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...

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...

Choosing the Right Screen with Draper’s Surface Selector Pro

When you are trying to design AV for a worship space—or any space in your worship facility—one of the most important and historically neglected considerations is the proper projection viewing surface. Whether you’re looking for a screen for a sanctuary, Sunday school...

A New Angle to Draper Coupled Shades

Coupled window shades can make motorized operation less expensive and simpler. With a coupled unit, a single motor can drive up to five shade panels. While this is fairly simple on flat facades, coupling shades across angled glazing presents some additional...

Did You Know? 120 Years, Part 2!

This year Draper celebrates our 120th birthday! Did you know we are still family owned and managed? Perhaps this stability is one reason why innovation has been second nature since the very beginning. We already shared some high points from our first 100 years here....

Draper® StageScreen®—Still on the Road

As the event industry recovers from pandemic shutdowns, a major cost for rental and staging companies is having the necessary inventory to keep up with the variety of events. However, keeping a large inventory of different portable projection screen sizes can be an...

How Big Should My Screen Be?

One of the most frequent questions we get is, “How big should my screen be?” Although this is not an overly complicated question to answer, determining the right projection screen size does require a few additional queries to reach the proper conclusion. Here are the...

Why LED Mounts Matter

Mounts and structures for LED videowalls are more crucial than ever as resolutions continue to improve. Despite this fact, the importance of the “behind the scenes” structure can get lost in the “wow” factor of LED technology. Draper and Barco co-sponsored a live...

Did You Know? Seasons of Shading

We tend to think more about window shades at times when the need feels most obvious: when the sun is in our eyes, for instance, or when we need to let in a little of the sun’s warmth on a chilly day. But did you know window shades are a solution for all seasons? There...

Did You Know? What Affects View-Through?

Natural views are one of the top wish list items for aspiring homeowners. But big windows can also big glare and heat issues. A great benefit of Draper@Home window shades is being able to see through them to the outside while they protect you from glare, UV, and heat...

Women’s History Month at Draper

This is the final week of Women’s History Month 2022. We’re wrapping up the month, and International Women’s Day from earlier in March, with a tribute to the many women who have played significant roles in Draper’s history and growth. Women currently make up around...

Did You Know? We Make Projection Easy!

Even as flat panels and video walls have become more and more popular, projection screen technology has improved to the point where screens can be used in many more spaces than ever. The trick is choosing the right projection viewing surface for onsite conditions....

Inside, Out

With the approach of Spring our thoughts are turning to the outdoors and Summer. And, if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past couple of years, it’s the importance of our outdoor spaces. As you start thinking about your outdoor living plans for this Summer,...