Wall-Mount and Cubicle Brochure Holders…and Ways to Achieve a Clean, Organized Office!

Some find it an exercise in futility. Others are fussy to the point of obsession…and still never satisfied. And then there’s the eternal question: just how important is a clean, organized office? Can a tidy look somehow make you seem less productive or not very busy? Isn’t a messy office supposed to symbolize genius-at-work? Einstein himself is quoted as saying that “if a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” And just look at Steve Jobs’ office…

Accumulated clutter can easily turn to chaos, though, and office spring cleaning season is under way. Researchers at Michigan State University dug even deeper, claiming that cleaner, more organized work spaces lead to higher productivity and more accurate performance.

Health and basic cleanliness were also crucial findings of the study. Germs, dirt, and poor indoor air quality add up to sicker employees and higher absenteeism. According to the CDC, businesses lose 111 million workdays a year due to the flu alone! Clutter contributes to that.

Even with more work environments’ becoming less reliant on paper, proper document storage, retention, and display are still listed as high organizational priorities for efficient operations. Meeting that demand at eye level atop cubicle partitions and mounted on the wall? Enter Cubicle Brochure Holders and Wall-Mount Multi-Pocket Brochure Holders.

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Cubicle Brochure Holder

 

Word-of-mouth advertising and the trusty printed brochure are still credited for valuable contributions to sales revenue and brand awareness. Showcasing literature displays in easy-to-install Wall-Mount Multi-Pocket Brochure Holders delivers that spotlight clearly.

Partition/cubicle walls also become prime display opportunities and organizing tools, thanks to clear premium thickness acrylic. Cubicle Brochure Holders are designed to fit barrier width, reaching eye level comfortably – ideal for literature displays, promotions, and important documents.

One more office design idea “that promotes creativity and collaboration,” courtesy of the Property Brothers? Add a whiteboard! Think of it as an extension of brainstorming space!

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Inspiring People Spotters, Name Plate Holders, and Cool 2019 Office Design Trends

Untitled design(2)Boring, generic work spaces are becoming as increasingly passé as the 9 to 5 work day. That’s according to Décor Mag, which recently listed employee lifestyle and wellness as focal points in new office design trends. A DM “Décor Aid” entry even claims that office décor and the environment it represents has become “part of the decision-making process when future employees are considering whether or not to accept a job offer.”

How to achieve that trendy look in 2019? The Décor Aid article pointed to several areas, like incorporating a homier feel in common work areas with coffee tables, sofas, and throw cushions. Layered textures are also big, blending materials ranging from leather and sheepskin to wool, metal, and stone…in a range of colors and finishes.

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Partition Name Plate Holder

Details count. Accentuating a new office look also demands the right People Spotters…modern Name Plate displays that complement the latest design trends, textures, and themes. Colored Border Desktop Name Plates in Black or Silver, for example, make a bold statement in reinvigorated offices. Inserts are also easy to customize for DIY printing with heavy gauge perforated card stock included free on select orders.

New People Spotters aren’t confined to desk and countertops, either. Cubicle layouts are being reconfigured into more attractive work pods…and the partitions still need their Cubicle Name Plates with Borders. Polished edges and premium thickness acrylic lend a dynamic showcase for traditional 8-1/2” x 2-1/2” Name Plates.

Acrylic Cubicle Sign Holders can also play a part in a new-look décor. Exclusive Sign Frames with Borders really make event pronouncements and essential literature displays pop with eye appeal.

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Desktop Name Plate with Silver Border

People Spotter Name Plate Holders also fit other design trends in DM’s Décor Aid. Imaginative use of geometric patterns is one instance. And how about offsetting acrylic and colored borders with shimmering metallics, like in wall coverings? In futuristic offices, reflecting light this way can only make work days brighter!

 

Name Plate Holders and NYC Trend-Setting Office Designs

 

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“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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Desktop Name Plate Holder

 

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!

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!

Name Plate Displays and Office Accessories: a Modern Re-set in Traditional Office Environments

Purple Desk SettingIt’s a new day in modern office design as businesses figure out the formula for balancing worker productivity and comfort in a traditional setting. The basic tools haven’t changed – people still need desks, chairs, and organizational accessories. And don’t forget the Name Plate Holders! All are just as essential in 2019 as they were decades ago.

New challenges today crop up in multiple ways. Ergonomic chairs, keyboards, and   desks adjustable to different heights make it easier for office workers to do their jobs with less strain on the body. One office supply company also pointed to the greater number of those in the workforce with disabilities. Designing workspaces with easily reachable sockets and incorporating color-coded keyboards for those having trouble seeing certain keys are just two ways offices have changed.

This kind of “Assistive Technology” makes work environments more inclusive for talented individuals whose contributions might have been missed otherwise. A provision in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 even addresses the requirement for telecommunications upgrades, for example, to include those with hearing or speech impairments.

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Desktop Name Plate Holder

 

Beyond function, modern offices are also becoming more adaptable without sacrificing style. This is where upgrades to the traditional office look take on unique appeal. Just look at the Name Plate.

Originally, Desktop Name Plate Holders were largely uniform wood or metal. Today’s Office Name Plates still share the most popular standard size (2” high x 8” wide) but depart vastly in other ways. Bordered Desk Nameplate Holders are now available in Silver or Black. New pattern selections also lend a more textured appearance over the old standard.

