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Innovative, Value driven, American made since 1919. Customization and speed are our specialties!


This month we are going to focus on a growing product line: Halos ™ and Halo Rails ™.


There are many decisions that go into an effective Visual Merchandising Plan. Designers must consider every little detail from the moment the customer arrives at their store. What’s the path for customers looking to complete a BOPIS purchase? What path do we want consumers to follow for in-store purchases?  What will grab shoppers attention to draw them deeper into the store or compel a purchase? 

 
At Testrite Visual, we work with Visual Merchandisers to design and execute effective strategies for your retail customers and your priority to create the best design plan that considers a 360-degree view of the customer experience. One that will maximize horizontal and vertical spaces to grab attention to deliver customer messaging.  One of the best ways to maximize vertical space and draw customers deeper into the store is through hanging graphics and hardware.  
 
Testrite Visual has a broad category of hanging hardware solutions.  This month we are going to focus on a growing product line: Halos ™  and Halo Rails ™.  
 
Halos ™  are circular 3 dimensional aluminum structures wrapped in tension fabric. Halo Rails ™  can be circular, straight, or curves/arcs, and provide a top and bottom rail for styrene or pole pocket fabric graphics.  We’ll dive into each one to give you more details. 

 

Straight Rail System 

Halo Straight Rails™ kits use top and bottom aluminum profiles with graphic holders and sliding hanging hooks.  The sliding hanging hooks make for an easy installation process.  Halo Straight Rail™ is available from 24” up to 72” standard.  If you need custom or longer lengths, or multiple sections, we offer custom capabilities with low minimums of only ten units.
 
Halo Straight Rails™ are a great straight banner hanging system for use in retail environments or Trade shows, providing an attractive and simple method to display long Styrene graphics or long Pole Pocket in a finished manner. The bottom rail hanging down serves to help “stretch” straight the graphic. The length of graphic is up to you, as the top and bottom rails are connected via your graphic.
 
When ordering, customers can specify Fabric Hemmed Graphics or Styrene Graphics.  Fabric Hemmed Graphics use included plastic dowels which are hemmed into pole pocket graphics.  The Styrene Graphics hang from internally placed screw spacer sets which are included in the kit. We do also offer a staple on plastic U extrusion for our Halo Straight Rails™, though these are “custom” order items.
 
As a US manufacturer, custom is our specialty.  Testrite Visual is also equipped to handle custom orders including super large custom structures and sizes with low minimums. Custom color banner hanging systems are also available.

Curved Shape System   

Testrite Visual offers three Curved Shape systems.  Halos™, Halo Rails™, and the new Mini Halo Rails™.  
 

Halos™ 

 
Halos™ is our original curved shape tension fabric graphic system.  The hardware practically disappears behind your graphics.  These mated circle frames are great for retail, tradeshow, and industrial applications. Graphics are typically provided for the outside of the ring, with the inside open, allowing for the same or differentiated graphics on the inside and the outside. On brand messages to customers on the inside of the ring where not everyone will look allow a convenient avenue for creativity ideal for the Social Media generation looking to post with a #hashtag.
 
Halos™ are offered in two styles; the standard Halos™  or the tapered design.  The standard Halos™ are made with an equal diameter on the top and bottom. The Tapered Halos™ feature a larger diameter top and a smaller diameter bottom. Custom diameter and custom height Halos™ round stretch fabric structures are both available.
 
Whether you order the Straight Halos™ or Tapered Halos™ , this hardware is made from high-quality aluminum with a satin anodized finish.  Steel Eye Bolts are included and units should be professionally installed.  To make installation easy, the Halo ™  units come with swage and spring button assembly with easy coded connection points.    
 
Halos™ integrate well with other hardware. We offer Hanging Harnesses as well which allow our circular structures to all hang from a single point. This cuts down on installation time, only needing to hang from a single point, and it can allow the Halos™ to spin, either on a motor you supply or with ambient airflows. Other complementary accessories including adjustable hanging cables are an easy add on to any order to make sure you have everything you need.  
 
Our Halos™ are suspended aluminum tubular frame structures which hold stretch fabric graphic circular structures. This unit can be made with a companion pillowcase graphic featuring beautifully printed stretch fabric, which should be ordered at the same time to ensure a perfect fit.  However, the Halo™  is also sold as a hardware-only unit.  If you are supplying your own graphics, we recommend purchasing the frame first, and then ensuring your printer or printing operation has the frame on hand at the time the graphics are being finished to ensure the right fit. Graphics can be digitally printed or provided in a single color to match a Pantone.




 

Halo Rails ™ 

 
Halo Rails ™ are an innovative and affordable hanging hardware unit that makes it easy for you to maximize your vertical marketing space.  Halo Rails™ are available standard from 6’ in diameter up to 12’ in diameter giving your brand a large canvas upon which to paint your message and grab your customer’s attention.
 
Halo Rails ™ are made from high-quality aluminum with a satin finish.  Halo Rails™ are curved to form circles. They include both a top rail and a bottom rail, with the height dictated by your graphic.
 
One of the benefits of the Halo Rails™  is that you can order them for fabric or styrene graphics.  When ordering for fabric graphics, Testrite provides a dowel for use inside the pole pockets and of your graphic. When ordering for styrene graphics, Testrite provides a U shaped plastic extrusion for you to staple to the top and bottom of your graphic.
 
The Halo Rails™ round hanging banner system is lightweight, easy to assemble and no vertical struts are needed.  During the manufacturing process, we attach matching eyebolts to make hanging easier.   You can also  reposition the eyebolts as needed. These units can be installed hanging from each of the eye bolts individually, or purchase a hanging harness accessory to hang the entire structure from one point.
 
Looking for something custom? We offer PMS color matching, custom shapes, custom sizes, and more! 
 

Mini Halo Rails™ 

 
In May 2022, Testrite Visual released a new, mini version of the popular Halo Rails™, aptly named the Mini Halo Rails™.  Like its predecessor, the Mini Halo Rails™ have many of the same benefits but with a new smaller look!  
 
The biggest change with the Mini Halo Rails™ is that it has a much smaller profile than the original Halo Rails™.  There were two primary reasons why Testrite Visual developed this product.  The first was in the interest of maximizing the raw materials which are getting more precious, to help save our customers money.  If we can provide a similar product with the same capabilities at a lower cost, while maximizing raw materials, that is a win for everyone!  The second reason is we know our customers want the focus to be on the graphic message, not the hardware. A slimmer hanging rail means less hardware to see and more attention to your message.
 
Graphics integration is at the heart of everything we do at Testrite, and the Mini Halo Rails™ are no exception.  Customers still have the option to choose styrene or fabric graphics for units from 6’ in diameter up to 12’ in diameter, but with the added benefit of a smaller profile. 
 
The Mini Halo Rails™ ships unassembled for low-cost shipping and adjustable bolt assembly attachments are included.  
 

LIT Halos™ 

Testrite Visual is always looking for ways to make our hardware even better with continuous innovations in shapes, sizes, colors, and graphics integration.  Now, we are excited to offer LIT Halos™. These backlit circular stretch fabric graphic structures POP! These lit tension fabric structures can be show stoppers. These bring together our durable hardware, beautiful dye sublimation printed graphics AND LED lighting, all in one unit.
 
Testrite’s LIT Halos™ features high-efficiency LED Torpedo Lights.  The torpedo design extends lighting in all directions, providing an incredible visual effect for your graphics! Each individual light offers 5000 lumens! The lighting units are ETL-listed lighting units and feature a daisy chain design so only one power cord is needed for up to 6 lights.   The number of lights per unit will depend on the size of the unit.

