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...

#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...

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...

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...

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...

Draper Names New President

Pictured (from left to right) Jentry Wittkamper, Lee Denhart, Chris Broome, John Pidgeon, Mike Broome, and Bob Mathes. Draper is entering the new decade with a new company president, but with the same commitment to our customers, our employees, and our community that...

2019 Year in Review

In 2019, Draper® faced the kind of trial that tests a company’s principles. It would have been easy to throw up our hands, institute mass layoffs, and completely abandon our customers until we could get back to 100%. Instead, we got to work immediately, doing what we...

Developing a Shade Control Plan

Window shades are the preferred daylighting control system for several reasons. Shades allow natural light to enter the room while controlling unwanted, uncomfortable glare. They can provide a view to the outside world – even when the shades are down. This helps with...

Draper and School Safety

Safety plays a central role in the design of all building types but is especially important in school design. Schools should be both safe places and safe spaces. Here are three ways Draper can help designers make their schools safer: Improving security with...

Happy Thanksgiving

All Draper’s North American offices are closed today and tomorrow in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open Monday, December 2, at 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The post Happy Thanksgiving appeared first on Draper, Inc Blog Site. Source: Blog...

New Regional Sales Manager for Mountain States

When things are at their busiest you can’t afford to be let down by overwhelmed vendors who can’t keep up. Despite the cyberattack earlier this year, 2019 has been another year of tremendous growth for Draper, and we’ve been taking steps to make sure we can not only...

Biophilic Design Comes to AV

People have an inherent human inclination to connect with nature. Yet we spend the vast majority of our time indoors, which can have a major impact on health and well being. Biophilic design provides building occupants with a connection to the outside...

Four Ways to Add Punch to Your Video Wall

Video walls can be a spectacular and attention-getting addition to any project. Vibrant, high resolution content and large screens combine to provide the best visual experience in the history of AV. But there are ways to create an even bigger impact by considering the...

Value Engineering—Four Ways Draper Adds Value

“Value engineering” has many negative connotations, especially in the world of solar control. When most people hear it, they immediately think only of making a product that is less expensive to produce, often at the expense of quality. When value engineering was first...

Conserving Resources with Shades

The construction industry has a significant impact of the environment. As in this ArchDaily article, much of the impact is in carbon dioxide emissions and energy use. Here are a few ways we can contribute to your efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of...

Does Your High School Need a Branding Strategy?

In recent years branding has become a major consideration for sports facilities. And it isn’t restricted to facilities that host professional and collegiate events. Even high schools now recognize the importance of branding in facility design and development. A recent...

Draper Setting New Records

A cyberattack can bring a company to its knees. In many cases, such attacks are responsible for the complete demise of a company. When Draper was hit with a ransomware attack in early July, we discovered what it takes to survive and come out stronger: people. In the...