Photo Frames

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Adam Del-Monte, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Does anyone know of (mail-order/internet) company that sells off-the-shelf
    frames that are actually the right size for full frame enlargements (e.g.
    12" x 18" with a 2" border).

    My local frame shop closest is 12" x 16" or 16" x 20", both really not
    suitable. I know one can order made to measure frames, but that adds an
    extra tenner to the cost. Surely someone out there must have cottoned on to
    the fact that lots of people want full-frame photos framed at a decent
    price? Surely!

    Cheers,

    - Adam.
     
    Adam Del-Monte, Jun 17, 2004
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  2. When will you learn to take pictures of the right proportions?!! I am
    very keen on a 2:1 ratio, and it wastes paper and is difficult to fame!

    I think this site was recently mentioned here

    http://www.4x90.com/a3.shtml

    I know I logged it for future reference.....

    Mike
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    Michael J Davis, Jun 17, 2004
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  3. Adam Del-Monte

    Mr.Nice. Guest

    Twas Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:18:11 +0100 when Michael J Davis
    I recently bought some frames from 4x90.com.
    I shall never go near them again.


    Regards.
    Mark.(AKA, Mr.Nice.)
     
    Mr.Nice., Jun 17, 2004
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  4. I said...
    Interesting comment. Why?

    Mike
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    Michael J Davis, Jun 17, 2004
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  5. Adam Del-Monte

    Steve Bell Guest

    What was wrong with them?

    Steve Bell
     
    Steve Bell, Jun 17, 2004
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  6. Adam Del-Monte

    Steve Bell Guest

    Deviating a little, has anyone dealt with these people
    www.glanvilleframes.co.uk

    They only appear to stock 'standard' size frames, but I'm interested in
    knowing what their quality is like.

    Steve Bell
     
    Steve Bell, Jun 17, 2004
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  7. Adam Del-Monte

    Mr.Nice. Guest

    Twas Thu, 17 Jun 2004 22:14:35 +0100 when Steve Bell
    The frames were stacked with no padding below or between in a simple
    cardboard box, predictable result was 2 had smashed glass.

    If this is an example of their packaging then how many of the frames I
    buy from them will be smashed?

    Still waiting for a refund.


    Regards.
    Mark.(AKA, Mr.Nice.)
     
    Mr.Nice., Jun 17, 2004
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  8. I've not tried them, but I'm a little put off by the fact that
    all mail-order frames are supplied with perspex instead of
    glass.
    Surely there must be somewhere decent to buy frames in the UK!
     
    Graeme Cogger, Jun 17, 2004
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  9. Adam Del-Monte

    Steve Bell Guest

    I noticed that, but I'm only 20 miles away from them, so collection is an
    option. I may pay them a visit soon.

    Steve Bell
     
    Steve Bell, Jun 18, 2004
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  10. Frankly, if you mean 'Perspex' (trade name for acrylic sheet) I'd use
    it. It is quite rigid and has a refractive index that actually seems to
    brighten the picture slightly. I have used it for mounting posters for
    some thirty years.

    However, these days polycarbonate sheeting is normally used in place of
    glass. Unfortunately it is more flexible and can give ripply reflections
    if not securely mounted on all sides. However, the edges don't spall
    and damage the mount when one is aligning them.

    I am not aware of any plastic non-reflective material. If anyone knows
    of any, please post!

    HIH

    Mike
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