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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*Magnets will not attract to these screws. These are designed to be used for screwing steel discs or countersunk magnets into place.
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.
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