Printing and Framing Images- Material Sources

In my previous post – Upcoming Exhibits I talked about how important bringing your images in for critique is.

Now I will talk about sources for printing and framing your wonderful image for exhibition.

Getting your images printed:

A few months back we toured West Side Reprographics they can print on all surfaces and have great rates. The tour of the facility was informative and the finished product they put out is topnotch.

FYI they also give Lighthouse Camera Club Members a discount so don’t forget to mention you are a member when sending your files for print services.

Also– remember all exhibits we participate in require a wire for hanging the piece. So, if you have your photo printed on Metal or Lexan make sure you have them setup the mount so it can have a wire attached for hanging.

Frames and Mats:

I order all my frames and mats from Jerry’s Artarama. They have excellent customer service and ordering is easy. They have all sizes and once you pick a frame the mats are easy to choose by following the frame size.

Here are the links:

Ambiance Gallery Wood Frames note these have 1/16″ Acrylic glazing

Pyramid Pre-Cut Mat Packs with Crystal Seal Bags

Please keep in mind that the frames can be ordered in bulk which saves money over buying one at a time and pre-cut mats come in Packs of 10. So, you may what to get together with other club members and split the cost.

If you only need one frame you can also try Frames By Mail which was a suggestion by David Scholl one of our members.

If you have comments or suggestions post them in the comments section or e-mail them to

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About Photography By Steve daPonte

Florida Native with a love for the sights and sounds around us that are often overlooked. Welcome to Photography By Steve daPonte The world around us is full of images that are dynamic and ever changing with time. Photography captures these little slices of time, moments that pass mostly unoticed and taken for granted in our daily lives. Every photograph a visual story of life and being alive in a glorious world of line, space, color and motion.

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