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...

Five Advantages of Draper Projection Screens

There are quite a few projection screen companies around the world. And we all are making pretty much the same thing, right? A flat, usually white surface to project content on. The truth is much more complicated than that. Not all projection screens are created equal...

Berra’s Law

“In theory, there’s no difference between theory and practice, but in practice, there is.” That is one of the many “Yogi-isms” attributed to the great New York Yankees catcher and philosopher Yogi Berra. And it’s what rAVe Publications blogger Dr. Frederick Ampel...

Five Ways We Help You Finish the Job Faster

Time is money. That time-worn statement may be a cliché, but it still applies, especially in the solar control market. Shading solutions are just one part of the construction process and installers have a limited amount of time to get their products installed without...

Draper Partner Spotlight: NEC

Sometimes a pre-existing solution just won’t fit the audiovisual need. The demand for custom solutions has been made abundantly clear to us since we introduced our custom audiovisual solutions initiative at InfoComm in June. Industry acceptance of our new initiative...

Be Aware-National Fire Prevention Week

This is National Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The theme for 2018 is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware–fire can happen anywhere.” Although Draper products do not fall within fire prevention or suppression categories,...

Interior Design Podcasts You Should Follow

Design is all around us. It’s everywhere we look, impacting our daily lives in more ways than it’s possible to list. Learning about and keeping up with the design world’s news and trends can be challenging, simply because there is so much going on. Here are several...

Athletic Facilities of Merit 2018

Photo courtesy Moody Nolan. Photographer: Tiffany Laschinger, Mortenson. Athletic Business magazine has announced its Facilities of Merit for 2018. The annual list showcases the finest examples of athletic facility design and construction. Draper gymnasium equipment...

We Did What We Tell You Not To

It’s never a good idea to leave exterior shading systems deployed during very windy conditions. Even with products like the FlexShade ZIP, which are designed to stay put in windy conditions, we stress that the product should not be in the open position during high...

AV Podcasts You Should Follow

If there’s one thing people in the audiovisual industry love as much as technology, it’s talking about technology. And, being a group of technically adept people, this has led to the creation of a number of excellent podcasts covering AV news. Here are a few AV...

Working with AV Consultants in Higher Education

Life can be hectic for technology managers working in higher education. In a recent article for campustechnology.com, Ithaca College audio visual services coordinator Ryan Engels, CTS‐D, CTS‐I AV, offered a solution: independent AV consultants. In “Three Good Reasons...

CEDIA 2018: Focusing on Innovation

Focused on innovative solutions. That’s more than just a tagline for us. It’s how we approach every day, every task. And it’s how we spent last week at the CEDIA Expo in San Diego: focusing on innovation. In the past, we’ve shown a wide range of AV and shading...