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FAQ's on Artificial Food Displays and Fake Food Props

What are Props America flat screen TV props products constructed of?

Where does Props America ship from?

How does Props America ship?

Does Props America ship outside of the United States?

How long will it take for my flat screen TV Props and laptop computer props to arrive?

Why choose Props America plastic molded LCD simulated TVs and LED simulated TVs instead of cardboard TV props?

Does Props America offer rental flat screen TV props and rental computer laptop props?

What if an item is on backorder/out-of-stock?

What if my product arrives damaged?

What is Props America's return policy?

What if I ordered the wrong size flat screen TV prop?

What is the difference between Plasma TVs, LCD TVs, and LED TVs in regard to flat screen Prop TVs?

Do you offer the old tube style looking televisions with a lot of depth to the back, or just the modern flat screen TV props?

If I have a picture that I want on the screen of my flat screen television prop how does that work?

Television Props for staging and decorating are described in many ways.  I have heard of people calling them box props, proptronics, dummy televisions, fake flat screen TVs, TV models, TV displays, simulated electronics, etc?  Are they all the same?

In the past I have purchased cardboard TV props, cardboard computer props and cardboard laptop props.  I am having difficulty in finding a cardboard electronic props supplier now.  I would love to use plastic props, but in the past when I ordered there were minimum quantities on items.  Do you have a minimum quantity that I have to order?

I am looking for plastic laptop displays for a marketing project I am putting together.  Is there a set-up charge if Props America creates the artwork for my laptop prop screens?

I am a new home stager.  I am looking for home staging accessories, home staging furniture props (can be props or rentals), and home staging appliance props, to use for my new business.  Can you point me in the right direction for looking for furniture props?  I know you make the flat screen TV props, but furniture props are hard to find.

I am in need of approximately 200 of the same size flat screen television props for multiple furniture stores that I have.  Does that still ship within 24-48 hours?

Fake Foods FAQs

What are the Fake Food Props made of?

Who uses fake foods and beverage displays?

How should artificial food props be stored and cared for?

What is the guarantee of the fake food props?

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What are Props America flat screen TV props constructed of?

All of Props America's simulated electronic TV props are constructed of poly-styrene which is durable plastic.  Most REAL televisions on the market are constructed of ABS plastic, but ABS plastic is heavy in weight and more expensive to ship.  Props America TV props are made of poly-styrene to save on shipping costs and for easy maneuverability for the end user.  It is hard to wall mount a heavy plasma television by yourself.  With Props America plasma TV props being light weight, it is not a problem.  Wall mounting can be done by a single person.

Where does Props America ship from?

All of Props America's fake electronic flat screen TV props and fake laptop computer props ship from our Johnsburg, IL factory located 60 miles north of Chicago.  All Props America products are made in the USA.

How does Props America ship?

Props America uses UPS guaranteed ground delivery for standard shipping within the United States and Canada.  Express and Air Services are available.  View Shipping Options

Does Props America ship outside of the United States?

Yes, Props America does ship outside of the United States.  If you are outside of the United States please call 866.909.6333 for an international shipping quote.  All products made in USA.

How long will it take for my flat screen TV Props and laptop computer props to arrive?

Most orders are processed and shipped within 1 business day.  Rush shipping is available.  Props America has a variety of express shipping options including:  Next Day Air, Next Day Air Saver, 2nd Day Air, and 3 Day Air.  Call Props America's customer service at 866.909.6333 if you require express shipping services.   Our goal is to get your product to you when you need it.  View Shipping Options

Why choose Props America plastic molded LCD simulated TVs and LED simulated TVs instead of cardboard TV props?

Props America products are light weight providing ease of use and affordable shipping.  A box prop TV or cardboard TV shows damage rather fast by becoming weak and warped due to moisture, peeling labels or graphics, or collapsing due to age and use.  Props America products are constructed using thermal forming of poly-styrene plastic which makes it light weight, strong, resistant to moisture, able to be cleaned, and easy to assemble and disassemble for multiple uses and compact storage.  Metal TV props and metal TVs are very heavy and costly to ship as well as large and bulky to store due to their inability to be disassembled and stored compactly.  Metal prop TVs are also affected by water and humidity and may begin to rust.

Does Props America offer rental flat screen TV props and rental computer laptop props?

