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    For general display, I put platinum prints behind glass to protect them. But, I use frames with quick release clips. When I am showing the prints to photographers or others who can truely appreciate them, I just snap out four clips, take out the print and pass it around.

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    That is a good Idea Allen, are the frames readily available? How about a high quality plastic instead of glass?
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    Hi Dave,

    I buy the frames at Michaels at the mall. I wait for them to go on sale and then stock up on them. I matt to standard sizes so I don't have to keep alot of different sizes on hand. The frames I use are sometimes called Weston Frames. The mount is held in place by four clips or springs on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Friday View Post
    Hi Dave,

    I buy the frames at Michaels at the mall. I wait for them to go on sale and then stock up on them. I matt to standard sizes so I don't have to keep alot of different sizes on hand. The frames I use are sometimes called Weston Frames. The mount is held in place by four clips or springs on the back.

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    Dave- when it comes to framing, high quality plastic is an oxymoron. Especially when framing platinum/palladium prints . Utrecht art supply has a selection of metal or wood frames that look quite nice and are inexpensive, and easy to open/close.

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    I think he meant something like Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Shiu View Post
    I think he meant something like Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic.

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    There are several plastic companys here in Vegas that manufacture end product for the gaming industry...awhile back I was shown some really nice acrylic for museum use that inhibited UV and also was quite scratch resistant. It looked really good, and of course as opposed to glass was quite light weight.....was thinking of the out door art show scene etc and having all that glass weight; Here it goes on slot machine fronts, displays and for display cases for expensive sports paraphanalia etc, using that plastic with Allen's frame idea I thought might be worth a shot.
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    The last time I showed a collection of prints without glass in a public exhibition, I did have one idiot actually touch one. Would I do it again - yes - I think glass hides the best qualities of platinum and the other iron-based processes. It's a risk, but in this case I believe it to be a risk worth taking.

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    Dave-

    it might work- most of the plastic I've seen used in framing is not rigid enough on its own, and will eventually bow out under the pressure of the clips. That's what I meant by high quality plastic and framing being an oxymoron. Even the high-end acrylics I've seen applied in frames (even the Tru Vue) scratch fairly easily.

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