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Hang a Picture without a Frame

 
SimpleJack
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Nov 18, 2011 09:49 |  #1

What is a good way to Hang a Picture without a Frame?

Someday I would like to print out some of my photos to hang on the wall, but I don't want to spend $40 to $100 for each custom picture frame. do this with 5 to 10 photos and I just spent over $500 on frames..

I was thinking that when you go to a picture store they have the images on a piece of cardboard or whatever with plastic around it. I was thinking of maybe something like that? but what would I look for to get my pictures packages that way? or is there a better way?

Would also make them easier to sell if I was to ever sell one.


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Nov 18, 2011 11:59 |  #2

You can mount them on foam board. I've used my photo store for this in the past with good results but, I haven't tried it at home (yet). Foam board is cheap and looks decent. There is at least one youtube how to.


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Nov 18, 2011 12:09 |  #3

I use poster putty in my office. I hang them up raw, as they come out of the printer. The putty is re usable and does not stain the wall or the prints. I am constantly changing the prints and dont have to worry about nail holes and can change the print size with only a lil rearranging.


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Nov 18, 2011 12:18 |  #4

Hobby Lobby and Michaels regularly have 50-60% off frames. Just print to a standard size and you're good to go. I recently picked up a few 18 " x 24" frames for $17. Add a matt and hardware, and you're still under $30. If you buy in bulk online you get way better prices.


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Nov 18, 2011 12:19 |  #5

Also, if you get the print mounted on double weight matt board or foam board it should be stiff enough to hang on the wall for most purposes.


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Nov 18, 2011 12:22 |  #6

http://www.fractureme.​com/external link This looks interesting.




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Nov 18, 2011 12:54 |  #7

gonzogolf, that does look interesting. I bookmarked the site for possible use. If anybody has purchased this, please let us know how it went and the quality of the product?


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Nov 18, 2011 15:56 |  #8

I've used foam board like this for years, both for the wall and for free standing. For free standing I cut a small triangle of foam board and glue it on the back so that the picture stands up with a slight tilt to the back.

For up to 8.5x11" from my home printer I'll mount it myself using spray contact adhesive. Anything larger than that I'll take to Hobby Lobby or Michael's and have it dry mounted.


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Nov 18, 2011 16:52 as a reply to Rimmer's post |  #9

Buck a frame...

http://www.dollartree.​com ...rm&keyword=frames&x​=0&y=0external link

Yep, the are cheaply made; but depending on your needs they might work.

Discussed here:

http://photography-on-the.net ...00&highlight=cheap+​frames


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Nov 18, 2011 23:54 |  #10

Standouts at WHCC or Black River Imaging. Cheaper than frames and work great. Show up ready to hang.

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Nov 19, 2011 00:08 |  #11

Where do you get custom made frames for $40 to $100?


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Nov 19, 2011 00:10 |  #12

Titus213 wrote in post #13420999external link
Where do you get custom made frames for $40 to $100?

custom sizes* non standard sizes seem to cost more


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Nov 19, 2011 12:54 |  #13

Have you considered gallery wraps? No frame needed and they look sharp.


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Nov 19, 2011 15:01 |  #14

How hard is it to get a nice frame built and then just re-mount your pictures in a frame from time to time. I'm considering getting a nice 24x36 frame made with two matts. I can swap out the picture myself.




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Nov 20, 2011 16:44 |  #15

Ikea has awesome prices on nice basic frames. Even larger sizes are cheap.


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