Wood Magazine Holders and Brochure Holders vs Acrylic: The winner is…YOU

You know, what you’re about to read here just might surprise some of our most long-time customers.  After all, for more than three decades, we’ve worked diligently to perfect the craft of acrylic manufacturing.  Internally and for our valued clientele, the sturdy, functional, and aesthetically appealing aspects of acrylic deliver like clockwork.

That said, we’ve come to realize that there are other styles and material preferences that deserve to share the stage and can do so without detracting from either’s finest attributes.  What we’re talking about is Wood…specifically, some outstanding new features in our increasingly diverse lineup: Wood Magazine Holders and Brochure Holders in beautiful Oak!

Wooden Magazine Holders and Brochure Holders
Wooden Magazine Holders and Brochure Holders

Not to diminish or dismiss the hard work we’ve put into plastics over the years.  We firmly stand by acrylic brochure holders, literature displays, table tents, and a myriad of other products.  However, there are many instances where the warmth and appeal of Wooden Magazine Holders and Wood Counter Top Brochure Holders simply make a better choice.  So we thought: why not give our customers more choices and a better array of options?  There’s no denying the rich appeal of Oak, and that’s what we’ve captured – especially in Wood Rotating Magazine Racks.

Rotating Magazine Holders
Rotating Magazine Holders

We mention these spinning displays simply because of their stunning, eye-catching designs.  Yes, we must admit that there’s no look quite like these wooden displays…not even acrylic, we humbly admit.  Wood Spinning Magazine Displays and Floor Displays make beautiful centerpiece attractions in a variety of settings, from retail operations to trade shows.  Unique shapes exemplify some truly fine craftwork in a choice of Light Oak, Medium Oak, and Mahogany.  Each style represents its own distinct look and personality, giving customers options to best reflect their own surroundings.  Seeing is believing…we advise taking a look.

Counter Top Magazine Holders
Counter Top Magazine Holders

As we’ve continued our exploration and grown our forest of inventory, we discovered some other attractive Wooden Counter Top Magazine Racks in a versatile array of functional styles.  One geared specifically as an Oak Counter Top Literature Display is slightly slanted at an attractive angle with a protective laminate shield and a small, unobtrusive business card holder.  2-Pocket Magazine Displays and Oak Newspaper Holders put the covers at the forefront, not buried away as you may have seen in other designs.  A sturdy, straight-standing Oak Counter top Magazine Display not only shows off the latest publications, but protects them, too.

Wall Mount Magazine Holders
Wall Mount Magazine Holders

Considering an upgrade of wall space at one or more facilities?  Oak Wall Displays can do wonders for the décor.  With nearly two dozen different models and pocket configurations to choose from, Wooden Wall Mount Magazine Racks attract attention in the very best way.  From one pocket to 20, there are a number of dimensions to accommodate multiple needs…a vertical Wall Pocket Display, for example, stands 48 inches high.  Our Oak 9 Magazine Wall Display stands about a foot shorter but is 30 inches wide, showing today’s favorite publications in “3 by 3” fashion.

Wall Mount Brochure Racks
Wall Mount Brochure Racks

Wood Wall Mount Brochure Racks also exhibit your own internal literature as well as magazines, lending themselves well to a myriad of applications.  They’re tough as nails but you won’t need nails and a hammer to wreck the walls…we’ve designed them for easy mounting with hardware included.  Patrons get to enjoy easy access and the aesthetic addition to rooms will be a welcome sight, to be sure.

So what’s better: Wood or Acrylic?  The answer is…neither!  While we stand by our years of experience in Acrylic work, the addition of outstanding Wood products to our arsenal only ENHANCES the choices we’re able to bring to our customers.  Wood Magazine Holders and Brochure Holders represent a new world of options and you can rest assured that the durability, eye appeal, and craft work that’s gone into each one has been given the same loving touch as all our products.  Have a look…you’ll like what you see!  All are in stock and ready to ship.  Who knows?  There may be some fine Oak in your near future!

