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4 Ways Acrylic Fabrication Can Enhance Your Product Displays

Posted by Kathy Heil on May 25, 2017 6:29:04 PM

Nothing is more versatile than acrylic when it comes to designing and building product displays. You can put items on, in, or under acrylic. It combines beautifully with other materials, from metal to wood. And it complements virtually any merchandise from high-end jewelry to sports gear, toys to shoes. So how can acrylic fabrication enhance your product displays?

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Best Custom Acrylic Fabrication Uses for Your Industry

Posted by Kathy Heil on Jul 26, 2016 12:20:56 PM


Without recognizable, consistent branding, your retail store can get lost in the wilderness of shopping opportunities. It’s essentially anonymous – the opposite of what you need to draw customers and present merchandise in ways that say, “Pick me! Pick me!” Custom acrylic fabrication enables you to transform any type of store, easily and effectively, which goes hand-in-hand with branded store fixtures.

Acrylic is so adaptable and affordable, it’s ideal for your industry, whatever that is. It’s not just a substitute for glass, it comes in patterns and colors. That’s one reason it’s perfect for branding. Make a bold statement or subtly establish a brand-specific ambiance. Custom acrylic store fixtures help you create an exceptional customer experience from the floor up.

Let’s look at some typical examples of custom acrylic fabrication:

Wireless stores

Wireless stores and kiosks face stiff competition. You need in-your-face branding that customers can’t miss. Fixtures that display and sell your products effectively. With custom acrylic fabrication, you can use color and unique design to match any size space. You can add interactive touches essential to help shoppers examine and choose your products. And you can integrate Palmer Cellmate security to protect your merchandise without sacrificing that all-important customer interaction.

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11 Times You Should Be Using Custom Acrylic Fabrication

Posted by Kathy Heil on Apr 12, 2016 1:10:56 PM


Custom acrylic fabricationis more popular than ever for retail display applications. It's surprisingly versatile, it’s affordable, and it can give your store and merchandise a distinctive look and feel. Because you can do almost anything with acrylic, you might think of it for “one-time, one-off” pieces, but there are so many times when custom acrylic fabrication offers the ideal solution for store fixtures and displays.  

Why choose acrylic for custom fabrication? It’s strong, durable, and so amazingly adaptable it can morph into more looks than a chameleon.

So when should you use custom acrylic fabrication?

Let us count the ways:

  1. When you want a unified appearance for all your store fixtures. Acrylic lends itself nicely to every type of traditional retail display unit, whether it sits on the floor, mounts on the wall, or sits on a counter — and whether it’s fixed or portable.
  2. When you want a special prop or fixture to serve as the centerpiece of a “wow” window display.
  3. When you want to create an in-store atmosphere that says “this store has style!” – whether your style is hot, cool, elegant, or ultra-modern. Like your favorite shirt, acrylic goes with everything. You can dress it down for ultimate see-through simplicity, or dress it up with whimsical colors and shapes.
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Here are the Benefits to Using Acrylic Fabrication

Posted by Kathy Heil on Mar 8, 2016 9:49:50 AM

Of all the materials available to create retail display fixtures, acrylic is perhaps the most versatile. You might know it as Lexan or Plexiglas or another trade name, but whatever you call it, acrylic fabrication gives you options and advantages you can’t get any other way. For retail solutions – where innovation and appearance are critical to achieving a memorable customer experience – acrylic is increasingly the material of choice.

Acrylic fabrication not only provides functional benefits, it takes creative opportunity to an entirely new level, allowing you to set your store – and your merchandise – apart from the crowd. And acrylic fabrication is surprisingly affordable.

Here are some of the reasons acrylic fabrication has become so popular:


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How Acrylic Fabrication Will Improve Your Visual Merchandising

Posted by Kathy Heil on Aug 27, 2015 1:30:47 PM

 Visual merchandising is the art of enticing the eye. The color, shape, size, texture and arrangement of the display fixtures you use in your store all contribute to your customer’s visual experience. As retailers sometimes struggle to clearly differentiate themselves from neighboring stores and competitors, many are turning to acrylic fabrication to custom-design unique store interiors and window displays.  So, here is how acrylic can improve your visual merchandising.

What’s so great about acrylic fabrication?

