Direct Framing

Artwork is placed between a pane of glass and the backing board and the frame and the frame sits directly on the edge of the image. This is not the most protective solution, but provides the most economic way of framing, offering a simple, bold statement, and is quite common for the framing of film posters and certificates of no particular value. Without the glass this method is suitable also for paintings on board or canvas.

Frame with window mount

Window mounts (“passé-par-tout”) enhance your artwork and create a ‘visual breathing space’ around the image. More importantly, a window mount prevents direct contact between the artwork and the glass – potentially a contributory factor to the damage of quality artwork.

There are many styles of mount and approaches to arranging them. The presentation of some paper artworks will be greatly improved by Dry Mounting. Although dry mounting is not generally considered an archival method, it does have some advantages; it flattens the artwork to give a clean crisp look and helps disguise assorted creases. The main disadvantage of dry mounting is that it is not a reversible process in most cases.

As an alternative to dry mounting for we can offer Acid-free backing. This product is particularly suitable for old, vintage film posters. It helps to preserve and stabilize the poster, makes handling, storing and framing of it much easier, but also prevents from further damages.

Below are just some of many variety of artworks that we frame. From Antique maps, Tapestries, Thangkas, Mandalays, Photographs, prints,  to certificates and office posters. We frame basically everything and anything!

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“Why do i need a matboard on top of my artwork?”

Temperature fluctuations and our high humidity can cause fogging, or condensation, which can easily damage your artwork by bleeding inks, smudging a watercolour, softening photographic emulsions causing them and other paper-borne art to stick to the glass. It can also promote discoloration or cause small brown spots on any paper art.

To avoid most, if not all of the above, we suggest that framing of all paper-borne artwork should be undertaken with an acid free matboard.

Photography

Certificates

Prints

Maps

Misc. other framing