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How to show fine art prints

 
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May 21, 2012 19:38 |  #1

So, I finally got my Pro9000 mark II printer working properly. I've gotten some sample paper packs from Canson, Hahnemuller, and some others.

I've printed some nice pictures, and would love to hang them up. It seems a waste to put them in a typical Nielssen Frame.

How do ou display your fine art prints? (I've printed on some fine art rags, and baryta papers)

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May 22, 2012 12:13 |  #2

I buy very reasonably priced frames from a local cut-price shop. The frames vary in style week by week so I tend to wait until I see something I like and grab it. The A3 size I prefer tends to go for about £10 each.

I am showing and selling 30.5 cm x 40.5 cm prints (with mounts) in A3 frames.


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May 22, 2012 13:12 |  #3

Do you put glass on them?

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May 22, 2012 13:43 |  #4

They come complete with glass.


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May 22, 2012 15:36 |  #5

Lowner wrote in post #14468974 (external link)
I buy very reasonably priced frames from a local cut-price shop. The frames vary in style week by week so I tend to wait until I see something I like and grab it. The A3 size I prefer tends to go for about £10 each.

I am showing and selling 30.5 cm x 40.5 cm prints (with mounts) in A3 frames.

That's what I use for my 4:3 prints (12x16) as well as my 2:3 prints (12x18) but I'm curious, Richard -- it sounds like you use similar "bargain" frames to what I've used but I've been concerned about the print being right up against the glass (no matting) -- is that what you are describing and if so do you give any advice to a customer, such as suggesting a matte might help to preserve the print from any "stuck to the glass" issues?

Anyone else have thoughts about that?


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May 22, 2012 15:41 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #6

*** watching *** Budget frames are something I need to learn about :lol:




  
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May 22, 2012 16:26 |  #7

Mounting on foam board is an alternative as well. I use a Positionable Mounting Adhesive from Scotch to adhere the print to the board, and velcro mounts for the wall so that the prints can be changed when desired.




  
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May 23, 2012 02:55 |  #8

tonylong wrote in post #14469839 (external link)
That's what I use for my 4:3 prints (12x16) as well as my 2:3 prints (12x18) but I'm curious, Richard -- it sounds like you use similar "bargain" frames to what I've used but I've been concerned about the print being right up against the glass (no matting) -- is that what you are describing and if so do you give any advice to a customer, such as suggesting a matte might help to preserve the print from any "stuck to the glass" issues?

Anyone else have thoughts about that?

Tony,

My images do have what you decribe as a mat and locally we call mounts. I buy standardised packs of celophane envelopes, mounts and backing boards for selling prints at car boots and use just the mount when framing. Standardising in this way makes it very economical.


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May 23, 2012 09:18 |  #9

I also go the budget route for frames but one thing I did years ago was invest in a good matte cutter. So I just buy the big sheets of matte board and cut my own, this also frees you up to make non standard size prints.


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May 23, 2012 16:52 |  #10

Damian75 wrote in post #14473124 (external link)
I also go the budget route for frames but one thing I did years ago was invest in a good matte cutter. So I just buy the big sheets of matte board and cut my own, this also frees you up to make non standard size prints.

Good scheme Damian. What make of cutter did you buy? And did you need any other equipment to complete the mattes?


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May 25, 2012 21:15 as a reply to  @ Ricardo222's post |  #11

The Logan 301 qualifies as a "budget" mat cutter, I believe, especially if you get it at a store like AC Moore that has a 40% off coupon online every week. I don't do much of anything that's "standard," including sizes, and couldn't get along without it.




  
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May 25, 2012 23:15 |  #12

ncjohn wrote in post #14485733 (external link)
The Logan 301 qualifies as a "budget" mat cutter, I believe, especially if you get it at a store like AC Moore that has a 40% off coupon online every week. I don't do much of anything that's "standard," including sizes, and couldn't get along without it.

Thanks. Made a note of that and will see what's available in NZ.


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Jun 04, 2012 01:07 |  #13

Ricardo222 wrote in post #14475189 (external link)
Good scheme Damian. What make of cutter did you buy? And did you need any other equipment to complete the mattes?

I have a Logan 401, I honestly don't remember how much is was I have had it for about 6 years. This is the current version of the one I have http://www.amazon.com …ntermediate/dp/​B00009R80W (external link) . Other than the cutter a good ruler is really all you need. I am also a big fan of the white matte board with the black core.


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