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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Five Ways You Can Reduce Light Pollution

Every year, more artificial light is flooding the Earth’s night skies, and scientists say that can be bad for the health and wellness of people, animals and even plants. That’s according to the results of a study that recently appeared in Science Advances journal....

Introducing Our New Website

This weekend, Draper took another major step in our rebranding: we launched a completely new website! After careful introspection, we began working to create a website that would better represent the Draper brand. On the homepage of the site, you’ll find these words:...

Four Times Draper Grabbed the Rebound

What do Draper and Wilt Chamberlain have in common? We’re both great at rebounding! If you’re not familiar with basketball, a rebound is when someone grabs the basketball in the air after a missed shot. On this day in 1960, Wilt Chamberlain grabbed 55 rebounds in a...

Draper Recipes for a Happy Holiday Season

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season in the United States. One of the most important trimmings from now through the end of the year is the food. A few years ago, Draper employees put together a cookbook with recipes from members of the Draper...

Which ALR Surface is Right for You?

Ambient light has traditionally been one of projection’s worst enemies. Before ambient light rejecting screens, as soon as you turned on the lights, the image on the screen washed out, sometimes almost completely disappearing. Now, not only can we fight ambient light...

Draper Puts You in Control

When choosing a projection screen, the first thing we typically consider is the optical performance. Another important, yet overlooked consideration is how to control the screen. Of course, we want top performance, but controlling the screen is as important when it...

Home Cinema-TV or Front Projection?

Another poll on TV or Front Projection is making the rounds. This one was posted on the well-known AVS Forum by writer Mark Henninger. “4K/UHD and HDR are undeniably a killer combo when it comes to bringing cinematic image quality home,” Henninger wrote in an article...

Draper is “all in” at Greenbuild 2017

“We are all in.” It’s the theme of the Greenbuild 2017 Expo, that has a goal of “transforming the market and changing the way the people all over the world experience buildings,” according to the show’s website. Draper shares that goal, and we will be...

Friday the 13th – Making Our Own Luck

For anyone who is superstitious about Friday the 13th being unlucky, or who puts much faith in the concept of good luck, the poet Emily Dickinson had some choice words on the subject of luck. “Luck is not chance,” she said, “it’s toil; fortune’s expensive...

Three Screen Attributes You May Not Know About

When you purchase a projection screen, you want a good idea of what to expect. After all, you want to be sure that it meet the needs of your project. That’s why Draper tests nearly 30 different characteristics of our projection screen surfaces. Most of these...

Which Backstop Do I Need?

Every athletic facility is different. Building footprint, ceiling height, equipment location, and ceiling structure changes from project to project. To deal with this reality, Draper custom designs and manufactures superstructure for each unit to match with the...