Printing pano's, another try...

Discussion in 'Panoramic Cameras and Accessories' started by JBrunner, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. JBrunner

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    I posted this earlier, but something went wrong....
    I am going to start printing some of my 6x17cm negs, but I have no idea what standard panoramic print and framing sizes are, or do I just print and mount whatever size I want, and whom ever gets it is stuck with a custom frame job?
     
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    I think they're just going to get stuck, unless you want to mat with seriously fat top-and-bottom borders. I did one for myself, which I think looks very nice, of a pano shot on a Hasselblad Xpan. It is printed to approx 8x20 proportions, and matted to 20x24. Otherwise, you end up custom framing to 12x24 or 14x28 for an 8x20 print.
     
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    I have seen 8x20 frames in Walmart with a 7x17 window. I'll be damned if they were not of a pretty decent quality too. Sooooo there has to be something out there somewhere.
     
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    Ok, I'm going to bump this up one more time. I'm gathering that aside from contact printing sizes (4x10, 7x17, etc) that there isn't really a standard print size for panoramics.....
     
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    Just my opinion, but if I were enlarging panoramics, I'd just choose the size and mat options that I liked and not worry too much about conforming to a standard size. Not all prints will work in a standard size frame and I think the people buying panoramics prints will expect to have to get a custom frame.
     
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    Wondered around a frame shop yesterday and I think you are right. Outside the standard contact print sizes there was nothing. I think Travis is right. It is going to have to be a custom job.
     
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    I went to a frame shop and the premade pano frames they have were 8x20 which seems to confirm that size as something that is being "mass" produced. The precut was designed for 3 4x6s' tho.