Need a rundown on movie poster frames

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  1. paul_r

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    Can someone give me the rundown on movie poster frames? I am looking at getting a few that I can rotate posters in and out of. I do not have a budget for back lite frames. I have seen a front loading poster frame sold online for about 50 dollars. What I am concerned with is posters seem to come in different sizes. If I get a frame for 27" X 40" posters. How much room for error is there (ie will a 26.5 X 39.5 poster look good in this as well)? Also if you have a system for displaying movie posters that has worked well for you can you please share? On the same note if any of you have tried something and it did not work out well please share.
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  2. Ed O'Neill

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    Paul,

    I found this company to be pretty informative about what type of frame to get. I originally found this company from a link at http://www.learnaboutmovieposters.com

    Here is a direct link to their site.
    http://www.hollywoodposterframes.com/

    I am probably going to order from them .

    This company does sell on ebay so sorry if it was the one you were talking about.

    Hope this helps
    Ed
     
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    Is there an echo in the house...LOL

    I wanna give a shot out to my homegirl Glenise...

    Did you get my PM...Doesn't matter really I found what I was looking for. If you haven't please read just for fun

    Signed
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  5. Glenise

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    Ed,

    I miss read your email about Hollywood Poster Frames.
    I thought you said this company doesn't sell on Ebay.
     
  6. AlexanderS

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    I don't mean to hijack but Ive got a similar question. I just picked up a few posters from allposters and was wondering if there was an economical way to frame/mount the posters that I can find locally. I.E. going to a Michaels or some sort of craft store.
     
  7. Glenise

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    Maybe Hobby Lobby www.hobbylobby.com, or Ikea www.ikea.com
    Walmart www.walmart.com and Media Play www.mediaplay.com and sell inexpensive poster frames too.
    You also might try a local Joann's www.joann.com.
    Michael's has 50% off their framing and poster frames from time to time.
    Check your Sunday's paper.
    I plan on keeping my posters for many years.
    Check this thread out for important info.
    I did my research last year and found out the following:

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=68609
     
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    Some good ideas in that thread, thanks for the link. Ill probably end up with something like that metal frame for my posters. Ill check back if I can find anything locally. What do you all think the best way to fit a 26x39 poster in a 27x40 frame is?
     
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    Suncoast, at the mall, has some nice black frames for less than $20. For that price you don't even need to take them out and rotate, just buy a bunch. OK, so now you need a big closet.
    Ed
     
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    Glenise, you are the link queen. I'd love to see your Favorites menu [​IMG]

    Nothing new to add to the thread...
     
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    Thanks David!

    Alex,
    I'm not sure about the 26x39 poster but maybe using foamcore or something like that.
    I think someone used some sort of tape to hold a poster in place on the sides.
     
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    Just in case anyone's curious, the ad for Michaels this week says they are giving 50% off custom framing.
     
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    If you have an Ikea near by, they have a good selection of Poster Frames.
     
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    Well I went over to Michael's. They are nuts over there. They wanted 110 for a black frame and that was with the 50% off. I couldn't stop laughing at the poor woman behind the counter.
     
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    I bought four frames from SpotLight Displays and was very pleased with them. They look great and it's very easy to change out posters as desired. If you're planning on buying multiple frames, email for a quote and you'll get a discount. Here's a picture of three of my frames:

    Poster Frames
     
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    Can't post URLs yet, but check out American Frame.
    www americanframe com

    I've bought a couple frames from them in the past and the quality is excellent.
     
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    Chris,

    Do those frames have a plastic front and a ph balanced foamcore backing?

    What exactly is non acrylic PETG?

    Thanks in advance
    Ed
     
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    Do those frames have a plastic front and a ph balanced foamcore backing?

    As noted on the website, they come with a non-acrylic lexan sheet (two per poster actually) and an acid free solid black backing. I guess since the backing is "acid free," that means it is ph balanced. I don't think it is foamcore, just some kind of paper.

    What exactly is non acrylic PETG?

    Beats me. The cover sheets are just some kind of clear plastic.
     
  19. Ed O'Neill

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    Chris,
    what I really wanted to know was is the plastic front real thin or thick. and is the backing thin like paper or like a regular poster backing.

    Thanks
    ED
     

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