Innovations in Solar Shading


Below, check out some of our most recent innovations in solar shading, including updates to Clutch-Operated FlexShade NEXD, new options for IntelliFlex I/O control systems, stylish new Window Shade Fabrics, the latest in Digital Printing, and a brand-new gallery of Project Profiles & Case Studies.

Clutch-Operated FlexShade NEXD

Now shipping in three hardware sizes: Slim, Small, and Large.

  • Premium, heavy-duty, durable clutch-operated roller shade.
  • Field convertible, universal mounting on ceiling, wall, or jamb.
  • Multiple keyways on idler bracket make installation easy.Multiple keyways on idler bracket make installation easy.
  • Idler bracket allows Idler bracket allows fine leveling adjustment after installation.fine leveling adjustment after installation.
  • Jamb/ceiling mount holes are pre-drilled; no need to drill them out in the field.Jamb/ceiling mount holes are pre-drilled; no need to drill them out in the field.
  • Dual roller configurations available in both Small and Large sizes.
  • 120 lb. test stainless steel bead chain (standard). Optional polyester chain available in 5 colors.
  • Two options for attaching shade fabric to roller: spline-in-channel (standard) or powerful tape.
  • Five hembar options: closed pocket (standard), open pocket, exposed round, 7/8" or 1½" light sealing.
  • Slim hardware size provides fully assembled cassette-style installation.
  • Ideal for commercial, healthcare, institutional, or educational settings.
  • Sizes up to 144" wide.

Clutch-Operated FlexShade NEXD
Clutch-Operated FlexShade NEXD - Slim size.
Clutch-Operated FlexShade NEXD - Small size.
Clutch-Operated FlexShade NEXD - Large size.
Clutch-Operated FlexShade NEXD - Small Dual Roller.
Clutch-Operated FlexShade NEXD - Large Dual Roller.
Clutch-Operated FlexShade NEXD with small hardware (bead chain not shown)

IntelliFlex I/O

A scalable and flexible control solution for motorized shades.

  • Scales easily to accommodate simple, moderate, and complex projects: up to 120 devices or 4000 feet in length!
  • Intelligent motors communicate with wall switches and other devices through a wired network.
  • Power is distributed to the network from the shade motors.
  • New options for integration into IntelliFlex I/O systems:
  • Highly customizable. Grow and adapt your network as needs change wihtout replacing existing hardware and wiring.

Motorized FlexShades featuring IntelliFlex I/O
Central Network Controller for IntelliFlex I/O
IP Gateway for IntelliFlex I/O
Sensor Interface with Sun Tracking (SSI Plus)Sensor Interface with Sun Tracking (SSI Plus)
IntelliFlex I/O 15nm Motor
1 and 4 Motor External Motor Controllers for IntelliFlex I/O

New Window Shade Fabrics

Striking fabrics in opaque, translucent, and mesh styles.

  • SheerWeave SW8000 by Phifer: Cradle-to-Cradle Certified™, PVC-free, and 100% recyclable.
  • Verona Daylight by Mermet: a 1% open fancy weave providing a subtle glow of light, muted views, and ample privacy.
  • Verona Twilight by Mermet: an opaque fabric of 50% polyester and 50% acrylic that provides privacy and style.
  • Draper Opaque Apagón Style III: a 3-ply opaque fabric consisting of 62.1% vinyl, 31.6% fiberglass, and 6.2% proprietary coating to ensure that light stays out.
  • Additional fabric options from Mermet USA:
    • E Screen Deco 1% and 3%
    • M Screen Chroma
    • M Screen Deco 3% and 5%
    • S Screen 1% and 4%
    • S Screen Naturals 5%
    • T Screen Deco 1%, 3%, and 5%
    • T Screen Naturals 1%, 3%, and 5%
New Window Shade Fabrics

Digital Printing

Crisp, high quality printing on your window shades performed in-house by certified color professionals.

  • Color matching provided for Pantone, Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and more color systems.
  • Custom color matching to your provided samples.
  • Custom solid colors on the front or back of the shade material.
  • Print your own logo or artwork to create custom signage.
  • Choose an elegant repeating pattern to coordinate with your décor.
  • Water-based latex inks are UL ECOLOGO certified, and GREENGUARD GOLD certified with no off-gassing.
  • High-quality images digitally produced with incredibly sharp detail.
  • Brilliant, vibrant color reproduction throughout a wide color gamut.
  • Most fabrics allow printing on both sides of the shade.
  • Our printing staff are Digital Color Professionals Certified by the Printing United Alliance.
Digitally Printed windows shades installed at Creighton University. Photo: Advent, LLC.
Digitally Printed FlexShade 2 window shades during manufacturing.
Digitally Printed FlexShade 2 window shades installed at Canton Cultural Center, Canton, OH. Photography © Jason Meyer.
Digitally Printed FlexShade window shades installed at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, Cincinnati, OH.
Certified Digital Color Professionals performing color matching with spectrophotometers.
Digital printer accommodates up to 126 inch wide rolls of fabric.
Digital printer accommodates up to 126 inch wide rolls of fabric.

Project Profiles and Case Studies

Explore featured installations of Draper solar control products and solutions.

We have launched a new gallery of projects featuring Draper products installed in locations across the country. The projects represented here range from large architectural facilities to residential installations in many markets. Sort projects by product line, by vertical market, or both. Click below to explore these projects.

The Pit - University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
Denver Water - Denver, CO
Plaza Tower One - Denver, CO
University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
Refugio Road Ranch (R3) House - Santa Ynez, CA
The Quarter - Cleveland, OH
Willoughby South High School - Willoughby, OH

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