Framing Help/Advice Thread

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Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:40 am

golobulus wrote:
kidcloudkiker wrote:I have a question about framing a 27x40 movie poster. I just want to frame this in a basic black wood frame without a top/window mat. Do I need to worry about keeping this off the acrylic? If I use spacers is it ok for the spacers to touch the poster on the edges? Lastly, how should I hinge this to the back mat board.

My concern is that since its such a large print on very lightweight flimsy movie poster paper, that if it isn't mounted correctly it will sag or become wavy.

Any tips would be appreciated.

For reference the poster is the 2004 Oscars promo poster by Burton Morris. Not really worth anything buts its signed and personalized to my wife. I just want it to look nice and remain that way.
You may be interested in the movie poster frames from spotlightdisplays:

I don't have any direct experience with them but other members of EB seem to be very happy with them. There was a thread about these at some point...

I think this will work perfectly for what I'm looking for! Placed an order.

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Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:29 pm

I hope it works out... please upload a picture of your framed poster when you receive the frame :clap:
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Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:12 pm

I order most of my frames over Framedestination and DIY it but I have a 50x50 poster I'm looking to frame and not sure how to go about it. The biggest issue right now is backing- the largest piece of acid-free backing board I can find for sale online is 96x48... anyone know where I could find backing boards that fit my needs? Do I need to have this done professionally?
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Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:32 am

Howdy folks, who do people use for DIY these days? I see Framedestination and spotlight above and know american frame. Any others?
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Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:28 pm

Just fished up this custom built and painted frame. Looking for some advice on mat color/colors. I was thinking black for the top mat with a matching orange for the bottom with a smaller reveal...maybe 1/8" to a 1/4". What do you guys think?



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