I can print 13x19 but I can't find frames for my pics

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by william kossack, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. I spent part of my day looking for frames for a couple pics I printed
    out on my canon i9900.

    The best I could do was custom frames that would cost $50

    If so many people are buying large format printers, where are they
    getting frames for them?
     
    william kossack, Jan 9, 2005
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    Bob Hatch Guest

    They are using the printers to print standard size large prints.

    11x14, 16x20, 20x24, 24x30, etc.

    13x19 is not and has never been a "standard" size.
     
    Bob Hatch, Jan 9, 2005
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  3. 13x19 has always been a standard size everywhere except certain third-world
    countries that haven't gotten around to switching to metric yet.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
     
    David J. Littleboy, Jan 9, 2005
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    Darrell Guest

    13x19" with a nice matte will work well in a 20x24" frame..
     
    Darrell, Jan 9, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    I usually use a 24x30, it gives the same width all around.
     
    Skip M, Jan 9, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    One could say that the first world hasn't switched, since the second and
    third world have gone over pretty comprehensively... ;-)
     
    Skip M, Jan 9, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Where are you finding decent frames in this area, Skip??
    I've been having a horrible time of it.
    Even more problematic...where to find custom frames for less than a mint!
     
    Mark², Jan 9, 2005
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    Tony Guest

    I use the chanel (assemblable) frames these people sell.
    http://www.documounts.com/
    For a 13x19 I tend to make a 20x30 frame.
     
    Tony, Jan 9, 2005
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    Bob Williams Guest


    13x19 is not a commonly available frame size. 11x14 is commonly
    available almost everywhere in the US.....And Cheap too.
    Most Art supply stores sell frame kits where you select any size you
    want (in pairs) for the top and bottom and the two sides.
    I haven't priced them lately but I'd guess that you could pick up a kit
    for ~ $30.
    Also, have you considered the frameless mounts. (Clips hold the picture
    behind a piece of glass or clear plastic, cut to the exact same size as
    the picture). They are quite inexpensive and look pretty nice for the
    right type of subject.
    Bob Williams
     
    Bob Williams, Jan 9, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Third world countries? Grin.

    Of course, one could just buy the frames on a piece by piece plan. Many
    craft stores will sell the frame pieces in just about any size cut you
    want, inch by inch (or centimeter by centimeter). Or, one could make
    his own with a simple miter box and some glue and fasteners.
     
    Ron Hunter, Jan 9, 2005
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  11. Or you can get the glass cut a few inches bigger and place some coloured card
    behind the picture to make a border.

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    Chris Pollard


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    Christopher Pollard, Jan 9, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    http://www.shadowcatcherimagery.com
    Aaron Brothers, in fact, they have a 1 cent sale going on, buy one, get
    another for 1 cent. All the frames we use for exhibition come from there.
    As far as custom framing, sheesh, everybody is expensive. I've had one done
    at Sumner & Dene down on University, somewhere between Park and 30th, and
    another done at The Archives here in Escondido. But both were rather
    pricey. Good work, but...
     
    Skip M, Jan 9, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Ya, Aaron Brothers is fine for standard frames, and I've used theirs many
    times.
    I was thinking more about **custom frames... I asked Aaron Brothers how
    much they'd charge to make a frame for a panorama I printed (17x40), and
    they said (gasp) $1400.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I almost laughed, but it's not very funny...
    It can't POSSIBLY be that much work or material!
    Anyway... If anyone reading here has any suggestions for custom wooden
    frames, I'd be all ears. :)
    -Mark
     
    Mark², Jan 9, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    You mean "print" the "frame" onto the photo paper???

    People can't tell the difference between a 3-dimensional wooden frame...and
    a picture of a frame printed onto photo paper???

    You must be surrounded by one-eyed folks with no depth perception!
    :)
     
    Mark², Jan 9, 2005
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    George Guest

    OR, you can mount and mat them to a standard size,
    OR, you can buy modular frames like Nielson & Bainbridge
    and make whatever size you wish.
     
    George, Jan 10, 2005
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    George Guest

    Search online for "picture frame mouldings"...they generally range from
    around
    $0.85 to $3.50 per linear foot. Some companies even inlet them for a little
    bow-tie shaped joiner. Or buy what you like at Home Depot, get a mitre box
    w/saw, and 4 corner clamps...will set you back less than $100 and then you
    can
    crank out all the $1400 picture frames you wish at about $35 each.

    George
     
    George, Jan 10, 2005
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    George Guest

    For that price I hope you at least got OP-3 and not standard glass or
    Plexiglas.

    George
     
    George, Jan 10, 2005
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    George Guest

    There's some truth with your "heck with frames" statement.
    How about having it mounted on foamboard (Bienfang) and
    putting a spacer behind it so that it is "floating" away from the
    wall?

    George
     
    George, Jan 10, 2005
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  19. Not sure about the making war thing, they can't really afford it...

    BTW, picture framing is really cheap out here, 10x8 comes in at around $5. :)

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    Chris Pollard


    CG Internet café, Tagum City, Philippines
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    Christopher Pollard, Jan 10, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    Well, try Sumner and Dene, I'm sure they won't charge anything with a comma
    in it...
     
    Skip M, Jan 10, 2005
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