How to Mount and Use the Spring Loaded (SL) LED Scarf Frame
Philips screw driver
Drill and ¼ inch or smaller Drill Bit
# 8 screw at least 1.5 inches. Don’t use the screws inside the box since it maybe too big. We included new screws attached outside the box with the instruction.
Mounting the Bracket
- Begin by determining placement of brackets. A rule of thumb to hanging frames at the right height is to place the center of the frame at 57-60 inches above the floor. The placement of the bracket will be approximately 2 inches below the top of the frame. If you are working by yourself, it may be easier to attach the bracket to the wall first using one screw. To do this, drill at the placement location of one of the holes using ¼ drill bit. Insert one plastic anchor into drilled hole using a hammer . Attach the bracket against the wall using a # 8 screw (snug to keep it in place but not tight)
- This will allow you to easily level the bracket as you place the rest of the screws. After leveling the bracket, mark the outline of the remaining circular holes. Move the bracket out of the way slightly so you can drill the marked holes. Insert the remaining plastic anchors.
- Line up the holes of the bracket to the anchors and apply the #8 screw until it touches the brace. Recheck level of the bracket one more time, then hand tighten using a manual Philips screw driver making sure that the brace is tight and completely pressed against the wall . If final level is not perfect, the screws can be loosened slightly to level it and be tightened again.
Using Spring-Loaded (SL) Frame for the first time
- Remove all the plastic covering the faceplate.
- Using two hands, open the front-loading, spring-loaded frame with the tips of your fingers
- Lift the faceplate at the corner and place it to the side
- Place a scarf.
- Replace the acrylic faceplate by holding left and right sides of the faceplate. Aligning the top corners first, the faceplate should now easily lay nicely on top of the scarf securing it in place.
- Snap the spring-loaded frame starting at the top to secure the scarf under the faceplate.
- You can now mount the scarf to the wall using the interlocking bracket or just let it stand, by leaning it against a fixed structure.
Using LED Illumination and Dimmer
- If you’d like the option of lighting up the display, attached power cable assembly to the frame (note use of dimmer is optional)
- Plug to a regular 110V outlet. You can also plug the power supply to a dimmer to adjust light output.
- If you’d like to move the display or change the scarf. Disconnect the frame from the dimmer/power supply first. Also, the detachable frame cable is long so you can position cable tip anywhere behind the frame . You can use a painter’s tape to do this and to hide the extra cable length. If you want to make the power supply cable less conspicuous against the wall, you can also use cable management kits/cable cover/concealer. These kits are usually paintable so they blend against the wall. ( See product pictures)
Changing the Scarf
- Disconnect the dimmer/power supply from the frame.
- Unmount the frame and place it in a flat surface
- With two hands, snap open the frame using the tips of your fingers . Lift one corner of the acrylic faceplate. Put the faceplate to the side being careful not to scratch the acrylic (place it in something soft like a towel or bed)
- Remove the displayed scarf and replace a new scarf.
- Replaced the acrylic faceplate by holding both sides and aligning the top corners first. Make sure all the corners line up. Snap the frame close using two hands starting from the top.
- Mount the frame back to the wall making sure the frame bracket is centered and fully engaged to the wall bracket
- Reconnect the power supply.
- Admire your Scarf!
- Fabrics are always tricky to frame because it lacks stiffness unlike paper so they always want to sag. To ensure that the it stays secure, it’s very important to secure the very top of the scarf really well especially if the scarf is relatively small. Place the top border of the scarf as high as possible so they are under the top clips or very close to it.
- Ensure that all the sides of faceplate are seated within the metal borders of the frame
- If you decide to steam your scarf to remove wrinkles, give sufficient time after steaming the scarf you’re about to frame so you don’t trap moisture
- To hide cables, you can use small cable or cord cover/hider/concealer kits to cover the power supply cable so that only the tip is visible (see product gallery in our website). You can then position the frame cable receiver at the bottom of the frame so it’s barely visible and it lines up to the power supply cable using painter’s tape. Secure the extra length of frame cable at the back of the frame with painter’s tape. This will allow easy cable disconnection when moving the frame.