You would do your collection great injustice by not picking the right frames for the posters. Having understood the needs of different poster collectors, frame makers create various designs which are equally artistic as the pieces of art they seek to protect and preserve. Whatever your taste is, the market has at least something for everyone. Choosing a frame can, however, be a challenge, especially if you are new to the business of collecting posters.
Even for experienced collectors, since posters are different, it can be overwhelming deciding which poster suits your latest collection better, but don’t fret! We will discuss the different types of frames in the market and give tips on how to pick the best. Frames come in different sizes and finishes, and the materials also vary from wood, metallic, PVC, acrylic, and plastic.
Common Types of Frames
Black Aluminium Easy-Loading: This is the most preferred one when it comes to posters as it easy to handle. To install a poster, you simply slip through the top from the back. The best part is that these frames don’t have to be removed from the wall to frame a poster. They are affordable and the most common in the market, so you don’t worry about availability. You can easily get one either online or at a local store whether picture frames are sold.
Plaque Mounted Frames: If you are after style, then this is the best frame for you. The posters are mounted onto framed matting. This is great if you want something permanent, but if you plan to change the poster in the future, you can go for the swinging poster frames which open like a book. They allow you to change the poster with a lot of ease.
Curved Poster Frame: These ones are made of acrylic. They are also stylish and have a very clean finish. They also come in two forms – tabletop and wall-mounted ones. Depending on the look you are looking for, this type is also available in flat frames, which are suitable for mounting on the wall. If you are after a contemporary look, this type also comes in handy as it can be suspended from the ceiling or by using poster rails.
One good thing about poster frames is that they come in different varieties, for both outdoor and indoor use. Most outdoor ones have been made to withstand various weather patterns. Whether you want to mount them on the wall or freestanding ones, there is a vast selection to choose from. Whether for decorating or commercial purposes, there are endless styles and types of poster frames to choose from. To ensure the frame that you choose meets your needs, be sure of the right size of the poster before purchasing.