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For some reason my poster keeps slipping down a bit in my lightbox (rivercity). It will stay for about a week or so and then eventually, I'll start seeing some light at the top of the frame and will have to take it all out and put it back in again (PITA). I am using the proper size DS poster. Have any of you guys had this problem? Any advice
 

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For some reason my poster keeps slipping down a bit in my lightbox (rivercity). It will stay for about a week or so and then eventually, I'll start seeing some light at the top of the frame and will have to take it all out and put it back in again (PITA). I am using the proper size DS poster. Have any of you guys had this problem? Any advice

I have 2 River City Lightboxes and have never had any problems with slipping. All of my DS posters are the exact same size as the plexi, and when the plexi is slid into the frame the pieces are sandwiched together so there's no where for the poster to "slip" to.


I'm not sure I understand how your poster is slipping. Could you give us a bit more information about exactly what is happening? Are the posters smaller than the plexi? Are the two sheets of plexi not pressed together in the frame and the poster is developing a bulge/fold?
 

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I didn't think it could happen by design either, but it did a couple of times. The poster (27x40) is just slightly (1/2 inch or so) small than the plexiglass pieces. I ended up using two very small pieces of clear tape at the top to hold the poster on so I don't think it will slip any more.
 

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Could it be you have a 27x41 frame as I know some companies make that size? I read some guy on the forum bought his lightboxes and did not know they would be a bit to long as most movie posters are 27x40 and the much older ones from what I remember could be 27x41.


As im not sure how a poster could slide in a frame that was made for that exact size poster does not seem possable.
 

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I have two of the RC lightboxes and never had a problem with the poster slipping down. Hard to imagine since it's sandwiched between the two plastic acrylic sheets and practically wedged into a sliding track. You might try a small piece of tape at the top to hold the poster in place.
 

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I didn't think it could happen by design either, but it did a couple of times. The poster (27x40) is just slightly (1/2 inch or so) small than the plexiglass pieces. I ended up using two very small pieces of clear tape at the top to hold the poster on so I don't think it will slip any more.

So which piece isn't a true 40"? Is the poster smaller than 40" or is the plexi larger than 40"?


I have a River City frame and I have over a dozen 27x40 posters; all of them match the plexi size exactly.
 

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If he infact has a real movie poster made after 1985 it should be the standard 27x40 I am thinking maybe he has one of the frames that are made for the older 27x41 posters and that would be why it slips in the frame.
 

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Could it be you have a 27x41 frame as I know some companies make that size? I read some guy on the forum bought his lightboxes and did not know they would be a bit to long as most movie posters are 27x40 and the much older ones from what I remember could be 27x41.


As im not sure how a poster could slide in a frame that was made for that exact size poster does not seem possable.

That was me and I got quite a few of them all the wrong size. I ordered some additional ones from another company that are the correct size since Displays2go doesn't seem to want to correct their boxes. Those came in tonight but I won't get a chance to inspect them until Saturday.


Even with the frames 1" too tall, I have not noticed any poster slippage in mine but they do have a spring clamp on all 4 sides so I doubt they would slip anyway.
 

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Hi,

thanks for the responses. I did use tape which is working for now. I'm pretty sure my poster is the correct size. I'm going to have to measure the box and plexiglass to tell you an exact measurement. I thought it was quite odd though the tape was a very easy fix.
 
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