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Searching For HD stretcher bars in standard sizes

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by MATTHEW HALE, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    We order our custom bars from Foster, but for standard sizes we shop @ Blick and pay retail prices. I feel bad marking up on top of retail prices but can't seem to find a wholesaler who sells HD stretcher bars. Is there anyone out there that I'm missing?
     
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  2. framah

    framah PFG, Picture Framing God

    Um... ok... the main question i have is why don't you order EVERYTHING from Foster?
     
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  3. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I like the custom stretchers from Foster, but we sell a lot of gallery wrap canvas and the 1.25" depth of the Utrecht HD bars is just right. Even at full retail they're still cheaper than the 1.75" deep product from Foster (which is often too deep), and the 1 1/16" bar from Foster isn't deep enough.

    And Blick is usually faster, since they're shipping product that they already have on the shelf, rather than making everything to order.
     
  4. framah

    framah PFG, Picture Framing God

    Did you ask Blick if they have a wholesale capability?
    Never hurts to ask.
     
  5. GrumbleMike2

    GrumbleMike2 CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    great HD stretchers from UCSart.com
     
  6. alacrity8

    alacrity8 CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I was confused at first by the HD?
    I thought the real world was better than HD quality.
     
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