Thursday, March 28, 2013

How to Glue Acrylic

Gluing acrylic is easy when you use the right glue and techniques. 

To glue acrylic or plexiglass you need to buy the special adhesives for gluing, a popular brand is Weld On who make a variety of glues for different purposes.  Also for gluing small projects you can use +Loctite Super Glue.

The acrylic edge needs to be as smooth as possible to form a nice clear bond and you can either put the glue on the edge with a artist brush, Qtip or on large joints a syring using capillary action of the solution.

You can see more on gluing plexiglass or acrylic at our knowledgebase gluing acrylic

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

How to Build a Plexiglass or Acrylic Fish Tank

We have an extensive knowledgebase of how to work with Plexiglass or Acrylic on our Website.

Areas of interst in acrylic aquarium or Plexiglass fish tank construction include:

Cutting Acrylic
Drilling Acrylic
Machining or Routing Acrylic
Bending Acrylic
Bonding and Sealing Acrylic

See these Tips at Working With Acrylic or Plexiglass Sheets

Monday, March 25, 2013

diy acrylic aquarium

Acrylic is a great material to produce a fish tank or aquarium with.  We have multiple guides on how to cut, bend, and glue acrylic with many links to acrylic manufacturers for more tips. 

Sometimes known as Plexiglass or Lucite they are all acrylic.  With the popularity of Tank Wars, home building aquariums is at an all time high!

See our how to use acrylic section at Working with Acrylic

Friday, March 22, 2013

Marketing Executive Leaves Sephora for Starbucks | Visual Merchandising and Store Design

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Greg Clark Joins Jones Group | Visual Merchandising and Store Design

Belk Celebrates 125th Anniversary | Visual Merchandising and Store Design

Saks Plans New Store in Florida | Visual Merchandising and Store Design

DreamBank, Madison, Wis. | Visual Merchandising and Store Design

RP6CLR Wall Mounted Brochure Rack ON SALE!

Our RP6CLR wall mounted brochure rack is on sale now for ONLY $59.00 each!  This easy to assemble wall mounted unit holds 4" wide and 8 1/2" wide brochures.  It will hold 12- 4" wide brochures or 6- 8 1/2" wide brochures. 

With removable dividers this unit can be configured any way you need!

We also stock larger sizes to fit your needs.  See us at

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Retail Vertical Sign Holders

We are proud to Introduce our new Retail Sign Holders.  These vertical sign holders are made specifically for the Merchandising Industry with sizes that fit their most popular graphic sizes.

The new sign holders include both bottom loading and top loading versions. 

The list of new sign holders is:

V5535  5 1/2" wide x 3 1/2" high vertical sign holder
V755    7" wide x 5 1/2" high vertical sign holder
V117   11" wide x 7" high vertical sign holder
V557   5 1/2" wide x 7" high vertical sign holder
V711   7" wide x 11" high vertical sign holder

VOT3555   3 1/2" wide x 5 1/2" high open top vertical sign holder
VOT557     5 1/2" wide x 7" high open top vertical sign holder
VOT711     7" wide x 11" high open top vertical sign holder.

These sign holders are used in stores like +Walmart  +Best Buy and +Kohl's.

POP2GO is America's Choice for Stock and Custom Point of Purchase Displays Products!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Angled Sign Holders and Picture Frames

We have added a whole bunch of new angled sign holders in portrait and landscape size to fit your need.  These units are targeted towards standard graphic size for retail merchandising +Target Coupons +Walmart .

New Sizes include:

Angled sign 8" x 10"
angled sign 5" x 3 1/2"
angled sign 3 1/2" x 5"
angled sign 7" x 5 1/2"
angled sign 5 1/2" x 7"
angled sign 11" x 7"
angled sign 7" x 11"

New Angled Sign Holders, Shop Now!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Custom Display

There are a few items to think about when designing a custom display to suit your needs.

1. Is there a similar stock product you can work off of, this makes it easier for the manufacturer to come up with a competitive and quick price when you use an existing stock display as the starting point.

2. The quantity of displays you will need produced.

3. If the unit is completely custom a simple hand sketch with dimensions will help the process a lot.  It doesn't have to be drawn by an artist, just a simple sketch.  Like they say "pictures say a 1000 words".

