A Sign Holder/Signage Celebration at the March Digital Signage Expo

Untitled design(2)An explosion of digital signage continues to transform the business world with real-time pronouncements, accentuated branding, and multisensory experiences geared to captivate an audience. The latest will be prominently displayed March 26th through 29th at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

In addition to new technological innovations, DSE will also spotlight ways to use digital signage to the sharpest advantage, including workshops on video board content creation. Virtual Reality should also be a draw to the new multimedia, multisensory “eXperiential showcase” with VR Artist Anna Solomko. Part of this demonstration will focus on fusing immersive, interactive technology with traditional screens and displays, “transforming a physical space into a full-on engaged experience.”

In a nutshell, this is the crux of DSE. The ability to control real-time messaging and deliver multisensory experiences can be a powerful tool in driving sales with immediate results. That could also explain why some big “users” will be on hand, from Disney to In-N-Out Burger. Fast food to amusement parks…banks, grocery chains, airlines, pharmacies, retailers…any environment where an immediate call-to-action results in a sale can benefit.

The stakes? Grand View Research predicts that revenue from digital signage will exceed $20 billion with “a recall rate higher than any other form of traditional media (83%).” If the numbers pan out, the profit potential is hard to ignore.

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Also pivotal to the movement? Displays that point attentive eyes to the message and engage interaction with customers. More and more, kiosks are popping up at the point-of-sale and in strategically placed retail floor locations. Custom Acrylic Tablet Displays are also there to accent signage with broad appeal. Add Clear Acrylic Sign Holders as a complement to combine modern and traditional signage approaches.

The best place to see and feel what your customers can experience? Just might be the Vegas DSE, the place to be in March!

Name Plate Holders and NYC Trend-Setting Office Designs


“Breakout Spaces” Office Design

When it comes setting trends in style and design, many eyes naturally turn to see what’s happening in New York City. For good reason, as it turns out. Some bold, exciting changes are in the works at several NYC businesses, shaping a new approach in office interiors and workspaces.


That’s the topic of a recent Robin Powered blog by Gabrielle Dalvet. Investigation for her writing began with January’s 3-day Future Offices event geared, in part, to office designs and the strategies behind them. This inspired a closer look at specific examples of interior design across Manhattan.

A recent expansion at Yelp garnered attention by incorporating iconic neighborhood features around Soho and Hell’s Kitchen, including Grand Central Station in a new café and lounge area.

“Breakout spaces” are also part of the new Yelp design. Free-standing enclosures like these are “replacing cubicles and closed doors” with elevated platforms and without walls.

The CFA Institute for investment management professionals also got a facelift, replacing “a stuffy reception desk blocking the entryway” with an upscale, open kitchen/lounge area. Full height windows were added to help fuse the outdoors inside. Employees at CFA also have options in shared workbenches and specially designated “private focus rooms.”

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Another “must” for the modern professional? Classic Name Plate Holders are also getting a trendy new twist or two. Desk Nameplate Holders with Borders in different color options are part of the approach. Customization with inserts can make names and titles stand out with superior visibility and select orders could qualify for free card stock included to help with D-I-Y printing. Desktop Name Plate Holders are also exceptional for guidance signage.

As for those shared work spaces, a new development in name plates has culminated in the creation of a Computer-Mount Name Plate Holder. Made of a rigid vinyl, this Name Plate Holder mounts securely to computer monitors and provides a great way to showcase identification in more mobile inner offices.

Who knows? Today could be the day you start a trend of your own!

Desktop and Computer Name Plate Holders for Today’s Collaborative Working, Learning, and Social Environments

Collaborative_Classroom_1From the Google campus to the college campus, work-share spaces to internet cafés, a distinctly collaborative type of environment has taken shape. Coinciding is a stronger demand for clear identification displays that stand out in a more clustered floor layout…and preferably with some aesthetic appeal to match the décor.

Interiors+Sources identified this trend toward collaborative environments in 2015 as part of the “Age of Transformation” to a “fully global 21st century.” Their writing on the subject detailed a “cultural shift” beyond corporate offices and into healthcare and education markets. The challenge to designers? How to translate a collaborative approach to physical spaces. Retrofitting central communication centers and common work areas has been the result.

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Schools are also experiencing the shift. Classrooms are becoming increasingly shared, collaborative spaces…no longer rows of desks all facing an instructor. The goal is to guide learning – and shared social activities – in a more comfortable, connected atmosphere.

