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...

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...

Video Wallapalooza: A Must-See Experience!

To really get a feel for videowall technology you need to experience it in person. This also goes for mounting and trim solutions for those videowalls. That’s why Draper is joining Leyard® and Planar as a sponsor of the 2018 Video Wallapalaooza Roadshow Across...

Architectural Podcasts You Should Follow

How do you stay up to date on trends, news, and best practices in the architectural community? Consider podcasts. Portable and easy to listen to in the office, car, or at home, well-done podcasts drill deeply into niche topics. Here are seven architectural podcasts...

Join Us This Week at CEDIA 2018!

This week the home technology community comes together in San Diego for the CEDIA EXPO. The annual show encompasses the best in smart home technology, including AV, security, lighting, and consumer electronics. The power of TecVision. Draper’s focus this week will be...

Draper’s Floating Projection Screen

Suspending a projection screen from a very high ceiling can have its drawbacks. Accomplishing a long drop from a high ceiling typically involves adding additional fabric, called “extra drop,” at the top of the viewing surface. A lot of extra drop above the image can...

The Draper New Dealer Guide

Over the past few years, the window shade industry has undergone substantial growth. Because of this, and shade market factors, Draper has added quite a few new dealers. Working with a new manufacturer can be a bit of a hassle, especially when it comes to specialty...

Innovating for the Classroom

Students are heading back to school this month and finding more technology than ever in their classrooms. Today’s educational instruction benefits greatly from the collaboration and information sharing made possible through technology. Draper made our first school...

Ensuring Practice Cage Safety

A packed gymnasium can be a fun but dangerous place. Any time there are multiple sports being practiced, there is the possibility of injury from balls coming from another area of the gym. Multiple-use sports, cages are a great solution for guaranteeing the safety of...

Get the Most Out of Your Shades—Go Early!

Too often, one thing gets overlooked in the beginning stages of the design process: window shades. To get the most out of shades, don’t wait until the end of the design process to think about them. Instead, consider them early on, when windows, curtain wall, and HVAC...

Planning Ahead

A great audiovisual experience requires planning ahead. Knowing who will be using the space, what the content will be, the limitations of the space and other essentials help you put together an AV design that works. But the best AV experience begins even before that....

Innovation on the Edges

What makes the best-performing projection viewing surfaces? Our chemists and quality team have conducted a lot of research into this question. We’ve developed viewing surface solutions designed to deliver the best possible image in a variety of projection...

Painting Herself into Retirement

For the last few years of her career, Gini Deaton spent her days designing and maintaining websites and electronic publications for Draper. Since her retirement a couple of years ago, instead of spending her days building web pages, she’s been creating art. “I love to...

Five Online Time-Savers from Draper

Time is money. The less time you spend on administrative details and product research, the more time you have to do the work that actually pays the bills. Here are five ways Draper helps you save time and make money through online tools: 1) Get freight quotes....

Riding in the RAIN

On Saturday, July 21, four Draper bicyclists went for a ride in the rain … in more ways than one. Architectural market manager Chris Broome, export sales and product manager Jentry Wittkamper, director of sales Lee Denhart, and solar control solutions consultant...

Using Controls to Personalize Shading Systems

A plethora of choices exist when it comes to customizing window shades. From color combinations and openness factor to panels built to fit individual window specs and environmental benefits, window shades are one of the most customizable design solutions you can find....