Examples of some Framing & mounting Options

Frames and Mounts Metro Imaging have some useful photographs of different framing and mounting techniques including: Light Boxes Mounting to almuinium with split batons Face mounting to perpsex / plexi (Diasec mounting) Box Frame Floating Box Frame Classic Photo Frame Keyline Photo Frame Tray Photo Frame http://www.metroimaging.co.uk/photographic-framing-mounting See our list of suppliers for other framers who can also offer most of these services http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/know/148 Here’s a picture of a float mounted print. The print is attached with archival tape to a mount board so the print is not flattened but sits on top of the board. Float mounted prints are Read more

Where to buy cheap paint

We stock: • Emulsion paint for walls and ceilings (vinyl matt and silk) • Kitchen and bathroom paint • Paint for interior and exterior wood and metal (gloss, satinwood and eggshell) • Undercoats and primers • Masonry paint for exterior brickwork • Varnishes and woodstains • Floor and tile paint Reclaimed paint is available in a wide range of colours and sizes – from 750ml to 10 litres. A range of ‘as new’ paint donated from commercial sources is also available.     Reclaimed paint is available from the following locations for a suggested donation of £1 per litre: FRP Read more

Slides made from digital

One of the few remaining places to have slides made from digital files. 35mm, medium format and large format. Also offer negatives printing. http://www.gammatech.com   This company is in the USA. While it may seem extreme to order slides over such a distance, it is worth it in terms of customer service, speed, cost and importantly quality. A number of staff members use these slides in artwork, after having many problems with more local suppliers.

Ilford Labs – black and white prints

ILFORD LAB DIRECT Now for the first time our customers will be able to use our secure website to pay for film processing online or upload digital B&W files direct to our server. Alongside our online services we continue to sell process paid films and mailers through popular photographic dealers giving our customers even greater choice. We believe there will always be demand for traditional silver gelatin prints and we are passionate about making the highest quality black and white prints whether from film or digital files. Our company has 130 years experience of producing the best black and white Read more

USB flash Drives

Remember never to use flash drives as storgae for the only copy of a file. Flash drives are easily damaged (physically, or by magnetic fields or electrical peaks) or easy to lose. Use them only to keep copies of files to hand or for transferring files about. Considering how easy they are to lose, consider encrypting your drive if using for personal files: instructions for encrypting your USB flash drive. If for are looking for a USB flash drive, SanDisk are reliable and are good value when comparing quality, design and price. Some Amazon.co.uk links for connivence SanDisk 8GB Cruzer Read more

Mounting and Framing – London

For mounting please contact Tapestry   After many different jobs, our primary recommendation is Canonbury Arts: Canonbury arts 65 Halliford Street Islington London N1 3HF tel. 020 7226 4652 email sc@canonburyarts.co.uk Google Maps: http://g.co/maps/uvsau   other framers dealing with artists include:   Lock & Davies 89 Goldsmiths Row London E2 8QR Speak to Martin (at Lock & Davis). This place is good for smaller work. Good prices 020 7684 7390 info@lockanddavies.co.uk Simon Beaugié Picture Framers ltd Manor Farm Workshops, Hamstreet Road, Shadoxhurst Ashford Kent TN26 1NW Affordable quality framers as they are based outside of London. Pick up the work from your studio and Read more

Photographic Processing and Printing – London

Staff top recommendation: Tapestry 254-258 Goswell Road London EC1V 7EB digital C-type (Lambda up to 48”/125cm wide) and Giclee inkjet printing. Print Mounting 020 7250 1700 Other places in London: Michael Dyers Associates 81a Endell Street London WC2H 9DX Large scale colour and black and white hand prints from negatives. Some dgital services including giclee printing 020 7836 8354 Metro Imaging 32 Great Sutton Street London EC1V 0NB Monday to Friday 8am-7pm Digital and analogue printing & processing for colour and black and white. Print Mounting 020 7865 0000 The Print Space 74 Kingsland Road London E2 8DL Self service Read more

Darkroom & studio hire

Four Corners Darkroom 121 Roman Road Tower Hamlets Greater London E2 0QN 020 8981 6111 Rapid Eye 79 Leonard Street London EC2A 4QS Phone 0871 873 1257 Photofusion 17a Electric Lane London SW9 8LA digital Scanning, studio hire, gallery, darkroom hire 020 77385774

Photographic Materials Suppliers

Process Supplies 13-25 Mount Pleasant, London WC1X 0AR, 020 7837 2179 Calumet 93-103 Drummond Street London NW1 2HJ 020 7380 1144 Jessops 63-69 New Oxford Street, Holborn London WC1A 1DG 020 7240 6077 Kingsely Photographic 93 Tottenham Court Road London W1T 4HL 020 7436 8700 Jacobs 74 New Oxford Street, Holborn London WC1A 1EU 020 7436 5544