8 x 10 movie stills

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8 x 10 movie stills

Unread post by Scar Face » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:38 am

Hi what do you hear what do you say, I collect movie stills from old gangster pictures and I've only started buying 8 x10's in the last year or two and have a couple but i've noticed that they often don't fit in the 8x10 frame. they are just a bit too big. does anyone know of a good solution?

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Re: 8 x 10 movie stills

Unread post by Nick_M » Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:28 am

Buy a larger frame and use a matte.

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Re: 8 x 10 movie stills

Unread post by Scar Face » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:09 am

any other options? not a fan of mattes

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Re: 8 x 10 movie stills

Unread post by silentfilm » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:11 am

I just ran into the same problem a couple of weeks ago. We were having a Cary Grant film festival and I got out some of my vintage stills and tried to put them into a normal 8x10 frame for displaying in the lobby. They were just a hair too long.

My only suggestion is to slightly trim the edges if you have to use an 8x10 frame. All of the stills that I have displayed at home are in mattes because the missus says that looks more decorative.

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Re: 8 x 10 movie stills

Unread post by Scar Face » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:19 pm

ok thanks are these stills all cut at randomly different sizes i guess or do many run slightly larger than 10? is it all about finding the right frame..do some frames run a little bigger than others

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Re: 8 x 10 movie stills

Unread post by Rick Lanham » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:57 pm

You could always scan them, or have them scanned. Then a copy could be printed out that could fit in any frame you like. The original would be safe. (not trimmed or mounted touching glass, etc.)

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Re: 8 x 10 movie stills

Unread post by Scar Face » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:19 pm

Rick Lanham wrote:You could always scan them, or have them scanned. Then a copy could be printed out that could fit in any frame you like. The original would be safe. (not trimmed or mounted touching glass, etc.)

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does glass really damage the prints?

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glass

Unread post by JFK » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:20 pm

I'm guessing that glass is inert but you don't want contact because of
water condensation on the inner side of the glass touching the photo,
chemical decomposition in a photo that might cause the photo to adhere to the glass,
pressure creases that might form on a photo that is wider/taller than the glass pane.
Also, if your photo is extremely dear, you might want to get a glass that is treated to
guard against the more harmful light components:
e.g. ultra-violet rays and Martian laser beams

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Re: 8 x 10 movie stills

Unread post by Rick Lanham » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:55 pm

What he said.
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Re: 8 x 10 movie stills

Unread post by Scar Face » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:18 pm

interesting....i'm not collecting anything too expensive...movie stills of egr, cagney and muni....especially ones with their pipes. wonder if my boss is aware...he is a collector of photography...some very valuable...i see many photographs stored in frames with glass

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