Also adapting to shared environments are the latest in Desktop Name Plate Holders and specially designed Computer Name Plate Holders.

Attractive NPBR, NPA, and NPAA Desk Name Plate Holders have had an upgrade of their own. Now accentuated with dynamic colored border options, the classic desktop approach has a bold new look. The framing lends distinctive visibility to name/title inserts.

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Finding the right fit for computer mounted Name Plate Holders has also been achieved. The development of VNPT Clear Vinyl Computer Name Plate Holders has opened a world of placement opportunities. The virtually indestructible material effectively spotlights inserts and secures tightly in place on monitors. Imagine the possibilities in shared spaces.

Such communal use of shared space is hardly a domestic phenomenon. You just might start seeing more Name Plate Holders like these around the world…after all, did you know that the Cybercafes database can guide you to 4,208 internet cafes in 141 countries?



Name Plate Holders for National Name Tag Day March 8th!

the bascs ofIsn’t it time for a little name recognition? Believe it or not, March features an officially recognized celebration of the Name. “Celebrate Your Name Week” runs March 4 – 10, culminating with National Name Tag Day on March 8th. According to Mental Floss, the only hard rule is that you wear a “Hello, my name is…” tag and the name you choose doesn’t necessarily have to be your real one!

Once the Name Tag Day party is over however, there remains the essential task of everyday name and title identification – and the best way to spotlight inserts with a dynamic new look and a modern flair for the aesthetic in professional office environments.

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The next generation of superior acrylic name plate holders has hit the scene for 2018. Unique designs in cubicle name plate hangers open a world of options, including the latest in Multi-Tier Cubicle Name Plate Holders that can accommodate up to five inserts. Imagine the possibilities, not only with department identification but also in directional signage and rotating on-site event announcements.

Making an even more colorful splash on desktop and countertops, NPAA Name Plate Holders combine a traditional slant back display in premium thickness with bold borders in black or silver, or sparkling glass-green acrylic. It’s an eye-catching frame for names…and an effective way to grab attention in busy foot traffic to show passersby directional signs and departmental designations.

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NPS Name Plate Holders accentuate that look even more with stainless steel standoff posts. The metallic posts in each corner help draw attention and lock focus on your insert templates, securing those inserts between polished acrylic plates while adding support to the display itself. Black and silver color options reach more eyes, more effectively.

All these models are built to last with clear acuity. And what better time to order than National Name Tag Day? By the way, there’s another early March holiday that features just ONE name: National Alfred Hitchcock Day, March 12th!

Sign Holders say Get a Better Night’s Sleep at the March Sleep Show

Add a headingSleep deprivation has been a hot topic in the news recently with alarming statistics about insomnia in America. In August 2017, Forbes cited research that even links sleeplessness with a higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Current CDC statistics claim that about 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems that relate directly to injuries, diminished work productivity, and poor quality of life…not to mention obesity and depression.

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has also been keeping a close watch on our sleep habits using their own “Sleep Health Index.” Monitoring trends and sleep patterns with over 1,250 test subjects, 35% reported sleep quality as “poor.” Previously undiagnosed cases of sleep apnea, increased exposure to laptop screens and mobile devices, and greater work pressure are also culprits.

Helping Americans sleep better will be the focus of the NSF’s Sleep Show in Houston, March 8th through 10th. Thousands will be in attendance, exploring the latest sleep products and new additions from industry leading brands. Education will also be in the spotlight with over 80 sessions “designed to help consumers improve their sleep.”42566030_m

Trending now at Sleep Show? Sleep Robots, Smart Mattresses, and Blue Light Reduction Techniques. And while dreams of peaceful, restful sleep inspire show-goers and the rest of us alike, growing sales in bedding are also increasing demand for the proper displays to match.

The right Sign Holder geared specifically for this niche can enhance bedding displays and catch the eyes of passing shoppers eager for comfort. An Acrylic Double-Sided Sign Holder on a triangular base elevates literature displays with a clear view on both sides. Premium thickness acrylic with flush edges in a flat-based Sign Holder delivers a classic look. Mattress Display Holders in tiers with grab-n-go Brochure Holders built-in also help in long-term sales and future revenue later this year.

Wondering about that Sleep Robot? “Somnox” lulls users to sleep with sounds and synchronized breathing…could be relaxing!