Lit Halos™ are custom and available for quoting by our sales team. Lit Halos™ features a drum fabric cover design. Keep in mind that with a drum fit graphic, you’ll want to coordinate with your safety teams to ensure there are no sprinkler coverage concerns that need to be addressed.
 
Keep in mind that many of our products are available with lighting accessories so just ask if you need something in addition to our LIT Halo Rails ™. 
 

Related Solutions

 
Similar to the Halos™, our Circle Moons™ are a single-layer circular aluminum tube structure for stretch fabric graphics. These are available for mounting parallel to the ceiling. They can also be a popular choice for projecting onto round screens by ordering the Circle Moons™ with eye bolts to allow for hanging vertically / perpendicular to the ceiling, and wrapping the Circle Moons™ in white stretch fabric.
 

Ordering & Shipping 

 
Testrite Visual has a great e-commerce-enabled website where you can easily browse, shop and order all your Halo Straight Rails™, Halo Rails™, Mini Halo Rails™, or Circle Moons™  right online.  But, if you need something custom, have questions, or just want to talk with one of our product specialists, we have a dedicated team of experts ready to help you.  Reach out today to discuss your project.  
 
Testrite offers national and international shipping with logistics support from start to finish.  We also optimize packaging to reduce shipping costs.  We can drop ship for print partners and/or work as part of a team to coordinate nationwide rollouts for big brands.  
 
About 

Testrite Visual is Testrite Visual is an elite manufacturer of visual display solutions for local and national retail store brands.  Their team of design, visual merchandising experts, and engineers strive daily to look for new ways to make their retail visual display solutions even better. As a fourth-generation, 102-year-old family-owned and operated business and American manufacturer, we focus on providing hardware and solutions to integrate graphics into the retail environment.   To learn more about Testrite’s contact Testrite today.
 

Two New Hanging Hardware Signage Structure Solutions from Testrite Visual 

 
Hackensack, New Jersey - Testrite Visual Products is pleased to announce two new ceiling hung visual displays.
 
Testrite is an elite manufacturer of visual display solutions for local and national retail brands and stores.  Their team of designers, visual merchandisers, and engineers strive daily to look for new ways to make their retail visual display solutions even better.  Over the last several months they have been focused on optimizing the already popular Halo Rails™.  Now, Halo Rails™ are available in a new smaller size - introducing Mini Halo Rails™! 
 
With Mini Halo Rails™, retailers have an even slimmer profile option to hang circular or long straight styrene and pole pocket fabric graphics from their ceilings. The narrow profile helps keep the focus on the graphics, not the hardware.  Mini Halo Rails™ are made with the same popular adjustable bolt assembly as our full size system, and utilize the same graphic attachment methods.   Mini Halo Rails™ also uses less material and is lighter weight.
 
Testrite is also excited to announce LIT Halos™, offering the opportunity to amplify these attractive stretch fabric structures with lighting.  Customers can add High-Efficiency LED Torpedo lighting to Halos™ to really grab the attention of in-store consumers or for those at trade shows.  
 
“At Testrite Visual, we believe that the best hardware does its job, holds up over time, and fades behind the graphic putting your message first,” says President Jeffrey Rubin. “Testrite remains committed to retail visual innovation and meeting the ever-changing demands of leading retailers and brands who want to stand out in a competitive market and believe in the importance of using exceptional hardware.”
 
Testrite Visual works with brands and retailers of all sizes. Testrite partners with many to be their in house source for prototypes and in store environmental visuals. With no or low minimums, shipping and logistics support for nationwide and global rollouts, and US Manufacturing, Testrite has a differentiated offering in the marketplace.  
 
For more information about Halos™, Halo Rails™ and other hanging graphics hardware, visit www.testrite.com
 
ABOUT 
 
Testrite Visual is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated business and American manufacturer focused on providing hardware and solutions to integrate graphics into the retail environment. 

Testrite Visual Attending CStore-Point 2022 Regional Conference


Testrite Visual Attending CStore-Point 2022 Regional Conference 
 
Hackensack, New Jersey - Testrite Visua l is pleased to announce it will be attending the 2022 CStore-Point Regional Conference in Coronado, California at the Hotel Del Coronado, from May 22 - 25, 2022.  The CStore-Point Regional Conference is a strategic trade forum that brings together Retail Executives and Suppliers into one venue to discuss and connect on the topics that impact the retail experience in 2022 and beyond. 
 
Brand Retail Executives come to CStore-Point to discuss the changing landscape of the in-store experience, and how this impacts visual merchandising including interior design, merchandising, fixturing, equipment and food service.  Suppliers come to CStore-Point to grow their network and build relationships with brand executives to discuss innovative solutions with forward-thinking executives, who are looking for fresh ideas to meet the needs of modern consumers and retail expectations.  
 
“It has never been a better time to attend this long-standing networking event” says, Paula Goodelman, Sales Manager at Testrite Visual. “It is a great opportunity for our Sales and Product Specialists to bring new ideas to the table, gain and nurture valuable connections, and support executives of major retail brands who want to stay at ahead of the curve for retail innovation.” 
 
Sean Mahoney and Matt Dickey will be at CStore-Point from Testrite.  Visitors are invited to reach out to Paula Goodelman with questions, to arrange a meeting or to request specific product information.  
 
Visit the CSTore-Point Website for more information. https://cpmgevents.com/c-storepoint/ 
 
ABOUT 
 
Testrite Visual is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated business and American manufacturer focused on providing hardware and solutions to integrate graphics into the retail environment. 
 
Testrite Visual Exhibits at Alliance Franchise Brand Trade Show in Minneapolis, Minnesota 
 
Hackensack, New Jersey - Testrite Visual is excited to exhibit at the upcoming Alliance Franchise Brand Convention and Trade Show coming up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 18th and 19th.  
 
Alliance Franchise Brands LLC is the franchisor of more than 600 locations in North America and delivers printing, marketing and graphic communications solutions.  This Convention and Trade Show will bring together hundreds of suppliers who work within the signage and hardware industry.  
 
“Testrite Visual has been the premier source of high-quality hardware since our doors first opened in 1919” says, Sales Manager, Paula Goodelman. “As a one-stop-shop for all franchise hardware needs, the Alliance Franchise Brands convention is a perfect fit for us and we are looking forward to building existing relationships and making new connections.” 
 
Michael Levine will be attending the Alliance Franchise Brands Conference Convetion and Trade Show and will be on hand to meet with visitors in Booth Number 1108.  Testrite Visual will have dozens of hardware solutions on display, along with new catalogs, and knowledgeable product specialists to answer any questions.  
 
Visit the Alliance Franchise Brands website at https://alliancefranchisebrands.com/
 
ABOUT 
 
Testrite Visual is a fourth-generation family-owned and operated business and American manufacturer focused on providing hardware and solutions to integrate graphics into the retail environment. 

Choosing a Banner Stand


Banner Stands 

Banner Stands are a portable hardware display solution used by business professionals around the world.  From retail stores to trade shows, Portable Banner Stands are an important part of the visual merchandising plan.  

 

Testrite Visual has twenty-five different styles of banner stands to accommodate interior and exterior applications, in adjustable and fixed sizes, and for one dimensional and three dimensional designs.  Explore all our banner stands in this week's blog post.   


