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jonspace
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posted 03-31-2014 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jonspace   Click Here to Email jonspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 24"x36" Buzz Aldrin Think Different Apple poster. I'd like to properly frame it with acid free materials but I'm running into two obstacles.
  1. I can't find a frame big enough for the poster AND matting

  2. I found an "archival poster frame" from Hollywood Poster Frames but the plexigass actually touches the print. (Also its not big enough for matting, only big enough for the poster).
The seller (Hollywood Frames) says that this will be fine because she is using the best quality UV filtered plexiglass. Should I believe her? If not, any advice on properly framing this? Thanks!

Rob Joyner
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posted 04-02-2014 01:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think your best bet is to have a custom frame made. That way you can choose the material and a custom cut mat size, which should be a double mat for clearance. Or you could select a custom made shadowbox frame that wouldn't require a mat but still give clearance between the poster and glass.

Beau08
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posted 04-02-2014 09:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Beau08   Click Here to Email Beau08     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dealing with large format paper collectables can be difficult. I collect vintage movie posters, which are 27"x41", and they can be hard to frame due to the standard matte sheet being only 36"x40". I actually make my own frames and use Plexiglas from Home Depot.

I too am leery of a petroleum product in contact with vintage paper. I get around this by using large acid-free Mylar sleeves for my posters. Then I no longer need to worry about all the materials around my collectible. The sleeves can be found here.

jonspace
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posted 04-02-2014 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jonspace   Click Here to Email jonspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the response and for the tip on the Mylar sleeve. Do you think it would then be okay for the poster to sit in the Mylar sleeve within the Hollywood "Archival" Frame?

Beau08
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posted 04-02-2014 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Beau08   Click Here to Email Beau08     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't used them specifically with the Hollywood Frames, but I can't imagine why it would be problematic. Bags Unlimited sells a 26-1/2"x36-1/2" Mylar Sleeve that should work.

thebeast1190
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posted 04-03-2014 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for thebeast1190   Click Here to Email thebeast1190     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a few wrestling and baseball signed posters that I have gotten frames for and I sometimes use a combination of different companies to get the best price on the different parts.

Everything including the matting and frame itself can be custom sized. Depending on the materials you want to use, it should run between $75 and $200. If you want I can email you the sites.

douglas555
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posted 04-08-2014 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for douglas555     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a similar one that I put in a generic frame and upgraded the glass.

jonspace
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posted 04-10-2014 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jonspace   Click Here to Email jonspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Douglas, What kind of pen did Aldrin use for your poster?

douglas555
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posted 04-10-2014 09:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for douglas555     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was a silver sharpie. It matches really well with the frame.

GACspaceguy
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posted 04-11-2014 04:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check out this site for a build your own, real easy to do. The Standard Silver (S01) is what I use all over the house.

Putting your size in the calculator and asking for no mat border the cost was $63 with regular acrylic and if you use UV protecting acrylic it was $95.

With a 2" mat boarder it was $96 without UV and $134 with UV acrylic.

Food for thought.

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