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How to Display Your Trophies and Memorabilia

Counter top cases, glass top pedestals, large wall glass display cases are available to display all kinds of collection of trophies. Individual collectors, associations, groups, schools and universities will purchase them to group together their recognition items. What used to be called collectibles cases now falls under the wider category of trophy cases. When considering buying a glass trophy case one should take into account the number and sizes of the items to be displayed now and project as well what they are planning to add up to the group. When needing a vast amount of glass display area wall glass trophy cases are highly recommended. The wall trophy showcases may be as wide as seven feet and as tall as eighty inches. With their multiple fully adjustable shelves they will accommodate most large collections. On the other hand glass top trophy pedestals are best to show a unique large trophy or commemorative piece. Manufacturers are supplying many trophy showcases models for the recognition industry.

Window Display Cases

Attracting the walking traffic is essential for retail stores. Architects have understood this well. In most shopping centers and newer buildings the front windows go all the way from ceiling to floor. In return this gives a lot of flexibility to store planners and designers as to what types of displays to use in the open window space. Depending on the size and shape of the given window different styles of glass display showcases may be appropriate. The dilemma is to show as much merchandise to the outside traffic without blocking the view inside of the store. Glass top pedestals on legs or a solid cabinet are probably the best way to reach this goal. Suspended glass shadow boxes using metal cables enables to highlight significant items without creating a wall effect within the window. All see through wall cases with minimal cabinetry is another alternative. Since the merchandise displayed in the windows will be accessible from within the inside of the retail space the window has the function of a promotional and sales space.

Glass Trophy Cases with Staggered Shelves

Glass display showcases manufacturers are looking at the institutions such as schools, universities, government agencies as a primary market. Since funds are regularly allocated in their budget for display showcases it is a sure and predictable brand of customers. Institutions are predominantly interested in wall glass trophy showcases. Since they have the space readily available they will be looking for very tall and wide showcases. This will translate into large glass display areas with multiple and fully adjustable glass shelving. The items to be displayed in these sizeable glass trophy cases are of very many different sizes and building the glass areas with staggered glass shelves makes sense. The result is more openness and a better showing of each individual item. The glass trophy showcase ends up not looking too crowded. Typically you will have the narrowest shelf at the top which in turn allows the lighting in the top canopy to circulate all the way to the bottom of the glass area. Staggered glass shelves trophy cases are very geared to institutions needs.

Cash Counters and Glass Display Area

Retail stores, reception areas, convention centers, museums and institutions are all using very wide cash counters. It is common to see cash counters as wide as seven to twelve feet. Some are straight and linear while others are curved. Cash counters have different functions. They serve as desks where you keep your paperwork in order, as the area where you do your bookkeeping, the place where you may display brochures and literature. Since large cash counters are manufactured with multiple drawers and shelving this is where most of the everyday needed supplies are stored. Glass display area with glass shelving may be incorporated within the cash counter. This can be done in different ways: the center of the cash counter is all solid and on each side there will be a fully visible glass area from bottom to top. Another option is to have the glass display area right in the center of the cash counter below a solid top. Having a glass display and a cash counter all in one has many advantages. Everything is concentrated in a single location and may be handled by one or two individuals.

Looking for Glass Cases on Manufacturer’s Websites

Organization, clarity, details and an accurate representation of what is available are key factors on any glass display showcase manufacturer’s website. The purchase of a display showcase is significant in a number of ways. First you are trying to decide on a large size item that you will be using for many years. Secondarily the display case has to fit the exact use you are looking for. Lastly the value must be there: you want a good quality product that will last at a price that makes sense. Established manufacturers can be spotted quickly on the internet. Their website feature clean and professional photos of each of their glass display cases. Front views, back views, side views and selected photo shots of detail areas are necessary to make the correct and appropriate choices. Close shots of the cabinets wood finishes and laminates help tremendously in as well as close ups on the hardware and locking mechanisms. All and all this adds credibility and legitimacy to the manufacturer’s production. On the other hand the buyer is better informed and feels safer to purchase their glass cases.

Economical Glass Top Pedestals

Convention centers, airports information kiosks, retail outlets, art galleries, corporate headquarters are featuring more and more glass top pedestals in their exhibits and display areas. They are an efficient, practical and economical way to showcase relevant and unique items of any and all relevant industry. After all a glass top pedestal is nothing more than a glass cube attached to a solid square or rectangular base. All standard glass top pedestals are quick and easy to manufacture. They are inexpensive to ship, easy to unpack and receive and take minutes to install. They can be set up individually or in groups and can accommodate a wide variety of objects. Most are made of tempered glass and are lockable therefore guaranteeing total safety. Highly visible, easy to move around and flexible of use they can be kept for many years. They are definitely a favorite of space designers and planners.

Convenience Stores and Display Cases

More often than not you will end up walking in a convenience store looking for the last minute item that you just forgot. Categorizing the multitude of items is often done with the help of glass display cases. They may be wall hung shadow boxes, wall showcases, free standing towers or different sizes of counter cases displays. Since many convenience stores are open around the clock glass display cases will help keeping the merchandise clean and safe also. Counter display cases installed on a cash counter make the contents highly visible to the consumer while making it easy for the clerk to get hold of them. In addition signage can easily be added on the top cabinet of any display case for immediate product identification. There are many standard display cases available on the market that can be supplied with halogen or LED lighting and that are easy to maintain.

Quality Glass Display Cases Will Make You Look Best

During tough economic times where spending is low and competition is tight retailers ought to look their best in order to grab the few consumers still ready to buy. Fully remodeling your store or only part of it with newer glass display cases will give a fresher and more attractive look to your space. Then let’s face it : in difficult times you need to put all the cards on your side. New glass display cases will vastly improve the presentation of your merchandise. From the outside they will project a feeling of success and prosperity. About every consumer is systematically attracted by innovation, choice and good merchandising. Slower business times are an excellent opportunity for any retailers to rethink their business ways. The doors are opened to update the décor of retail spaces and to purchase new glass display cases that are visually more appealing, more functional and easier to operate on a day to day basis.