  • Exceptional strength and durability.
  • Gorgeous aesthetic options.
  • Resistant to heat and cold for outdoor use.
  • Virtually unlimited malleability.
  • Easy to use.

Acrylic fabrication makes your fixtures and displays more engaging.

It’s not only affordable, it is amazingly versatile. Acrylic comes in sheets, tubes, rods and film that can be molded into any shape. Clear or translucent acrylic gives the look of glass, without the weight or fragility. You can add color or texture to create almost any customized effect that blends with your decor or provides a sharp contrast that makes merchandise items stand out in greater relief.

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Top Ten Uses for Acrylic Fabrication

Posted by Kathy Heil on Jul 21, 2015 11:15:31 AM

If you’re a retailer looking for practical, eye-catching fixtures, signage, or point-of-purchase displays, acrylic fabrication may be your new best friend. It has been used for decades, in a multitude of different industries, for everything from toys to the screen on your smartphone. In an extremely competitive marketplace like retail, acrylic’s ability to easily deliver unlimited options for customization allows you to create a distinctive environment that gives your customer a memorable shopping experience.

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Top Five Reasons to Use Acrylic Fabrication

Posted by Kathy Heil on Jul 16, 2015 11:29:25 AM

We’re all familiar with acrylic, even if most of us don’t know it’s a thermoplastic polymer formed by giant carbon molecules. Your computer screen is likely made of acrylic. Or your faux fingernails, too. Your car’s rear-view mirror is also acrylic, including the reflective surface. For retailers, though, acrylic fabrication can go far beyond the everyday, helping create functional yet aesthetically inventive fixtures. Acrylic is manufactured in sheets that resemble glass, offering all the wonderful characteristics of glass without the fragility. Here are the top 5 reasons to use acrylic fabrication:

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Why Should I Choose Acrylic Fabrication for Displays?

Posted by Kathy Heil on Nov 5, 2014 5:28:32 AM

Why Acrylic Fabrication is So Well-Suited for Retail Displays

What do you think of when you hear the word “acrylic?” Wall paint? Nail polish? Clear plastic? The variety of answers speaks to the versatility of acrylic fabrication. According to Jim Palmer, president of Palmer Retail Solutions, acrylic is easy to form, fairly low cost, and quickly implemented, because there is no lengthy tooling to be developed.

“You can do just about anything through acrylic fabrication that you can cut and fold paper with,” says Palmer, explaining the adaptability of acrylic sheets. “If you can cut and fold a paper to create a shape, you can do the same with acrylic, with virtually no upfront design or tooling or engineering cost, which makes acrylic a very nice medium for low and medium quantity merchandising solutions.”

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Attract Shoppers with a Unique Custom Display

Posted by Kathy Heil on Sep 11, 2014 10:21:56 AM

How Material Variety can Increase Store Attraction

The design of your store directly affects your sales. Custom displays can play a starring role in your design success.

To attract today’s savvy shoppers, retailers need to apply smart design when creating custom store fixtures. Smart design uses a variety of materials to create display fixtures. That variety gives fixtures both subtle complements and bold contrasts in texture, color, freshness and other factors that can contribute significantly to each shopper’s personal experience.

There are almost unlimited ways in which you can integrate wood, metal and acrylic in custom displays. In addition to blending or contrasting with one another to provide interesting looks, the materials you use can visually “disappear” or "blend together" to make the merchandise take center stage or prominently draw attention to merchandise on display.

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Benefits of Acrylic Fabrication

Posted by aderby on Oct 1, 2013 11:58:26 AM

What you need to know about acrylic fabrication.

Tracing back to our roots, Palmer Retail Solutions has been among the largest and most diversified fabricators of acrylic in the industry. Our vast experience and scale in this category allow us to offer industry leading prices and service that cannot be matched. Acrylics can be molded and shaped to virtually any contour, making it a customizable retail solution.

Acrylic is a polymer created when giant carbon molecules combine chemically. Finished acrylic sheet exhibits glass-like qualities – clarity, brilliance, transparency, translucence – but at half the weight and up to 10 times the impact resistance. It can be tinted or colored, mirrored or made opaque. A number of coatings can be applied to a sheet or finished part for performance enhancing characteristics such as scratch resistance, anti-fogging, glare reduction and solar reflective.

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