Guide to Framing Concert Posters

When putting up poster frames, the key is to think of the whole picture and not just the frame itself. Framing posters is a great way to display your favorite concert or movie poster. With the right framing kit and materials, you can have your poster framed in just a few hours and hang it up on your wall!


Tools You Will Need:


  • Picture frame
  • Framing Mat
  • Tape or glue
  • Small knife


Why Frame Concert Posters?

Many people are hesitant to frame concert posters because they fear damaging them or devaluing them. In reality, most experts agree that framing your poster can protect it and increase its value. Poster framing can help prevent damage and keep it looking fresh, while also adding a personal touch to your home.

When framing any art, it is important to consider the print’s history, condition and value before choosing a particular frame style. For instance, you wouldn’t want to use acid-free mats and materials on an old antique lithograph. Instead, you would likely choose an ornate gold frame with black matting to complement the piece and highlight its age. These pieces are often considered “Wall Jewelry” so it’s important to treat them as such.

Choosing the Right Poster Frames


Hanging up indie concert posters is an excellent way to introduce some music fan flair into your home. But if you have a new poster, you’re going to need the right frame for it.


The first thing you should do is pick out a frame that suits your aesthetic. If you want something a little more modern, go with a black or white frame. You can get wood frames in all sorts of colors and finishes, too. For something old-school, choose a silver or gold frame.


Next, decide what size print you want to display and what size frame it should be in. A 24” x 36” poster will fit perfectly in our 30” x 42” Gallery Wood Frame. You can also go with the same size as your poster or slightly smaller — just make sure the matte is big enough so that the print doesn’t overlap the border of the matte.

How to Frame Your Poster


Start with the right frame. A quality wooden frame with a matte is often the best option, but if your poster is valuable or you just want a unique look, you can use any kind of photo framing you want.


Position your poster into the frame. To do this, you will probably need to cut it to size. This can easily be done with a matte knife or an art knife.


Glue your poster or tape it down. If you plan on displaying your poster for a long time, it’s a good idea to glue it down so it doesn’t fall out of the frame. On the other hand, taping it down gives you the option of changing posters at a later date if you like.


Insert spacers between the back of the frame and the poster. These are usually made from cardboard, foam board or plastic and help keep your poster from touching the glass surface and getting damaged from dampness over time. They also keep the poster from curling around itself in the back, which is especially important for older posters that can’t be ironed flat again. The best way to secure spacers is to use quick-setting glue or double-sided tape, then secure them with tacks.


There are many different ways to frame concert posters, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of frames, mattes and hanging methods. There is no one right or wrong way to hang a poster. Try several and see what works best for you.

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