For the last seven years Tecno Display has been exporting its collection of pre assembled glass display showcases to Canada. Since the requirements for display showcases are similar to the US in Canada it makes much sense for a manufacturer to expand across the border. Canada has a healthy economy and there is a good demand for glass showcases in the different parts of the country. The number of domestic Canadian display showcases companies is limited as are the designs and technical capacities. Based on a substantial volume the costs of exporting to Canada are reasonable and the transportation time short. The institutional market is strong in Canada and the needs for display showcases very diverse. All that is required to expand in Canada is a good established distributor with a solid network of sales persons located in the different provinces of Canada.
For years fluorescent and halogen lighting were the way to install lights in counter jewelry showcases. The result were not very satisfactory. Fluorescent lighting was too bright within the top glass display area of the showcase. Halogen lighting while accentuating the colors and contrasts of the jewelry on display was uneven and yellowish in tone. Fortunately over the last five years the lighting industry has come up with numerous LED products that can be easily fitted to illuminate the jewelry cases glass area. They essentially come in three forms that will provide different intensities of LED light in the jewelry showcases. LED flexible strips with tiny LED bulbs can be attached most everywhere directly on the glass. Thin and light weight cylinder tubes going anywhere from two feet in length to seven feet may be installed in the glass display area front or back side of the jewelry showcase. This will depend on how the showcase is being built: glass to glass construction or with metal framing. Lastly different shapes and models of small LED poles with one watt or three watts LED light bulbs are available on the market to bring accent lighting inside the jewelry showcase. All and all LED lighting has become pretty much the norm for jewelry cases nowadays.
Pedestal displays have one thing in common. Their glass display section sits on a large and tall solid wood pedestal. With such a vast surface available to be finished a manufacturer has many options and choices available to him. The most conventional way to finish a glass top pedestal cabinet is to laminate it. Nowadays many laminates are available on the market but the end effect is fairly flat. Staining a solid wood glass top pedestal cabinet will make it look more vibrant and warmer. Adding up some molding work and doing a two tones stain job on the pedestal base cabinet will create a unique, intriguing feel. A manufacturer may also choose to apply mirror panels on each side of the pedestal base. Artistic tile with its immense variety of colors, designs, styles can also be installed on the pedestal base stand. Metal plates such as copper, brass, silver that may be emulsion treated are another possibility. Depending on the environment, décor, budget very many different looks of glass top pedestals can be completed.
Wall display showcases are traditional and consistent in the way they are built. A top canopy, a bottom base, glass panels in the back and sides, two sliding doors in the front and metal framing to join the panels. A new concept of frameless wall display cases has been introduced slowly on the market the last couple of years. The luxury giftware industry and the jewelry trade are starting to use them in their upscale locations. The absence of vertical metal framing typical of the new wall display showcase look allows for the full vision of the products inside. The back panel of the wall showcase is made of extra thick solid wood and a deep groove is made for the back of each tempered glass shelf to fit in. Each shelf is fully inserted in the groove and strong adhesives are utilized to firmly keep it in place. The effect is surprising. It looks like the glass shelves are just suspended in the air within the large wall display showcase.
Schools are always in need of display showcases for the many areas where they have to organize documents, notices, display awards, memorabilia or artifacts. Since the free standing towers and wall display cases schools are using are placed in high traffic areas they should be built sturdy and easy to maintain. Tempered glass, high pressure laminates and high quality hardware will help in the process. They will avoid breakage of the glass and scratches on the cabinetry. Display showcases for schools have an industrial look of their own. They are what one may call generic since overtime they will be used to many ends and for different purposes. The actual trend is to build wall display cases for schools in very large size to accommodate more and more items.
Retail stores, museums and exhibit areas are using solid pedestal bases with a glass display area on top and a lockable door. Pedestal displays with lights are the most frequent. When the glass top display area is covered by a solid top canopy the one way to lit up the display is to install the electrical and light bulbs inside the top cabinet. You will also notice that some pedestal display with lights have a top all in glass. Display showcases manufacturers will then opt for LED pole lights. The light fixtures can be installed directly on the solid deck of the glass area preferably in the corners. Commonly the manufacturer will install two to four pole lights in the glass area. They will produce a sharp and focused type of lighting. Pedestal displays with lights will enhance the look and unicity of any object they showcase.
Finding quality made glass display cases is not an easy task. Most of what you see online are standard mass produced glass cases with an inexpensive industrial utility look.Most consumers and retailers have become budget driven and the response of display cases manufacturers has been less than adequate in general. All look so blend and generic. Exception ought to be made to the few domestic glass cases manufacturers left. Each of them maintains its own style, quality standards and expands continuously their line of products. They are the ones developing the new trends and setting the bar higher in the field of display cases manufacturing.
Most glass display are designed to showcase some common categories of items. They are built to be installed in specific areas such as against a wall or on top of a counter. Free standing display towers are the exception. Manufactured with wheels under the base cabinet they can be easily moved around or elevated on top of a platform for higher visibility. The retail store manager may choose to place his free standing display tower next to the front entrance of the retail space, right next to a front window, against a short angled wall or standing alone in the center of the store. Free standing display towers of similar design may also be grouped together. In this configuration they will be perfect to display different lines of collectibles or jewelry next to each other. Free standing display towers have a way to categorize and individualize the contents inside. Since glass display towers are available in square, rectangular, round and hexagonal shapes they can fit in any space that would be left useless otherwise.
