They are available in a range of colours and finishes, the most popular being satin chrome, polished chrome, brass and black. They are fundamentally made up of two parts, the barrel (female part) and thread (male part). The standoff or barrel is fixed directly to the wall where your acrylic, glass or wood panel is secured by simply screwing the thread through the holes in the panel to connect it to the barrel. Sign supports are very easy to install, once they are fixed to the wall, they simply screw in and out by hand, not tools needed.
Sign supports come in a huge range of sizes, ranging in different diameters and standoffs. It is possible to create a wall display with many different depths by simply altering the size of the standoff. Due to the sign supports being fixed directly to the wall it ensures their durability and strength, which means they are suitable to hold large panels. It is recommended that 4 sign supports should be used for acrylic panels measuring below 800mm x 800mm and 6 for acrylic panels measuring up to 1550mm x 1550mm. For panels measuring above this or made of a different material, it is recommended to ask the advice of your supplier.
You may find that the prices of sign supports vary quite dramatically from supplier to supplier. This could be because some are manufactured in the UK (the more expensive ones) and others are imported from the Far East (the cheaper alternatives). You may find some of the ranges from the Far East are hollow, which can sometimes reflect on their price; however this is not always the case. The material with which the sign supports are made may also reflect their price. Typical materials include brass, aluminum and stainless steel.
It is also possible to use two sign supports that are joined together to hold two pieces of acrylic to create a sandwich effect. This is an ideal solution to display photographs, prints and pieces of art. The graphic simply slots between the acrylic panel and is sandwiched together using the sign supports.
There are many different display options that sign supports can be used to create. If you have any questions regarding their versatility of sign supports, get in touch with your supplier who should be able to answer all of your questions.