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by kaptain.kopter
Mon 20 Aug, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting onto aluminium
Replies: 17
Views: 4460

John Jones mounts prints onto aluminium.

Prices start around £35:00+vat for a 16x20".

They also do a great face mounting to perspex service using the Diasec process which is around £88:00+vat for a 16x20"

Hope this helps
by kaptain.kopter
Wed 15 Aug, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packaging pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 3191

I've used these guys a couple of times. They might have what you require.
The only downside is that it's a 3 day delivery.

I must pop in and see you sometime as you're just up the road.
by kaptain.kopter
Sun 22 Jul, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GCF logo
Replies: 170
Views: 32190

When starting to frame, only a year ago, I looked around for good training courses and membership of a professional body. I felt that joining the FATG would be a desirous thing to do as well as sit the GCF exam after relevant study and experience. As a professional photographer, many of my clients h...
by kaptain.kopter
Wed 18 Jul, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Nanny state
Replies: 121
Views: 57748

by kaptain.kopter
Fri 13 Jul, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which cassese??
Replies: 45
Views: 14103

I managed to pick up an cassesse 486 on ebay last year when I was starting the framing side of the business. It's got to be the best £400 I've spent as it's worked perfectly from day one. :D . (Quick pause for people to assimilate that I only paid £400 for it.) Okay, it's been well used and is cosme...
by kaptain.kopter
Sun 08 Jul, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: "Live" Earth????
Replies: 13
Views: 8230

by kaptain.kopter
Wed 30 May, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Silicone
Replies: 10
Views: 1904

Surely wallpaper paste would be the first port of call. 1. It's cheap 2. Sticks down wallpaper pretty flat. Must do the same with a bit of old papyrus 3. You can finally get round to doing the spare room with the extra 15 litres you made up, hence pleasing the wife no end. Win vs win situation if yo...
by kaptain.kopter
Tue 08 May, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: B**** Herons!
Replies: 20
Views: 17795

There's an electric fence at: :idea: It retails at £89:99 The downside is that it's damned ugly and would probably hide the pond. The plus side is that you could recreate Steve McQueens heroic exploits in the Great Escape whenever you wanted. Alternatively, dress as a...
by kaptain.kopter
Tue 08 May, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: website
Replies: 4
Views: 2297

I built my site with Mr.Site. At only £34:99 including the first years hosting it was an absolute bargain. After the first 12 months, the hosting is £2:49 per month. It's by no means finished but still good enough to grab customers.
by kaptain.kopter
Thu 26 Apr, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: perfect mount and frame combination?
Replies: 9
Views: 1969

Osgood said The biggest problem that I have found in the last couple of years is the changing of the "colour" of black and white photos. The grey Alphamats that were excellent before, now do not go with them. Some large prints now have a purplish hue and nothing goes with them! That's probably becau...
by kaptain.kopter
Mon 23 Apr, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Questions & Suggestions
Topic: Some thoughts and Ideas for Est-lite
Replies: 17
Views: 14617

A little trick when photographing something in mixed light, or if you can't change the colour balance on the camera. Simply place a piece of white paper in the image area along with the moulding. When you open up the image in your chosen photo editing program, select the white eyedropper tool in the...
by kaptain.kopter
Mon 12 Mar, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: CMC's ..... Which One
Replies: 22
Views: 20992

The debate over which cmc has raised it's head again on other threads. As a newcomer to the industry, I bought a reconditioned manual Smart SM6040. The thinking behind this was that it was advertised as being completely upgradeable to a pneumatic head and then a fully fledged cmc. I must say it has ...
by kaptain.kopter
Mon 05 Mar, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mountcutting re-visited
Replies: 23
Views: 7478

Not to bore anbody beyond belief, but the following link is worth looking at. It demonstrates why we find certain length to width ratios aesthetically pleasing. Hence the name 'The Golden Ratio'. It's a fascinating subject that has enthralled me for years. I...
by kaptain.kopter
Thu 08 Feb, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Poly-prop bags
Replies: 7
Views: 4981

Never had any problems with them and their range is second to none.
by kaptain.kopter
Tue 30 Jan, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Cricket anyone????
Replies: 19
Views: 22031

Hate to say it guys but the English team is actually selected by the England and Wales Cricketing board. I'm Welsh and damn proud of it but I've got to accept that we're generally rather poor at cricket. The Scots do have their own team and compete against such teams as Holland and Kenya. Make of th...
by kaptain.kopter
Mon 29 Jan, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Story
Replies: 14
Views: 5199

WAFU in Naval slang..!!!!

Definition: Wet and F*****g Useless.

Just in case any of you were wondering.
by kaptain.kopter
Mon 29 Jan, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Story
Replies: 14
Views: 5199

Served 17 years in the RAF as a photographer. The job involved a whole range of subjects from portraits of royalty, technical engineering, forensics and surveillance. Decided to take redundancy in April 2006 and spend some quality time with my family. Still can’t believe how lucky I was to get paid ...
by kaptain.kopter
Thu 18 Jan, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: How much?!
Replies: 105
Views: 99520

The criteria laid down by underpinner were; "For example: A 20 x 16in. (glass size) frame for an original watercolour, conservation board single mount and undermount with Corri 2 backing board and standard 2mm float glass, D rings, cord and frame bumpers. Moulding £2.50 per metre before VAT. The fin...
by kaptain.kopter
Sat 23 Dec, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas 2006
Replies: 16
Views: 5568

Christmas 2006

Good to see that you're on top of things Kev. If you look at the posting time of this (05:20) you'll see I'm not quite there yet. Been working for the last hour and I've got a wedding to photograph later in the morning. Mind you, I'd be more upset if I wasn't busy. Humbug and all the best for the ne...
by kaptain.kopter
Fri 22 Dec, 2006 4:28 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: What do you do in your workshop?
Replies: 5
Views: 4698

What do you do in your workshop?

I tend to listen to Planet Rock most of the time.

However, did manage to smash a sheet of glass with over exuberant air guitar playing. The one metre steel rule makes an adequate Fender Strat when the mood takes. Should know better at my age. :oops: