How to frame large poster?

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  1. Jereme D

    Jereme D Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a large 3x5' poster. How could I frame this. Or, where could I buy a frame? I'm not looking for anything fancy. Just a simple matte black frame with non-reflective glass.
     
  2. JohnAD

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    I would get a professional framer to do it, since 3'x5' is a non-standard size. Be prepared to pay big time. Many framing places run sales, so you'll probably be able to get a discount.

    John.
     
  3. Philip_G

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    What kind of framing do you want to do? I framed a movie sized poster myself, mail ordered the frame to the correct dimensions then had a local shop cut the glass and I assembled it, cost less than 50 bucks
     
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    The poster was only $25. I was hoping to avoid having to pay a few hundred dollars to have it framed.

    I just want something simple. I don't need fancy patterns on the frame or anything like that. I basically want to display my poster while protecting it from dust and other damage.

    Will you give me the contact information for the place that you ordered you frame, Phillip?
     
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    sure, it was www.americanframe.com
    look for a sale, I got a 27x40 plain black metal frame for 16$ shipped I believe.
     
  6. Chris Bardon

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    Have you considered Plak Mounting it? For something that size it'll cost you, but I've found that it's a great way to mount posters. I got mine done at the photo counter of the local Costco, and a standard size poster was $30 CDN.
     
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    How to frame large poster?
    Well, first, you find one who's really big, then you find out his user i.d. and password. Once you have those, you log on and post lots of stuff about how much the moderators and the members suck. Oh, and flame away in all the threads too. That should just about do it. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for making me laugh out loud, Ben. That was funny! [​IMG]
    -Christian
     
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    Thanks for the link Phillip. I will check that place out.

    What exactly is plak mounting, Chris?
     
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    A lot of the hobby stores (Hobby Lobby, Michaels) do framing. It should be a lot cheaper than having having a specialized place do it.
     
  11. Chris Bardon

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    Plak mounting mounts the poster on a plywood backing with a nice edging and I think some sort of finish on the front. If you go somewhere that does it they should be able to show you samples.
     
  12. Ben Motley

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    You're welcome Christian. [​IMG]
    In all seriousness, I'm not sure what plak mounting is, but I've seen foam-board mounting, and that looks and works great. I think Michaels does that. I do have a knee-jerk reaction against any type of mounting that would make it impossible to take the poster back to it's original state, as I'm a preservationist at heart. Sure, a Mulholland Drive poster is worth nowhere near as much as an original Gone With the Wind poster, but back in the day, the GWtW didn't command much either. But I can't argue with the fact that a good mounted poster does look great in a frame. Also, if you have a poster that's already in somewhat bad shape, why not? I've got an original Star Wars poster that has been through hell and back - I've been meaning to get that one mounted for some time now.
     
  13. Matt Pasant

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    Out of curiousity, how much does it on average cost to dry mount a 27x40 poster at like a Hobby Lobby or Michaels?

    -- Matt
     
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    Matt,

    About $25
     
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