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Hanging fixings for dry mounted artwork

We offer a selection of mounting fixing options for you to choose from including: Velcro, Split Battens, Metal Subframes and more!

Content in this article:

  • Velcro
  • Split Battens
  • Metal Subframe
  • MDF fixings
  • Keyhole
  • Nail Hanging
  • Mirror Plates

Velcro

Ideal to use on the lighter mounting substrates such as Card, Foamboard and Foamex

The Velcro comes in 2 halves, Hook (rough surface) and Loop (soft surface)

It is best to put the loop side on the back of your mounted work, as it feels much nicer to hold than the hook when handing the work and apply the hook side on the wall.

Velcro is not recommended to use on bare brick walls but ideally on smooth painted walls. When the Velcro is removed from the wall, it may pull some paint with it, this will depend on the wall surface and paint,  so we recommend testing the wall with a small amount of Velcro 1st, before hanging all your work

When applying the Velcro to the back of the artwork, we recommend running Velcro around the whole perimeter of the mount, 10-15mm in from the edge. On pieces sized 24"x20" and larger, it is recommended to place an additional strip of Velcro down the middle to stop the piece bowing in towards the wall.

velcro mounting

velcro mounting

Split Battens

2 Split Battens will be fixed to the back of your mounted work. The Top Battens is used to hang the piece on the wall and the bottom Battens acts as a spacer to hold the bottom away from the wall at the same distance as the top Batten. The work floats approx 10mm away from the wall

A 3rd Battens is supplied loose, usually taped onto the back of the mount, which needs to be screwed to the wall.

Once this loose wall Batten is secured to the wall and level, the top Batten on the mounted work and wall Batten simply slot together.

split batten mounting         split batten example

theprintspace split batten       split batten mounting example

Metal Subframe

The Metal Subframe is fixed in place on the back of the artwork. A Metal Subframe will float the work off the wall more than Split Battens, approximately 20mm away from the wall.

A loose Split Batten is supplied with the Subframe to use as the wall fixing, which needs to be screwed to the wall.

Once this loose wall Batten is secured to the wall and level, the top inside recess of the subframe simply slots onto the wall Batten.

Metal subframe mounting

metal subframe example

MDF fixings

We offer 4 different types of MDF Fixings:

D-Rings & Cord

 2 D-Rings are screwed to the back of the MDF with a cord tied between them. This can simply be hung on and screw head or Nail on the wall.

This method is only recommend for artwork up to 20x16"

D-rings and cord mounting

D rings and cord example

 

Keyhole

A Keyhole fixing is fitted in the centre at the top of the artwork and counter sunk into the back of the MDF.

 This can simply be hung on and screw head or Nail on the wall and your artwork is held flush to the wall.

This method is recommended for artwork up to 30x20"

Keyhole mounting

keyhole fixing example

Nail Hanging

A Nail hanging fixing is fitted in the centre at the top of the artwork

This can simply be hung on and screw head or Nail on the wall. The artwork will lean away from the wall  alittle at the top with this method

This method is recommended for artwork up to 30x20"

Nail hanging example

Nail hanging example

Mirror Plates

2 Mirror plates are fixed to the back of the MDF, 1 each side, approximately a 3rd of the way down from the top

To attach this to the wall, hold the artwork in position and level then mark the wall through the holes with a pencil. For large artworks this may be a 2 person job.

Where the marks are on the wall, drill and raw plug the wall. Once this is done, hold the art work in position on the wall and screw through the mirror plates from the front to secure to the wall.

This method is recommended for artwork up to 40x50"

Mirror Plates offer the most secure hanging option, as a screw driver is required to remove it from the wall.

Please note that the raw plugs and screws are not supplied.

mirror plates example

mirror plates

 

If you would like to speak to one of our team members about our hanging fixing options for dry mounted artwork, please call us today or come into the studio in Shoreditch.

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