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    Square Framed Photo

    What is the standard printing format? Do you:
    1. Fill the frame and trim to a square.
    2. Leave space around border and center on a 4"x6" or 8x10" sheet.
    3. Align with top edge and leave room for text on side or bottom.

    Thanks

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    Re: Square Framed Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    What is the standard printing format? Do you:
    1. Fill the frame and trim to a square.
    2. Leave space around border and center on a 4"x6" or 8x10" sheet.
    3. Align with top edge and leave room for text on side or bottom.

    Thanks

    Don't know what is 'standard', but I leave a 1/2" edge around my prints. This allows me to use the archival mounting strips (and room to sign my print), when I frame it. ( A matting would be needed to frame it this way) So if you were going to do an 8 x 8 print, I would print on 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 paper ( 8 1/2 x 11 trimmed ) and frame in a 12 x 12 frame, or what ever was the next size larger frame.

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    Re: Square Framed Photo

    John,
    I frame based on the composition. Additionally, I mostly print to A3 these days.
    That said I do use 'poster style' framing, allowing a margin around the image with additional space at bottom and or side for titling etc.

    I don't do much 'square' framing but ....

    geneva-window-4-demi-gods-juno-paycock.jpg

    crypt.jpg

    tritriptych-1.jpg

    Hope these help....
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    Re: Square Framed Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Don't know what is 'standard', but I leave a 1/2" edge around my prints. This allows me to use the archival mounting strips (and room to sign my print), when I frame it. ( A matting would be needed to frame it this way) So if you were going to do an 8 x 8 print, I would print on 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 paper ( 8 1/2 x 11 trimmed ) and frame in a 12 x 12 frame, or what ever was the next size larger frame.
    Steve,

    By standard I meant either 4"x6" or 8"x10" or some where near those ratios. Thanks for the suggestions on print dimensions.

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    Re: Square Framed Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by James G View Post
    John,
    I frame based on the composition. Additionally, I mostly print to A3 these days.
    That said I do use 'poster style' framing, allowing a margin around the image with additional space at bottom and or side for titling etc.

    I don't do much 'square' framing but ....

    geneva-window-4-demi-gods-juno-paycock.jpg

    crypt.jpg

    tritriptych-1.jpg

    Hope these help....
    James,

    Very nice examples. The first photo represents how my square format would appear and your second example (with text)is how I envisioned its display.

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