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Is this the norm or outrageous?
« on: December 19, 2013, 11:07:20 PM »
Should it cost $720 for six 16x20''custom inkjet prints, drymount, frames and glass?

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Is this the norm or outrageous?
« on: December 19, 2013, 11:07:20 PM »

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Re: Is this the norm or outrageous?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 12:00:20 AM »
That is not in the least unreasonable, it is only $120 an image. What type of glass? It makes a big difference. Any shipping included?
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: Is this the norm or outrageous?
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2013, 02:34:26 AM »
It's actually very reasonable. The expense is in the framing, and this can vary enormously depending on the frame material and glass.

At Building Panoramics we would have charged the equivalent of $146 per picture but we don't ship glass anymore.

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Re: Is this the norm or outrageous?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 06:57:52 PM »
For framed prints that sounds very cheap to me.

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Re: Is this the norm or outrageous?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2014, 07:10:47 PM »
reasonable unless they are doing a total trash job and using poor materials (there are very different types of glass and backing and matting, some backing is not acid free and is really bad and some is museum quality acid free and so on and so forth and on).

framing is horrendosuly expensive, more horrible than you can imagine, truly top quality for 30" range can be practically your entire sum for just a single print, it's hideous

your prices mentioned are actually on the lower side, if anything

what types of glass and materials do they mention?

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Re: Is this the norm or outrageous?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2014, 09:02:33 PM »
Yes, same as what everyone else has said...so long as the quality is OK this is in fact very competitive pricing. Go for it!

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Re: Is this the norm or outrageous?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2014, 09:13:43 PM »
It's depressing how much good framing costs :(  So much of my photography is confined to my computer screen because of it.
My photography equipment goes here, apparently.

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Re: Is this the norm or outrageous?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2014, 09:13:43 PM »