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Hanging Techniques for Posters and Wall Scrolls

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Here are a couple unique ways I have learned to hang posters and tapestries without damaging them. The easiest way to protect your posters is obviously to keep them in frames, but I'll talk more about that later. Let's Begin!

Posters

Paper posters can be easily bent and damaged. Here are some of the best way I have found to hang them up without damaging them.

Option 1: Binder clips and thumbtacks

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These are easy to find at any office supply store. If you don't mind putting little tack holes in your walls, this truly is the best method for handing up posters without damaging them (short of getting a proper frame of course but we will talk more about that later.)

All you have to do is clip them onto each corner of the poster, flip the loopy bit topwise and stick a tack through it just like the picture Above. Also, as you can see in the picture below, this method can be quite handy for hanging two posters top to bottom.

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Option 2: Sticytack

Stickytack is a soft blue putty that will stick to walls and paper but can be easily removed. This is one other way to affix posters to your wall without putting holes through the poster or your walls. It's an alright way to go about doing that I guess, but in my experience, the process of removing/adding the blue sticky stuff will often slightly crinkle the corners of the poster like the picture below.
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Option 3: Slide on poster hangers

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You can buy these at Wal-mart. I like these because it holds the posters tight on all corners like a frame, but is simple and cheap to cut them down to size to meet the size of your poster. Just measure the poster top and cut down the plastic sticks accordingly.

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They will usually come with a stick on plastic tab for you to place in the top center, but a piece of scotch tape and a thumbtack will do the job all the same.

Note: Putting these on paper posters can be kind of tricky because you have to use quite a bit of force to slide them all the way on so be careful not to rip your poster in the process


Tapestries/Wall Scrolls

Most wall scrolls will already come with a string that runs through the top tube like so.

String Method
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This method is perfectly fine, but I have noticed that often times the length of string will be different for each tapestry and will also differ depending on the way it is tied off. For example, please examine the picture below.

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The length of the string that came with these two tapestries is different, and thus, will not look symmetrical when hung next to each other. This problem can be resolved using the method below.

Option 1: Dowels

These can be bought at just about any craft store. I have found that 3/16th diameter is a good size as it will fit through just about any tapestry pole.

1)Cut the dowel down to a size 3 inches longer than the length of the top tapestry pole. EX: if your tapestry is 20", you want your dowel to be 23". This will leave enough room for the dowel to stick out about an inch and a half on both sides.
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2)Slide the dowel through the top pole and use tacks or hooks to hold up each side of the dowel bit that is sticking out. See photo below




The downside to this method is that you will have to make sure that the tacks on each side are very closely level to each other.

Option 2: Curtain Clips

Credit for this method is given to @syakugan4122 on Twitter

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It might be hard to find the right kind of clips depending on what country you live in, but I found this method interesting because it also makes it easy to attach two tapestries together if they are affixed top to bottom.

A Point About Frames

Frames are always going to be the best option for protecting your posters hands down. But a problem I often encounter is that the posters I have do not fit the standard frame sizes of my country. In the past I have experimented with cutting down larger frames to fit the sizes of my posters, but this process is laborious and doesn't really look all that good anyways. Also, doujin posters especially have very odd sizes that sometimes to not fit the exact dimensions the creators intend them to be.

Bonus: A Point About Storage

If your collection of posters and wall scrolls is very large, you will need a good way to store the ones that aren't currently being displayed.

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Trouser hangers are great for paper posters. plastic posters and dakimakura Covers.
Regular Hangers on the other hand are great for storing tapestries if you don't like the idea of rolling them up and binding them with rubber bands or what have you.

Conclusion

Thank you for reading! I hope that this guide was helpful. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions or suggestions on how I can make this guide better.
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Your post helped me figure out the easy way to make my multicloth ITEM #141508 into a window curtain. Binder clips is a great idea, thank you! :)
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nice idea
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I've been wondering don't the binder clips create creases also?
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Some StickyTack/Bluetacs can contain oils/chemicals that can seep through posters over long periods of time. Probably won't show up as much on dark posters but be cautious when using on White/Light coloured ones. Or you could just stick a square piece of sticky tape to the backside corners of the posters so the StickyTack makes no direct contact with the paper.
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I'm not sure I would want to hang my paper posters on a trouser hanger. Some are too big for that and over time they'll get curved. What I do for my posters is get an artist portfolio from michaels. Got the biggest one they had for about $20 (with a 40% off coupon) and I store all of my posters in there since I currently have no room. Keeps them dry and nice and flat.

Really though, frames. Frames all the way. There's some nice affordable ones at Michaels that are cardboard and a thin plastic sheet that I buy a lot for smaller prints and then hang up with command strips.
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Thanks for sharing this. :D
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Very neat! c: I not fan of too many frames..I do like few..But I search for poster any sizes in like artist photos show display books for many posters pages to easy flip in books.. Yes in amazon but I only pay by pp need to be fair price.. x.x; orz
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Oh, I just pull the string around again and tuck the whole knot back into the tube. No unsightly string to be seen! :)Hachimaki (Hace 1 mes) #26202217Good point! I forgot to mention those kinds of hooks but I have used them before and they work quite well. As for retying the string, another concern I should have mentioned in the guide is how if you tie them up to match the length, there may be unsightly excess rope hanging off the main string. A problem that doesnt occur when you do away with the string all together.
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J-VrE (Hace 1 mes) #26201487I like to use those binder clips for my fabric posters. However rather than putting holes in the wall, I like to use command hooks as those come off clean (provided you remove them correctly).
Also, if the string is too long on your tapestries, I just retie them by pulling the string around to get to the original knot. I use command hooks to hang up the scrolls as well.


Good point! I forgot to mention those kinds of hooks but I have used them before and they work quite well. As for retying the string, another concern I should have mentioned in the guide is how if you tie them up to match the length, there may be unsightly excess rope hanging off the main string. A problem that doesnt occur when you do away with the string all together.
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I like to use those binder clips for my fabric posters. However rather than putting holes in the wall, I like to use command hooks as those come off clean (provided you remove them correctly).

Also, if the string is too long on your tapestries, I just retie them by pulling the string around to get to the original knot. I use command hooks to hang up the scrolls as well.
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