(Topic ID: 62946)

Metallica & Star Trek Translites Framed


By LesManley

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    I wanted to frame the Metallica translite I won at the Metallica Launch Party, but I didn't want to drop another $150 on a custom framing job. I went to Ikea and bought a $15 black frame and went to JoAnn Fabric and had them cut a $20 custom deep purple mat for the frame that matches the purple in the translite really well. I love custom framing, and I got my WOZ signed translite framed in a really cool metal alien green frame that looks great, but it can be so cost prohibited. So for $35 I went the cheaper route and I think it turned out great. Just thought I would share in case others are looking for cheaper alternatives for their gameroom wall art.

    EDIT: I just got the Star Trek translite I won at the launch party framed the same way. Matching frames from Ikea, so they should look great hanging next to each other in the new game room. The Star Trek mat is a deep blue fabric mat. It was a discontinued scrap piece they had laying around so they did it on the spot for me and only charged me $15.

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    #2 5 years ago

    That is great. Well done.

    #3 5 years ago

    Very cool wall art. I bet they sell 2x translites to machines sold.

    #4 5 years ago

    Nice looking frame and if you need a spare translite just break glass (frame)

    #5 5 years ago

    Looks great

    #6 5 years ago

    What size frame did you get? Seems to fit nicely. I been buying them at Michael's when they are 50% off for around $15 as well but it's nice to see other alternatives out there.

    #7 5 years ago

    Looks awesome, a Dirty Donny transliite is definitely a pice of art!

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    #8 5 years ago

    Wow. I need to do that to the 6 different translites I have been saving.

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    #9 5 years ago

    Looks good. I too won a Metallica translite at a launch party. Mines rolled up, your way ahead of me in the get off my butt and do something department.

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    #10 5 years ago
    Quoted from BoJo:

    What size frame did you get? Seems to fit nicely. I been buying them at Michael's when they are 50% off for around $15 as well but it's nice to see other alternatives out there.

    This is what I used. Fits close to the actual size, so you only need a small mat.

    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70186052/

    #11 5 years ago

    Nicely done!

    #12 5 years ago

    Is there glass in that frame or how is the translite mounted on the matting?

    Looks great by the way.

    #13 5 years ago
    Quoted from Pintoxicated:

    Is there glass in that frame or how is the translite mounted on the matting?
    Looks great by the way.

    It is plexi, not glass. The translite is mounted on the mat with framing tape. It doesn't take much to keep it in place.

    #14 5 years ago

    Hey Les if you ever want to get rid of the signed ST translight-I may be interested. They both look great-good job.

    #15 5 years ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    It is plexi, not glass. The translite is mounted on the mat with framing tape. It doesn't take much to keep it in place.

    Great job ---- M y Met signed (John Borg, DD, Lyman) translite would look awesome in one of those - next on my list to accomplish

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