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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It’s Time for Rental Reload

It’s been a long, busy summer for the rental and staging industry, and it isn’t over yet. Although many kids are back in school, the summer outdoor concert and event season is still going strong, and pretty soon autumn events will hit the schedule. And don’t forget...

Little Things Make a Big Difference

Sometimes the smallest detail can make a huge difference in our perception of interior design—even something as small as the pocket and hem bar on window shades. That’s why we have a hem bar solution for every design need. Standard pocket options with hem bar flush...

Five Reasons to Use the FlexShade® Recharge

The FlexShade® Recharge battery-powered window shade offers three obvious advantages that customers often highlight: Bigger sizes than previous battery shades Batteries are housed inside the roller, so no extra space is needed for battery wands Batteries are...

Is Draper the Hogwarts of the AV Industry?

Can a company’s approach to success in the AV industry have a lot in common with everyone’s favorite young wizard? We believe so. But we’ll let you make the call. Yesterday (July 31) was Harry Potter’s birthday. While Draper has celebrated a few more...

Draper? Disruptive? Yeah, We’ll Own That

Disruptive may not be a word that typically describes a projection screen manufacturer. But we’re happy to claim that title. Draper provided this floor screen for the NEC booth. Draper’s rebranding announcement at InfoComm 2017 is being called a “disruptive” moment by...

Draper Shades and the Underground Railroad

Sunlight is a good thing. Unless you’re a museum or historic site with artifacts to keep reserved. Then it can be a real problem, causing fading and damage after prolonged exposure. Draper’s ability to provide solutions puts us in touch with a lot of interesting...

Creating the Perfectly Flat Viewing Surface

Who knew a series of small tabs could be so important to having a beautiful picture, and a durable product? One of the most important elements of creating the ultimate projected image is having the flattest viewing surface possible. Great contrast, brightness, and...

Two Times Draper Threw Glare Out the Window

Despite all the positives of natural daylighting, glare can be a huge problem. According to the Whole Building Design Guide, published by the National Institute of Building Science, “The science of daylighting design is not just how to provide enough daylight to an...

Reducing Projection Screen Freight Damage

Freight damage creates delays and cuts into profits. It negatively impacts end users, dealers, and Draper. That’s why Draper invested in finding a robust solution to reduce the occurrence of damage. “We are impacted by delays to our projects and the embarrassment of...

Hitting a Home Run at InfoComm 2017

Last Wednesday at InfoComm 2017, the AV world got a first look at our rebranding efforts. And, if the feedback we received at the show is any indication, Draper has hit a home run with our new look and new focus. Here are just a few comments we heard from visitors and...

Truth in Test Reporting

When a company is providing a projection solution and not just a commodity, it’s more important than ever that the products involved perform as advertised. We want to make sure every viewing surface we send out performs like we say it will. That’s why truth in test...

Are Battery-Operated Shades Safe?

Last year, lithium-ion batteries hit the news when Samsung recalled some portable devices after battery flaws caused fires. Now lithium batteries are making news in the window coverings industry. A Draper competitor recently recalled lithium batteries used in their...