How to hang mat board?

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  1. norm123

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    Hi
    Sorry for my English. I hope to be clear.
    I'm a newbee about framing. I hope to mount some of my pictures (11X14) on foam core (16X20) in a near future. I have an old Seal dry mount press and want ot buy a Logan mat cutter next month. My question is how to hang these pictures without a frame, I mean a frame all around the mat? I don't want to put the foam board in a frame if it is expensive. Is there a way to put pieces of wood behind the foam board and attach a wire to them? Maybe a very minimalist frame around the board is the only option.
    I need advices
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    Perhaps just stick one or more of these to the back. If it is small you could just hang on nail, or if larger put a couple and run a wire through them and hand that on a nail.
    http://www.clearmountcorp.com/zigzag.htm
     
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    It's a good idea. The mount is not heavy any way.

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    There are metal hooks made to do just what you want. You put one at each corner and tie them together with string. The string is what you use to hang them from. They are called Swiss clips or Gallery clips. They look like this-

    http://www.dickblick.com/products/swiss-corner-clips/
     
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    Thank you very much. Very good system.
     
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    If I understand correctly, you want to hang your matted photos without a frame. You could use foam core (as you mentioned) or mat board as the backing. If you're looking for a way to display them temporarily (as in a rotating exhibit) you could put a couple of L hooks in the wall and rest the mat on that. Or a narrow shelf to rest them on.
     
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    You can also use Velcro.
     
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    Foam core may have issues with dry mount press. You may be better off with spray adhesive.. Test first.
     
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