The most important part of a picture frame is the...
Most of the time the frame is made out of wood but
we're also starting to use more that are made out of
polymer - a man-made material.
Did you know?
When the frame is in lengths, before its been cut it's
called Moulding. Only when we chop four bits and
join them together it becomes a frame.
The frame serves two purposes:-
1 It gives us a way to hang the picture on the wall.
2 it makes it look nice.
The glass in a picture frame serves one purpose -
To Protect The Artwork
A quick rundown of the glass we use:-
- Standard 2mm thick glass, nothing special.
or as we call it Diffused Glass - Just like normal glass but the surface is 'Etched' with and acid to give it it's non-reflective properties.
UV Filtering Glass
- Looks like normal glass but filters out 99% of the UV light helping to protect the artwork from fading.
- As the name suggests this glass cuts down the reflection by about 99% so you see the artwork and not the reflection of the glass. A very good glass
Reflection Control with UV Filtering
- The same as Reflection Control with the added benefit of UV Filtering -
The Ultimate Glass!
- When saftey is an issue plastic glass is perfect. We offer Perspex, Non-reflective Perspex and Acrylic.
Mounts are quite important.
They help support and enhance the artwork.
Mounts come in lots of different colours and we can cut the aperture to almost any shape and size.
As well as being different colours we can decorate the mount with wash lines and V-Grooves.
The bottom mount enhances the the look of the artwork and frame.
We basically add a second layer of mountboard which can be the same colour as the top mount or a different accent colour to tie in and enhance the artwork.
This is what its all about.
The artwork can be almost anything as long as its thin enough to go in a frame we can frame it!
The Undermount supports and protects the artwork.
It gives us something to attach the artwork to and is normally acid free.
The backing board is the thing that keeps all the other bits in the frame.
This can be made out of various materials such as MDF, Foam Board or Corrugated Board.
We use special tabs to hold the backing in place and then tape between the frame and backing to keep out dust and insects.
Anatomy of a Picture Frame....
Have you ever wondered what's inside one of our picture frames?
Hover your pointer over the parts of the frame to get a description of what it is.
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