Free Standing Optical Tower Cases

The conventional way to display optical glasses frames is to line them up and hang them on metal supports along the wall. While this method saves a lot of space it does show correctly individual frames. More and more optical store retailers are starting to display their better collections in free standing glass display towers. In fact round display cases are very effective. Since most of them have fully adjustable glass shelves one can add up multiple shelves to increase the number of items to be showcased without decreasing the visibility of each. The main advantage of glass display towers is that they can be moved around at will. Walking traffic can also move around them at will and they potentially can create centers of attention within the retail store. They will make any optical frame highly visible and easily reachable for the salespersons. Specific collections may be grouped together on individual shelves for better brand identification. Installing a free standing glass tower by the front window of a retail store is a sure way to attract traffic within the showroom area.

How to Maintain Your Glass Display Showcases

The purchase of a glass display showcase is a onetime significant investment. Retail store owners, museum exhibits directors, space designers know that all too well. Indeed the choice of the right glass display cases manufacturer is essential. Construction reliability, components quality and longevity are the key factors. Once this has been attained the regular maintenance of the display case and cabinets is significant. One should familiarize himself with all the components of what the showcase is made of, what they are, how they work, how to carefully use them and how to clean them, keep them in working order. Also which mechanisms to check periodically. This should be done as soon as the display showcase is received. This information is readily available on any established manufacturer website. In case of any doubt it makes all the sense to call the company’s technical department or customer service to get a clear picture.

Door Systems on Glass Showcases

Since the width of free standing glass tower cases can go anywhere between fourteen to twenty two inches display showcases manufacturers will invariably mount lockage glass hinged doors on them. On the other end wall glass showcases may measure from thirty inches to seven feet in width. In some instances when the glass showcase is forty inches or less end users may require a couple of hinged doors to be installed in the front. The overall reason for this is to avoid the look of the two overlapping doors in the center front of the glass showcase. This option is functionally acceptable since neither of the two doors is too heavy. The issue here is to minimize the pressure and stress on the top and bottom door hinges. Consequently it is easy to understand why any wall case over forty eight inches wide should be manufactured only with sliding glass doors. When over twenty four inches the whole mass of glass tends to be top heavy. Hinged doors would be hard to open and the continuous stress on the hardware and frame of the glass showcase may cause them to fall.

Refacing Display Cabinets

With time solid wood and laminated display cabinets will start showing wear and tear. Some retailers will choose to replace their cabinets with new ones. Others will try to have them resurfaced. The second option only applies to the part of the cabinets that are fully visible. Resurfacing has to economically make sense since the whole operation is labor intensive and requires attentive, detailed, experienced workmanship. The removal of the old laminate or the filling of gaps, marks in as well as the removal and cleaning of the adhesives are very time consuming. Extensive sanding is always required. Considering laminated cabinets the cutting of new strips, edge banding and gluing may prove itself cost prohibitive. Multiple strips of small dimension may have to be cut and glued to replace existing ones just like putting a puzzle together. One should know that the restore raw surface of any given cabinet is never as clean as when new. Residues of all kinds may still persists diminishing the adhesion process and results of the new laminates on the existing cabinets. At the end it comes to an equation between purchasing new cabinets and the total labor costs involved in resurfacing them.

Glass Top Displays

Simple glass top displays are common to showcase dolls, trophies, memorabilia, large collectibles. They are square and rectangular shaped and five or six sided. When six sided glass top display have a single door that can be lifted or a sliding door. They can be manufactured as table top displays or incorporated together with a solid pedestal base. When the glass top is manufactured altogether with the glass top they are called glass top pedestals. These are free standing, with different heights, width and depth. They are perfect to display a unique piece such as artwork, sculptures, precious documents, high end crystal ware etc.... Different styles of lighting can be installed within the Glass top display area such as LED metal poles or side track lighting. Most of the electrical and wiring are installed inside the wood base which keeps the clear look of the display area. Glass top displays are multi functional and can be seen everywhere.

The Installation of a Wall Shadow Box.

Wall hung shadow boxes can vary much in size. From an eighteen wide shadowbox to a six feet wide there is much difference when devising how to install them. Small shadow boxes should be leveled against the wall and then screwed carefully to the studs of the same wall. The screws or nails should not be visible but instead drilled inside the top and bottom cabinets. Large size wall mounted shadow boxes should be installed by a professional or handyman. Their size and weight will require a bit of studying. When installed up and against a wall not only do they need to be attached but base support is absolutely necessary. The mere weight of the wall hung shadow box will create a lot of stress of the structure of the glass case and may damage it. By using metal L brackets under the base of the shadow box one will reduce this pressure and avoid the shadow box falling off. Of course each situation is different which is why a good handyman is highly recommended.

How to Finish the Deck of Your Jewelry Showcase

Some fifteen years ago it was very common to see mirrored decks on most glass jewelry showcases. Then as things got more refined the deck of the glass display area became finished the same way as the rest of the cabinets. However now you will see mostly fabric covered floor boards on the deck of all glass jewelry showcases. A wide range of colors, materials, textures, thickness is available when looking at fabrics. They will create a warm contrast between your overall cabinetry finish and the category of jewelry you are planning to display. Fabric covered floor boards can be easily installed, removed for clean up and dusting off or replacement. By the end of the day when removing their jewelry from their glass case most jewelers will just lift the whole floor board and place it in their safe. Floor boards offer an infinite array of variations for the glass display area and are common everywhere.