frames to hang posters

Marion P

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HELP

any ideas would be appreciated

A customer wants to hang posters in her shop. She wants to be able to slide these posters in and out from the top as she plans to change them weekly.
She has even tried poster hangers with the metal bar at the top and she said she didn't like the look and thought the whole frame idea would be better.
she thought she would like metal frames (which of course I don't do) with the top opened.

My thoughts on wooden frames and backing board that have been underpinned would be too much, as the underpinners wouldn't be able to cope with constant poster changes, so I am stuck and not sure what to do.

I am opened to any suggestions.....

many thanks
Marion
 

Puppyraiser

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We did a job once for a govt agency wherein we glued metal frames to the ceramic tile walls. We left the side loose so that all they had to do was pull off the side, slide in a new poster and slide the side back on again. They didn't call to complain, so I guess it worked....
 

artist

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I have a similar thing with the florist next door. They wanted an inexpensive way to show there floral posters that they change weekly, so I dry mount them to fome core and put velcro on the corners ,then they stick them to the wall - simple,clean look, and it gets the job done.
 

Jerry Ervin

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Originally posted by EllenAtHowards:
We did a job once for a govt agency wherein we glued metal frames to the ceramic tile walls. We left the side loose so that all they had to do was pull off the side, slide in a new poster and slide the side back on again. They didn't call to complain, so I guess it worked....
I did this with Wall Buddies and put 2 security 'T' screws at the bottom. Works like a champ. The side access works better than top because everybody is not over 6 ft tall.
 

Cliff Wilson

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I did a couple of different jobs one for a photographer and one for a restaurant that wanted to change frequently. I just used wood frames and put turnbuttons on th eback. (One used Wallbuddies, one not) They just take it down undo the back, put the new poster in and put it up. Thay love em. It's easy and looks nice. I used flat black in the restaurant and some fancy golds in the photographer's shop.
 

Framerguy

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I have used the EZ-Hinge with metal frames for these quick change framings and they work well. Somebody here on the Grumble needed some and couldn't find them so I sent what I had to them and am out so I can't help with a sample. They were carried by UMS as item #5010 and still show up in the price list although I don't recall seeing them in the catalog lately.

I am sure you could call UMS and check on availability of these hinges. To explain, you install them on one side (usually the top) of a metal frame and they allow that side to hinge up and away from the frame so you can remove the contents and change whatever needs to be changed. Then you slide the contents back into the frame, flip the hinged side back in place and it looks like a solid frame.

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Ah, but don't you UNDERSTAND? This was BEFORE Wallbuddies, BEFORE E-Z Hinges... heck, it was probably before glass! hehehehe And I DID mention that it was on ceramic tile walls, too... no holes allowed.... Yes, I have been framing a really really really long time....
 

Marion P

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Thanks everyone for your advice, but I am in Australia, and don't have access to wall buddies..

but you all have given me some ideas.. but if there are more, keep them coming...

glueing to a ceramic wall is an excellent idea.. but I wonder if velcro would work on plaster walls with the same technique by using a lite weight wooden frame and velcro it to the wall... (oh I'm thinking out loud)

thanks again
Marion
 

FrameMakers

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Velcro won't work on drywall and probably a problem on plaster. THe force of pulling the velcro off will tear the top layer of the drywall.
 
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