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...

The Evolution of Window Shades

Since the development of roller blinds (possibly in 1700s Scotland), the concept appears to have remained basically the same. Today’s roller shades do look something like the original concept. They still feature a fabric panel attached to a roller. They still control...

John and Mike Celebrate 50 Years at Draper

On July 6, 1968, two cousins walked through the doors of Draper for their first official day of work at the family business. Those two fresh-out-of-college young men were John Pidgeon and Mike Broome. And nobody could know what a major impact they would have on the...

Lesser-Known Uses for Window Shades

Window shades reduce glare, solar heat gain, even light pollution. But shades are much more flexible than you might realize. Here are some alternative uses of shades that have nothing to do with solar control. Cover service windows Museums, sports facilities, and...

Amy Madden Says Goodbye

Yesterday was the final day at Draper for residential market manager Amy Madden. After nearly two decades with us, family needs have led to her moving on. We’re all sorry to see her go, and on her last day, we asked her to share some thoughts on leaving the Draper...

How Much Ambient Light Rejection is Enough?

No single projection screen viewing surface is the right solution for all applications. That includes ambient light-rejecting materials. At InfoComm 2018, we introduced our fourth and fifth ambient light rejection solutions. TecVision XH800X UST ALR is designed with...

Highlights from InfoComm 2018

InfoComm 2018 is in the books. Thank you to those who stopped by our booth to experience the “Draper you never knew.” For those of you who couldn’t make it, here’s what you missed: Jentry Wittkamper accepting two of our four product awards at InfoComm. Award-winning...

Which Volleyball System Do You Need?

Including volleyball equipment in your athletic facility is a smart idea. Hosting events can be a moneymaker, and when no volleyball is scheduled, the posts and nets go into storage and floor sleeves are hidden away beneath cover plates. With adjustable-height posts,...