Opinions Wanted Has anyone used this?

Lafontsee

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Joined
Sep 2, 2009
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515
Location
Grand Rapids, MI
I've had the displeasure of taking one apart. It was wrinkled in the corners because there is no way to re-tension them or put a decent amount of tension in the first place. They look quick and easy for production shops, but only for totally disposable prints.

James
 

Jeff Rodier

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Joined
Jul 28, 2005
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19,217
Location
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
I see a ton of them used by local photographers selling gallery wraps between $25-$50. Might as well cut out the middle man and buy gallery wraps at Wal-Mart.
 
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Justan2

Guest
I made a couple of batches using this equipment a few years ago in sizes up to about 5’ on the long side. It was a test and the results are largely crap. The glue doesn’t get along with many canvas types and causes an odd pattern along the glue seam. Over time I predict it will wear oddly as the glue and double back tape ages differently and the work relaxes.

It also doesn’t do much of a job of tensioning the surface of the work. It might be okay for small works but is completely unacceptable for larger ones. The one part that ends up looking good is the corners.

This product is re-sold under several different names.
 
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