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Have you ever bought picture frames online or what do you think is the best way to take care of your framing needs?

Asked by BONZO (387points) March 11th, 2009

i have about 10 pictures that i want framed but dont want to spend lots of money

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Dog's avatar

It has always been my opinion that buying a frame is like buying a dress. Even online simulations cannot beat taking the art or images to the store and ” trying them on”

drClaw's avatar

I am in complete agreement with @Dog (excluding the dress part, I don’t know about that). The other side of this however is the pictures you are framing. Are they typical 4×6s or are they irregular art type prints? If they are 4×6s or any other pharmacy developed photos you should be ok to buy something online as those sizes are so common.

BONZO's avatar

@drClaw they are irregular…. concert posters (like the longer skinny show bills)

bigbanana's avatar

FYI if they are from the fillmore/warfield etc, you can get frames for them specifically at cheaps joes on geary..

drClaw's avatar

If they are irregular then you will definitely have to get them framed professionally. My wife and I collect old pinup prints/paintings and we have never been able to find off the shelf frames that work. We usually bite the bullet after a few months and pay out the nose for our local frame & crafts store to build the frames.

bigbanana's avatar

might be cheap petes, or jerrys…not sure. on geary though.

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