, however, putting a speaker...

Draper Wellness Program Among Best, Brightest

When we first started the Draper wellness program back in 2008, we knew we were onto something good. But we didn’t know just how good until the awards started rolling in. Then we knew we had one of the best in the country. And now we’ve gotten news of another...

Dual Roller Shading Solutions

For many years Draper has offered Dual Roller shading solutions—the option of having two window shades in the same headbox. This dual roller concept is a very flexible solution. You can accomplish multiple tasks with one unit. For example, you might want a light...

Curved Screen Brings the Wow

It’s a request designers hear all the time: “We want to ‘wow’ people who visit our company headquarters for training and other presentations.”  And in this case, an Arizona-based supplier of dietary supplements and personal care products wanted AV to be a part of that...

Choosing a Draper Lift

This is the third in a series of posts about choosing the proper projector lift. In previous posts, we’ve discussed why lifts are a good idea, and proper planning for a projector lift. Now that you’ve determined what you need out of a projector lift, here’s how...

2017 FlexShade Price List on the Way

Our Literature department is gearing up this week for one of our biggest mailings of the year. The 2017 FlexShade Price List will take effect February 13, and it will begin appearing in mailboxes in the next couple of weeks. One of the more exciting things about this...

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