Framing advice

 

Watercolours, Gouache paintings, Prints, Photographs, Pastel/chalk/charcoal works*, some textiles and any other works on paper…

Frame with Glass and a Mount (Mat)
Mount Choice: “single”, “double” or “triple”
Glazing Choice: “Glass” or “Acrylic”
Frame Choice: any shown

*Nb. Any artwork with migrant pigment (Pastels, chalk, charcoal etc) must always have a mount (a double mount is better still) to ensure that the pigment doesn’t come off onto the glass. Also, Acrylic Glazing should not be used as the static electricity which it sometimes generates, can attract the pigment.

What do I get with this? Frame; Glazing as appropriate; Mount; Archival Mounting Corners (for fitting your artwork); a pH neutral Barrier Card; a removable Hardboard Back; Brown Tape (to finish the back); D-Rings, Screws and Picture Cord (to hang your picture); Full fitting instructions

What measurement should I put in and where? The Height and Width that you enter will be the size of the Aperture (Window) of your Mount (Mat) – this must always be smaller than the size of your paper/artwork otherwise the artwork will just fall through the hole. Measure it carefully to the nearest millimetre and enter the results in the Height and Width boxes…

NB. We recommend that you “weight” your mount (ie. have a wider mount at the base than the top & sides) so it is critical that you put Height and Width in the right boxes.

Posters, Prints, Certificates, Photographs without value*, Children’s Pictures, Notices etc…

Simple Frame with Glass
Mount Choice: “no mount”
Glazing Choice: “Glass” or “Acrylic”
Frame Choice: any shown

All works on paper and many textiles need to be glazed to keep them clean. A mount will still benefit many images, and offers a greater degree of protection by keeping the artwork away from the glaze.

*Photographs will often stick to glass when placed directly against it, particularly over time, and so a mount is recommended…

What do I get with this? Frame; Glazing as appropriate; a pH neutral Barrier Card; removable Hardboard Back; Brown Tape (to finish back); D Rings, Screws and Picture Cord (to hang your picture); Full fitting instructions…

What measurement should I put in? The Height and Width that you enter in the boxes marked “Artwork size” will be the size of the glazing material for your frame – normally this will be the exact size of your artwork so measure it carefully to the nearest millimetre and enter the results in the Height and Width boxes.

NB. Approx. 6mm on every side will be covered by the rebate of the frame (the bit that overlaps the front of the glass to hold it in place).

Oils, Acrylics, Textiles and other decorative items

Mount Choice: “none”
Glazing Choice: “none”
Frame Choice: any shown

What do I get with this? Frame; removable Hardboard Back; Z clips (for fitting canvasses); Brown Tape (to finish back); D Rings, Screws and Picture Cord (to hang your picture); Full fitting instructions

What measurement should I put in and where? The Height and Width that you enter will normally be the exact size of your artwork so measure it carefully to the nearest millimetre and enter the results in the Height and Width boxes…

NB. The frame will be made to accommodate the artwork comfortably – we make the frame with approx. 2mm tolerance (bigger). Many canvasses and some panels are not square so ensure that the measurement you enter is the widest point including for example, any folded material on the corner of stretched canvas. If in any doubt, give us a call.

Picture Mount Only

Mount Choice: “single”, “double” or “triple”

Glazing Choice: “none”
Frame Choice: “no frame” – you must select this to be able to select no glazing

What is this appropriate for? When you already have a frame, or want to buy a Ready Made Frame, and your picture doesn’t fit in the frame. You could look for a Standard Size Mount but Custom Made gives you complete freedom with Aperture Size and Colour…

What do I get with this? Mount; Archival Mounting Corners (for fitting your artwork); a pH neutral Barrier Card; Full fitting instructions.

What measurement should I put in and where? The Height and Width that you enter will be the size of the Aperture (Window) of your Mount (Mat) – this must always be smaller than the size of your paper/artwork so that it doesn’t fall through the hole. Measure it carefully to the nearest millimetre and enter the results in the Height and Width boxes…

NB. We recommend that you “weight” your mount (have more at the base than the top & sides) so it is critical that you put Height and Width in the right boxes

Replacement Glass for my existing frame

Mount Choice: “none”
Glazing Choice: “Acrylic”
Backboard required: “yes” or “no”

Frame Choice: “no frame”

What is this appropriate for? Re-glazing: when you’ve got broken glass in your frame or picture, or when you’ve got a frame and need it glazed…