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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Four New Ways to Think About Solar Control

There are four basic benefits most often used to promote solar control: reducing glare, solar heat and light pollution, while increasing privacy. While these are great reasons to employ solar control, they only scratch the surface. Here are four new compelling...

Draper at the World Masters

Later this month, basketball players and other athletes from around the world will compete for glory in the world’s largest multi-sport event—and Draper will be in the thick of the action. The World Masters Games encourages sporting participation, competition, and...

Brightness or Contrast-Which Matters Most?

Earlier this year I spent two weeks working with Ed Gurr from Vivitek and the crew from Tandem Marketing and Allnet Distributing. Ed was highlighting four projector models sold mostly in the pro-AV market–DH3331, DU8090, DU7090, and the DH6671. We were highlighting a...

Striking the Right Color Balance in ALR Screens

Color balance plays a vital role throughout the world around us. So don’t sacrifice color accuracy when it comes to ambient light rejecting (ALR) projection screens. The majority of ALR projection screens on the market today play with color balance in order to reject...

Making the Most of Classroom Projection

Making the most of classroom projection in 2017 means using their interactive capabilities, and not just treating them as new versions of overhead projectors. That’s the opinion of Brian Nadel, a contributor to AVNetwork.com. In a post entitled “Making the Most of the...

No April Fools

Tomorrow is April 1—April Fools’ Day, a day when it’s traditional to pull pranks on friends, family, and co-workers. But we decided to use a day dedicated to (mostly harmless) lies as an opportunity to talk about truth-telling. Truth-telling is an important part of...

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...

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...