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  • #3771

    Anonymous

    I’ve just received a 40 * 50cm window mount so that my photo “Minimal Defence” can be entered into the 5 Towns. After already being appalled at the £17 plus it cost me once delivery was included (from Cotswold Mounts), I was annoyed to find that it didn’t even have a backing board with it!

    Anyway, rather than paying another exorbitant amount to order a backing board, I was wondering if some kind soul would be able to cut one for me. Of course I’ll pay for it (hopefully not £17 though!).

    Can’t say this experience has encouraged me to enter the print competitions!

    #3773

    D. Williams
    Participant

    Good grief that is expensive Darren!  For future info Baileys at Dagfields are much cheaper and more local.  Best if you can collect of course.

    http://www.baileyarts.co.uk/images/price_list/2009-Mount-Prices.pdf

    http://www.baileyarts.co.uk/

    I am sure someone can find something for you.  Meg and I have used all sorts as backing in the past.  See us on Thurs if no one else comes up with anything.

    #3775

    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    Dee >>> Bailey’s 20″x16″ mounts (c. 50cm x 40cm) only offer 4:3 aspect ratio image cut-outs on the price list you give.  Do they offer the more usual 3:2 aspect ratio of standard camera frames? (Example cut-out sizes would be, say, 12″ x 8″ or 9″ x 6″)

     

    #3776

    D. Williams
    Participant

    I think the do any custom size mount and aperture you want for about £4 Ian if you ask nicely.  Postage is always the killer.  Price list was just to show they are cheap in general.  Best to talk to them or drop in as I have found phone quotes to be higher than going in person. Take the print with you so you get a good colour match and they can measure it.

    We really should negotiate a club special set price for this sort of thing at suppliers or at least a discount.

    I should have a mount cutter very soon so this kind of problem will be over for me! Yay!!!! 🙂  Then I have to learn how to use it (not so Yay! 🙁  )

     

     

    #3778

    Anonymous

    WE have discussed this problem before–never been to Dagfields -but know a recomendation from Delores is  top drawer stuff. But also ,look at “PICTURELIZARD”     VERY VERY GOOD–CUSTOM TO YOUR NEEDS -not expensive.0845-4747-842   UNIT 2 COBHAM CENTRE WESTLEA   SWINDON   SN5 7UJ

    #3787

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    To get back to your query Darren, I’ll do that for you – I’m only sorry that it has cost so much already. Producing a print is expensive enough without getting into  costs  like that.

    See you tomorrow

    #3788

    Anonymous

    Thanks for you posts. A trip to Dagfields might be in order!

    #3789

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Please do not use   20x16in mounts!

    They are not the same as 40 ax 50 cm (a bit too circa,  Ian)

    If you submit a 20×16 to the L&CPU  it will bedisqualified.

    #3790

    D. Williams
    Participant

    Baileys do the 40 x 50 cm mounts.  Just ask.

    I purchased a discounted wonderful quality 20 x 16in mount from hobbycraft (the only size the do) only to realise my mistake too late.  It is unfortunately such good quality and so tough that I can’t even cut it down.  Speaking of which I recommend beginners avoiding conservation quality Daler Rowney mountboard.  More expensive and it is also incredibly hard to cut compared to the standard version.

    #3792

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Yes, but do make sure. Older 20×16 stock may be sold as 40x50cm.

    (L&CPU hat on) We have been moving over to 40×50 for the last 10 years and it is only in the last two that some have realised that 20×16 and 40×50 are not the same (it took mass disqualifications in the end!).

     

    #3793

    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Yes, but do make sure. Older 20×16 stock may be sold as 40x50cm.

    (L&CPU hat on) We have been moving over to 40×50 for the last 10 years and it is only in the last two that some have realised that 20×16 and 40×50 are not the same (it took mass disqualifications in the end!).

     

    #3794

    Anonymous

    John, thanks for your offer! That would be great! We must have posted at identical times yesterday!

    See you this evening!

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