The Magnetack

Magnetic Push Pin Hangers

Better Pinning

We all have photos, invitations, and other unframed art we want to display. Thumbtacks do the trick, but they eventually tear your keepsakes. Magnetacks use magnets to hold your items in place without any damage.

Maker Bryan Pinchuk was a college student who wanted to show off concert tickets and posters without putting holes in
them. He realized that push pin magnets would be the perfect solution, but couldn’t find any on the market. So he made his own.

Magnetacks are Made in the USA and come in two sizes—XL for walls and Classic for cork boards and other shallow surfaces. They’re good-looking and easy to use—push the base into the wall like a regular tack, then attach your item with the matte silver magnet.

Use Magnetacks for collages, holiday cards, posters, or your little one’s artwork. Display your keepsakes again and again, no harm done.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Bryan

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Magnetack to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Matt
    2/24/2016 10:02 AM

    What a great product! Thanks for sharing your vision!

  • Bryan
    Bryan – Special Guest
    2/24/2016 10:07 AM

    @Matt Thanks, Matt! Much appreciated!

  • Jeff
    2/24/2016 10:16 AM

    This is an extremely innovative and practical product that I use on a daily basis. I'm glad your invention is being featured on this venue; good luck, Bryan.

  • Bryan
    Bryan – Special Guest
    2/24/2016 10:27 AM

    @Jeff Hi Jeff. Thanks!! Great to hear. We appreciate the support!

  • Amy
    2/24/2016 10:34 AM

    I love this idea! Is the magnet strong enough to hold heavier objects like a quilt or fabric? How much weight will the magnets hold?

  • Bryan
    Bryan – Special Guest
    2/24/2016 10:40 AM

    @Amy Hi Amy - great question. A single Magnetack can hold a paper-thin item that weighs about one pound. As the item increases in thickness, the coupling magnet gets further away from the base tack, which reduces the magnetic attraction. Magnetacks are definitely strong enough to hold thinner fabrics as they are typically thin and light weight. For heavier and thicker items, such as quilts, cowhides, etc., it may take a few additional Magnetacks along the top to work. I hope that helps!

  • Eric
    2/24/2016 10:47 AM


    I have been a proud user of this product for quite some time. Needless to say my posters have stayed in-"tacked". Thanks for creating such a wonderful product. Glad to see where it goes!

  • Bryan
    Bryan – Special Guest
    2/24/2016 10:49 AM

    @Eric Hi Eric. That is great to hear! Thank you for the kind words and big thanks for the support!

  • Sharon
    2/24/2016 10:52 AM

    Sounds like a great product! Are there any plans to package them with either ALL Classic or ALL XL's? I only need them for corkboard, and would never use the XL ones, to be honest.

  • Bryan
    Bryan – Special Guest
    2/24/2016 11:01 AM

    @Sharon Hi Sharon. Thanks! We are working with The Grommet to provide different variants of packs and we will provide additional information as we work through next steps. I know this doesn't completely answer your question but I will try to provide more info as we get it!!

  • Jamie
    2/24/2016 12:57 PM

    @Bryan I have exactly the same question. I only want the smaller ones for bulletin board use. I have no use for the larger ones. I'll purchase immediately if I can purchase a 16 pack of the Classic size.

  • Jamie
    2/24/2016 1:06 PM

    @Jamie NVM, I found your website and ordered exactly the size and quantity that I wanted.

  • Jason
    2/24/2016 11:24 AM

    This seems awesome let me say first. The first time you put up a poster you love and don't get it just right, and realize you already have to put another hole in it, you know you need this product. My question is, have you seen any issue with the magnets being knocked or brushed off, like in a hallway or stairwell where people may be walking by close to the wall? In my mind a flatter disk like option shape of the magnet matching the size of the pin part seems like an idea but maybe the magnet would not be strong enough?

  • Bryan
    Bryan – Special Guest
    2/24/2016 11:31 AM

    @Jason Hi Jason. Thanks! Great point (no pun intended). I cannot say for certain that that has not happened, but we've sold over 50,000 Magnetacks worldwide and have not yet received feedback that brushing against coupling magnets has been an issue. Now that said, we have tried to use flatter coupling magnets as you described, but the difficulty in separating them from each other becomes very difficult. We've found that the 1/4" tall x 1/4" wide cylinders are user-friendly and strong, two of our highest priority requirements. Also, a flatter, wider coupling magnet would take up additional real estate on the poster or photo, so we wanted to keep that diameter to a minimum. I hope this helps!

  • Joseph
    2/24/2016 11:35 AM

    How about Classic OR XL, instead of only a combination?

  • Bryan
    Bryan – Special Guest
    2/24/2016 11:37 AM

    @Joseph Hi Joseph. We are in the process of working with The Grommet to provide different variants of packs. I know this may not completely answer your question but I will try to provide more info as we continue our discussions!

  • Richard
    2/24/2016 12:04 PM

    Make a tack with a slot - for holding the string of a balloon!

  • Bryan
    Bryan – Special Guest
    2/24/2016 12:08 PM

    @Richard Hi Richard. Neat idea! We're always developing new features and fun ways to use Magnetacks. We will add this to the list! Thanks!

  • Lamees
    2/24/2016 1:09 PM

    Would those hold a wall calendar up? Great idea!!

  • Bryan
    Bryan – Special Guest
    2/24/2016 1:14 PM

    @Lamees Hi Lamees. Thanks! Yes, they should hold up a wall calendar if the calendar is not too heavy (up to 1 pound). Two Magnetacks should easily do the trick if you notice any slipping.

  • Linda
    2/24/2016 1:12 PM

    Any plans to have a version for Cubicle walls?

  • Bryan
    Bryan – Special Guest
    2/24/2016 1:20 PM

    @Linda Hi Linda. Good question. Depending on the cubicle wall type, the XL and/or Classic may work as they are. We have played around with XLs in cubicle walls where you basically hook the XL into the fabric at an angle, and that seems to work OK but not perfectly. Today, we do not have any formal plans to introduce a cubicle specific Magnetack, but we are always inventing and always improving!

  • Lori
    2/24/2016 2:28 PM

    So excited to be buying these for my daughter who is an art student! Now she can hang up her work in progress and not worry about holes in her artwork! Thank you for a great product! :D

  • Bryan
    Bryan – Special Guest
    2/24/2016 2:37 PM

    @Lori Hi Lori. Great to hear, glad you like them! Please make sure she tells all her friends about us!

  • Lori
    2/24/2016 2:40 PM

    @Bryan Will do!!

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