Hanging Sign Hardware For Retail Display Windows

Hanging and changing ceiling signs can be tedious and sometimes dangerous. However, it doesn’t have to be with the proper banner hanging system.

At Ceiling Outfitters®, we’ve solved these challenges for retailers by offering the hanging sign hardware needed to easily hang ceiling signs and displays without the danger or hassle associated with the traditional sign hanging process.

Hanging Ceiling Signs on a Magnetic Surface

The easy-to-use Magnetic Sign Hanging System from Clik-Clik™, is perhaps the most popular solution for working with magnetic surfaces and requires the use of only a few special tools:

  • The ClikMagnet™ is a permanent neodymium magnet that connects the sign to a magnetic surface like drop and open-beam ceilings.
  • The innovative connecting cord, LoopLine™, replaces traditional sign hanging string, rope and wire. Made from repeating two-inch loops, LoopLine is easy to measure, cut and with a sturdy connection, join the ClikMagnet to the sign. When each line has the same number of loops, the sign hangs level.
  • The MagPole™ is a durable and portable telescoping installation pole that is easily maneuvered to reach the height of the ceiling.
  • The MagMover™ easily connects to the MagPole and transports the ClikMagnets to or from a magnetic surface.

Hanging Ceiling Displays on a Non-Magnetic Surface

Retailers across the U.S. have known for years that the Clik-Clik sign hanging system works seamlessly with magnetized surfaces.

However, in retail and other business environments, signs and displays often need to be hung from finished drywall ceilings or presented in display windows, both without a steel surface.

Therefore, managers and merchandisers have been hesitant in hanging signs and displays in more challenging areas like display windows, slanted ceilings or non-magnetic surfaces.

Thankfully retailers can recapture these display spaced using Ceiling Outfitters’ Display Window Metal Plate™.

Go ahead and utilize non-traditional surfaces like slanted ceilings and non-magnetic surfaces. The Display Window Metal Plate allows you to address these challenges and successfully hang ceiling signs.

Metal Plates Create a “ClikSpot”  

Create a “ClikSpot” with the Display Metal Plate which provides a magnetic surface that receives the ClikMagnet™.

Creating a ClikSpot is done in four simple steps:

  1. If installing on a window frame, thoroughly clean the window frame before applying the Metal Plate
  2. Remove the liner to expose the very high bond adhesive
  3. Position the plate in the desired location and firmly press the adhesive to the surface
  4. Use the included hole to screw the plate securely to the surface

Be sure and follow our precise instructions included with each metal plate order.  Once the plate is secured in the correct location, like the underside of the top rail of a window or a drywall ceiling, a ClikMagnet can be easily attached using the MagPole and MagMover.

When used with the Clik-Clik magnetic hanging system, signs and displays are easy to install and change in windows and other non-magnetic surfaces.

For a more secure connection, the metal plate can also be installed with a screw toggle or molly bolt through a center hole. This is recommended when applying to wood, plaster or drywall surfaces.

Note: The plate is offered in one size and color: 3.0 inches long (7.62 centimeters) x 1.06 inches wide (2.7 centimeters) x .10 inches thick, with a white powder coat.

The ability to access these complicated display areas can be a game changer for some retailers, as window displays and unique advertisements serve as a first impression, generate foot traffic, reach a large audience, and even help build or reinforce a brand.

Recapture the maximum ad space in your retail windows by utilizing the flexible and innovative hardware savvy retailers use every day.

About Ceiling Outfitters:

Since 2007, Ceiling Outfitters® has partnered with over 2,000 organizations and 22,000 stores nationally within the retail, manufacturing, education, and hospitality industries. Ceiling space and storefront windows are optimal visual display locations and we help customers utilize these areas safely, quickly, easily and more economically.

We are the master distributor of the Clik-Clik™ family of products, the premier magnetic hanging system that transforms the ceiling eco-system into a workable location for strategic placement of ceiling signs and displays and helps employees suspend items without a ladder or lifting device.

 

When To Use a Starter Kit Versus a Custom Sign Hanging Kit

Upgrade Your Sign Hanging System

The traditional sign hanging process is tedious and requires many moving parts. However, in recent years, revolutionary sign hanging systems have been introduced that make the process safer, easier and quicker than ever before.

Its now possible to NEVER measure, cut, crimp, or use a ladder or lift to hang signs again.

These tools typically include strong ceiling magnets, installation poles, and a connecting cord.

