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...

Draper Launches #DraperInnovation Photo Search

It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and we’re looking for good photos of Draper solutions “in the wild” to tell our #DraperInnovation story! To help in that effort we’ve launched a new #DraperInnovation webpage where dealers, architects, and end...

Early Gym Planning Addresses Challenges

Architects and general contractors know at the very beginning of a project if it will include a gymnasium. And yet quite often equipment manufacturers are not consulted until the design is completed and put out for bid. This disconnect can lead to inadequate...

Size Matters in Displays

“Flat panels are great but if you need a display that is designed to provide a variable image over 98” (the current limitations of a flat panel) then projection is an affordable alternative to the more expensive dvLED.” Those are the wise words of Alan C. Brawn, CTS,...

High Ceilings? Draper Has an Answer

In large spaces with high ceilings getting your projected image far enough down for the intended audience can be tricky. In the past, this was accomplished by adding black drop above the image—sometimes a great deal of it. While this is a fairly straightforward...

Foam Shortage Hits U.S. Manufacturing

In late January, we reported that an international steel shortage was beginning to impact production at Draper and other U.S. companies. Although there is still uncertainty about global steel demand exceeding supply, we believe the worst is behind us and we have...

The Joy of Printing

Window shades are one of the most versatile and multi-functional products to be found, whether in the commercial or residential markets. They combine art and beauty with scientific performance for a unique solution to many different needs. One of the fastest growing...

Transportation Update

If you have noticed shipments from Draper and other suppliers have been taking longer to reach their destinations, you aren’t alone. Many of our customers and dealers have noticed this continuing trend as America’s freight system continues to lag behind. Some freight...