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JBrunner
01-10-2007, 01:16 PM
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?

toyotadesigner
02-28-2007, 04:56 PM
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:

JBrunner
02-28-2007, 05:39 PM
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:


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

rwyoung
02-28-2007, 05:58 PM
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.

PaulH
02-28-2007, 06:22 PM
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.

JBrunner
03-01-2007, 10:12 AM
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.