General Care Notes:
1. Do not expose to prolonged sunlight or heat. Vinyl will wrinkle.
2. Be aware when folding panels for storage that the round point of the snap can dimple the wall it rests against. Use cushioning to store panels.
3. Be gentle when disassembling. In rare cases the snaps may come
out of the wall. If so, please contact me for a repair kit and instructions.
easy to fix, just be careful removing the damaged snap. Never attempt
to drill a snap out, the vinyl will heat up and melt.
4. If snaps become noticeably loose over time: Using a pair of needlenose pliers you can slightly crimp the outside edges of the snap socket to compress the hole. This shouldn't be much of a problem unless you take your set apart a lot.
5. I try to make sure all snaps that go out have been tested and broken in, but you may find some to be a bit tough to snap. NEVER hammer a difficult snap!! It will destroy the socket. Like wise be very careful with pliers--they are not recomended--they will scar the material and possibly damage the snap. If you encounter a very tough snap firmly PRESS it into the socket with a smooth tool--for instance, you can use the head of a hammer, or the rounded handle of a butter knife--just don't use blunt force.
Installing Snaps on DIY Displaysets
Installing snaps is a breeze. Displaybox roof and foorboards have snaps (C/D) pre-installed. To set snaps in the walls: Insert post A into pre-punched hole. Place socket B into anvil hole (B). Set post A into socket B back and use tool 1 to hammer the snap together with three sharp blows.
When doing custom projects and you need to set C/D snaps use tools 2 or 3. 2 is larger and allows for a slightly looser snaps, I prefer the smaller 3 myself. Push the socket (C) into the wall material and rest the cap (D) in the anvil divot (D) and use the tool to drive the socket (C) into the cap.
FOR REMOVEABLE (INTERCHANGEABLE) DISPLAY ART: The snaps create one limitation to consider: Once installed, the snaps prevent the artwork from reaching the edge of the panel, creating a 1/2 inch margin along the top edge. The clear pocket opening is about 1/8th inch from the bottom edge. The bottom snap is under the clear vinyl so the artwork can sit over the bottom snaps. See illustration to the left.
Because the vinyl is black and if the margin is at the top of the Display box this isn't very noticeable, but it's something to consider if you want to be able to remove artwork from your displayset.
If you are using a Backdrop set only, then there are no snaps on the top and the bottom snaps will be covered by the artwork.
FOR PERMANENT DISPLAY ART: If you'd like the art to extend to the edge of the panel then the snaps need to go through the artwork, thus preventing it's removal, but adding a superior aesthetic quality. If you are purchasing a finished set from Dida Displays we can insert the art and set the snaps for you. If you'd like to buy a blank displayset and create your own artwork you can easily set the snaps yourself. We can sell you a snap setting tool kit for a minimal charge.
Exterior artwork can be removed regardless of whether the interior artwork is Interchangeable or permanent. The box flaps cover the empty space.
The art sheet is cut to fit between the snaps and the edges are covered by the box flaps.