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Display cases for memorabilia

If you’re a major sports fan, you’ve probably acquired some pretty awesome gear. Sports memorabilia display cases are a great way to not only show off that gear but also keep it safe. When you walk into a museum, your eyes are automatically drawn to whatever is inside the glass cases – your sports gear deserves the same treatment.

Jersey Cases
There’s nothing quite like going to your favorite team’s game while wearing their jersey. It’s even cooler if you can get that jersey signed by one or more of the players. At that point, you’ll probably want to keep it safe and display it.

Baseball Displays

Everyone loves going to a ball game and catching a homerun. If you have a ball, bat, glove, or hat that is particularly impressive, we have the right memorabilia cases for you.  Check out all the different ways to display your lucky baseball!

Football Cases

Whether it’s for your signed football or your favorite team’s mini helmet, we have the sports memorabilia display case that is perfect for you. Choose from options like pedestal cases, tower  or wall mounted cases

Your football gear will look much more professional and will stay securely in place. We have display cases for all of your memorabilia!

Cases for museums

There are some basic designs and construction differences that we need to consider in a museum display case.

Environmental- Does your case hold an environment that is different from the rest of the museum or at least buffer the variations that occur on a daily basis?  Even if your museum has state of the art climate control, daily heat and cool cycles, major climatic shifts such as weather fronts, and influx of visitors can change your environment quickly.  One way to alleviate the problem is to add gaskets and silica compartments to your cases.

Climitization– A case that can hold an environment should also be able to control the environment. The use of various techniques can keep a museum case at a certain humidity level even when the surrounding museum environment varies slightly from day to day.  All of these systems should be specified to have a separate access point to the display area.  You should be able to open the mechanical areas of a case without opening the display area.  This helps to keep an already buffered area stable and is better for security.

Mannequin Display Cases

The presentation and display of the merchandise play an important role in attracting the customers into the store and prompting them to buy the products.

Mannequins help the customers to understand what would look good on them. The customer might not understand how a particular bag would look with a particular dress or for that matter which fashion jewellery would add elegance to a particular outfit.

The retailer must smartly decide the entire look of the mannequin.

One of the most effective ways to utilize your mannequin is to style it in the latest designs and types of clothes in your store. Customers are always intrigued by new apparel, so use your mannequins to display it.

After you’ve dressed your mannequin in clothes, it’s time to accessorize them. A lot of store owners only use clothes on their mannequins, and while this is completely fine, it’s not using the mannequin display to its full potential. If your store sells accessories such as sunglasses, necklaces or earrings, try placing them on your mannequin. Even if your store doesn’t sell any accessories, you should can still add some extra style and character to your mannequin by doing so.

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Tips to Freshen Up Your Store

  • Use Signage

In-store signs are still one of the easiest and most effective way to communicate with shoppers in your store. Not everyone will take the time to have a conversation with you, or want to hear your recommendations. But, more shoppers will notice signs in your store, especially if they are used effectively. Use pedestal cases to highlight a special item.

  • Start With the Front

The front of your store is where you make a first impression on each shopper. So, spend time getting the look, layout, and feel of the front of your store right. Make sure it’s open and inviting. Generally, you want to avoid cluttering the first 10 feet inside your store. This area is where shoppers transition from the outside world and into your store. This transition should be marked with a change in lighting, floor texture like a rug, and overall ambiance. Shopper should be able to relax and take in your store without being bombarded by products or associates.

  • Less is More

Declutter your space. Use wall mounted cases.. Create the feeling of tidiness and space by utilizing the full height of your store with displays that help draw the eye up and around the space. Use light colors on the walls and have plenty of mirrors. They encourage shoppers to test items, and also help reflect light around the space.


Custom display cases for tower display cases

Custom display cases are a way to keep the competition active. We often find ingenious ways to accommodate our products. However, it is because of the lack of space or the surplus of space. On this occasion, we will review the tower display cabinets.

As is well known, this type of display cabinets are generally for office use. It is also often seen in schools. However, many times the designs offered to us are too much.