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The Best Places and Uses for Wood Glove Boxes and Towel Dispensers

Containers for coveted Cuban cigars…9th Century Scandinavian Bentwood boxes storing everything from meat to valuables…treasure chests filled with fortune and locked with mechanisms years ahead of their time, criss-crossing the Atlantic and sometimes finding the bottom: mankind’s appreciation of wooden boxes runs deep and far from the past and into the future!

Wooden Cigar Box
Wooden Cigar Box

Long before the beginning of the Industrial Age and even the first signs of the Iron Age, man needed wood for everything: shelter, furniture, storage, farming, shipbuilding…you get the picture.  In the world of wood boxes, those early Norwegian Tines (pronounced TEE-nuhz) were often decorated with such detailed adornments that the boxes could be associated with their artist.  Highly valued at the time, Tines were carved, given hot poker treatments, or painted with great colorful graphics.  Such attention to detail would have made the artists’ talents welcome here with us!

Beloved jewelry boxes also have a vivid history.  Some believe it was ancient Egypt where the first wood boxes were ornately used as “jewelry caskets,” as they were termed at the time.

Egyptian Jewelery Casket
Egyptian Jewelery Casket

Far removed from the long ago days of pyramids, galleons, and pirate plunder, we’re attempting to capture the same craftsmen spirit in woodwork with our own Wood Glove Boxes.  Carefully constructed in Light Oak, Medium Oak, or Mahogany, the warmth and aesthetic appeal of a natural wood appearance makes a welcoming first impression.  But they’re not just good-looking.  Durability and flexibility make them very user friendly and highly functional.  For institutional use, especially in medical facilities and hospitals, Wood Glove Boxes are a welcome departure from their sterile, cold metal predecessors.

Wooden Glove Boxes
Wooden Glove Boxes

Available in one, two, three, and four pocket styles, Glove and Tissue Dispansers allow for easy access and reloading.  The vertical oval shape of the dispenser windows adds to the eye appeal but they’ve also been designed so that continual human-surface contact is kept to a minimum.  Needless to say, this is also an area of top medical concern and we feel this design works strongly in favor of Wood Glove Boxes.

Wooden Towel Dispensers also capture that high functionality and ease-of-use.  Generally front loaders with a pull-down hatch door, Oak Towel Dispensers bring their applications to a multitude of buildings.  Whether used in laboratories, lavatories, kitchens, hospitals, or any number of other venues, there’s an Oak box that fits easily.  Our Oak 2 Pocket Glove/Tissue Dispenser gives you dual functions with a convenient glove dispenser on top and tissue spool underneath.  Medical facilities, kitchens, and restrooms alike can all benefit from Oak C-Fold/Multi-Fold Towel Dispensers.  And similar to the 2 Pocket, an Oak Combo Towel Dispenser offers front pull access through the upper level window and bottom pull access underneath…both self-contained and simple to reload.  Lovely Oak warmth comes standard with each style: simple in function yet sturdy in construction.

Wooden Tissue Dispenser
Wooden Tissue Dispenser

Ever notice the giant keyholes on those old nautical treasure chests we mentioned at the top?  They were actually decoys.  The real keyhole was hidden and hard to find…part of an intricate network of mechanisms that all interacted with one another.  Our Wood Glove Boxes and Towel Dispensers have been designed to protect their bounty but are much easier to access and reload, helping keep staff happier and free to pursue other tasks.

By the way, if you’d like to see some of the amazing artwork on cigar boxes – especially on those crafted between the late 19th Century and the early 1960’s – you might want to visit www.cigarhistory.info.  Interesting stuff!  Cigar lovers in general will likely make it a favorite.  Box it up…we’re ready to go!

Stick to it with Poster Holder Hanging Devices and Adherents

Location, location, location.  This familiar mantra applies to more than just real estate.  Interior retail planning and strategic location of key displays are also reliant upon that all-important store placement.  We’re ever mindful that not every facility’s layout is the same, nor is a rarely visited, back-of-the-store counter necessarily the prime spot to advertise today’s hottest specials and great new products.