Wall Mount Nameplate Holders in clear acrylic also take identification from desktops to eye level, including models with stainless steel standoffs for added appeal. Easy-to-install Office Name Plate Holders also mount to doors and cubicles. Some even come with free card stock for DIY custom printing.

If your office environment is due for an upgrade, be sure to account for everyone. As for those working with disabilities, recently departed President George H. W. Bush said it best upon enactment of the ADA: “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.”

 

How to Create an Appealing Business Card and Eye-Catching Display

Hungry-Workshop-Happy-hemisphere-8-unique-business-cardsDid you know that the first business cards appeared in the 17th century? Only aristocratic “celebrities” had them until they grew in popularity as calling cards for home visits. That popularity is just as strong in modern times, though obviously more for professional use. Even with a surge in e-commerce where business identities are formed by web presence and social media, the business card still holds a solid place as a form of professional representation and recognition.

Think about it from a consumer standpoint and everyday face-to-face transactions. The mechanic, hair stylist, accountant, doctor, bank representative, real estate agent, furniture showroom salesperson…no wonder 10 billion business cards are printed annually in the US alone! That’s according to http://www.statisticbrain.com, which also points out that company sales increase by 2.5% for every 2,000 cards passed out. Quite a return on a relatively small investment when you think about it.

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4-Tier Business Card Holder

How do you make your card stand out? Technology offers unlimited creative designs with colors, graphics, and text fonts that make even traditional horizontal rectangular business cards eye-catching. Going off the grid with unique shapes also separates your card from the competition…say, in an oval. Or go taller with an increasingly popular vertical card design.

You also want to complement your artistic business card masterpiece with the proper showcase: Business Card Holders designed to enhance your name. The Acrylic Business Card Holder has been a staple product of Plastic Products Mfg (PPM) for decades and styles have grown over the years to accommodate both classic and more avant-garde approaches.

Counter Top Single Pocket High Back and Vertical Card Holders make ideal showcases for those unique business card shapes and styles. A Vertical Card Display definitely stands out on your desk and/or counter. There’s also a Glass Green Card Display that lends a classy touch to the décor.

Multi-Tiered Business Card Holders also combine function with stand-out design and stair step styling in clear or black acrylic. Multi-Pocket Business Card Holders deliver a spotlight of maximum exposure on a complete department or sales force, especially in high foot traffic areas and busy office centers as well as car dealerships. Wall Mount Business Card Holders with a central Sign Holder design can also be put to effective use at eye level in those same high traffic spots.

Of course, the largest concentration of personal business card transactions takes place at trade shows and kiosks. Both are perfect venues for two different Business Card Holder approaches. First, the basic Single Pocket Card Holders…able to take the hardest knocks and they travel well without taking much space. You can also make Single Card Holders stand out in black.

Then there’s the Combination Sign/Business Card Holder, a proven effective vehicle for halting foot traffic with a Top, Side, or Center Sign Holder, surrounded by six or eight pockets. Imagine the possibilities with gift cards in those pockets, and the promotion itself prominently displayed in the Sign Holder. The advantages of Sign Holders with Business Card Holders are as clear as acrylic and shows how it can be used even beyond the business card.

No matter which way you go, it’s obvious the business card is not going out of style anytime soon. Neither is the Business Card Holder that helps make it – and you – prosper. The possibilities shown here are just the beginning and you can find even more inspiration at www.plasticproductsmfg.com. Show your name in the best possible light with the experts in Business Card Holders at PPM!

New Computer Mount Name Plate Holders for National Clean Out Your Computer Day

New Computer Mount Name Plate Holders for National Clean Out Your Computer DayIf you think of computer cleaning in terms of air dusting keyboards and wiping down monitors, there are a few elements you might not be thinking about. National Clean Out Your Computer Day serves as a reminder about more comprehensive computer cleaning in ways that can help your machine run more efficiently all year long.

Always observed on the second Monday of February, this National Day is designated for internal cleaning and organizing of files and folders while deleting junk files, duplicates, old/obsolete files, and unused programs. Those older files and programs can clog up computer memory, slow down PCs, and create potential problems when downloading data you DO need.

The computer security experts at Norton have also offered a check list of cleaning essentials for National Clean Out Your Computer Day. Norton’s two-prong approach comprehensively covers hardware and how to carefully clean the exterior. The second area moves from the computer’s “body” to its “mind,” i.e. backing up data, updating or removing software, and making sure antivirus software is adequately protecting against malware.

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Computer Name Plate Holder

 

While giving your computer a day of much-needed and well-deserved (hopefully) attention and TLC, here’s something new to add: Style VNPT Computer Mount Name Plate Holders from Plastic Products Mfg. The clear rigid vinyl is practically indestructible and ideal for re-use. It attaches easily to a variety of monitor sizes, making Computer Mount Name Plate Holders especially desirable in open office concepts, call centers, and school and business campuses.

Designed primarily to showcase inserts 6” wide x 2” high, this new introduction also comes with a bonus. Quality heavy-gauge 67 lb white perforated card stock and user-friendly templates are included FREE, giving end users the capability to custom print individual name plates. From there, each Computer Mount Name Plate Holder handles identification durably and with universal appeal.

By the way, National Clean Out Your Computer Day is not a recent development in light of the latest discussions about hacking and privacy. It actually began in 2000…not long after the Y2K scare.