Choosing a Banner Stand 

When selecting an Interior Banner Stand, Testrite makes it easy to find just what you are looking for and we offer standard and custom options.   Most customers start their Banner Stand search with the following selections:

 

·         Interior or Exterior Banner Stand 

·         Fixed Width Banner Stand or an Adjustable Banner Stand

·         Pole pocket Banner Stand, Hook & Loop Banner Stand or SnapGraphic Banner Standhttps://www.testrite.com/products/banner-stands/graphic-gripper

·         Single Sided Banner Stands, Double Sided Banner Stands, and Banner Stand Towers / Banner Stand Partitions

·         Single or Double Sided graphics 

·         Stationary or Retractable Banner Stand 

·         Dye Sublimation Graphics, Pillowcase Fabric Graphics, Vinyl Graphics, Poster Graphic, Styrene Graphics or Banner Graphics

·         Graphic thickness 

·         Base style - square base, marquis base, round base, travel base   

 

Our website makes it easy to see which features are available with which banner stands and to easily make your selections so you get exactly what you need. 

 

 

Interior Banner Stands

Retractable Banner Stands 

 

Retractable Banner Stands are designed with convenience and portability in mind because you can easily set up and take down banner stands and transport them as needed whether that is across the store, across town or around the world.  

 

Testrite specifically manufactures our Mercury Retractable Banner Stand which has no cartridge and instead uses a Velcro® Brand Hook & Loop to attach graphics.  This method of installation makes graphic change outs quick and easy, and makes your hardware more affordable because you can use it again and again.   Our cartridge free retractable banner stands were a hit when we introduced them 20 years ago and they continue to be on of our best banner stands and still Made in the USA Banner Stand.

 

Customers can choose from 24” wide up to 60” wide, in single or double sided configurations.  Testrite Mercury Retractable Banner Stands are available in standard silver or black, come with a soft carry bag, and we offer an optional hard case with insert.  

 

In 2022, Testrite Visual is pleased to celebrate 20 years of manufacturing the world's best Retractable Banner Stands. 

 

Pole Pocket Banner Stands 

 

Ås we say at Testrite, the best hardware should disappear into the background and let your graphics stand out!  Our Pole Pocket Banner Stands do just that with silver hardware poles that easily integrate with precisely stitched graphics to create a beautiful aesthetic and are available in classic and large format styles.  

 

Classic format Banner Pole Pocket Banner Stands include the Classic Banner Stand Pole Pocket, Classic Fixed Width, Classic Fixed Width Towers, and Promo Banner Stands.  Pole Pocket Banner Stands, Classic Fixed Width and Promo Banner stands offer single and double sided graphics integration.  The classic Fixed Width Towers offers a three dimensional display solution with triangular, square, and partition style applications that easily integrate with graphics, lightings and literature holders. 

 

Within the Pole Pocket Banner Stand product line is also our Large Format Banner Stand and our American Eagle Banner Stand. These large format Pole Pocket Banner Stands are perfect for Trade Shows, Events, Grand Openings, Red Carpet Events, Step and Repeat Banner Stands, Gala’s, and photo backdrops. PLUS, keep your hardware and swap out your graphics so you can use them again and again.  

 

 Pillowcase Banner Stands 

 

As the name implies, Pillowcase Banner Stands specifically use only Pillowcase Graphics.  Pillowcase graphics are a tension fabric graphics that easily slip over display hardware.  This creates a very clean aesthetic so that the hardware disappears even more fully behind the graphics so all you really see is the base and customers can select Silver or Black to get the right look.   

 

Testrite manufactures many standard styles of Pillowcase Banner Stands which includes the Alle Banner Stand, Harmony Banner Stand, Straight Flat Wall Banner Stand, Visual Graphic Stands, and Horizon Pillowcase Frames.    While many of the Banner Stands we offer are square or rectangular in shape, our Alle Banner Stands offer three unique banner top styles - Curved, Angled or Flat Top.   The Harmony Banner Stand is the world's easiest to assemble Banner Stand System ever and is also available in Harmony Air Banner Stand which is the world’s most lightweight banner stand and perfect for traveling sales teams!   The Straight Flat Wall and Visual Graphic Banner Stands are simple, easy to transport and assemble and available in a variety of sizes, and the ideal fabric pillowcase step and repeat banner stand. The Horizon Pillowcase provides 3D dimensionality, with rectangles and triangles that can be used freestanding (or ceiling hung).

 

Graphic Gripper Banner Stands

 

Testrite offers six styles of Graphics Gripper Banner Stands including the Nexus Snapbar Banner Stand, Apollo SnapGraphics, GripGraphic Banner Stands, CGO Grip Graphic Banner Stands, and Promo Banner Stand.

 

Graphic Gripper Banner Stands use specialized hardware to quickly, easily and precisely lock in graphics for a secure and neat appearance.  The Nexus SnapBar Banner Stand is adjustable and requires no graphic end finishing.  The Simple Standees Round Tubing Banner Stands work with Styrene Graphics up 3 mil thick.    The Apollo SnapGraphics Banner Stand is a fixed width Banner Stand and dual upright Banner Stand and accommodates graphics up to 70 mil thick with no graphic finishing required and finished aluminum knobs.  The GripGraphic Banner stand offers our most precise Grip Graphic installation using an ingenious bar snap closure with incredible strength and torque giving your hardware and graphics the most precise look.    The CGO GripGraphic Banner Stand uses Patented GripGraphic bars to hold graphics in place with finished end caps and adjustable height.  The Quest Banner Stand works with store displays, skids, and pallets. The  shovel base easily slides under stacks of goods to display signage around the product.  Lastly, the Promo Graphic Gripper Banner Stand comes available in Pole Pocket, Hook and Loop or SnapGraphic design with either single or double sided graphics and adjustable heights thanks to our signature telescopic tubing design. Customers love our Gripping Banner stands because they’re unique in that these banner stands require no graphic finishing, saving time and money.

 

Hoop & Loop Banner Stands 

 

The Hook and Loop feature on Testrite Banner Stands feature Velcro that make it easy to adjust and change displays.   Testrite manufactures five different styles of Hook & Loop Banner Stands which includes the Square Tubing Simple Standees, Classic Banner Stands, Ultra UB Banner Stands.  The Mercury Retractable and Promo Banner Stands already mentioned, also use this graphic integration method.  The Simple Standee Square Tubing has two included Hook and loop closure and can be assembled in less than 5 minutes. The Ultra UB Banner Stand used a footless design and Hook & Loop closure with spring-loaded graphic tension and works great with inkjet media.  

 

Other Banner Stands - Yes there are more!

With multiple decades of experience manufacturing banner stands, we have a wide range of unique Banner Stand options.  Additional banner stand options include the Simple Standees Round Tubing which attached a graphic with Xmas clips and the Quest Banner Stand and Pallet Banner Stand, both of which are designed to be placed under skids.  We have also worked with many customers to develop many unique banner stand options.


Outdoor Banner Stands 

Traditional banner stand installation often involves interior applications, but more and more businesses are starting to take advantage of exterior space to maximize their advertising, and the benefits are paying off.  

 

FedEx Office and Ketchum Global Research conducted research on the impact of business signage.  This research shows that 70% of people surveyed agree that signage attracts new customers to stores they had never been to before.  This research also showed that signage is a great word-of-mouth tool, and people would refer to a business just because of the signage alone.  This research also showed that a company’s signage is a reflection of the quality of its product or services.  Furthermore, businesses who opt out of exterior signage are missing out on attracting nearly 60% more potential customers who would not enter a place of business if there is no signage. 