Using Poster Holders to their utmost effectiveness starts with determining the exact spot to make them most viewable, a factor based largely by identifying just where foot traffic is heaviest and where proper eye level grasps the promotion itself.  But unlike banging a nail into a wall to hang a home picture, much more secure methods are required for displaying your best wares in a professional acrylic poster holder display.  Plus, you’ll want to rely on adherents that won’t scar walls or scratch windows.

Poster Hanging
Poster Hanging

Luckily, a number of super secure, structure-safe options are available and here are a few ideas you might want to consider.

Acrylic Keyhole Attachments
Acrylic Keyhole Attachments

Take Keyhole Hanging Devices, for example.  Designed with the strength of Superman, Single Keyhole Attachments ideally lock Acrylic Mount Picture Frames and Poster Holders perfectly in place.  They adhere to the back of your display holder with a permanent bond.  No mystery to the connection between its locking ability and the “keyhole” aspect to its name.  Large Single Keyhole Attachments are 1-1/4” x 1-1/4” x ¼”…its smaller counterpart is 7/8” x 1” x ¼”.  There’s also a Clear Acrylic Sawtooth Wall Hangar best used to hold picture frames and poster holders firmly in place.  These Keyhole Devices can simply hang from a screw.

Attachable Hang Tabs
Attachable Hang Tabs

Clear Hang Tabs add an element of flexibility and can also hang from screws.  In fact, their tough permanent adhesive really holds tight to a number of irregular surfaces.  And not only can they help turn POP displays and small boxes into eye-catching displays in a wider array of spaces, they’re about as user friendly as can be.  With an adhesive back, all you have to do is attach the hang tab to the back of your poster and hang it up.  That’s it!

Suction Cups
Suction Cups

If you want to open new windows of opportunity, Suction Cups can be the way to go.  Stocked in ¾”, 1-3/4”, and 2-3/8” sizes, these thick “Mushroom Head” suction cups accommodate most any poster holders, using pure physics for window attachments while the top part of the cone shape fits snugly and perfectly in display keyholes or slots.  What makes the Suction Cup attachment even more attractive is the fact that it also adheres well to Wall Mount Top and Side Load poster holders.  For doubly practical usage, merchandising with window attachments can serve as a great draw to bring customers and prospects through the door, followed by a prominently located wall mount promotion…all using the same style of suction cups and durable, impact resistant, clear plastic poster holders.  Other in-store glass surfaces can also turn unused space into viable display space with simply applied suction cups.

Did you know that specially designed tape can also mount poster holders highly effectively?  We’re not talking about just any ol’ roll of tape you’ll find at the local check-out line.  Sure, it’s the same basic principle…but at a much more advanced level and physical make-up.  The first to tell you about is something we call Mag Tape around the office.  Half-inch or one full inch wide, this 60 mil Magnetic Strip Stick-On Tape comes in 100 foot long rolls with adhesive so strong it attaches warehouse signs and markers to metal racks, file cabinets, doors, and other places where top adhesion’s necessary.

Magnetic Tape
Magnetic Tape

Also in this category are Double Sided Adhesive Foam Tapes in ½”, ¾”, and 1” widths, depending on your particular application.  Adhesive Transfer Tapes also add to the adhesives ideal for mounting poster holders in those most strategic spots.  Put ‘em up and let them do their job…grabbing attention and calling customers to action.

Then there are slat walls- perfectly geared for turning otherwise dead space into superior merchandising display space.  But how do you get the best use out of slat wall space, making its unique functionality work to its fullest without becoming sloppy or cluttered?  Clear Acrylic Extrusions are designed for a perfect fit to hang literature holders, brochure holders, and those various displays befitting your store’s setup.  Sturdy and precision cut to a standard 72-inch length, these extrusions can also be cut to any desired length, and if you’d prefer the added advantage of a Brochure, Sign, or Poster Holder shipped already attached and in place, we can even glue your preferred display holder to the extrusion before shipping.  The appearance?  Professional and absolutely seamless.  Hey…it’s what we do!

