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By: Frank Matowitz
October 11, 2016 03:52:59 PM

Frustrated in business? Buy MBSAnyone in business is looking for an edge.  How do you make your business better?  You need to focus on every detail and this one can not be ignored. 


By: Frank Matowitz
October 05, 2016 05:26:40 PM

Walk into any financially successful business and you will see some impressive wall sign behind the reception desk that costs sometimes tens of thousands of dollars.  How can you create one for $50?  Here are two low cost ways to make awesome signs like you see to the left.


By: Frank Matowitz
September 12, 2016 03:00:29 PM

Standoff systemsCheck out this great looking installation from one of our clients. 


By: Frank Matowitz
August 22, 2016 04:41:10 PM

SAME DAY SHIPPING until 6:30PM M-T and 5:30PM on Friday.


By: Frank Matowitz
August 22, 2016 03:57:59 PM

Being a sales professional at MBS is more than just using a search feature and filling out orders.  There is a tremendous amount of product knowledge required. 

 


By: Frank Matowitz
August 17, 2016 08:39:05 PM

Video series Done in Sixty Seconds.At MBS we recognise that customers are what makes or breaks a business.  Our goal is to be the most helpful resource for our clients so that we become their go-to resource.  With that in mind we are launching a "How To" video series we call "Done in Sixty Seconds" because all the videos are less than one minute.


By: Frank Matowitz
August 16, 2016 07:33:00 PM

Stubby Driver SetMBS' Stubby Driver Set is for the Sign Industry Professional that works with our secure standoffs or our cable display systems.


By: Frank Matowitz
August 10, 2016 02:15:00 AM

68 piece driver bit set. 68 Piece Driver Bit Set - The must have bit set for the professional sign installer or any small business owner.  


By: Valerie Mellema
August 03, 2016 02:33:00 PM

Office artResearch already shows that artwork in the workplace can influence employee productivity, for better or for worse. Certain colors encourage creativity while others prompt collaborative effort. Art has the power to raise one’s spirits or bring them crashing down like waves on a sharp and punishing rocky shoreline. What does all of this have to do with your business?


By: Frank Matowitz
August 03, 2016 02:25:07 PM

MBS Standoffs is having its Summer Sale right now.  Save big on common items you buy or some of our specialty items to make your job easier.  


By: Valerie Mellema
July 26, 2016 09:00:18 PM

Wire treeIf the picture rail is the trunk of the tree, the cables and rods are the branches. The trunk supports the entire structure of the tree but the leaves cannot survive without the branches to give them form and function. Rods are essentially the same, but cables are not all created equal, which means you’ve got some decisions to make once you’ve chosen the appropriate art rail. 


By: Valerie Mellema
July 17, 2016 08:32:28 PM

Your gallery opening is such an exciting time! There’s much to be done, and you certainly don’t need to be stressing over how to properly, reliably, and professionally display the artwork. Art rail systems make your setup simple and stress-free. Installation is quick and easy, which is especially helpful during this busy time when every minute is at a premium.


By: Frank Matowitz
June 27, 2016 03:18:00 PM

What 3 things are really important when you're considering buying standoffs?


By: Frank Matowitz
June 21, 2016 08:58:08 PM

MBS cable hooks for art hangingIf you’ve taken a quick look around our website, you already know that we offer a variety of picture rail solutions, from home mounting options to complete museum hanging systems. At Mbs, there’s something for everyone, and a customizable system for the needs of consumers, as well as businesses large and small. You’ve measured, weighed, contemplated, and visualized, and you know just which rail you need. What now? How will you actually hang the pictures from your rail?


By: Valerie Mellema
June 21, 2016 04:38:00 PM

Art hanging system accessoriesYou’ve decided an Mbs picture hanging system is the right solution for your artwork mounting needs – great! You’ve made a smart choice. But you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed at all of the different options for hanging and configurations. We understand, and we’re here to help sort it all out for you. Here’s a look at some different components of our systems and what they can do for you to make hanging your art easier.


By: Frank Matowitz
June 15, 2016 02:22:00 PM

MBS has been manufacturing and selling picture hanging systems for some time but we have mainly sold to large venues or installers.  Now we are reaching out to the end user and DIY home owner that wants a professional art hanging solution but isn't a professional designer.  Or, for our commercial enterprises that just need a quick solution these preassembled systems can be a much needed answer to have on hand.


By: Valerie Mellema
June 13, 2016 08:13:05 PM

Anyone who’s ever rented knows that getting permission to put holes all over the place in order to hang your artwork can be a challenging proposition. 


By: Valerie Mellema
June 07, 2016 06:28:00 PM

Installing Art Hanging SystemA clean, professional appearance is even more important if you own a business. Crooked pictures and a mishmash of hanging components don’t put out a very good message to your clients. On the other hand, when your customers walk into your store and see gallery-quality hangings and signage that looks like you hired someone for the installation, it tells them that making a good impression is important to you.


By: Valerie Mellema
June 07, 2016 02:23:34 PM

Hanging Art system Whether you have artwork to hang in your home or in an office setting, you’ve no doubt wondered whether there’s an alternative to the standard nails and screws that tear up the walls and keep you locked into placement decisions. There is, in fact, an excellent solution that’s versatile enough to go from residential to corporate to gallery use, with a minimum of fuss.


By: Valerie Mellema
May 31, 2016 02:20:46 PM

Custom art rail system selectorWhether you’ve got one painfully empty wall in your home, or you’re a curator in need of an entire museum hanging system, we don’t have just one predefined solution – we give you the opportunity to walk through a step-by-step process of choosing only the components you want and need


By: Valerie Mellema
May 24, 2016 02:12:20 PM

How to install an art hanging system.Design Ideas for Your Picture Rail System


By: Valerie Mellema
May 17, 2016 02:08:00 PM

More Creative Ideas for Your Art Hanging System


By: Valerie Mellema
May 11, 2016 03:52:59 PM

Rail hanging system for art and displaysMbs offers three configurations for hanging artwork from a rail. Each one has its strengths, and each one lends itself to a variety of applications. Here’s a quick look at the options and what each is suited for:


By: Valerie Mellema
May 08, 2016 01:40:20 PM

We think the versatility of our picture rail systems speaks for itself... But that’s not the only thing you can do with your rails.


By: Valerie Mellema
May 04, 2016 01:22:26 PM

Hanging art systemsThanks to the incredible flexibility of all of our systems – including the easy rail, ceiling rail, and classic rail – the options for hanging your artwork are virtually endless.  


By: Valerie Mellema
April 28, 2016 12:58:00 PM

Art Hanging SystemAt Mbs we understand that one size does not fit all. The cookie cutter approach simply isn’t our style, and we think our customizable art hanging systems reflect that philosophy.  


By: Frank Matowitz
April 27, 2016 01:44:20 PM

MBS Standoff job photoPictures are worth a 1,000 words.  So make them good.


By: Valerie Mellema
April 24, 2016 12:53:33 PM

Whether you have artwork to hang in your home or in an office setting, you’ve no doubt wondered whether there’s an alternative to the standard nails and screws that tear up the walls and keep you locked into placement decisions. There is, in fact, an excellent solution that’s versatile enough to go from residential to corporate to gallery use, with a minimum of fuss.


By: Valerie Mellema
April 19, 2016 10:01:00 PM

Art Rail Finishes for Every Décor Theme. 


By: Frank Matowitz
April 19, 2016 06:11:30 PM

Some of the people from MBS attended Saint Petersburg's MainSail Arts Festival April 16 & 17th.


By: Valerie Mellema
April 18, 2016 12:50:46 PM

Alternatives to Nails for Hanging Art in Your Home, Office or Business.


By: Valerie Mellema
April 15, 2016 05:44:00 PM

Once you decide a picture hanging system is for you, it’s a slippery slope. It becomes all too easy to cast off the chains of convention and start thinking way outside the box. 


By: Frank Matowitz
April 12, 2016 03:06:00 PM

5 Great Looks for Under $100


By: Frank Matowitz
April 07, 2016 09:05:01 PM

3 Straight Years SCP!  Way to go Lightning.


By: Frank Matowitz
April 06, 2016 01:57:00 PM

Look at this AMAZING use of MBS Standoffs.