Savvy business owners have already made the switch, while more continue to follow. Now, with custom sign hanging kits available from Ceiling Outfitters®, it is easier than ever adopt this new process.

Ceiling Outfitters, a sign hanging solutions company, offers top-of-the-line tools needed to quickly hang or change ceiling signs. The best part? Each client’s needs are carefully considered because when it comes to hanging signs, one size does not fit all.

Several different kits are available on the website including:

  • Clik-Clik™ Starter Kits
  • Sign Hanging Essentials Kit
  • Reorder Custom Sign Hanging Kits

Begin With A Starter Kit

Clik-Clik Starter Kits are for customers who are ready to quickly, easily and safely hang ceiling signs using new and innovative technology.

The starter kit includes all products required to get “started”. This includes a MagMover™, the MagPole™, ClikMagnets™ and LoopLine™.

There are six starting kits available on the Ceiling Outfitters website, each meeting unique criteria. These are:

  1. Event Planner Kit – best for installing party décor & use on open beam ceilings
  2. 10 Sign Low Ceiling Kit – hangs up to 10 signs from open-beam or drop-ceilings
  3. 10 Sign Tall Ceiling Kit – hangs 10 signs, up to 10 pounds, on ceilings under 23 feet
  4. 10 Sign Extra Tall Ceiling Kit – best for hanging up to 10 signs under 28 feet
  5. 20 Sign Tall Ceiling Kit– hangs up to 20 signs from tall ceilings (under 23 feet)
  6. 20 Sign Extra Tall Ceiling Kit – hangs 20 signs from ceilings under 28 feet 

Grow Into A Custom Sign Hanging Kit

If none of the pre-packaged kits fit your specific needs, Ceiling Outfitters will help design custom sign hanging kits that are right for you at no charge.

To speak to someone at Ceiling Outfitters about your unique requirements, simply fill out the contact form on the website, call us or email ceilingoutfitters@gmail.com.

Once you order from Ceiling Outfitters, obtaining additional product is fast and easy through the website shopping cart. And, remember, there is no minimum order amount.

Tip: Sign Hanging Essentials Kits Available

The Sign Hanging Essentials Kit is perfect for installers who have to quickly perform an unannounced sign installation or replace a missing part.

This kit includes every item you may need to use or replace during the sign hanging process: a steel cable; Mini, Regular, Super and Round Red ClikMagnets; window frame metal plates; a spool of LoopLine; binder post and screw sets; E-Z Twist Metal Ceiling Clips; 2-inch U-hooks; 1 and 2-inch S-hooks, aluminum cable crimps and the UrbanTrapeze™.

About Ceiling Outfitters:

Since 2007, Ceiling Outfitters® has partnered with over 2,000 organizations and 22,000 stores nationally within the retail, manufacturing, education, and hospitality industries. Ceiling space and storefront windows are optimal visual display locations and we help customers utilize these areas safely, quickly, easily and more economically. 

We are the master distributor of the Clik-Clik™ family of products, the premier magnetic hanging system that transforms the ceiling eco-system into a workable location for strategic placement of ceiling signs and displays and helps employees suspend items without a ladder or lifting device.

 

Creating A Lean Environment Using A Sign System

Life in the twenty-first century is comprised of millions of transactions and messages shared each day.

These transactions are led by many individuals with unique agendas, with little to no external management. Yet, they typically complete tasks and arrive at their destinations without major problems or confusion. This is due to the detailed processes implemented in our every-day lives.

Think about traveling by plane or car. Consider a grocery or retail shopping experience. What about the last time you visited the hospital or the post office? How useful were the signage, visual cues, and written direction when navigating to your final destination?

Visual workplace signs are used to offer solutions, explain processes, display important information, organize space, give directions, generate discussion, share messages, prompt action, answer questions, and more. All of this leads to more productive workers.

The Lean Environment Concept

The lean environment concept implements the idea of an organized, visual and process-oriented space that supports management’s goals to improve production methods in order to improve profit margins and become more competitive in the marketplace.

The goal of the lean environment concept is to drive costs out of the manufacturing processes and improve the safety of the work environment and worker productivity.

The use of signage is one of the tools at managements disposal to visually communicate and give direction daily to plant personnel allowing them to be more efficient in their work efforts.

Importance of A Sign System in the Lean Environment

Choose EffectiveSignagein theWorkplace

Signage has the ability to eliminate unnecessary wasted time by filling information deficits. It also makes processes safer and simpler, as well as more standardized, logical, fluid and cost-effective.

