In January 2011, I was asked by Draper ownership to accept new responsibility for Projection Screen Fabric Development.

At that time, Draper had approximately 14 projection screen fabric offerings available, and there was a gap between what we offered and what the market wanted.  Recognizing this as an opportunity, the first step was to better define what we wanted to offer.

The first thing we did was develop a wish list of new fabrics.  It was my job to deliver viable options for each item on the wish list.

It took quite a bit of time, effort, and research, but it led us to develop 12 new surfaces, five of which were demonstrated in our booth at InfoComm last week.

In addition to introducing new fabrics for projection screens, Draper also wanted to take our testing to a new level. While we have done some basic testing in the past, we felt it was time to go beyond what is currently done in the market. The company built a new quality test lab for projection screen fabric testing.  We’ve purchased new equipment and gained new knowledge and understanding of testing procedures that will allow us to deliver the highest quality projection screen fabric in the future. This video shows some of the equipment and procedures we’re using now.

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