We take a lot of pride in our many styles of acrylic display holders.  But we know it’s also important that they have, shall we say, good old “stick-to-it-iv-ness!”

Winning Solutions in Chart and File Holders!

Trying to determine if wooden chart holders and file holders work more effectively than their acrylic counterparts is almost like trying to figure if the chicken came before the egg.  Fact of the matter is: both have earned their rightful place…it just depends on individual needs and preferences.

8th Century Woodworking
8th Century Woodworking

Of course, woodworking had a few centuries head start on plastics and the more widespread use of acrylics.  The first plastics manufacturing process traces back to the 19th Century – 1868 to be exact –but it was in 1946 when the introduction of injection molding revolutionized the plastics industry.

Pre-dating the industrial revolution, wood has been a source of furniture, shelter, and a plethora of vital uses dating back to man’s first experience with fire.  As furniture, tables and inlaid serving stands found in Turkey have been connected to the 8th Century BC.  Today, traditional craftsmanship in fine woodwork is immensely popular in Shaker and Amish furniture made of oak, maple, hickory, and cherry.  The results are profitable AND many pieces are considered art as well.

HIPPA Complaint Privacy Chart Holder
HIPPA Complaint Privacy Chart Holder

The same combination of aesthetic appeal and functionality can be found in Oak Chart and File Racks, Wall Pockets, and Privacy Chart Holders.  Used primarily in physician offices and medical facilities, wooden chart holders and file holders deliver that crucial element of patient privacy and confidentiality.  The new lines we’re offering are HIPAA compliant, the highest governmental standard for the medical field.  Solid oak construction keeps patient files and x-rays conveniently handy, yet names and records are kept private.  Chart holder pockets are 12-1/2” wide and the holders themselves are available in 1, 3, or 5 pocket styles.  Front dividers add to both eye appeal and functional design.

Open End Chart Holder
Open End Chart Holder

Open Ended Chart Holders and File Racks offer the same privacy attributes with taller 9” front panels and easy access from the right, left, or top.  They’re constructed using ¾” solid oak bottoms and mounting plates, and like all of our wood wall mount chart holders and file racks, are shipped ready to mount – predrilled with hardware included.  The Light Oak, Medium Oak, and Mahogany finishes provide the interior design complement…that same kind of warmth that makes those Shaker and Amish pieces so desired.

Wooden X-Ray Wall Rack
Wooden X-Ray Wall Rack

Oak Chart and File Wall Pockets capture that appeal and really show off the durability factor with solid oak sides and deeper pockets for thicker files.  1, 3, 4, 5, and 10 Pocket Chart Holders and File Holders, Single Pocket X-Ray Wall Racks, and Legal Size File Pockets all fall into this category, providing a wide array of organizational solutions.  Free standing Chart and File Holders come with carpet and floor friendly feet for stand-up use.  Variations of wall pockets are geared for any number of wall space sizes, too.  Slimmer multi-pocket holders make a nice fit in vertical spaces, especially if horizontal wall space is hard to come by.  Wider wall pockets find their niche filling those broader areas.

Plastic Chart Holders
Plastic Chart Holders

There are times and places when the visual acuity of Plastic Chart Holders presents a more utilitarian Medical File Holder.  For inner office transitional use, for example, the clarity of a 10” acrylic Open End X-Ray Holder can certainly prove to be the preference of doctors, nurses, technicians, and staff.  Circulating medical charts quickly and efficiently in a bustling facility calls for sturdy transparent plastic, and our versatile Magnetic Medical Chart Holders and File Holders easily mount to file cabinets with magnetic strips.  They also offer a unique design that looks great in any office…a clean, modern look.  Our original Medical Office Mail Holder is also made of break resistant clear plastic, ready for attaching to walls and doors with pre-drilled holes and/or double-sided tape.  The thickness of the acrylic in these applications makes them virtually indestructible in their settings.

