Newspaper and magazine article framing

Framing an original newspaper or magazine clipping is a great way to commemorate your accomplishments, recall fond memories of a special time in your life, or even the life of someone you treasure.

Newspaper and magazine clippings are often flimsy and easily creased. They can deteriorate quickly over time due to the acidity within the paper material itself. You will see how they get faded and yellowed overtime from exposure to the environment. While your clipping may fit into a ready-made frame, it is likely to appear creased within the frame without proper mounting.

Newspaper and magazine article framing

Framing an original newspaper or magazine clipping is a great way to commemorate your accomplishments, recall fond memories of a special time in your life, or even the life of someone you treasure.

Newspaper and magazine clippings are often flimsy and easily creased. They can deteriorate quickly over time due to the acidity within the paper material itself. You will see how they get faded and yellowed overtime from exposure to the environment. While your clipping may fit into a ready-made frame, it is likely to appear creased within the frame without proper mounting.

  Example of bad framing using ready-made frames

Example of bad framing using ready-made frames

To get your newspaper or magazine article completely flat and crisp, we have a vacuum press machine that can help to achieve this. Store your clipping in a plastic folder before bringing it down to us because when paper material gets a deep permanent folding line, the damage to the paper fibre is irreversible and can only be restored by a professional restorer.

To get your newspaper or magazine article completely flat and crisp, we have a vacuum press machine that can help to achieve this. Store your clipping in a plastic folder before bringing it down to us because when paper material gets a deep permanent folding line, the damage to the paper fibre is irreversible and can only be restored by a professional restorer. 

Framed using direct framing method

Framed using direct framing method

Framing methods

There are several ways to frame newspaper and magazine clippings. The most economical way is direct framing. The frame comes directly to the edge of the article, no matboards are used and the glazing will rest directly on the artwork.

Our recommended method is to frame with a matboard. It provides visual breathing space around your article and the result is more aesthetically pleasing. If you’re framing something with a glossy surface, for example a magazine cover, having a matboard also prevents it from sticking to glass over time, which can be caused by Singapore’s humid climate.

Framing methods

There are several ways to frame newspaper and magazine clippings. The most economical way is direct framing. The frame comes directly to the edge of the article, no matboards are used and the glazing will rest directly on the artwork.

Our recommended method is to frame with a matboard. It provides visual breathing space around your article and the result is more aesthetically pleasing. If you’re framing something with a glossy surface, for example a magazine cover, having a matboard also prevents it from sticking to glass over time, which can be caused by Singapore’s humid climate.

Framing with the use of matboard

Framing with the use of matboard

If you have a series of newspapers or articles, or if they are split into different sections, instead of getting them framed individually, we can also create multiple window openings in the matboard to house them within one frame.

To see more framing examples and get inspired, click here.

If you have a series of newspapers or articles, or if they are split into different sections, instead of getting them framed individually, we can also create multiple window openings in the matboard to house them within one frame.

To see more framing examples and get inspired, click here.

Framing with the use of matboard with multiple window openings

Framing with the use of matboard with multiple window openings

Glazing

If you’re concerned about the reflection from glazing or would like to protect the colours from fading, we also offer these glazing with amazing non-reflective clarity and/or UV protection.

  • Matte Glass (anti-glare)
  • Plexiglas® UV100 (99.7% UV protection, shatter resistant)
  • TruVue UltraVue® UV70 Glass (anti-reflective)
  • TruVue Conservation Clear® Glass (99% UV protection)
  • TruVue Museum Glass® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective)

To find out more about conservation glazing, click here.

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Glazing

If you’re concerned about the reflection from glazing or would like to protect the colours from fading, we also offer these glazing with amazing non-reflective clarity and/or UV protection.

  • Matte Glass (anti-glare)
  • Plexiglas® UV100 (99.7% UV protection, shatter resistant)
  • TruVue UltraVue® UV70 Glass (anti-reflective)
  • TruVue Conservation Clear® Glass (99% UV protection)
  • TruVue Museum Glass® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective)

To find out more about conservation glazing, click here.

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