Hanging Signs, Banners, Displays, and More Is Easy
Hanging signs, banners, and ceiling displays are valuable tools for businesses seeking to enhance sales, marketing, and safety measures. Companies worldwide recognize the importance of providing a safe and secure environment for their employees and customers while ensuring a positive shopping or service experience. Ceiling Outfitters is helping professional offices, retail stores, schools, commercial offices, manufacturers, and more with the hardware that makes installing signs, banners, or ceiling displays easy.
Utilizing the ceiling allows you to strategically place your object exactly where you need it. Identify the location for your sign, banner, or display and use the following information to select the correct hanging hardware for fast and easy installation.
Note: Options for safely installing ceiling displays vary based on the type of ceiling, the weight and size of your barrier, and ceiling height, a secure connection can be easily and safely made using a simple combination from the parts shown below.
First, what kind of ceiling do you have?
- For signs, banners, or displays under 10 lbs. »
- For signs, banners, or display shields over 10 lbs. »
- Recessed “T-Bar” drop-ceiling »
If you do not see a solution for your type of ceiling, reach out and let us help you select the components that will work for your project.
E-Z Twist-On Metal Ceiling Clip – Strong steel ceiling clip with superior grip holding up to 30 lbs.
Round Red ClikMagnet – Patented neodymium magnet with up to a 20-lb magnetic pull
LoopLine – Patented cord in black, white, or clear, has a 25-lb tensile strength yet cuts with scissors
UrbanTrapeze 1.5 cable clamp – Self-locking cable adjuster for making adjustable loops in the cable with holding power up to 80 lbs.
Steel Cable – 1/16-inch – 7×7 galvanized uncoated wire cable
Aluminum Crimp – Swaging sleeve for creating a loop with steel cable
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Connecting Solutions for Various Ceilings
Objects Under 10 lbs.
You will need one connecting clip and a strip of LoopLine for each attachment point on your object. Make sure each strip of LoopLine has the same number of loops so the sign, banner, or display will hang level.
Signs usually only require two connection points. However, more may be necessary for longer or thicker material. If your sign material is thin and bows when hung take a look at our guard toppers at the bottom of this page.
• Connect one strip of LoopLine to a Metal Ceiling Clip or ClikMagnet
– Insert one end of LoopLine through the hole in the Ceiling Clip
– Feed the other end through the first loop and pull tight to secure the connection
• Connect Metal Ceiling Clip or ClikMagnet and LoopLine to the Sign, Banner, or Display
– Insert the free end of LoopLine through the hole in the sign, banner, or display
– Feed the end and Ceiling Clip through the first loop and pull tight to secure the connection
• Connect Metal Ceiling Connector with LoopLine and Signs, Banners, or Displays to a “T” bar in your ceilingSee Supplies
Objects Over 10 lbs.
For signs, banners, or displays heavier than 10 lbs, anchor the object to a “T” bar of your standard drop ceiling with an E-Z Twist-On Metal Ceiling Clip, crimped 1/16″ Steel Cable, and an UrbanTrapeze 1.5.
You will need one Metal Ceiling Clip, one UrbanTrapeze, one Crimp and a length of Steel Cable for each connection point of your signs, banners, or display.(Signs usually only require two connection points. However, more may be necessary for a larger display.)
• Connect one length of Steel Cable to a Metal Ceiling Clip
– Insert one end of Steel Cable through the hole in the Ceiling Clip
– Swage end of the cable with an Aluminum Crimp to create a secure loop
• Connect Metal Ceiling Clip and Steel Cable to the Sign, Banner, or Display
– Insert the free end of Steel Cable through a clutch button of the UrbanTrapeze
– Continue through the hole in the sign, banner, or display and up through the other clutch button
– Level your object with the push of either button on the UrbanTrapeze
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With Recessed T-Bar
Use our strong Round Red ClikMagnets to anchor the object to a drop ceiling T-bar that is recessed into the ceiling panels; typically called a Reveal Ceiling Tile. The Round ClikMagnet fits onto the T-bar without damaging the ceiling tile.
Our ClikMagnet is made from rare-earth neodymium material and will not lose its magnetism. The Round Red ClikMagnet has up to a 20 lb. magnetic pull.
Depending on the length of the sign, banner, or display, you will need at least two ClikMagnets in order to spread the weight of the object among several connection points.
Connect the ClikMagnet to your sign, banner, or display with our easy to use LoopLine cord which is available in clear, white or black in 328 ft. or 82 ft. spools and has a tensile strength of 25 lbs.
LoopLine cuts with scissors. Simply count out the same number of loops for each cord. Connect the cord to the ceiling clip and then the sign, banner, or display by looping the line back through itself. Use this link to learn more about using LoopLine.See Supplies
Anchoring to a Finished Ceiling
For finished drywall or wood ceilings, an eye-screw is the best anchor for your sign, banner, or display. Consult your favorite hardware store for the correct size eye-screw and anchor, if needed, for your project. Base your choice of hardware on the weight of what you are hanging.
Add Toppers to Stabilize the Object
Dress-up the appearance and increase the stability of your sign, banner or ceiling display with our E-Z Elliptical Aluminum Banner Hanging System. Adding a top and bottom rail stabilizes the display especially for signs and banners made from thin, flexible material. The rails keep signs from bowing or curling and provide a quality, upscale appearance, along with connection points for attaching to the ceiling. You will find a wide variety of attaching hardware on this page, including LoopLine™ cord and ClikMagnets™.See Supplies
Frequently Asked Questions
- How to hang a sneeze guard?
There are a number of factors you need to consider, including ceiling type, ceiling height, the weight of your chose sign, personal preference, etc. But, it’s easier than you may think.
We’re very confident that you’ll find an easy, low-cost, less invasive solution that will work for your ceilings and workplace.
- Is there plexiglass hanging hardware?
Absolutely yes. What you use will depend on your ceiling type, ceiling height, and the thickness and weight of the plexiglass guard.
- How do I clean my vinyl display?
The best cleaner is with warm water and a mild soap solution with a microfiber cloth. Be sure and rinse well with clear water. There are commercial products on the market including Mat Pro, 303, and Imar. Be sure and follow the directions carefully.
DO NOT USE bleach, ammonia, alcohol, or other harsh cleaners which could cause the vinyl to cloud over. Read the labels carefully.
Always test a small corner of the display before cleaning the whole material.
- What are the requirements for hanging a safety signs?
There are specific regulations, depending on the type of sign, but safety signs should be installed anywhere where your employees interact with the public, and hanging them is a great alternative to the floor or counter-based signs or displays.
You will need: