Just so I understand, your options are to buy "university-specific embossed matting" with the frame from the university (more expensive) or go out and buy your own matting and framing (cheaper). You're not happy with either option because you want to buy just the "university-specific embossed matting". Why exactly do you need to "university-specific embossed matting" - what does that get you that regular matting doesn't? Honestly, just sound like a non-problem that you have created for yourself and getting worked up over especially since you've had the degrees sitting unhung for years. First-world problems at its finest lol.unshavenyak wrote: ↑ I'm listening. What's the solution? How am I going to get the university-specific embossed matting without buying the frames and matting combined? I've checked with the universities. They will not sell it. I've checked Kijiji, nadda. I've checked with independent print shops. They either: won't replicate it or cannot guarantee the same quality. Do tell. I'm all ears.
Epitome of pretentiousness.
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