How to Hang Acrylic Prints: 5 Simple Methods
How to Mount & Hang Acrylic Prints - 5 Simple Effective Methods

How to Mount & Hang Acrylic Prints - 5 Simple Effective Methods

Acrylic Prints have become a popular choice for displaying pictures and wall art. These prints can showcase professional or personal photographs and provide a modern, glossy, and sleek appeal to any space. Many of our customers often inquire about the ways to hang acrylic prints. This article will explain the most common methods for hanging acrylic prints and the hanging system used to get the job done "The right way."

It is crucial to comprehend the different techniques for hanging acrylic art if you have purchased Acrylic photos to ensure your photo is hung accurately with the appropriate hardware. When determining a method, it is essential to factor in aspects like the size of your interior space, the chosen artwork, and the dimensions of your acrylic frames or acrylic prints.

Installing Acrylic wall art correctly ensures the safety and longevity of your artwork and protects the photo from damage if hung incorrectly. Printmoz provides the hanging system, hardware, and instructions with all of our Acrylic Prints to make the hanging process easy. Our 5 simple methods will give you all you need to help you display your beautiful artwork at home or in the office.

Items You’ll Need to Hang Your Acrylic Wall Art or Acrylic Frames

Items You’ll Need to Hang Your Acrylic Wall Art or Acrylic Frames

  • Level

  • Drill

  • Screwdriver

  • Hammer

  • Tape measure

  • Pencil

  • 3M VHB tape or Command Strips

Method #1 - Hanging Your Acrylic Print with Standoffs

Standoff bolts, an affordable hanging system, are easy to install and add a modern feel to your acrylic print. This type of method allows the print to appear like it is floating off of the wall. Standoffs are great for any size photograph and can withstand weight for large prints or heavier pieces of art. Depending on your print size and location, you may need assistance during this process.

Method #1 - Hanging Your Acrylic Print with Standoffs
  • Step 1 - Position the print in the desired location

Begin by deciding where to mount the print and ask for assistance if the print is large. Ensure the print is level before you begin the hanging process.

  • Step 2 - Mark the pre-drilled holes

Our Acrylic Prints are pre-drilled for easy mounting. Mark the pre-drilled holes using a pencil by tracing the circle shape to identify where you need to place the mounting bar anchors. Once this is done, you should have four clear marks on the wall. After this step, the print can be placed back on the floor.

  • Step 3 - Screw the anchors into the wall

Take your power tool and drill the anchors into each circle marker you traced in Step 2. The anchors must be flush to the wall to ensure proper installation. Due to the size and weight of Acrylic Prints, anchors help to ensure the print doesn't pull out from the wall and is securely fastened.

  • Step 4 - Separate the standoff cover and bolt

Take the standoff bolt and remove the cover plate by unscrewing the piece and setting it aside for later use. The remaining piece is the base of the standoff bolt. Take the base (the hollow section) and insert a wall screw into each standoff to prepare for installation.

  • Step 5 - Screw the standoff base into each marked hole

Attach the standoff bolt to the wall by drilling the base into each marked hole. Ensure the bolt is snug to the wall to ensure your print is hung properly and the walls and bolts can support the weight of your artwork.

  • Step 6 - Line up your print with the bolt markers

Hold your print up on the wall and align your acrylic photo with the bolts you secured in step 5. Ask for help to have someone hold your print while you finish the installation.

  • Step 7 - Install the standoff caps

Each standoff should have a washer included with the hardware. Place a washer on each standoff cap and screw each cap into the four bases. Please do not overtighten the caps when installing the standoffs, as this can damage the hardware.

  • Step 8 - Level your Acrylic Print

Once your standoffs are secured, and your print is hung on the wall, use a level to ensure the print is straight and to your liking. Make sure the standoff caps are tightened properly. Once you have confirmed the print is level, the process is complete, and your print is ready to enjoy!

Method #2 - Hang Acrylic Prints with Wire

If you have decided to hang your Acrylic print with a wire, our easy instructions can ensure your print is hung successfully. Wire installation is a good choice for smaller, lighter, and not as bulky prints.

Method #2 - Hang Acrylic Prints with Wire
  • Step 1 - Measure the distance from the wire to the top of the print

Using a tape measure, take your print and measure the distance from the top of the print to the wire. Make sure to adjust the wire upward to mimic the position of the wire when hanging on the wall. This ensures the measurement is accurate and accounts for either one hook or two.

  • Step 2 - Mark the drywall to install the hardware

Using a pencil, mark the wall where you plan to implement the hook, nail, or screw. If you are using two pieces of hardware with your wire, ensure the marks are even and level on the wall.

  • Step 3 - Screw the hardware into the wall

Using a drill or hammer, install the hook or screw into the wall and ensure your hardware will support the weight of the print. If your print is heavier, we recommend using a screw, and if your print is smaller and lighter, a nail can be used. Always check to see how much weight your hardware can support to prevent damage to the artwork.

  • Step 4 - Use the wire to hang your print on the wall

Take the wire and carefully place your print on the wall. Make sure the print is level and secure and the process is complete!

