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    Alternatives to frames for small show

    I've been asked to hang several prints for a show this spring and the space has really no budget for framing. Looking for suggestions for cheap ways to display prints that look better than tacking the prints to the wall. Mounting to sintra with a brace is an option, but still rather pricey. The prints will be 20x24 and 30x40. Any suggestions appreciated

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    mat them, put up rails to rest them on. or mat them and get those pins to put on all four corners, I've seen it done plenty of times.

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    Swiss Corner Clips work well. Small stainless spring steel clips that fit on the corners, are not intrusive and are reusable.

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    Swiss Corner Clips work well. Small stainless spring steel clips that fit on the corners, are not intrusive and are reusable.

    http://www.dickblick.com/products/swiss-corner-clips/

    Blick is only one seller. A search should put you on to many more.

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    Would you use these to support the matted print alone, or would it need to have glass over it as well for stability?

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    I would recommend a plan to put your best foot forward every time you have an opportunity to show your work.

    Good quality frames will compliment your work.

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    big border on the prints, push pins. Looks fine to me.

    Fishing line strung across the wall, binder clips. Also looks fine.

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    Quote Originally Posted by bob carnie View Post
    I would recommend a plan to put your best foot forward every time you have an opportunity to show your work.

    Good quality frames will compliment your work.
    +1
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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    I go to clearbags.com and get sealable bags with heavy plastic hanging tabs attachments http://www.clearbags.com/acc/hang-tabs

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    Re: Alternatives to frames for small show

    Ikea makes some cheap ~$23 frames that are close to the size you need:

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/ca.../series/18537/
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