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Offline AjTheGreat

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2014, 01:19:28 PM »
Well guess what just happened? I received a phone call just now saying "Hi Adrian, your poster is framed and ready for pick up." I responded with....are you serious? I was told it would take 2 weeks? (I started to panic). The lady who happened to call was the framer, so I told her what had happened when I called the other day and she said "Do you know who you talk to? We would NEVER staple/screw/ or use any type of adhesive on any artwork or poster". She said they have specific techniques that they are to use and ONLY allowed to do preservation framing techniques and no hodge podge framing will be done there.

She also stated that they do sometimes use archival preservation tape and Michael's protocol only allows it to be used on the matte (if matte is being used) and NEVER on posters or artwork. Lastly, she said they do use an acid free sealing tape on the frame to protect any chemicals or etc from coming in contact with the item.

So overall, I feel all my concerns were addressed and Im pretty sure my poster will be safe haha.

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2014, 01:32:08 PM »
From 2 weeks to one day!! WOW!

The sealing tape on the back makes sense... and good to know she reassured you that no tape is used on the poster or art itself...

So lets hope that bonehead kid you talked to last night had his hands no where near your frame or poster...

and that he left his staple gun and screw driver at home... hahaha!

Sounds like it will be nice. What color frame and mat did u get with your poster?



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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2014, 02:27:39 PM »
From 2 weeks to one day!! WOW!

The sealing tape on the back makes sense... and good to know she reassured you that no tape is used on the poster or art itself...

So lets hope that bonehead kid you talked to last night had his hands no where near your frame or poster...

and that he left his staple gun and screw driver at home... hahaha!

Sounds like it will be nice. What color frame and mat did u get with your poster?


I called you right before I posted Jeff haha. The poster looked a million times better under bright light (as oppose to my house where my basement light was sort of dim when I opened it). I never noticed how vibrant the colors really were, so I went with a cream color matte and a gold and black frame. I was gonna go with all gold so I can give it that vintage classic theater look, but the frame I ended up choosing gives it a clean modern look. Much better for the house of a young bachelor hahaha.
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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2014, 02:31:17 PM »
Sounds like it all came together ... so you picked it up, sounds like.

GOOD for you, AJ.

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2014, 03:10:40 PM »
Sounds like it all came together ... so you picked it up, sounds like.

GOOD for you, AJ.

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I didnt pick it up yet, gonna go in a few hours. Finishing up some work right now and will post pics asap.

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2014, 01:44:15 AM »
Picked up the poster today, and it looks great. The quality is A++

Will post pics in the morning.

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2014, 02:05:11 AM »
Picked up the poster today, and it looks great. The quality is A++

Will post pics in the morning.

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
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« Reply #33 on: November 27, 2014, 12:25:30 PM »
Looks very nice!  Also a good choice on the frame colours...






Also, also - your wall outlet is sideways and conflicts with my OCD  8)
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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2014, 12:42:28 PM »
Aj, that looks fantastic!

And that mat works VERY well, too!

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #35 on: November 27, 2014, 12:48:44 PM »

Also, also - your wall outlet is sideways and conflicts with my OCD  8)








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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #36 on: November 27, 2014, 01:31:48 PM »
Looks very nice!  Also a good choice on the frame colours...


Also, also - your wall outlet is sideways and conflicts with my OCD  8)

Hahaha, Its like that so the wires fit behind the flat screen that Im still too lazy to install.

Aj, that looks fantastic!

And that mat works VERY well, too!

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Thanks Jeff, its a cream color mat with a Gold/Espresso/Gold frame.  (From a distance it almost looks black)....but I love it.

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2014, 01:37:02 PM »
Sweetness, all the way around, Aj..

Great color combo!

And so much for the mat naysayers. It works great, IMO.

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2014, 01:38:52 PM »
Good work AJ nicely done.  What's the damage all in?

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« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2014, 02:24:08 PM »
Good work AJ nicely done.  What's the damage all in?

After the "70%" coupon it came out around $170 and some change, would have been about $30-$40 bucks cheaper but I got the masterpiece glass.
Overall, Im very happy with the construction and quality.

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #40 on: November 27, 2014, 02:25:07 PM »
After the "70%" coupon it came out around $170 and some change, would have been about $30-$40 bucks cheaper but I got the masterpiece glass.
Overall, Im very happy with the construction and quality.

Glass??

or UV plexi?



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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2014, 02:29:43 PM »
Glass??

or UV plexi?

Its glass, conservation masterpiece.

