Monday, September 12, 2016

Tips: How to Prepare Your Vintage Posters Hanging Ready


Summer is over and it is now about time to return to your home, school, and work. During the summer, I was lucky to go to *Fort Langley several times where there are a lot of good cafes, restaurants, but most importantly, antique stores with enormous amount of gorgeous goods from the past.
Fort Langley Community Hall, Wikipedia

*Fort Langley, BC
A village community with a population of 3,400 and forms part of the Township of Langley. 
It is the home of Fort Langley National Historic Site, 
a former fur trade post of the Hudson's Bay Company. (Wikipedia)
From here to there, I went to a number of antique stores, and I came across the customers standing in line to pay for the posters/prints in their hand. Then I wondered, how would they hang them at home? This article mainly focuses on how to prepare your the vintage posters hanging ready at home or office, however, the options and ideas here can be useful for any other printed materials such as photos and cards. 

At CanadaOnCanvas, we offer various services to have your vintage posters presentation-ready: custom made frames, plaque mounting, and dry-mounting and laminating. If you have one of a kind original or vintage poster that is costly and unique, we would recommend custom frame option. We wouldn't recommend plaque mounting and dry-mounting options, because there is a slight chance of the poster getting damaged in the process. 

Custom Made Frames


We have a wide selection of custom picture frames for your photos and artworks - more than 500 mouldings in a variety of sizes and styles! The mouldings are categorized by color or style, and pricing is based on width, height and moulding profile. Frame price increases from Group A to Group E.

Wood frames or metal frames 
Plexiglass front: Regular, Non-Glare and UV Non-Glare  
Backing: white foam board, black foam board, acid free foam board, and cork foam board

Plaque Mounting

Plaque mounting, also known as block mounting, is a modern and durable way to hang your photos without a frame. Your artwork is mounted on a sturdy, high density wood fiber plaque with a bevelled edge, available in a variety of colors. The plaque and images are then permanently sealed with a matte, UV-protected laminate.Your prints will be protected against moisture, UV light, smudges and scratches. The wooden backing is lightweight but durable, perfect for mobile display panels or prints displayed in high-activity areas.

Dry Mounting
Dry mounting a poster or photograph is a technique of attaching prints to mounting surfaces by heating Shellac tissue between the mount and the print in contrast to a spray (or wet) adhesive. Depending on the choice of mounting adhesive, the benefits of mounting may include preserving the graphic from possible wrinkling or tearing, as well as making it easier to handle and display. Please note you have to consider what you are mounting and its size. Mounting, in general, is useful for thinner media (photographs, graphics and fabric).

We offer several different styles of Mounting Boards:
* Foam Boards * Mighty boards * Sintra (Plastic)
* Plywoods * Coroplast * Matboards, Regular and acid-free

Once you decided which poster or print you would like to frame, please mail your poster(s) or printed material(s) to our production center address provided below.

KeenART Media Ltd.
2717 Lake City Way
Burnaby BC V5A 2Z6
Tel: 604-421-8000

We will ship the finished product(s) by FedEx or UPS.  Production turnaround time is 3-4 days and Ground shipping takes 4-5 days. Orders over $99 include free shipping, otherwise the flat rate shipping fee is $19. When sending the poster to us, please set the poster value under $20 to prevent custom charges.

If you have further questions, please contact us at or 1-888-533-6278. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you with your questions and order inquiries.

KeenART Media Ltd.
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)


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