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6th of December 2010 (Mon), 11:01
I am looking for affordable options for hanging up my own work that I print up. Nothing fancy, just something thatís not going to break my budget.
6th of December 2010 (Mon), 22:12
DO you have a Costco or a Target where you are? It's completely narcissistic, :D but I have three 12x18" prints of my own work hanging in my office (to remind me why I suffer the fools). I think they were less then 5 bucks to print, and the frames cost 14.00 for a pack of three.
6th of December 2010 (Mon), 23:04
6th of December 2010 (Mon), 23:12
Have you considered doing your own printing? I know it's somewhat expensive but you can be very creative. If so take a look a the Epson 3880 printer?
7th of December 2010 (Tue), 12:08
I will do my own printing. I am just looking for something simple to hang them. I had thought about using white board and just gluing the pictures to it. But I wanted to see what others have come up with that is simple, affordable and looks good. I am kind of handy, so I thought about building my own frames too. I am just looking for ideas.
7th of December 2010 (Tue), 14:23
I'm not really sure how nice you are looking for; but when you wrote of just gluing prints to a white board it made me think of what I'm doing. I read somewhere that its a good idea to keep the work you're happy with visible to keep you inspired. While I don't have a lot of work I happy with, I have some. I have a makeshift "studio" in my basement.
I bought some molding material at the hardware store (mine's plastic because I don't care what it looks like, but you could do wood which would prob look nicer). I hung a top and bottom molding at various spaces along the wall 10" separation for 8x10's; 5" separation for 5x7s etc. etc. mixing them up as to orientation and repetition. You can do this floor to ceiling if you have the room.
When I have a print I like, I mount it on foamcore cut to the same size using spray adhesive. I then slide it in the rail of the appropriate size. If I get tired of one or like something better, I simply slide it out and replace it.
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