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Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:10 pm

Hi,

can someone point me in the direction of where to buy e.g. poster bean bags to flatten out prints in the UK? Or something similar?

Also any recommendations on framers in Glasgow?

Thanks
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Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:21 pm

there's Gilly at Green Jelly
https://www.yell.com/biz/greenjelly-glasgow-4582254/

or if it's a high value, archival job i use Mccracken
http://www.mccrackenframing.co.uk/
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Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:15 pm

Thanks I'll check them out:)

Do they flatten tubed prints for you before framing Or do you have to bring them in flat?
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Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:20 pm

I personally would flatten them myself. I made the mistake of handing one over to a framer too early and its slightly warped in the frame.
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Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:27 pm

Aye that's what I thought would happen:(

Any tips for flattening?
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Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:35 pm

I tend to put them in protective sleeves asap to cut down on flattening time. I also find that you don't really need weights if you do it early (unless you're in a real rush to get it framed). Face down in a flat file of a foam core sandwich.
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Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:33 pm

The ones I want framed have been in tubes for a few years now as I didn't have wall space, so will have to go the weight route I think.

Which weights have you used? Anything to avoid? First time flattening so don't want to ruin anything!
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Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:11 am

jools wrote:there's Gilly at Green Jelly
https://www.yell.com/biz/greenjelly-glasgow-4582254/

or if it's a high value, archival job i use Mccracken
http://www.mccrackenframing.co.uk/
Sweet, I'll look into the one in Merchant city, my current framer is a guy I work with who's wife is an artist, he's good but takes an AGE to get around to it.

I've used these guys before http://www.huttonfineart.co.uk/ and a local guy who was a bit of a loon too.
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flashback wrote:The ones I want framed have been in tubes for a few years now as I didn't have wall space, so will have to go the weight route I think.

Which weights have you used? Anything to avoid? First time flattening so don't want to ruin anything!
I tend to use large flat books. Nothing crazy heavy like the Encyclopedia of Punk Music. :)
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Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:59 am

flashback wrote:The ones I want framed have been in tubes for a few years now as I didn't have wall space, so will have to go the weight route I think.

Which weights have you used? Anything to avoid? First time flattening so don't want to ruin anything!
If they've been in tubes for ages you want to take them out and just let them unspool somewhere for a while before you even start to try flattening them.
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1nkling wrote:
flashback wrote:The ones I want framed have been in tubes for a few years now as I didn't have wall space, so will have to go the weight route I think.

Which weights have you used? Anything to avoid? First time flattening so don't want to ruin anything!
If they've been in tubes for ages you want to take them out and just let them unspool somewhere for a while before you even start to try flattening them.
I've had them out of the tubes for over a month but still pretty cylindrical.
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Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:42 am

scobro13 wrote:
jools wrote:there's Gilly at Green Jelly
https://www.yell.com/biz/greenjelly-glasgow-4582254/

or if it's a high value, archival job i use Mccracken
http://www.mccrackenframing.co.uk/
Sweet, I'll look into the one in Merchant city, my current framer is a guy I work with who's wife is an artist, he's good but takes an AGE to get around to it.

I've used these guys before http://www.huttonfineart.co.uk/ and a local guy who was a bit of a loon too.

Yeah Gilly is great, I've been using her for years she frames all my gallery show peices, she also has a huge plan chest to flatten prints safely,
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flashback wrote:Aye that's what I thought would happen:(

Any tips for flattening?
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