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  • DW5741DW5741 Posts: 18


    Poster collection guard dog!

  • DW5741DW5741 Posts: 18
    Right on! Your wall looks great! Can you post more pics?  My dog isn’t much of a guard dog. Lol 
  • BLACK35BLACK35 Hanover, Ontario Posts: 20,570
    After I did the Moline poster (above), I figured I probably should do cool things with a couple others from 2014, too. So this is what I did with St. Paul and Cincinnati. Cincy I tried to play off the circles and lines in the Pendleton art. I think it was a good idea. Execution-wise, meh ... 










    That Cincy looks great!
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  • willbarclaywillbarclay Ottawa, Canada Posts: 2,222
    DW5741 said:
    Was this question answered? I never use Michael’s. Their employees might be trained to frame, or they may send them out, but I just don’t trust that over professional framing companies - large or small. There are several professional framing places where I live (in the DC area), and I look for groupons for them. Saves me a lot of money (my favorite one is for a $100 credit towards framing for $30) and they really know what they are doing. 


    Some people really don't like Michaels.

    I take mine there because its always the same girl who does it for me and she rocks. I trust her 100%

    It really depends on who you get at the store I think.

  • mikeliskamikeliska Posts: 184
    I agree.  I've used Michael's before and the guy I work with has put together some great frames for me (none of which have been gig posters actually).  They're expensive as hell though.
  • willbarclaywillbarclay Ottawa, Canada Posts: 2,222
    True, They are expensive. There are usually promotions going on too. Like 50% off custom framing. So id hate to see the overall price if it wasn't 50% off. Yikes.
  • mikeliskamikeliska Posts: 184
    Even with their ever-changing and always confusing array of discounts they're still expensive, or at least have been for me.
  • madtowndavemadtowndave Minneapolis, MNPosts: 3,842
    I've had all of mine done at Michaels. I usually wait til there's a 70% or 85% off promo, and it still runs $200-$300.
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  • DW5741DW5741 Posts: 18
    edited September 11
    Ok, agreed. It does depend who you have doing the framing, and if you have a regular person, that makes all the difference. 
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,272
    Michaels did a kick ass job for me, but yeah, they are expensive. Over $300 for mine AFTER the 50% discount. I had some gift cards for Michaels though, so easy decision. I really don't care where I go, as long as they do a good job and it's not a rip off.... with gift cards, it wasn't a rip. I don't see the reason for not liking Michaels for the job they do though. I have never seen anyone who had a Michaels job done who wasn't really happy with what they did. I guess it really must matter which store you go to, and that all the stores in my region are good.
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  • Micheal's has always done a great job for me too, but even with coupons they're expensive. I went there this past weekend to get in on their last deal (something like 70% + 25% off), and the two 12 year olds in the back talking and giggling never came out to see if they had any customers. It was the push I needed to start ordering from American Frame online.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,272
    edited September 11
    i would never attempt to my own matting because I know i'd fuck it up, so I'll never not take something to a professional framer, but that's just me. And I definitely can't fault Michaels staff where I am - they are all lovely.
    Michaels has a "we'll beat any competitor by 10%" clause or something, do they not? Doesn't that mean they would technically always be most affordable assuming one bothers to get proof of the competitor's pricing?
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,809
    How do you all afford to frame your posters?  I finally moved into a house about 3+ years ago.  About a year in I underwent the project to frame my posters.   Ended up framing about 20 of them.    I chose quantity over quality.   Brought them to a local framing shop and they did pretty simple custom cut frames.   Metal black frame with glass front.   About $50 (Canadian) each give or take $10 depending on the size.   That cost me well over $1000 to do.   Now when I get new ones I get them framed the same way so they match.  They look pretty good, but not as cool as the matted ones people post on here.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 42,272
    Zod said:
    How do you all afford to frame your posters?  I finally moved into a house about 3+ years ago.  About a year in I underwent the project to frame my posters.   Ended up framing about 20 of them.    I chose quantity over quality.   Brought them to a local framing shop and they did pretty simple custom cut frames.   Metal black frame with glass front.   About $50 (Canadian) each give or take $10 depending on the size.   That cost me well over $1000 to do.   Now when I get new ones I get them framed the same way so they match.  They look pretty good, but not as cool as the matted ones people post on here.
      i cant afford it. But i love a fancy frame job, so I told my family to give me GCs for the framers for my bday and xmas, lol. I will continue to do this so that I can get a couple more framed the same way.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • jhager79jhager79 Kitchener Ontario Posts: 107
    PJ_Soul said:
    Zod said:
    How do you all afford to frame your posters?  I finally moved into a house about 3+ years ago.  About a year in I underwent the project to frame my posters.   Ended up framing about 20 of them.    I chose quantity over quality.   Brought them to a local framing shop and they did pretty simple custom cut frames.   Metal black frame with glass front.   About $50 (Canadian) each give or take $10 depending on the size.   That cost me well over $1000 to do.   Now when I get new ones I get them framed the same way so they match.  They look pretty good, but not as cool as the matted ones people post on here.
      i cant afford it. But i love a fancy frame job, so I told my family to give me GCs for the framers for my bday and xmas, lol. I will continue to do this so that I can get a couple more framed the same way.
    I frame mine as I get them with frames from Micheals, also purchased a used mat cutting kit and am trying to keep the costs down that way.
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  • JB56195JB56195 Posts: 231
    Where do people find the setlists to put in their frames.  Cool idea.