By: Frank Matowitz
April 05, 2016 01:26:05 PM

Avoid embarrassing mistakes - get our Sign Setter for perfect, repetitive installs.


By: Frank Matowitz
March 31, 2016 03:56:11 PM

Tamper Proof Stainless Steel Screws and Washer sets from MBS.


By: Frank Matowitz
March 29, 2016 06:44:53 PM

Do you need a high quality hanging system for your art, photos, paintings or displays?  MBS slams the competition in price.


By: Frank Matowitz
March 25, 2016 02:24:30 PM

MBS will be exhibiting our products at the 2016 Sign Expo "Lets Get Graphic" in Orlando, Florida April 20 - 23. We CHANGED OUR BOOTH TO  booth #227. The event is at the Orange county Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.


By: Frank Matowitz
March 09, 2016 02:55:37 PM

At MBS we are growing to meet the demands of our customers.  We are very fortunate to be growing so rapidly in this economy.  One of the reasons we are so fortunate is we are delivering excellent products at a really affordable price that until now has been reserved for luxury appointments.  Having art or signage displayed with standoffs or hanging displays was reserved for major corporate centers, affluent private organizations or galleries and museums.  But MBS has made it so affordable you can now have these stunning displays in your home. 


By: Christian Zayas
January 12, 2016 08:51:58 PM

Standoffs received its name from the special way it is installed to a wall or surface area. Instead of being installed flat or hanging from a wire or post, the standoff system utilizes metal spacers to hold the indication out from a flat surface area. These posts appear like a piece of hardware called a standoff, which is utilized to different parts from each other in making some electronic and mechanical systems. Because of the resemblance in the hardware, the approach of hanging or installing signs or displays making use of hardware that passes through the material and holds the material above the mounting surface area ended up being called a standoff system. Due to the fact that standoff systems need the holes to be drilled in the sign or glass for the installing hardware to go through them, they are in some cases described as "spacers".


By: Curtis Davis
December 10, 2015 06:00:00 PM

Getting from one place to the next is a crucial part of our lives every day. Many times we don't have to think about the process of navigation because we are familiar with the trip or, more often, because there are plenty of great signs along the way to make sure you are on the right track. Because this can be such a subtle process, sometimes it is easy to overlook Directional Signs in our own businesses! Thanks to a few great tips from your friends at MBS, you won't have anything to worry about.


By: Scott Gengler
November 24, 2015 03:22:54 PM

Make your office or business stand out! Our Desktop Standoffs are the perfect way to create a simple and beautiful display. Create a professional nameplate, plaque, award, and more with our simple Desktop Standoffs and Kits.


By: Debra Mills
November 10, 2015 06:38:08 PM

As a Property Representative, it is more crucial than ever to stand out in the marketplace. You want to ensure that you are doing things that nobody else is doing. You want to make it simple for potential purchasers and tenants to see your houses in order to create interest. In this post, we will be reviewing a few of the various things that you must try to find when you are purchasing property window display systems.


By: Lucy Bruno
October 27, 2015 02:00:36 PM

As we know, standoffs are extremely versatile and can be used for a huge variety of applications. One of our favorites is to use standoffs with glass to create a gorgeous door sign outside of an office or room. This type of high-quality display makes an effective impact on your clients, customers, or anyone who passes by.


By: Curtis Davis
October 21, 2015 05:35:37 PM

Love the "Standoff" look but looking for a flush mount solution? Screw Covers are the perfect piece for you!


By: Jillian Adams
October 13, 2015 08:30:00 PM

Break down barriers with the Ceiling Rail Picture Hanging Systems! Create a gorgeous picture or art display with our discreet, ceiling-mounted rail. Add, change, or rearrange as often as you want, wherever you want!


By: Mary Carroll
October 06, 2015 06:07:05 PM

Projecting Signs give a distinct advantage over other types of signs because they give your sign two-sided visibility. As the name suggests, this type of sign projects out from a wall at an angle (usually 90°) instead of laying flat against the wall. They are an excellent way to get useful exposure in high traffic areas, indoors and out!


By: Louise Martin
September 30, 2015 04:30:57 PM

Love the Standoffs Look, but can't drill holes in your material? Edge Grips are perfect for you! Simple, adjustable, and easy to use, they come in many sizes and colors that will work for any application!


By: Maria Lyons
September 23, 2015 05:00:59 PM

Z Clips Hardware are a popular heavy-duty choice for hanging large format projects, like wall panels, signs, artwork, cabinets, mirrors, and much more. Also known as a French Cleat, Z Clips are easy to use fasteners that wedge together to lock in place. Because of the simple and easy installation, Z Clips allow for fast and easy future removal, dismounting, changing or replacing of your panels and signs.


By: Susan Bradford
September 21, 2015 02:30:00 PM

With the Classic Rail System from Mbs Hanging Systems, you can install an Art Hanging Rail once, then add, change, or rearrange your display as often as you want - without making more holes in your walls!


By: Margaret Paul
September 18, 2015 03:00:00 PM

Our Cable and Rod systems are designed to be as modular as possible to accommodate any installation you have in mind! Install to the ceiling, walls, or the floor. Create a vertical display to show off artwork or information. Create an eye-catching shelving system that appears to float in mid-air. The only limitation is your imagination!


By: Robert Blake
September 15, 2015 02:00:00 PM

Our Customizable Line is so amazingly flexible that we're breaking down each section of the system to show you all of the amazing possibilities! If you're not familiar with our Customizable Line of standoffs, you can see an overview of the system in this blog post.

Our Customizable Line is so amazingly flexible, that we're breaking down each section of the system to show you all of the amazing possibilities! Check out Part 1 - Caps to see where it all starts, learn more with Part 2 - Barrels, and see how it all comes together with Part 3 - Hardware.


By: Maryann Masterson
September 14, 2015 03:30:00 PM

Save yourself the headaches! With the Easy Rail System from {{config path="general/store_information/name"}}, you can install an Art Hanging Rail once, then add, change, or rearrange your display as often as you want - without making more holes in your walls!


By: Robert Blake
September 08, 2015 06:00:11 PM

Our Customizable Line is so amazingly flexible that we're breaking down each section of the system to show you all of the amazing possibilities! If you're not familiar with our Customizable Line of standoffs, you can see an overview of the system in this blog post.

Our Customizable Line is so amazingly flexible, that we're breaking down each section of the system to show you all of the amazing possibilities! Check out Part 1 - Caps to see where it all starts or learn more here with Part 2 - Barrels.


By: James Baker
September 02, 2015 02:10:00 PM

When it comes to hanging art on the wall, you know the drill, right? Measure everything 100 times before you hammer the nails into the wall and then hope it all looks good when you're finished... Right? Not anymore! With Art Hanging Systems from {{config path="general/store_information/name"}}, you can install an Art Hanging Rail once, then add, change, or rearrange your display as often as you want - without making more holes in your walls!


By: Robert Blake
September 01, 2015 04:31:37 PM

Our Customizable Line is so amazingly flexible that we're breaking down each section of the system to show you all of the amazing possibilities! Check out Part 1 - Caps to see where it all starts.


By: Kenneth Mitchell
August 25, 2015 03:13:00 PM

Are you interested in creating an amazing signage display? Maybe you want to create a multi-layered sign? Are you just using material more than 1/2'' thick? If you said yes to any of these, then our Customizable Line of Standoffs is just what you've been looking for! This line is sold piece-by-piece, which means everything is in stock, but you can configure a system that will work for whatever your needs are!


By: Lois Williams
August 18, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Interested in creating a sign that turns heads? Look no further than our Stainless Steel Square Standoffs! Use them on a sign whose material has square corners to create a unique design that looks amazing.


By: Dale Silva
August 17, 2015 07:24:00 AM

Creating eye catching displays is important for businesses to connect with the right audience. With a unique and striking presentation of your products and services, not only can you get immediate attention, but also produce a favorable impact for future returns.


