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By Dean Greve
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About this project

Hang Level Pictures Without A Level

Imagine hanging a Gallery Wall or group of family pictures in minutes without the frustration & excessive damage of pounding too many holes into the wall to get the picture frame exactly where you want it.

Why I Invented the Picture Perfect Hanger® 

It should have taken me less than 30 minutes to hang some family pictures for my wife. Instead I spent over 4 frustrating hours trying to have all the picture frames properly spaced and level on the wall.  What I thought was "good" wasn't "good enough". Honestly it caused a lot of stress between us!  It was stupid to fight but really I'd had enough. 

"Maybe you should try those hangers that stick on the wall and can be removed" 

removable picture hanging hook
removable picture hanging hook

Like this?... Thanks, they don't work. I had tried and looked everywhere but nothing existed which allowed moving a picture frame up, down and side to side after being mounted to the wall.

Time to think in carline

After a couple weeks had passed the idea of the adjustable picture hanging hook came to me in a flash in carline. As a stay at home Dad I was spending every afternoon waitng in carline. What an experience! I'll save those stories for another time. Needless to say, trying to draw out this vision of an adjustable picture hanger, which had just popped into my head, while at the same time moving forward in the line gave new meaning to the term "NO SKETCHING WHILE DRIVING"! My best thoughts seem to come to me at the most inopportune times.

The patented Design

 This picture hanging device is so unique it's actually been awarded 2 patents from the USTPO. The 4-way adjustable features let you move your picture frame in more than 1,000 positions ensuring every frame ends up in the perfect spot on the wall.  

If you decide at a later time to change how the grouping looks, simply slide the hangers into new positions to create a brand new look and feel.

How to hang level pictures
How to hang level pictures

What's behind the pictures matters 

 Using ordinary picture hanging hooks you'll spend hours trying to line up the picture frames and leave the correct amount of spacing between them.  We've taken all the guess work out of picture hanging by creating a picture hanger that can be adjusted with the touch of a finger, in seconds, to create the perfect gallery wall or grouping of multiple pictures.  Here's how simple it is to hang a family wall of photos.

Decide where you want your pictures
Decide where you want your pictures

 How much weight can they hold

The Picture Perfect Hanger® is designed for most household picture frames. A hanger with a single vertical strip can hold up to 6 lbs which is more than enough for many frames.  

The patented snap on vertical strips allow you to customize your hanger to the weight of each frame. For heavier pictures simply snap on an additional strip. 

How to hang heavier pictures
How to hang heavier pictures

How will the donations be spent 

Most of the heavy lifting is done. I've paid for the 2-patents and trademarks. A 12 cavity mold has been created allowing us to manufacture 280,000 pieces per month. We have secured  packaging, warehouse and distribution for all major retailers.

Still to be completed:

  • Production runs of product to meet upcoming retail orders which could exceed 30,000 packs in the next 30-60 days.
  • All new packaging changing our current bagged product shown on top in yellow, to the new "BLISTER PACKS" shown on the left.  The blister pack is a mock-up. The actual packaging colors will be yellow and black and contain 5 of the 4-way adjustable Picture Perfect Hangers.  All new blister molds and cards will need to be created before manufacturing the initial 30,000 - 50,000 units.
Current Yellow Bag Packaging
Current Yellow Bag Packaging
New packaging concept
New packaging concept
  • The cost of packaging of 30 - 50 thousand units within 60 days.
  • Marketing required by retailers to ensure an expedited launch of the Picture Perfect Hanger in it's new packaging. Many retailers require a marketing plan to ensure the product they're purchasing is receiving ad dollars to increase it's awareness in the market place.  We have had good success with our social media marketing through Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. We will apply the appropriate amount of funding to promote these pages through their own medium.
  • Websales will be greatly enhanced with a new, more streamlined webpage. While I'm proud of the site I designed and built it needs to be upgraded to a more streamlined look as well as optimized for faster, easier transactions. Honestly it needs some professional work.
  • Packaging of the product as it moves into retail will need to be adjusted to meet the requirements of each retail chain. Some may want stand alone end caps while others may want a simple pop up display near check out.  Whatever their request we will need the funding to get it done. They're not willing to wait for us to "put something together".

