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Do you know the difference between different types of Hanging Hardware?
Are you using the right type of hanging hardware for the size and weight of your artwork?
Below is a picture of the stock of hanging hardware carried by Green & Stone who I visited last week at their new shop in the Fulham Road.
I remembered they have this brilliant board which indicates the type of hardware they stock and the different sizes (and associated prices). One rarely sees anything like this (except in excellent hardware stores) and I asked if I could take a picture of it for the "how to hang a picture" page on this website.
You can see how the hanging hardware gets progressively larger and more robust as it increases in size for larger / heavier artwork. (see my webpage to see some pics which illustrate more common arrangements for common sizes of artwork)
The board below includes:
It's always a good idea to get the experts to recommend the best size of hanging hardware for the size and weight of your picture
If you right click it, it'll come up bigger than you can see below.
Hinging Mats: Archival Methods Expert How-to Guide is a comprehensive and well-illustrated article about how to create a hinged mat for your artwork on paper.
The authors are experts in the provision of archival, storage and presentation supplies and are based in New York State.
The article highlights:
MY TIP: The one thing I'd add is that every time I do one of these I find it incredibly helpful if - BEFORE I cut the mat from the mountboard - I mark the INSIDE of the two mats with a large pencil cross. That way I make sure I put the two pieces of mat together the right way round.
Required materials: for those living in the UK
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Katherine Tyrrell writes about art, artists and the art business and has followers all over the world. She also delivers workshops for art organisations and reviews websites and career strategies for artists.
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