Picture Frames, Picture Framing and Picture Framers' Blog

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I bought one of your matted photo frames, how do I attach my photo to the mat?

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This post is published in reply to the often asked question "how do I attach my photo to the mat?  we received over the years . Attaching artwork (a photo, print, document or paper) to the back of a mat is called "hinging" by picture framers.  This is attaching-hinges-to-a-window-matvery different to "taping". A picture showing a hinged photo is shown at your left. Another image in another page document taped to a mat. The blog also explains why taping artwork to a mat is a bad idea. We recommend hinging instead Hinging means attaching the art to either the backing board of the picture frame (as shown in the picture) or the back of the mat (not shown in the picture) using ...

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Help! My new photo under the photo frame glass has weird wet marks or spots!

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If your photo frame glass has weird wet marks or spots it's most that you will see this unusual phenomenon when you put a glossy, brand-new photo inside a picture frame, or a photo frame, so that it touches the glass of the  fphoto-frame-glass-with-newton-ringsrame. In fact, if you squeeze the glass and the back of the frame together, or run a fingertip hard across the back of the frame, you should see the mark, 'spot' or 'stain' increase or travel in the same spot or direction as your squeezing or your fingertip travel. And the more the photo touches the glass, the bigger the mark or 'stain' will appear too be. Release the pressure or lift you fingertip and the mark will lessen or disappear altogether. This will confirm to you that this occurrence is caused ...

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Why you should get photos picture framed with a window mat or window mount

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The main reason why are photos picture framed with a window mat In this moisture-damaged example photograph, moisture omoisture-damaged-photographr water has caused the water-soluble emulsion (the top part with the actual image) to partially liquefy and adhere or stick to the picture frame glass. This would probably not have happened had the photo been framed with a mat (or window-mat) to keep it away from the glass. Picture frames with photos should always .. be matted or have window mounts which, as well as visually enhancing the photo, help prevent photos from sticking to glass. Glass ...

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Elegant, timeless, classic and yet, affordable black photo frames

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconThe black photograph frame remains still a simple, yet striking and stylish method to exhibit your favourite photos black-photo-framesand pictures. You can hang these frames individually or clustered on your wall, to effect an artistic and impressive display. Our affordable photo frames are very popular and come with a stand-backs or easel-backs so that these may be stood on tables as well as hung on walls. The most popular finishes are black, brown and brown with silver. Treasure your precious moments with our beautiful photo frames.  ..

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