By: Dennis Lampkin
August 12, 2015 07:21:20 AM

Signage and billboards are considered the most effective marketing tools. Being inexpensive, yet rewarding, signage is usually the most preferred promotional method among small businesses.


By: Sherri Jenkins
August 10, 2015 02:22:38 PM

High-Quality, Solid Stainless Steel, Tamper Proof - what more could you ask for? Our Special Standoffs take our already amazing stainless steel standoffs and add that extra "Wow!" to really set your sign apart. Special Standoffs come with one of three uniquely shaped cap heads - flat, conical, or rounded. Catch your audience's eye with these truly Special Standoffs!


By: Maria Watkins
August 10, 2015 07:14:03 AM

In today’s competitive environment, businesses have to be highly creative to stand out from the rest. With creativity and innovation, not only can they create a distinct brand image, but also make a lasting impression on the minds of their customers.


By: Roger Lamarche
August 07, 2015 07:07:57 AM

Displaying signs or products in the right way is one of the major challenges in business. No matter how creative your message or product is, it may fail to grab the attention if it is not presented well. Cable and rod systems are strong, easy to use display system that can be installed anywhere conveniently. Their simplistic design, elegant finish, and unmatchable functionality ensure that your message gets the attention it deserves.


By: Rebecca Johnson
August 04, 2015 04:33:12 PM

Eco-Lite Standoffs are a variation of our Inexpensive Stainless Steel Standoffs that use a hollowed barrel, designed with the environment in mind. This design uses less material than a standard standoff, without compromising the strength and integrity needed for a sturdy display.


By: Joseph Sutter
July 28, 2015 05:15:55 PM

The newest product in our always growing lineup, our Flat Head Aluminum Standoffs are a variation of our standard Inexpensive Aluminum Standoffs with a flat cap instead of the traditional rounded cap. The more important difference is that our Flat Head Aluminum Standoffs are tamper proof by reverse threading.


By: Charles Merwin
July 21, 2015 02:03:26 PM

Tamper Proof Standoffs are a variation of our Inexpensive Stainless Steel Standoffs. They are equipped with a set screw on the barrel, which tightens the threading from the cap and locks the standoff in place. This is extremely important when you want to keep your hard work safe!


By: Olivia Villegas
July 14, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Stainless steel standoffs are used to mount sign panels to virtually any wall surface. Also known as signage holders, stainless steel standoffs allow a more modern presentation of any signage, both indoors and out, while their simple design allows quick and easy installation.


By: Richard Shields
July 07, 2015 07:25:12 PM

Our Inexpensive Aluminum Standoffs are carefully engineered from solid, aircraft-grade aluminum and are available in several lengths and diameters to accommodate a client’s design needs. The production method ensures a quality product focused on safety, but with a keen eye on design and appeal. They can be used either Indoors or Outdoors and have a slightly rounded cap.


By: Travis Martin
June 30, 2015 04:00:00 PM

MBS Standoffs has the largest inventory of Standoffs at the best price. We offer something for every application, from a simple single panel display to multi-layer custom installations. Today, we'll be looking at our most popular products from our basic line of standoffs. This includes our Inexpensive Aluminum, Inexpensive Stainless Steel, Tamper Proof, Eco-Lite, Special, and Square Standoffs.


By: Colby Hutchcraft
June 23, 2015 05:20:00 PM

Aluminum is highly used in a variety of industries because it is relatively inexpensive and it can stand up to a variety of environments. It is also a metal that is virtually unlimited so there is little chance that the supply of aluminum will ever run out. When you need a cable system, you want materials that are going to be able to stand up to the task and not fail.


By: Patricia Staples
June 16, 2015 03:18:00 PM

Your letter-size glass poster displays will be far more appealing if you have surrounding LED lighting to draw attention to your message. Our MBS Standoff Light Pocket is used with our power suppliers and connectors. Your display will sit on any surface, surrounded by bright light to point your customers’ attention to any message you need them to see.


By: William Hall
June 09, 2015 05:17:00 PM

For works in progress, or signs that you just haven't figured out how you want to permanently mount, there are edge grip standoffs. While they are more than perfectly adequate to provide permanent and secure placement for any sign, they serve a better purpose in that they don't require the drilling of holes to mount any sign. There are materials like stone and glass that can’t be depended upon to not break or shatter when drilled, so the standoff edge grips would be the perfect solution for mounting signs made on these surfaces. Sometimes any inset mounting hardware might interfere with or obscure details of a sign, so again, this would be a perfect opportunity to install the sign with convenient edge mounts.


By: Tabatha Drew
June 02, 2015 05:16:33 PM

When customers enter your business, your lobby and welcome desk can create a lasting first impression. They can also help to promote your business, your products and any specials you are running, helping you to increase your sales. Creating attractive displays can ensure that you get the attention you want for the products or promotions you want to push.


By: Ray Diaz
May 26, 2015 03:27:33 PM

A standoff sign is an engraved glass, plastic or metal plate that protrudes from the wall on short stands. These types of signs are often used indoors, but tougher outdoor versions are also available. The downside of these signs is that they are easy to tamper with, so take security measures when installing them.


By: Rosemary Jackson
May 19, 2015 06:50:41 PM

Creating an attractive sign can be difficult, but hanging it can be even harder! Most people want to hang their sign in a way that does not steal from the attractiveness of the sign itself. This is where cable and rod systems become extremely handy! They are very strong and they will ensure that everyone’s eyes are exactly where they need to be, on your sign!


By: Robert Williams
May 12, 2015 04:39:00 PM

A large part of making your business a success is having the right advertising materials. These materials include the best signs and displays that you can get your hands on! There are several unique ideas to draw tons of positive attention to your business, services, or maybe even your home gallery. When you have so many options, making the best decisions on your own can be very overwhelming.


By: Darlene Davis
May 05, 2015 03:50:37 PM

What kind of display works best for your business? Many people will describe glass displays as an effective option. Glass displays are extremely popular because of their sharp, clean appearance. They bring lots of attention to your sign, or advertisement because there is not a large frame or background to distract you from the message of the sign itself.


By: Jared Ward
April 28, 2015 06:10:09 PM

Standoffs work to hold signs in place on different types of wall surfaces. Threaded standoffs present an attractive display for signage of different types. Standoffs come in different styles and designs that permit them to complement or coordinate with the area surrounding the signage. Properly installing standoffs ensures the secure placement of a sign. In addition, proper installation permits an easier change out of a sign and standoff when needed.


By: Allen Murrill
April 21, 2015 05:08:00 PM

Your business sign is a large part of your advertising campaign. The sign is used to display your company logo, and to direct people to your location. The sign needs to say something about your business, letting people know who you are, and what you have to offer. The sign placement is just as important as how the sign looks, so choosing the right hardware is an important part of the display.


By: Kim Larsen
April 14, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Are you considering changing the style of signs in your corporate office? Would you like to enhance the overall appearance of your signage? Metal standoffs have been used in the retail environment for many years to enhance the appearance and versatility of their promotional signage. Now you can use this same hardware to improve the look and flexibility of your corporate signage. Aluminum standoffs offer businesses a wide range of flexible uses for hanging and displaying signs indoors and outdoors.


By: Matthew Smith
April 07, 2015 05:06:41 PM

There are many things that one can do to increase their productivity rate at the office. Having a clean office can make more of an effect on the psychological workflow than any other change. Being surrounded by clutter can effectively destroy any strong mindset. No matter how focused an individual is people need space to think and not feel like their entire lives are being stacked on top of them. Here is why a cleaner office area will boost a person’s moral in the office.


By: Janet Ward
April 01, 2015 02:55:56 AM

We've all "been had" at some point in our lives. Whether we've been hoodwinked by a fast talking salesman whose guarantees turned out to be worthless, or by a shady company whose "warranty" wasn't worth the paper it was printed on, the experience was one that we won't soon forget. And as a customer of MBS Standoff Systems, we fully understand that you're wary of claims and promises that sound "too good to be true".


