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    Default Where can i buy nice photo frames?

    It's for this picture:




    This picture is of 3008x1112 resolution. So i'd need a frame that is more paranoma. Probably in the range of 12 x 4 inch... Doesn't matter if the longer or shorter side is cropped a little, as long as it can fit nicely in the frame, it's good.

    I've taken a look at IKEA's latest catalog, the selection for the frame i want is very limited, I couldn't find what i want, and those that is suitable are too big for my appetite! And i don't need top-notch quality. Nice to see can already. Hehehe

    So is there any good frame shops anyone can recommend? Budget is very IKEAish, so less than S$20.

    Something like this is good, without the 2 picture dividers in the middle of course!
    http://ikea.com.sg/products/product_display.asp?id=1809

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    Default Re: Where can i buy nice photo frames?

    unfortunately IKEA frames still seem to be the most affordable off the shelf if you are talking about odd sizes like panoramic ones. and most readily available.

    For the one you linked to, you could just remove the mat so you can use the whole frame.

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    Default Re: Where can i buy nice photo frames?

    The ratio of your photo is 1:3, and the ikea frame is 1:2, think to fit in your budget is to get the frame ikea and DIY the matte.

    Or else you can have custom made frame from framemaker, may be over your budget.

    Hope this help.

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    Default Re: Where can i buy nice photo frames?

    Thanks guys...

    Yes it's really hard to find. I was at Orchard earlier this afternoon, and most of the frames they have are standard 3:2 format... Looks like I have to get some quotations from frame makers.

    The IKEA aspect ratio is ideal, however it's way too big! 50x20cm! I'm going to piggyback 2 of these to Cameron Highlands for a family trip, then down to KL to present to 2 of my friends.

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    Default Re: Where can i buy nice photo frames?

    i'm also interested in getting some creative stylish frames for some of my pics. can't seem to find anything nice =\. either its very expensive or just looks normal.
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    Default Re: Where can i buy nice photo frames?

    Hmm need some help here..

    I checked out some neighbourhood frame shops as well as some factory that supplies frames to those shops. They only have the pretty much standard frames, but i'm looking for light brown, something like beech or pine (alike those IKEA's frames). But the only light brown they carry is abit too yellowish.

    Otherwise, do you guys think I should use black?

    I've enquired the price, for my picture (260x100mm) + a 2in border, it will cost S$25. Is this cheap?

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    Default Re: Where can i buy nice photo frames?

    Artfriend, DIY.

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    Default Re: Where can i buy nice photo frames?

    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    Artfriend, DIY.
    artfriend, DIY! no joke! anyway im going to bras basah tomoro and enquire about custom frames.. hope i can find..

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    Default Re: Where can i buy nice photo frames?

    i wonder if u managed to find a frame for your print?
    i'm looking for a frame to fit my 1:3 ratio print, most likely in 4x12in or 6x18in.

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    Default Re: Where can i buy nice photo frames?

    I got it done at one of the neighbourhood shop. Frames were really limited, but no choice...

    Got 2 inch border.

    Cost of 1 frame + glass = S$25.

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    Default Re: Where can i buy nice photo frames?

    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    Artfriend, DIY.
    Agrees... DIY is a good idea... You can go to Spot Light in Plaza Singapura, they have a lot of materials that you can choose to make your own frame. There is another shop in PS esp famous of DIY frame, but I am not sure about the name, you can check it out, either in 3rd floor or fourth if I am not wrong, near the washroom side.

    All the best!

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    Default Re: Where can i buy nice photo frames?

    ah,... thanks. i may not need the glass as i will be printing on metallic paper, which i guess will be cheaper for the frames...

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