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hanging prints at bridal show

J Gallagher , Apr 11, 2009; 11:22 p.m.

So I have sigend up for a bridal show & now I am starting to think about how to hang prints in a booth---any ideas???
I was thinking of haveig several easels, but not sure that is the most effective way?


Rebecca Eby , Apr 12, 2009; 10:03 a.m.

Some photographers use easels. Some hang them from the back of the booth. Others use a combination. I've seen anything from lightweight prints hung from a traditional backdrop to creative use of old ladders and doors to a metal "grid" that was covered with a backdrop and provided more support than just a regular backdrop and stand.

William Morgan - Columbus, Ohio , Apr 12, 2009; 10:14 a.m.

Some links to investigate:

This is an exhibit style of business in our area: possibly there is one in your area: http://www.accentexhibitsinc.com/products/featherlite/express.htm

Read: http://photo.net/wedding-photography-forum/00IxxG and


Eliza Beth , Apr 12, 2009; 01:26 p.m.

This was my set-up last year. The photos were 20x30 mounted on double-weight mat board. I super-glued plastic hooks on the back and then connected them with metal rings. Worked great:)

my set-up

Steve C. , Apr 13, 2009; 10:06 a.m.

I've used these before. They're very inexpensive ($20 for the X-Banner), and there are companies that can provide color banner printing services too. Probably some sign shops in your own area that make banners. You provide the artwork in .tif format, and they create the banner with the grommets already installed and ready to display.

Aimee Pieters , Apr 13, 2009; 01:09 p.m.

To create a "gallery" look, try hinging hollow-core interior doors so they accordian. You can attractively paint them and it's more of a permanent-exhibit kind of look. Remember that you'll need a place to store this and a vehicle to transport it. Also, good idea to have a sofa or table and chairs in your booth and perhaps some former customers whose sample albums you're showing at the booth, good luck....-Aimee

Rebecca Eby , Apr 13, 2009; 04:25 p.m.

Elizabeth, great method! I like that.

Marcus Ian , Apr 14, 2009; 07:57 a.m.

I did hollow core doors (four of them) with black velvet over them, hinged, two pairs. (remember, you've got to lug them, so weight does matter) It was easy to hang fully framed 20x30 prints from them, and they looked awesome.

Just don't forget a lint roller!

Steve C. , Apr 14, 2009; 10:54 a.m.

I've seen the hollow-core door idea done with crown molding at the top and base moulding at the bottom, painted like a section of wall in a nice home. Easier to damage in transport than black velvet, of course, but looks like a real wall. The moldings could be attached with velcro, of course for easier transport and flat storage of the doors.

The setup I saw had a nice plant on a stand, a podium with an album for clients to thumb through, a couple of nice upholstered chairs, and a half-wall with biz cards, etc. Ritzy.

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