Depending on facility layout, consideration of both wood and acrylic in chart and file holders might be the way to go.  Using wood in more publicly accessible areas where privacy and foot traffic are concerns?  Good idea.  Acrylic in areas where medical professionals need visual access STAT and would prefer durable, see-through plastic?  Also something to consider.  The point is: both have their place, function, and rewards…ALL give great value!  And sorry about the STAT reference.  Shouldn’t play doctor!

Avoid the Mess – Top 6 Plastic Applicator Squeeze Bottles and Needles

From the hobbyist assembling a cool model plane to top professional fabricators striving for perfection, precise application of adhesives and other liquids is an important key element.  Without the help of high quality applicators, a project can end in frustration and – in the worst case scenario disaster.  Weld on products requiring industrial solvent adhesives are a prime example, where the finished work has to be seamless.

Ideally, the best plastic applicator squeeze bottles for any use should be easily squeeze-able so the user can more carefully hit the mark, even in the tightest spots.  The best applicator needles minimize problems with clogs and drips.

Plastic Applicator Squeeze Bottles
Plastic Applicator Squeeze Bottles

Ever made your own flies for fly fishing?  The folks at Pacific Fly Fishers (dare we call them a-FISH-ianados?) profess a love of their plastic applicator bottles for storing and applying certain cements.  If you’ve never tied a fly, rest assured – it takes a keen eye and steady hand…and the right tools.  Beyond the realm of fly fishing, the right applicator bottle and needle makes better, easier work involving glues, paints, stains, glass stains, inks, and more than we may even know!

Another area where detail is vital: hair.  In the growing, competitive spa & beauty shop industry, color applications are something that can either help enhance a business’ reputation or land it on People’s Court for a botched job (it’s true!).  So what do beauty techs and cosmetologists rely on?  You know…it’s their trusted, precision applicator bottles.

Needle with Bottle and Cap
Needle with Bottle and Cap

No matter how you choose to use them and without further adieu, here are SIX great options for your consideration.  Let’s call them the Top 6.

* Stainless Steel Needle with Bottle and Cap: This features Stainless Steel Needles attached to a Cap and Bottle…either a 1-1/4 ounce Oval Bottle or 2 ounce Boston Round.  They’re available in a vast number of gauges and lengths.

Needle and Cap
Needle and Cap

* Stainless Steel Needle with Cap: Also features Stainless Steel Needles with attachment to the Caps… only without the bottle.  They’re competitively priced and come in three different gauge/length configurations.

Stainless Steel Needles
Stainless Steel Needles

* Stainless Steel Needle: This is the Needle only.  It comes with a Blunt Safety Tip and a Sleeve to help protect the needle as well as those who may come in close contact.  If you just need the Needles, we invite you to inquire about the specs.  We have about 16 standard configurations.

Extra Long Needles with Cap
Extra Long Needles with Cap

* Extra Long Stainless Steel Needle with Cap: The 5 inch length of this superior Stainless Steel Needle attached to a Cap is perfect for delicate jobs in hard-to-reach places.  This version comes without the bottle.

Extra Long Needles
Extra Long Needles

* Extra Long Stainless Steel Needle: Similar to the style above, just without the Caps.  Remember this especially when it’s time to order replacements.

* Bottles and Caps: Last but certainly not least are the all-important bottles and caps.  Just need the bottle only?  1-¼ ounce Oval Oiler/Applicator Bottles and 2 ounce Round Oiler/Applicator Bottles are the way to go.  Caps only?  Check into Un-punched Caps – 18/400 Unlined Caps in particular.  We also have Spout Caps…the Snap On Oiler/Applicator Cap.

Applicator Bottle
Applicator Bottle

There you have it.  Craft stores, hobby centers, fabricators, industrialists, precision high-tech firms, beauty shops, fly fishermen…a perfect job takes a perfect application from the perfect applicators.  Make sure that combination includes you, your customers, and our Plastic Applicator Squeeze Bottles, Needles, and Caps.