For some time here at Printworks we have been using the very versatile ‘Klemetric’ clamps with 8’x4′ and 7’x4′ MDF boards to put up extra display areas when we do occasional workshop shows. A pair of white emulsioned 15mm or 18mm boards and a pair of these great clamps and you have a nice, unfussy display surface you can screw, nail or glue to. The clamps are like super strong hinges and can be adjusted to any angle between 90 and 270 degrees. You can create flat display walls, zig-zags, corners, square or triangle boxes etc (more ideas on the Klem website). These clamps are about £14 each to buy. We now have a stock of forty clamps suitable for 15-18mm boards (enough to make up eight to ten three-board displays etc) and a current stock of around eighteen boards. If you already have a source of suitable thickness (15-18mm) boards then just hire the clamps you need (then there’s no big deal about transport costs).
Current board stock:
15 boards (mixed heights, mostly 7×4′)
Now available for low-cost hire
Boards and clamps are now available for local individuals and groups as a low-cost hireable resource from Printworks. And we can also advise on planning your displays, transport and set up., call us or email for advice, further details, charity rates and date/availability. PS The makers Klemetric (Austrian based) have a quite interesting (if a bit ‘old-school’) site with info about these very versatile clamps and some examples of quite impressive displays using them.
Hire rates from Printworks (price includes clamps)
Three-day/long weekend (Friday morning to Monday morning) hire:
£10 per board
Full week hire:
£13 per board
Transportation in Wivenhoe area (up to 15 boards)
appx £12-£15 per delivery (dependant on number of boards and mileage)
Typical board weights (if doing your own transport):
MDF 8’x4′ (244 x 122 cm)
15m thickness – 31.25kg
18m thickness – 37.5kg
CLAMPS: RENT OR BUY?
If you only want to use them occasionally then it is cheaper to rent boards and clamps. And we can do a discount for charity use. If you plan to use them regularly then it may be more economic to buy yourself a basic set (go for it… we love them!). Four clamps will allow you to put together a three-board zigzag, giving you up to apx 17 square metres of display surface. Current (Summer 2022) prices direct from Klemetric (before delivery and VAT) are around £12.60 per clamp. UK delivery costs are : 1-6 clamps£9.95 / 10-20 clamps £15.50 / 20 plus £22.95
To calculate: number of clamps x £12.60 then add on delivery and multiply result by 1.2 to get total.
http://klemetricdisplays.co.uk/ (or keep an eye on Ebay and see if you can pick up a bargain)!
See a few more images: