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USPTO Grants Footprintless® Easel Registered Trademark to AS Hanging Systems


Montreal, QC, Canada – Art display products manufacturer, AS Hanging Systems, North America’s leading provider of art and wall object hanging systems for residential, commercial, municipal and gallery artwork presentation, announces that the trade name of a recent new product, Footprintless® Easel, has recently received registered trademark status from the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Footprintless Easel is a clever product that serves the objective task of a conventional easel without the shortcomings. The challenge of use with conventional easel designs is that they have large footprints. When deployed, a common easel may consume as much as six or more square feet of floor area and commonly protrude into available space by as much as four feet or more. This makes use of common easels something that must be considered when planning presentation areas, meeting rooms and conference spaces.

A second consideration when using traditional easels is their storage when not in use. They are difficult to store. Because the one rear leg of most easels is considerably longer an easel does not ‘behave’ well when one attempts to store it in a closet or other storage. Easels often become entangled, fall over and become damaged or damage other items and their surroundings. AS Hanging Systems’ Footprintless Easel overcomes all these deviances.

Footprintless Easel is a wall-mounted device. It consists of an upper and lower track with a pair of cables stretched between. These cables, along with other supplied hardware, can support large boarded items such as mount boards, foam core, etc. up to 40-inches tall, four or more feet wide and up to five-eighths of an inch thick. These boarded items are grasped at four points and at both top and bottom edges. It can also suspend un-mounted paper items such as poster prints, computer printouts, illustrations and blueprints, etc. more than 40-inches tall and up to 3-feet wide. Lastly, this clever easel will also adapt to suspend common easel pads.

Most importantly, this easel is never out of place and is always ready to assist with the next presentation. It awaits its next task right there on the wall. However, the cables and hooks may, but do not need, be removed and stored in a drawer or other small space. Re-deployment takes mere seconds.

Footprintless Easel is available in one and two meter widths and may be combined in any number in a continuous run to create a hard working presentation wall in conference rooms and the like. It is ideal for creative pitch sessions where common presentation ledges have been used in the past. Pitch boards will not fall from the Footprintless Easel as they do from common ledges when someone walks by or from other air movement such as an open window. Both sizes are available in recyclable aluminum rails with Silver or Black finish. The included cables are of stainless steel.

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About AS Hanging Systems

The company, a manufacturer and distributor of wall hanging systems, has been active in this arena since 1964, and a manufacturer and distributor of hanging systems for over 20 years. The company has completed over 8,000 installations in North America.

The breadth of product lines, quality of solutions, and professional service enables the company to continue leadership for a vast variety of business categories and institutions including museums, art galleries, custom framing, universities, libraries, commercial office buildings, hospitality and health care markets. With the recent addition of packaged goods sold via the retail channel the product lines are now accelerating into North American residential use. Additional information is available at The company may be reached by phone at 866-935-6949.

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