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What Size Frames for Compostela, Certificate of Distance and Credencial?

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Larry E

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September-October (2020)
That looks great. Can you recall what size the frames are?
The bottom one is 18x30 (all in inches/sorry). The middle is 24x31. And the 2 credentials are in a 16x25 frame. And I just took the papers into a local frame shop, choose a frame style, told them my design/plan/idea, and let them take it from there regarding matting and putting things together.
 
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lt56ny

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My recommendation is to buy a tube for a euro or two when you get your compostela and (maybe) distance certificate. Take it home and then decide what frame you want and if you want to put them both (and maybe your credential too) in one frame or more.
 
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My recommendation is to buy a tube for a euro or two when you get your compostela and (maybe) distance certificate. Take it home and then decide what frame you want and if you want to put them both (and maybe your credential too) in one frame or more.
That's what I'm doing...
 
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The bottom one is 18x30 (all in inches/sorry). The middle is 24x31. And the 2 credentials are in a 16x25 frame. And I just took the papers into a local frame shop, choose a frame style, told them my design/plan/idea, and let them take it from there regarding matting and putting things together.
Thanks Larry.
Don't worry about the dimensions, I'm of the generation who are comfortable with Imperial and Metric measurements.
Cheers, Michael.
 

Albertinho

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2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2022
I framed mine last week ( my certificate of distance from our first caminho from Lisbon in 2013 .Don’t ask questions how come 🤪)
But I cut it as big as the Compostela and it fits in a normal frame, inside dimensions 30x21 cm.
 

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Jeff Crawley

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Thanks Larry.
Don't worry about the dimensions, I'm of the generation who are comfortable with Imperial and Metric measurements.
Cheers, Michael.
For some bizarre reason the Compostela isn't printed on standard A4 paper, it is IIRC a smidge narrower and a tad longer - these being the measurements in place since medieval times.
Have the frames and mats custom made - it's worth it rather than all the faffing about trying to fit the certificates into standard size frames.
 

Albertinho

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A Certificate of distance for 3€
A custom made frame 50 € or more

I bought a frame at HEMA ( ( likely a shop as Sainsbury or so )for 8 €
The risk is that the certificate fades by the light beause the ink is not sunshine prove as I saw mine from 2013 hardly to be read anymore .
I bought a map of the caminho Português and de Via de laPlata in the shop of the Pilgrims Office ( 34x 83 cm) for 7,50 €

A custom made frame costs costs me about 80€ and a pass partout 37,50

So I will go to Ikeå coming week and buy a bigger frane and a friend of mine who is photographer cuts the passe partout so I will be much economical doing so
 
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Pay extra for acid-free matting.

The risk is that the certificate fades by the light beause the ink is not sunshine prove as I saw mine from 2013 hardly to be read anymore .
Glass that blocks UV light helps.
 

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