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  • Gallery Rail Systems with Style

    Before an artist presents their masterpiece, not only does the artwork need to attract an audience, but conveys the message the artist idealizes. The gallery set up is another goal the artist must take on and transform the room around their art at its center. Gallery presentation is the first impression of the artist and how they want the audience to view their collection. Systematic Art provides hanging and picture rails systems that would greatly affect the atmosphere of the gallery and also the perspective of the art displayed.

     The Moderna Picture Hanging Rail is detailed, elaborate, and lightweight with the ability to withstand up to 100 to 250 lb of weight. It is highly durable and elegant, with its professional look, it is the perfect rail for new construction allowing you to change the rail's orientation to create top-to-bottom tension installation. Providing additional flexibility, but not limited to flush-mounted wall applications. 

     For those who prefer a ceiling application beside a wall mounted one, Aluminum Sky Railing serves as the ideal picture hanging solution. Perfect for rooms containing walls of brick, marble, wood, tile or mirror with its adaptability of avoiding damage done to walls. It can also be secured to any ceiling made of drywall, wood, steel, tin or concrete with great resistance and durability.

     Perhaps a more simple and inconspicuous design can catch the eye. The simple Gallery Rail offers additional flexibility by allowing you to change the rail's orientation to create a top-to-bottom tension installation. This happens to be one of our best selling items, favored by many galleries and museums. A good example would be to mount an upper and lower rail, but the lower rail would be upside down and giving the ability to create a tension hanging system. 

     The style should reflect the artist and the ideal they try to express to the public. Gallery Hanging Rails can assist in building and broadening the design and style. Using the online store, www.SystematicArt.com, there are highlight special installations, updates about current products and creative installations, and more. Including the facts listed above, all other information on the certain display setting can be found using the website provided as well as many other offers should one feel to add a sense of individuality when presenting their art. Feel free to contact us for more detailed explanations and orders within the near future.

  • 5 Ways to Protect Historic Buildings That Are Transformed into Galleries and Museums

    Many historic buildings double as museums and art galleries that showcase similar themes or time periods. But that use increases the risk of damage through daily wear and increased foot traffic. Using the right hardware can help keep some of that damage at bay. Here's how:

    1. Don't hang anything from the walls.

    Depending on the age of the building, it may be constructed from materials that are susceptible to crumbling and cracking. Many walls may be unable to handle the weight of displays altogether. So switch to display hardware that doesn't rely on the walls.

    2. Pull the art away from the walls, too.

    With hanging hardware and display materials, you can offset paintings and artifacts away from the wall entirely. This is important because authentic architecture is part of the visitors' experience, too. When materials are secured from the ceiling or stored in cabinets, visitors can examine the walls and there is a smaller overall risk of damage.

    3. Cover the floors with time period rugs

    Unfortunately, there's no easy workaround to keep visitors off the floors. But you can mitigate wear and stains by laying down carpets. Opt for period-authentic pieces, even if their replicas, to make the history of the building stay consistent and fun to experience.

    4. Use hanging hardware that's weight-rated.

    Hanging hardware creates a beautiful appearance once all of the displays are installed. But you may start to worry about the weight, especially if you're hanging three-dimensional pieces and artifacts Double-check the combined weight of all the materials and the hardware itself, and make sure the artifacts aren't rearranged into heavier combinations.

    5. Add supports in the ceilings.

    Just like old walls, old ceilings might not have the strength they use to. Have a structural engineer double-check the stability of the ceiling beams. Add supplemental supports as needed and hang the hardware from the newer replaceable materials instead as needed.

    For the hardware to get started, go to Systematic Art here.

  • 3 Reasons Why Your Boutique Store Should Use Gallery Hardware Instead of Cardboard Pop-Ups

    Every store needs to showcase their products in a way that appeals the most to their target market. If your store is full of boutique products, high-end goods, and high-value purchases, then your display materials need to match the products themselves. Instead of using traditional posters, pop-ups, and other image-heavy displays that retailers use, switch to gallery hardware. Here's why:

    Use more natural lighting to showcase premium products.

    No matter how beautiful shelves and opaque posters are, they're getting in the way of the natural light that filters into your store. Sunlight is one of the best ways to illuminate your products because people prefer this lighting. Natural light also ensures your products don't look discolored, yellow, or dull. Even better, natural lighting makes even the smallest store look less cramped so your boutique space is more inviting. Look for cable and gallery hardware that can display images or hang products without blocking the windows.

    Narrow metal hardware looks better than cardboard.

    The quality of your store's hardware makes a difference. It sets the stage for your marketing materials, large posters, and more. In-store shopping is all about the experience, so the more you can customize and improve customers' first impressions of your store, the better. Instead of using floor-based cardboard pop-ups, hang display cases from the ceiling to make your store look like a gallery, too.

