A long term display that has to carry a lot of weight, definitely needs metal. A durable construction can last for years and doesn’t need to be looked after. But metal has more to offer, it can be a beautiful material which you don’t choose for its strength, but for its looks. We produced sophisticated card holders from laser cut sheets, with wire we created lovely birdcages which were actually used to present shoes and we even intentionally started a corrosion process to create robust rusty logo displays. Due to several ways of processing, metal is available in multiple colours of itself. A transparent coating can be enough, but often the metal is powder coated with any RAL colour of choice.
The strong and long-term solution