 

If you are looking to optimize your exterior advertising space, Testrite's new Outdoor Banner Stands with Hiring Graphic are the perfect solution.  We offer a Feather Flag with Spike banner stand that stands 14’ high with a carbon composite pole and sustains winds of up to 25 MPH.  This banner stands is sold with an included mesh fabric, double-sided printed graphic that is 24.25” wide x 140” high, and reads, "Hiring Now".  Easy graphic changes are important so customers can keep a variety of graphics on hand for sales, specials, and seasonal messaging and swap out graphics as needed.  We can also customize your Outdoor Banner Stand graphics for orders in quantities of ten or more.  


Banner Stand Accessories 

Testrite Visual has developed a series of accessories to complement our extensive line of US Made Banner Stands. 

 

Carrying Case  

 We know that our high quality banner stands are used for more than static installations including Real Estate Open Houses, Hiring Fairs, Trade Shows, Mobile retail stores.  For these applications, customers want a banner stand that is easy to transport.   Testrite Banner Stands can be ordered with a companion carrying case.  Specify when ordering. 

 

Lighting

Lighting is frequently used for visual merchandising displays.  Testrite has LED lighting attachments that integrate with any of our Banner Stands.   Our lighting is conveniently adaptable to one-sided or two-sided Banner Stands, and can be used for Clamp-On, Pop-Up, Table Top and Wall mounted hardware.  

 

This lighting accessory is only 10 ½” wide and made from brushed nickel with a moveable swivel head, which gives it a clean, functional aesthetic.  The lighting has a cool white color temperature and is extremely bright with 450 lumens while still offering 50,000 working hours lifetime, and consuming only 6 watts and 12 volts and it comes with a power cord.

 

If you need Banner Stand Lighting accessories talk to us today!

 

Literature Holders 

 

For many Banner Stand installation,s the ability to integrate hardware to house brochures, rack cards, or other customer literature is extremely important.  Our brochure holders are made from Acrylic or Wire and come in 12 different models accommodating both pamphlets and catalog size literature.  Pamphlet holders are 4” x 1 ½” and brochure holders are 9” x 1 ½” with varying diameters.  Testrite literature holders easily snap on to any banner stand.  Specify when ordering which literature holder attachment you need. 

 

How To Order 

Testrite VIsual has created a user friendly website where you can easily shop, compare styles and prices and visualize the Banner Stand designs you are considering.  Testrite is manufacturer direct and US made and is committed to quality, value and reliability at every stage of your transaction.  If you need something custom, that is our specialty and customers can fill out a Custom Request Form to specific your requirements.  We help with design, development, prototypes and final manufacturing with low minimums and quick turn around.     Testrite also offers generous reseller discounts and partners with companies nationwide.  

 

Get in Touch

Since 1919, Testrite Visual has been US made, and that tradition continues today.  Our sales, support and manufacturing teams are located in Hackensack, NJ which means quicker responses to requests with improved customer experience like quick quotes, fast lead times, and lead time confidence.  

Contact us today at 888-873-2735 to find out how we can help create the visual merchandising solutions your business needs whether it's a local shop or a nationwide rollout, Tesrite has the expertise and experience to meet your hardware and graphic needs.


Testrite Visual Celebrates 20 Years Manufacturing Retractable Banner Stands


Testrite Visual Celebrates 20 Years Manufacturing Retractable Banner Stands 





 
2022 marks the 20th anniversary of one of Testrite Visual’s most popular products - the Mercury Retractable Banner Stand.  This innovative banner stand design has been wowing customers since they were first released in 2002. They remain a “Best in Class” solution for customers throughout North America.  They are still made “rite” in the USA at Testrite’s industry-leading manufacturing facility in Hackensack, NJ. 
 
Testrite’s Retractable Banner Stands are built to last and designed to impress even after 20 years.  These banner stands do not require a cartridge, which saves time and money. They can be assembled without tools and they feature adjustable heights.  The Mercury Retractable Banner Standard is made with high-quality aluminum casing and steel sides which makes this branding hardware lightweight, durable and world-class. Hook and Loop graphic attachment makes it easy to swap out graphics and the top crossbar easily attaches with a knob.  These retractable banner stands were designed using Testrite’s unique telescopic tubing so it offers infinite height adjustments from 36” high to 96” high and up to 60” wide.  


 
Mercury Retractable Made in USA Banner Stands are perfect for permanent visual merchandising designs or seasonal sales and specials.  The lightweight carrying case, or optional hard carrying cases, also means the Mercury Retractable Banner Stand is also a perfect fit or today’s mobile installations like pop-up shops, Farmer's Markets, seasonal boutiques, trade shows, airports, malls, and more.   Graphics integration is at the heart of every Testrite product so the Mercury Retractable Banner Stand can be ordered for use with single or double-sided graphics. 
Testrite Visual offers an easy online order process and robust discounts for retail and print partners.  Testrite is US-Made, with a green supply line, quick quotes, lead time confidence and fast shipping, with stateside sales and support staff to offer the best customer experience.  
Customers can visit www.testrite.com or call 888-873-2735 to learn more and talk about their projects.  Testrite is an innovative, value-driven, and American-made partner who is capable of handling all your evolving advertising needs.
 

About Us 

Testrite Visual is a fourth-generation, 102-year-old family-owned and operated business and American manufacturer focused on providing hardware and solutions to integrate graphics into the retail environment. Testrite specializes in creating innovative visual display solutions to elevate visual merchandising.  For more information regarding our banner stands and options, contact us today! 

Outdoor Hardware Solutions from Testrite Visual


Outdoor Hardware Solutions from Testrite Visual  

Every business can utilize the power of advertisement. Advertisement is what propels businesses forward, and is second to none when it comes to growing your business and bringing more customers in.  In the digital age we are living in today most advertising efforts are naturally put into digital advertising and advertising within a retail store, but what about the opportunity outside certain businesses to also move the needle.  
 
For the 103 years, Testrite Visual has excelled at creating interior hardware and graphic solutions but now it is time to take things outside.  There is a clear need for outdoor hardware solutions, especially as we head into the warmer months with more outdoor dining and foot traffic.  
 

Outdoor Product Design Process

As we approached designing the perfect outdoor hardware there were a few considerations that Testrite took into account that most outdoor hardware is:
• Made of cheap plastic, or steel that is prone to rusting from continuous exposure 
• Bulky and requires filling a ballast up with water or sand to keep it in place
• Distracts from the graphic with large springs
• Doesn’t really think about the graphics integration which means inconsistent installation and aesthetics 
• Lacking custom capabilities which many brands need and want   
 
When Testrite set out to design outdoor hardware we wanted to provide a solution that was simple, economical, and most importantly durable and rust-resistant.  
 
Thanks to our in-house team of visual merchandisers, hardware designers, engineers, and CAD technicians we were able to quickly develop a prototype, test, and roll out our first outdoor hardware products - the Outdoor A-Frame SignHolder.   
 

What Is the Outdoor A-frame?

Most likely, you have walked past a local restaurant or coffee shop and noticed a sidewalk sandwich sign by the front door. These advertisements bring in tons of foot traffic in busy areas and can boost business even without foot traffic. Drive-by advertisements near a street corner can boost sales by a large margin. 
 
