Hanging up the Maps and Prints


Here we are offering you a few tips how to hang your print or Marmota Map on paper and on other materials as foamcore, aluminium composite and acrylic glass onto the wall.

Find all information about the different materials here.

We offer our maps and prints in the following sizes:

· 29.7 x 42 cm (11.69 x 16.54 in) - A3-format
· 42 x 59.4 cm (16.54 x 23.39 in) - A2-format
· 84.1 x 59.4 cm (33.07 x 23.39 in) - A1-format
· 100 x 70 cm (39.37 x 27.56 in)
· 140 x 100 cm (55.12 x 39.37 in)

Especially for the formats from 100 x 70 cm and larger, the type of suspension should be well-thought-through. That's why we collected some tested methods of hanging the map as an inspiration for you.*

Hanging up paper maps and prints


Aufhaengen der Karte - Powerstrips

1. Powerstrips

The easiest way to present smaller posters and maps up to a size of 100 x 70 cm. The doublesided adhesive surface is applied to the backside of the map and basically attached to the wall. A keen starter-pack is available here.


Aufhaengen der Karte - Foldbackklammer

2. Foldback Clip

For a sleek clean solution for all formats we suggest using Foldback Clips, which are bracketed on the top-side of the map. To prevent the poster from furling, additional Powerstrips can be applied to the bottom side of the map.


Aufhaengen der Karte - Posterschienen

3. Posterrails

A more uniform option that goes easy on the budget is offered by posterrails. The map is simply placed between the front- and backside of each rail and held together by its magnet clasp. Maps of size 100 x 70 cm and larger maps are provided with aluminium and synthetic material. The sets selected each include suitable suspensions. For smaller sizes up to 100 x 70 cm we recommend oak rails or white lacquered wooden rails.


Aufhaengen der Karte - Bilderahmen

4. Picture Frame

The most classic, yet expensive variant. Prices range from cheap and small synthetic frames up to extra large wooden frames. An extensive, recommendable selection of different sizes and materials can be found here. Rimless frames (fitting for smaller formats up to 100 x 70 cm) with acrylic glass protect the map from bleaching out.

We especially like www.123bilderrahmen.de

Other suggestions of our customers:
halbe-rahmen.de/classic-magnetrahmen
aab-bilderrahmen.com
desenio.de/rahmen70x100 (for 100 x 70 cm)
desenio.de/rahmen61x91 (for A1-format)


Aufhaengen der Karte - Designboard

5. Designboard

Arranging multiple posters and maps is made flexible by using designboards. For this option, the maps should already been framed or affixed to wooden panels. The selection is reduced to customized aluminium-Boards or the wooden variant in unisize.


Aufhaengen der Karte - Aufziehen

6. Affixing

This variant requires some craftsmanship but is a cheap and stylish method even for large maps. The different sorts of panels, like wood, hard foam, MDF aluminium, can be bought custom-fitted in any property market. You could also use cork, which enables you to put little markers into the map. Other required tools are Spray glue, a foam roller or a soft piece of cloth, wall hooks or metal lugs, as well as a helping hand.

How to affix a map on panel
A step-by-step guide:

1. If the panel is not custom-fitted already, this should be done first. You can either leave some space for a customised frame or cut the panel precisely lined up with the map.

2. Next, the underlayment is coated with spray-glue. This should either be done in a well-ventilated room or outside, in order for the toxic contents to remain harmless. Depending on the glue that is used, a minimum distance of 15 cm/6 inches to the pre-cleaned panel should be maintained during the process.

3. Now the helping hand is called into action. The map is brought to the ideal position and continuously treated with the foam roller, as to avoid air bubbles.

4. If you chose to leave a frame, it can be styled now.

5. Last but not least, one of the options shown above may be chosen to hang up the result. (Or simply use the wall hooks resp. metal lugs.)



Hanging up prints on foamcore,
aluminium composite and acrylic glass

For maps and prints on hard materials such as foamcore, aluminium composite and acrylic glass we can recommend the following suspensions.


Hanging up a foamcore, aluminium, or acrylic glass print with suspension plates Hanging up a foamcore, aluminium, or acrylic glass print with suspension plates

1. Suspension Plates

Suspension Plates are suitable for:
· foamcore all sizes
· aluminium composite up to 100 x 70 cm
· acrylic glass up to A1 (84.1 x 59.4 cm)

For smaller formats such as A3 und A2 a single plate is sufficient to hang up your print.