4. Size of the area the display will be put in, type of environment, there is a difference between a display you would use in a doctor's office compared to a display for a high traffic store like +Walmart

5. Estimated target budget per display. Have a realistic budget and design, a good display manufacturer can help put you in the display at the budget if you share a range with them.

These simple ideas will help you with your custom display projects.  See more of our custom displays at pop2go

Friday, March 15, 2013

Poster Frames

See our new line of Poster Frames in 100's of sizes and styles at LOW PRICES.  Our Poster Frames come in Wood, Acrylic, and Metal Styles to suit all your needs from simple low cost units to high end units.  We have floorstanding, countertop and wall mounted versions.

We are America's #1 Choice for Stock and Custom Displays see us at Poster Holders

Management Changes at Macy’s

Department store operator Macy’s Inc. (Cincinnati) announced a series of changes to its senior executive leadership team, effective immediately.

• Thomas Cole is retiring as chief administrative officer after a 41-year career with the company and its predecessor companies. He will remain with the company through May.
• Robert Harrison, previously executive vp for omnichannel strategy, is assuming the newly-created role of chief omnichannel officer. He will oversee managing the development of strategies to closely integrate the company’s stores, online and mobile activities and assume responsibility for systems and technology, logistics and related operating functions.
• Peter Sachse,  +Macy's chief stores officer, will assume additional responsibility for store planning, design and construction. The company’s nationwide portfolio of Macy’s stores, as well as the region, district and central stores organization and visual merchandising, continue to report to Sachse.
• William Allen has joined Macy’s as chief human resources officer. Allen previously served as senior vp of AP Moller-Maersk A/S
• Karen Hoguet, Macy’s chief financial officer, will assume additional responsibility for credit and customer services, real estate, non-merchandise purchasing and sustainability.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Aeropostale President to Retire after 12 Years at Helm

Michael Cunningham, president of Aeropostale Inc. (New York), has announced his retirement, effective March 29, 2013.
Cunningham joined  +aeropostale  in August 2000. He has grown the brand from 200 stores in 27 states to nearly 1,000 stores in 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico, plus 100 P.S. from Aeropostale stores in 20 states.

He will remain on the Aeropostale board of directors.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Literature Display

Our SH853 3 tiered Magazine Rack is a floorstanding unit found in Restaurants and Retail Stores +Walmart +Dunkin' Donuts .
Made from Steel with a matte black powdercoat finish this unit is extremely strong and serves a long life in even the harshest retail environments.  Each level has a sign holder area for advertising your tabloid brand.  You can see this Tabloid Rack and many more at our site at

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Introducing our Floorstanding Literature Rack

Our SH8516 Literature Display has 16 pockets for up to 8 1/2" wide brochures.  Each row rotates individually and a sign holder on top is provided for your personalized graphics.  Constructed of all steel this unit is great for tough retail environments giving long life.  Pricing is at an industry low of $109.38 plus shipping.  Compare that to our competitors!  You can see this displays at our website along with 1,000's of other displays at

Monday, March 11, 2013

Angled Sign Holders on Sale!

Our Angled Sign Holder ASH8511 and A8511 are on sale now for $3.99 each plus shipping.  These units are produced from .10" thick clear acrylic material produced in the USA.  Size is 8 1/2" wide x 11" high to hold a standard size piece of paper.

These units are optically clear, NOT hazy blue tinted imported units of low quality.

You can see them along with 1,000's of displays now at

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Kohl's Opens 9 new Stores in March 2013, 30 planned before end of the year.

Kohl’s Department Stores (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) is opening nine new stores today, including locations in Decatur, Ala.; Danville, Ill.; Ames, Iowa; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Minot, N.D.; Sherwood, Ore.; Hermitage, Pa.; Spring Township, Pa.; and Denton, Texas.

