Metal Plate Label Holders Numbered

Metal Plate Label Holders and Scan Hooks were introduced in 1978. They were adopted by leading retailers of the time and allowed computerized tracking and replenishment of shelf stock, and inventory control of goods (See 1 … and note that weld marks like this are not so obvious on quality, well-manufactured Metal Plate Hooks). The first Metal Plate Scan Hooks accepted self-adhesive labels to display price, product information and UPC codes (See 2).

Adhesive labels being expensive, labor intensive and wearing on label holders and shelf edges, more economical plain paper label holders were introduced in the 1990s. These forgiving plastic extrusions flexed open to allow inexpensive plain paper labels to drop right in instantly. They also prevent adhesive damage to fixtures. Plain paper holders took another step forward with flip-front holders quickly thereafter. These were articulated to swing up out of the way for easy product access, then fall back into place. The best design plain paper label holders mount to both-pivot front scan hooks to allow flip action, and for versatility and backward compatibility, to metal plate front scan hooks. (See 3). Metal Plate Hooks equipped with drop-in label holders have now evolved to accept plain-paper labels with the help of the flip-fronts. These photos taken from a retail display of Flip Flops in a Mass Merchandiser environment.

Metal Plate Label Holder Miniatures

For additional hook standards SEE…
Hook Frontwire Standards
Hook Gauge and Finish Baselines
Hook Design and Quality Standards

For pimped out Metal Plate Label Holder applications SEE…
Batholder Sports Style With Curved Metal Plate
Rotated Toothbrush Label Holders
B/P Anchors Toothbrushes with Rotated Holders
Metal Plate Orientation Alternatives
Granite Powdercoat Metal Plate Not Golden Ratio”
Half Height Metal Plate Label Holder
Single Row Wrap Rack with Metal Plate
Metal Plate Holders With Extrusion Upgrade
Serpentine Slatwire Drop-in Metal Scan Hook

For 30+ links to Metal Plate Label Holder use SEE…
Metal Plate Fixture Mania

For excellence in hookery SEE…
How Pegboard Could and Should Look
Impressive Peg Hook Alignment

For horror in hook display SEE…
2011 Unruly Fixture Award
Hook Design and Quality Standards
Holy Grail of Retailing Lost
Neatness Counts in Fixtures
Hook Fight in Neck Ties
How to Avoid Frontwire Sag

For subtle mis-fixturing SEE…
Eye Test for Fixture Experts
How Not To Mix ‘N Match Hooks
Slatwire Erraticism
Five out of Six Hooks Disagree

For outstanding discipline in continuous display SEE…
Continuous Strip Scan Hooks” and
Slotwall & Label Strip Both Curve

For a one-of-a-kind hook organization SEE…
Bar Defines Categories on Slatwall

SEARCH “Hook Alignment” for all examples both good and bad or “Best Practices” for other fixturing advice.

Research standard sizes and extruded covers for this class of mounts at Metal Plate Holders. ***