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Topic: urgent: how do I hang photos without frames?  (Read 640 times)
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« on: July 01, 2007 07:21:23 AM »

My first photo exhibition will be opening on Tuesday. The venue decided to buy mats but not frames for my photos. I'm sitting here with all my matted photos which I need to hang tomorrow evening, and the idea is I should use three small nails to hang each photo - two for the photo to "stand" on and one curved at the top to keep it in place.

Is there any other way of hanging matted photos without frames? Preferably one with less nails. To my mind it would make sense with a small hook like an "A" connected to a photo-safe heavy sticker of some kind. Don't know if that exists.

The photos will hang on solid / hard screens.

I live in Sweden, so I won't necessarily have access to what you suggest, but if someone could point me in a better direction I'd appreciate it. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007 01:03:28 PM »

Congratulations on your exhibition.  That is so exciting.  The only thing I can think of are the little metal clips that you could clip to the top of the matte and then attach the clips to the wall.  You could find them at an office supply store.  They would be visible and I don't know if that would take too much away from your photographs.  Did the venue have any suggestions?  I hope you figure something fabulous out.

I actually went to the Staples website to find a photo of what I was talking about and found these square magnet clips. 


I am new here and don't know how to add a photo or a link so you may have to just copy and paste the web addy above.  I think they might work.  You might also try cubicle hooks. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007 01:29:52 PM »

We used to use the 3-nails method at the space where I hung things.  If you don't want to make such big holes in the walls, you can also use thumb tacks.

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