Poster Frames

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  1. Mark Fitzsimmons

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    I'm looking to pick up a 27x40 poster frame or two. Where do you guys order your frames? Where can I get the best price?
     
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    I get mine done by a local framer who uses archive quality mats and anti-UV plexiglass. It costs somewhat more but keeps the posters in the best possible shape and I can choose any frame I think goes best with the poster. Shipping on frames can be expensive and hazardous due to their size and delicacy.

    I got my Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring bus shelter poster (48x72) framed this way. Had to borrow my grandfather's convertible to get it home but I'm very glad I had it professionally done until I can find a lightbox big enough to really show it off.
     
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    There have been a bunch of discussions about poster frames in the Home Theater Interiors section of the HTF. I used to get mine at Suncoast, until all of the Suncoasts near me were closed by Best Buy. Michael's craft store carries the same brand of frame. I'll be heading there to buy 5 (yikes, that's gonna hurt the wallet!) tomorrow.
     
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    Wal mart sells a pretty decent aluminum colored one for 14.00.
    buyt you may want better
     
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    I've used a local art supply and ShowOff Displays. The local shop did a nice job, but it was pretty expensive. ShowOff has an entry level of about $50 which is a pretty nice frame. I bought 2 of them.
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    What size do you suggest, 27x40 or 27x41

    Most posters I have looked at say "approx. 27x40"

    I'm afraid these wont fit in a 27x40 frame and I'll be stuck..
     
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    The poster on the left was a little under 27"x40", so a strip of black paper filled in the top virtually invisibly. The one on the right was a tad over, but I was able to fold the edge under without concealing any of the graphics.

    This was fine with me, since they're both fairly inexpensive repros. If I were using collectable posters, no doubt I'd go with custom framing all the way.
     
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    suncoast sells 27x40 occasionally.
    I ordered a custom cut frame from www.americanframe.com or something like that for 16 bucks and got the glass cut locally at a crafts place that does framing.
     
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    I went to Hobby Lobby (or Michaels), and bought the modular frames. You buy the top and bottom and then the sides to the correct size, and assemble yourself. I then have the store cut a piece of glass and foam core backing to size. Total price about $25.00.
     
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