Semi-OT. 24x36 edge-to-edge frames?

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Some Dude, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. Some Dude

    Some Dude Guest

    Hi.

    I have a customer that wants basically a 24x36" clip frame with a glass
    front. I've been unable to find any and perhaps question the safety of
    such a frame. I don't want to use plexi/acrylic because its tacky to
    me.

    The basic question is- Has anyone seen or heard of an edge-to-edge
    frame that basically has either a) no frame around it or b) an
    extremely small, non-beveled frame that would allow a 24x36" image to
    be displayed edge-to-edge on all sides?


    Thanks!
     
    Some Dude, Oct 6, 2005
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  2. My local gallery will not allow exhibitors to use glass to cover images over
    a certain size. Perhaps 16x20", perhaps 20x24". They are concerned about
    safety to the artwork and to the people should larger sizes break.
     
    Jean-David Beyer, Oct 6, 2005
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  3. Safety glass? I'm sure this must have crossed your mind. It's thick, and not
    sure how colorless it is, but it would be safe. (I have no idea where you'd
    get this stuff.)


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    David Nebenzahl, Oct 6, 2005
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  4. Buy Lexan (tm). At that price no one will dare call it tacky.
     
    William Mutch, Oct 7, 2005
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  5. Some Dude

    Mike Guest

    It'd be much heavier too, now the glass doesn't break but the foot it
    dropped on does.
     
    Mike, Oct 7, 2005
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  6. If you use glass you may want to consider tempered safety glass.

    I frame 20x24 prints in a 26x30 Neilsen [knock-off aluminum] frame with
    glass. Bloody heavy. I use 10 ga plastic covered guy wire and a 1/4"
    bolt run into a stud for hanging.

    Donated one to a Church art show: damn fool who hung the show used
    monofilament fishing line to hang it from a picture rail. Couldn't
    understand why the picture crashed to the floor - he used 10lb test
    line and with two lines holding it up that would hold 20lbs and the
    picture was only 15lbs - he weighed it, no moss growing on him, no
    sir, he was adamant the line was defective, not his fault at all.

    Result:

    A real mess of sharp shards of broken glass and a cut-up picture.

    Realization that strength of materials is not covered
    in the Bible.
     
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Oct 7, 2005
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  7. mount it on rigid board and spray lacquer on the front.
    Aluminum sheet is a possibility.
     
    Richard Fateman, Oct 8, 2005
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  8. Is that archival? These are lightjets..Is there a way to coat them to
    prevent dust/age/particulates from harming the print (and without
    altering the sheen of the image)?

    Thanks
     
    onewillneverknow, Oct 9, 2005
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  9. A clip-frame which mashes a picture between glass and a mounting
    board is not especially archival. You need to keep space between
    the picture and the glass, and seal the edges.

    If you have a lightjet
    image, it is not clear what archival really means, anyway. Is
    it going to be on display in sunlight for 100 years? If so,
    you will probably have trouble.

    You could also read up on lamination.

    Though this may be beside the point....

    I just looked behind me at a poster I have framed in a Neilsen-style frame
    under glass that is 23X36 inches, and it seems perfectly comfortable.
    It is not particularly archival; I can buy a fresh new print
    when this one fades. The poster is drymounted to foamcore.
     
    Richard Fateman, Oct 10, 2005
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  10. Some Dude

    Some Dude Guest

    So perhaps a box frame?

    Ok so what about edge-to-edge frames..any ideas? That show the entire
    24x36" image?

    Dry mounting and coating with something perhaps to keep the image safe?

    No not 100 years but yes it could conceivably spend years getting
    sunlight.

    Thanks!
     
    Some Dude, Oct 12, 2005
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