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Framing Comic Books


#1

Anyone have any experience in framing comics? I have a few autographed issues that I’d like to frame and display in my office.

A cursory google search tells me I can get a comic book frame for a mere $15 from Target or I can spend closer to $65 ($38.50 plus a $15 uncharge for Conservation Glass) from perfectcases.com.

The old adage “you get what you pay for” has me leery of the $15 version, but at the same time I’m hesitant to drop $65 per frame when I have multiple books I want to display.

Anyone have any expertise in this area and want to offer some advice? Thanks!


#2

I’ve not framed any but it will depend a lot on the area where you are displaying them and what kind of books you will be displaying. If there is going to be a lot of sunlight in the room and you don’t want the comics to fade, you will likely want to go with a nicer, UV resistant glass. If those aren’t a worry, the Target ones should do just fine.

I would be tempted to start with one of the Target frames just to see how well they work.


#3

Sun will quickly destroy comic colors, so if your frame is going to be in the sunlight for any part of the day at all you’ll need a special frame.


#4

Jim is right - special UV-proof glass, actually. If it’s a valuable comic, have it insured (added to homeowner’s or renter’s insurance for a pittance) and have it framed professionally. Some even can be sealed in an inert gas so the pages won’t yellow.

Orrrrrrr…

Color-copy it, frame the copy, and keep the original safe.

In which case you can go for the $15 frame!


#5

This is how I did mine. I got the frame from Michaels. It’s not special glass or anything so I out it next to a window where no sunlight will hit it.


#6

Those are the two you got signed by Gleason and Tomasi at C2E2, right?


#7

Awesome!


#8

Yep, they sure are. I framed the two I got signed for Nikki the same way.


#9

As an extension of this topic what book shelves do people recommend?. I’m getting my long boxes shipped to the uk from NZ and I have an opportunity to get some decent shelves put together for both single issue and trades