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  • Choosing Your Best Cable System

    Ever notice picture rails lining the walls of an old house? Sometimes mistaken for decorative molding, picture rails are common in many 19th century homes. Basic in concept, these lipped rails create a ledge to suspend artwork using a hook attached to ribbon or wire. This hanging method prevents unnecessary hammering into the hard plaster walls common in older homes.

    At Systematic Art, we bring this simple solution into the modern age with our adjustable cable systems. Whether intended for a home office, museum wall, or coffee shop display, our cable systems give you this tried and true technique with a sophisticated new look. But how do you choose the best cable system for you?

    Step 1. Choose a picture rail style

    Our picture rail options come in two main types: wall mounted and ceiling mounted. What kind of walls are you working with? If your walls are brick or marble, ceiling mounted may be a better option for you, as it avoids drilling into these hard materials. How heavy is the artwork you are going to hang? Each of our picture rails is rated to carry up to a certain amount of weight, so be sure to take this into account when making your selection.

    Step 2. Select a hanging cable

    While many different cables are available, take time to confirm which types are compatible with your desired picture rail. Many of our cables come in two material options: stainless steel or nylon. Stainless steel cables are a sleek and sophisticated look, like stainless steel appliances in a modern kitchen. However, if minimizing the appearance of your hanging system is desired, consider using nylon for a near invisible or "floating" look.

    Step 3. Pick a hook

    Our various hook options securely connect your artwork to the hanging cable. Two main types exist: side screw, which is tightened to the cable with the turn of a screw, and self gripping. Which you select will depend on the type of cable used and how much weight you need the hook to bear. Finally, if color is what you're after, our Self-Gripping - (Picture Hook) with Safety-Lock comes in a variety!

    Step 4. Need anything else?

    Now that you've found the hanging cable system that works for you, we're here if you need anything else. From rail installation hardware to additional cable accessories and tensioners, we can help with all the final details to make your display perfect.



  • Don't Let These Small Details Ruin Your Art Display

    Small details can distract you from the beauty of your new art display. A crooked line here or mismatched hook there will eventually become the first thing you see when you glance at the wall. Avoid these five problems with the right hanging hardware.

    1. Tilted frames

    Most art hardware for home use comes in the form of hooks. They also only support the top edge of the frame. This means every piece will slightly protrude forward at the top to allow for the hardware and then will tilt inward so the bottom rests against the wall. Bulky frames can minimize the tilt, but you need supports on multiple sides to fully remove it.

    2. Crooked grids

    If you're trying to create a photo wall, precision is key. Even an asymmetrical design needs level edges and a lot of detail work. But if your supplies are limited to stand-alone hooks and nails, it's hard to ever get the lines just right. Use a cable system instead that lets you move artwork along a fixed line.

    3. Holes in the wall

    Nails and hooks will leave holes in your walls. At best, they'll leave behind one or two when you take the photo down. But if you're trying to build a more precise design, repositioning can leave your walls covered in holes. Instead of hanging each picture separately, install an art display foundation so you can change out your artwork or make adjustments without leaving holes.

    4. Mismatched hardware

    As you collect more artwork or take more pictures, you'll run out of hooks and supports. But don't let miscellaneous hardware ruin the clean lines of your display. Use a universal design or a reliable vendor that offers extra and replacement hardware.

    5. Distracting hardware

    Your art display hardware should be a work of art, but it shouldn't steal the show. Opt for discreet, minimalist hardware that looks sleek, small, or nearly invisible. Then your art becomes the main feature on the wall.

    Browse our selection of hardware at Systematic Art here.

  • 3 Ways to Organize 360° Museum Displays

    360° displays can generate a lot of excitement. Interested visitors can see more of the artifacts up close, and these higher-quality displays can bring in more visitors. Here's the hardware you need to make it happen:

    1. Use wire hanging systems so everyone gets a good view.

    If you have a popular new exhibit at your museum, the last thing you want is for a big crowd to ruin the experience. But if the artifacts drawing the biggest interest are up against a wall or encased in a bulky central case, fewer people can see them at once. Use wire hanging systems instead. Wires can give all of the structural support as metal frames, even for heavy artifacts, without obstructing the view.

    2. Suspend shelves from the ceiling for the illusion of more foot space.

    But center displays take up a lot of space. There need to be ADA-compliant dimensions for the pathways between exhibits, and even those dimensions can seem a bit tight if there's a lot of visitors. But hanging displays that don't touch the floor give the illusion of more foot room. You can still keep visitors far enough away from exhibits to keep the items safe. But just seeing more visible flooring gives people the feel of more breathing room.

    3. Run better lighting through ceiling-suspended systems.

    Lighting can make or break an exhibit. Make sure every exhibit and the top-tier artifacts in the cases have separate lighting to set the stage. This can be hard if you have to arrange cases on the floor and then install track lighting above the case. But when you use overhead systems, you can use the supports to hold lighting, too. Then it's guaranteed to line up.

    Good displays need to have good hardware. Go to Systematic Art to find everything you need for all of your museum's central and wall-bound displays.