By: Kevin Procopio
March 24, 2015 05:22:26 PM

In today’s business world, creativity and innovation is a must if a company wants to succeed. Coming up with creativity and innovation whether it is for products or creating a culture that stresses these things can be quite difficult. Here are some steps in how to translate ideas into reality for the company.


By: Lewis Furr
March 17, 2015 04:18:04 PM

Comedian Bill Engvall has a famous stand-up bit where he wishes that stupid people were required to wear signs, and then for the rest of his act gives them the famous "here's your sign" when he is pointing out something ridiculous that people say or do. Although this is nothing more than an amusing bit of satire, it illustrates both just how much simpler signs can make everyday life as well as the power of signs to make an impression.


By: Sarah Breit
March 10, 2015 06:00:47 PM

Creating a memorable sign is essential for drawing new customers to your business. If your sign is eye-catching and inviting, customers are more likely to come in and see what your business is all about. Use these creative tips to make sure that you are getting the most out of your business signage.


By: Clinton Strain
March 03, 2015 06:32:06 PM

Standoffs are one of the most stylish ways of mounting signage, display samples or artwork on a wall. Sometimes the piece is not mounted flat against a wall, but sticks out using a projection system or is suspended from a ceiling using a hanging system. These types of standoff installations are fairly straightforward to install: attach a plate to the wall, or plates with cables to the ceiling, fit the standoffs to the display piece and attach the two. More complex systems are used to display multiple units, usually by hanging the standoffs from cables or rods, and setting these up can be more complex.


By: Sharon Armstrong
February 24, 2015 05:10:50 PM

Regular signs lie flat against the wall and are most visible to an oncoming viewer. However, if you want people to view your sign as they walk past it, a projection sign is a great alternative. Use this type of sign for restrooms, help desks and storefronts along a busy sidewalk to demand viewer attention.


By: Joseph Perkins
February 17, 2015 07:01:46 PM

One or more standoffs can attach a sign to any reasonably vertical surface. Since standoffs come in different lengths, the surface does not have to be flat or even perfectly vertical for a sign to be installed. This makes standoff mounted signs the perfect way to brand a company. Such signs can appear everywhere from the main lobby to the break rooms to the parking garage, exhibiting the organization's logo for all to see.


By: Kay Henry
February 10, 2015 07:41:00 PM

Standoffs are inexpensive spacers that fit between walls and signage or artwork and hold the latter permanently in place. They consist of a bracket that anchors to the wall or has a hole through which a separate screw fits and a piece that may fit through the sign and screw into the bracket or may be attached with adhesive. Using standoffs to install signage is a simple process.


By: Paul Keenan
February 03, 2015 05:50:58 PM

A cable system offers a sleek and contemporary style to your sign display. The cable and suspension systems help to showcase the sign without distraction. Cable systems are integral parts of shelving displays, countertop displays and even flooring displays. A cable system allows you to display multiple signs in one area easily. Use the suspension cable system for an especially clean and professional look.


By: Joseph Easton
January 28, 2015 04:36:43 AM

Stainless steel standoffs, and standoffs in general, are an extremely efficient and attractive way to display signage and other related media. Available in many different styles, the fundamental concept of the basic standoff system is to place signs at a predetermined distance from the actual mounting surface.


By: Ann Burwell
January 20, 2015 07:58:40 PM

Setting up a sign mount with a projection system is sometimes costly and time-consuming. It is important to understand exactly what you need beforehand and to establish a plan that gets the job done. Some projection systems come ready to mount, but designing your own projection system from scratch allows for the most flexibility and often the lowest cost.


By: Jeffrey Glover
January 13, 2015 05:16:07 PM

Your glass signs display your company logo and help to advertise your business. The hardware that is used to hold your sign in place may seem like a small part of the display, but it actually plays a large part in how sturdy your sign is, how it looks and how long it lasts.


By: Patricia Horner
January 06, 2015 06:54:43 PM

Mounting hardware often requires the use of unsightly screws and bolts. These items tend to take away from the professional and sleek appearance of the sign. Using screw covers is a great way to hide the unsightly hardware as well as add an aesthetic touch to the sign or display.


By: Alan McGee
December 30, 2014 05:04:12 PM

Local businesses have a tough time competing against bigger chains, no matter what industry they are in. For this reason, it is important that small businesses look for new and innovative ways to keep customers coming through their doors. One way to manage this is to have quality business signs. Too many businesses skimp when they are getting signs made, and this results in ugly, cheap looking signs that appeal to no one. Here are four tips that will help businesses attract customers through their signs.


By: Ryan Hughes
December 16, 2014 07:11:16 PM

Spacers allow you to space signage away from walls for a three-dimensional effect. These convenient PVC lengths allow bolts and other fasteners to pass through unobstructed and provide sturdy support to keep panels and letters hanging straight and looking professional. They also keep signs up and off the wall surface to reduce damage from contact.


By: James Prescott
December 09, 2014 07:12:08 PM

You don’t go to all the trouble and expense of having signs made for your business just so they will blend in with the decor like the flooring, furniture and the drapes...you want your signs to literally speak out loud, as if you were the one doing the talking, and in order for them to speak, they must first stand out and be noticed and seen. When you need for a sign to literally stand out, you can mount them by the projection method. The first consideration is the location of where the sign is going to be hung.


By: Amy Lee
December 02, 2014 05:43:59 PM

Stainless steel is used for many different things and it is a very popular metal. If you are on the fence about the metal to use for your cable system, be sure to look at the benefits of each that you are considering. Stainless steel comes with a large variety of benefits and it is used to make strong and durable cable systems.


By: Kent Pyle
November 26, 2014 04:58:42 AM

When you have dedicated the time and energy, not to mention the money for the right signs for your business, you want to do them justice by the manner in which they’re hung. In fact, the way a sign is hung will determine how good the sign looks, and it will either give the sign a look of professionalism or it won’t. With all the methods to hang signs out there, how can you be sure that the one you select will work the best to highlight your sign and give it the best exposure?


By: Freida Billman
November 24, 2014 08:24:17 PM

Are you looking for a simple way to mount letters to your project without being able to see the standoffs? The Quick Snap Letter System is the perfect way to do just that.


By: Carol Roberson
November 18, 2014 06:34:55 PM

Using individual cut-out letters on the exterior or interior of your business can make a great impression. Many people shy away from adding letters for fear the installation will be expensive, time-consuming and difficult. But, the Quick Snap Letter System makes creating signage from individual letters affordable, easy and fast.


By: Calvin Bradley
November 12, 2014 04:41:39 AM

Standoff sign mounting systems are becoming increasingly popular due to their pleasing appearance and aesthetic appeal. Within the standoff style, there are even more versatile options to consider depending on the type of sign that you are mounting and the effect for which you are seeking. The following are a few of the main styles to be considered for your signage needs.


By: Judy Brown
November 05, 2014 04:56:18 AM

When mounting the hardware for your signs, you should take the time to consider the material comprising the surface upon which the sign will be mounted. Unless you are going to be mounting your signs on thick hardwood surfaces or log cabin walls, you are going to need some extra support. The most common surface you would be mounting on would be drywall, which, by itself has difficulties holding a hole for anything weighing much more than an ounce. With drywall, you need to carefully consider the size and weight of your finished sign. If it’s lightweight enough, drywall anchors will suffice. Make sure you get the right size anchors to go with the hardware, and always begin by drilling a pilot hole, just under the diameter of the hardware screw. There are different types of drywall anchors, so check with a professional about the choices and which will work best for you.


By: James Tinney
October 28, 2014 05:08:28 PM

You can save your business time and money by making sure the design of your sign complies with your city’s sign ordinance before you make, build, install or display a sign at your business location. Owners of signs in violation of the sign ordinance are subject to prosecution and possible fines, and will result in more expense for the owner to have the sign revised or worse, redesigned and made all over again, from scratch.


By: Celia Hale
October 21, 2014 06:47:13 PM

A cable system provides you with a convenient, quick way to display items in your store, business or home library. Installing a cable system takes a moderate amount of time, but once you install it, it's easy to change displays quickly and add shelves as you need them in your environment.


