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    I went to visit Fini Frames in Prahran this morning... but there was no sign of them, and the phone number didn't work either!! Does anyone know if they've ceased trading?

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    If it would help here are 3 good quality art framers in Melbourne:
    * Jarmin, 158 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, (9818 7751)
    * Chapman & Bailey, 420 Johnson Rd, Abbottsford, (9415 8666)
    * Greg Von Menge Framing, 19 Lorne St, Caulfield, (9571 9280)
    Just so you know, I have no connection with any of them other than having used them in the past. The quality from all of them were great but don't expect inexpensive prices. Cheers!

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    Neato! Jarmin is within walking distance...

    Some extra research suggests Fini Frames closed for good in September last year, which is a shame.

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    Frames usually (but not always) come with aesethically matched mats; might be OK for small galleries, but ditch the cheap, impure glass and invest in UV-retardant glass (often specified for gallery-exhibited prints e.g. Ilfochromes). IKEA frames have often less than precise mitres and flimsy glass. If the gallery you are exhibiting has particular presentation standards, follow those standards e.g. consistent framing right across the image range. A framer is the best friend you can have when preparing an exhibition, even though the DIY temptation can be overpowering.

    Museum-grade conservation framing is never, ever cheap: I average $195 each 460x305mm print, or $130 for a 20x20cm pinhole print. Wouldn't think of doing it myself for risk of stuffing up the matt or framing!
    “The photographer must determine how he wants the finished print to look before he exposes the negative.
    Before releasing the shutter, he must seek 'the flame of recognition,' a sense that the picture would reveal
    the greater mystery of things...more clearly than the eyes see."
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    Interesting that Ellie Young (Goldstreet) did the framing for Tim Rudman and they only have standard float glass, she doesn't see the need to use UV indoors.
    Last edited by SMBooth; 01-25-2011 at 06:19 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: grammer

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