For a photo poster to adorn and supplement the available interior, one needs to place the image in the right way and properly fix it. Ideally, the optic center of the image should be located on eye level and the photo poster should be well-lit.
Photo posters with a passé-partout, images enclosed in plastic and wood, blacklight posters are recommended to be fixed on the wall with the help of Bostik Blu Tack, a sticky mass of plasticine made on the basis of polyisobutylene. This mass is easy to work with. Knead a small amount of the mass with your hands having put on gloves beforehand, until the mass becomes warm and soft. Roll it into a ball, place it on the reverse side of the poster, and firmly press against the wall. The adhesion of Bostik Blu Tack increases with time. Please, note that there is a weight limit when using Bostik Blu Tack – it is not recommended for use with poster weighing over 7 kg. It must not be used for heavier posters.
A photo poster on foam board can be fixed on the wall with the help of hinges made of stainless steel. They will not break with time; moreover, stainless steel is rather suitable for home interior. With a slight press, fix the hinges on the reverse side of the photo poster and fix it in the chosen spot with the help of drive screws (pair load – 10 kg) or drive wall dowels (pair load – 15-20 kg) intended for walls made of concrete, solid bricks, or natural stone.
An image applied on a canvas is pulled over a wooden stretcher with a “crocodile” type anchorage that fixes photo poster on the wall with the help of drive screws or drive wall dowels.
Photo posters on dibond, acryl, and the ones produced as a result of plasticization, can be placed in the chosen spots with the help of metallic angles that are fixed directly to the product. Their specific shape allows to fix a poster on the wall with drive screws or drive wall dowels, or use suspension system. Such angles are placed on small-size reproductions, more often 20x30 cm or smaller.
Due to its firmness, baguette aluminium shape is irreplaceable for big-size reproductions. It can be mat or glossy, rectangular or rounded. A solid aluminium stretcher with brackets fixed on it (to fix photo posters with the help of suspension system) is supplemented with special fasteners allowing to fix the poster on the wall with drive screws or drive wall dowels. At the same time, mounting components are placed on the reverse side of the poster; one should note that after the poster is fixed, it will stick out for 1.5-2 cm.
Fixation of posters on harsh surface with remote mounts is probably the nicest and most reliable way. It visually separates the poster from the wall creating an illusion of the poster floating in air. The panel holding the image is fixed by screwing a plug to the mount through drilled hole or by pressing an edge of the poster to the mount using the plug. Drive screws or drive wall dowels are used as a mount to the wall.
Always remember, regardless of the style, a photo poster must cause only positive emotions. If it is like that, then the choice and installation of the poster was absolutely right.
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