Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-18-2014, 10:41 AM   #21
Walt34's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 14,090
Originally Posted by HFWR View Post
I've had Walmart and/or Snapfish make 11x14 prints, then used a relatively cheap frame. An expensive frame would be overkill for my "decor"...

One thing I've noticed is the glare from photos on glossy paper...
Yes, it depends on the photo and the lighting in the room where it will be displayed.

I'm also rethinking about investing all the time, energy and money in framing tools since I'm not really sure that I'd actually make enough frames to save anything doing it myself rather than simply paying Michaels or an online framing shop to do it.

I'll wait until I read the books anyway. Right now I don't know enough to make a good decision which is why I bought the books.

One of the reasons I like to print my own is that I can pick the inks and paper. Canon claims that their dye based inks on quality paper will last 200 years if protected from ambient air in an album or glass in a frame. And I'm very fussy about colors being accurate and correct. Four-color production printers simply don't have the ability to be accurate. High-end printers use 12 different inks for a reason.

Walmart and drugstore photos will probably start fading within 10 years or sooner since they're competing on price, not quality. And depending on life's vicissitudes last week's casual snapshot can suddenly become a priceless memento.

That said, the family loves the Blurb photo books that I've done, those are on printed with four-color presses and they don't look bad. It'll be interesting to see when they start fading.

I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Home Construction 2 x4 or 2 x 6 framing runnerr Other topics 27 01-27-2013 10:17 AM
Framing TromboneAl Other topics 30 07-05-2009 11:52 AM
DIY Projects Jay_Gatsby Other topics 55 06-28-2008 08:05 PM
DIY'ers - What on-line account service do you use? Keopele FIRE and Money 14 07-16-2007 08:21 PM
DIY landscaping wabmester Other topics 40 07-23-2005 04:46 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:11 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.