1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. WELCOME Grumblers
    Backup is now done at 3PM EDT. You may find the server down for up to two minutes at that time.

Ideas for mounting $2 bills

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by Mer, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Mer

    Mer True Grumbler

    I already read this thread and this thread.

    Here's the deal. My boss gave me 3 $2 bills to frame for his sisters. They were bills their mother collected from the '70s. They are in crappy condition. I ran them through 2 drymount cycles with no adhesive just to flatten them a smidge. They're better if you can imagine that (considering they were given to me folded).

    The boss doesn't care about keeping the value. They're only sentimentally valuable (but not really that much so). I have not been given permission to buy Mylar sleeves to mount these. He's decided he wants them top mounted to a mat. Any ideas for mounting and keeping them flat(ish)?
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2017
    American Picture Frame Academy 1-888-840-9605

    The American Picture Framing Academy Learn Picture Framing Now
  2. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    Too bad about not being able to use Mylar sleeves. About $20 for a pack of 25. Here is one I did with Mylar sleeves. Get him to buy a pack and frame as sample to be able to sell from.

    [​IMG]
     
    prospero likes this.
  3. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Mylar encapsulation is the no brainer. :D

    But it your boss won't be told you could float them using stamp hinges and lay a sheet of acrylic over
    the whole lot. To impart a bit of 'shove' to keep them flat tale a piece of matboard to the back of the
    mounting board, slightly smaller than the area the bills occupy. You can always put real glass in the frame,
    suitably spaced from the acrylic.
     
    shayla likes this.
  4. GreyDrakkon

    GreyDrakkon CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    As for flattening the money, you could actually iron it. U.S. dollars have a high cotton content, when my dad accidentally ran his wallet through the wash, he flattened out and dried all his money by ironing on low heat.
     
    prospero likes this.
  5. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    For the frame above, the total value of all of the $2 bills was probably less than the cost of the frame.

    For the one below, the $1 bill is worth way more than the frame.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Lafontsee

    Lafontsee CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    You don't actually have to buy mylar. If you have any mylar sleeves that came off of a client's matted art-fair purchase, you could cut what you need from that. I might cut a piece of matboard the same size as the bills and wrap the mylar around to the back using an appropriate tape (not atg). You can then glue this to your backing mat.

    James
     
  7. Acrylic Queen

    Acrylic Queen CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Another idea for $2 bills.
     

    Attached Files:

  8. RoboFramer

    RoboFramer PFG, Picture Framing God

    That won't be Mylar, who goes to the expense of that for wrapping matted prints? It'll just be cellophane, like florists use.
     
    prospero likes this.
  9. IFGL

    IFGL SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

  10. MarkyW

    MarkyW SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    And what would the appropriate tape be now (and where to get it). It used to be #889, and I have just a little left, but that supposedly has been discontinued for a good while. When I did a search on The G earlier this year, I found a thread that mentioned a replacement, but I think that has been discontinued also.
     
  11. RoboFramer

    RoboFramer PFG, Picture Framing God

    I believe 415 has the same properties but it's just not as thin.
     
    MATTHEW HALE likes this.
  12. Joe B

    Joe B SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    DCO - Direct Contact Overlay. Lay the acrylic directly on the bills - that will keep them flat. Since he isn't concerned about conservation, put a couple of pin drops of a glue that can be dissolved with water on a couple/all corners of the bills to keep them from moving.
     
  13. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    how not to...
    money.jpg
     
  14. Lafontsee

    Lafontsee CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

  15. Lafontsee

    Lafontsee CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    The tape we use is the 3M 415. I think I got it from United. Since they're closed, there are places online including Talas that carry it. I'm sure Google will be your friend in locating a source.

    James
     
  16. njw1224

    njw1224 True Grumbler

    get some currency holders at www.bcwsupplies.com. They offer thin mylar type and bulkier case type (if you'd prefer a shallow shadowbox presentation). Easy-peasy.
     
American Picture Frame Academy 1-888-840-9605

The American Picture Framing Academy Learn Picture Framing Now

Share This Page

Wizard Ad