Certificate framing

Framed certificates are perfect for dressing up the walls of your office or study. By having it framed, you will also get to enjoy your hard-earned certificate for a longer period of time as the certificate storage tube or folder is probably not acid-free and will cause acid burns to the certificate over time.

Framing methods

There are several ways to frame certificates. The most economical method is direct framing where the frame comes directly to the edge of the certificate, no matboards are used and the glazing will rest directly on it. This is not the most protective method because with our humid climate, water may condense on the inside of the glass and when the certificate is in direct contact with it, mould may occur. This method is usually suitable for reprintable certificates, licenses or less important certificates of participation.

Certificate framing

Framed certificates are perfect for dressing up the walls of your office or study. By having it framed, you will also get to enjoy your hard-earned certificate for a longer period of time as the certificate storage tube or folder is probably not acid-free and will cause acid burns to the certificate over time.

Framing methods

There are several ways to frame certificates. The most economical method is direct framing where the frame comes directly to the edge of the certificate, no matboards are used and the glazing will rest directly on it. This is not the most protective method because with our humid climate, water may condense on the inside of the glass and when the certificate is in direct contact with it, mould may occur. This method is usually suitable for reprintable certificates, licenses or less important certificates of participation.

Framed using direct framing method

Simple Certificate Frame Silver
Simple Certificate Frame Thin White

Framed using direct framing method

Framing with matboard is the most popular framing option for original certificates that cannot be reprinted. The matboard will provide visual breathing space and the result is more aesthetically pleasing. It also lifts the glazing away from the certificate, which will help with preservation. For certificates that you cherish, we will recommend adding acid-free matboards and acid-free backing materials.

To see more framing examples for inspiration, click here.

Framing with matboard is the most popular framing option for original certificates that cannot be reprinted. The matboard will provide visual breathing space and the result is more aesthetically pleasing. It also lifts the glazing away from the certificate, which will help with preservation. For certificates that you cherish, we will recommend adding acid-free matboards and acid-free backing materials.

To see more framing examples for inspiration, click here.

Better framing with acid-free matboards and materials

Original Certificate Matboard Border Black Gold Frame
Original Certificate Matboard Border Black White Frame

Better framing with acid-free matboards and materials

Conservation

It is good practice to include acid-free matboards when framing certificates, so that the glazing will not rest directly on the certificate. This helps to prevent damage by condensation caused by our humid climate, which may result in mould being transferred from the glass to your certificate. For better preservation of the certificate, we have options for acid-free matboards, pH-neutral alpha cellulose museum boards, inert and acid-free backing boards.

For mounting, there are also choices that will give you better preservation such as acid-free mounting corners or acid-free tapes, both of which are fully reversible methods that will not cause damage to your certificate.

If you are concerned about colours fading from your certificate, we also offer these glazing options with UV protection:

  • Plexiglas® UV100 (99.7% UV protection, shatter resistant)
  • TruVue Conservation Clear® Glass (99% UV protection)
  • TruVue Museum Glass® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective)
  • TruVue Optium Museum Acrylic® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective, abrasion resistant, anti-static, shatter resistant)

To find out more about conservation methods, click here.

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Ready-made A4 frames

For the budget conscious, we also carry ready-made A4 certificate frames in aluminium gold, silver and double acrylic. These are only recommended if your certificate is reprintable, or for large volume print certificates. You can purchase the ready-made frames from our e-store or drop by our shop to pick it up. Do drop us a message for bulk purchases.

Conservation

It is good practice to include acid-free matboards when framing certificates, so that the glazing will not rest directly on the certificate. This helps to prevent damage by condensation caused by our humid climate, which may result in mould being transferred from the glass to your certificate. For better preservation of the certificate, we have options for acid-free matboards, pH-neutral alpha cellulose museum boards, inert and acid-free backing boards.

For mounting, there are also choices that will give you better preservation such as acid-free mounting corners or acid-free tapes, both of which are fully reversible methods that will not cause damage to your certificate.

If you are concerned about colours fading from your certificate, we also offer these glazing options with UV protection:

  • Plexiglas® UV100 (99.7% UV protection, shatter resistant)
  • TruVue Conservation Clear® Glass (99% UV protection)
  • TruVue Museum Glass® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective)
  • TruVue Optium Museum Acrylic® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective, abrasion resistant, anti-static, shatter resistant)

To find out more about conservation methods,  click here.

GET A QUOTE

Ready-made A4 frames

For the budget conscious, we also carry ready-made A4 certificate frames in aluminium gold, silver and double acrylic. These are only recommended if your certificate is reprintable, or for large volume print certificates. You can purchase the ready-made frames from our e-store or drop by our shop to pick it up. Do drop us a message for bulk purchases.

Ready-made A4 frame options

Ready-made A4 frame options