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Has anybody framed any uncut base sheets before?

Anybody know which type of plastic that could be used so I can see both front and back and is card friendly safe?
 
Posts: 766 | Location: Coventry, UK | Registered: July 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Has anybody framed any uncut base sheets before?

Anybody know which type of plastic that could be used so I can see both front and back and is card friendly safe?


Not an uncut base sheet, but I got the Star Trek ships plaques framed where you can see both sides. They have frames where they can substitute the backing board with glass at Michaels.
 
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It's not going to look as nice as a frame, but my LCS owner hangs some uncut sheets on the wall using large poster toploaders.

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I have some framed. There's a couple of things you should talk to the framer about. Perspex is lighter and you can also consider UV proof materials. These options are more expensive though.

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Where can I get a poster toploader from?

Are they UV, archive safe?
 
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UltraPro makes the really big toploaders in all sizes. The biggest one I have holds an uncut sheet of Corvette widevision cards. They are made from the same materials as the card size toploaders. I have had my uncut sheets in the same toploaders for over 20 years and there is no sign of discoloration on the sheet from the plastic. I bought my toploaders at the Philly show but I am sure you can get them on line. Shipping though will jack up the price quite a bit.
 
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Is anyone selling these in the UK?

Or

Shipping worldwide?
 
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Look at some prices and they charge $40 Eek for shipping
 
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I'll be honest, I'm pretty clueless as to whether or not this is a viable option in the UK, but you could try contacting a local comic book store if your LCS can't get them. Ultra Pro makes a lot of things outside of the sports card area (MTG related, comic book protectors, etc.)- and some might have them or at least a distributor in the area.

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what is the size ? the last show in london i went to they had poster toploaders there £4.95 each could be what your after lmk the size next time im there i will check for you john

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Look at some prices and they charge $40 Eek for shipping


That's why I never offered... I can buy the larger toploads, even stock a few.

But due to the size these have to ship rolled, and not too tight or they break. So the package is big and a tad heavy with the weight of the plastic and the cardboard. $40 isn't far off.

I don't know what custom framing costs in the UK, but the topload probably isn't the cheap solution if you have to have one shipped in.

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Most mass merchants sell cheap poster sized frames, but these aren't going to be UV resistant/acid free. . . If you really want something that is going to be UV resistant/acid free it's going to be expensive in that size. I'm not sure any typical card products are rated for UV protection -- I could be wrong though.

Good luck!

Jon
 
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Most mass merchants sell cheap poster sized frames, but these aren't going to be UV resistant/acid free. . . If you really want something that is going to be UV resistant/acid free it's going to be expensive in that size. I'm not sure any typical card products are rated for UV protection -- I could be wrong though.

Good luck!

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This is why I would recommend glass from a framing shop.
 
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what is the size ? the last show in london i went to they had poster toploaders there £4.95 each could be what your after lmk the size next time im there i will check for you john


Might be going to memorabilia in March so I will have a look there, but I dont remember seeing some last time.

john the hat - The size I'm looking for at the momment is 20" x 24" so the nearest size would be 24x36, see if they have a website or better still see if they will attend memorabilia
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i know they will be at nec, its paul who sells the comic folder holders

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Something archival safe would obviously be preferable, but I would advise against paying extra for any sort of UV protection as visible light (as opposed to direct sunlight) can also do serious damage over the long term.

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