Time frame

As soon as the campaign ends we will go to work fulfilling all donations. By the end of June all donation gifts will have been processed and shipped. A new website will be operational within 60-days. Design work on all packaging will begin within 2-weeks of the campaign close.  We'll post images of the new look as well as any and all in-store promotions.

Advertising opportunities will be examined and purchased to honor any retailer requests.  We'll keep you posted through this site as well as social media where you will see first hand how we're positioning our Picture Perfect Hanger®.

Summary

With your kind donations the dream of finally bringing a stay at home Dad's invention to life will be fulfilled. This entire project has been self funded since 2008 which is the reason for the long delay. With my son now heading to college it's time to move this product to the forefront of life and launch into full retail production.  I can't do it without the help of all of you, the financial burden is simply too great.  I'm so close to turning that car line sketch into a retail reality I can hardly stand it.  And yet, without the help of all of you unknown supporters I'll fall just short. I really need your belief and financial support.

Napoleon Hill wrote "Thoughts are Things". Believe in me and let me show you how true that statement really is.

Risks and challenges

With your donations the Picture Perfect Hanger® will begin to find it's way into retail stores across the country and into your own neighborhoods.

Because it has been self funded up to this point I don't have to wait for outside decisions or approval.

I am ready to move forward immediately following the conclusion of a successful campaign.

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    PRODUCT BELIEVERS
    will be sent a selfie to their email of the totally appreciative inventor and his dog Harley. Why Harley?.. because he's always been a believer in me.

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    FIVE KEEPS THE DREAM ALIVE
    1 Picture Perfect Hanger® so you can hang a perfect picture of yourself, your friends or maybe your pet. We know they love looking at themselves when you're not home. 20% Savings

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    TEN BUCK TWO
    Catchy title for some amazing people. We'll send you a pack of 2-Picture Perfect Hangers including the mounting hardware so you can hang 2 perfectly level and spaced picture frames on any wall in your home. Or someone else's home for that matter. :)

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    LIFE'S LITTLE UPS AND DOWNS

    4 vertical hanging strips with nails. Quickly and easily hang a group of your favorite pictures stacked vertically in order of importance. When someone loses favor just switch em out with someone below. :-)

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    GREAT GALLERY WALLS

    1- Gallery Wall Pack includes 3-four way hangers and 2 additional vertical strips. Hang up to 5 pictures of your favorite group of friends, vacation memories or embarrassing photo's of your teenagers. They love it! :) 25% Discount from projected retail

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    HANG 10
    Finally, you can hang that galllery wall or picture group without fear thanks to the 10 Picture Perfect Hangers we'll be sending you. All hangers include everything you'll need to hang them on any type of wall in your home. No more excuses for not hanging pictures of the in-laws!

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    LIMITED COLLECTION COMBO

    A collection of our Great Gallery Walls and Lifes Little Ups and Downs. You receive a total of 3-four way hangers and 6 additional vertical strips. Good option if you have some heavier frames that need the additional vertical strips attached.

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    A JOB WELL HUNG
    You're about to become a hero for FINALLY hanging all those picture frames of family, friends and of course the pets. Don't be afraid...you can do this thanks to the 15 Picture Perfect Hangers that will be coming your way. Each pack personally signed by the Inventor. If the signature appears smudged, it could be from his tears of joy and gratitude. If not...it's just poor handwriting.

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    THE SELFLESS PLEDGE
    OK now you've done it...pushed us to the limit. For this generous donation we're sending you a personal selfie of the inventor taken especially for you. Your favorite postal carrier will deliver 15 personally autographed Picture Perfect Hangers and your name will be added to the soon to be created wall of fame on the front page of our website for all the world to see. If you wish to protect your name we'll use the name you prefer or you can dedicate it to someone you love...perhaps your pet? You may also remain anonymous. Whatever your choice we are eternally grateful!!

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    HANG OUT WITH DEAN
    Let me come to your home and hang all of your pictures for you. (no pictures over 15lbs) We'll have a great time bringing a new look and feel to your home. We should save time to go out to a celebration dinner (my treat) and toast to a Picture Perfect Year. This award is only available in the continental US. No foreign travel is allowed. My dog Harley would miss me too much. I'm pretty handy and LOVE Great Food. If you have a favorite restaurant lets do it. (Dinner for 4 included) ...alcohol not included in reward

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