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...

Take the Edge Off

Not everyone likes one of the most prominent features of a fixed frame projection screen: the black borders. The size of these borders can vary from 2”-6”, depending on the size and model of screen. But a growing number of customers are looking for solutions without...

Draper Hero Rescues Elderly Neighbor

On January 11, Calvin Parham was running a little behind schedule. The long-time Draper employee was destined to be even later than he had imagined. On the way out of his Ogden, Indiana, home, Calvin smelled smoke coming from the direction of his elderly neighbor’s...

2019 FlexShade Price List Now Available

You can get a first look at new products, and keep up-to-date so your customers have the most current product information, with the 2019 FlexShade price list. The new price list will take effect February 18 and is now available for download. Here are some of the...

Four Exterior Shading Questions

Interior and exterior shading systems both have roles to play in handling glare and solar heat gain issues. While interior solutions, such as roller shades, are best known in North America, often an exterior solution is can be a better option. So how do you know when...

Put the Speaker Where it Belongs

Whether you’re installing a home theater system or AV in a corporate or commercial environment, the proper setup for the sound system ensures the highest quality results. The ideal position for the main speaker is behind the screen on the same level as the right and...

Providing Solar Control for Oddly-Shaped Windows

While a window with a trapezoidal or other custom shape can be a stunning addition to a building’s aesthetic, it can also create problems for solar control. Standard rectangular shades and blinds aren’t designed for this need. But we have a few solutions. Here are...

Get the Most out of Draper on ArchDaily

If you’re an architect or designer, you’re probably a frequent ArchDaily user. The weblog covering architectural news, projects, products, and more is the world’s most-visited architecture website. Many ArchDaily users prefer to remain within the site’s ecosystem...

Which Projector Lift Do You Need?

Why hang it when you can hide it? When it comes to security, aesthetics, functionality, and cool factor, there’s no better solution than a recessed, motorized lift for delivering projectors, cameras, and other AV equipment into a space. Draper offers the industry’s...

A Matter of Trust

“… some might have learned to adjust. But then it never was a matter of trust.” -Billy Joel In a world of increasing commoditization, where many business transactions take place with no personal contact between company and customer, it can be hard to place trust in...

Three Ways Our Shade Production Benefits You

Nobody wants to be stuck in the middle of a project delay because of product or delivery issues. We know you feel the pull of deadlines and expectations from their own customers. That’s why we’ve improved our internal processes to bring a bit more sanity to your next...

Dream Without Limits at ISE 2019

Looking for solutions that offer function, elegance, and ease-of-installation? Then you’ll like what we have to show you at Integrated Systems Europe 2019, February 5-8 in Amsterdam. ISE is the gathering place for the AV world. It’s where the industry goes to...

Four Things to Expect from Draper in 2019

What was the best thing about your 2018? And what are your hopes for the new year? 2018 was Draper’s best year ever, and today we begin the new year expecting to be able to say the same thing about 2019 when it is over. We’ve already shared some of our highlights from...

The True Story of an AV Industry Trailblazer

Creativity and guts led to the creation of a first-of-its-kind electronics experience center in Chicago, Ill. At least that’s how Ken Walker explained how his company, Artisan Electronics Group (AEG), became a trailblazer in the AV industry. In July 2017, AEG opened a...

Setting and Managing Expectations

Project management probably doesn’t get top billing when it comes to custom solutions. Yet it’s just as important as the design and production processes in making Draper’s custom solutions efforts a success. Because custom projects can involve several key stakeholders...

New Standard Keeps Kids Safe

A new safety standard takes effect on December 15 for window coverings with operable cords that are located in areas accessible by small children. The new standard, ANSI/WCMA A100.1-2018, was developed by the Window Coverings Manufacturer’s Association and the...