    Metal is harder to damage.

    Wear and tear happens. But it wears through plastic, cardboard, and poster board quickly. Even if your customers aren't touching the displays, UV radiation and product weight will wear them down. Switch to metal hardware and wires that won't fray, get discolored, or rip.

    Making your boutique look chic is important, and nothing can make your products look like works of art like gallery hardware. Go to Systematic Art for the supplies you need to revamp your store's style.

  • Display Artwork Professionally with the Ceiling Mounted Cable System

    Display artwork securely and easily with our ceiling mounted cable hanging system.  If you are looking for a clean and classy way to display artwork in an office, shop or gallery, our ceiling mounted system is a great choice.  Why choose this system over any other?  It is easy to install, and it looks professional. 

    Here at Systematic Art, we want you to have a gallery-quality presentation in any setting.  After all, any space can become an instant gallery with the right artwork on the walls.  With our ceiling mounted cable hanging system, setup is simple.  Cables extend from a picture rail that is mounted to the ceiling.  Hooks may be adjusted to ensure that all of your pictures sit at eye level.  Viewers will barely notice the cables or unobtrusive picture rail, and the artwork will be the star of the show.

    This system lets you dress up a drab space, and it allows you to change out artwork easily.  It also opens up the possibility of inviting local artists to display their paintings or photography on a rotating basis.  Simply remove the artwork from the hooks, and swap it out for something new.

    We also keep our cable hanging system customizable so that you can have hardware that matches everything around it.  Every space is different, and we want you to be sure that the system you purchase is right for your space.  Just use the Easy System Builder on our website to get started. The picture rail is available in white, silver or natural.  Match it to your wall color for a subtle look.  The hanging hooks and cable hooks come with color options, too.  Additional accessories, such as picture stabilizers and drywall anchors, are also available.  

    The ceiling mounted system adds a polished look to your art display and is adaptable to many types of spaces.  At Systematic Art, we are happy to work with you as you choose the perfect artwork display system.  If you have any questions about our ceiling mounted cable system, please contact us.

  • How to Choose Hooks for Cable Systems

    Once you've chosen your hanging system, it's time to select the best hooks to meet your needs. Systematic Art offers great choices, so how do you pick? If you've decided to use cables, available with each of the cable systems as well as ceiling attachments, tensioned display systems, and sign suspension kits, there are 12 hooks from which to select. Here are some tips:

     

    Low-Weight Frames: The maximum weight for these hooks ranges from 12 lbs (5.4 kgs) to 26 lbs (11.7 kgs) on stainless steel cables and is 10 lbs (5 kgs) for the hooks that take nylon cables.

     

    Heavy-Weight Frames: These choices support either 50 lbs (22 kgs) or 135 lbs (61 kgs).

     

    Unframed Gator or Foam Boards: Because of its trough shape, two hooks can be used to suspend gator or foam board, with one right side up at the bottom and one upside down at the top.

     

    Nylon Cables: Most of these nylon cable hooks are appropriate for low weights, except for the Self-Gripping - (Utility) - Security Hook, rated for weights up to 50 lbs (22 kgs).

     

    Moulding Hooks and Loop-End Cables: This is the choice when using moulding hooks with wooden picture rails and loop-end cables, although the hook is also compatible with most other cables. It is a good choice for small items and is rated for weights up to 32 lbs (14.5 kgs).

     

    Security Hooks: These hooks have a feature to prevent objects from dislodging or slipping off their hooks.

     

    All-Around Hooks: These versatile options hold up to 32 lbs (14.5 kgs) on stainless-steel cables and are compatible with cable rod, ceiling couplers, hanging cables, and tension systems.

     

    To learn more about our cable hook options, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

  • Hanging Systems in Historic House Museums

    If you work in one of the United States' numerous house museum you may be looking for new ways to hang decorative pieces or to create an exhibit within a period room. Whether or not your museum has picture rails, Systematic Art has hanging systems that will work for your space.

    Houses built between about 1840 and 1940 often included wooden picture rails as part of their moulding, providing a customizable way to hang paintings, photographs, and mirrors. The lipped picture rail accommodates a moulding hook, which supports the wire suspending the hung object. Continuing the use of this original feature of the house helps preserve the home's walls, often plastered or wallpapered, which are a part of the museum's collection. Both practical and decorative, no nails or screws are needed and studs do not need to be located. Using a modular system, items that are hung can easily be moved left, right, up, and down, and the number of items can quickly and easily be altered as well.

    Have Picture Rails?

    For house museums that do have picture rails, we offer moulding hooks to slip over the picture rails. The stainless steel loop-end cable hangs from the moulding hook and is available in lengths from 48 inches to 240 inches. A variety of cable hooks are available to hang the objects. The cables are rated for weights up to 40 pounds.

