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  • Find Art Display Hardware that Protects Your Walls, Too

    Damage-free art hanging isn't just about protecting the pieces of artwork themselves. With the right equipment, you can also display your art without damaging the walls behind them. Whether you're hanging a display in a rented space and you don't want to risk your deposit or you're a homeowner with textured walls or wallpaper, here are a few options you have for damage-free hanging hardware:

    • Rod systems connect to the ceiling instead of the wall. Many commercial spaces have ceiling tiles that are laid in place and are uniquely suited for holding displays securely. With a rod system, you can use vertical supports that descend from structural supports in the ceiling. Not only does this leave the wall blemish-free, it is a modern, classy look that can pull your whole display together without pulling attention away from the art.
    • Use a cable system to create a floating art display. Many new developments in art hardware are based on the idea of a track system: with a single rail running along the intersection between the ceiling and the wall (or above, in some commercial spaces and schools), you can have your pick of display systems. With cables, for example, you can adjust the height and placement of any piece of art along the width of the rail. Cables are heavy-duty and can handle heavy displays, and you can choose the right color to either blend the cables into the wall or make a statement.

    Hanging art doesn't have to mean nailing hardware into the walls. Go to Systematic Art here to find even more choices for a personalized art display that keeps your surroundings in mind.

  • Three Advantages of Having a Click Track Display in Your Church

    Churches are where a lot of people get local information, see community highlights, and share news. Finding the right tools to display this constantly changing array of notices, play and performance information, and local calendars is critical for increasing community awareness and involvement. Here's how a click track displays system can help you do that:

    • Click track systems are modular, so you can resize them based on available wall space. No matter the size of your community message board, or if you need to make adjustments for a seasonal display, a click track can easily fit the dimensions you have available. It can also be reduced or added to in just a few minutes, and because the materials are lighter than display cases, anyone can manage the change safely.
    • Click track displays allow for easy, frequent changes without anything getting covered. One of the main disadvantages of enclosed message board is that overcrowding can lead to partially obscured information; it's also hard to remove an expired notice without disrupting the nearby notices and community art. But a click track keeps all of the individual components neatly arrayed, and it's easy to both rearrange pieces and remove individual notes.
    • Click tracks are unobtrusive. Because click tracks are a very minimalist display, they don't detract from the overall decor of the church or the individual pieces of art and information. These hanging systems are popular because they can fit into any setting and for any purpose, whether you need a display that is purely informational or you need a display for art and seasonal decorations.

    Having quality hanging hardware that you can modify, resize, and use for any display is critical for community centers like churches. Go to Systematic Art to find the supplies that fits your front hall.

  • What's in the Details of an Adjustable Art System?

    Adjustable hanging systems are perfect for galleries and information displays that routinely face a lot of change. You can modify a display according to the arts' dimensions, remove and add new rows and columns, and entirely change a space. Here are some of the unexpected details of a quality adjustable system:

    • You should have adjustable edge grips to securely hold the signs and displays. Different designs have different thicknesses. While some displays frame the signage and descriptions and so can roughly standardize the thickness, you don't have to with the right adjustable hardware. Our silver satin edge grips have openings ranging from 1/8 of an inch to 5/8 of an inch, or even to one inch, so you can secure elements of your displays without having to worry about thickness.
    • Click track displays give you the ability to change spacing without installing or modifying hardware. Adjustability should be convenient, and that means giving you the greatest flexibility with the least amount of time, effort, and technical labor. Instead of having to reposition a multitude of separate hanging displays, a click track system lets you use the same infrastructure for multiple pieces of art without being a visual distraction. Click tracks also allow for quick turnover so even last-minute display changes are a breeze.

    Adjustability and modular elements of hardware that you can combine, simplify, and modify are some of the best tools for transforming art displays easily and without increasing the risk of damage to the artwork and the walls. Go to Systematic Art here to see which hardware is best for your displays.

  • What Should You Look for When Selecting Hanging Hardware to Keep Your Art Safe?