In some cases the showcase is too wide or too long. There are cases where the whole space is not even reached or used. It is also more difficult to clean. For this reason, custom display cases improve all these inconveniences.

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Custom display cases for home

Custom display cases at affordable prices is what we try to offer you. Over the years, we have improved our materials. However, our quality characterizes us.

The custom display cases are an excellent choice when it comes to different sections. In many cases, customers request these showcases to save space.

Showcases are delicate, but, with us you will have the option of not. Some of our showcases have the option of choosing between reinforced or bullet-proof glass.
Their finishes are the finest depending on the business you will have. Don’t forget your extended warranty.

If you want more information, just contact us!

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Dining room showcase for homes

The dining room showcase has always been a somewhat controversial topic.

Different dining room showcases materials:

  • Natural wood dining room showcase are perfect for very old-fashioned dining rooms.
  • Painted wood showcases are ideal for slightly more modern and colorful dining rooms.
  • Wooden showcases that are only varnished are ideal for homes with a more sophisticated style.

In addition to all this, their uses are quite varied, ranging from antiques to ceramic objects.

Above all it’s your satisfaction.

However, you can contact us for more information!

Diamond-style showcase

Diamond-style display cabinets are ideal for displaying various accessories that will match your products.
Within these accessories are varied, most can even be placed mannequins when there are no shelves.
In addition to all this, this kind of diamond showcase will give your business an unprecedented elegance.
The showcase has predetermined measurements of 1.20 wide and 1.80 high, but, you will always be able to choose them.

If you have any question, just contact us!

Diamond showcase

Custom Display Cases

Custom Display Cases

Are you looking for custom display cases? Call us! In Display-Cases we have more than two decades designing showcases for any business. Our experience has allowed us to fine-tune the design and manufacturing process to deliver unique showcases.

Custom Display Cases

The first stage of our custom display cases is the design. The designers of our team can draw for you the showcase that you are imagining. The design has no extra cost. They will help you choose the best materials and finishes so that your display case looks simply beautiful. Once the design is ready, the engineers manufacture the pieces to build your showcase. In the assembly area the last parts of each showcase are detailed: lighting, glass shelves, levelers or rims, etc. If you want a custom display case, contact us, let us help you.



Tip for Creating Large-Format Graphics that Make Maximum Impact

Tip for Creating Large-Format Graphics that Make Maximum Impact

Your brand has a big story to tell – and the best method for telling it in a big way is with large format printing. Whether it’s for a trade show display, outdoor wall mural, indoor wall wrap, or hundreds of other applications, these larger-than-life graphics will get you noticed.

Of course, you can’t have large-format graphics without the ability to print them. And at The Trade Group, we’re pretty proud of our printers.

There’s the VUTEk GS Series 3250X Pro Grand Format UV Printer. It’s one of our most versatile pieces of equipment. The VUTEk can print on just about any type of material up to 126.5-feet-wide and two-feet-deep. Meaning, we can produce seamless, 10-foot high backdrops of virtually any length with images of the highest quality thanks to Ultradrop technology, which enables us to print finer drops and produce higher-quality images.

In addition, the VUTEk is environmentally friendly – using LED UV curing lamps that produce minimal heat and require low energy to operate.

We also have the EFI FabriVU 340 – 126” Grand Format Dye Sublimation Printer, which can print directly onto fabric or via paper transfer. The FabriVU 340 uses water-based, dispersed ink, which provides a higher color gamut and more vibrant colors than were available in the past. Water-based inks are also very environmentally friendly.

Of course, before these printers can do anything, they need graphics to print. Designing and creating large-format graphics is quite a bit different than designing an average graphic. The standards and best practices for one do not necessarily apply to the other.

Fortunately, there are some tips that will help you get the best results out of your large-format design.

Bitmap vs. Vector

There are two common files for large-format designs: bitmap and vector.