Most signage and hardware is standing and 48” or taller, designed to sit on a tabletop, or be hung from a wall or ceiling.  Those options don’t work for exterior installations because they are too large, are impractical, and often do not comply with city ordinances in busy, downtown areas around signage sizes.  It may also only be one-sided which does not work if there is traffic coming from multiple directions.  When it comes to outdoor signage, the hardware also needs to be easy to set up and takedown by all associates.  
 
The Testrite Outdoor A-frame is the best solution in this installation.  It features sturdy yet lightweight Aluminum A-Frame construction.  It has two “faces” connected by a unique hinge-design.  The A-Frame is easy to set up, lightweight for ease of portability and it will lay flat when not in use. It also ships in a small box, minimizing freight costs.
 

Design Options

The A-Frame Sign Holder is available as a 22” x 24” Outdoor A Frame, and as a 24” x 36” Outdoor A Frame. These A Frames are available in standard Silver aluminum or Matte black finish and they both feature angled non-slip tips.  Both designs also have their own unique design features.   
 
We know this hard is also going to be used outside so naturally, we had to put the hardware to the test.  These units have been tested against 150 mph rated leaf blower, which can be seen on our youtube channel in one of the most enjoyable videos we’ve ever made. While it’s safe to say these signs aren’t going anywhere on your average day on the sidewalk, it’s recommended to bring the signs indoors during significant stormy weather. 
 

A-Frame SignHolder  

The Outdoor A-Frame SignHolder is our most economical hardware solutions. It was specifically designed with sidewalk installations in mind.  The outdoor hardware weighs just ~8 pounds so Associates can easily set up and take down the unit and store them in an office, trunk, or storage office when not in use.  This design is made with shorter legs for a lower center of gravity, meaning more of the face is taken up by your graphics.
 
Integrating graphics into the A-Frame SignHolder is so easy with a top entry slot for graphics up to 1/4” thick which can be installed on one or both sides.  After installing the graphics only 1” of the graphic on left and right will be covered by the hardware giving you maximum space for advertising!
 
The A-Frame SignHolder is sold unassembled for cost-efficient shipping but the unit can be assembled in less than 2 minutes so you can start enhancing advertising in a flash!  

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Businesses That Love A-Frames

A-Frame hardware offers a compact, but extremely effective advertising tool for businesses of all sizes.  Every day hundreds of people drive by or walk by your business, don’t miss out on the opportunity to advertise to them.   

• Restaurants & Food Services love the idea of pairing their A-Frame Signholder with Wet Erase boards so they can advertise breakfast, lunch, dinner and Happy House Specials. 
• Retail stores can easily advertise daily specials and sales like Buy One, Get One.
• Real Estate agents love how compact our A-Frame Units are. They help draw attention to Open Houses and Real Estate opportunities, but compact and functional enough to store it in their trunk when not in use.
 
These metal A Frame units are also great for businesses who attend trade shows.  It is hard to attract traffic naturally so place a Perfex A-Frame in the aisle next where your booth is located to attract attention. If you have business partners you can each have an A-Frame near your business that supports the other to help with cross-pollinating advertising, talk about win-win! 
 
Other customers also use their A-Frame to deliver a daily message like an inspirational quote or trivia questions.  This is a great way to grab attention, make your business memorable and give people a reason to walk by day after day just waiting to see what it will be today.  
 
Similarly, if your business is not on the main street, place an A-frame sign at the nearest corner to grab attention as a mini-billboard and help attract new potential customers who might not have ever thought to visit you.  
 

Indoor A-Frames 

If you want to use an A-Frame inside, rest assured Testrite has the right hardware for you because we have even more options for indoors.  If you aren’t sure if you will use it indoors or outdoors, consider purchasing the Outdoor version which can be used inside or outside. 
 
When being used indoors, our Perfex™ A-Frame is another great option.  This unit is available as a 22 x 28 A Frame, a 24 x 36 A Frame, as well as a 22” x 28” A Frame with Header, or a 24” x 36” A Frame with Header.  It has a cool curvilinear shape and Aluminum extruded legs.  This unit accepts 3/16" graphics and still leaves room for a clear or matte protective lens. These units are rugged and long-lasting with Non-skid rubber bumpers and heavy-duty support stays. 

Full-Size A-Frame Stands

Another great option for indoor A-Frame Stands are Testrite Incline Stands.  These are full-size A-Frame stands that come in a standard size of 22” W x 60” H, while custom sizes are available.  These are perfect for interior applications and a great way to provide ambiance and information in retail settings and give any setting a more intimate boutique feel.
Testrite Incline stands are available in three styles:
• Monster Drop in Graphic Incline Stands (Drop In A-Frame single or double sided)
• Charisma SEG Incline Stands (SEG A Frame single or double sided)
• SnapFrames Incline Stands (SnapFrame A Frame single or double sided)
When ordering, customers can choose one-sided or double sided and from silver or black finish.  They are made with metal construction and built to exacting standards.  As with all Testite products, custom is our speciality so don’t hesitate to ask if you need something different. 
 
Testrite Incline stands are designed with efficiency in mind.  They provide the convenience of Tool-Free assembly, set up in just 30 seconds, and multiple graphic installation options.  With monster drop-in frames, you can slide graphics in from the top.  With SnapFrames Incline stand just “snap” open the metal frame, pop in your graphic and snap it closed.  
 
These units are lightweight and Strong, but portable and effective so they can easily be set up and taken down by associates and moved in between departments.  This the hardware that never goes out of style because it is so easy to swap out graphics and use again and again.
 

How To Order 

Testrite Visual has made our website extremely easy to browse, budget, and buy the right A-Frame hardware right online with the click of a button.  You can also browse hundreds of other products that we offer.  We can manufacture multiple products for our customers so they have consistent quality and design. 
 
We also make it easy to connect with us for custom A-Frame design requests.  Display type, product type, graphic description, and color are just some of the options for you to select on the online form.  One of our product experts will follow up usually the same day to begin the discussion so we can provide a quick quote and prototypes if needed.  
 
We maintain an extraordinary reputation for quality, value, and reliability.  We source the finest quality components, and because we manufacture in the U.S., Testrite has a much shorter and greener supply chain and can offer tons of customizable options for its customers.
 
Testrite also offers robust reseller discounts.  
 

Get in Touch

A-Frame Signage is extremely versatile and affordable for businesses of all sizes. Whether you want one or one thousand, Testrite Visual is here to help.  If you can’t find what you need online or just prefer to speak with an expert about your project, we would love to hear from you. 
 
All Testrite Visual products are made and designed in the United States which means our sales and support team is also US-Based.  This means quicker response to requests and improved customer experience.  It also means quick quotes, fast lead times, and lead time confidence.  
 
Contact us today at 888-873-2735 to find out how we can help advertise your business. Manufacturing excellence since 1919, Testrite is an innovative, value-driven, and American-made partner who is capable of handling all your evolving advertising needs.

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Testrite Visual Literature Stands


Walk into any restaurant, sales environment or Employee Human Resource office and there is one thing you will always see - brochure, catalogs, flyers, and more. Printed collateral comes in many forms, whether it’s sales flyers at the local big-box-store, the quarterly design catalog for a furniture store, menus for takeout customers, or package inserts for BOPIS and Curbside pick up transactions.  
 
Businesses and brands are motivated to find ways to stay top of mind whether you shop in their stores or visit the locations of their partners.
 
