One of the many challenges when hanging level signs in retail, grocery or manufacturing environments is having to use traditional sign hanging cords and cable.
Cutting the line “perfectly even” is easy but knotting each line to the sign and ceiling clip at the same location in order to have level signs is the challenge. Added challenges include working with frayed steel cable and weak barbs attached to the end of string or monofilament. You can take the disaster out of the equation by using the LoopLine™ cord.
LoopLine is a revolutionary product that provides an alternative to traditional sign hanging cords. LoopLine effectively:
- decreases the amount of time spent hanging a sign
- removes the difficulty and hassle associated with hanging level signs
- offers an attractive visual aesthetic to the hanging sign
- replaces monofilament and string cords equipped with barbed ends, metal jack chains, steel cables, and metal or plastic double C hooks.
This guide addresses what makes LoopLine the most effective sign hanging solution, as well as offers insight on how to use, cut, and attach the product to signs and magnetic connectors.
- ClikMagnets™ – Connectors that “clik” to metals containing iron, easily attaching to T-bars, girders & FlatHat Receivers™.
- MagPole™ – Retractable installation pole which replaces clunky and dangerous ladders, and lifts.
- MagMover™ – Inexpensive MagPole attachment that transports and installs each ClikMagnet and later retrieves them when the sign is changed.
LoopLine, is a unique product and works with both the Clik-Clik System and other ceiling connectors, like E-Z™ Metal Ceiling Hooks, twist clips and U-hooks.
LoopLine unique attributes ensure:
- ease and safety compared to traditional cords and strings
- seamless cutting with scissors, without leaving frayed or sharp ends
- a visually pleasing design, offered in various colors including a UV resistant clear
- hang level signs, when the length of each line has the same number of loops
- flawless measuring, and no tying knots, with pre-measured 2” repeating loops
- a durable, reusable and recyclable product; easy to install, uninstall, move or change
- no need for the use of special tools, including a barb or connecting device, as the cord loops through itself to create a secure and sturdy connection to the ceiling clip and sign.
LoopLine is offered in four variants:
- LoopLine – tests to 25 lb. tensile strength
- LoopLine Light Clear – with a 10 lb. tensile strength
- LoopLine Light White – with a 5 lb. tensile strength
- LoopLine 400 – tests to 400 lb. tensile strength
Ceiling Outfitters creates customizable hanging solutions, including kits with pre-measured LoopLine and hardware specific to unique job requirements.
Learn How To Hang Signs with LoopLine
Using LoopLine When attaching LoopLine to a ClikMagnet
Insert the first loop on one end of the LoopLine cord through the ClikMagnet ring, open that first loop and thread the opposite end through, creating a cow-hitch.
There are two methods when attaching LoopLine to your sign or banner
- When the ClikMagnet is attached to one end of LoopLine, thread first loop of the opposite end of the cord through the sign or banner grommet and pull the rest of the line and the ClikMagnet fully through the first loop, making sure to pull tight.
- Without a ClikMagnet, on one end string the LoopLine through the grommet and first loop, creating a cow-hitch. Then, use the above methods to attach the free end to a ClikMagnet or another connecting device.
There are two methods to use when attaching LoopLine to a slanted ceiling
- Add one or more rings to one of the ClikMagnets until the difference in ceiling height is eliminated. This way you can keep the LoopLine the same length on both sides.
- Use this mathematical solution to find the length of LoopLine: RISE/RUN x distance between sign grommets = number of inches to add to the length of one of the lines.
Getting Mathematical to Find LoopLine Length for Slanted Ceilings
To determine the length of LoopLine when hanging on slanted ceilings use the equation:
RISE/RUN x distance between grommets = length to add to one of the lines, in inches.
Finding the RISE and RUN: Calculate the distance vertically, on the shortest wall, from the floor to the ceiling and record the length in inches. Move away exactly 12 inches from the wall and record the length in inches from floor to ceiling.
The difference between these two numbers is the RISE. The 12 inches you moved away from the wall is the RUN. Take the Rise and divide it by the Run, then, multiply that number by the distance between two sign grommets, in inches.
The answer you get is the number of inches you need to add to one of the lines.
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.