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Modular Reader Rail System


Heirloom-quality reader rails made of solid wood add a warm, inviting touch to galleries without sacrificing flexibility or interactivity.

The Modular Reader Rail System can be configured to fit your space using our standardized components. Design your own configuration or have an Upland® Exhibit Designer will help you find the best layout for your museum.

With our interchangeable graphics panels, your Modular Reader Rail System can be used for multiple exhibits.

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Upland® Exhibit Systems Matfield Modular Reader Rail

a single Reader Rail module painted with graphics panel installed


Upland® Exhibit Systems Matfield Modular Reader Rail

side view of the single Reader Rail module

Upland® Exhibit Systems Matfield Modular Reader Rail

close up side view of the single Reader Rail module

Configure your Modular Reader Rail


Design the rail you need to fit your exhibit or space. It's easy!

  1. 1. Measure your space
  2. 2. Design a rail using the modular components
    Let us know if you'd like help!
  3. 3. Contact us to place your order
  4. 4. Install your new rail with only a few bolts!
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Upland® Exhibit Systems Modular Reader Rail - Double Outside 45 configuration
Upland® Exhibit Systems Modular Reader Rail - Double Inside 45 configuration
Upland® Exhibit Systems Modular Reader Rail - Double Inside 90 configuration
Upland® Exhibit Systems Modular Reader Rail - Double Outside 45 configuration
Upland® Exhibit Systems Modular Reader Rail - Double Outside 90 configuration
Upland® Exhibit Systems Modular Reader Rail - Octagon configuration
Upland® Exhibit Systems Modular Reader Rail - Quad Square configuration
Upland® Exhibit Systems Modular Reader Rail - Quintuple 45 bent line
Upland® Exhibit Systems Modular Reader Rail - Single Reader Rail
Upland® Exhibit Systems Modular Reader Rail - Triple 45 S configuration
Upland® Exhibit Systems Modular Reader Rail - Triple 90 S configuration
Upland® Exhibit Systems Modular Reader Rail - Triple 90 U configuration

Modular Reader Rail Components

Core Rail Components

Modular Reader Rail box

Rail Body

$600

Modular Reader Rail leg assembly

Leg Unit

$300

45 Degree Corner Connectors

Modular Reader Rail corner connector - inside 45 degree

45 Deg Inside

$400

Modular Reader Rail corner connector - outside 45 degree

45 Deg Outside

$400

90 Degree Corner Connectors

Modular Reader Rail corner connector - inside 90 degree

90 Deg Inside

$400

Modular Reader Rail corner connector - outside 90 degree

90 Deg Outside

$400

Modular Reader Rail - Single reader rail
Simple Rail Example
  • Rail Body $600
  • Leg Unit $300
  • Leg Unit $300
  • $1,200
Upland® Exhibit Systems Modular Reader Rail - Triple 45 S configuration
Triple 45 "S" Configuration
  • Rail Body x3 $1,800
  • Leg Unit x6 $1,800
  • 45 Inside Connector $400
  • 45 Outside Connector $400
  • $4,400
Upland® Exhibit Systems - Modular Reader Rail on display at the National Archives in New York City

Case Study


Matfield Modular Reader Rails on display at the National Archives in New York City.

Upland® Modular Reader Rails on display in NYC

Features solid walnut upgrade.


Component Sizes

The standard Reader Rail body size is 60" long with 15″ tall graphics. The Rails can be extended as far as necessary by simply bolting on another unit.

Reader Rail Graphics

The Matfield Modular Reader Rail System features interchangeable graphics panels so you can replace damaged panels or add new graphics.

Each Rail Body comes with one Graphics Backer to which graphics are adhered.

We're happy to print and adhere the graphics for you, or you can add them on your own.

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Upland® Exhibit Systems Reader Rail graphics cross-section
Upland® Graphics

Buying Graphics through Upland®


Our preferred production method is UV cured inkjet prints on alumium composite material.

However, we have many other graphics production options. If you'd like to know more, please review our graphics production page or start a conversation with one of our designers.

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Print Your Own Graphics


You're more than welcome to add your own graphics if you'd prefer.

Each Rail Body comes with one Graphics Backer to which you can adhere your graphics.

You can purchase as many additional Graphics Backers as you need. They come with thread inserts already installed so creating multiple sets of graphics for your rails in simple.

Need graphic design help? Let us know!


Interactivity Add-ons

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piano hinge flipbook

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u-bolt flipbook

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shallow object case

Upland® Exhibit Systems - Pizza Hut Museum integrated touchscreen

integrated video screens

Upland® Exhibit Systems - Chisholm Trail exhibit audio rail button

pushbutton audio players


FAQ's


Can you make custom rail sizes?
Absolutely! Just describe what you're looking for size-wise and we'll let you know what it will cost to produce.



Can you make a shorter / taller rail?
Yes. Please contact us for a quote.

What are the rails made out of?

  • The rail bodies are made out of Baltic Birch plywood.
  • The legs are solid birch hardwood with mortise and tenon joints.

Do you have other wood options?
We can make the rails out of other woods, but they will cost a little more. Contact us for a quote.

Do all the parts come finished?
Yes! Our standard pricing includes the finish of your choice. You can read about our finishes here: Upland® Finishes

Can I buy the components without a finish?
Yes: Subtract $100/section (a section is 1 rail body and 2 leg units). Subtract $50 per corner connector.

The rail is getting expensive. Can I get a discount for a large order?
Most likely, yes. We offer a volume discount but don't publicize the discount amount. We'd be happy to put together a custom quote. Just ask!

Can I add my own graphics?
Absolutely! Each rail body comes with 1 graphics substrate to which you can adhere a number of different graphics. You're also welcome to buy additional graphics substrate panels to create alternate graphics that can be swapped out or replaced as desired. The graphics substrate panel simply bolts on to the rail from the underside.

How much do graphics cost?
We don't include the cost of graphics in the rail price as a number of our customers want to add their own graphics. If you'd like a quote to design and/or produce graphics for your rail, just let us know!

How much does it cost to ship?
These rails ship via FedEx Ground! This means that you don't need any special equipment to unload a freight shipment, and the cost is reasonable. If you want a shipping quote for your specific rail concept, please ask!

 
Quickship Inventory Available

Quickship Inventory Available

We have lots of Matfield Reader Rails ready to ship! Please contact us for current inventory availability.

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Custom Sizes Available

Custom Sizes Available

This product can be customized to your desired size.

Custom Finishes Available

Custom Finishes Included

Comes with Upland's Signature Finish in your choice of paint color or stain. View finishing options.

Ships via Freight

Shipping

This item ships inexpensively via UPS or FedEx!

Graphic Design Available

Graphic Designer Available

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