Ideas for labels for exhibition prints

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  1. Fintan

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    I need to make up some labels for attaching to a wall beside framed prints for an exhibition. You know the thing with the print title, info about the print and the price etc.

    Can anyone suggest a professional looking method thats cheap and easily attached to the wall.
     
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    Mount the label on a piece of wood and put in on the wall with tape that is sticky on both sides. I do that a lot.
     
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    All I use is run-of-the-mill card stock... with the title and price and my identification on each label. Any word processing program should do - I use WordPerfect.

    Attaching ... I run a Gallery and we have to be careful with the paint/ finish on the walls. If your work is framed in the common aluminum frames, with the "springy things" taking up the slack, it is very effective to insert the label between the glass/ plexi/ print and the frame.
    If you really *must* place them on the wall, we REQUIRE the use of a water-soluble glue; kindergarten-type "glue sticks" work very well and are easily removed with a wet cloth. Most other glues will take the paint with them upon removal - transparent tape is especially bad after it has cured on the wall for a week or so,
     
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    There is a translucent material that is in the lable format and you can print it on the computer and when on a white wall is transparent and the type is all that shows.

    lee\c
     
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    This what I do in Hoopers gallery in London when I hang shows, it looks good and is simple and there are no wood or card blocks sticking out from the wall. I have the lables made at a graphics shop near the gallery but if you cannot locate one near you Letraset is an alternative but a little more fiddley to put on the wall.
     
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    I think this by far looks the most professional if you're allowed to put things on the wall of the venue. Simple and elegant.

    How easily does this remove? I'm curious...

    joe :smile:
     
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    I really love this effect and will look into it for one of the exhibitions.

    The other exhibition will be hung on walls that are uneven [white washed stone walls that have not been plastered] so I would not be able to do it this way.
     
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    It rubs off quite easily although the walls do need retouching but that is expected in a gallery.
     
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    Uh... I really would check with the Gallery first.

    The idea that... "Oh well. they expect to `touch up' (a.k.a. repair damage)", can wreak havoc on the walls in a *very* short time ... and one might just be the one who happens to be in line for the initial brunt of the consequences.
     
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    Considering that every show is hung by fixing the frame to the wall using mirror plates that are screwed into the wall the "damage" caused by rubbing off some plastic lettering is indeed minimal. Thus far we've hung 10 shows and repaired the screw holes in the wall with Polyfiller and the walls are still in good condition.
     
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    Glad to hear that WordPerfect is still being used. Best damn word processing software!!! I use a MAC and Corel stopped supporting WP for the MAC some time ago. Howard Tanger
     
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    That's a good idea. I hadn't thought of that. Will it hold for a month? I think that I'll do a test on one of my walls.

    Thanks Ed.
     
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    Take a look at clear Avery Labels for this purpose: http://tinyurl.com/4pk4v
     
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    Michael,

    Welcome to the site. I've seen your website; got it bookmarked. Very impressive. I hope you will share some of your talent. It would be good to see someone else that does color landscapes.
     
  15. Fintan

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    thanks for the ideas
     
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    I just hung a photo show this week of 23 prints. I needed the small info cards you are talking about. I found Avery 2"X4" labels,12 or so to a sheet that can be printed in most programs. Word, works and a few others. Just put in the number code and the program sets up the printer. The labels have rounded corners which are fine if you just want to put them on the wall. But I wanted them to be on cards and squared off. So I placed them next to each other in rows on a 4 ply mat board and trimmed the edges cutting six sides with each cut. The cards came out great. I applied them to the wall under the framed prints with "Fun Tack" which is a soft puddy which holds well put can be removed without damaging the wall.
     
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    niceone Gerald thanks
     
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    I suggest the Avery labels on foam core cut to small sizes - this allows the sign to stick out a bit from the wall and looks pretty nice. Attach to wall with a small piece of sticky-tack adhesive or a tiny bit of double-sided foam tape.