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    I'm a Hobby Lobby guy.
  • hadfiiwhadfiiw Posts: 128
    Zod said:
    How do you all afford to frame your posters?  I finally moved into a house about 3+ years ago.  About a year in I underwent the project to frame my posters.   Ended up framing about 20 of them.    I chose quantity over quality.   Brought them to a local framing shop and they did pretty simple custom cut frames.   Metal black frame with glass front.   About $50 (Canadian) each give or take $10 depending on the size.   That cost me well over $1000 to do.   Now when I get new ones I get them framed the same way so they match.  They look pretty good, but not as cool as the matted ones people post on here.

    My b-day and fathers day is only a week (or so) apart so my family will get me a combo b-day and fathers day gift of a framed poster.

    It is expensive but I had blank walls before I started framing posters.  I can't imagine anything else up there.

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  • OceansJennyOceansJenny Manhattan, NYPosts: 1,072
    edited September 12


    Poster collection guard dog!
    This is awesome!! Love the consistency. Perfect way to display and not have it look like it’s a Pearl Jam takeover :lol:
    Post edited by OceansJenny on
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    The Vic '07 - Lollapalooza '07
    DC '08 - EV DC 1 & 2 '08 (Met Ed!!) - EV Baltimore 1 & 2 '09
    EV NYC 1 '11 (Met Ed!) - Hartford '13
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  • MilestoneMilestone Posts: 801
    Is it appropriate to post a photo in this thread? Or are links preferred? 
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  • ZodZod Posts: 5,809
    edited September 12
    hadfiiw said:
    Zod said:
    How do you all afford to frame your posters?  I finally moved into a house about 3+ years ago.  About a year in I underwent the project to frame my posters.   Ended up framing about 20 of them.    I chose quantity over quality.   Brought them to a local framing shop and they did pretty simple custom cut frames.   Metal black frame with glass front.   About $50 (Canadian) each give or take $10 depending on the size.   That cost me well over $1000 to do.   Now when I get new ones I get them framed the same way so they match.  They look pretty good, but not as cool as the matted ones people post on here.

    My b-day and fathers day is only a week (or so) apart so my family will get me a combo b-day and fathers day gift of a framed poster.

    It is expensive but I had blank walls before I started framing posters.  I can't imagine anything else up there.

