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Looking for 27x40 Movie Poster Frames?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MikeEckman, Jun 29, 2001.

  1. MikeEckman

    MikeEckman Screenwriter

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    I recently bought some 27x40 reprint movie posters fromwww.allposters.com and although their prices are pretty fair for the posters, I refused to pay $140 some odd dollars to frame it.
    I searched many different places online and found some places that sell frames, but most of them either wouldnt ship them because theyre too big:
    http://www.americanframe.com/
    or, they were just waaay out of my price range:
    http://www.memomine.com http://www.123posters.com http://www.movieposters.com http://www.moviegoods.com http://www.pixposters.com http://www.showoffdisplays.com
    Local retailers like Target, Menards, Wal-Mart, and Michael's didnt even carry frames that large (largest they had were 24x36.
    So I did some searching here and found an older post that recommended Suncoast Motion Picture Company. These guys are in most major malls around the country and although their prices on movies is quite high, I was surprised they had not one, but two different styles of 27x40 frames.
    Both were black, but one was about an inch thick wooden frame (particle board with veneer covering), and the other was about half an inch thick metal (probably aluminum).
    Either way, the wooden one was $24, and the metal one was $22. Both contain a plexiglass cover and a cardboard backing. Theyre cheap, but really dont look bad at all, and are a PERFECT alternative to the MUCH more expensive ones on the net, and if all you want to do is frame your posters and never change them, this is pefect.
    Just a suggestion for those of you looking for frames.
     
  2. Ron-P

    Ron-P Producer

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    Mike, that is too funny. I just got off the phone with Sun Coast. I am in the process of collecting Tim Burton movie posters for my HT room (Edward Scissorhands/Sleepy Hollow/Nightmare B4 Xmas...etc.).
    What was the quality like on the reprints you got from allposters? A SC in my area has an Edward S. movie poster (24x36) for $8.99. Not a bad deal. They seem to have good prices on posters, but I would never by a DVD there.
    Thanks for the heads up on the frames. I'll be going by tomorrow to get my poster, I'll have to check out the frames.
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  3. MikeEckman

    MikeEckman Screenwriter

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    Ron, I'd have to say Im pretty impressed with the quality of the posters from Allposters.com.
    The paper theyre printed on is a medium glossy thicker paper. I'd have to guess its at least 24-26 pound paper. The coloring is identical to the DVD covers of the same movies (I got Gladiator and Braveheart) both of which have covers similar to the posters. The clarity is good, even on the smaller text at the bottom. I'd have to say, if there is a difference between these and the originals, you probably couldnt tell unless they were side by side.
    When I opened up the package, you could just smell the ink...aaaaahhhh.
    Oh, and the packaging was good too. They used the normal tube mailer, but they placed each poster on a thin piece of paperstock and rolled up the posters inside of the other pieces of paper and then put them in the tube, which made getting them out of the tube very easily, and neither poster was damaged or crinkled at all.
    If you're interested in ordering from them, check outwww.dvdpricesearch.com and goto the Misc coupons page and they have a couple coupons for Allposters. They have a $5 off $15, and a free shipping coupon. The free shipping coupon is better if you order more than one poster.
     
  4. DarrinH

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    Thats funny, I bought 4 from American frame 27X41 and they shipped them to my house in WV. Cost me just under $100 total price. I got them about 10 months ago.
    WHOOPS I got mine from the frameplace.com out of Columbus Ohio, sorry. You should try these guys.
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  5. Ron-P

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  6. Bill Fletcher

    Bill Fletcher Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the info. I just bought 8 posters from allposters.com for my home theater in progress. I've also called 5 different Suncoast Motion Pictures and every one of them is out of the 27x40 frames. Popular item. I'll keep trying.
    Bill
     
  7. Kelley_B

    Kelley_B Cinematographer

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    I own two of the wooden suncoast frames he is talking about and one of mine has a terrible bend when you hang it....sucks that i bought it on a going out of business sale so I couldn't return it, but the other one is protecting my The Cure: Bloodflowers Tour poster and is doing a nice job at it!
     
  8. GaryP

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    Bill,
    If you don't mind putting them together, I would highly recommend American Frame I was able to get 27x40 kits just fine. In fact they will cut to exact measurements for you because not all posters are an exact 27x40. However, they will not ship glass or plexi quite that big. You would be responsible for picking that up locally. That shouldn't be a problem though because I was able to pick up both single-strength glass as well as 1/8" plexi (your preference, though plexi scratches really easy) for about $12 a piece. Once put together, they have a very professional look to them, except I don't know how they would work if your print/poster isn't dry-mounted. You might have to pick up a backing board as well, in which case the Suncoast frames would probably be the cheaper route. If you are willing to spend a little extra though, I can't recommend them enough. I retired all of my Suncoast frames in favor of these.
    PS. The only tool needed for assembly is a flat-blade screwdriver
    Gary
     
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    Hey Bill,
    I work at Media Play and I might be able to run you down some frames. We are owned by the same company that owns Suncoast. Give me a call back in video tomorrow and we'll get you some. If were out, we should be able to order them for you. Our number is 954-1855 ext 27. Look forward to talking to you.
    Sincerely,
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  10. Robin Smith

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    Hey,
    Gary's post reminds me, you should be able to get the frame pieces from any decent framing shop, and they will cut them to custom length and sell you glass (even non-glare stuff).
    We went this route a couple of years back to frame a bunch of stuff for cheap.
    We got the frame itself (with handy L brackets for screwing the corners together), non-glare glass, foam core board, clips and hanging bracket for one big picture (~15" * 30") and four smaller ones (~8" * 10"). The whole lot cost us less than $150 Canadian (~100US$). The quote for them to do it for us was over $400.
    The results were very professional looking and if you wait for a sale it should work out even cheaper.
     

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