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Monthly Archives: October 2017

  • 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.

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