    Our house is the same way.   We had nothing on the walls, and one day we bought a 3 piece print of a lake and mountains and put it over the couch (because it felt like the adult thing to do).    Ever since it's been framing the concert posters I've been collecting for 20 years.    I was mildly concerned coverings one house in concert posters wasn't a very adult thing to do, but it's very much an "us" thing to do, because we like going to concerts and it's a big part of our lives.   The hard part has been finding some non PJ posters to mix it up a bit.   PJ has been doing them over 20 years, but most other bands I've started going to only started this decade. 

    I might not matte them given my budget constraints, but I'm pretty happy with the custom framing for them.  Each one looks framed perfectly.    The problem now is slowly running out wall space.   I brought 3 more in for framing today (Seattle 2018, QoTSA Victoria '18, and Foo Fighters Vancouver '18).    It's going to be interesting when I get them back :)
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  • MilestoneMilestone Posts: 801
    The hard part has been finding some non PJ posters to mix it up a bit.   PJ has been doing them over 20 years, but most other bands I've started going to only started this decade.
    My 3 favorite bands of my era (the past 25 years) all have done great posters over the years. My walls are covered. Blessing and a curse: 

    Pearl Jam
    Black Crowes 
    Widespread Panic
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 11,726
    Does UV reactive mat board exist? Like if you shine a torch to it, a hidden pattern or texture is revealed? If it doesn’t exist, it should.
  • MilestoneMilestone Posts: 801

    11-2-2000 Portland. 12-8-2002 Seattle. 4-18-2003 Nashville. 5-30-2003 Vancouver. 10-25-2003 Bridge School. 9-2-2005 Vancouver.
    7-6-2006 Las Vegas. 7-20-2006 Portland. 7-22-2006 Gorge. 9-21-2009 Seattle. 9-22-2009 Seattle. 9-26-2009 Ridgefield. 9-25-2011 Vancouver.
    11-29-2013 Portland. 10-16-2014 Detroit. 8-8-2018 Seattle. 8-10-2018 Seattle. 8-13-2018 Missoula.
  • ZodZod Posts: 5,809
    Milestone said:
    The hard part has been finding some non PJ posters to mix it up a bit.   PJ has been doing them over 20 years, but most other bands I've started going to only started this decade.
    My 3 favorite bands of my era (the past 25 years) all have done great posters over the years. My walls are covered. Blessing and a curse: 

    Pearl Jam
    Black Crowes 
    Widespread Panic
    I haven't been as lucky.  My oldest non-pj posters are a smashing pumpkins one from the mellon collie tour (which isn't a show sold print, it's the advertising one signed by the artist).   I think the first non-pj, bought at the show one I have is NIN from 2005.   Then AIC from 2010, Tool 2010, Soundgarden 2011, Metallica 2012, Soundgarden 2013,  Chris Cornell 2015, Tragically Hip 2016, GnR 2016, ToTD 2016.   Then the Foo Fighters and QoTSA ones I dropped off today.     Not a bad ratio.  That's about 13 non-pj to 15ish PJ.
  • Does UV reactive mat board exist? Like if you shine a torch to it, a hidden pattern or texture is revealed? If it doesn’t exist, it should.
    I'm sure there's probably something out there. You could always use some blacklight paint on black matting to make whatever design you want. 
  • madtowndavemadtowndave Minneapolis, MNPosts: 3,842
    I only have one print left to frame from Jack White's Minneapolis show last month. Stuck on trying to figure out mat colors.
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  • DW5741DW5741 Posts: 18
    Post a picture of it. 
  • willbarclaywillbarclay Ottawa, Canada Posts: 2,222
    I only have one print left to frame from Jack White's Minneapolis show last month. Stuck on trying to figure out mat colors.

    I can take a wild guess. Blue
  • KICK7071KICK7071 In My Tree, ONPosts: 360
    I only have one print left to frame from Jack White's Minneapolis show last month. Stuck on trying to figure out mat colors.

    I can take a wild guess. Blue
     :o how'd ya know??  haha    He has some pretty nice posters this tour...
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