How do you frame a poster? Posters are a timeless and creative way to express our interests, personality and bring life to any room in our home or flat. Quite often, you will find that they become collector's items and serve as a positive reminder of the experiences we enjoyed
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How do you frame a poster?

Posters are a timeless and creative way to express our interests, personality and bring life to any room in our home or flat. Quite often, you will find that they become collector's items and serve as a positive reminder of the experiences we enjoyed in our youth.

Quite often, people who purchase posters will want to display them on the walls of their home. Furthermore, because you are no longer an adolescent teen but an adult (hopefully with good taste), hanging them on the wall with a bit of blu tak on each corner will not be enough to do the job.

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Which begs the question, what is the best way to display a poster? A frame of-course! We are sure you have had photos, family portraits and even university certificates framed, so why not a poster.

Let's have a look at some of the options below:

A quick, easy and reliable way to frame a poster

Go to a local picture frame shop

The downside of going to any run-of-the-mill type picture frame shop that offers picture framing is that they often have a limited supply of frames and materials and provide more of a one size fits all type of service. One thing to remember, many chain retailers import pre-manufactured frames which are made with less than desirable materials which often results in poor quality workmanship.


Specialty Online Framing Store: Learn How to Frame it Yourself

Sometimes the best option is to get the job done professionally by a picture frame retailer who can do it for you. The internet brings everything within reach of just a few clicks of a mouse and EasyFrame is no exception to this. Online speciality stores such as yours truly bring a wealth of experience and during that time we've developed loads of expertise that ensures each frame and mount we produce is of the highest quality.

Framing the poster

1.) Decide whether or not you want to use a mat

A mat can help bring the poster to life by providing a contrast in colour and also provide an extra border between the poster and the frame. A mat can also manage the size of the frame on the occasion that it doesn't fit the poster precisely.

2.) Decide on the right frame

You have a vast array of options when it comes to choosing the right frame including budget plastic frames to high quality-metal or composite. Depending on the era your poster comes from, if you have something more vintage, have a look at well-made wood frames which can provide protection and give your poster more of a vintage feel.

3.) Undo frame hinges or clips and remove contents from the original frame.

4.) Clean the glass with a clean soft cloth inside and outside and let dry.

5.) Attach poster to an adhesive backing board.

Something to think about: In a lot of cases, as posters are normally rolled up, they won't sit flat perfectly flat. If you add a foam board, it will make framing easier and provide an extra layer of protection.

6.) Slide the glass/plexiglass piece into place in the frame

7.) Fit your mat (if applicable) into the frame behind the glazing

8.) Gently slide the poster/foam board into the frame behind the ma

9.) Add poster backing (if applicable)

10.) Attach the hanging mechanism

Ready to find the ideal frame for your poster?

Like mentioned above, it is often easier to get your artworks professionally framed as it saves you the hassle of putting everything to together yourself. We are experts in our field and would love to help bring your creations to life. Feel free to reach out to us today.

Any good framers will be able to show you a vast range of different solutions and advise on what might be the most suitable given the work and its proposed location.

You can contact EasyFrame on 01234 856 501 and / or sales@EasyFrame.co.uk and they'll always chat even if you don't want to buy!

Article Posted: 12/01/2021 14:04:14

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