Sign & Digital Graphics

January '17

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64 • January 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S ARCHITECTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL sure the proper amount of hardware is used for the weight of the material being mounted and the proper finish is used for the installation site." The end result of a successful standoff sign is one that eliminates any concern for the user and shows off an appealing display to viewers. Adding the Elements The materials that are included in a standoff system can vary based on the nature of the project. For example, Pizazz offers standoffs in aluminum, brass and resin. "All parts can be mixed and matched, because their thread dimensions and specifications are consistent," says Pountney, adding that it's important "to ensure that the standoffs used have the enduring quality required for at least the life of the display." Often the selection of materials is based on what is aesthetically pleasing with the theme of the display; match- ing the color of the hardware and caps, or using stainless steel for a sleek, mod- ern appearance. In other situations, the An attractive wire and rod gallery system integrates seamlessly with standoffs in this unique wayfind- ing display. (Image courtesy of Gyford StandOff Systems) The recently remodeled lobby in the Denver Water headquarters building now showcases area reservoirs in this display of eight acrylic image panels (3' x 5' x 1⁄4") mounted to the wall using standoffs to add dimension, highlights and a bit of shadow to the presentation. TaCito Design prepared the images for this display. (Image courtesy of Pizazz Display Systems) (Image courtesy of Metomic Corporation)

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