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#1 scottyb

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Posted 05 February 2003 - 03:15 PM

Has anybody found a good place to buy frames and matting on the web?

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Posted 05 February 2003 - 07:11 PM

I have had good luck with: pictureframes.com

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Posted 08 February 2003 - 02:43 PM

Hey thanks for the tip. I ordered two frames with matting. If they are as good as they look, I will order more and also report back.

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Posted 08 February 2003 - 02:57 PM

It's not on the web, but my wife just got two 8x10 frames with matting to reduce the size to 5x7 for $16 at A.C. Moore, which is a craft store. Might be worth a look at something comparable...

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Posted 08 February 2003 - 04:44 PM

They have a lot of ready-made frames. I'm not sure if they would be that cheap. However, I ordered a couple custom 24x18's with matting and non-glare glazing done, for under $80 ea. Around here that would cost 1.5 - 2 times that and they claim that they will ship the next business day.

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Posted 11 February 2003 - 06:20 AM

Anyone have a source for 13"x19" frames?

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Posted 11 February 2003 - 07:29 AM

The aforementioned web site can do frames any size you want. With or without matting and glazing.PictureFrames.com

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Posted 11 February 2003 - 07:51 AM

I was hoping to find pre-made frames and save some $

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 08:43 AM

I find some of the common photography sizes (8x12) and others hard to find in ready made. It looks like their customs are about 20% higher than the same style ready-made. BTW I placed the order for my customs Fri evening and they were shipped on Tue.

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Posted 12 February 2003 - 08:56 AM

Hi Gang,

Why buy custom sized frames - this is digital, right! Crop the photo instead to fit the aspect ratio of "off the shelf" frames perhaps?

Ikea has some reallly nice black aluminum frames that some with a "graph paper" matte/white paper that you can cut to size. They are really nice and reallly cheap (I think $11).

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Posted 14 February 2003 - 08:24 AM

I received the custom frames yesterday. They were as described and I'm very pleased. If you consider that I ordered them Fri evening, they were delivered to my office in 4 working days. Thanks for the tip, platzja