  • Bitmap Images – bitmap images (sometimes referred to as raster images) are made up of thousands of different colored and shaded pixels on a grid that determines the image’s color and form. Photos are bitmap images. Photoshop is the most common bitmap editor, enabling you to manipulate the color and other properties of the pixels. Because bitmap images are made up of a finite amount of pixels, resizing can be tricky.
  • Vector Images – vector images are made up of points, each of which has a defined X and Y coordinate. Using the mathematical relationships between the points, they create paths to form shapes. This enables vector images to be increased to any size without loss of quality.

Photo Credit: Maijin The Artist

Design Programs

There are three main programs used to design large-format graphics (all of which are Adobe products).

  • Illustrator – creates vector images, so they can be scaled up without losing clarity. Files created in Illustrator are typically small, so they won’t (completely) hog all of your available storage space and are easier to transfer for printing. It is also possible to incorporate bitmap images from Photoshop.
  • InDesign – primarily used for brochures and similar media, InDesign also creates vector images. However, the program does have restrictions on page scale. So, it is not often used for large-format printing.

Always remember to convert your fonts to outlines when delivering Illustrator or InDesign files to a print vendor. This turns the fonts into “shapes” (as opposed to leaving it defined as text), so it can be neatly scaled with the rest of the image, and you won’t encounter any font substitution problems.

  • Photoshop – only creates and uses bitmap Photoshop is mainly used for photo and image editing. Because Photoshop images are composed of pixels, it’s relatively easy to scale down with no loss of quality. However, increasing the size will cause pixilation, so it is essential that images have a sufficiently high resolution to fit the large-print space. When working at these large dimensions, bitmapped images are going to take up a lot of space and can really slow down an average computer.

Working with Bitmap Files

So, there are times, when you are creating a graphic, that you will you need to import a bitmap image from Photoshop. To do this, it is essential that the dots per inch (DPI) is high enough that your graphic doesn’t suffer from a drop in quality.

Fortunately, because these images are meant to be viewed from a significant distance, it is possible to use a lower DPI than you would for an image in a magazine. Often these images are not even going to be viewed at eye level, and details are not as noticeable when seen from 20 feet away.

Instead of the 300 DPI used for magazines, for many large-format images, bitmap graphics at 100 DPI is acceptable – and for very large graphics 60 DPI will work fine.

Photo Credit: Android Guys 

Viewed from Afar

Remember that these designs are intended to be viewed from far away, so it is unnecessary to cram every inch of space with detail – no matter how tempting it may be to do so. Sometimes it can be hard to resist filling in the white areas, but with large-format designs, too much detail can actually make it difficult to discern images and limit the overall impact.

This is doubly true of text. Try not to have too many words. This will make it hard to read and, again, have a drastic, negative effect on the overall message of the piece. Keep copy to a minimum and use distinct fonts that are easy to read.

Finally, use colors in your foreground images that contrast with the background for maximum visibility and make sure to keep the area behind any text clear. When text is placed over a busy background, it becomes very difficult to read.

Work for Scale

File sizes for large-format graphics can quickly become unwieldy, so it is a good idea to work at a scaled percentage of what you intend the final to be. For example, if a final printed product is going to be 120 inches by 60 inches, you can create a file that’s 30 inches by 15 inches, or one-fourth the size. This will be easier on you when you are trying to move items around, and the file size will be more manageable.

It is extremely important, however, to clearly communicate to the print vendor about the scale you used and how large they are supposed to scale the files up. Not passing this message on will be a costly mistake.

Print Testers

It is extremely costly to print a large-scale graphic, which is why you want to get it right the first time. So always print out several test copies of your finished graphic. Use legal-sized paper (11×17) and make sure the image is perfectly scaled to match the larger version.

First, carefully look over the image to double-check that everything reads correctly, all images are in their proper place, and the overall effect is what you intended.

Once you are happy with your up-close inspection, step away from the design to view it at a distance. Just like with your printing, try to appropriately scale your distance from the print out so it is equivalent to where someone would be when viewing the graphic in actual size. Only after you (and maybe several others) have approved the graphic that the design is legible and text readable from both views is it ready to print.