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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Draper Adds Online Credit Card Payment Option

More and more businesses are paying their bills using a credit card. Although Draper has accepted credit card payment by phone for many years, we recently added a new online credit card payment system for our customers. You can now pay at your own convenience, without...

710 Reasons Draper is Successful

Yesterday was a special day for us. It was Draper employee appreciation day, and we took time out to say “thank you” to our most important resource: our people. 2016 was our best year ever, and 2017 is on track to be even better. To be able to say that after 115 years...

Why use exterior shading?

Solar control solutions for inside the window seem to make sense. But one question we often hear is, “Why would you use exterior or outside solutions?” It’s actually a good question, and the answer is in the way energy from the sun is turned into heat. Solar control...

CEDIA 2017 wrap-up-another success

We gauge the success of a trade show are by considering the quantity of conversations, and the quality of those talks and relationships. By both of these criteria, CEDIA 2017 was a great show for Draper. We had a lot of products and ideas to talk about, and we were...

Six More Product Improvements from Draper

Draper’s product engineers never stop looking for ways to make our products perform even better. Our upgrade of TecVision CH1200X ALR to CS1200X ALR (read blog post here) is the most recent example. Here are six more product improvements that take our innovations to...

All Window Shade Fabrics are not Created Equal

From a distance, all window shade fabrics look more or less the same. The colors may change, and you can see through some better than others, but for the most part a shade is a shade, right? Some of our competitors have begun promote this philosophy as they have...

Unveiling our All-New Daylighting Academy

Today marks the unveiling of a significant new educational course from Draper. The Daylighting Academy, co-sponsored by Phifer, is the newest course offered as a part of the Architectural Record Academies of Digital Learning. While Draper has in the past offered...

Why Our Best-in-Show Won’t be at CEDIA 2017

We have a confession: We won’t be displaying our best-in-show winner at CEDIA 2017. We introduced TecVision CH1200X ALR to rave reviews earlier this summer at InfoComm. And though it received two best in show awards (one from Sound & Video Contractor magazine and...

Six Tips for Cleaning Projection Screens

The projection screen is the most visible part of your two-piece projection system. It’s also the most vulnerable to damage and grime. To avoid getting dusty or dirty, a screen should always be kept retracted into its case when not in use. But if something does happen...

Seriously … Who Reads Instructions?

“Best practices” and “efficiency” are buzz words that have been floating around for quite a while. It seems like everyone—from manufacturers to installers—has their own best way of doing something. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say the “right way,” or, we might...

Five Tips for Safely Viewing the Solar Eclipse

Monday’s total solar eclipse has been getting lots of attention. Road trips, parties, live streams, and wall-to-wall media coverage are planned as millions of people look forward to this rare occurrence. Whatever plans you have for commemorating the eclipse, always...

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...