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where to buy 8x12 frames?

Discussion in 'For Sale and Lost & Found' started by sonnguyen, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. sonnguyen

    sonnguyen New Member

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    Does anyone know where I can buy 8x12 frames locally at reasonable prices ($20-30 ballpark...hopefully...realizing it's not a standard size)? The big places (e.g., A.C. Moore) don't carry them. And I'd rather not buy online without seeing them first. [An 8x12 is the same aspect ratio (height:width) as a 4x6.]

    My photography is done with a 3:2 framing in mind, and I can't crop some of them to 8x10 without ruining my intended shot.

    Thanks!

    Some of my babies that I want to keep "wide":

     
  2. napper

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    Hmmm...8x12 has always been a normal size for me. AC Moore, Walmart, Target all have that size. Good luck.
     
  3. sonnguyen

    sonnguyen New Member

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    Where did you buy your 8x12 frames?

    The last place I checked was AC Moore in Ashburn Village. I went up and down their aisles and finally had their salespeople confirm that they don't carry that size (they don't carry 8x12 mats, either, so I couldn't just get a bigger frame). They suggested going online or buying custom frames which are expensive (and I need a bunch).

    I Googled and it looks like other people around the country are experiencing the same problem. Some folks say it's hit-or-miss depending on the store. I've been unlucky and "missing" every time. I'd appreciate it if you could tell me which store (and location) you got yours from so I can go straight there.

    Thanks!
     
  4. JLC

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    Did you try Joanne Superstore in Leesburg? They have a large framing department.
     
  5. ayayagirl

    ayayagirl New Member

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    Costco sells 8x12 frames in packages of two. IMO they are very nice frames and reasonably priced. I believe somewhere around $17 for two.
     
  6. sonnguyen

    sonnguyen New Member

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    Thanks for the responses.

    I haven't tried Jo Ann (as I assumed they were just fabrics) but I'll gave it a shot.

    I did try Costco in Sterling but they didn't have 8x12 frames (at least when I last checked about 2 weeks ago). Did you get yours at the Leesburg (or other) location? I only saw digital picture frames on their website.
     
  7. jim

    jim New Member

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    I have had the same problem. My solution was to buy 9x12 glass clip style frames (http://www.amazon.com/MCS-Glass-Picture-Frame-Photograph/dp/B0000AE68J) and mount the photo to a piece of 9x12 black stock using a spray adhesive. This leaves you with a 1/2" black border on the top and bottom of the picture. Not ideal but it was a cheap way to get the full frame view.

    -Jim
     
  8. Pluto

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    In fact, I bought the frame from Sterling Costco 2 weeks ago...its a very nice, cherry finish frame.

    Also, you can try 'Bed Bath & Beyon'. With their 20% off coupon, price will be affordable...

    I have also seen 8X12 frames in Sterling walmart.
     
  9. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

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    fabulous pics regardless! we got 8x10 frames with a mat? matte? anyway for some very nice photos at AC Moore last fall.
     
  10. napper

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    I got my 8x12 frame at Target off of Waxpool. But that was a few months ago.
     
  11. HappyinVA

    HappyinVA Proud Broadlands resident

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    Absolutely gorgeous pictures!
    I have bought 8x12 from the Kohl's in Sterling (off of Rt.7). You can also try the Burlington off of Rt.7 in Sterling as well... photography is a passion of many family members, and they're always in pursuit of 8x12 frames or other hard to find sizes. Good luck!
     

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