Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Football Display Cases

With the increased access to autographed football memorabilia from many websites in the UK, there is an increasing need for football display cases, and because of that we have several for you to choose from, all detailed below. Our football display cases are made from acrylic, which has several advantages over the glass football display cases available from other websites,  Acrylic will block out the dust and stop people rubbing at the signatures to see if they smudge much the same as a glass display case, but the biggest benefit of having one made from acrylic is the fact that it will block over 90% of the UV light that will over time damage your signatures.
All of our acrylic football display cases include a football display stand, either built in or available as an optional extra. They are all designed for a standard size 5 football, though you can use them for smaller ones, but you would have extra clearance around the outside of it.
Wall Mounted: We currently have two football wall display cases, which are made from acrylic, with stainless steel wall fixings. The fixings supplied are those used for signs, they are basically just a small stainless steel post with a hole down the middle for you to screw through into the wall, then the back panel is placed onto them and the second part of the fixing screws through the hole in the back panel into the stainless steel post. This means the screw cannot be seen at all once it has been fitted to the wall, and the stainless steel posts look very stylish and unobtrusive. These are available with a clear back panel and also as a black back panel, you can pick whichever one suits your football and your d├ęcor  If you have a ‘busy’ wallpaper, or similar colour walls to the football being displayed then we recommend the black background to make the football stand out from the wallpaper pattern or wall, but if you have plain walls that are a contrasting colour to the football then you may want to consider the clear one, this can give the impression of the football just floating in the air, rather than being ‘framed’, but the choice is yours. Both display boxes include a built in football stand to stop the football rolling about loosely inside.  To gain access to your displayed football you just push the front cover up and pull it away, it has two hooks on either side which hook into the two slots on either side of the back panel. Once you have removed the display cover the football can be taken off the stand, which is fixed to the back panel. Click here to see our wall mounted football display cases.
We have a much wider variety of tabletop versions, these all consist of a display base, with a removable plastic display cover. The cover is basically a clear plastic box with an open bottom, which will locate onto the various styles of bases below. To gain access to your signed football all you need to do is lift off the cover and take out the football.
Tabletop Wooden Base: The first one we introduced was the one with a wooden base, the wooden base consists of a wooden frame around the outside and the inside is about 3mm (an eighth of an inch) higher than the interior surface, this forms a raised outside edge which the cover will locate inside. The outside wooden frame is available in three colours, Mahogany, Light Oak and Black Ash. The interior display area, is totally flat and is covered in a soft cloth baize material, this is available in a variety of colours, we currently have available black, red, blue, green, cream and moss green. This gives eighteen possible colour combinations which should allow you to match your particular autographed football and its surroundings perfectly. Because this football base is totally flat, this football display case is supplied with an optional football stand, which can be put in the showcase to display the football on, and stop it rolling around inside. This football stand is available separately from our extras section if you wanted to get a smaller version of this display case, or if you wanted to get a custom sized display case to display two signed footballs. Click here to see our  football display case with a wooden base.
Modern Acrylic Football Display Case MD003
Acrylic football Display Case MD012
Tabletop Modern Base: The display case we call our modern design, has the same cover as the other display cases, but the base on this one is different, it is constructed from 5mm thick acrylic/plexiglass, it has too layers held apart by stainless steel corner posts. The lower base is slightly larger than the outside size of the display cover, so the cover sits on top of the lower base, the upper base is slightly smaller than the inside size of the display cover, so the cover will slide over this layer and that is what locates the cover, and stops it from sliding or getting knocked off the base. It is available in two colour bases, you have a choice of a gloss black acrylic base, or a clear acrylic base. This display case has a central hole in the upper base which is what stops the football from moving within the showcase. This does make it unsuitable for displaying anything else other than a football, or other round object. If you were looking at this display case for displaying another item then please use the custom display case builder to get a quote, as with all of the products listed here, they can be made in any size you want. Click here to see our modern football display cases.
Flat Acrylic Base: Or last choice of football display box for you is the one with a flat acrylic base, it is slightly cheaper than the modern design, but still looking fairly contemporary. It has a flat 5mm thick acrylic base, which has a rebate around the outside that makes a lip for the display top to locate onto. This is not listed as a football display box, but is the perfect size, so you will need to buy the football display stand from the extras section of the website if you want to go for this option. They are supplied with four rubber feet which are not affixed to the display case, this is so that you can put them on the bottom of the base and use as a conventional display case, or you can put them on top of the lid so that you can use the display case upside down as a box with a removable lid instead. It is available with a  choice of either black or clear for the base/lid The advantage of this display box is that they can be stacked on top of each other.If you don’t want a plinth/base for your football display, or you would like to make your own then we have the display cover available separately, and of course you can also buy the football display stand separately as well. Click here to see this display case.
We hope we have covered every scenario for displaying your signed football, but please let us know if you have any other requirements or ideas.

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