  • 3 Ways to Bring in Business with Front Window Pocket Displays

    Acrylic pocket holders hold papers and posters in a nearly invisible support system of wires. That creates a clean, clear grid of visuals without the clutter of traditional display hardware. But no matter how clean and picturesque a display is, it has to be paying customers into your business for it to be worth the window space. Here are three ideas to make your displays more inviting:

    1. Show information about new listings or new products.

    People walking past your shop want to know what you're selling. But if you sell services instead of products, that can be tricky. So you a front window pocket display to showcase recent real estate lots available for sale, short promotions for different types of financial planning and advising you offer, or whatever best suits your business.

    2. Highlight the menu in a cleaner, more permanent display.

    Even part of your restaurant's revenue relies on foot traffic, then make sure your menu is something people want to look at. Don't just tape it to the front window or door. Encase it in a sleek window display to make a great first impression and bring in more business.

    3. Create a giant calendar of events and special hours.

    All you need for a calendar visible from the street is a seven by six grid. If you have a community center, a club or coffee house with live music, or a church, then you need a calendar visible from the front sidewalk. You can advertise live events, the start of group sessions, or any other regularly scheduled information. 

    Good hardware is the best backdrop you can have for front window displays. Don't let tape or crooked A-frames set the tone for passers-by. Browse our selection of hardware at Systematic Art and find the best tools for all of your storefronts. 

  • Attract Your Target Audience By Using Acrylic Pocket Displays

    As a business owner, we know you have a great number of responsibilities on a daily basis. You have to worry about so many things on a daily basis that it can be difficult to keep up with everything. One of the things you may not put so much thought into is your display system. We know everyone will not be an expert at decorating or art hanging, but at Systematic Art, we have the solutions you need that we think will provide you with plenty of inspiration. 

    We want you to be inspired when it comes to creating a display system solution that will attract your target audience. The right display system solution can also add a modern touch to your business. A display system can also be a more attractive, effective, and efficient way to communicate with your customers and potential customers.

    We have acrylic pocket displays that will give you the ability to place contents into each pocket. When you use acrylic pocket displays, you will not have to worry about reinstalling the system or removing each pocket. The acrylic pocket displays are sturdy and they can be ordered in multiple sizes so you will be able to fulfill your display needs. 

    If you want to effectively communicate with your target audience in an attractive manner, acrylic pocket displays will give you the opportunity to create your own image gallery, photo display, or whatever you feel will deliver your message to your audience. Whenever you feel the need to make changes to your message and your photos, you will have the interchangeability and flexibility you need at all times. 

    Do you want to find out how our acrylic pocket displays can give you the boost you need in improving your marketing and advertising strategy? Contact us today for more information on our acrylic pocket displays and our other products. 


  • Hanging Pictures With Art Hanging Systems

    We know that hanging pictures is not something that everyone will be an expert at because it requires a significant amount of attention to detail. Hanging pictures will also require some knowledge about art hanging systems. If you were to make one small mistake, it can cost you a significant amount of time, effort, and energy. If you are diving into these waters for the first time, we know you may find yourself in a panic. However, you should not worry because it is not going to be as difficult as you think.

    Before you rush into the process of hanging your artwork, we encourage you to plan ahead to make sure you will have everything right the first time so that you have the right place for your art. You can place a template on your wall so you can determine if it will adjust properly. You can place tape on your template and take a look at your wall from a distance. Once you have found the perfect place for your art, you will be able to proceed in hanging your artwork. 

    It is important that you use the proper art hanging system or a hanging rail system for your artwork. There are multiple options available to you that will make it easier to hang your artwork in a professional manner. We encourage you to find the art hanging system that will fit the interior and decor of the room you plan to hang your artwork.

    The art hanging system you use should also be able to handle the weight of the picture. When you make sure your art hanging system can handle the weight of the picture you plan to hang, you will be able to avoid creating any damage to your walls and you will also be able to prevent any damage to your artwork. 

    At Systematic Art, we have the art hanging systems you need to successfully and professionally hang your artwork. Contact us today to find out more about our art hanging systems. 


  • Display Your Signs and Banners Proudly with High-Quality Supports

    It is important to remember that your brand is so much more than a logo. Your brand is a full representation of who you are, and it is also a representation of what you do. Many businesses make the decision to invest a significant amount of money into building a great experience for customers, even before they have actually walked into your business. There are various things you can do to build your brand's image in the minds of all of your customers and prospective customers.

    Signs and banners are great marketing and advertising tools that are used heavily in all industries. Signs and banners can be installed indoors or outdoors, and signs can act as another salesperson because they are so effective at drawing the attention of customers or people who are passing by. The business owners and business managers who use signs and banners are well-aware of the opportunities that can arise through the use of signs and banners.

    Many customers choose to enter a store because they were intrigued by the sign or banner. Also, many customers also choose to purchase a product or service because they saw a sign or banner that was catchy and appealing. The larger businesses with multiple locations found signs to be productive mediums of branding. Signs and banners can also help customers recognize them at their different locations. On the other hand, many small businesses use signs and banners so they can distinguish themselves from the competition.

