When it comes to framing your photos, there are two main methods you have at your disposal. You can opt to display them traditionally with frames and other decorative elements or you can go the simpler route and mount photos using something called posting. You see, posting is just like putting up pictures in a hallway or other small space, it allows you to easily display several photos without any hassle.
However, most people don’t know that this is also an effective method of framing your photos. In this post, we’ll cover everything you ever wanted to know about how poster framing works, what you need to do beforehand, and why it’s such a great alternative if you don’t have much space for hanging artwork.
What Is Poster Framing?
Posting is a method of framing your photos that you can use to display many different images without needing much space. You can put up posters on almost any wall or large surface by using a special poster mounting solution that adheres to both vertical and horizontal surfaces.
To get started, you simply hang up the poster on a wall and then apply the mounting solution to the back with adhesive tape, tape dots, or mounting paste. You can then place your photos in the desired order on the mounting solution and they’ll be securely stuck to the poster. Installing a poster is a great alternative to hanging frames and adds a minimalist, uncluttered look to your space. You can put up posters on almost any wall or large surface.
How Does Poster Framing Work?
Posters are mounted on the wall using a special material that is designed to hold the image in place, the mounting solution is applied to the back of the poster with adhesive tape, tape dots, or mounting paste. You then place your photos on the mounting solution and they’ll be securely attached to the poster.
Two main types of mounting solutions are available, the first is a roller that is placed on the wall and rolls across the surface with the poster mounted on it. This type of poster comes with a self-adhesive mounting roll that you simply peel off the roll, place on the wall, and then place your photos on top. The second type of mounting solution is an adhesive sheet or mounting pad that you adhere to the wall with adhesive tape or glue dots and this is the most common type of mounting solution used for posters.
Tips For Selecting Photos For Poster Framing
When you’re choosing which photos to display on a poster, think about the ones that best represent your artwork. For example, if you’re selling a piece of fine art, you might want to consider putting up images of it on the poster. When choosing which photos to display on a poster, keep in mind their arrangement and orientation on the poster. The layout of your photos will play an especially important role in the overall aesthetic look of your poster framing project.
Make sure that the arrangement of your photos looks good against the poster’s design and color theme. Ideally, you would want the arrangement of your photos to be diagonally oriented against the poster’s design, but this isn’t always possible. Also, keep in mind the general orientation of your poster, if your poster is horizontal, the photos should be horizontally oriented on the mounting pad.