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...

COVID-19 Update

The Draper family is deeply concerned for all those who are suffering from the COVID-19 virus, and we are doing our part to reduce the spread of the pandemic.   The situation is fluid, but Draper continues to do business as normally as …The...

The Hidden Savings of Engineering Value

The so-called “bottom line” is an unavoidable, monolithic reality of the construction industry, and it is something we’ve seen happening with some of our window shade competitors. However, a formulaic “race to the bottom” can have dramatically negative effects on the...

Emphasizing Partnerships at ISE 2020

Attendance numbers were reportedly down for Integrated Systems Europe 2020 due to the coronavirus, but you couldn’t tell it from traffic at the stand shared by Draper and our subsidiaries Smart Media Solutions (SMS) and Evoko. Our stand was packed throughout, and the...

Saying Goodbye to Dave Trapani

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of friend and co-worker Dave Trapani. Dave passed away last week following an illness. He was 54. David joined Draper in 2013 as regional sales manager for the northeastern United States. Back in 2015 he shared the...

More Shading Innovations for 2020

With the growing demand for solar control, customers are looking for new solutions to expand where shades can be used. Draper is helping you meet those growing expectations with a new round of innovative solutions. An expanded IntelliFlex® I/O.IntelliFlex® I/O was...

Taking the Indoors Outdoors

We humans spend more than 70% of our time inside a building. Yet we have a deep connection with the natural world. This dichotomy is the root of two recent design trends. One trend is biophilic design, where an effort is made to connect the indoors and outdoors. This...

Be a Hero to a Hero

Most of us take for granted the independence that comes with the simple freedom of movement. U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Michael Minard was on his third deployment in Iraq with the 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment. While on a reconnaissance patrol in Baghdad, north of Sadr...

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...