Re: Displaying alt prints
Sorry Diana, I cannot provide a picture for you. But I will try and
describe how I went about it.
Metal panels: these were steel sheets I got a local metal fabricator
firm to cut and polish the edges of (for safe handling). They
also made a 1" lip by bending each panel so
it could hang on two nails.
Powder Coating: This was done by a local powder-coating firm (can be
pretty expensive unless
done on a batch of panels). There were plenty of colors to
choose from but the one
I chose had a beautiful low-profile energy that did not out-
shout the print itself, and
rather complemented it.
Magnets: were bought from a firm with a name Magna-Skin. They were on
the internet at <www.magna-skin.com> but have since folded up.
The magnets (bricks) are a Chinese import. If you Google, I am
sure you will come up with something appropriate. Each
measures 1.5L x 0.6W x 0.5" thick.
I hope this helps. If you have further questions, I will try and
On 4-Mar-09, at 10:54 AM, Diana Bloomfield wrote:
Do you have a picture of what this looks like? I'm having trouble
envisioning the prints mounted on the metal panels, but it sounds
great. I would love to get away from mats, glass, etc. So if you
have a picture, can you provide a link?
On Mar 4, 2009, at 1:39 PM, Rajul wrote:
I forgot to mention that in my most recent show of Masa prints,
the matted prints were mounted on metal panels WITHOUT protecting
them in plastic bags. This showed off the seductive surface
beautifully, so the bags might be used just for storage and not
On 4-Mar-09, at 10:32 AM, Paul Viapiano wrote:
Rajul...do you have any photos of this method?
Do you mean the prints were in the bags and then hung on the panels?
I like the idea of a quick change-out method but not the display
of a print in a bag...hmm
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Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 9:49 AM
Subject: Displaying alt prints
FWIW, I would like to share my experience on this subject which
has cut enormous outlays of time and expense in accomplishing
repeated hangings at the gallery which has carried my work
until the economics of floor space and costs caused them to
relocate (still in progress).
All my prints (~8 x 10", on various paper media) were matted
(outer dimensions 16 x 20") and enclosed in Clearview plastic
bags. These were held on metal panels (20 x 24") that were bent
at the top to provide a lip for hanging, using 2 strong
magnets. The panels were powder-coated with a cool grey-brown
color that showed off platinum, Kalli or cyano-gum and other
combos to great advantage (based on viewer feed-back).
At the end of a showing, all I had to do was to swap the old for
new prints and voila, that was it.
Hope others will share their experiences to enable alt printers
to devote more time to the thrill of generating prints that