I'm not sure exactly where to post this question, but I'll put it here as the closest I can come. I want to print several of my photos and put them in premade frames to spiff up my cubicle at work. I can prints standard sizes. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, economical, online source?
They also have a frame simulator where you can download a photo and see how it looks once framed with your choice of mat and frame. Width and color for frame and mat are customizable in their simulator. Great tool that is free and you don't have to buy to try it.
If you are talking really inexpensive and non-archival == then check out Target. They have simple black or white wood frames which are clean looking and very well priced. Also, for high quality at good prices there's A.I.Friedman if you want to order on line. http://www.aifriedman.com/browse.cfm/picture-frames/2,3.html 60% off list prices. There's also always Ikea if you are near one. Can't get less expensive. Rima
For several years, I have been getting my frames from FrameDestination, which someone else already mentioned. They have low prices and shipping is relatively inexpensive. A big plus is their very attentive customer relations people; they have called me on the occasions when I forget to specify "no points" for a frame because they noticed that is the way I usually order them.
They will make any size you want for a small set-up fee, including frames, mats, and glazing. For a long time, FD just offered fairly simple black wood and metal frames, but now has some fancier frames at reasonable prices. I especially like their simple stained wood frames for many of my prints.
FD provides online instructions on how to mount photos using hanging tissues and most everything you need to know to frame your prints.
I prefer to use 3M's 568 Repositionable Adhesive to mount my photos to GatorFoam so they don't develop waves and then spray them with PremierArt Print Shield so they don't need to be covered with glazing, but that is another story; Frame Destination does not provide any information about that.
> >I prefer to use 3M's 568 Repositionable Adhesive to mount my >photos to GatorFoam so they don't develop waves and then spray >them with PremierArt Print Shield so they don't need to be >covered with glazing, but that is another story; > I have extensive experience with Eco Print Shield (water based) on canvas and have found one paper that works well with the product. I know the lacquer based Print Shield works well with fine art papers but would like to know if it is compatible with less absorptive papers like Epson gloss and satin finishes. Have you tried it with these types of papers?
Thanks for your response. I just placed an order with FD and found your experience to match mine. I found a beautiful wood frame that went perfectly with the image. I screwed up the order online, but a phone call gave me a knowledgeable person with help so I could complete my order correctly. If the delivered product matches their website, this will be my "go to" frame supplier. I'm looking forward to receiving my order.