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It’s that time of year again.  The turkey and pumpkin pie are barely digested before most of us turn our  focus to hitting the stores to get those Black Friday specials and holiday deals occurring within the month of December.  While many of us are out cruising the stores and restaurants trying to buy this year’s hottest item or filling up on the new holiday beverage at your favorite coffee place, retailers are changing out signage in their shops to keep up with ever changing promotions, faster than Santa disappears up the chimney.  How do they do it?


One easy and affordable way to keep up with the demand for signage changes is by utilizing flexible magnet in their signage.  Many retailers find that printing directly on or laminating print to flexible magnet is an effective way to create their instore signage.  They then couple the magnet with either a metal or a magnetic receptive surface, which allows them to quickly and easily change out their sale signs and graphics with little to no hassle.  Changeout is as easy as pulling down one magnet and replacing it with another, no hardware or tricky assembly is required.  Flexible magnets can come in a variety of sizes and shapes and can be printed or laminated with full color graphics for eye popping displays and signage.  Magnet can be used for anything ranging from full wall displays to racking signage, to small POP displays at the register (to try and get you to buy that impulse item), and even on menu boards to easily change out their daily or seasonal specials. 

Don’t want to print or laminate to flexible magnet?  No problem, there is a large variety of hard magnets and magnetic assemblies that make hanging signage simple for retailers.  Hard magnets and magnetic assemblies come in different strengths, sizes and configurations to make holding just about any type of signage out there, a breeze.  Another option to display signage without printing on it, is to use flexible magnetic strip with a pressure sensitive adhesive. By simply hand applying magnetic strips, which can be custom converted to whatever width, length and strength you need, you can turn virtually anything into a magnetic display.

Retailers do not have to let the flurry of ever changing holiday signage turn them into a Grinch.  Magnetic displays are attractive, cost effective, durable and easy to put up and take down. Magnets have greater holding power than tape, staples or push pins and can withstand wear and tear better than other signage options. Magnet is the gift that keeps on giving!

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Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland.  All these towns names evoke feelings in us of sadness and helplessness thinking of the young lives lost in senseless school shootings over recent years.  In 2018, school shootings have hit an all-time high.  While the government argues over whether gun control is the answer, concerned citizens wonder what smaller, attainable measures can be taken to try and ensure the safety of America’s students and teachers.  You may ask, why is a magnet company writing about school shootings and safety measures?  The answer is lockdown magnets.

Lockdown Magnets are strips of flexible magnet that can be placed over the strike plate and attract to the school’s metal door jamb.  The magnet allows teachers to keep the classroom door locked at all times, but by blocking the latch from going into the door jamb, the door can still open and close freely throughout the typical school day.  If a lockdown situation should occur, instead of the teacher having to go into the hallway, putting them at danger, and fumbling around with a key to lock the door from the outside, they simply must pull off the lockdown magnet and close the door.  Within seconds the door will be securely locked from inside of the classroom, helping to keep anyone looking to cause harm from easily entering the room.  Lockdown magnets are not only highly effective, but a very economically feasible safety measure for school districts to implement.

Another way that schools can use magnets to help secure their safety during a lockdown is by using flexible magnetic sheets to cover the windows in the classroom door.  Flexible sheeting is wider than strip magnet and can be custom cut to fit whatever window size schools have.  So long as school doors are made of metal or at least the frame of the window is magnetic receptive, a sheet of magnet can be easily placed over the window obscuring the view of students in the classroom from an assailant roaming the halls.  This magnet can either just remain on a metal door, a magnetic whiteboard or be rolled up when not in use and kept easily accessible in a lockdown situation. 

Nobody wants to think about the unimaginable horror of a school shooting occurring in their school or hometown, but sadly, schools today must be prepared for the worst.  Lockdown Magnets  and magnetic sheeting to cover windows are highly effective, highly affordable safety measures that may help to save lives. 

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Neodymium magnets are the strongest permanent magnets in the world. While used in packaging and display industries frequently, these rare earth magnets also make cell phones vibrate, help turn turbines, and power MRI scanners.

As a graphic designer, you will undoubtedly always find yourself looking to offer new types of services to your clients in order to stay competitive and solutions in magnetic sheeting can provide you with something very innovative to add to your roster of services. Because of the nature of magnetic sheeting, you will suddenly have many new options for visually based advertising that you can offer to your larger corporate clients.

No matter what kind of business one may be interested in running, it always helps to find the most efficient ways of going about it. Sometimes in order to increase efficiency and decrease one’s expenditures requires a little bit of creative thinking.

