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Can't find poster frames that fit PA comic prints

ProtocolSnowProtocolSnow Registered User new member
edited July 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I ordered a few prints of my favorite PA comics to frame on the wall. Unfortunately, I didn't consider how difficult it would be to find frames for 12 X 18 inch artwork. (the comics are said on the store to be printed size 11 X 17, but the paper is actually sized 12 X 18). None of the brick and mortar stores I checked carry this size. A google search leads me to a 3rd party seller on Amazon that everybody is complaining about for exorbitant shipping charges. I've found a couple other sites but their frames are pretty pricey. I just want a plastic or metal frame, no wood, for as cheap as possible. I'm not framing high art here.

Surely somebody here has already framed PA prints! Where did you buy your frames?

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    grungeboxgrungebox Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Never framed one(nor bought one, but seems to me you could just buy a slightly larger frame (14x18 is a standard size, I believe) at the store and have a white gutter space around the print. Or, most quality arts/frame places can do custom framing, if you're willing to pay.

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    VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Aye, if you need to talk to a framing person for it, the gutter space is known as Mat.

    If you need it, this goes over how you can go about making a custom Mat that'll do for you as grungebox suggested. Buy the bigger size, and let the Mat center & hold the picture in place against the glass.

    EDIT: The comments in the link above make it sound like it might be more difficult than it sounds. I've never done it personally... if it looks like it's not going to come out right (or you don't trust yourself to do this kind of thing right), see if you can get it done for you.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    If these are comics that you enjoy enough to order prints of, then go the extra mile and get them custom framed. I used to work as a framer at a frame shop and for that size, with an appropriate mat, shouldn't run you more than 20-30 bucks a piece (provided you use frugally priced metal frames).

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