By: Mark Davis
October 14, 2014 04:03:59 PM

When you want to add immediate “WOW!” to signs and posters, LED illuminated signs definitely fit the bill. Similar to light boxes, they employ light-up graphics which are printed on translucent materials, and they go a long way in increasing visibility and attention.


By: Robin Almeida
October 08, 2014 03:45:45 AM

Small businesses normally don’t have that much budget to allot for advertising. What they can rely on are the essentials of their small enterprise, such as the store signage, which actually rank second to TV advertising when it comes to attracting shoppers based on a past research done by the University of Cincinnati.


By: Tammy Jones
September 30, 2014 06:29:15 PM

Most businesses have signs in them. They are usually necessary for displaying information that lets people know where they are and conveys other important messages. There are a variety of ways of hanging signs, but you might prefer a frameless look over that of always have to have your signage in a frame. Standoffs are signage supplies that allow you to mount your signs without them necessarily having to be placed inside traditional framework


By: Diane Green
September 24, 2014 03:44:49 AM

In times past, a sign was a sign, was a sign. Someone took a flat surface, usually square-ish in shape, and painted information on it. This sign was then hung on a building or placed in a frame that allowed it to stand on or in the ground. Advancements in sign technology, from light-up signs, to neon, to digitization, have allowed advertisers and brand specialists to envision a world in which signage can almost scream “Look at me!” to potential customers.


By: Ryan Hughes
September 16, 2014 06:02:12 PM

When you need effective communication in a lobby or other space, there is no better way to do so than to put up a sign. Signs convey information about anything: where the ATM machine sits, what escalator goes up, and in those hard to see places, where the elevators on the floor of a skyscraper are located. When it is important to communicate something without a direct line of sight, a projecting sign makes all the difference.


By: Ramon Williams
September 09, 2014 04:16:21 PM

There are numerous surfaces upon which interior signage can be mounted, like stonework or brick, marble, hardwood, composite paneling, drywall and plaster. It’s important to identify the material that the surface is made of and its characteristics in terms of weight-responsiveness and porosity.


By: Maria Loomis
September 02, 2014 04:41:45 PM

Whether you own an individual store or have a spot in a shopping mall, the right signage and display can make all the difference. Signs should be clear and intriguing to ensure that customers passing by would want to stop and take a closer look.


By: Brian Fuqua
August 27, 2014 03:20:08 AM

While most signage is mounted flush to a surface or wall, there are many applications in which such a mounting method would prove ineffective and possibly devalue the sign’s ability to convey any and all information.


By: Margaret Watson
August 19, 2014 04:36:37 PM

A reception area of a business or organization by definition represents the highest traffic zone associated with the enterprise. Moreover, a reception area is the place where customers or clients, vendors, colleagues and others develop a first impression about a particular business or organization. A significant need exists for impressive and durable signage in a reception area.


By: Donald Simmons
August 12, 2014 04:08:14 PM

Companies take a lot of time and effort to design the interiors of their offices. When customers or clients walk in, they tend to subconsciously make their first impression by looking at the décor of the workplace. In order to make a positive impact, the first step comes with displaying an elegant looking signage of the company’s brand.


By: Joel Haines
August 05, 2014 04:37:52 PM

Quick Snap lettering and spacing offers numerous options for distinctive sign installation, with your choice of clear, gray, white or black non-threaded, high quality PVC spacers being made so that sign layering is possible. Signs that are multi-layered appear as sculpture and radiate a very artistic, stylish, fashion-forward ambience. Standoff spacers feature a diameter of ⅜” and are available in lengths ranging from ⅜” to just about four inches.


By: Arthur Martin
July 29, 2014 06:09:05 PM

Standoffs work beautifully to project signage from both interior and exterior walls, and rod and cable systems serve an invaluable purpose of suspending signs from overhead. Projection signs extend from walls to capture attention from oncoming traffic, and all serve a wonderful purpose in their own rite. Sometimes, there is a need for signage that will rest upon a surface like a shelf or table top, and that is when you can reliably depend on desktop table standoffs to do the work.


By: Cassy Williams
July 22, 2014 04:51:55 PM

Companies nowadays are increasingly resorting to the use of high quality devices for successful installation of signage in offices. Components like standoffs are highly durable and also look fantastic on signs displaying the brand name of the company.


By: Jerry Wiley
July 16, 2014 02:44:00 AM

In a business or office space, it is often good practice to keep things tucked away in an organized state. Lots of clutter can give customers a bad impression. Drawers, cabinets, and closets are all great places to store documents, materials, products, and anything else the business may regularly utilize. However, there are some things that may beneficial to display out in the open. Doing so on an attractive standoff shelving unit increases the positive exposure attracted by these particular items. The following are a few things to consider putting on display in your business office.


By: Jason Molina
July 08, 2014 04:27:44 PM

We are quite proud of our work at providing great-looking standoffs for your various signage in your office or building, but we also know that there are lots of signs out there that have yet to be made.


By: Shirley McDonald
July 01, 2014 05:31:40 PM

Many of us are familiar with trade shows. Some of us are very familiar with trade shows - like it's our way of life or something. We are always buying and setting up booths to promote our latest and greatest products, and we do some networking with others in our industry in hopes of establishing relationships and using each other for sales and referrals.


By: Christopher Day
June 24, 2014 06:11:22 PM

The reasons for having a sign or signs at your business are plentiful. A sign is the most effective, yet least expensive form of advertising for the small business. It is your introduction and handshake with anyone passing by, identifying your business to existing and potential customers. Signs are always on the job, working for you, advertising 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Most people say they judge the quality of the business by the quality of their sign.


By: Jessica Hanson
June 17, 2014 04:15:09 PM

If you own a business and you are interested in a unique and versatile way to display your products rod systems offer a contemporary solution. MBS offers a display rod system made of hard-wearing materials, with display holders and rod standoffs. This solution offers a means to display your products in the best way every time, unlike traditional shelving methods that often hide the true potential of your products.


By: Kimberly Ward
June 11, 2014 03:48:04 AM

We are quite proud of our standoffs that help add style and class to signage and to office or business environments. But we also quick to acknowledge that the standoff is not thought of as an accessory for signage - we know it's main connotation has to do with physical or mental confrontation.


By: Fred Simmons
June 03, 2014 04:38:55 PM

As you are well aware, our products are well-utilized around various forms of signage. Therefore, we love signs. We love the informative, the cautionary, the mandatory and the funny. Just about every kind of sign, we'd like to think, can be supported by one of our standoffs.


By: Roger Graham
May 27, 2014 05:13:30 PM

In order to bring in more customers to your business, you have to let them know where you are. Mounting an outdoor sign is not only a great way to attract customers, it’s also a good way to set your business apart from all of the other businesses out there as long as you mount your sign the right way. When mounting signs outside, you have to think about safety just as much as you think about the proper position.


By: Carolyn Nickles
May 20, 2014 06:26:53 PM

Business these days is even more competitive than ever, so it is even more essential that businesses of all sizes work with sign mounting professionals.


By: Sarah Willard
May 13, 2014 05:03:07 PM

Standoffs can last you a long time and help your signs look great for many years to come if you care for them properly. Since they are small, you don’t have to do much.


By: Albert Riggs
May 07, 2014 03:34:38 AM

Standoffs can make your signs and displays look more attractive and professional. However, not all standoffs look the same.You have many options in the types of standoffs you can choose.


By: Mary Williams
April 29, 2014 06:23:39 PM

Standoffs help you to create a professional display by including beautiful, polished hardware that gets noticed. Customers will see the glint of the metal, drawing in their eye, and they will be impressed by the sleek and sophisticated look that they create. Standoffs are perfect for displays throughout your lobby and your customer service areas. However, there are many other places you can use them in your business. Here are a few overlooked signs that standoffs can make look great:


By: Dave Prom
April 22, 2014 04:41:59 PM

While brand building is predominantly about enhancing the quality of products and creating memorable advertising campaign, keep in mind it can also refer to tweaks you can do at the office. With the right design upgrades made to your office, you can actually take your branding efforts on a different level and create a whole new personality for your business.


