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...

Check Out Our Latest Videos on YouTube!

More video is consumed online than any other form of content. Draper® is working hard to create the valuable video content you need, and we’ve recently added several new videos to our YouTube channel. Feature Review: UL-Listed M12 Connector CablesIn this video,...

New Podcast Looks at Shade Fabric Selection

Is the selection of window shade fabrics purely about aesthetics and color? Not at all, and that’s a big misconception. Many factors influence these decisions. To discuss what those are and bring insights to listeners, host Tyler Kern talked everything fabrics with...

What to Expect from Draper in 2021

There’s no way to get around it: 2020 was a very challenging year, not just for Draper but for all of us. The rise of a global pandemic, job losses, business closures, and project delays or cancellations hit many industries hard. While 2020 was certainly challenging,...

Bob Mathes: A Lasting Legacy

2021 marks the end of an era at Draper®, as one of our longest-serving employees and most familiar faces is retiring. Bob Mathes leaves Draper after 41-½ years of service. Bob started full time on May 29, 1979. Like a few other notable examples, though, his Draper...

Go Ahead and Dunk on Draper—We can Take It!

The greatest test of the strength and stability of a basketball backstop is the slam dunk. Not only does the structure need to hold in place in the face of some fierce loads, everything needs to be stable enough that vibration is kept to a minimum. So what happens...

Four Ways to Control Daylight

The positive benefits of daylighting on building occupants and operating costs are well-known throughout the design and construction world. Unfortunately, so are the negative side effects of glare and solar heat gain. A recent Buildings.com article (read it here) took...

The Science Behind ALR

How does ambient light impact projection? When do you need an ambient light rejecting projection screen? And what gives an ALR projection screen its ability to reject/reflect ambient light away from the viewer to provide a much clearer projected image? Draper director...

Learn More About the Small but Mighty NDC

IntelliFlex® I/O is an elegant, simple, and scalable solution for automating motorized shades. The I/O system is flexible and expandable to the size and complexity of a project, providing many ways to control and monitor the shades. But the key to this powerful...