Standoffs are threaded separators of a specific length that are used to lift one assembly on top of another and are generally used in mounting signs and panels.A standoff system mostly includes barrels, caps, edge-grips, hardware, or grippers. These are typically round or hex and mostly made of aluminum, stainless steel, or brass. Finishing choices for aluminum are anodized (clear, satin silver, black, titanium gray), for steel are warm chrome (nickel), polished chrome, satin chrome, chrome with gold mirror-like surfaces, and satin-brushed (caps with X reflection) for stainless steel. There are different types of stand offs, such as swage, female-female, male-female, male-male, and super-torq. The most common style is those that would need holes for mounting.
Standoffs can be used indoors and outdoors for mounting directional signs, company directories, promotional signs, informational signs, corporate signs, wayfinding signs, and decorative applications among others. These are very functional tools that present a multitude of display mounting alternatives. Stand offs are versatile and creative because these can produce a designer’s desired impact through multi-layering or double-depth. Designers and even installers find stand offs attractive because aside from functioning as basic fasteners, they can become a crucial part of the overall design and presentation of the final product. A three-dimensional angle is created for a more striking and dramatic presentation.