Can you put a poster in a frame?
Framing your poster is an inexpensive way to keep it looking pristine and turn it into a piece of wall art within your home. There are many different framing options available so it's important to carefully consider how you want to frame your poster or photos.
“Tacky” may not be the best word for it, though. “Tacky” usually implies something that is cheap, poorly done, but is gaudy enough to call attention to itself. Posters, art prints, photos, paintings, all look better framed. Unframed they look like, when I was in college, and we couldn't afford frames.
Simply lay the two sticky sides facing down pieces perpendicular to the sticky side facing up piece — making an “H” shape. The sticky side-down pieces hold the tape in place, while the sticky side-up piece adheres the poster to the backing of the frame.
As a rule of thumb, your finished frame will be one to two inches wider and longer than your poster itself if it has no mat, and 6-8 inches larger if you choose to mat it. That being said, there are multitudes of frames and frame styles to fit your posters in different sizes.
Even if you haven't got a frame, there are several ways to hang up a poster without one. Some ways you can hang them are with thumb tacks or staples, poster mounting tack, poster tapes, or mounting it to a backing if you don't mind causing damage to the poster.
- Don't trying to convey too much information. ...
- Don't use too much text. ...
- Don't use too many illustrations with no supporting text either.
- Don't put too much detail in the graphs and diagrams. ...
- Don't have a very long title.
High-traffic areas like shopping centres and high streets are great places to shout about your event or business because there are always going to be people around. And if the event is local to the shopping place, that's even better!
Roll four pieces of masking tape and place them in each corner on the backside of the poster. Press the cardboard over the poster and smooth into place. Place the paperweights over the top of the cardboard to continue to smooth out any wrinkles. Now when you frame the poster, the poster won't slide and wrinkle.
According to Mark Klostermeyer, a member of the Professional Picture Frames Association, it's the sheer amount of mattings, moldings, glazings, and frames a shop provides that drives up prices. The fewer options a business offers, the more able they are to order in bulk, therefore cutting down costs.
- Step 1: Cut the 1x2s to size and paint.
- Step 2: Glue the poster or photo to the plywood.
- Build the frame.
- Step 4: Attach the frame to the plywood.
- About the life-sized prints.
- Step 5: Hang on the wall.