Signs of the Times - July 2013 - (Page 40)

NEW PRODUCTS By Steve Aust Send information about new products to: Product Showcase: Sign Hardware Lind Media Co. Wall Frames Ornamental Post & Panel Panel-Sign Hardware Ornamental Post & Panel (Pineville, NC) manufactures various posts and bases for exterior, post-and-panel signs; blade-sign holders; flag-mounting displays, and other signinstallation components. Offerings include: • Decorative sign-panel posts, which are available in 2.375-, 3- and 4-in. diameters, up to 9 ft. tall; • Hanging- or paddle-style blade holders which, depending on the model, support panels up to 9 in. tall and 4 ft. long; • Wayfinding displays that include single- and double-post models, both of which support sign panels up to 3 ft. long; • Banners frames, which accommodate soft-sided displays up to 10 x 10 ft.; • Square and rounded, post-and-panel frames; • And, banners poles and arms, hanging brackets (which may be mixed and matched with the company’s decorative posts), finials and related installation accessories. The company offers a 52-page catalog, which may be downloaded from its website, that outlines product features and specs, with supporting images. (704) 376-8111; Fasnap Banner Fasteners Fasnap Corp. (Elkhart, IN) produces D-rings, webbing buckles and other types of metal hardware for banners and other, wall-mountedsign installations. Offerings include D-rings 1 to 2 in. wide; sheetmetal and rolled-rim grommets; quick-release webbing buckles, snap hooks and carabineers; padeyes; and T-nut fixtures. All hardware is sold in quantities of 100. (800) 624-2058; 40 SIGNS OF THE TIMES / JULY 2013 / Lind Media Co. (Mansfield, OH) sells BannerSpring, a patent-pending system designed for wall-mounting vinyl banners, signage and other framed graphics. The stainless-steel, mounting and tensioning device maintains a wrinkle-free surface without ropes, grommets or similar fasteners, the company reports. On banners or signs up to 4 x 10 ft., the installer pulls the BannerSpring padded-hook tips through small protrusions at 2-in. intervals around the sign’s perimeter before releasing each spring to create constant pressure. The system requires one BannerSpring per corner and one for each linear foot around the perimeter. For example, a 3 x 8-ft. banner would require 14 fixtures. According to the company, the system’s openhook tips allow simple removal and signface changeovers. The company also offers BannerFrame, a lightweight, stainless-steel molding that conceals BannerSpring hardware. According to the company, a cordless drill, a tape measure and appropriately sized screws are the only necessary tools. For single-sheet billboards, the company offers PosterSpring as an adhesive-free installation option for single-sheet, polyethylene billboard posters. The system functions similarly to BannerSpring. (419) 522-2600; E.L. Hatton Grommet Tabs E.L. Hatton Sales Co. (Wellington, OH) offers Banner Ups® adhesive-grommet tabs. According to the company, the tabs are stronger than grommets because they spread wind load over a larger surface area. In wind-tunnel tests, Banner Ups withstood sustained winds up to 70 mph, the company reports. The tabs stick to scrim vinyl, polyethylene, polypropylene and other common banner surfaces. The company also offers white and clear PowerTabs®, which allow shops to produce banner blanks in their own shops (quantities of 100 and 500 are available); BravoTabs® transparent banner tabs; and EdgeTabs, clear fixtures that complement PowerTabs when more fasteners are required along banner edges. Banners Ups are sold in quantities of 100 or 1,000; all other fasteners are sold in quantities of 100 to 500. (800) 869-9601;

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times - July 2013

Signs of the Times - July 2013
ST Update
Technology Update
Vinyl Apps
Strictly Commercial
Lighting Techniques
The Moving Message
Technology Review
Technology Review
Design Matters
New Products
Vehicle Graphics Contest Entry Form
Public Displays of Affection
Electric-Sign Company 1 on 1’s
Screenprinting for Signmakers
A Century of Going Places
Industry News
Advertising index
Editorially speaking

Signs of the Times - July 2013