Suspension plates are a very easy option to hang up your print. The plates are glued to the back of your print and can be hung onto nails or screws in the wall afterwards. Suspension plates are only suitable for the use inside.
Simply remove the protective foil from the suspension plate. Then stick the plates to the back of your print. It is recommended to remove any dust and particles from the print beforehand. You should press the suspension plates for ca. 10 seconds against the print. After that leave everything to rest for about 30 minutes. Last you can hang your map or print onto nails or screws in the wall.
Suspension plates are suitable for all materials. You only need to consider the weight of your print and the loading capacity of the suspension plates, you are using. You can find a table of the weight of the different plates at the bottom of this site.

Do you want to order these suspensions? Please write us an email to:
service@marmotamaps.com
price from 15 €

We can recommend the following alternative suspensions *:


Hanging up a foamcore, aluminium, or acrylic glass print with the floating suspension Hanging up a foamcore, aluminium, or acrylic glass print with the floating suspension

2. Floating Suspension

Floating Suspension 12 kg suitable for:
· foamcore all sizes
· aluminium composite all sizes
· acrylic glass up to 100 x 70 cm

Floating Suspension 24 kg suitable for:
· acrylic glass 140 x 100 cm

This is a magnet-based system, creating a floating look with a 4-5 cm gap to the wall. Simply glue one magnet onto your plate, the other one is screwed into the wall. Of course, you need to make sure to have the same spacing between the magnets on your plate and those in the wall.
The floating suspension is suitable for all materials.

Do you want to order these suspensions? Please write us an email to:
service@marmotamaps.com
price from 17 €
Hanging up a foamcore, aluminium, or acrylic glass print with the aluminium suspension system Hanging up a foamcore, aluminium, or acrylic glass print with the aluminium suspension system

3. Aluminium Suspension System

The Aluminium Suspension System is suitable for:
· foamcore all sizes from A1 (84.1 x 59.4 cm)
· aluminium composite all sizes from A1 (84.1 x 59.4 cm)
· acrylic glass all sizes from A1 (84.1 x 59.4 cm)

This invisible aluminium frame is very easy to use and creates a floating look with a 3 cm gap to the wall.
The frame is put onto the back of your plate with the included glue. Then it has to rest for 24 hours, before hanging it up. Use two nails or screws in the wall to hang up your print. You don't need any additional materials.
The aluminium suspension system can also be used for a rope suspension. One end of the rope is hooked under the rail of the plate. The other end is attached to the ceiling or wall.
This suspension can be used for all materials and is especially suitable for larger formats. The size of the aluminium frame should be about 10 cm smaller than that of the plate you want to hang up.
Example: Map size 100 x 70 cm - ideal frame size 90 x 60 cm.

Do you want to order these suspensions? Please write us an email to:
service@marmotamaps.com
price from 30 €


Hanging up a foamcore, aluminium, or acrylic glass print with an aluminium frame Hanging up a foamcore, aluminium, or acrylic glass print with an aluminium frame

4. Aluminium Frame

The Aluminium Frame is suitable for:
· foamcore all sizes
· aluminium composite all sizes

The aluminium frame combines effective edge protection with an elegant look of the silver anodized aluminium frame. The frame can be easily hung up onto nails in the wall.
The aluminium frame is suitable for foamcore and aluminium composite prints.

Do you want to order these suspensions? Please write us an email to:
service@marmotamaps.com
price from 45 €

Weight overview of our maps and prints

This weight table helps you to find the right suspension for your print:

 foamcore (5 mm) aluminium (3 mm) acrylic glass
29.7 x 42 cm (A3)0.3 kg0.5 kg0.5 kg (3 mm)
42 x 59.4 cm (A2)0.7 kg0.9 kg1.3 kg (4 mm)
59.4 x 84.1 cm (A1)1.4 kg1.9 kg3.2 kg (5 mm)
100 x 70 cm (B1)1.9 kg2.7 kg5.3 kg (6 mm)
1400 x 100 cm (B0)4 kg5.3 kg13.9 kg (8 mm)

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