By: Barbara Anderson
April 15, 2014 04:00:49 PM

As we have been asserting here and elsewhere, a standoff can add a touch of class and dignity to any signs that you have in your office or place of business. A standoff can make the sign stand out and be noticed. But have you wondered, when looking at our extensive catalog, which standoffs would be right for you?


By: Samuel Wolf
April 08, 2014 04:19:07 PM

In most businesses, signage is vitally important. And that just might be one of the great understatements in the history of business! Signage is helpful to guide people to your business, help people on the outside identify your business and its location, and internal signage is important in letting customers know your menu, your service options, or even the people they might be dealing with as they work with your business.


By: Tammy Bills
April 02, 2014 03:16:25 AM

Creating eye-catching displays is important to connecting with your customers and promoting your products and services. Whether you are creating these displays in your own lobby or at trade shows and community events, they can help you increase sales and shift the focus to certain products and services.


By: Linda Sheppard
March 25, 2014 04:54:25 PM

Typography is one of those small touches that make a business stand out among its peers. Whether you are putting out an ad in the yellow pages or you're creating an online campaign for your company.


By: Debra Mount
March 19, 2014 03:13:33 AM

Signage solutions, whether these are suspended from the ceilings or wall-mounted, are critical to the operations of a clinic. These are in place not just for aesthetic reasons; signage solutions inform guests, patients and clients so that they can maximize their stay inside healthcare facility.


By: David Pearson
March 11, 2014 05:21:44 PM

Standoffs are classy looking metallic devices, which are used to secure signages made from wood, glass or acrylic panels. They are commonly used in commercial establishments like retails stores, hospitals, clinics, restaurants, canteens and offices. When you enter a large retail store, the first thing you would notice is the rows of shelves that are spread out in an equidistant manner across the entire store.


By: Cynthia Crowe
March 04, 2014 05:09:25 PM

While branding normally refers to various marketing activities that can be implemented in different media outside the retail store environment, keep in mind that it can also work within the store. What you can do is to tap into an interior branding project, which can come in different forms, types and budgets that can suit specific business needs and requirements. For example, retailers can refresh or put a new spin into retail store signage and announcements.


By: Nancy Camp
February 26, 2014 04:47:54 AM

Branding is a critical requirement when it comes to hospitality business including hotel management. The hotel name, the identity and overall packaging should serve at the front and center of the management’s strategic plan. With a carefully-woven branding and identity store, a hotel can provide a memorable hotel service that’s distinctive and value-laden.


By: Ronald Tucker
February 18, 2014 05:36:25 PM

You've seen those contemporary, stylish signs in hotels, restaurants, banks, retail stores and more, popping out from the walls and capturing your attention. Indeed more and more establishments are going for this type of signage because they are more visually appealing, not to mention beneficial in other ways too.

Why exactly should you opt to use standoffs for your own signs? How can these help your business?


By: Christine Nash
February 11, 2014 07:01:00 PM

The point of having a sign is to draw attention to your business, office or event. A great sign attracts attention but doesn't overwhelm the viewer. Your sign should contain the name of your event or business and be of an attractive color, with text in a color or font that stands out against the background.


By: Leroy Williamson
February 04, 2014 04:59:49 PM

A worker’s office is sacred space. Within that space, a person needs a great atmosphere—one that promotes work, reduces laziness and keeps a worker on their toes. Many offices have pictures, and are adorned with various certificates and memorabilia. But what makes an office decoration meaningful? What makes an office decoration effective, or even useful to the daily life of a worker?


By: Amy Hall
January 28, 2014 06:26:57 AM

An out of date, mismatched office not only looks aesthetically unappealing, but can turn off potential clients and customers. A tasteful, modern style can maximize one's office space and give a clean, professional appearance. Redoing one's office doesn't always need to be an expensive endeavor. Using a few simple tips and tricks, it is easy to turn a frumpy office into a modern, vibrant looking space.


By: Timothy Adams
January 21, 2014 05:15:53 AM

Signs are an important part of every business. They let people know who you are, what you sell, and they can convey important information about hours, days of business and a dozen other little things. However, standard signs are prone to a lot of problems, particularly from vandals. Whether it's rambunctious hoodlums or a heavy storm coming through though, it's entirely possible to find signs torn off and scattered far and wide. In order to stop this from happening, many businesses are investing in tamper proof standoffs for their signs, which can make it a lot more trouble than it's worth to mess with said signs.


By: Mary Wood
January 14, 2014 06:35:50 AM

Low morale can be the bane of any company. It reduces productivity, increases turnover, and can wastes a good deal of money each year.

One easy and inexpensive way to lift employees' spirits is to purchase desktop nameplates. While it seems like an insignificant matter a nameplate really goes a long way to boost morale.


By: Trey Bradbury
January 07, 2014 04:33:18 PM

There are many different applications a person can use to help them with their design projects. Some applications are better than others. Some are more user friendly than others. Finding the right application for what the person is looking for can be a hit and miss situation. Not everyone likes the same design project applications or think the same apps are user friendly. Sometimes it takes trying out more than one app to get the right one for what the person is looking for. 


By: William Eldridge
December 31, 2013 05:02:27 AM

The relationship between the human eye and the brain is fascinating. This relationship allows the color spectrum to be seen and experienced. Research suggests that introducing colors schemes into a work environment will improve employee productivity. http://www.mbs-standoffs.com uses color to create stimulating environments according to specific departmental responsibilities.


By: Stephen Dahl
December 17, 2013 04:50:10 PM

Most people completely take for granted how wonderful glass really is. Even though it dates back to at least the 3rd century BC, glass was a luxury item until the 20th century. It is a wonderful material that human beings use in so many facets of modern life. Whether you are in the car, at home or at work, glass is protecting you from the weather outdoors while giving you tremendous visibility. Here is a look at the interesting process that is used to manufacture glass.


By: Kaur Ravinder
December 10, 2013 07:47:53 AM

You only get one chance to make a first impression, and the signage in and around your business makes an impact on customers and potential clients. Make that impact a positive one by exploring unique ways to use signs, including eye-catching materials and colors and versatile mounting displays. Unique signs make your business stand out from the rest.


By: Elliott Alonso
December 03, 2013 04:41:00 PM

Brand identity is essential for businesses, and yet so many represent themselves with standardized signs and shelving units. Suspended systems provide the ability to make professional and unique images for any office or place of business. Suspended systems are also used with shelves to make one of a kind product displays.


By: Madeline Berg
November 26, 2013 06:26:04 AM

When displaying your sign, the right mounting system helps to create a perfectly showcased design. Wall mounts that offset the sign from the surface, suspension and cable systems or rod systems all offer unique and creative hanging and mounting solutions. The right mounting system helps with the effectiveness of the sign and adds to its overall appearance.


By: Evelyn Lemus
November 19, 2013 04:45:08 PM

Patrons visiting your facility or event need to quickly know where to go and what to do. A projected sign assists visitors by catching their eyes and helpfully directing them toward their designated area. From refined glass to durable plastic, there is a projected sign that works for any office, work space or event location.


By: George Smith
November 12, 2013 06:02:13 AM

Mounting units such as televisions or picture frames seem like a straight-forward job, but many pitfalls await the unwary handy man. One potential hazard is not taking the material of the wall into account. It is not just a matter of the wall being able to properly support the weight but whether it can do so without cracking, crumbling or other damage.


By: Timothy Collins
November 05, 2013 05:01:20 AM

Whether you are a small or large business owner, your business can benefit from one of the most trusted and proven methods of advertising-- signs. Banners and signs are the easiest ways to attract new customers. Learn more about this popular form of advertising, and how it can help your business.


By: Sandy McCabe
October 29, 2013 07:02:14 AM

Business professionals are busy people so choosing gifts that either decorate their desks or make their lives easier are always going to be solid options. The good news is that there are many options that will fit into many different budgets. Simply consider the person you are buying for, what they already have and the things that they could use to improve either their office or their ability to get things done efficiently.