Some studies predict print materials, like catalogs, brochures, and even direct mail, are making a big comeback over the next 12-18 months.  One of the reasons for this is that people are looking for ways to disengage from the constant need to be on their screens. Technology burnout is not a surprise given the events of the last two years with an increase in remote work and remote learning. Printed materials also help people better visualize a product than a digital rendering alone, be it a piece of furniture or apparel. There is a texture to a well printed catalog that’s enticing, and every choice from the type of binding to the quality of the paper conveys meaning to your customers.
 
In this blog post we are going to review the wide range of US Made Literature Stands manufactured by Testrite Visual, talk about the importance of literature stands in the visual merchandising design, and important considerations when sourcing.
 
Ready to dive into, or start designing a literature stand product, browse all the products at https://www.testrite.com/misc/products/index.php/?source=literature-stands/literature-stands/literature-stands/ 


Testrite Visual Literature Stands

With 103 years of design and manufacturing experience, working with nearly every sector of the market from small businesses to nationwide brands, Testrite Visual is uniquely positioned to understand, manufacture, and deliver custom literature holders, whether it’s a custom flyer stand, a custom floor standing brochure holder, or a custom countertop literature display.  
 
Testrite Visual is a designer, a manufacturer, and an innovator of visual display solutions.  More than that, we are also consumers.  We engage with the same brands we work with everyday.  We shop at their stores, studying the choices they make and how we can help them accomplish their core mission. We eat at their restaurants, and we look for their catalogs as we shop, visit, and explore.  It is from this experience as both user and hardware experts that we have crafted a line of literature stands that meet a variety of needs.   

 

Evo Literature Stands 

The Evo Literature Stand is our newest modern Literature Stand for catalogs and brochures.  The Evo Literature Stands provide multi-tier angled shelving that is stylish and offers an unobstructed view of magazines, brochures and any type of periodical that needs to be on display.   The wide width allows businesses to display two or three catalogs side by side depending on the size.  This Literature stand can be made as a Floor Standing or Wall Mount, and is a very attractive catalog stand.  
 
This style literature stand was designed with consumer facing businesses in mind whether you represent a furniture store, car dealership, or need a literature stand for your supermarkets.  Businesses can benefit from having catalogs and brochures on hand that are easily seen by potential buyers when they enter the business.  This makes it easy for customers to browse products and have the information they need right at their fingertips.  If they are not ready to buy right away, these catalogs travel home with potential buyers and keep the business top of mind.
 
The Evo Literature Stands also offer great flexibility. The open shelf design means you can continue to use these stands even if you change the shape or size of your printed collateral, or if you host printed materials from multiple brands that use different formats for their literature. This all metal literature holder is built to last and Made in the USA. Custom literature stand sizes and colors are available in quantity 25+.

 


Communication Centers

Communication Centers are Testrite’s name for stands that are full height literature stands. These amazing literature stands are perfect for applications where you want to display a large volume of catalogs or brochures on a literature stand.
 
Imagine walking into a Human Resource Office and seeing all the employee handbooks, benefits catalogs, and employee pamphlets all in one place.  Imagine visiting your son or daughters school or classroom and experiencing the ease and organization of a communication center for important paperwork, documents and communication for your child. Also ideal for travel destinations, rest stops, and state offices.
 
Testrite’s Communication Centers are designed with an open rectangular aluminum basse, and electrically welded, which means stability and durability. At the same time, they are made from lightweight aluminum construction so they are easy to move around.  When not in use, easily disassemble and store.    
 
Our standard Communication Centers can hold 40 pamphlets (also known as trifold brochure holders, tri-fold brochure holder, or 4” W brochure holders) or 16 catalogs. The stands offer use of both the front and backside for displaying a ton of literature.   They are available in standard black or silver.  If you need something custom, just ask!  As with many of our products, graphics integration is always available.   

Information Centers

Often times, we find customers want to pair an informational poster stand, most often 22” W x 28” H poster stand (22x28), with brochures, catalogs, or other printed literature. This is where the Testrite Information Centers shine. These pair our Poster Signholders for graphics up to3/16” or ¼” thick with plastic or metal literature holders.  Information Centers are a great solution for a hospital entryway, pharmacy, airport or next to a self-serve kiosk.   
 
Testrite Visual’s Information Centers are built with quality and aesthetics in mind.  Customers appreciate the sturdy all metal stands that are also easy to set up and take down, swap our graphics, and customize.  These information stations integrate with crystal clear plastic compartments that keep the attention on your literature not your hardware.  
 
Customers can choose from black or silver and multiple base options.  These poster display floor stands can be designed to display graphics and literature holders on one or both sides.   Graphics easily drop in from the top with a 3/16” or ¼” slot.  This also makes it super easy to swap out graphics to change messaging, catalogs, and other visual designs as needed so you can use the hardware again and again. 
 
Another way to customize this literature stand is with the pamphlet and catalog holders.  Easily attach the units to the SignHolders by clipping into the crossbar.  Trifold Pamphlet holders are 4” wide x 1 ½” deep and 6” high (also known as brochure holders).  Catalog holders are 9” wide, 1 ½” deep and 10” high.

Economy Poster Signholders 

Economy Poster Signholders have been one of our most popular and affordable go-to products for visual display for decades.  They are affordable and easy to assemble.  We also designed the hardware so you can top load graphics - the most popular size is 22”x28”.  They are made with study, but lightweight aluminum construction, standard rectangular steel base and available in silver or black finish.  
 
We’ve added this popular product to the Literature Stand family of products.  Now, you can add on the literature basket, clear lenses, and clip sets for additional graphics integrations.  
 
Economy PosterSignholders are a great solution for grocery stores, big-box-stores, and other retail businesses with sales flyers and encourage customers to grab one while they walk by.  

SignPost Literature Stands™  

Like our Economy PostSignholders our SignPost hardware solutions have been popular for decades.  Standard kits include Frame Stands, Banner Stands, Clamp Stands, Double Post and with optional Elements like clamps, angle backs, bases, customer arms, graphic rods, graphic clips and display builder attachments.
 
One of the most popular options is adding SignPost literature accessories to SignPost kids, to easily integrate brochures and pamphlets.  These literature stands are all metal construction, lightweight, with a modular design that makes it easy to add graphic frames  or literature holders to the slotted aluminum upright. This post system is popular for financial institutions, universities, and others looking for a long term visual display solution.
 
Our standard models provide plenty of design options.  Choose single sided or double sided and display 3 or 4 rows of catalogs or pamphlets. This hardware comes in standard silver or black finish.  When ordering, choose from a pamphlet or catalog design. 
 
This type of Literature Stand is perfect when you need a metal floor standing catalog or literature holder with easy graphics integration. 

 

Brochure Holders 

Looking to make your graphics hardware even more functional and have even more impact in your visual merchandising design, add a Testrite Brochure Holder attachment.  
 
Testrite brochure holders attach to many stands and uprights, some standard, some custom.  These handy accessory attachments are available in wire or clear acrylic so you can choose the look that works best for your design.  These brochure holders come in two standard sizes, one for the standard 9” wide catalogs and another for 4” wide pamphlets or trifolds.  As with all Testrite products, if you need a custom size or design, our product specialists are standing by to help you develop your concepts and bring it to life. 

Catalog Stands 

Testrite Catalog Stands are a great addition to business environments that rely on visual catalogs to serve their customers like car dealership service department, bakeries, restaurants, cafe’s, trade shows, and retail showrooms like furniture and appliance stores. 
 
Our catalog stands are made from all metal construction which makes them durable and stable.    They can be ordered with a round or oval base.  Need something for a countertop or desktop instead of free standing, just ask. 
 
