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Upland® LEK® Connector System Upland® LEK® displays for the Kansas Cosmosphere - front Upland® LEK® displays for the Kansas Cosmosphere - back Upland® LEK® display used in 'A History of Walls' exhibit Upland® LEK® display elements in the 'Exoplanets' traveling exhibit Upland® LEK® display used in the 'Seasons of the Nuche' traveling exhibit Upland® LEK® display used as an element in a 'WaterWays' companion exhibit
Upland® LEK® Connector System
Upland® LEK® displays for the Kansas Cosmosphere - front
Upland® LEK® displays for the Kansas Cosmosphere - back
Upland® LEK® display used in 'A History of Walls' exhibit
Upland® LEK® display elements in the 'Exoplanets' traveling exhibit
Upland® LEK® display used in the 'Seasons of the Nuche' traveling exhibit
Upland® LEK® display used as an element in a 'WaterWays' companion exhibit

LEK® Connector System


An elegant and robust alternative to pop-up banner stands and homemade panel displays.

LEK Frameworks are suitable for temporary or traveling exhibits that need to age well over years of use.

All LEK parts are built to last:

  • The posts are stout 1/8" thick aircraft-grade aluminum.
  • The connectors are aluminum as well: CNC machined out of solid stock.
  • The feet are 1/4" laser-cut steel.
  • All parts are powder coated for extreme wear resistance.

We offer a few different configurations that have been popular sellers, but remember that this is just a connector system. If you want to build a different configuration, give us a call or send us a sketch!


Note that LEK is relatively lightweight, but our goal is for it to be the best option for exhibits that need to last for years on the road. If you need something to be setup and taken down on a daily basis, there are likely cheaper systems that would better serve your purposes.

If you're curious about whether LEK is a good fit for your project, we'd be happy to provide an honest assessment--just give us a shout!

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Popular Configurations

Upland® LEK® Connector System

LEK 90° - 46x86


  • Graphics panels: 4
  • Graphics panel sizes: 46" wide x 86" tall
  • Overall Height: 89" from floor to top of unit
  • Powder coat finish on metal components
  • Framework Weight: 47 lbs

Examples of exhibits utilizing this system:

Upland® LEK® Connector System
LEK Freestanding Wall

Use individually, or combine multiple units to create a flexible wall display.

LEK Wall Panel - 46x86


  • Graphics panels: 2
  • Graphics panel sizes: 46" wide x 86" tall
  • Overall Height: 89" from floor to top of unit
  • Powder coat finish on metal components
  • Includes Wing Feet

Examples of exhibits utilizing this system:

Structure / Graphics Options

The basic LEK form can be made in two different ways:

LEK Internal Framework

Internal Framework w/ Dye-Sub Fabric Banners


Advantages

  • Light weight
  • Disassembles for more compact packing

Disadvantages

  • Hanging banners can sway slightly
  • Dye-sub fabric printing is not as sharp as printing to vinyl
LEK Rigid Panel

Rigid Wooden Panels w/ Adhesive Vinyl Graphics


Advantages

  • Easily mount items to 3/4" thick rigid panel with screws
  • Prints to adhesive-backed vinyl are higher resolution

Disadvantages

  • Depending on the size of the panel, the units can be difficult to crate (and heavy!)
Upland® Exhibit Systems - LEK® Connector System and banners produced for the Kansas Cosmosphere

around $2,200 each as shown including graphic production

Product Spotlight


LEK® 90 - 46x86 Frameworks built for the Cosmosphere feature light weight fabric banners and black powder coated aluminum.

Upland® LEK® displays for the Kansas Cosmosphere - back

These freestanding frameworks are double-sided, yielding 4 graphics surfaces per unit.

Upland® Exhibit Systems - LEK® Connector System and banners produced for the Space Science Institute

Product Spotlight


Custom LEK Framework configurations combined with Upland's Chase Crates make up this unique traveling exhibit built for the Space Science Institute.

 

This instructional video created for the client show the assembly process.

Basic LEK® Components

Upland® LEK® Corner Connectors

LEK® Corner Connectors

the backbone of the LEK® Connector System

Upland® LEK® 120 Connectors

LEK® 120 Connectors

120 degree angles are no longer a problem

Upland® LEK® Leg Connectors

LEK® Leg Connectors

make the connection between 1" and 1.5" tubing with an inset for graphics

Upland® LEK® Wing Foot

LEK® Wing Foot

create freestanding units, or curved walls

Custom Sizes Available

Custom Sizes Available

This product can be customized to your desired size.

Ships via Freight

Shipping

Some sizes of frameworks ship inexpensively via UPS or FedEx, others require freight shipping.

Graphic Design Available

Graphic Designer Available

If you want professional graphic design work for your project, just let us know!