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Tips for Hanging Your Advertising Poster Prints

These tips are for your guidance only but they'll give you some ideas about how and where to hang your prints:

1.  It is best to hang framed poster or box canvas prints at eye level - somewhere between standing and sitting eye level is best - pictures hung too high mean you have to crane your neck to see them and can leave you feeling very small.

2.  A large or bold picture can command an empty wall but a small picture on an empty wall can seem lost; it is better to place a picture above a focal point or feature in a room such as a piece of furniture or a fireplace, to create a relationship between picture and room.

3.  Avoid hanging pictures above radiators or directly opposite large windows in direct sunlight which can fade colours and discolour paper; and rapid changes or extremes of temperature cause paper and wood to warp and dry out.

4. Try to avoid hanging or storing pictures in damp or humid conditions, as this will fade watercolours and encourage fungal growth that will eventually show as brown stains.

5. When hanging a group of framed pictures, the prints should ideally have a common theme - subject, style, or predominant colour - and each should be mounted and framed in a similar fashion.

6. Prints should be spaced evenly and in rows so that their sides line up.

7. With pictures of different sizes, aligning the top edges will improve the display; if you hang all your framed prints or canvas prints in the same position the display can be boring; try hanging one or two off-centre to create interest.

8. Differently shaped pictures can look neater in two rows with their top edges horizontal.

9. If in doubt, try arranging them carefully on a flat surface or the floor first to get overall design layout.

10. Always hang your picture securely: use two hooks on the wall, each set about a quarter of the way in from the side. The hooks or hangars we supply should hold the weight of the frame and weight under normal use. However, if you are in doubt, or when safety is critical, we recommend that you seek professional advice.

Care of Your Framed Fine Art Print

We have below tried to give you some guidance for the care of your fine art prints:

1. When cleaning your framed prints, never use glass cleaner on Perspex/acrylic as this will scratch the surface; it is best simply to use a soft cloth.

2. Dust frames or treat with a soft brush, rather than applying water or cleaning fluids.

3. Always handle your pictures with care and when carrying and transporting a picture, never pick up frames by one side - grasp the frame firmly on both sides

4. If you have to store pictures or stack pictures, stand them vertically 'glass to glass' so that the hangers do not touch or damage the frame or glass. Care of Your Canvas Print.

5. NEVER use any cleaning fluids on the surface of your canvas print.

6. Try to blow any dust off the canvas surface and try not to touch the surface of the canvas directly -if the dust remains, try to brush it off as gently as possible with a duster.

7. If the canvas appears damp, move the canvas print to another location.

8. Try to avoid exposing the canvas print to extreme temperatures where changes in temperature may affect the wooden frames.

9. As our canvas prints are coated with a waterproof lacquer it is possible to display them outdoors for SHORT and DRY periods, but remember the guidance about heat and humidity.

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