Three Hanging Fasteners Move POS Signage Beyond Grommets

With a history traceable back at least a far as 19th century corsets, grommets have served mankind well for centuries. But considering that we now live in a digital, on-demand world, LexJet believes it’s time to move on to a grommet-free world. Motivated by the belief that holepunches and metal presses should not be a part of a POS display professional’s workday, LexJet now offers three alternatives to the grommet for hagnging banners and other displays.

Banner Ups
Banner Ups are powerful adhesive-backed tabs that attach to the corners of a wide range of banners and other graphics without the need to punch holes. This easy-to-use accessory is actually stronger than grommets, because it spreads stress over a wider area. Banner Ups can be attached to just about any inkjet-printable media, including polypropylene, poster stock, vinyl or even lightweight display substrates.

Promo-Point Power Tabs
Available in regular or mini sizes, Power Tabs are designed with two built-in hanging options. An outer loop can be used for lighter-duty applications, while a center hole is available for outdoor hanging. A new crystal-clear version is recommended for higher-end, full color graphics and allows images to show through right up to the corners.

Promo-Point Budget Banner Hanger
These clear PVC clips are compatible with lightweight signage or banners up to 1/8 in. thick. This easy-to-use accessory is ideal for hanging graphics from suspended ceilings.

Call a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538 for tips on using these products or advice on which fastener would be best for a specific display requirement.

How to Speed Up Turnaround Times for Small-Format POS Signs

Do you have questions related to the production of POS signage? LexJet has the answers! For example, many LexJet customers are beverage wholesalers who want tips on the most efficient way to produce small-format point-of-sale signs for their customers.

Q:  Is there a better way to speed up turnaround times for small-format signs such as table tents, cooler stickers and case cards?A: Many distributors have found that installing a super-fast and easy-to-use OKI digital color printer in the sales department makes a huge difference.

United Distributors in Atlanta needed a boost with small-format point-of-sale signage to provide that additional edge in the market. Turnaround times for case cards, table tents and other similar signage was running up to two weeks.

The answer was an OKI Color Signage Printer installed in the sales department. Tim Heminger, territory manager for United Distributors C-store division, says the installation was plug-and-play, it didn’t require new and expensive software or too much special training.

“A lot of the distributors believe you have to buy an expensive program and train on that software. Microsoft Office comes with Microsoft Publisher, and it works wonderfully with these printers. We’re able to set up some different-sized papers, grab a jpeg image, pop into Publisher and print it,” says Heminger.

Still, after about a month, Heminger realized that they needed an additional printer. The first printer was so convenient and easy to use that demand was quickly outstripping supply. So, the call was placed to LexJet for a new one, meeting United’s demand for a fast and easy solution to its small-format sign needs.