For some time here at Printworks we have been using the very versatile ‘Klem’ 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. These clamps are about £15.50 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 fifteen 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:
Available: 15 boards ( 7×4′ are better for domestic spaces, taller 8×4′ are heavier but give more vertical display height and may be better for bigger/public spaces.)
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.
Hire rates from Printworks (price includes clamps)
Three-day/long weekend (Friday morning to Monday morning) hire:
£10 per board (minimum of two boards as they need to be joined in pairs or zigzags in order to be safe and stable)
Full week hire:
£12 per board (minimum of two boards)
Transportation in Wivenhoe area (up to 10 boards)
appx £12-£15 per delivery (dependant on number of boards and mileage) and includes collection/return)
Typical board weights (if doing your own transport):
MDF 8’x4′ (244 x 122 cm)
15m thickness – 31.25kg
18m thickness – 37.5kg
They also do some very neat smaller ‘Mini-Klem’ clamps for thinner (2-8mm) boards and panels. These cost £11.85 each. We don’t currently have a stock of these but will let people know if we get any in as they may be very suitable for future table top displays using more lightweight materials. If you are interested then let us know.
CLAMPS: RENT OR BUY?
If you only want to put together occasional displays 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 totally recommend 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 (checked Autumn 2023) prices direct from Klemetric (before delivery but inclusive of VAT) are £15.50 per clamp
2023 (UK) delivery costs are :
- Up to 14 clamps = £18.00
- 15-19 clamps = £21.75
- 20-49 clamps = £30.10
UK Source to buy:
Klemetric Displays Ltd
Ash Cottage, Pound Ln, Kimbolton, Huntingdon PE28 0HR, UK
Phone: 07710 718 783
Website: https://klemetricdisplays.co.uk/ (or keep an eye on Ebay and see if you can pick up a bargain as they are very durable and last for years)!
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