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janeez Plus
14 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2009 11:38PM
Having now embarked on the competition route I find I need to frame my pics with suitable mounts. I'm not brilliant at DIY mounts and really need a cost effective, speedy delivery company. Local shops charge a flippin' fortune to cut a bit of card. Can anyone help me with a decent, reputable company that you use.
User_Removed 15 736 4
17 Mar 2009 12:04AM
Have you tried buying pre-cut mounts and printing to fit? It's about £3.50 for a 20 x 30cm last time I looked. Or, if you want a frame too, how about buying an IKEA frame as they come with pre-cut mats and, again, you could print to fit. they are extremely reasonably priced - their frames cost less than getting prints mounted locally for me.
whiteswan01 14 13 England
17 Mar 2009 12:23AM
try looking at cotswold mounts they will cut any size you want they are very cheap
janeez Plus
14 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2009 12:36AM
Like the sound of both. Hadn't thought of Ikea. Will look at their website. 20x30cm may be a bit too small so will take a look at Cotswold mounts as well.
mattw 18 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2009 5:02AM
cotswold mounts
Prices are very good, but postage can be pricy
17 Mar 2009 3:00PM
I've put two orders through Cotswold Mounts.
Very fast delivery, high quality and really good value.

Two top tops!
1) Their website doesn't have all the colour / size options, ring them up and talk to them. e.g. I went for white core. snow white textured - it's not mentioned on their website.
2) Pay the supplement to upgrade the backing board from 'standard' to the same card as the main mount - that way if you need to make custom apertures you have loads of pre-cut board to hack at.

My last order was Autumn last year, effectively for 100 50x40, half with an aperture in them, half without. Came to under £140 inc VAT and delivery. Delivered by Business Post on a day convenient to me.

In short - highly recommended.
danbrann 18 640 17
17 Mar 2009 4:19PM
Another vote for Cotswold Mounts. I have used them and they are excellent.
User_Removed 18 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2009 7:02PM
Cotswold Mounts get a thumbs up from me too.
Please mention Ephotozine if you order - they get a lot of business from photographers and it might be worth their while to take a paid advert, if they think enough business comes from here.
janeez Plus
14 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2009 7:22PM
Thank you all very much. I will definately be giving them a call. Checked Ikea but thought they were a bit high on price with the frame as well. Seems like Cotswold is the one. Maybe they would consider a discount for all us Ephotozine members! Wink
cattyal Plus
17 9.2k 6 England
17 Mar 2009 7:50PM

Quote:cotswold mounts
Prices are very good, but postage can be pricy

Unless you live round the corner - in my case they dropped them round to me personally Smile
Kris_Dutson 20 8.2k 1 England
17 Mar 2009 7:53PM
Cotswold Mounts also get a lot of business from me. Smile
NeilSchofield Plus
15 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
17 Mar 2009 8:26PM
Another recommendation for Cotswold mounts they are very good
chasney 19 139 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2009 1:24AM
Delivery? i'll bear that in mind A Smile
uggyy 17 2.1k 9 Scotland
18 Mar 2009 1:27AM
Cotswold Mounts - vote from me....

Actually speaking to someone who pulled the stops out and kept to their word was a breath of fresh air...
cattyal Plus
17 9.2k 6 England
18 Mar 2009 9:56AM

Quote:Delivery? i'll bear that in mind A

I think they won't go quite out to you Chas but they'd certainly let you pick any order up....

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