Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/04/21

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Subject: [Leica] Re: how big it will print
From: robertmeier at (Robert Meier)
Date: Thu Apr 21 21:29:35 2005
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Your method sounds like it solves all the problems of framing and hanging 
really large prints.   What lab do you use?   and do they also do the 
laminating and mounting?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "JCB" <>
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Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 2:16 PM
Subject: [Leica] Re: how big it will print

> At 10:28 AM 4/21/2005, John W. Heintz wrote:
>>One question for the list: Any ideas for displaying such large prints 
>>acceptably (in a show) without expensive frames?
> I routinely print 30x40, 40x40, 48x48, and 48x60. I'm about to print a 
> 48x96 print. This is all inches, not cm. I have these hanging on my walls 
> and I sell a reasonable number of them.
> They are all mounted on 1/2" black foam core or Gatorfoam board. The print 
> is laminated with a 1.5 mil UV laminate (either glossy or satin,) 
> everything is trimmed flush, and I use a very narrow frame that I order 
> from Light Impressions (style #33, black.) It's 
> almost invisible and protects the edges of the foam mount board. I use the 
> Light Impressions hardware kit, string a picture hanging wire across the 
> back, and hang it.
> I've been doing this for a lot of years, this exact method, and have had 
> zero problems. Folks love the big prints and displayed this way, there are 
> no distractions to catch one's eye. All you see is the print. Actually, I 
> do all of my prints this way. 8x10 on up.
> JB
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