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The Ultimate Guide to Hanging and Displaying Artwork

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO
HANGING AND DISPLAYING ARTWORK

If you’re looking to show off your artwork, designs and prints you want them to look their best.
Forget pins and tack that are likely to damage your creations; magnets will
not obscure your work and will hold them securely in position.

How It Works

This clever paper weight calculator works by calculating the overall surface area of the paper (m2) and multiplying it by the weight or the paper (grams per m2), then further multiplying this figure by eight. The reason the weight of the paper is multiplied by eight is to compensate for the magnets working in a shear position and the thickness of the paper that the magnet has to attract through.

Fixing Methods

Once you know the strength of magnets you require, next choose your fixing method…

There is a solution for every type of artwork, the below options are ordered in terms of their holding force. Combine the suggestion provided by our calculator with one of the following fixing methods to create the ideal look for your artwork.

COUNTERSUNK MAGNET AND DISC MAGNET

Our recommended method for large or particularly heavy pieces. Simply screw the desired number of countersunk magnets, with the advised pull strength into the wall and use disc magnets of the same diameter to clamp the artwork in place.

COUNTERSUNK STEEL DISC AND MAGNET

Best for medium-sized artwork, simply screw the correct number of countersunk steel discs into the wall – one in each corner works best – and use the recommended strength of magnet as suggested by the calculator to clamp the paper in place.

MAGNET ON TO A STEEL WALL

If the surface you are putting your artwork on is made of steel then you are already half way there! All you need is the right magnets suggested by the calculator above. You can browse all the suitable magnets in our shop using the links below.

SCREW HEAD AND MAGNET

You can also use magnets to attract to a flat head screw. Make sure the screws are made from regular mild steel, not a non-magnetic material such as brass or stainless steel and select magnets of the same diameter as the head of the screw. This method is not recommended for pieces that weigh more than 200 grams.

Shop For Magnets

After calculating the weight of your artwork and choosing your fixing method you can now browse
our range of magnets. Simply browse our range of magnets using the links below.
View All our Magnets

Accessories

ASK THE EXPERTS

If you haven’t found what you are looking for, are hanging something heavier than just paper or are planning a large exhibition then give our experts a call. Whether you are looking to put up a few prints in your house, or are planning an exhibition, our team will find the best solution for you.

Technical Sales Team 01777 874 520