MemberJuly 13, 2007 at 7:04 am
Thought I would post some pictures that we have had printed. I framed the prints myself to try to keep the cost down as much as possible. Had quotes to frame them ranging from $85.00 to $145.00. finished framed size is 1mtr x 600. I have not sold any as yet. Your opinions would be appreciated.
MemberJuly 13, 2007 at 7:20 am
hey Graham is this stretched canvas?
MemberJuly 13, 2007 at 8:17 am
Hey nice mate. Your a talented fellow. Did you do framing as a hobby in the past?
Is that piccie a Graham and Elise original? :lol1:
How much do you think you’ll sell it for do you reckon. You’d have a market for sea side images too I guess.
Well done, thanks for sharing.
(sorry for all the questions… 😳 )
MemberJuly 14, 2007 at 1:18 am
Thanks for the replies,
In answer to questions Yes it is stretched canvas.
No it is not our original we have a total of 20 canvas prints that we have done all about the same size. We are trying to get $149.00 each but up until now not luck, but I have got to admit I have only shown them once.
As for the framing Shane no I have never a framing course just very good with carpentry. When it came to doing the frame I did some research into the material (wood) the timber is called stretcher bar, and is made for this job, it is also kiln dried. I also bought the tool to stretch the canvas, had to modify it to make it work better. I was going to put more on the boards to show you but my upload speed is like watching grass grow, I will load a couple more on when I am not using the computer.
Thanks all for the inquiries
MemberJuly 14, 2007 at 1:20 am
Sorry the boat capsized
MemberJuly 14, 2007 at 2:50 am
Very nice work Graham.
Are you profiling your frames with a router?
MemberJuly 14, 2007 at 4:05 am
Yes, nice work there Graham. I must say that I think $150 for a 1000 x 600 stretched canvas print (I assume you also liquid laminate) is far too cheap. I’d be double that or down at the pub instead 😀
MemberJuly 14, 2007 at 4:27 am
Yeh I agree with Bill if its your own artwork its too cheap. Even with someone else’s artwork it’s cheaper then what I would charge them to print and frame it.
MemberJuly 14, 2007 at 5:34 am
I agree with what you say, but the town we live in are mostly made up of retirees and the younger ones are battling to survive. The timber I use is made specially for this work it comes with a rebated edge, so all that work is done for you. Yes I do liquid laminate them. Might have to take a trip to Sydney to sell them.
How much do they sell for where you both are out of point of interest.
MemberJuly 14, 2007 at 5:56 am
Graham, I love em. The gold coat one looks familiar :lol1:
Way too cheap tho mate. I was at a framer yesterday getting some of my own stuff done, and he charges $300 to $400 just for the canvas 😮
They have beach markets here at Kirra and Surfers Paradise, you’d get $250 easily looking at what is available there now.
I have a mate that sells white canvas with Japanese text on them, basic stuff, and he gets $150 without a quibble..
MemberJuly 14, 2007 at 7:02 am
Graham, I recently quoted stretched canvas prints as part of a larger restaurant job I’m currently doing – 3 prints at 600 x 900 each using client supplied photos. I only charged $295 each as they’re part of a full signage job.
FWIW, I’ve often found that people don’t respect your hard work if they get it for nothing 😉
MemberJuly 14, 2007 at 8:13 amquote Bill McMurtry:
I agree with that 100%
MemberJuly 14, 2007 at 9:17 am
thanks for your input, It is appreciate.
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