    At Systematic Art, we understand how signs and banners are used and we understand how important it is for them to be seen. This is why we offer high-quality sign and banner supports that businesses like yours need to stand out in the crowd. We want you to be able to display your signs and banners with pride so you can increase your visibility and make a positive impact on your sales. 

    If you are getting ready to create new sign and banners for an upcoming event, sale, or promotion, please do not hesitate to contact us today for all your sign and banner support needs.

  • Hanging Pictures With Picture Hanging Systems

    Far too often, people leave their artwork and pictures in different places in their house instead of hanging them on their walls. Many people view framing art as being costly and filled with multiple options. Also, using a hammer and nails is always something that warrants a second thought. Before you know it, the day you were supposed to hang artwork on the wall will end with a blank wall. 

    Many people collect artwork and pictures that are more than family photographs, posters, and artwork that was purchased at a garage sale. Sometimes there are art pieces that you want to showcase for all to see, and these are the ones you want to make sure you frame very well. You can frame and hang these pictures without having to break the bank or feeling any pressure by the process.

    It is important to remember that your home or office does not have to turn into a museum. Grouping your art can look like a moving cloud or it can resemble any type of pattern you choose. Before you make the decision on the type of photo display you want to create, we suggest that you place your artwork on the floor beneath the wall and have some fun with the art. 

    In order for you to translate the pieces to the wall, you will need to measure the width and height of the pieces and make marks for those points. Once you have an idea of where you want to hang your pictures, you can feel free to start hanging. It is also important to remember that irregularities and imperfections should not discourage you. Everything does not have to be lined up and it does not have to be perfect.

    Any mistakes you make from using a picture hook or a picture hanging system should not put you into a panic. You will find that you can easily cover up the mistakes with the actual artwork or you can use the original paint to cover up the mistake. At Systematic Art, we want to make sure you have everything you need to ensure you are not intimidated by your picture hanging process. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us today.


  • 3 Reasons Why Commercial Property Owners Should Invest in Window Display Hardware

    If you own a strip mall or other commercial rental space, everything comes down to profit. Not only do you want to reduce expenses as much as reasonably possible, but it's also important to get a fair rate on your units. Investing in high-quality window display hardware can help. Here's how:

    1. Stop spending money on wall repair.

    Frequent repairs are part of the business. Commercial properties often face more wear and tear than their residential counterparts, and that includes the walls. If your tenants need to frequently change out their window displays for seasonal sales, that can take a toll on the walls around the front windows. Those repairs can add up. Invest in window display hardware to keep your walls safe.

    2. Get returns on the improvement.

    Most businesses know what they need from a rental space. If they see that you have the hardware to make doing their jobs easier, they're more likely to sign a contract. Improvements also mean that more prospective tenants want to sign a contract, so there will be more demand and you can set a higher — but still fair — rate.

    3. Upgrade the spaces for long-term tenants.

    The best way to turn a profit on your commercial rental units is to have long-term tenants. Frequent turnover is expensive, even if you can fill the space immediately. So incentivize long-term tenants to stay by offering annual improvements. Not only does that keep your investments in great condition, but it also makes your tenants feel special. Make window hardware your next big incentive.

    For the hardware to make it happen, go to Systematic Art here. Our durable brackets, railings, and comprehensive systems can outlast the wear from commercial tenants. They also have a universal design so tenants can make the most of them without being frustrated or accidentally breaking the parts.

  • Create A Custom Art Display With Your Art Hanging System

    You have finally chosen the perfect piece of wall art for your office, museum, or home, but now you have to determine where you want to hang it and how you want to hang it. At Systematic Art, we want to make sure you take the right steps in figuring out how you can enhance your space. With the following tips and advice, we are sure you will be well on your way to improving your space in little time.

    Find The Best Place 

    When you want to hang your art, we encourage you to find places that will give the best eye appeal. If you hang your art pieces above a fireplace, couch, or mantle, you can hang the piece at least six inches above those areas to provide the best eye appeal. It will not matter if you want to hang one big piece of art or a variety of small pieces of art, measuring out the size of the space first will ensure you are getting the best eye appeal and enough separation so your art will not look cluttered.

    Give Them Some Space

    You may have some pieces that are bolder than others, and these pieces can stand alone and they will work best on their own instead of being placed on a wall. The art pieces you favor over the others should be given enough room to stand out. If you plan to place multiple pieces on your wall, you can make sure you give the pieces enough room between them. You do not want to place the pieces too close together because your wall will eventually begin to look and feel cluttered.

    Find The Best Art Hanging System

    If you plan to hang heavy pieces of art, these pieces are going to need more support than the smaller pieces of art. When you use an art hanging system for your art pieces, you will have the support you need for your art pieces. An art hanging system can also help you avoid drilling and hammering holes into your wall. 

    Are you ready to create a custom art display? Contact us today for more information on our art hanging systems.


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