Many standards can be considered when trying to gauge the overall quality of a given glass display case. However some basic criteria come into play. Quality raw materials should it be the glass, wood material or hardware are indispensable. A careful assembly by skilled craftsmen in a clean and organized environment is synonymous with quality. This involves the knowledge and proper use of the appropriate tools and machinery. A stable workforce with a strong team spirit is of great help since it will add the consistency factor to the final quality of the production. Needless to say that the rigid application of all the checks and steps of the final quality control is the ultimate guarantee that the product will reach the end user in the best condition.
Wood display showcases are always noticeable for the warmth they project within any decor, surrounding. Since they are made of wood their natural look will come out strongly. Since many stain finishes can be applied to the sanded wood surfaces the appearance of wood showcases will drastically change using one stain or another. For example the same design will much change should it be maple or cherry stained. Many styles of wood display cases are available from modern, streamline looking to the classical and ornamental group. Additionally from simple to elaborate moldings can be applied to the front face and sides of wood showcases. Crown moldings are frequent on the front and smaller patterns of square and round moldings are added here and there to harmonize the look of a wood display case. Detailing, timeless beauty, richness and warmth are the essential qualities of well made wood display cases.
As a retailer or store designer trying to source a glass display showcases manufacturer there are many options to consider. When looking for an original cabinet finish and a variety of showcases designs to achieve a specific look you should turn to a domestic glass display cases manufacturer. Their website and catalog will include different categories of glass showcases that will cover your multiple displaying needs should it be tower cases, wall showcases, jewelry showcases, cash counters and shadow boxes. For each model the manufacturer will specify the different sizes available, the options that can be added and the selection of cabinet finishes. By the same token available customization will be stated. A reliable glass manufacturer will inquire about your specific needs, what you are planning to use the showcases for, the price ranges of your different lines of merchandise. Your budget, the look and proper design you want to complete should be discussed with your experienced display case manufacturer.
Depending on the space configuration of commercial spaces cash counters should be flexible and easy to move around. They should be adaptable to all kinds of uses such as cash wraps, tables, storage units, information centers. In order to do so manufacturers are offering standard cash counters where a number of options can easily be added. Ledges, check writing areas, pull out trays, multiple open shelving, lockable storage, compartments for your computer terminals are only a few. Compact and modular cash counters versions are available to satisfy different spaces dimensions. From the small utility cash counter to the large curved and sophisticated cash wrap there are many to choose from. For structural integrity and durability pre assembled cash counters are highly recommended. A user friendly fixture is always preferable since many employees will use it over time. Cash counters in more ways than one act as a piece of furniture central to the image of the space they fit in.
The long time collector is always looking for the perfect glass trophy showcase to group the highest number of collectibles and at the same time keep them visible. A quality made trophy case will help keeping all the memorabilia secure, clean and organized. As we know the more we accumulate the hardest it is to find things. A well designed glass trophy showcase with multiple adjustable shelving will allow the collector to group specific collectibles that belong to the same collection and therefore identify them properly. A full vision trophy case with minimal cabinetry will enable any collector to showcase more items and keep them visible by the same token. Since most trophy display cases are built as wall units they can be manufactured as wide as five feet. With the addition of the LED lighting in the top canopy and on the side of the trophy case all the memorabilia and collectibles can show distinctly and to their best.
Glass display cases are large and delicate items and are to be shipped using the appropriate kind of packaging. Most companies will choose to lay the display case on a pallet and to crate it using what is called a wood skeleton packaging. Then the glass display case will be shrink wrapped to protect it from the dust and humidity. Padding and inside protection is always added to protect the cabinetry of the display fixture. This kind of crating is light, efficient and easy to dispose of once you are receiving your showcase. Since the glass panels are the most sensitive part of any display showcase it is a good idea to check first for any glass breakage upon receipt. Then you may want to have a look inside of your showcase through the clear shrink wrapped plastic. If and when all is satisfactory you should slowly dismantle your skeleton crating to free the glass display showcase. Once done it should be lifted or wheeled out of the pallet. Once on your floor you should take away the plastic shrink wrap covering the cabinet and glass portion of your new display case. Give your display fixture a good final cleanup and it should be ready to use.
Free standing tower cases are the choice when it comes to flexibility. They can fit pretty much anywhere and are available in many shapes and sizes. Some standard tower cases are all glass from top to bottom with only a thin base cabinet and a narrow top canopy. This will allow for multiple glass shelves and ample displaying. Other free standing towers are built with a tall base cabinet at the bottom with either a lockable storage compartment or open shelving. Brochures, catalogs, prospectus may be organized within the shelving of the tower case. Convention centers and receptions areas do utilize this type of free standing towers effectively. Inside the glass top half they can showcase artwork, memorabilia, commemorative items while at the bottom all the information connected to them is readily available. In this case the free standing tower has the value of an information center.