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James
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject: Printing large prints Reply with quote

I have a couple of ideas for things I would like to have printed and framed. I'm going to have to find a way to create them (which I'll probably need some help doing) but I would say that I'm looking at getting a couple of things printed in black and white on something like A2 size paper.

What is the best way to go about this? To pick a frame and work from the sizing of that?

Alternatively if someone was willing to do it, I'd be happy to pay someone to make and print these things and then to sort frames myself after.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ikea for frames, me for large format prints.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took a look at the Ikea website last night but couldn't see anything large enough. For the frame I want square edges, solid colour black, as little detail as possible. A bit like this.



In one frame I want the fibonacci sprial



And in the other a slightly simplified version of Darwin's sketch of the tree of life which I think I'm going to have to try and create in some program (maybe illustrator?)



Both to have crisp clean lines and just be single colour black on a plain white background. Then a small edging of the same sort of card as the print. I'm not sure what that part is called, but the bit that goes in between the print and the frame.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's called mountboard, or just the mount. Got all that stuff here - what colour mount do you want?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This frame is close to what I want to use but it is slightly out of proportion. It is meant for a 12x16" picture but the spiral would need something with a ratio similar to 12x19.4" and then the Darwin picture in the same size frame. I guess the thing to do is look for a frame of that style and a similar sort of size but with the right proportions.

I want the mount to be the same colour as the background of the picture. Just flat white.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will see if we've got any in the shop later on. If not, Hobbycraft etc. WE CAN DO THIS.

(although I'm shit at cutting mounts).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These guys are great for frames... and fairly well priced in comparison to some places.
I ordered a bunch of Nielson frames from them.

http://www.fastframes.co.uk/

I see some examples there that look fitting, for what you're after.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
(although I'm shit at cutting mounts).


a steel rule, a steady hand and a brand new scalpel blade (not a craft knife) are the way to go. i'm sure you know that though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've got a mount cutter, but also perfectionist technical colleagues who snigger at my puny attempts...

"Oh, you've gone for a 33 chamfer..."
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha, i know the type.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Framing people at Michael's could cut the mounts for you, not sure how much it would cost you but the board itself is like $1.50 for something like 24"x30".
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