Props America strives to provide affordable TV props and laptops props which are easy and light weight for assembly, disassembly, and storage.  All products with visible screens can be customized.  With these options it is more cost effective for Props America's customers to create the perfect product and purchase a fake electronic TV prop or computer prop that will suit their needs at a price that is less expensive compared to a rental TV or rental laptop.

What if an item is on backorder/out-of-stock?

Props America seldom has a backorder situation being that Props America is the factory, and Props America ships factory direct.  From time to time, it does happen.  If an item you have requested is on backorder/out-of-stock, Props America's customer service will contact you within 24 hours with alternative products or the next available ship date.

What if my product arrives damaged?

If your product arrives damaged call customer service immediately at 866.909.6333.  You have a maximum of 5 business days after receiving your product to report a damage claim.  After 5 business days damage claims cannot be processed.  Please note this is not a rule of Props America, but the rule of the small package couriers used to ship our product.  Keep the original carton with the tracking number of the damaged product.  Damage claims cannot be processed without the original carton and original shipping label still intact.  The tracking number on the damaged package will need to be given to the customer service representative to process a damage claim.  Once your damage claim has been processed, the shipping courier who delivered your product will pick it up within 1-3 business days for damage inspection at the shipping location it was delivered to.  A replacement for the damaged item will be shipped out to you as soon as possible.

What is Props America's return policy?

You must call within 10 business days of receipt of your product to receive a Return Authorization Number (RAN).  All returns must have a Return Authorization Number (RAN) and be returned in their original carton to receive a refund.  Customer is responsible for return shipping costs.  Returned product without a Return Authorization Number (RAN) will be REFUSED at the receiving dock.  Return Authorization Numbers will not be issued after the 10th business day.

All returns and refunds are at the discretion of Props America.  Used/Damaged product will not be accepted for a refund.  All returned items are subject to a 20% restocking fee.  Note:  There are NO refunds on Custom Image Prints (images supplied by customer for printing).

Shipments refused by the recipient will be treated as a return.  Return freight and shipment refusal/change of address charges will be applied to each package refused.

Freight amounts are not refunded. 

What if I ordered the wrong size flat screen TV prop?

If you need to exchange a flat screen TV prop for another size, color, etc. please call customer service within 5 business days of receipt of your product.  The exchange will be handled according to the return policy above, but there will be NO restocking fee.

What is the difference between Plasma TVs, LCD TVs, and LED TVs in regard to flat screen Prop TVs?

With simulated electronic television props there really is not a difference between Plasma TV props, LCD TV props, and LED TV props because the screens are non-functioning.  Plasma, LCD, and LED describe the picture quality on REAL televisions.  With fake televisions this does not apply.  Some of our customers interpret Plasma, LCD and LED with the TV body style and function (is it wall mountable).  We have experienced that customers who are looking for Plasma TVs are looking for it to be mounted to the wall or in a cabinet and that the TV has a thin profile.  All of the simulated electronic televisions that Props America has to offer can be wall mounted. Those customers looking for an LCD or LED TV are usually looking for a television model that can sit on a stand or in a cabinet.  When you shop Props America, all of our home staging furniture props, or plastic TV props, can be purchased with a base to be table-mounted.  If you do not need the base and just want a wall mountable television prop, then Props America does not require that you buy a base.

Do you offer the old tube style looking televisions with a lot of depth to the back, or just the modern flat screen TV props?

No, unfortunately Props America does not carry that style.  All of Props America's fake TVs when wall mounted are less than 2” in depth.  If you chose to add a base the depth increases slightly, but not more than 7” on even our largest simulated electronic television prop (52” screen).

If I have a picture that I want on the screen of my flat screen television prop how does that work?

First choose the size, style and color of the television prop you are interested in.  Once you have chosen what you want look at the screen choices available.  The screen option is indicated by the last 3 digits of the item number.  Screen image #999 is for custom screens provided by the customer.  Add this item to your cart.  After your order is placed a customer service representative will contact you by email requesting your image.   Reply to the email with your image attached.  The following file formats are acceptable: EPS, PSD, TIFF, JPEG, and Printable PDF.  The resolution of the graphics submitted needs to be at least 300 dpi for the image to look crisp on the screen of the TV props.  If you have further questions about image requirements please call Props America's customer service @866.909.6333.

Television Props for staging and decorating are described in many ways.  I have heard of people calling them box props, proptronics, dummy televisions, fake flat screen TVs, TV models, TV displays, simulated electronics, etc?  Are they all the same?

