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Jan 1, 2016 21:15:07   #
asjohnston3
 
I'm getting ready to start another framing project. I'll be doing 11x14's with 16x20 mats and 1\8" foam core backings. I'll be using Swiss clips for the framing. I've decided on some sort of Acrylic, Polycarbonate or Styrine product for the glazing. The problem is that I never knew there were so many different types on the market. If any of you have experience in this area I would appreciate your help

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Jan 1, 2016 21:26:33   #
lev29
 
ajohnston3 wrote:
I'm getting ready to start another framing project. I'll be doing 11x14's with 16x20 mats and 1\8" foam core backings. I'll be using Swiss clips for the framing. I've decided on some sort of Acrylic, Polycarbonate or Styrine product for the glazing ...
Please pardon my ignorance, if this is the case. But what does this have to do with Photography? Is it all about how to frame a photograph? If neither, there's a different section of UHH for this; I believe it's the Chit-Chat section.

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Jan 1, 2016 21:30:19   #
jethro779
 
lev29 wrote:
Please pardon my ignorance, if this is the case. But what does this have to do with Photography? Is it all about how to frame a photograph? If neither, there's a different section of UHH for this; I believe it's the Chit-Chat section.


I do believe that anything pertaining to the taking, processing,displaying of a photograph is photography related.

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Jan 1, 2016 21:52:41   #
dirtpusher (a regular here)
 
jethro779 wrote:
I do believe that anything pertaining to the taking, processing,displaying of a photograph is photography related.


agreed :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Jan 1, 2016 22:13:06   #
rjaywallace (a regular here)
 
ajohnston3 wrote:
I'm getting ready to start another framing project. I'll be doing 11x14's with 16x20 mats and 1\8" foam core backings. I'll be using Swiss clips for the framing. I've decided on some sort of Acrylic, Polycarbonate or Styrine product for the glazing. The problem is that I never knew there were so many different types on the market. If any of you have experience in this area I would appreciate your help

Mr. Johnston - I recently ordered an 11x14 print from BayPhoto.com in the LA area. Previous framing that I have done was via WhiteWall.com which, as it turned out, was located in Germany, and via a private framer in my area. I found BayPhoto's order process to be a pretty good source of info about finishes, mounting, edging, and coatings whether or not you proceed with an order. Another US-based source is Meridian Professional Imaging in Parsons, KS. Spend some time with Meridian or BayPhoto in order to choose or rule out various options. Good luck with your project.

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Jan 1, 2016 22:35:27   #
asjohnston3
 
lev29 wrote:
Please pardon my ignorance, if this is the case. But what does this have to do with Photography? Is it all about how to frame a photograph? If neither, there's a different section of UHH for this; I believe it's the Chit-Chat section.

Just out of curiosity, do you display prints of your own work? If so, do you use an outside source or do you do some or all of the work on your own?

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Jan 1, 2016 22:36:25   #
BHC
 
lev29 wrote:
Please pardon my ignorance, if this is the case. But what does this have to do with Photography? Is it all about how to frame a photograph? If neither, there's a different section of UHH for this; I believe it's the Chit-Chat section.

Hmmm...... What does a question having to do with matting, mounting, framing and glazing a photograph have to do with photography? I don't know; let me count the ways.

Uhhh... I did mention matting, mounting, framing and glazing a photograph, didn't I?

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Jan 1, 2016 22:41:49   #
asjohnston3
 
Mogul wrote:
Hmmm...... What does a question having to do with matting, mounting, framing and glazing a photograph have to do with photography? I don't know; let me count the ways.

Uhhh... I did mention matting, mounting, framing and glazing a photograph, didn't I?


:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Jan 1, 2016 22:45:40   #
lev29
 
ajohnston3 wrote:
Just out of curiosity, do you display prints of your own work? If so, do you use an outside source or do you do some or all of the work on your own?
I did years ago, but now I'd hire it out.

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Jan 1, 2016 23:06:17   #
asjohnston3
 
lev29 wrote:
I did years ago, but now I'd hire it out.

I consider the color of the mat, the frame and the glazing to be an integral part of the process. Poor work in this area can ruin a good photograph. To me this part of the journey is at least as important as PP work.

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Jan 1, 2016 23:31:34   #
lev29
 
ajohnston3 wrote:
I consider the color of the mat, the frame and the glazing to be an integral part of the process. Poor work in this area can ruin a good photograph. To me this part of the journey is at least as important as PP work.
Thank you for clarifying. I won't oblige you to explain what glazing is when it comes to framing. I'm only familiar with that term when it comes to the use of a kiln in pottery.

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Jan 1, 2016 23:32:45   #
dirtpusher (a regular here)
 
lev29 wrote:
Thank you for clarifying. I won't oblige you to explain what glazing is when it comes to framing. I'm only familiar with that term when it comes to the use of a kiln in pottery.


and donuts :mrgreen:

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Jan 1, 2016 23:50:01   #
asjohnston3
 
dirtpusher wrote:
and donuts :mrgreen:


Hmmmm....donuts..... :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Jan 2, 2016 00:16:22   #
Ted Liette
 
lev29 wrote:
I did years ago, but now I'd hire it out.


I too mount my own photos, but now I cut the corners by ordering my prints already mounted because of a tremor in my hands. Also I have a loving wife who is willing to assist me. I just get a thrill of looking up at our walls and thinking to myself "I was able to do all of that from beginning to end".

And this is the place to talk about framing just as much as if someone would ask a question about a memory card, for instance.

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Jan 2, 2016 00:51:13   #
asjohnston3
 
Ted Liette wrote:
I too mount my own photos, but now I cut the corners by ordering my prints already mounted because of a tremor in my hands. Also I have a loving wife who is willing to assist me. I just get a thrill of looking up at our walls and thinking to myself "I was able to do all of that from beginning to end".

And this is the place to talk about framing just as much as if someone would ask a question about a memory card, for instance.

My issue is my back... I can only stand at the work bench so long.... Seeing the end result makes it all worthwhile. I've been doing some research and while it looks like there are some less expensive options, 16x20 Lucite acrylic non-glare sheets with UV protection can be had for around 10.00 each. 10.00 for a acid free conservation grade 4-ply mat and 1/8" foam board & 6 bucks for a Swiss kit hanger. Less than 4 bucks for a color corrected print and your ready to go for around 30.00......

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