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MCS Plastic Format Frame for a 16" x 20" Photograph, Color; Black image
 
(based on 8 ratings)
Brand: M C S
Located in: Holiday Gifts, Essential Add Ons
MCS Plastic Format Frame for a 16" x 20" Photograph, Color; Black
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.6 stars
(based on 8 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Stylish(6), Versatile(4), Well built / quality(5)
Best Uses:
Home(6), Office(5), Wall(6)
 
OK for singles, not for batches or shows
By Mike Kayaking PhotographerVerified Purchaser from Portland, OR on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Glass not plastic, Inexpensive
Cons:
Glass and art can pop out, Limited Fit Options
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Wall
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No

Comments about M C S MCS Plastic Format Frame for a 16" x 20" Photograph, Color; Black:

To take advantage of the offer of a show in a local restaurant, being unemployed, I wanted inexpensive frames, so I chose Format.[...] I experienced several problems with these frames. Most problems stem from their being front-loading. This necessitates extremely precise mat sizing. If mats are too small, they're loose. If mats are too big, they won't fit. Rear-loading frames allow some play. Front-loading allows none. If a mat is a bit over size, on the order of 1/16 inch, when you press the mat, picture, and glass into the frame, it may be too wide and go in the frame, but split the frame at one corner. Fortunately for me, my neighbor and good friend once owned a framing shop. She solved all the problems I had with the frames. Conclusion:If you want to save money on framing a few prints, Format may work for you. If you have more than five or so prints to frame, seek a real-loading frame.I would not recommend this to a friend hanging a show. I would recommend it to a friend who wanted to give someone a gift of one or two prints. Without her expertise, I'm uncertain how I could have prepared my prints to hang.

 
minimal frame
By Jay BeernVerified Purchaser from Athens, AL on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Minimal
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about M C S MCS Plastic Format Frame for a 16" x 20" Photograph, Color; Black:

This minimal frame allows the picture to get all the attention. Love it! Thanks!

 
Great Deal
By TheFatBastardVerified Purchaser from Queens,NY on 8/22/2010
Pros:
Quality Construction, Stylish, Versatile
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Wall
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about M C S MCS Plastic Format Frame for a 16" x 20" Photograph, Color; Black:

Great Deal!!!!! Very Nice, Better than expected!!

 
Great Frame
By TheFatBastardVerified Purchaser from Queens, NY on 8/22/2010
Pros:
Quality Construction, Stylish
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Home, Office, Table Top, Wall
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about M C S MCS Plastic Format Frame for a 16" x 20" Photograph, Color; Black:

VERY NICE

 
Pushing the Size Limits of the Format
By Susan JVerified Purchaser from New York, NY on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Quality Construction, Stylish, Versatile
Best Uses:
Wall
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about M C S MCS Plastic Format Frame for a 16" x 20" Photograph, Color; Black:

The Format frames have created their own style, which is perfect for many applications. I use them in varying sizes for unmatted prints that require an unobtrusive edge treatment and an affordable price point. Also terrific for installations of multiples, as the frame can be used as its own template.
The 16 x 20 size is pushing the limits of the Format construction. Stability in this size is somewhat iffy. But--keep in mind that if you need a piece of 16 x 20 glass on short notice, the price is very close to what you would pay at your favorite glass shop and readily available.

 
Very Good Buy
By Lionel The PhotographerVerified Purchaser from Bronx,NY on 1/14/2009
Pros:
Quality Construction, Stylish, Versatile
Best Uses:
Home, Wall
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about M C S MCS Plastic Format Frame for a 16" x 20" Photograph, Color; Black:

Easy To Use....

 
Great economy frame!!!
By TomTomVerified Purchaser from Pearland, Tx on 8/27/2008
Pros:
Easiest frame to load, Price very good, Quality Construction, Quality precsion glass, Stylish, Unique, Versatile
Cons:
Fragile
Best Uses:
Collage, Home, Office, Wall
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about M C S MCS Plastic Format Frame for a 16" x 20" Photograph, Color; Black:

Great economy product that lends itself well to grouping photos.

 
I've purchased many of these frames.
By DaleVerified Purchaser from Ridgecrest, CA on 1/21/2008
Pros:
Doesn't overpower print, More prints in given area, Protect print with glass, Strong Construction, Stylish
Best Uses:
Home, Office
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about M C S MCS Plastic Format Frame for a 16" x 20" Photograph, Color; Black:

I have 89 8X10 prints in Format frames on one wall of my office. They fit close together and look good. I have 15 16X20 Format frames in my living room. They look good without stealing attention from the prints.

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