Method #3 - Hang Acrylic Prints with Hooks & Aluminum Mounts

Aluminum Mounts the perfect hanging solution for a larger piece if you want a contemporary and sleek look. Aluminum mounts are easy to hang, and the artwork looks 2-dimensional when mounted on the frame on the wall.

Method #3 - Hang Acrylic Prints with Hooks & Aluminum Mounts
  • Step 1 - Decide where you would like to hang the Acrylic Print

Position the print on the wall where you would like it hung. Make sure the print is level, and mark where the top of the print meets the rest of the wall.

  • Step 2 - Take a measurement from the top of the Acrylic Print to the aluminum mount frame

Measure from the top of the print to the aluminum strip on the back of the Acrylic Print. Next, measure the distance from where you plan to place the hooks in the aluminum strip and the top of the print.

  • Step 3 - Mark the drywall indicating where the hooks will be installed

Mark where the hooks should go on the wall using a pencil. Make sure your marks are even and level. Depending on the size of your print, more than one hook may be needed.

  • Step 4 - Fasten the hooks into the drywall using a drill

Drill the hooks into the wall using screws. Ensure the screws are installed tightly to be able to support the weight of the print.

  • Step 5 - Hang your Acrylic Print

Hang the print on the wall and ensure the print is straight and level.

Method #4 - Hang Acrylic Prints with French Cleats

French cleats are the perfect system for heavier Acrylic Prints. When the artwork is hung, the French cleat is invisible, making this a clean and crisp method for mounting artwork.

Method #4 - Hang Acrylic Prints with French Cleats
  • Step 1 - Position the back mount on the wall

Using a level, position the back mount on the wall where the Acrylic Print will hang. Ensure the French cleat mount is straight and level.

  • Step 2 - Mark the wall for the anchors

Hold the back panel securely attached to the wall and mark the holes where the anchors will be installed.

  • Step 3 - Secure the drywall anchors with your screws

Drill the drywall anchors into the wall using the marks from step 3.

  • Step 4 - Position the hanger plates back on the wall and drive the screws in

Place the French cleat mount back on the wall and ensure the flat side is facing out. Place the screws in each hole and secure them into the drywall anchors. The mount should be flush and secure to the wall.

  • Step 5 - Hang the Acrylic Print

Hang your Acrylic Print by lining up the back mount with the print. Slide the print into place over the mount.

Method #5 - Hang Acrylic Prints with Adhesive Strips (Nails & Screws NOT Required)

Acrylic strips can be used to hang acrylic photos if the print is lighter and smaller in size. This same hanging system eliminates the need for drilling into the wall and is an easy and quick installation process!

Method #5 - Hang Acrylic Prints with Adhesive Strips (Nails & Screws NOT Required)
  • Step 1 - Decide where to hang your Acrylic Print

Hold the print up on the wall where you want to hang it and mark the wall.

  • Step 2 - Measure placement for adhesive strips

Measure where to place your adhesive strips on the back of the print and ensure if you are using two strips that, the placement is even.

  • Step 3 - Remove the strip from one side and adhere the adhesive strips onto the wall

Line the Acrylic Print up and carefully press the print onto the wall where you previously marked the wall space. Ensure the print is level and secure.

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Frequently asked Questions

What is Acrylic glass and how is it used?

Acrylic glass is also known as plexiglass and is a durable material that is used for printing photographs, amongst other things, such as medical devices and LCD screens. It is a sleek and modern way to display artwork with gallery-quality finishes. The glass is made in sheets, and photographs are directly printed onto the acrylic's surface, creating vibrant, glossy artwork.

Aluminum composite or acrylic glass – which is better?

Aluminum composite and Acrylic Glass are both popular products used to create artwork. Both have their benefits, and which one is better depends on the look you prefer and your budget. Aluminum composite is durable, lighter, and is typically a budget-friendly option.

An acrylic print will last the longest, is extremely durable, and provides a vibrant 3D effect that stands out from other materials. Due to the process and materials used, Acrylic Glass tends to be more expensive. Choosing Acrylic is really a personal preference and depends on where you plan to hang your artwork, as well as your budget.


How do you hang acrylic prints without nails?

Acrylic Prints can be hung using many methods. One common method for lighter and smaller Acrylic Prints is using damage-free adhesive strips. These strong strips can support weight and simplify the installation process. Adhesive strips are placed on the back of the print and then pressed directly on the wall wherever you prefer to hang your print.


Is acrylic signage waterproof?

Acrylic has many benefits, and one major advantage is that this material resists moisture and corrosion. Acrylic signs can be placed outside in the elements and are weather and UV protected. This material is a great solution if you want a quality sign that can last for years.

Will command strips stick to acrylic?

Yes! Command strips are an easy way to hang smaller and lighter acrylic prints. The strips are designed to grip both the large acrylic print and flat surface walls, can be removed, and make installation easy. If you prefer to avoid using power tools and mounts, command strips are a great alternative!


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