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Where can I find poster rails in Singapore?

Postby ChrisCH » Tue, 07 Jan 2014 10:15 pm

Hi!

I want to hang up a rather large map and don't break the bank by getting it custom framed as no off the shelve frame would be large enough. I am looking for the "snap on rails" you can put on the top and bottom to hang them up. Back home in Europe would I find those in DIY stores, but here did I just get very dumb looks when I explained the assistants what I am after... any suggestions?

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Re: Where can I find poster rails in Singapore?

Postby the lynx » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 8:48 am

ChrisCH wrote:Hi!

I want to hang up a rather large map and don't break the bank by getting it custom framed as no off the shelve frame would be large enough. I am looking for the "snap on rails" you can put on the top and bottom to hang them up. Back home in Europe would I find those in DIY stores, but here did I just get very dumb looks when I explained the assistants what I am after... any suggestions?

Thanks!


Art Friend has them. http://www.artfriend.com.sg/locates.html

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Re: Where can I find poster rails in Singapore?

Postby ChrisCH » Sat, 11 Jan 2014 5:47 pm

the lynx wrote:Art Friend has them. http://www.artfriend.com.sg/locates.html


THanks for the help, but a short update - they don't. I first went to the Takashimaya outlet which had none at all but directed me to the Bras Basah one... which had only tiny ones in some 60-70 cm size, even smaller than a normal poster let alone my map... but I guess art supply is the right direction to look.

Any other suggestions highly appreciated!

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Postby the lynx » Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:04 pm

IKEA? They surely must have poster rails for those gigantic wall textiles they sell there.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 13 Jan 2014 7:37 am

If everything else fails you may try one of these:
1)
buy ordinary curtain rails, this type:

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buy from Popular some long plastic edge clips (similar slot-in principle as what you are looking for but used to bind together few sheets of paper)

attach the clips uniformly along the edges of your map

slot it to the curtain rails

2)
Utilize the cable trunking you may buy in any DIY store.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 13 Jan 2014 9:00 am

I wonder if I'm alone in wondering what a 'poster rail' is?

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 13 Jan 2014 9:07 am

I think it is not that difficult to guess and judging from the overwhelming response of Mr Google this name is in a common use.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 13 Jan 2014 9:45 am

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Like a Picture-rail then, just for posters?


[See? :)]

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:38 am

Is it really what your Mr Google shows as the majority of the hits? Mine, in the first few pages shows like 95% of this type:

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 13 Jan 2014 1:50 pm

I expect you appreciate that when asked a question very few people are likely to go the extra miles of going to Google to try and divine what it might mean. I.e. you tend to get more help if in the first place more people understand your question.

I've not heard of such a product before, hence the point I made (i.e. what is it?).

p.s. As it happens, even when pictured, I'm still unfamiliar with it.

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Postby x9200 » Mon, 13 Jan 2014 2:49 pm

I am honestly confused with this alleged difficulty you see.

Is it that, I am am not a native speaker so I am not preconditioned to get some wrong impression reading this particular phrase? It is really pretty clear to me without googling. I used googles because I am not familiar with many English words/phrases so just to be sure my understanding was right but I used it only after you posted your question. Or is it that I am a technical person who knows that the rails go a bit further then Tomas the train and the Chuggington?

Besides, OP gave sufficient context to know what he was talking about.

(hey, I'm not attacking you, I just don't understand the problem)

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Postby ChrisCH » Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:28 pm

Ok, I'll admit it: English is not my first language. I am looking for plastic or aluminium rails used to clip on the ends of large posters or banners. My dictionary told me that they are called poster rails in English and when I checked the term with a simple google picture search did I see the exact thing I am looking for. The exact thing x9200 apparently found as well...

I have no idea if this is the "correct" term used in Singlish... and I am more than open for suggestions what I should be looking for. As it is technically indeed a rail used for posters did it simply make sense to me.

P.S:
1. I checked IKEA first. No, they don't.
2. No, it's not the same as a picture rail. I am looking for the thing that goes directly on the poster, not the larger room wide hanging system

I think it looks like I'll get myself some hardwood square timber and make one myself...


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