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10 Ways to Create the Limelight

(January 2008) posted on Thu Jan 10, 2008

Display systems can help produce a double-take for your client's graphics.

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By Angela Prues

Proving that small systems can make a sizable visual impact, the Synthesis Revolver 4 Lightbox from Orbus is a 26.5-inch rotating unit that allows for multiple mounting options. The lightbox’s rear support beams allow mounting to a wall or most trusses; mounting brackets are included.

The silver-finished display can accommodate graphics measuring 8.325 x 19.625 inches (viewable graphic size is 8.125 x 19.5 inches). Weight: 10.5 pounds. The Synthesis Revolver 4 comes with a 110-volt power supply. Price: $132.


Modularly Backlit

Stackable block-shaped modules link together creating the Godfrey Group’s Forum Brightwall, a backlit display system. The modules, measuring 2 x 2-feet, can create any sized graphic when linked together, and can even be connected back-to-back for a double-sided display, as well as vertical and horizontal box combinations. One large image appears tiled, or independent images and text-boxes display together. Lenticular graphics can also be used for 3-D effects.

The system is portable, lightweight-at approximately eight pounds per module-and has simple setup, according to the company. Graphics are inserted into the face of the grid and attached to a flange shoulder so the graphics are recessed into the grid.

Prices: $225 per Brightwall module; $48 per module frame (for double-sided displays); $15 per fabric-covered end panels.


On a Pedestal

For smaller display pieces, Testrite Visual Products offers the Angled Snapframe Pedestal Stands. Ideal for menus, in-store sign-age, lobbies, and other public areas, the Snapframe features a one-snap loading system, 1-inch diameter poles, a galvanized steel backing, three finishing options, and an acrylic protective lens.

The display is available in both 36- or 43-in heights, with curved or straight poles, and with three different base options. Display area sizes come in 8.5 x 11, 11 x 14, and 11 x 17-inch. It accepts graphics up to 1/16-inch thick. Prices start at $154.


Information Station

Octanorm offers numerous display options, including its Octanorm Information Kiosk. The kiosk measures approximately 8 feet tall x 6 to 8 feet in diameter. The graphics are slid into grooves during set up, which Octanorm estimates will take one to two people about an hour. The kiosk includes leveling feet and end caps.

Although most of the kiosk can be broken down to portable parts, the metal frame alone weighs in at 100-125 pounds, according to the company. Other custom display options and accessories are available. Price: $1200, Information Kiosk metal frame only (graphics are additional).