Because we design everything with functionality in mind, an angled 3-ring binder spine is built into the hardware to make it easy to integrate your catalogs and even easier for your clients to explore.  But, if you need a 2-ring binder, no binder, or another type of customized, just ask.  Custom is our specialty and we do it quicker than anyone with low minimums of 25+. 
 
Testrite Catalog Stands also have one more benefit, we offer an optional 4” x 1 ½” Acrylic Snap on Pamphlet holder that you can easily attach to the upright.  This is a great sales tool so that potential customer can grab menus, flyers, rack cards, or other business information after they flip through the catalog.  

 

Planning for Literature in Visual Merchandising Design 

Whether it is a flier at the entrance to your local grocery store, a restaurant menu, or a brochure at your favorite apparel store, printed materials are a big part of the visual merchandising plan.  
 
As soon as you walk into a space, designers have planned the ideal experience for their consumer.  The signage, traffic flow, lighting, and hardware more has been created to grab your attention and direct your experience.  
 
Literature Holders are part of this visual merchandising plan.  Designers use them at the front entrance, to integrate with kiosks and customer service desks, at checkout registers and end caps.   
 
Testrite Visual works closely with visual merchandisers to make sure they have the right visual display hardware.  As a US manufacturer, our customers trust our reliability, consistency, competitive pricing, quick lead times, and hands-on process to see a new project from start to finish especially for nationwide roll outs across multiple stores and locations.   

 

Overcoming Obstacles

One problem with having printed literature on hand is space, storage, and organization.  
The best way for brands and businesses to display their print materials in a clean, organized manner is with Literature Stands. 
 
To save space, Literature Stands can be easily taken down and stored when not in use or just swap out the graphics and print materials and use the same hardware again and again.  This is a great cost savings. 
 
Literature stands can be manufactured in a variety of sizes and designed for a variety of installation methods including Table Top, Free Standing, or Wall Mount so they work with the space instead of taking up unnecessary space.   
 
Literature stands can be designed in multiple sizes to accommodate rack cards, flyers, catalogs, brochures, or trifolds.  Just tell us what kind of printed material you want to display and we’ll show you or create for you a literature stand hardware solution.   

 

Choosing the Right Vendor

When considering a vendor for Literature Stands there are several questions to consider. 
 
First, does the hardware offer visual appeal?  Does the hardware fit the design of the space, and the brand?  Your Literature Holders are an extension of your brand and should be designed as such.   This means that hardware should be available in the colors, styles, sizes, and configurations you need. 
 
Second, does the hardware offers seamless graphics integration?  Our customers increasingly recognize the importance of integrating graphics into their retail environments. Graphics grab attention, set the tone, and convey critical messages. With hanging, standing and wall mounted solutions, our dedicated staff of inside sales people and designers are ready to work closely with you to ensure your project is a success. That is why graphics integration is at the heart of everything we do at Testrite.  We can take any piece of hardware - standard or custom - and ensure that any size or style graphic you want to use will work.  We’ve designed countless customs solutions in our 103 year history.     
 
Third, how easy is it to customize your literature stand? Does the manufacturer you are working with offer customization?  Testrite  Visual offers customization in multiple ways including, but not limited to:
·         Base styles
·         Upright style, size, and material
·         Standard colors or PMS color matching
·         Logo imprinting
·         Bracket integration 
·         Graphics integration 
·         Installation method (floor, wall, ceiling, table mount) 
·         And more!
 
Testrite Visual has helps hundreds of clients each year create custom hardware solutions.  Our in-house design and CAD specialists help bring your idea to life.  We can create a prototype in days, not weeks, and we have low minimums so you can really perfect your design before you go to large scale manufacturing.  
 
Fourth, what is the lead time for your literature stand? Most visual display products are made outside the United States which means longer lead times, especially for custom orders, and this lead time is compounded by transit and port delays. Testrite Visual is US made which means quicker response time, quicker lead times, and no shipping delays due to long international transit times and port delays.    This also offers more flexibility for custom solutions since many international manufacturers have high minimums and are really not equipped to create custom solutions efficiency since everything is designed around efficiency and mass production. 
 
The fifth and  final question to ask is about service.  At Testrite Visual, we service every customer personally from their first phone call or sales meeting to even after the product has been delivered and is being installed.   Our services includes the ability to help with design concepts, prototypes, and offer low minimums - especially if you are in the design phase.  Our team consists of visual merchandising and visual display products experts who can answer all your questions and get you fast quotes.  We also have in-house logistics and shipping support including automatic emailing of Order Confirmations, Invoice Copies and Tracking Information for both UPS and FedEx emailed to your designated address.  Order tracking can be done whether we’re using your UPS or FedEx accounts, or ours.

 

Get Started 

It is easy to start working with Testrite Visual for your Literature Display needs.  Visit the website at www.testrite.com  or give us a call at 888-873-2735 to start exploring, designing or ordering today.    
 

70 Years of Manufacturing Excellence with Light Boxes


70 Years of Manufacturing Excellence with Light Boxes

 
Engaging product and brand display are essential to increasing sales and showcasing any company’s products, services, and merchandise. Light boxes have been an essential tool for capturing attention and providing a professional, eye-catching display for stores and companies everywhere.
 
Now, Testrite is celebrating 70 years of manufacturing excellence with light boxes. By offering a selection of light boxes, from fabric lightboxes to duratrans lightboxes, from flat lightboxes to engaging 3 dimensional lit cubes, rectangles, and triangles, Testrite has long been a leading US light box manufacturer for many industries.


The History and Use of the Light Box    

A light box includes an exterior frame and an internal lighting source that illuminates a graphic or product within or on top of the light box. Testrite’s history with light boxes began 70 years ago when Testrite began began manufacturing light boxes for the photographic industry in 1952. Light boxes were critical to being able to quickly gauge the quality of photographic negatives, whether in a dark room or another environment. Testrite also manufactured photographic enlargers and opaque projectors, evolutions of the lightbox that were staples of the visual industries of the time. Testrite has worked with Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for decades to ensure the safety of it’s lightboxes. While we started with incandescent and then fluorescent lightboxes, we have since migrated to Light Emitting Diodes, LEDs, which still benefits from our optical and photographic background.


Light Boxes and the Retail Environment 

Today, light boxes are more than just a tool—they’re an integral resource for engaging customers, highlighting products and services, and driving sales. Testrite manufactures and supplies different types and styles of light boxes to suit a range of client needs. 
 
Light boxes are often a fixture in storefronts and other customer-facing businesses and locations. A range of companies and businesses use light boxes to spotlight key products and information, whether it’s to improve ambiance, upsell customers, or provide a reassuring sense of being in a place where you’ll be well taken care of. Most popular today are our stretch fabric lightboxes and our SEG Lightboxes. These leverage beautiful stretch fabric graphics that uniquely capture consumer attention, printed onto fabric with dye sublimation. Light boxes are incredibly versatile, and there’s a place and use for them in almost any showroom, storefront, or similar location.  

LED Light Boxes

Testrite’s light boxes have evolved over the years. The latest generation features low-voltage LED lighting that allows for high efficiency. LED lighting affords:
  • Light efficiency
  • Low heat
  • Wide beam angle lighting
  • Long life
  • Color temperatures ideal for printed graphics


 

Options, Sizes, and Features of Testrite’s Light Boxes  

There’s more than one way to light a visual and create a display. Fortunately, with Testrite’s light boxes, options and features abound, whether you need a stock SEG lightboxes, a custom SEG lightbox, or a custom lit fabric tower. 
 
