Best method of hanging up maps?

Hello
I am currently awaiting an Air Force range map in the mail in the next week or so. The paper used in maps has a tendency to be thin. I have a World Map on the wall which I used push-pins to attach to the wall. This map I am recieving is not something you can go out and buy at Wal-Mart so I'd like to be able to hang it on the wall but try to keep it as pristine as possible. This map I will be recieving is as big as the average World wall-map. I was thinking about using those rubbery sticky squares made by 3-M. But I think they may tear the map if it is necessary to remove it for any reason.
Any suggestions on hanging methods?
thx
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i like blu-tack, but the trouble with it is that eventually a greasy stain comes onto the paper from the blu-tack.
therefore, i put sticky tape on the back, in the places where the blu-tack is to go, stick the blu-tack onto the sticky tape patches, & bob's your uncle. (or maybe not, but you'll get your map hung ;-)
imho, blu-tack works better if you use more, but smaller, blobs, particularly along the top so it sits nice & straight & doesn't bow or sag. (does that make sense?)
if it's truly something you'd like to keep noice, you should think about framing it properly though. kylie -- First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me. ~ Martin Niemoeller
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Hi Red
A fairly inexpensive way to hang thinner paper items is to cut a sheet of thin polystyrene (like plexi-glass only a lot cheaper), spray the plastic with a drafting/graphics adhesive (like Post, 3M or K&E) and when mounting, roll it outward with a brayer. This will keep it flat, tearproof and non-sagging.
Depending upon how you intend to use the map, I would spray a couple of very light coats of a 'fixative' to the face or for heavy use, place a thin sheet of polystyrene over it.
The above is NOT an acid-free preservation method for keepsakes!
TTUL Gary
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On 28 Jun 2003 21:05:51 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@space.com (RedOctober90) wrote:

In addition to the other suggestions, you might consider having the map laminated. A lot of print shops can laminate large items.
Nan
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If the map is expensive and has some value, you might consider going to the hardware store and buying some tin or tin sheeting to mount beneath the map, cut to the size of the map. That way you can get small magnetics of various descriptions and place on top of the map that will stick to the tin beneath.
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