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  • 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,, 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.

  • Hang Your Artwork Freely With Picture Rails

    When it is time for you to decorate your walls with your favorite pieces of art there are more accessible ways for you to hang your favorite art pieces. If you want to have more creative control of your art hanging technique, we encourage you to use picture rails so you can have easier access to hanging and removing the artwork. A picture rail will also give you a tool that can help you create the perfect vision for your wall.

    At Systematic Art, our picture rails are a piece of molding that you can place on your wall. Our rails will not be complex or unmanageable to the room you choose to place it in. You will be able to choose a different type of rail based on your artistic desires and choices. The picture rail can have multiple mounting options, including a mount for the wall and a mount for the ceiling. You will be able to hang any piece of art from the picture rails through the use of ropes or wires. You will not have to worry about the picture rails getting in the way of anything in your home. 

    Our picture rails are easy to install and they look professional with their creative and unique design. We have the picture rails that will allow you to hang your frames and align them perfectly each time. You will no longer have to be frustrated with the hanging and aligning process that you have experienced in the past. You will be able to change the artwork whenever you want without worrying about causing any damage to your walls.

    Do you want more control over your art hanging process? Do you want your art hanging process to be fun and exciting again? Contact us today to find out more about our picture rails. 

  • Acrylic Card Holders: Labeling Your Art Safely And Clearly

        We all know that, for the true art-lover, the card of information next to the art piece is every bit as important as the art itself. It provides context for the work, and it can inform us about how we might create art ourselves. Fortunately, there are excellent card holders that will hold the signage necessary to appease the art-lover. Here are three reasons acrylic card holders belong on your displays.

    Double-Sided Tape Preserves Walls

        Card holders have to be attached to something in order to do their job, but anyone who has had to change displays more than once can tell you that this leaves the unsightly holes if you have to screw them in. Fortunately, acrylic card holders come with double-sided tape. You can tape them on any non-porous surface in whatever orientation works for you. 

        Double-sided tape also spares you from worrying about screwing your card into a load bearing beam, or that your sheetrock wall will crumble away from your signage. Every wall has a weak spot and places that have been patched over a few too many times, and light acrylic card holders applied with double-sided tape are gentle on these areas.

    The Right Size To Convey The Message

        The cards come in 6"x4" and 4"x2", which allows you enough room to print everything truly relevant without taking over the wall. You won't have to use size 8 font to squeeze in everything that you need to know, nor will you be forced to skip crucial details about the artist's technique.

    Easy To Change Signs

        Museums change exhibits regularly, and even offices have to switch out information occasionally. It's all about keeping it fresh and interesting for the people who come in often. However, changing the signs to go with it can be a pain. You can easily slide it into place if you are using a gallery rail system or similar art hanging system, but the sign with the artist's bio must be adjusted to the new position so everyone can intuit which art piece goes with which bio. Plus, you will likely have to write up the information yourself and make sure that you have a succinct description without errors. That's a lot of work, and having a holder on hand that you can simply slip your new card into when you are done makes your life easier. 

        Systematic Art understands that your signage for your art is as important as your displays. If you would like to see more signage solutions for your displays, contact us.


  • Display Your Products With The Right Window Display Systems

    One of the first things a customer will pay attention to when looking at a retail store is the window display. Storefronts that are appealing and interesting can play a key role in driving traffic and increasing sales. 

    A window display system can provide a visually appealing and visually striking display of the products you are selling to gain the interest of your target audience. The right window display system will provide you with the opportunity to promote your biggest and key products to gain the attention of your customers. You can also use window display systems for many opportunities during the different seasons, holidays, and sporting events.

    You will also want to make sure your window display corresponds with how you represent yourself online. You can even think about including your social media handle and hashtags that are relevant to your business on your window display signs. Customers will be encouraged to interact with you online once they know you have an established presence online. They may also want to interact with you online so they can be notified of the latest sales, deals, and promotions you may offer.

    Window displays can have a variety of benefits for your business, including the following:

    • A great window display system can result in increased sales


    • If your window display system is effective, you will be able to attract more customers on a daily basis


    • The right window display will give a positive impression of your business and the products you offer


    • Customers will be able to have a clear understanding of what your store offers


    • Customers who are intrigued by your window display will be more likely to walk into your business than keep walking by


    • You can increase brand awareness and establish a solid brand reputation by standing out from other businesses in the area

    At Systematic Art, we have the window display systems you need to attract customers to your business. For more information on our window display systems, contact us today. 

  • 3 Types of Local Artwork You Need in Your Restaurant

    Customization isn't just for food. The best way to make your restaurant succeed in an overcrowded market is to make it unique and part of the community. Local art is a great way to do just that without breaking your budget on decorations. Here are three ways to make it happen:

    Make your business approachable to local artists and art students. 

    Chances are, they're trying to find a way to connect with you or your competitors, anyway. Hanging up local art is a mutually beneficial arrangement for you and the artist, even if you don't charge them for the wall space or take a cut if they sell the art. After all, most artists will become loyal customers if you're doing them a solid, and they'll bring others with them (especially college students).

    Print photographs of local sites.

    If you want to stay away from avant-garde statement pieces, go for photography instead. Take pictures of local historical sites, recognizable overlooks in nearby nature preserves, and anything that pulls together your community feel. Also, be open to having photographers come in for some local advertising.

    Align your restaurant's theme with the local high school or college.

    As long as there's not a problem with infringement, giving support to the local schools is a great way to fill your wall space and become a part of the community quickly. Depending on your restaurant, you can also work your way onto the short-list for catering, coupon books, and other shared fundraisers that schools use. Offering specials (or special open hours) around sporting and academic events can be great for business, too.

    Once you know what your art plan is, browse our selection of art-hanging hardware to get it installed. Our hardware and hanging kits come in a wide variety of sizes and strengths so you can hang professional-looking displays for every design theme.

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