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Did you know that setting up and taking down your Tradeshow Booth could be so easy?  People are finding that using Matched Pole Magnet to attach your banner or backdrop is as quick as a snap! These pieces fit together the same way, every time. Simply place the Adhesive Backed Matched Pole to your Vinyl Show piece and the other to the Backdrop Holder and you’re done!

Companies are using magnets in POP Displays to showcase their products in many new ways. From cosmetic walls and counter displays, to category management and floor stands they have found a way to create an intriguing appeal.

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What could kettle corn and magnets possibly have in common? They are both in abundance at the summer’s numerous festivals that take place in cities all across the country. While kettle corn is much tastier than magnets, it is much less functional! You may be surprised at how many artisans and vendors are finding unique and creative uses for magnets in today’s marketplace.

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Some might feel that choosing the proper adhesive for their project can quickly turn into a sticky situation.  Many different factors come into play when deciding which tape is going to be the most effective and economical for your job.

When it comes to marketing display, packaging or manufacturing industries, aren’t we all looking for a little closure? Designers are constantly struggling with creating innovative and attractive display designs that are also functional and reliable. So how do they create sleek looking, unique designs that will stand up over the test of time? Small, powerful, rare earth magnets, also known as neodymium magnets, are a designer’s dream for a variety of reasons:

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Printed magnets are seemingly everywhere these days, from promotional items like calendars and business cards to high end retail display applications. Printed magnetic media has found a home on the sides of refrigerators and file cabinets, as vehicle advertising, and as interchangeable messaging and promotion for in-store displays.

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Flexible magnets are a versatile component of any business’ retail and marketing strategy. These range from simple shapes to specialized rings for switch activation in pneumatic applications. But when choosing the right die cut magnet specs, there are many factors to consider. Does your die cut part require adhesive? What level of tolerance will it require?

Brand-building and promotional signage is everywhere. It dominates the retail environment. What you might not know is that these days, when you see a retail sign, there’s likely a flexible magnet as part of that sign structure.

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With the alarming rise in violent acts occurring in our schools over recent years, comes the need to find ways to heighten security and make our schools a safer place for our kids and educators. One way that schools are doing this is through the use of magnets. Many school districts throughout the United States have started using magnetic strips and sheeting to make their lockdown procedures faster, safer and easier.


Featured in the October issue of Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine, our sales and marketing team authored an article on using magnets in signage. Rather than go on about the should read it for yourself!!!

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SDG October Issue

With the holidays and gift giving season on the horizon, we wanted to take a moment to discuss the topic of magnet safety. Magnets and their amazing magnetic properties are fascinating to children and adults alike. This is the reason they are a popular choice among toy manufacturers and have been incorporated into many children’s toys as well as many other common household items. There are valuable skills and knowledge that can be acquired by children through the ability of being able to construct different three dimensional shapes and objects out of magnets. However, parents must be aware that magnets are extremely powerful and can have very damaging or even fatal consequences if not used properly. Magnets present a very serious danger if ingested into the body either through swallowing or inhalation.


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The holiday season is fast approaching, and with this time of year comes the task of picking out the perfect holiday gift. There is one item that should be on every business owner’s wish list in order to ensure them a profitable and hassle free New Year…magnets of course!! Magnets can play a key role in the success of finding customers, encouraging customers to buy and simplifying your business. Incorporating magnets into your business would be the gift that keeps on giving!


Magnets and Magnetic Therapies have been used for centuries to treat a variety of medical conditions. While we can’t say if this unique use of magnet works we are intrigued by the many uses people and even medical professionals find for magnets. Rochester Magnet is pleased to see magnets used in many different applications. We get especially excited when we see them being used in the Medical Industry to help and even treat patients. Read the article that we found below of a new type of practice called TMS Therapy (stands for transcranial magnetic stimulation) that helps people with Depression!

Magnetic strips are used for businesses in all types of applications. Industrial magnetic strip uses range widely, from use in manufacturing components to making sure that machines are running properly. Those that are trying to seek out a magnetic strip company that is reliable should first consider what kind of strip needs they have to make it easier to select the right business. A great quality magnetic strip company can very easily be found by going on the web.

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When constructing a business, many people many never think about how many different magnets they will find around their office or warehouse when all is said and done. Only fourteen hundred years ago people were just learning how to use natural materials like lodestones for their magnetic properties. Today there are incredibly powerful magnets of all sizes that are available commercially. Highly efficient and portable, the right magnet can be incredible way to make things run smoother for any business.

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