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How To Hang Small Signs and Banners Less Than 10 Pounds From Drop Ceilings

“How do I hang small signs or banners from my drop ceiling” is a common question people ask, and with the right tools and techniques, it can be simple task to complete.

Creating an appealing display for your space involves more than just a sign with attractive graphics. How and where you mount your signs or banners is crucial to enhancing the signs visibility and overall effectiveness. For those dealing with drop ceilings using standard T-bar, two effective and visually pleasing connecting methods include our ClikMagnets and our E-Z Twist-On Metal Ceiling Clip. The ClikMagnets range is pulling power from 5 to 20 lbs.

  • The Regular ClikMagnet has up to a 5 lb. pull.
  • The Super ClikMagnet and Round Blue have up to a 10 lb. pull
  • The Round Red has up to a 20 lb. pull.

ClikMagnets attached to the sign with LoopLine are easily installed from the safety of the floor using our installation tools the MagPole and MagMover.

The E-Z Twist-On part rotates onto the T-bar and requires the use of a ladder. The E-Z Twist-On Metal Ceiling clip has a greater holder power of up to 30 lbs. It too is compatible with LoopLine

Our LoopLine connecting cord joins the sign to either ceiling clip. LoopLine ensures your sign hang level. Knot tying is not required with LoopLine. This part is available in 82 ft. and 328 ft. spools in white, clear or black. It has a strong 25 lb. tensile strength and replaces monofilament, string and barb and possibly jack-chain.

This guide walks you through the process of securely hanging your signs, banners, or displays using our ceiling clips and LoopLine connecting cord.

 

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Getting Started: Tools and Materials

Before you begin the installation process, gather the necessary tools and materials:

  • Preferred ClikMagnets or the E-Z Twist-On Metal Celling Clip.
  • LoopLine cord
  • The sign, banner, or display you wish to hang.
  • Scissors for cutting LoopLine.

Ensure that you have one connecting clip and a strip of LoopLine for each attachment point on your object. Additionally, make sure that each strip of LoopLine has the same number of loops to ensure a level hang for your display.

 

Step 1: Connecting LoopLine to Ceiling Clip or ClikMagnet

Start by connecting one strip of LoopLine to the Metal Ceiling Clip or ClikMagnet:

Step 2: Connecting Metal Ceiling Clip or ClikMagnet and LoopLine to the Display

Now, connect the Metal Ceiling Clip or ClikMagnet and LoopLine to your sign, banner, or display:

Step 3: Connecting Metal Ceiling Connector with LoopLine and Display to "T" Bar

Complete the installation by connecting the Metal Ceiling Connector with LoopLine and your signs, banners, or displays to a "T" bar in your ceiling:

Tips and Considerations

  • Signs typically require two connection points, but for longer or thicker materials, additional attachment points may be necessary.
  • If your sign material is thin and tends to bow when hung, consider using guard toppers, which are available at the bottom of this page.

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FAQ

What's the easiest way to hang lightweight signs from drop ceilings?

The easiest way to hang lightweight signs or banners (under 10 pounds) from drop ceilings is by using Round Red ClikMagnets and LoopLine cord. This method allows for a simple, tool-free installation process. The magnets attach directly to the metal T-bars of the drop ceiling, while the LoopLine cord connects your sign to the magnet. This setup ensures a secure hang, allows for quick adjustments, and provides a clean, professional look.

Can I use ClikMagnets to hang banners from ceilings with T-bars?

Yes, ClikMagnets are especially effective for hanging banners from ceilings with T-bars, also known as Reveal Ceiling Tiles. The strong magnetic pull of Round Red ClikMagnets makes them suitable for securely attaching to the metal T-bars, even in recessed or reveal setups. This ensures your banners are hung safely and remain in place, offering a visually appealing display in your space.

How do I make sure my sign hangs evenly using LoopLine cord?

To ensure your sign hangs evenly using LoopLine cord, make sure each strip of LoopLine connected to your sign or banner has the same number of loops. This equal distribution of length and tension will help maintain a level hang for your display. It’s also important to use one connecting clip and a strip of LoopLine for each attachment point on your sign, adjusting as necessary to achieve the perfect balance.

What should I do if my lightweight sign or banner begins to bow when hung?

If your lightweight sign or banner begins to bow when hung, consider using guard toppers in addition to the ClikMagnets and LoopLine cord. Guard toppers can provide additional support to the material, helping to maintain its shape and appearance when displayed. They are an effective solution for thinner materials that may not hold their form as well when suspended, ensuring your signage remains attractive and professional-looking.

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