Poster prints have been around for many years, but thanks to modern printing technologies, poster prints are now widely available and in most cases are great value for money. Posters are an awesome way to get your walls decorated with beautiful art of your choice, whether it’s a photographic print of a landscape or a print copy of a famous artist’s painting. Posters are great value, easy to transport and offer a variety of ways to display them, whether it’s in a public building or your own home.
These days with the multitude of online gallery shops you have access to such a vast array of poster artwork it’s easy to end up with a shopping cart of several posters to buy. Places like art.co.uk have hundreds of prints to choose from which can be useful if you’re not quite sure what kind of poster art you’re looking for. On the other hand you can get lost in a sea of beautiful imagery and end up not being able to decide on a piece of art!
The other option is to have one of your own photographs printed as a large poster. Photographers even sell copies of their pictures as poster reprints from their online portfolio websites or other galleries. This is a great way to purchase quality imagery straight from the artist. Prices can vary, but on the whole you should be getting a great deal for some original artwork. But for that unique piece of poster wall art you need to have your own images printed. You are bound to have a great photo from a holiday or a wedding that would look stunning on your wall. Get it printed then! Don’t let it never see the light of day on your computer. Let it breathe!
How do I flatten my poster print?
When you buy a poster off the internet it will usually come delivered in a strong cardboard tube to protect it in transit. The first thing you will want to do is flatten it out whilst not putting creases in it. One of the easiest ways to do this is to roll it the opposite way around the cardboard tube. When it is rolled all the way, just hold it for a minute then allow it to unravel slowly. If you have time, leave it to lie on the floor for 24 hours and it will then straighten out naturally.
What’s the best way to hang my poster?
If you are on a budget then you will just hang it up using blu-tack or double-sided sticky velcro tabs, which can be bought from any stationers. This is a quick way to attach a poster to a wall, like we used to do with pop posters when we were kids. We wouldn’t advise this for a room like your lounge or dining room as it never looks as good. You can see the dents where the tack is and it’s not one of the most stable ways to hang a poster print. They often come down in the middle of the night making you jump!
The ideal way to hang a poster print is by framing it. Sure, this is an added expense but how much do you like the print? It probably cost very little in the first place so by getting it framed in a real mount is not a major expense. Find a local framing company and take your poster. There you can view it in several styles of frame to get the best result. Not only will this provide you with a sturdy way to hang your poster but it will show the artwork off in it’s best light.
One other bonus of buying a good quality frame which matches your interior decor is that it can be used over and over again. You may find another picture you prefer in a year’s time. If that happens you can simply switch the posters around and all it cost you was a new poster print. Genius!
So posters have a place in every home, alongside other artwork media such as canvas art. They blend well together and are an excellent way to show off not only famous art, but also your photographs. Enjoy art, show art. Your home walls will love you for it!