     Damage free art display should be as simple as selecting the right tools for your specific pieces of art instead of making your own solutions through an accumulation of miscellaneous hardware. At Systematic Art, you can find precisely what you're looking for, no matter the size or make-up of your art. Here are three factors to keep in mind:

    • Find supports that you know can handle the weight. Heavy artwork might feel like a risky investment, especially the first time buy handle something either large or weighty. But the right equipment should keep it just as safe as lightweight watercolors. Verify the weight of both the piece itself and the frame, as well as the hardware, before choosing which equipment you will use. Make sure the total is a healthy margin away from the edge of any hardware's range: additional weight during the installation and hanging process is to be expected.
    • Choose unobtrusive materials that protect it from the elements. Air has moisture no matter how well you ventilate and dehumidify a display area, and that moisture can damage paper over time. Find the right protective framing that keeps both the front and the back of the piece dry.  But it's not just equipment that matters when it comes to moisture; keeping fragile pieces of art away from bathrooms and kitchens is also a key part of keeping them in good condition.
    • Take advantage of new UV technology. Just like with sunglasses, art hardware is getting better and better at blocking the rays of the sun without causing a tint or discoloration. If your art is on display near a window, the colors might be fading fast. Find the right tools to protect the surface from light, as well as a frame that can support it in case the piece starts to become brittle from pre-existing damage.

    Hanging your artwork is about more than just displaying the pieces; it's also about protecting your collection from damage and stress. Go to Systematic Art to find the best hardware to hang your art.

  • Should Your School Be Using Acrylic Pocket Displays

    It happens every year: someone's artwork in on display in the hallway and gets destroyed. It can be accidental, on purpose, or even routine: hallways are high-traffic environments filled with a lot of chaos and lines of children looking for something interesting. While that high visibility is precisely why children enjoy having artwork on display, it also means the artwork is exposed to hundreds of curious hands. Here's how acrylic pocket displays can make your hallway displays easier

    The protective acrylic fronts keep the artwork safe.

    Even if you have strict (and strictly followed) policies about people keeping their hands away from the artwork, accidents happen. Artwork displays lower than eye-level has a particularly hard time of things because turning students can accidentally scrape their backpacks along it or lean against it as they're sitting in the hallways. But the acrylic pockets protect the paper and help you return undamaged art pieces at the end of the unit. It also means your displays are ready for any surprise visitors and parent days.

    You won't have to remove hundreds of staples at the end of the year.

    Staples are the go-to hanging method in school because tape is unreliable and soft plastic sheets are temporary and almost as easily damaged as the artwork. But because the pocket displays let you clip artwork into place, you won't be left with a wall covered in staples at the end of the year when you'd rather just finish grades and go home rather than fix the walls. Also, some walls made of masonry blocks and concrete won't give you the option of using staples in the first place, so pocket displays help you make use of an otherwise unusable wall.

    Professional-looking art displays combine function and form: they highlight your students' work and make both parents and administrators take a second look at the art. They also help you create displays that are secure, easy to maintain, and protect each assignment. Go to Systematic Art to find the display hardware that fits your hallway.

  • How to Jazz Up Your Displays with Ceiling Mounted Cable Systems

    Different venues need different styles, and different types of art call for different displays. And ceiling mounted cable systems are the perfect hardware if you're looking for a solid system that provides flexibility, security, and an understated backdrop that keeps the focus on the art. Here's how:

    • Ceiling mounted cable systems don't damage walls. It doesn't matter whether you have a dedicated space for your displays or you're renting new locations on a weekly or daily basis to hang your artwork: damaging the walls with display hardware is bad for business, especially because most walls don't have texture and can be a hassle to patch. Temporary walls might also not be able to fully support the weight of your display. Instead, ceiling mounted cables leave the walls blemish-free and don't run the risk of putting too much strain on the surface.
    • You can create more hanging space. Many galleries and art displays are in an environment with open ceilings. The walls are moveable displays across an open floor, and the ceiling itself is feet above the top of the walls; even the overhead lighting is attached to the rafters or hanging beams. To create visual displays that draw the eye, or to make more space in a small gallery, you can use ceiling mounted displays to hang art from the overhead beams and connect the cables securely to the floor. This creates a display of art that looks like it's floating, and this interesting display tactic can make visitors even more interested in the art, especially if it's three-dimensional instead of a painting.

    No matter what you're displaying, ceiling mounted cable systems add a fresh, minimalist look to the display and help keep your art protected. Go to Systematic Art to see what hardware would work best for you.

  • Use Acrylic Pockets to Display Art and Local News in Your Restaurant

    Acrylic pocket displays aren't just for art galleries. As restaurants work harder and harder to become unique experiences that beat out the competition, having an interesting but strictly identifiable look is critical. Many franchises are accomplishing this by mixing local news and interests into their brand's decorations and style. Here's how to incorporate local news and community feel into a visual display without a lot of maintenance:

    Create a grid display with acrylic pockets.