    Don't Have Picture Rails?

    For house museums that do not have picture rails as part of their historic structures, Systematic Art offers six styles of aluminum picture rail (or track) options that can be installed along the top of the walls or on the ceiling. Each has available cables or rods and hooks. While these systems are mounted to the museum's walls or ceilings, once installed, they offer continuing flexibility. The systems are rated for weight capacities from 65 pounds to 250 pounds.

    To learn more about how our products can help you with your next exhibit, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

  • New Perspective with New Display settings

    Presentation and appearance can mean any and everything when showcasing one's business and what it is they desire to achieve with said business. Variety comes into play as well when considering the display and layout of a product and how it appeals to not just a specific audience, but outside consumers as well. Systematic Art contains a variety of options to suit to the needs and wants of their customers and how they desire their work to be viewed. The choice is important in the display chosen to not only speak for but give a visual of how the company carries itself and what is expected of it toward attracting customers.

    Acrylic pocket displays are used to easily hang photos, real estate listings, advertisement, documents, menus and artwork. How the display is represented reflects greatly on the business and what they want to achieve from their presentation. No matter the product or services offered, the display selected will make the true impact on the customer and clients. Acrylic pocket displays give a basic, yet appealing look that provides a clean and professional appearance.

    The material is also a great financial option when compared to glass displays or metallic displays. Acrylic is inclined to have a significant amount of wear, including rotting and rusting, but are also more versatile than displays of other materials. Systematic Art understands the importance of sturdy, flexible, and appealing displays.

    Using the online store, www.SystematicArt.com, there are highlight special installations, how-to articles, updates about current products and creative installations, company announcements, and more. Including the facts listed above, all other information on the certain display setting can be found using the website provided as well as many other offers should one feel to add a sense of individuality. Feel free to contact us for more detailed explanations and orders within the near future. 

  • Effectively Showcase Art With An Art Hanging System

    Hanging a piece of art can be a huge difference maker and the thing that adds that personal touch to a room or entire area. You can tell a great deal about the occupants of space and their personal tastes by the type of art that has been placed on the walls. However, values change, tastes change, and financial status changes. The only thing that will remain the same is the actual artwork.

    However, the simple act of changing art or positioning it in a new direction can significantly damage the walls that are used to hang the art. If you are constantly hammering nails into the wall, it can lead to significant damage, patched walls, and the repainting of walls. This can be greatly inefficient and it is not something you will be able to sustain. Sometimes the damage that is caused by your walls cannot be repaired. However, you do not have to continue going in this direction.

    Instead of using drills or hammers to hang artwork onto your walls, you can use an art hanging system to hang your artwork without using nails or other tools. Art hanging systems will typically consist of a track mount, a rod or cable, and a fitting or hook that will connect your artwork into place. You will have a solution that will allow you to hang art and make endless arrangements without causing any damage to your walls.

    At Systematic Art, we have the products that will be beneficial to anyone who wants to hang one or multiple pieces of artwork. Regardless of your needs and the type of artwork you want to hang, you can make sure you showcase the artwork very well. If you want to know how our products can be beneficial to you, please do not hesitate to contact us today for more information. 

  • Use Hanging Art Walls to Break Up Your Open Office Space

    Open offices and coworking spaces are the new trends, and there's no sign of offices turning back to bulky cubicles any time soon. Property owners benefit because minimalism is easy to maintain, and business owners often appreciate the ability to customize the space and fit more employees onto a floor with a smaller square footage. But sometimes that large open room filled with tens of employees can be daunting or overwhelming. Finding ways to break up the space — even without permanent fixtures and walls — can make the employees happier and more productive.

    Subdivide the general space with grid "walls" of hanging art.

    As modern as contemporary office spaces might be, they still have a "fishbowl" effect that many employees don't like. The feeling of being watched can be even worse when it seems like everyone can watch everyone else. Break up the space with hanging art hardware. These cables can run from the floor to the ceiling and hold a grid of artwork that separates departments or even just breaks the space in half.

    Make clear offices a little more opaque with hanging art.

    Even minimalist offices need to have smaller, relatively sound-proofed offices inside. Clear glass walls can make these tiny cubbies feel less claustrophobic, but that can also make people feel like they're on display when they're inside. Hang artwork or stained glass panels to create a curtained effect without losing the chic look.

    Improve security around the front lobby.

    Just like smaller, private offices, the glass walls around the front lobby of your office might be letting too many prying eyes in. That can be bad news if unverified visitors catch a glance of something confidential. Separate the lobby and the main office with hanging art that blocks casual sight without making the receptionist feel cut off from the rest of the team.

    Go to Systematic Art for all of the hardware to customize your office without leaving a dent in your deposit.

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