By: Cheryl Ward
October 22, 2013 03:40:49 PM

When you're posting a sign in the neighborhood, on your property, or purchasing for a community project, there are many considerations you must make before you invest in a sign. These signs and standoffs are not cheap, and you want to spend your money wisely. Follow each step to make sure you are purchasing the right thing for your needs.


By: Tony Cole
October 15, 2013 06:15:38 AM

"Standoffs" is a term used to describe a new kind of signage. This signage is flexible, customizable, and fully tailored to each business owner's or individual's needs. Because of this, standoffs are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional signage. This short post will detail the ways that standoffs can help your business market in innovative ways your customers will love.


By: Annie Perry
October 08, 2013 03:51:20 PM

Most businesses make plans to reach new customers through advertising, free giveaways, social media or a website. As time goes on and the business struggles or thrives, adjustments are made to reach new customers. These plans sometimes include a detailed analysis of who the average customer is in order to find out how to most effectively reach that type of person.


By: Joel Watts
October 01, 2013 04:27:22 AM

Business is competitive:  That almost “goes without saying.”  Every businessperson wants his or her business to stand out and achieve awareness in order to attract new clients and customers as well as retain existing patrons of a product or service.


By: James Long
September 24, 2013 06:07:53 AM

A standoff is simply a fixture that holds a sign away from a wall, but it can also help enhance the sign’s appearance. Standoffs can be used whenever the client wants a fixed-position sign—no matter its size or shape—mounted to a flat wall surface (or, in some cases, a desk or display unit). Standoffs are often used in office reception areas, for example, to mount directory signage, collages of images or artwork to the wall. They are also frequently used to display large-format menus for restaurants and promotional signs for retail stores.


By: Jacqueline Ford
September 17, 2013 04:33:43 AM

As you well know, we are big fans of signage and making your particular signage stand out in class, dignity and elegance. As we were created to enhance signage for offices, office spaces, entire buildings and organizations, we have developed an affinity and appreciation for great signage, especially the signage that has garnered international recognition.


By: Jami Green
September 10, 2013 05:31:27 AM

Managing a healthcare facility isn’t just about the provision of medical facilities and technologies that can help patients and clients.


By: Catherine Anderson
September 03, 2013 03:13:01 PM

Have you ever thought about the difference between a painting and a sculpture? Beyond the obvious distinction between 2D and 3D, sculpture really has a way of reaching toward you, and chances are good that if you were to enter a room with both sculptures and paintings on the wall, such as what you would find in a museum, your eyes would most likely naturally gravitate to the sculptures first, and then to the paintings. So, it’s pretty safe to assume that by adding the element of depth, the likelihood of a thing being noticed is greatly enhanced.


By: Helen Jones
August 27, 2013 05:28:30 AM

Wayfinding signage is a must in any working environment. Whether you’re working in a busy office environment, or managing a growing primary school, you’ll need a set of wayfinding signage that can inform, guide and direct employees, guests and other residents. In short, business wayfinding signage can help in promoting improved customer engagement and build a brand. While it may sound like an easy project to undertake, keep in mind that certain requirements must be met. Here are three (3) critical requirements that must be in place when redesigning or even setting up a collection of new signage for your office.


By: Peter Goddard
August 20, 2013 07:27:23 AM

Signs are made to be seen. There’s no point in having a sign designed, and then manufactured, if you intend to keep it in a place where it can’t be seen, or where people won’t notice it. Signs don’t belong in drawers, or in corners - they should be displayed as if their sole purpose was to declare the existence of your business. But you can’t have people squinting in order to read your business’s sign, can’t you? You need clear, easily readable lettering, which means you need to think carefully about the colors you use for your sign.


By: Lois Martinez
August 13, 2013 04:48:21 AM

Building a sense of community and awareness among students can be a challenge if the school is serving more than a thousand students including employees, and a smart approach to signage management is not present. When awareness is at an all-time low and students are misinformed, then a rethinking of the school signage and announcement placements is in order. 


By: Carlton Lewis
August 06, 2013 03:34:07 PM

In a retail setting, signage is key. The customers need to know where to find what they need, and clear and helpful signs provide that guidance. Proper placement and display style are vital so that the signs and other postings are seen and appreciated. With standoffs as the hanging system, signs throughout the store look professional, have maximum versatility for change out on short notice, and mount everywhere they need to be, so as to be seen clearly.


By: Tony Filler
July 30, 2013 05:45:04 PM

Signs are objects, and like all objects, signs, over time, collect dust or become dingy, and you’ll want to keep them looking their best, so there are different ways to approach this quest.


By: Fred Barros
July 23, 2013 01:50:15 PM

There are many ways you can produce a stylish appearance for your signs, and on any type of budget. If you need a way to mount signs affordably, then why not take a look at aluminum standoffs as sign mounts? They offer the same rugged performance available from picture hangers at an affordable price.


By: Jane Madison
July 16, 2013 05:55:33 PM

Standoffs have created beautifully simple methods used to create modern, streamlined and stylish wall displays, in a large variety of spaces and applications.


By: Anthony Thomas
July 09, 2013 04:59:10 PM

Retail store management requires a creative mindset and a strong focus on the retail atmosphere to complete the retail store experience.


By: Mike Heidel
July 02, 2013 03:54:41 PM

Ask any professional sign maker or display marketer, and they will tell you that the three keys to success in business are:

1) Create every sign or display as if your business life depends on the client loving it...


By: John Nobles
June 25, 2013 07:05:42 PM

Not to oversimplify, but creating signs and displays is all about the precision with which you execute the sign's intended purpose. The sign can be simple, if the situation calls for simplicity, or it can be elaborate, if the need requires elaboration. The goal is to always perfectly achieve the goal of that sign or display. The reason why so many sign makers fall short of that lofty - but attainable - goal is that they fail to firmly grasp the purpose for the sign they are creating.


By: Robbie Fennell
June 18, 2013 06:43:48 PM

Designing your signs based upon the principals of color theory will help you and your signs succeed. Fortunately, the basics of color theory are relatively easy to understand.


By: Marilyn Osborn
June 11, 2013 05:21:24 PM

Travel-related technologies and innovations have improved through the years, helping commuters and travelers enjoy a satisfying and safe trip every time. With an increasing number of people traveling and commuting on a regular basis, the provision of real-time information and safety reminders has become more critical.


By: Jason Martinez
June 04, 2013 07:15:54 PM

The sign is part of every business’ sales team; while it might not speak a word, it says volumes about their business. When the rest of the staff clocks out at 5, the sign keeps working, day and night, 24/7, 365 days a year. The old saying is true: “A business with no sign is a sign of no business.”


By: David Reed
May 28, 2013 06:52:27 PM

Inexpensive standoffs, edge grips and suspended systems are examples of resources that can help modify and improve product displays and arrangements. Available in a variety of sizes and materials, these accessories make signage and markers management easier. While these parts have changed the way some signage and advertising are carried out, there are still a few business owners and managers who are still clueless on how standoffs and adjustable edge grips work and for what applications. Here are three (3) recommended projects where standoffs and adjustable edge grips are perfect fit.


By: James Jensen
May 14, 2013 08:17:40 PM

Options are available for whatever need you have for your sign display. Installing the standoffs are simple, but effective at the same time.


By: Dona Willard
May 07, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Three-dimensional signage is many steps above in terms of taste, and quality is immediately discernible. Equally evident is a company’s dedication to providing the very best, whether it be professional service and products, expert staffing, or maintaining image and standards of quality.


By: Gary Griffis
April 30, 2013 04:12:00 PM

Are you a business owner who is tired of spending money on replacement signs or advertisements? If so, aluminum standoff signs are going to help. By using standoff hardware you can protect your valuable signs from theft and vandalism.


By: Timothy Wilcox
April 23, 2013 05:09:00 PM

When you put something on display, whether it's a simple name plate on your desk or a photograph of your prize winning bass on the wall, you want to be sure that what's holding it up is solid.


