Nominal vs True Fixture Size

This Bullnose Label Strip and Productstop on Perforated Shelf exhibits a rough, ratty edge from in-store hand cutting. You can avoid the wasted time and effort of hand cutting, as well as insure a good final fit and finish. Fixture specification must take into account “Nominal” vs “True” size. A nominal size is a size in name only. It is a trade convention giving a simple size name for what may not be an even or easy to express “True” size. Making matters worse in label strip, the Nominal size may be the true size for some strip, and not for others. So confirm with your manufacturer, is this “Nominal” 4 foot strip, a “True” and full 48 inches long, or is the “True” dimension 47-7/8 inches … a small undersizing that might have better fit this shelf example. Don’t complicate matters by writing a bizarre, non-standard or overly complicated length spec yourself like 47-29/32 inches. Check you use for “True” length needed, and then check with the manufacturer on how to communicate this need to him, and order the correct sized fixture. Otherwise, order extra shears or hacksaw blades so your store staff can fix your error.

Hardware sizing posts…
Nominal vs True Fixture Size
Aerator and Spout Exact-Fit Gauge
Trident Backplate Concept
Take-Home Size Check Aid
Totally Believable P•O•P Tool Pitch
Help Sizing a Simple Fastener
Wrenches Displayed Step-Wise by Size
Encyclopedic Fastener Chart

For a list of all research aids see…
Getting-Size-Right Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary
Getting-Size-Right Index Page” Index Page

Amenities Getting Size Right FixturesCloseUp Pinterest Board

For Perforated Metal by Title
Nominal vs True Fixture Size
Perforated Metal Propping
Self-Facing Pick Card Holder
Pet Cleanup Station In-Store
Robert Graham® Perforated Tie Tray
Perforated Extender Panel in Metal
Eveready® Hung Askew
Debossed Retail Backdrop
Perforated Metal With Vertical Slots
S-Hook and Loop Hook Twins
Perforated Shoe Ledge for Shelf-Edge
Angles and T-Straps Pegged
Wireforms for HD Hardware
Perforated Metal Shoe Box
Magnetic C-Channel Wall Tag
Skateboards On Single-Prong Hook
Fan Loop Hook for Perfed Metal
Ceiling Fans Sold by Loop Hook
Perfed Metal Sea of Holes
Straight Sign for Curved Bin
Perforated Metal Creates Bin
Poor Display, Outstanding Fixtures
Perforated Pallet Rack Overlay
Build Your Visual Impact Redirect
Slotted Upright Hosts Slotted Bar
Oversize Loop Hook on Slot Bar
Cantilever T-Shirt Platforms
Cantilever T-Shirt Shelves Redux
Oversize Loop Hook on Slot Bar

For square-holed perfed surfaces see…
Under Armour® Vertical Loop Hook Faceout
Rectilinear Hook is Convex Mount” 
Square-Perf for Scanning Loop Hooks
Perforated Extender Panel in Metal
Square Perforated Metal, Riveted Hook
Loop Hook for Square Hole
Hook Styles for Square Perfed Metal
Round Faceout Fits Square Hole
Mickey Mouse® Square-Perf Tray

For non-Metal Perforations see…
Color-Blocked Perforated Purse
Floor-Stand Bud Vases

For Perforated Metal resources see…
Perforated Metal Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Perforated Metal Index Page” for all resources and links

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C-Channel, Shelf Edge and Bullnose Shelf-Edges see…
Nominal vs True Fixture Size” (This Post)
Push-Pin Curve for Shelf Edge
Moleskine Mass Merchandised
Green Multi-Strip Brands Department
P.F. Change® Cooler Sign Cube
Recycled Leather Retail Color Array
Label Strip and Shelf Edge Sign Colors Match
Die-cut Shelf-Edge Branding by Butterfly
Branding via Bullnose
Branding and Segmentation by Strip
Sally Hansen Social Media at Shelf Edge
Label Strip Substitutes for Cross Sell Signs
Dual C-Channel as Extrusion
Shelf-Edge Philosophy of the Philosophy Brand
Color Category Branding by Aisle
Neiman Marcus Dollar Store Motif
Black-on-Black Retail Motif
Color-Coded Prices at Shelf Edge
Retail Categorization by Shelf-Edge Color
Tide Olympics Collector Edition Bottle
Buy-Big, Save-Big at Shelf Edge
Branding by Bullnose
Don’t Flip Your Lid
Brand Cross Sell or Confusion
Fashion Forward Sampler
Slotwall & Label Strip Both Curve
Fencing Organizes Auto Adapters
Product Stop by Gucci

For all Shelf Branding and Categorization  aids see…
“Branding and Categorization Pinterest Board“ Visual Summary
Branding and Categorization Index Page” for all resources.

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