How do you use a sign stand off?

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How do you use a sign stand off?

When it comes to hanging anything from office wall signs to custom artwork, sign stand off fixings are the best sign hardware out there for making your display pop out from the wall! But what are standoffs exactly?

What is a Sign Standoff Fixing?

In the context of mounting signs, display panels and most artwork print a sign standoff fixing is the hardware that attaches to a sign and secures it to the wall. Sign standoffs are made up of a barrel, cap, and wall screw. Mostly manufactured from aluminium to ensure they can carry the weight of the print, they are available in a range of finishes. Standard finishes include polished chrome, satin chrome, polished brass or black.

Unlike fixings with screws, the standoffs allow signs to be mounted so they stand-off from the surface they are mounted too. This makes then finished effect both smarter and more eye-catching.

There are a few types of sign standoffs. The most popular style is called a "through-grip" standoff. With this style, your signage will need a small hole through which the standoff's cap can screw into the barrel.

How to use a sign standoff fixing

how to fit a sign stand off fixing

  • Firstly, select the correct sign standoff. Most standoffs will have a minimum and maximum depth of panel or sign that they can support. In addition, the larger the sign the more supports you will need. For more information read The Sign Stand Off Fixings Guide
  • Measure your sign & mark the wall where the wall screws will go - use a spirit level to make sure the sign will be perfectly straight.
  • Drill pilot holes where marked using a drill bit that's slightly smaller than the width of the supplied wall screw.
  • Take your standoff and unscrew the cap from the barrel.
  • Screw the wall screw through the bottom of the barrel and into the pilot hole - do this for all 4 standoffs.
  • Line up your signage with the 4 barrels on the wall so that the holes in your sign are right over the barrels.
  • Screw the caps through the signage and into the barrels - this will secure the sign in place.

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