Monday, July 23, 2018

Magnetic holding of puzzles (or how to easily hang your big puzzles) - II

In the previous post, I listed the steps of the process:
  • Divide the puzzle into as many pieces as you want, so you can store it later.
  • Lining the back with book lining, Aironfix or similar.
  • Stick to the book liner, adhesive fridge magnet plates.
  • "Magnetize" the wall: with magnetic paint or magnetic wallpaper.
  • Hang the puzzle.

Next I will describe in detail the first two.

Divide the puzzle into pieces
To the taste of the consumer. Some people prefer to keep it in small plates that fit inside the box, others instead have room and store it in larger plates. That depends on the preferences of each one and the space available.

Lining the back with book lining, Aironfix or similar.
Turn over each plate and line the back. In this way, the pieces are secured, the plate can be easily manipulated and not dismantled. At first it costs a bit, but with a little practice they stick easily and without bubbles.

It is a simple operation, so I do not extend much. Just keep in mind:

  • Use a good brand, no lining of cheap brands or stores, if you do not want to have problems. I have used Aironfix (a very popular brand in Spain). I do not know another good brand but I am sure there are. In the stationery you can find but in small rolls, but if you are going to line many puzzles it is worth big rolls. On the Aironfix website you can buy directly; it exists in many formats (45x20, 90x20, 45x3 and 45x2), both in normal and removable adhesive. To give you an idea of ​​prices, it costs between € 3.80 and € 4.00 per square meter depending on the format and adhesive you choose.
  • If you are thinking about disassembling the complete puzzle and doing it again at some point, use removable lining; if on the contrary you are thinking about leaving it mounted forever, you can use normal lining.
  • To lining each part do not stick it isolated from the rest. If you do it this way, the small displacements that some pieces may have over others, accumulate and may cause them to not fit well with each other.
  • In each part, do not carry the lining beyond the entrants of each piece (if it is done, then you can not fit the pieces). So that the pieces of union are covered to the half more or less. In the edge pieces, obviously you can go to the maximum, to the very edge.
  • To join the parts, it can be done directly when mounting on the wall or securing the joint by placing an Aironfix strip on the joint, overlapping each side. The two methods work well.

Next article:
Magnetic holding of puzzles (or how to easily hang your big puzzles) - III

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