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I'm turning a room at home into a kind of gallery. Nothing too flash but somewhere I can display my best photographs. I want to mount them in something that'll look good so I would appreciate any ideas where I can buy suitable mounts or frames. A shop or a web site would be good so I can look at what's on offer and how much it's gonna cost.
Oh, the colour needs to be primarely black ( to go with the Wife's decor)!
Thanks for any advice you can give.
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A contract framer will produce the best quality for the lowest cost .. get your yellow pages out and phone around. If you want to go cheaper then I beleive Tesco do a range of black frames as do the likes of Ikea.
try Wilkinsons , i get my black frames there.
Forget to mention. Looking at max size of A3.
I'd second Wilkinson's, quite a range in the larger stores, quality isn't brilliant on the very cheap ranges, avoid those, but the slightly higher priced ones seem ok.
Have a look at the picture gallery a good range of frames, made to measure at reasonable prices. I've used them for mounts in the past, very good service and quick turnaround.
For mounts, some of our camera club are going to try Cotswold Mounts, as their prices seem pretty reasonable, but you have to buy in "bulk".
A local framer will be able to give advice on the best choice of moulding and mounts to make a much better presentation of your images than off the shelf alternatives.
Quote: I'm turning a room at home into a kind of gallery.
That's not trying We've got the whole house plastered in my photos & lobstergirl's paintings
Would second Cotswold Mounts for mounts (unsurprisingly lol!). Have also bought frames from Wilkinson's, but you'd be best going to a local framer, as they can usually cut you a deal if you're buying lots and will be happy to supply frames that are outside an 'ordinary' size.
Try hobbycraft they have a vast range of frames as well as mounts
I have always made my frames. The initial outlay is a bit expensive, but the satisfaction is great. Oldy worldy to modern The choice is yours.
I go to garage sales at the weekend and get them for next to nothing, and touch them up. I've gotten some really great frames that way, that must have been very expensive in the beginning..........but where can I find some photos to put in them?
Actually, my problem is the wife takes them, puts the grandchildren's photos in them, and sends them off to relatives.
Yep wilkinsons for me. I go in periodically and buy up as many of certain styles as I can.
U cut my own mounts.
I couldn't afford to buy a proper mount cutter with bed so used a thisk piece of worksurface and a long aluminium ruler from Screwfix. Holes in the work surface and wing nuts to clamp the ruler against the mount. A sharp Stanley knife for straight cuts and a cheap mount cutter for the actual cut out. Works a treat.
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