By: Eve Sandoval
April 16, 2013 06:32:00 PM

In an increasingly competitive market, flat visual advertising is just that, flat. The one dimensional signage will not grab the attention of your target audiences senses anymore. Consumers are used to three dimensional, video, and interactive advertising so a single flat sign amongst the overwhelming marketing noise will get lost.


By: Jimmie Wesley
April 09, 2013 07:45:20 PM

Anyone that owns a business knows the importance of great marketing. In order to be successful, the business must have traffic; whether it is an online business or one that is in a physical location.


By: Clarence Lo
April 03, 2013 03:03:43 AM

Hanging signs from the ceiling of your business is a great option for advertising and promotion. If your business has a need to hang a sign or display, then consider a suspended cable system. This system will allow you to hang a sign is virtually anywhere on a ceiling.


By: Caleb Bowen
March 27, 2013 03:42:00 AM

When it comes to advertising your business or company, it is very important to have a sign that is quickly noticed.


By: Gary Freitas
March 19, 2013 08:00:26 PM

The term 'standoff' refers to display panels, artwork, lift glass on a table, and lobby signs. Edge grip standoffs are typically used for hanging signs, and are absolutely wonderful for those businesses that need a better way to display the company name.


By: Teresa Peel
March 12, 2013 05:56:20 PM

The point of having a sign is to draw attention to your business, office or event. A great sign attracts attention but doesn't overwhelm the viewer. Your sign should contain the name of your event or business and be of an attractive color, with text in a color or font that stands out against the background.


By: Robert Montoya
March 05, 2013 06:14:37 PM

Do you dare to take the sign challenge? Can you go inside any government office, retail shop, charitable organization, school, sports arena, restaurant or any other interior public place and not see at least one sign?


By: Mike Conti
February 27, 2013 04:51:36 AM

Many people probably haven't heard of a sign standoff. Nonetheless, they have likely seen dozens. Standoffs are a simple, modest, and professional way to display signs. They literally help a mounted object "stand off" the wall.


By: Francisca Poynter
February 19, 2013 07:19:00 PM

Years ago there was a funny "let's take on the establishment" popular song that got a lot of play. Yes, you guessed it, the title of the song was: signs! The premise being that signs are like moss on a Mississippi tree stump - everywhere!


By: Jeremy Booth
February 12, 2013 07:34:32 PM

My business partner is always full of investment ideas, but buying an office building was a new one. One that would have to be thought out in depth.


By: Henry Koch
February 05, 2013 08:45:49 PM

Very few small business owners realize the value of good signage. They look around and take the signs that they see hanging for granted. Well, quite honestly signs can make or break a business. They can be used to attract attention to your business but a cheesy looking sign or one that is not hung properly can actually make your business seem to lack professionalism and can make people shy away from your business.


By: Martha Boeding
January 29, 2013 05:13:47 PM

Attractive signs both facing the street or inside your place of business are an important part of advertising. They can help you lure in street traffic and perhaps gain a new life long customer. They can alert people inside your store to your capabilities by giving them a visual display. They can direct people to important parts of your building. They can also showcase your business's and employee's achievements. You could spend creative energy, money, and time designing the perfect signs for your place of business, but if they aren't hung well, you may have used all of those resources for nothing.


By: Benjamin Wesson
January 22, 2013 06:42:03 PM

Keep your screws safe, secure and professional looking with screw covers. Screw ends can make a piece of furniture or display look unfinished or unseemly, but screw covers cap the screw with a sleek stainless-steel disk that tightly holds in the screw for maximum safety and style. They are the perfect choice for the business mindful of appearances an safety, or the homeowner who prefers a clean visual atmosphere and low maintenance.


By: Charles Link
January 15, 2013 07:40:25 PM

Rather than attaching your signage directly to a building, try using aluminum standoffs to add a little dimension to the sign. Standoffs are like spacers made of aluminum, stainless steel or other materials that go between your sign and the building it is being hung on. Adding a space of one, two, three or four inches or more adds interest to your signage and makes it more noticeable to the public. Spacers or aluminum standoffs come in different diameters and lengths to support many different kinds and weights of signs.


By: Robert Farkas
January 08, 2013 06:38:34 PM

Most business owners will invest in signs to attract people to the product they are trying to promote. This is one of the best and cheapest investments that owners will invest in, but there is a very important part of the signs, which most people forget about. The only thing holding up those signs will be standoffs and depending on some factors, you should consider different types of materials they are made from. One of the factors will be the weight of your sign, most standoffs will be able to handle the weight load of your signs, but it is better to ensure they are strong enough.


By: AJ McGucken
January 04, 2013 08:09:00 PM

Standoff Systems are hardware items intended to secure and hold various types of materials that need to be mounted horizontally, vertically or suspended as required for display or exhibition. Items such as banners, photographs, paintings, glass panels, architectural panels, artwork and signs are among some of the application uses standoffs provide. Engineered with different load capacity and structural integrity standoff systems secure the display objects a specified distance from the connected surface.


By: Dave Fowler
January 02, 2013 04:27:53 AM

Standoffs are components used to space media at a predetermined distance from any given mounting surface. Typical applications would include mounting signs vertically on an interior wall, at a distance determined by design criteria and the particular standoff system used. The primary components of the system, are barrels and standoff caps.


By: Anya Chambers
December 11, 2012 07:26:17 PM

You might be wondering when is the best time to use a special standoff when you are doing a new installation, but there are actually many instances when you can use a special standoff and get great results. This means that you can customize your installations when you are trying to have a little bit more space between a lower surface and the top of the object that is going on top of your standoff.


By: Linda Hicks
December 04, 2012 05:24:14 PM

One of the hottest trends in the sign and display field today is the use of wall set standoffs. It is impossible today to walk into an office building without seeing some form of glass signage that is being used in conjunction with a wall set standoff kit. Standoffs typically feature a circular barrel that is affixed to the wall via a wall anchor and screw. They are produced in a variety of heights and diameters to provide for differing applications. The signage substrate sits on top of the barrel and is then secured by means of a cap that screws into the threaded barrel.


By: Maria Erwin
November 27, 2012 06:22:53 PM

Edge grip standoffs are a great way to make everything you install much more safe and easy to get around in the house. That means that you can put in very nice items in your home that can be protected by the edge grip standoffs.


By: Charles Bahe
November 20, 2012 06:21:12 PM

Available in a number of different varieties, including hinged, screw covers are frequently used to give home improvement projects and woodwork a more finished and elegant appearance. Made from materials that include plastic/PVC, vinyl, zinc-plating, cork, and more, screw covers can be used in many different types of projects, indoors and outdoors, to give the finished project greater visual appeal. In damp climates and outdoor situations, they can also help prevent unsightly rusting and protect the screw head from other damage.


By: Lauri Sloat
November 13, 2012 05:19:39 PM

Hanging signs have a unique look to them, and they really catch the eye of people passing by. Hanging signs are prominently displayed and help to easily identify the business they are representing. Hanging signs can have a vintage look or modern look or whatever type of look a particular business is looking for. Hanging signs are a great way to draw attention to a business.


By: Terra Bryant
November 07, 2012 04:38:19 AM

Standoff signs are a modern signing option which creates a lasting, professional impression on your customers. Standoffs are made in slightly different ways than traditional signs, but the process is easy to explain with a few simple steps.


By: Cathy Charron
October 30, 2012 05:14:03 PM

The standoff got its name from the unique way it is mounted to a wall or surface. Rather than being mounted flat or hanging from a wire or post, the standoff system uses small metal posts to hold the sign out from a flat surface. These posts resemble a piece of hardware called a standoff, which is used to separate parts from each other in manufacturing some electronic and mechanical systems.


By: Wendy Pena
October 23, 2012 06:08:13 PM

The simple square standoff fastener is a hardware assembly that is used to create space between two objects. The standoff is available in a variety of sizes, shapes and materials. It is both decorative and functional. Stainless steel standoffs are a popular choice.


By: Kristy Fisher
October 16, 2012 05:55:09 PM

If you want to screw into your drywall to attach it to the frame you have several options depending on what you are attaching the drywall to. All you will need are drywall screws and a screwdriver.