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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Unveiling an INNOVATIVE SHIFT at InfoComm 2017

Draper has a lot to unveil next week during InfoComm, including an INNOVATIVE SHIFT. But why wait a week? Here’s a sneak peek at a few of our latest innovations: TecVision CH1200X ALR A grey surface with an ALR rating of 20, TecVision CH1200X ALR rejects 80 percent of...

Controlling Your FlexShade® Recharge

Draper takes an open view when it comes to automating our AV products. Instead of making you use a proprietary system that doesn’t work with anything else, we give third party control systems easy access to all of our products. That includes our FlexShade® Recharge...

Smart Shades for a Smart Home

The “smart home” is a huge trend in residential construction. Homebuyers want the various devices in their houses to be connected and communicate with one another. They want to be able to remotely control appliances, lights, media devices, camera systems, and HVAC,...

What’s Best-Fiberglass or Polyester?

What makes better window shades: fiberglass or polyester? This question is getting a lot more attention as companies that sell mainly shades with polyester fabric are trying to push the narrative that fiberglass is inferior. That narrative is false. Each fabric has...

High Note Sales Joins Draper Team

I’m pleased to announce that Draper will be working with High Note Sales as our rep firm for the residential market in Florida. High Note was formed by Bob Lewis and Lou Kerti in December of 2014. Both Bob and Lou worked for WSR Sales and left that company after one...

Draper President Receives Spirit of Caring Award

Community service is a very important concept for Draper—not in a “that’s nice” way, but in a “walk the walk” way. As more evidence of that commitment in action, company president John Pidgeon was recently honored by the Henry County United Fund. John received the...

TecVision and the Immersive CAVE Experience

The intersection of AV, virtual reality, 3D, and Computer Aided Virtual Environments (CAVE) allows companies to take clients inside a design concept and have a look around. This tool offers limitless possibilities for the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction...

Why Projection Screen Names Matter

Why do projection screen names matter? At Draper, we believe a good name combines clarity with vital information. So, we are introducing some small but important changes to how we name some of our projection viewing surfaces. This small change continues our effort to...

50 Ways to Leave Your Louvers

Draper’s FlexLouver™ Rack Arm System and Venetian Blinds by Warema are among the most effective solar control solutions on the market. They are also among the most flexible solutions: you can operate the louvers into a variety of positions depending on conditions. In...

2017 AV Price List Released

You can be one of the first to get a sneak peek at our latest innovations! Draper’s AV price list is now available via our online Pro Portal! And with it comes the addition of some new products! This year’s price list takes effect May 22, but you can be one of the...

Pob Lwc (Good Luck) Brian Cassley

Last month, we said goodbye to our European sales manager. Brian Cassley had been with Draper since 1999, operating out of his home in Wales and Draper Group UK in Northamptonshire. In announcing Brian’s retirement, Draper president John Pidgeon described him as the...

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...