New Kohl’s locations feature updated checkout stations, expanded customer service areas, electronic signs, Wi-Fi and upgraded fitting rooms with lounges in Misses and Juniors departments. In addition, eight of the new stores will pursue LEED certification in the coming months and feature more than 20 percent recycled and 20 percent regionally sourced (by cost) building materials, Energy Star-rated roofs and water-efficient landscaping and plumbing. +Kohl's

“As Kohl’s continues to grow, investing in our stores remains a priority,” said Kevin Mansell, Kohl’s chairman, president and ceo. “We are pleased to open nine new locations today and have plans to remodel 30 locations this year.”

Weather Alert

Progressive Displays will be open as usual during the current snowstorm today.  Temperature is around 32 degrees and 6" to 12" of snow is expected today.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

How to Cut Acrylic

There are two ways to cut Acrylic sheets, by hand or by using a circular saw.  Both are effective but when cutting over 1/8" thick piece of Plexiglass or Acrylic this method gets very difficult. 

For cutting by hand you need a straight edge ruler, a metal ruler is preferable, a utility knife and safety glasses.  Put the straight edge on the acrylic and run the knife down against the edge of the ruler to put a score line in the acrylic.  I suggest running the knife multiple times down the line so that the line becomes easier to snap.  Now take the sheet with a hand on either side of the score line and snap it.  This is the same way that glass is cut.  The thinner the sheet the more effective this technique is.

To cut with a circular saw what you need is a 80 tooth or higher blade.  The higher the tooth count the less chipping you will have.  Slowly feed the acrylic into the saw, you will get a white melted edge that forms on both sides of the blade, that is alright, the key here is not to make too many chips in the plexiglass.  After cutting you can clean up the edge with a utility knife being dragged down the edge or you can run the saw cut edge through a Jointer which is preferable. 

You can see more extensive instructions on cutting acrylic at our technical pages on our website.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Magazine Racks

Our line of magazine racks and newspaper racks are a great addition to any retail location.  These units are produced in Acrylic, Metal and Wood to fit any setting or function.  From folding metal units for the "Take One" Real Estate Booklets to full tabloid sizes.  Magazine racks come in countertop, wall mounted and Floorstanding versions. +USA TODAY

Monday, March 04, 2013

Wood Brochure Holders

We carry an extensive line of Wooden Brochure Holders for all your needs.  These upscale displays come in a variety of finishes from Light Oak, Medium Oak and Mahogany finish.  We produce single pocket and multiple pocket countertop and wall mounted styles along with floorstanding wood units in multiple pocket styles.  You can see all of our styles at

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Proper Storage of Acrylic Sheet Material

To protect acrylic sheet from dirt and moisture, skids and cases are shipped with polyethylene film overwrap. Make sure to leave this overwrap intact. Folding and re-taping the overwrap after it has been opened will minimize warpage which can result from moisture absorption.

Ideally, acrylic sheet should be stored almost vertically in special racks with plywood panels for full support where sheets can lean at about a 100 angle. If stored horizontally, sheets must be clean because the weight of the material can cause dirt or chips to pierce the protective masking, thereby scraping or indenting the sheet. When stacking various sizes horizontally, make sure to put the larger sheet on the bottom to avoid unsupported overhang.

Finally, keep acrylic sheet away from heat sources, such as radiators or steam pipes, which can deform or soften the sheet. Avoid placing acrylic sheet near spray painting booths or exposing it to solvent vapors which can penetrate the masking and damage the sheet2s surface.
You can see more Acrylic Tips for cutting, drilling, and fabricating at

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Wall Mounted Sign Holders FOL8511 and FL8511

Our wall mounted sign holders FOL8511 and FL8511 hold a 8 1/2" wide x 11" high graphic with 2 mounting holes at the top.  These are our most popular acrylic wall signs and are used in many applications around the world.  Sometimes called door signs as they are used on the back of hotel room doors to show the government mandated fire escape plan for each room. 

Besides these two units we stock many different sizes of these plexiglass sign holders.  You can see these and thousands more displays at

Friday, March 01, 2013

Spring Sale On Vertical Sign Holders

With the nice weather in the North East this week we have decided to get a jump on our Spring Sale Initiative.  All of our Vertical Sign Holders are on Sale at industry low prices.  Remember all of our sign holders are produced from Clear Acrylic Sheet right here in Warren RI.  No imported sign holders here with the Bluish Tint!