They are similar.  Words such as fake TV, fake computer, dummy TV, dummy laptop, dummy props, simulated flat screen TV, simulated LED TV, simulated LCD TV, simulated laptops, models, and displays are mainly used to describe that the television does not actually work (you cannot watch TV on it) and that the TV is to be used for representational or display purposes only (to show where a TV could fit).

In the past I have purchased cardboard TV props, cardboard computer props and cardboard laptop props.  I am having difficulty in finding a cardboard electronic props supplier now.  I would love to use plastic props, but in the past when I ordered there were minimum quantities on items.  Do you have a minimum quantity that I have to order?

No, Props America has no minimum order or quantity amounts.  There are no dollar amount minimums.  There are no handling fees.  Order the quantity desired, and there are no additional charges aside from shipping costs which are minimal.  You are not the only one looking for cardboard TVs.  The only company Props America knew of that made cardboard TVs was a company called Box Props that we have not been able to contact either. 

I am looking for plastic laptop displays for a marketing project I am putting together.  Is there a set-up charge if Props America creates the artwork for my laptop prop screens?

No, there is no charge for the set-up of the artwork as long as the artwork is created by Props America at the time you purchase the laptop prop.

I am a new home stager.  I am looking for home staging accessories, home staging furniture props (can be props or rentals), and home staging appliance props, to use for my new business.  Can you point me in the right direction for looking for furniture props?  I know you make the flat screen TV props, but furniture props are hard to find.

Yes, Props America can point you in the right direction.  Check out our "Resource Center" page.  On there you will find a company by the name of Next Stage Furniture.  They actually make "furniture props"!  They are unbelievable.  You will be surprised at the realism.

I am in need of approximately 200 of the same size flat screen television props for multiple furniture stores that I have.  Does that still ship within 24-48 hours?

Props America would like to, but it is not always possible.  The best thing to do if you are in need of a large quantity of props would be to call Props America's customer service department.  Your order will be treated as a custom run meaning that it may take additional time (a couple of weeks), but Props America offers substantial discounts on large quantity orders.  Please contact Props America as we will be happy to help meet the needs of your company!

Fake Foods Props and Replica Artificial Food Display FAQ's

What are the Fake Food Props made of?

Fake Cakes are made of a Styrofoam base and frosted with a rubberized material.  The faux beverages are made of a poly resin that sets up to a hard plastic.  Artificial cookies, fake donuts, and faux tarts are made of salt dough.  All of the fake food sold through Props America is made of non-toxic materials and safe for display use.  None of the food display items or fake foods sold on this website are edible.

Who uses fake foods and beverage displays?

Fake foods or faux foods are used across several industries.  Restaurants and markets use fake foods for displays of perishable goods that cannot be left out.  Interior Designers, home stagers, and decorators use fake food props as finishing touches in numerous rooms in model homes and model apartments to create a warm and inviting home feel.  Furniture manufacturers and furniture retailers use artificial foods on furniture pieces to show the capacity of dining sets, kitchen tables, and bars.  Furniture retailers may use fake foods around the showroom to add color and warmth to the store for a more inviting shopping experience.  Crafters and event planners often use artificial foods to construct centerpieces and props for special events.  Numerous gift retailers resell fake food products for individuals to decorate their homes.

How should artificial food props be stored and cared for?

Always keep your fake food items dry and away for moisture and damp environments.  Faux beverages may be dusted with a soft rag and furniture polish.  Artificial cakes may be cleaned with a white damp rag.  Do not allow your fake foods to become frozen or to be displayed in direct sunlight.

What is the guarantee on the fake food props?

All fake food prop items at propsamerica.com have a 30 day guarantee.  If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 30 days for a refund with a return authorization number.  All returns must have a Return Authorization Number (RAN) and be returned in their original carton to receive a refund.  Customer is responsible for return shipping costs.  Returned product without a Return Authorization Number (RAN) will be REFUSED at the receiving dock. 

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Customer pick-up is available upon request.  

Over the years the products in the fake electronic props and fake foods industries have changed greatly, and they have been called numerous names that describe their purpose and function.  If you are searching for an imitation flat screen TV, a decorative flat screen TV, television props, prop TVs, proptronics, fake flat screen TV props, faux TVs, box props, or metal TV and cardboard TV prop alternatives, artificial food props, fake foods, food replicas, food models, fake food for display, plastic food, pretend foods, and faux foods you have come to the right place.

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