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...

Control Room Ergonomics and Best Practices

An ergonomically designed workspace promotes improved performance and productivity while considering worker limitations and capabilities. This is especially true in control rooms, where poor ergonomic design could lead to slower response time and errors in critical...

Window Shades from the Outside Looking In

Window shades are such an important part of interior design that it is easy to forget there are two sides to the story. In fact, what is happening on the outer side of the shade is at least as important as what happens inside. Solar heat gainWindow shades are an...

How to Stop Hot Spots

Have you ever seen a projection screen where one area is much brighter than the rest of the image on the screen? This is called hotspotting, and it is especially difficult to overcome when the projector is located close to the screen. There are ways to avoid...

Introducing a New Tool to Promote Solar Control

Several studies have linked productivity with access to natural light and views of the outdoors. But glare, solar heat gain, and direct sun on workers’ eyes or workspaces can make it harder to perform basic work functions and actually lower productivity. Telling this...

This One Belongs to the Reds

Since the Cincinnati Redstockings became the first professional baseball team in 1869, the franchise has enjoyed a rich history. Players like Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, Barry Larkin, Frank Robinson, and Pete Rose have helped the Reds to 9 National League pennants and 5...

Draper Donates Masks to Hospital

Last week Draper donated 1200 masks to Henry County Memorial Hospital. Both paper and N95 masks were included. “Draper is always looking for ways that we can help our local community,” said company president Chris Broome. “It is particularly important …The post...

COVID-19 Update

The Draper family is deeply concerned for all those who are suffering from the COVID-19 virus, and we are doing our part to reduce the spread of the pandemic.   The situation is fluid, but Draper continues to do business as normally as …The...

The Hidden Savings of Engineering Value

The so-called “bottom line” is an unavoidable, monolithic reality of the construction industry, and it is something we’ve seen happening with some of our window shade competitors. However, a formulaic “race to the bottom” can have dramatically negative effects on the...

Emphasizing Partnerships at ISE 2020

Attendance numbers were reportedly down for Integrated Systems Europe 2020 due to the coronavirus, but you couldn’t tell it from traffic at the stand shared by Draper and our subsidiaries Smart Media Solutions (SMS) and Evoko. Our stand was packed throughout, and the...

Saying Goodbye to Dave Trapani

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of friend and co-worker Dave Trapani. Dave passed away last week following an illness. He was 54. David joined Draper in 2013 as regional sales manager for the northeastern United States. Back in 2015 he shared the...

More Shading Innovations for 2020

With the growing demand for solar control, customers are looking for new solutions to expand where shades can be used. Draper is helping you meet those growing expectations with a new round of innovative solutions. An expanded IntelliFlex® I/O.IntelliFlex® I/O was...