  • Silicone Edge Graphics, or SEG light boxes, enable stretch fabric graphics to span across an aluminum frame. LEDs behind the graphic beautifully light the image as light bounces around inside the lightbox. The beauty of SEG is that graphics are easy for store associates to replace without needing to bring in installers. Graphics within SEG light boxes can be swapped out for easy reuse, and new graphics can shipped rolled or folded.
  • Lit Stretch Fabric Structures also known as pillowcase frames, utilize an aluminum skeleton made in house by Testrite that’s then wrapped by fabric graphics. Our proprietary “torpedo lights” hang inside the structure, providing tremendous lumination and allow for easy daisy chaining. Our lit stretch fabric structures are available in squares, cubes, rectangles, triangles, and circles, along with custom shapes. Note that the struts that make up a lit fabric structure will create some amount of shadow when lit.
  • SnapFrame light boxes allow for front-loading convenience and amazingly consistent light dispersion to really highlight visual material in the frame. Our SupraSlim Snap Frame light boxes have been judged as being the best in the industry, winning out in “bake offs” where our Snap Frame lightboxes were put up against the competition. These lit snapframes use transparent Duratrans graphics for high-quality prints and include a clear lens to protect the graphic. Testrite proudly manufactures SnapFrame light boxes in the USA, with custom sizes available starting at quantity 1. 
  • Double-Sided SEG light boxes are SEG light boxes designed to include a graphic on both the front and the back of the display. These light boxes are ideal for showrooms and anywhere a floor or ceiling-mounted display can have an effect. 
 
The fabric light boxes, SEG light boxes, and other light boxes that Testrite manufactures and supplies are hardly one-size-fits-all. In fact, they come with a range of custom size options, mounting options, color choices, and custom finishes. So, you always have versatility when planning out your visual displays.   


Light Boxes

Check out the various models and items available to find what suits your needs. 
  • Charisma Double Sided Light Boxes is built on a 4-¾” Deep profile, permit the use of graphics on both front and back, perfect for spacious storefronts and showrooms 

 

Lightbox structures (3 Dimensional)

In addition to “flat” lightboxes, Testrite offers 3 dimensional lightboxes in a variety of shapes:  

Testrite and a Commitment to Quality

For decades, brands, retailers, and companies have relied on Testrite’s services and products to enhance visuals and integrate graphics into their retail environments. As a manufacturer and supplier of so many US-made goods, like our made-in-the-USA light boxes, we are proud to carry on the reputation for quality and service that we’ve held for so many years.   

To learn more about any of Testrite’s products and services, call our team at 888.873.2735, sales ext. 3. Or send us an email at display@testrite.com. We always enjoy sharing more info about the products we create and supply and would be happy to speak with you today. 

Table Manufacturer and Table Parts Manufacturer: Telescoping Tubing For Tables Provide Versatile Solutions


Table Manufacturer and Table Parts Manufacturer: Telescoping Tubing For Tables Provide Versatile Solutions

They aren’t always the topic of conversation, but a well-made table is more than just a pretty face, it can serve a number of valuable functions. While an ‘off the shelf’ table can meet most needs, there are times when a custom made to order table is what’s required.

Testrite manufactures a variety of customizable tables and table parts available in quantity 25+. Testrite specialized in telescopic table legs, portable table legs, and portable tables, and can supply either just the telescopic or removable table legs you need, or an entire table built to order. If you’re looking for a custom table in quantity, especially where portability or graphics are critical, reach out to us!

 

Testrite is Bringing Their Expertise to the Table

You may be thinking that most tables are built the same—with four legs and a tabletop—but that’s where you’d be wrong. Table construction varies. Some are stationary, like a traditional dinner table, while an RV table may need a fold out leg that telescopes, aka a telescopic table leg. 
 
Since 1919, Testrite has manufactured products for many end markets, including Retail Visual Displays. Throughout the years of producing display equipment, Testrite has rolled out a wide variety of table constructions, which can be leveraged for your next project.  
 
These unique tubes utilize sturdy aluminum and/or steel construction. Unique features of tables that we manufacture have included:
  • Fold down table legs made to order / fold up table legs
  • Table legs that fold in half 
  • Tables with integrated fabric graphics
  • Swivel table legs that collapse 
  • Tabletops that fold for portability
  • Inlaid steel tables
  • Tables with hard-wearing membrane pressed wood countertops with stained wood, marble, brushed steel, and many more finish options
  • Tables on wheels with wood countertops
  • Tables with legs that screw off / twist off for compact shipping
  • Promotional table stations
 
Over its long history, Testrite has paired its flexible tubing solutions with tabletops, either provided by Testrite or the customer, to produce unique table solutions.
 
Our tables have been used by banks for signing up new customers, new credit card signup tables, beauty bar consultant table, beauty rep makeover table, department store sales rep tables, and visual merchandising tables!

Our ability to integrate graphics and branding into our tables means that we can make unique displays that can help your branding, or the branding of your client stand out front and center.
 
Testrite is distilling it’s many years of table manufacturing experience into a new “tool kit”, available for anyone trying to make 25+ tables. Testrite can develop a tailored solution for your next project, whether you’re an RV manufacturer looking to add a fold up table leg, a retailer looking for a table that can be rolled out in the morning and back in each evening, or an inventor with a new table concept in mind.


Many table leg styles available a la carte

Testrite has experience manufacturing table legs in a wide variety of styles, including but not limited to:
  • 3 Leg table plates, with fixed stems and removable table legs, allowing for tables to be shipped with leg removed
  • Round telescopic table leg, with infinitely adjustable locking mechanism
  • Round telescopic table leg with spring button
  • Square telescopic table leg with spring button
  • Tripod style table legs or full tripod bases made in house
  • Wheeled table legs
  • Wheeled steel bases with hidden casters

 

Convertible Options for RV Manufacturers and Tiny Homes

The RV industry is currently on the rise. In 2020, over 430,000 RVs were sold in the United States—even with a two-month shutdown due to COVID—and the industry is expected to grow in the upcoming years. Tiny homes have grown in popularity as well. Both of these markets have a common problem: space.
 
To overcome square footage restrictions, tiny homes and recreational vehicles need clever solutions for dining and entertainment space. Tables made with Testrite’s telescoping tubing are the perfect answer for small spaces. The telescoping legs allow the tables to adjust to multiple heights, which gives RV and tiny homeowners options to use the tables for dining purposes, extra counter space, and even convertible sleeping areas.
 
Whether it’s one custom-built table or thousands of parts manufactured on a large scale, Testrite is the answer for convertible table options for RV manufacturers and tiny home builders. A variety of telescoping leg and tabletop options gives clients the flexibility to meet a wide variety of convertible table requirements.

If you have an idea for how to service the RV market, Testrite stands ready to make legs for you!


Solutions for Retail Industry Clients

Tables made by Testrite are an excellent option for many retail applications. With adjustable legs and durable countertops, these tables offer a variety of uses, including displaying merchandise.


Reach Out to Testrite For Your Next Custom Table Project

Testrite products are U.S.-made, from the legs to the tabletops. All of the table parts and tables can be custom-made to order, providing a variety of options to meet the needs of any customer. Whether it’s 25 tables (minimum for tables is 25) or thousands, Testrite has the means to manufacture the right table for your business. To learn more about how we can help you build the table of your dreams, contact us today!
 

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