Less expensive restaurant menu products
December 29, 2019 12:49 PM   Subscribe

My apple orchard will be opening for the first time this fall and I want to have a basic, attractive wall display showing our products and prices. I like the items at George & Willy but I am hoping to find something less expensive. Do you know of a good place to find similar alternatives?

The Studio Roller is my first choice.

Also interested in Cabin Letters and Atelier Menu.
posted by Emmy Rae to Grab Bag (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The Studio Roller is brown packing paper and a Sharpie and the price on that site is CRIMINAL. Hang the upper roll from the ceiling with a curtain rod and the lower roll on the wall with a second curtain rod.

Alternatively paint the wall with good quality chalkboard paint and buy high quality chalkboard markers and pay an art student 50 bucks to letter your wall so you can change prices as needed. Which is what I did.
posted by DarlingBri at 12:53 PM on December 29, 2019 [16 favorites]


Thea actual studio roll is available a "paper roll wall mount" on Amazon for $128, so.
posted by Ausamor at 1:04 PM on December 29, 2019


Yeah, I think what you want is called a wall-mounted kraft paper dispenser. If you don't mind Amazon, they have something very very similar to the Studio Roller for $80. Save your money to pay someone with good handwriting to do the actual lettering!
posted by mskyle at 1:05 PM on December 29, 2019 [4 favorites]


Are the letter ones magnetized in some way I'm not picking up on? One bumped wall and they're all on the floor, otherwise.
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:39 PM on December 29, 2019 [1 favorite]


The Roller alternatives listed above are definitely going to be the easiest but if you want to explore the individual letters on a rail option, you can google around for u-channel (here's a clear plastic version, cheaper than the metal kind) and 2" high wood letters or 1" high wooden letters and numbers. There are plenty of versions in the craft department. Letters can be spraypainted for more contrast.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 2:41 PM on December 29, 2019


IKEA's MÅLA paper roll and holder are the same width as the smallest Studio Roller and cost $13 for both.
posted by homodachi at 2:44 PM on December 29, 2019 [4 favorites]


You could get a basic letter board like this for $20-something.
posted by pinochiette at 2:45 PM on December 29, 2019


Some examples of dispensers w/ 24" width; some styles can be wall-mounted. Etsy sells the dispenser you linked; also this one with a lower strip/clip (size can be customized). "Kraft paper holder" vs. (vtg) butcher paper dispenser nets these results.
posted by Iris Gambol at 4:01 PM on December 29, 2019 [1 favorite]


There’s magnetic paint now - paint a rectangle and then find a few sets of wood cut letters, glue magnets on the back, done. You could install thin strips of wood to “hold” the letters if you want.
posted by warriorqueen at 4:12 PM on December 29, 2019 [1 favorite]


Are the letter ones magnetized in some way I'm not picking up on? One bumped wall and they're all on the floor, otherwise.

They appear to have a flat strip on the bottom that somehow is inserted into the rail, but yes, I would be concerned whether that is tough enough to hold them up in case of bumps.
posted by Emmy Rae at 6:28 AM on January 2 [1 favorite]


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