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« on: May 18, 2011 10:57:27 AM »

Hello.  I work at a library, and I'm redoing all of our signs.  Most will be about 1-2" high and 8-24" long.  We're trying to figure out a cheap way to create clear plastic sign holders for them.  I can't seem to find any that are premade and suitable sizes, and if I did, they might be prohibitively expensive.  Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011 08:12:59 AM »

Hmmm... I'm kind of at a loss here. Maybe someone over in the glass crafts board would have some thoughts.

What are the signs made of? Could you put them in picture frames? Have you cruised your local thrift store?

I made a sign recently using fabric and that iron-on vinyl stuff. It wouldn't be as sturdy as heavy plastic but it would be kind of protected.

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011 12:07:05 PM »

I'm guessing they're paper signs?  Do they have to be clear plastic?  Could you create two things to hold up either end, since they're so long?  It could be as easy as two chopsticks glued together on one end (so they make a tight slit at the other) stuck in a little jar of rocks or sand.

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011 03:40:28 PM »

You might think about printing the sign out and using self-laminating sheets to cover them and taping them up with removable, double-sided tape (makes them easier to replace).  If you need them sturdy, try cutting foam board to fit the sign THEN applying the self-laminating sheet, mounting with picture hangers.  Can't cut the foam board in a straight line?  Contact copy shops 'til you find one that will cut it for you (probably won't take long to find one.)  Can you tell I've done this sort of thing before?
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