Displaying 17x22 prints

Started Apr 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
Hugowolf
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Re: Displaying 17x22 prints
In reply to cortlander1, Apr 5, 2013

cortlander1 wrote:

Hugowolf wrote:

You can rotate framed prints. Change them out periodically. Metal frames with spring steal clips make this easy to accomplish. If you go for better quality wooden frames, then all you need is a framing point driver:
http://www.framingsupplies.com/Fletcher/FletcherPointDriver.htm

My father in-law used a couple of display easels, with a stack of matted and backed, but unframed prints on each. He would put the top one to the back every few days. And, if you wanted, you could easily flip through them. There are lots of designs:
http://www.dickblick.com/buy/category/display-easel

And while we are there, you may want to consider 17 x 25 inch paper. It is a much better ratio for most things. It gives you a 16 x 24 inch (2:3 ratio) image with 1/2 inch borders all round. 13 x 19 inch paper does the same for a 12 x 18 inch print.

Brian A

Brian, rotating framed prints was one of the first thoughts that came to my mind, but I did not know enough to judge if it was practical. I have been reading your informative posts in this forum and do value your opinion. So, as you have suggested, I will start with a few metal frames. I would need matte and backing and tape or corners along with the frame, right?

Depends on how you want to do it. You could hinge mount to the mat and use the same backing board each time, storing each print with its mat. Since acid free foamboard isn't expensive, you could hinge to the backboard and store the whole sandwich (mat, print, backboard).

17x25 paper would be ideal and I do not understand why Epson does not have a selection like they do for 17x22. I saw Red River has some, but none seemed exciting. Do you have any suggestions, and are profiles for these available?

I have a larger format roll feed printer, so it really isn't a problem for me; but apart from RedRiver, Harman Gloss Baryta 320 g/m² comes in 17 x 25 inches, as do several Moab and Innova papers. Innova also have a few in 17 x 38 inches, the max print length of the 3880 being 37.4 inches.

I prefer sheets to rolls, so I have a lot of paper in 24 x 36 inches (Canson, Hahnemühle, Museo), which will cut down to 17 x 24 inches, with just a 2 inch strip of waste. Or two 12 x 36 inch panos with no waste.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?atclk=Sheet+Size_24x36%22+%5bArch+D%5d&ci=1118&N=4077634583+4131098805+4290482481+4294955742

You have to shop around a little to realize the full selection. You might find twelve at one place, and eight at another, but of those eight, two might not be in the original dozen. Look at Atlex, their sister company itSupplies, and Shades of Paper.

Brian A

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