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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How ALR Works: Clearing the Confusion

Ambient light rejection (ALR) projection screen technology has been around for a while now. Despite this, there is some confusion in the AV marketplace as to how ALR works. Some of this confusion is caused by manufacturers making inaccurate claims or promoting non-ALR...

Pi Day: 3.14 Ways Draper Uses Math

Tomorrow is Pi Day. Not pie with an “e.” Pi as in (approximately) 3.14159. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 around the world to bring attention to the number that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and it gives us the perfect opportunity...

Revving Up for InfoComm 2018

Three months from today, North America’s largest pro AV event will kick off at the Las Vegas Convention Center. InfoComm 2018 will bring together 1,000 exhibitors and over 44,000 attendees in a celebration of all things AV. And we thought we’d give a teaser of what’s...

How Draper Supports Spec Writers

Specification writers are really just doing what someone else tells them to do, right? Not hardly. Spec writers are responsible for putting together a specification describing the building and everything in it. They must consider and account for a plethora of...

How Draper Supports Interior Designers

Interior designers just play with color and fabric swatches, right? If that’s your view, you need to rethink! They are extremely important to an architectural firm. They have a great deal to do with how a designed space looks and feels. The interior designer...

Draper Goes Big with Cassette-Style Installation

Very large window openings require extra-wide window shades. However, wider shades also typically mean larger, heavier headbox profiles that are more expensive and can be harder to install. That’s why we’ve introduced two new motorized shading solutions available up...

How Draper Supports Project Architects

What do project architects really do? Just some design work, right? Not so much. They typically are responsible for everything from balancing client needs, to coordinating with engineers and designers, to developing construction documents and specifications. All while...

Coming to Grips with Battery-Powered Shades

Are you still on the fence about battery-powered shades? Since Draper introduced the FlexShade® Recharge a year ago, many dealers and end users have embraced battery shade technology, but we do still get questions from people who are skeptical. What those people may...

404: When Something Goes Wrong

Don’t you hate it when something goes wrong? It’s especially frustrating when there is no solution offered. A great example is when you are looking for something on the Internet, and you get the dreaded error code 404: page not found. Of course, such error codes are...

Integrated Systems Europe-Here We Come

The world´s largest AV systems integration show takes place February 6-9 in Amsterdam, and the Draper family of companies will be there. During Integrated Systems Europe 2018 (ISE), you can find Draper, Draper Group Limited (UK), SMS, and Evoko in Hall 15, stand...

2018 FlexShade Price List—Coming Soon!

This week, Draper shade dealers will be receiving emails allowing them to download the 2018 FlexShade Price List. The new price list will take effect February 19 and there are several exciting additions. FlexShade® NEXD The next generation of the premium XD clutch is...

Three Rear Screen Projects with Wow Factor

Front projection screens offer solutions for many different projection environments, but sometimes a rear screen is the best answer. As long as the additional space for a projection room behind the screen is available, rear screens offer high performance in a variety...