Using signage in the workplace to assist with macro and micro activity is called workplace visuality. The goals of a visual workplace are a self-ordering, self-explaining, self-regulating and self-improving work environment.

Choosing Effective Signage

Signage is used in a multitude of ways and to answer a number of questions. The most common and important types of signs address the question: “what needs to be known?”

Signage answers the who, what, when, where, why, how, and what next questions, for both staff and customers. This includes technical information, procedures, steps, visual aids, directions and more.

One way to decide what signage would be effective in your workplace is to consider common questions, mistakes, and reasons for wasted time. This may include questions asked more than once in the same time-period, or tasks that result in searching, wandering, guessing, checking and re-checking, interrupting, waiting, testing and more.

Questions get asked and productivity is halted when vital information is missing. Consider sharing the most important information on sign systems and productivity will likely increase as questions and unnecessary actions decrease.

The Benefits of a Sign System  

Signage is more than shared messages that benefit the staff and managers. It also creates an environment that people enjoy.

Signage helps foster a clean and organized work environment, create logical work or traffic flow, creates safe and informed processes and answers core questions. This all leads to increased productivity and improved profit margins.

When using signs to remove as much time as possible from all processes, a value is added to the organization and the visual lean concept is implemented.

Ceiling Outfitters Sign Hanging Solutions

Unfortunately, hanging and changing signs as often as the lean environment calls for appears to be a tedious, difficult, and unsafe process. But, it doesn’t have to be!

Ceiling Outfitters offers solutions to hang, change and remove signs without ever having to use a ladder or lift reaching ceilings up to 27 ft. high. This makes the process simpler and easier, aligning with the lean environment concept.

The Clik-Clik System, complete with strong ceiling magnets, installation poles, and a replacement for steel cable, LoopLine™, is a sign system that provides an easy method to quickly hang, replace, move or remove signs without difficulty and wasted actions, realizing time savings of up to 70%. And, all the components are reusable.

Effective signage supports greater productivity and management efforts to create a lean environment that improves production rates, product quality, and increased sales.

About Ceiling Outfitters:

Since 2007, Ceiling Outfitters® has partnered with over 2,000 organizations and 22,000 stores nationally within the retail, manufacturing, education, and hospitality industries. Ceiling space and storefront windows are optimal visual display locations and we help customers utilize these areas safely, quickly, easily and more economically. 

We are the master distributor of the Clik-Clik™ family of products, the premier magnetic hanging system that transforms the ceiling eco-system into a workable location for strategic placement of ceiling signs and displays and helps employees suspend items without a ladder or lifting device.

 

Ceiling Outfitters’ Solutions vs. Traditional Sign Hanging Systems

Hanging Signs in the Workplace

As technology develops, so does the workplace. Smart business owners and managers are always looking to implement new strategies and processes with tools that increase project execution, workplace productivity, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety.

For manufacturers, retailers, grocers, educators and event management teams, sign hanging systems and visual displays play an important role when conducting business. However, the traditional sign hanging process is far from productive, efficient, cost-effective and safe.

Ceiling Outfitters®, a sign hanging systems and solutions provider, offers a proven system of tools that simplifies the sign and display hanging workflow. Use the right tools for the job and eliminate ladders or lifts, cutting and fastening cable while perched on a ladder using cumbersome tools, joining multiple lengths of unsightly metal or plastic double “C” hooks that can easily disconnect or tying connecting knots or crimping cable to the visual display.

Traditional Sign Hanging Systems & Concerns

Hanging signs using outdated methods requires several staff members. One to measure, manipulate and cut the connecting cord such as string, monofilament or steel cable (possibly with frayed ends) then connect it to the sign with hooks, crimps and knots. Once the cable is attached, the sign is ready to be hung using more connectors and crimps. Bring in employees two and three to tote the ladder into place, climb the ladder, and steady the ladder so employee two can hand the signs to the one who is balancing precariously on the ladder using tools to attach the cord to the ceiling.

A number of things can go wrong during this unnecessarily complicated process, making it inefficient and unsafe. If the cords are not cut or crimped evenly the sign will not hang level. Often times uneven signs are not noticed until it is already hanging from the ceiling and the tools have been put away.

However, top-of-the-mind during this process is a workplace injury. Heading up and down a ladder or lift several times is risky without external stimuli. Add carrying the sign up the ladder and connecting the cord to the ceiling, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. Other safety concerns include injury when using frayed metal cords, sharp scissors or wire cutters, and other necessary tools.

