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Old 04-28-2012, 07:11 PM
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Framing Ideas for commercial space

Hey I realize that framing is all over the map, but thought I'd put this out there for input.

I have been trying to connect with some typical commercial spaces to sell work, and lo! A periodontist office contacted me and wants to buy 4 pieces from the Mali or Brazil Series.


Since it is an office, they want the work framed and I will have to hang it. I am doing my own matting. I'm assuming that a nice sleek, narrow natural maple frame would be a conservative choice. The images are 7.5" square and the paper is 10" square. I have been matting them in 14" square mats. For an image this size, can anyone suggest a size that is good? Should I go larger? Also, would a framer make frames for me to a specific size, letting me do the mat and install in the frame? Guess I will call but thought I'd ask
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:43 AM
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Re: Framing Ideas for commercial space

I would go larger than a 2 inch mat, but that really is a personal preference.

When I worked at a frame shop, we regularly cut frames for DIY artists. Most any frame shop should do the same. Hobby Lobby will do it if you cannot find anywhere else.
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:52 AM
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Re: Framing Ideas for commercial space

Or Michaels.

I've had prints that size that I've framed using WalMart frames. They have a very nice 13" square frame that comes in black and maple. I tossed the backing piece and wired it myself. It looked fine.

You might check to see what ready-made frames are in stores that suit your dimensions.

And a huge congratulations on the sale!

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