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2014, 02:35:51 PM »
Is the Conservation Masterpiece acrylic a lot more $$ than the glass?



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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #43 on: November 27, 2014, 02:38:32 PM »
Is the Conservation Masterpiece acrylic a lot more $$ than the glass?



I believe so, I cant remember the exact dollar amount. But I do remember passing on it haha.

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #44 on: March 03, 2017, 06:07:55 PM »
I know this is an old thread. But I went to Michaels 3 months ago.
To custom frame a 27x41 frame with a basic thin metal frame, they wanted $600. What a joke.

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #45 on: March 03, 2017, 06:10:04 PM »
600 bucks!?!  :o

Mike, they dont carry pre-made, cheap 27x41 frames?

Or maybe all those "off the rack" are 27x40?


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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2017, 06:12:06 PM »
They have those cheap 27x41 frame with the plastic cover and cardboard backing, but even with the 50% off coupon, its $50-60.
They used to carry the metal frame pre cuts at a very very decent price, but not anymore for some reason...

FYI, I am referring to the ones in  Canada, that I have been too. So not sure about the US ones.

It's amazing, when customers come in and you hear how much they pay, I feel like saying I can frame that cheaper for you. But I guess because its a name company, they go with them. But Extremely expensive where I am. Even for Foam Core. They won't even allow you to use coupons on full sheets
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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2018, 03:59:51 AM »
Bigmike and others:

I'm glad someone else noticed the spike in pricing for frames at Michaels. 

I have to tell you, I love Michaels frames and have had only positive experiences with them.  But they have gotten so expensive!  Back when I was in high school in the early 2000s, I got a lot of Belgian posters (around 14x22") framed by them in black matte aluminum frames.  The price before discount was around $50, then factor in the 40-50% off sales that they were running CONSTANTLY, and I could easily drop off two posters at once on my paper route money. 

Well, fast forward a decade or so, and the same poster will run you upwards of $160 WITH a discount!  So, that's an increase of about 5 TIMES within ten years.  Man, even real estate hasn't increased nearly that much.  Not to mention, our economy sucks (DANG, it was easier to find a job BEFORE I went to university!). 

So for a special job, I still would trust Michaels, because of the quality, but they are a chain store, so bear in mind that you may need to screen the teenage associates.  I was always able to tell them exactly what I wanted, and they delivered.  Never used dry-mounting or anything like that.  I tried pricing Hobby Lobby, but they didn't seem much cheaper, and I was very put off when I tried to buy some acid-free backing board, but nobody on staff could tell me whether the board was indeed acid-free or not. 

For standard frame-ups, I'd like to try americanframe.com.  Nice prices, but their acid-free backing is only 1/8th inch thick...  Sounds very thin to me.  Can anyone comment on how study or flimsy their framing material is?

OK, so funny story about my frames from Michaels.  A few years after having some things framed (I was probably in undergrad by now), I took the posters out of the frames, because I was concerned about the paper being pressed up against the glass, as I live in a rather humid environment (East Coast, anyone?).  I wasn't sure how I was going to approach the situation, but it wasn't urgent, since the posters in question were out of the frames (and when you're in undergrad, is anything ever urgent, except turning in your next paper?). 

I mentioned to my mother that I was considering selling some of the frames at our upcoming garage sale (thinking I could get a good chunk of money back to invest in an alternative, or.. more posters!).  Well, the day of the garage sale, I sauntered out of bed around 10 am, and my mom tells me, "Hey, good news, I sold almost all of you're frames!" 

I responded groggily... "Huh? Oh... really?  For how much?" 

She responded "Well I didn't know how much to charge, so I figured a dollar each, but then one guy wanted to buy the whole lot..."

"A DOLLAR??!!!!  EACH???!!!!"

Umm... yea.  Wasn't happy.  I still tease her about it to this day, but I'll never let her near my custom frames again! 

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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2018, 11:27:49 AM »

For standard frame-ups, I'd like to try americanframe.com.  Nice prices, but their acid-free backing is only 1/8th inch thick...  Sounds very thin to me.  Can anyone comment on how study or flimsy their framing material is?



I have nothing but positive things to say about Americanframe (although they are not super cheap).  They have quality materials and in my experience for my framing needs their acid free backing is rigid enough and works great.  My main issue is shipping in to Canada grrrrrr...
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Re: Michael's has 60% off on framing and 75% off next month.
« Reply #49 on: May 25, 2018, 02:01:47 PM »
Thanks, Chris.

I'll definitely try out Americanframe in future.