Is the inefficiency of this process worth the risk, time or trouble? Certainly not; especially when innovative sign hanging products from Ceiling Outfitters are available at a competitive price. For this reason, a number of large, well-known companies have made the switch to Ceiling Outfitters’ products.

Ceiling Outfitters’ Sign Hanging Systems & Benefits

Ceiling Outfitters sells a number of sign hanging systems and accessories that work collectively to help quickly, easily, and safely hang ceiling signs.

The leading sign hanging system in the industry is the Clik-Clik Magnetic System. It’s components, which includes ClikMagnets™, the installation MagPole™, MagMover™ and LoopLine™ work together to make use of sign hanging systems FAST, SAFE and EASY. Here is a summary of the right tools for the job.

ClikMagnets are plastic coated, permanent neodymium magnets that adhere to any metal surface containing iron, including drop ceilings, open industrial beams and roof decking. These magnets replace historically used ceiling twist on clips or cumbersome, unsightly and large warehouse-ceiling hooks. We offer four magnets with pull-strengths ranging from up to 3 to 20 lbs. (1.4 kg to 9.1 kg). ClikMagnets are reusable and will not lose their magnetism unlike ceramic magnets which have a lower force rating of BH Max 3 as compared to our rare-earth magnets rated at BH Max 40.

The MagMover attaches to the end of the installation MagPole™ which together transports the sign and ClikMagnets to the installation point on the ceiling and then retrieves it when changing signs. There are five models to choose from including the Single, standard Dual, the Adjustable 24” Dual, fixed 24” Dual and the eight-station Multi MagMover™. The synergies of this and the other Clik-Clik™ components work together to reduce the time needed to hang signs by up to 70%.

The MagPole is a durable, professional grade telescoping installation pole. Attach your choice of MagMovers™ to simply lift the display to the ceiling for quick and easy installation. Offered in 3 models it provides access to ceilings up to 27 ft. high (7.0m) unlike competitive products which only reach 23 ft. The aluminum and fiberglass construction results in a sturdy pole that is easily maneuvered when fully extended. And, the pole won’t bow over like competitive products when loaded with a ceiling display. Extend the MagPole™ with an auto-lock push-button feature unlike other installation poles that feature the unreliable twist-locking method.

LoopLine is our patented, durable connecting cord that replaces unsightly ceiling clips equipped with monofilament, string, steel cable and adaptable metal or plastic “C” hooks. Configured with two-inch repeating loops, LoopLine connects the ClikMagnet™ to the ceiling display without tying a knot. Simply looping the line back through itself makes the connection quick and easy and allows for easy removal and reuse when changing signs. Signs hang level when each line has the same number of loops. Today, it is the only product of its kind that is available on the market, and is used around the globe by retailers, grocers, manufacturers and other professionals. This unique product is available only through Ceiling Outfitters.

Ceiling Outfitters provides additional ceiling accessories for connecting displays to the ceiling. The UrbanTrapeze™ creates a connecting loop in steel cable for heavier ceiling signs without using a crimp. Simply push a button to level the display or incrementally adjust its height from the floor. The E-Z™ Banner Hanging System products provide a finished look to the top and bottom edges of graphics. These rigid extrusions securely hold the graphic in place, provide a connection point to the ceiling and improve the visibility of the printed message. Use Miracle-Sticks® to attach small signs to glass, metal, wood, plastic surfaces or floor displays and easily remove the sign without leaving adhesive residue on the attaching surface.

Why Use Ceiling Outfitters?

Offers the Best & Highest Quality Sign Hanging Systems and Accessories.We offer the best and highest quality sign hanging systems and accessories available on the market. Our customers rely on Ceiling Outfitter’s years of experience for solutions to their sign hanging challenges. Allow Ceiling Outfitters to work with you on your next project and provide the best ceiling hanging systems solutions that ensure the quickest, easiest and safest installation of your project.

To speak to one of our sign hanging systems and solutions experts, call Ceiling Outfitters today at (972) 635-4846 or fill out this contact form on the website.

About Ceiling Outfitters:

Since 2007, Ceiling Outfitters® has partnered with over 2,000 organizations and 22,000 stores nationally within the retail, manufacturing, education, and hospitality industries. Ceiling space and storefront windows are optimal visual display locations and we help customers utilize these areas safely, quickly, easily and more economically.

We are the master distributor of the Clik-Clik™ family of products, the premier magnetic hanging system that transforms the ceiling eco-system into a workable location for strategic placement of ceiling signs and displays and helps employees suspend items without a ladder or lifting device.