Sign & Digital Graphics

January '17

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66 • January 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S ARCHITECTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL Standoffs lend a clean, professional look to otherwise boring room number signs. (Image courtesy of Erie Custom Signs) Using standoffs can eliminate the need for mounting images behind glass or acrylic. (Image courtesy of Pizazz Display Systems) Wood is becoming a popular backing material for many applications, which, together with standoff-mounted acrylic, makes for an attractive sign. (Image courtesy of Erie Custom Sign) hardware as needed if parts become dam- aged or obsolete in a particular signage scheme. "It's as simple as unscrewing the standoff caps and removing the sign to have it replaced," says Flores. From a maintenance perspective, a standoff system requires attention to ensure that the mounts remain sturdy and the display is clean and visible. Like anything that is on display, standoff sys- tems should be kept pristine and tidy so as not to lose their effectiveness. "It's important to explain that in busy traffic areas (these displays) crack with people touching or leaning on them and that it's best to recommend a thicker material to help prevent this," suggests Flores. "We also offer tamper-proof standoffs to help prevent theft of certain signs. The usual care and maintenance is just cleaning the signs with typical soap and water." Pountney recommends that mainte- nance be evaluated based on the materi- als that are used, adding that "Our advice would vary depending on the materials used and location of the display. For example, acrylic panels should be cleaned with a special acrylic cleaner—not a gen- eral purpose spray or glass cleaner as they could cause the acrylic to discolor. The standoffs themselves should only require dusting." Each manufacturer prides itself on the benefits of its offerings. At Gyford, for example, "the hand finish that we put on the parts will look the same," says Howard. "We often hear from custom- It's important to explain that in busy traffic areas (these displays) crack with people touching or leaning on them and it's best to recommend a thicker material to help prevent this.

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