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Old 28-02-2008, 01:45   #1 (permalink)
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Best way to hang a poster

In the last week I've gotten around 5 design posters — all still in the original tubes from the mail. Any suggestions for how to properly hang a poster without damaging it? Should I just get custom black edged frames?
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Old 28-02-2008, 01:49   #2 (permalink)
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You can get adhesive putty that is generally harmless to remove and tends to work pretty well, depending on the type of wall you're putting them on. They work well on drywall and marginally well on brick, in my experience.
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Old 28-02-2008, 01:51   #3 (permalink)
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If you really want to keep them in perfect condition then framing is the only real option.
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Old 28-02-2008, 02:02   #4 (permalink)
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Old 28-02-2008, 06:53   #5 (permalink)
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I have in the past put sticky tape on the four corners on the backside of the poster then used blu-tac to stick them up.

That way if the posters stay up for a long time the blu-tac doesn't damage the poster by seeping through and your corners don't get as easily ripped
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Old 28-02-2008, 08:06   #6 (permalink)
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JUST JIZZ ON 'EM!!.....

Thats how all the posters are stuck to my wall....
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Old 28-02-2008, 10:23   #7 (permalink)
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I would — but framing is so damn expensive. I can't afford to spend hundreds on frames. I found a place online that will do a custom sized frame just like I want for only $30. I imagine the quality is crap though, so I have to figure out what to do.
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Old 28-02-2008, 10:25   #8 (permalink)
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A vote for framing here too... unless they're run-of-the-mill of course (then some green spit will do).
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Old 28-02-2008, 10:55   #9 (permalink)
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Bluetack villain mostly. But this site has some cheapo solutions, they're mostly for in-store stuff, but a few look subtle and like they wouldn't damage the poster.
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Old 28-02-2008, 11:12   #10 (permalink)
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With a bit of work you can mount them on plywood to create a nice frameless appearance and they're surprisingly durable. Just be sure to sand, treat and/or paint the edges to suit!
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Old 28-02-2008, 11:21   #11 (permalink)
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go to ikea, they have loads of frames. I got an A1 size for 25 euros.
It's for that typo poster from prague cocknose, it looks fuckin cool in my gaff!
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Old 28-02-2008, 11:37   #12 (permalink)
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Have your friends/relatives/wives/kids hold them up high for you.
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Old 28-02-2008, 11:38   #13 (permalink)
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Laminate + adhesive putty.
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Old 28-02-2008, 11:51   #14 (permalink)
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Laminate + adhesive putty.

Laminate? Surely you don't mean that nasty shiny lamination you get in copy shops?

I just frame mine - nice clear acrylic frames from Muji. Not particularly cheap, but you get what you pay for.
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Old 28-02-2008, 12:07   #15 (permalink)
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I framed a £45 B2 print the other day for £55. Looks good but cost more than I thought it'd be.
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Old 28-02-2008, 13:47   #16 (permalink)
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In the past I've gotten frames from charity shops... quick black sprayjob and they're ready... never got one to fit my posters properly though.

What posters does everyone have?

I've got 'Workers' by ISO50 (Scott Hansen)... 'Thuglife', 'Sketch 1' and 'Sketch 2' by Zach Johnsen - http://www.tanktheory.com/categories.asp?cID=79 and a few by Aaron Horkey.
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Old 28-02-2008, 14:23   #18 (permalink)
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Old 28-02-2008, 14:30   #19 (permalink)
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I always frame my posters to face the inside, that way they don't get damaged by sunlight, very boring to look at though.
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Old 28-02-2008, 14:31   #20 (permalink)
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Nice that, cocknose!!!!!
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