    Some walls can't be used for storage, seating, or preparation according to fire and safety regulations. Instead of letting this space go to waste, you can hang a variety of city news arts, adverts for future community events, and even local art. Having a frequently changing display that highlights the city makes customers feel closer to your store and can even bring in business as people look for catering. Franchises and restaurants such as Which Wich and Applebees are well-known for hanging displays that celebrate high school events or draw attention to upcoming festivals, and that encourages repeat business. It's also a great way to keep customers interested and less likely to walk away as they wait for a table or wait in line to start ordering.

    Why should you choose acrylic pockets in particular?

    Restaurants can be messy places. Hanging art, news articles, or even just advertisements without a protective cover means running the risk of damage from spills and food stains. Your display should also be in a high-traffic area, so the papers face a lot of touching and leans. Keeping them in protective pockets reduces maintenance time and the need to replace things more frequently than you otherwise need to. The pockets also increase the visual appeal of the display and help draw more attention to what you're featuring.

    Every inch of your store's surfaces is critical to keeping your business running smoothly and for drawing in new customers. Go to Systematic Art to see how acrylic pocket displays can change a blank wall into an attraction that keeps customers coming back.


  • Why Are Adjustable Cable Systems the Best Choice for Gallery Hardware?

    Finding the right hardware for your gallery can make or break a display, sometimes quite literally if the hardware isn't equipped for heavy or asymmetrically designed pieces. Instead of traditional displays, consider adjustable systems because:

    1. You can readjust the cables easily based on each piece's height. Whether you work at a museum that routinely circulates its displays or at an art gallery that sees pieces come and go, having a hanging system that can be adjusted makes creating an exhibit easy. Instead of having to remove and reinstall different elements of hardware as you reconsider where to hang select pieces, you can just adjust the existing cables. This comes in handy whether you have a last-minute adjustment or you're introducing a new piece with a different height. 
    2. The cables can support pieces of art with different weights and dimensions. The safety of the art is your primary consideration, and you need hardware that has the same concerns. That's why Systematic Art's hardware can handle a wide range of weights and sizes without you having to hire a specialist to install additional supports. Changing a display from small, light paintings to heavier and bulky art shouldn't be a headache, and you shouldn't have to worry about the display's structural integrity. 
    3. Adjustable cables keep the display clean. No matter how well your wall has been patched from previous hardware, blemishes might still be visible. This is especially true with sleek white walls without texture because the lighting captures every shadow or flaw. But because these cables are adjustable, you don't have to remove hardware, patch the wall, and drill new holes in the surface. The cables can also hang from the ceiling or from behind an attractive border for a clean, polished look.

    No matter what you have on display, you should be able to display it how you want. Go to Systematic Art to look for the right hardware and displays parts for your gallery.

  • The Benefits of an Adjustable Museum Rod System

    If you're creating an exhibit for a museum, you handle a wide variety of pieces with different weights and dimensions. If you've used Systematic Art's rail and cable system for hanging lighter art, you know how easy hanging and displaying art can be. Use our rod system to the same effect with heavier pieces.

    What is a rod system?

    Rod systems are secure hanging solutions for artwork and displays that are too heavy for traditional cable display systems. But just because your heavier pieces of art require more hardware for support doesn't mean you have to resort to a clunky display that clashes with the theme or exhibit walls. Rods hang from the rail system installed on your gallery's ceiling or walls and hang down to provide tensile strength and sturdily mounted rod hooks that connect to the art's backing.

    Why should you use System Art's Rod System?

    • The rods work within our universal rail system. Whether you have a temporary display of heavy pieces or you hold permanent exhibits with both lighter and heavy pieces, you can have our rail system installed and then create unique, specific displays with a mix of cables and rods. This means displays with a wide variety of pieces that differ in size, weight, and theme don't need completely separate sets of hardware, which means your exhibits more cohesive and more focused on the artwork itself.
    • Rods still allow for a minimalist, contemporary display. After a certain weight limit, most galleries and museums have to resign themselves to bulky display hardware, building permanent support into the walls, or having highly visible display systems. But our rods and rails come in any color, so you can pick them exhibit by exhibit or color-match them to the walls.

    No matter what display you have in mind, Systematic Art's array of rails and rods can make it happen. Browse our selection of adjustable hardware here.

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