What size to print?

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

  1. JBrunner

    JBrunner Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm getting the jones to start printing some of my 6x17 negs, but I have no idea if there are standard sizes for panoramic prints, or frames. Are there? Or do I just print what I want and whomever gets the print is stuck with paying for a custom frame?
     
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    AFAIK there are no standard sizes. I've just today collected several panos from the printer. 460 x 1500 mm, 300 x 900 mm, 400 x 1200 mm.... They will be mounted on Dibond or Alubond foam, the customer can have them framed somewhere at the supplier of his choice. Custom made frames are just a fraction more expensive than standard frames. BTW, what is a 'standard frame'? :confused:
     
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    JBrunner Moderator Staff Member

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    In the US frames come in 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, 16x20 etc as standard sizes.
     
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    modular frame pieces

    You can get modular frame pieces. One step "above" standard sizes in that you are mixing and matching pre-cut lengths for the left/right and top/bottom.

    I did this for a 4x10, bought 2 8" and 2 14" pieces and the necessary corner clamps, etc. Then cut a custom mat.
     
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    I mount my 8x20s on a 16x28 board. I buy frames from

    www.americanframe.com

    They have some nice sections and their prices are very good.
     
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    JBrunner Moderator Staff Member

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    BTW I had posted this thread before, and it had some responses, and was curious to see it reappear without the former answers. Turns out this thread was a victim of the "print" glitch. FYI since I posted this thread, and a subsequent one, I have found that the only ready made frames extant for panoramics seem to be 8x20, and 12x36, but not easy to find.

    What ultimately transpired was an account at a wholesale frame supply. They chop the moulding to my specification, and I assemble them. It has turned out to be very cost effective.