A configurable element to fit your exhibit.
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.
a single Reader Rail module painted with graphics panel installed
side view of the single Reader Rail module
close up side view of the single Reader Rail module
Design the rail you need to fit your exhibit or space. It's easy!
Core Rail Components
45 Degree Corner Connectors
45 Deg Inside
45 Deg Outside
90 Degree Corner Connectors
90 Deg Inside
90 Deg Outside
Features solid walnut upgrade.
The standard Reader Rail body size is 59″ long with 15″ tall graphics. The Rails can be extended as far as necessary by simply bolting on another unit.view drawing
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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.Request a Quote for Graphics Production
Our preferred production method is UV cured inkjet prints on alumium composite material.Contact Upland
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.
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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?
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!