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Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Displaying Art

    When displaying art in your museum, university, commercial building or wherever, make sure not to make these common mistakes.

    Art Is Too High

    You want your art where people can see it. You don't want it too low down, but at the same time, you do not want it to high up. If people have to crane their necks to see the art, it will usually go unnoticed. How high is too high will depend on each situation.

    Art Is Too Small

    You do not want to hang up pictures that are very small and which will leave over large areas of empty wall space. Get pictures that are the right size for your room.

    Hanging Them in the Wrong Spot

    Hanging them in the wrong place does not just refer to the wrong place aesthetically. You do not want to hang your art directly in the sunlight, as the sun may fade the art and ruin it.

    Sticking to One Method

    Feel free to experiment with various methods of displaying art. You do not have to stick with hanging them on the wall. You can use various gallery display methods, such as rods, rail systems, hanging systems, window display systems, and much more.

    Not Hanging Them Securely

    Whichever method you use to display your art, make sure that they are secure. You do not want your art to fall down and get ruined. Neither do you want your pictures to hang on an angle or shake. For example, if you are hanging them on a wall, make sure to use more than one nail if needed.

    For the best art display systems, contact us today.

  • How to Hang Your Art Without Damaging It

    Hanging art is half the joy of making it. But a lot of the most common procedures for display artwork causes damage. Instead of only getting to enjoy the art you make or purchase for a short amount of time, look into the best practices for securing art safely and without damage. Here are a few of the most common mistakes to avoid:

    • Find corner hardware that grabs onto the edges of the paper without damaging it. Pushpins are one of the most common tools for fixing art in place but they poke holes in the corners and, without adequate support, they can tear free and make the damage even worse. But hardware with felted clamps or that lets you slip artwork inside of a protective cover is better both for the art and the long-term display.
    • Use plastic or glass covers that block UV radiation. Direct sunlight damages artwork. It makes the colors fade no matter the medium, and it makes the underlying paper brittle. Canvas and metal can last longer, and thins paints and inks are less likely to crack, but the only way to fully protect your art is to block UV radiation to begin with.
    • Make sure your hardware has two secure points of contact. Both in regards to the artwork's points of contact with the hanging display and the display's contact with the wall or ceiling, make sure there are two points of contact so your art won't fall to the ground if one point fails. While hardware rated for sturdiness and with the right weight margins is best, taking the extra precaution of securely hung art is even better. 

    Securing your artwork shouldn't damage it. Go to Systematic Art to find the right solutions and what to avoid.

  • 3 Key Features of Good Window Display Hardware

    Windows are valuable real estate, and every inch of available store space should be used for marketing. Sometimes that marketing takes the shape of window clings and branding with enough white space to draw attention to the name, but sometimes window displays are the best use of that free space. 

    What are key features you should look for in window display hardware?

    • Do the protective covers truly protect the papers inside the display? If you have anything in the window, it's catching all of the sunlight streaming through that portion of the window, which means ultraviolet light is hitting the ink. Even if you change your displays weekly, sunlight can make the text and images fade to the point of illegibility, so find display cases that block ultraviolet light. Also look for cases with double-sided protection so the backs of papers and artwork are protected from liquid and physical damage.
    • Can you change the displays based on the size and shape of your available window space? Every storefront is different, and it can be hard to plan around doors, window decals, and any registration or certification in your window. Make sure your hardware can be rearranged to offset any obstructions and to frame your displays neatly. Whether this means shorter columns, narrow rows, or even a patchwork of pictures and information, your display should get the job done.

    Displays are all about the visual appearance, and the hanging materials you use are part of that. Find the hardware you need at Systematic Art here.

  • What Kind of Banner Are You Hanging?

    Banners are an essential part of advertising. Every business needs to get the word out about their products and company. Part of doing that is having the tools to do it well and across multiple seasons. If you're planning a new advertising campaign and you're thinking about the tools you need to have to do it, here's your banner checklist:

    • A dome-shaped ceiling attachment for three-dimensional banners. If your banner is in the middle of a stadium or a town square, or you have a booth in any location where potential customers can view from any direction, you need hardware that will allow you to set up the banner as a 360-degree circle. Not only does this guarantee maximum viewability, it's a unique display that will draw attention. Because the display hangs from the ceiling, it's also less vulnerable to damage.
    • A vertical hanging kit. Because banners are usually made from lightweight material and have a large surface area that can be caught by the end, it can be difficult to hang it without the edge blowing and obscuring the banner. Get a banner hanging kit that not only keeps the corners spread taut but has a bottom weight so the wind can't pick it up. A vertical hanging kit also lets you customize the configuration according to the size and shape of your banner for the best visual effect.

    Different hardware lets you transform the shape of multi-faced banners into three-dimensional shapes, flat surfaces, and eye-catching displays. Go to Systematic Art to get the hardware you need.

     

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