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Cheap, simple, functional, effective and elegant clip frames

Clip frames, available online here, are also colloquially, though often inaccurately, called ' Frameless frames', 'Snap frames' . ' Borderless frames' or 'Glass frames.' Clip framing is a very economical, effective and elegant method of displaying photographs, prints and other works on paper. This minimalist look ensures that the clip framing never intudes or or interferes for the .. attention of the framed art. Almost invariably, a clip frame will be made up of a piece of either glass pane or plastic, transparent glazing material, a Craftwood backing and several, chrome-plated Swiss steel clips to hold everything firmly clipped together.The clips can be unclipped or removed to insert the artwork inside, or in between the glazing material and back. Any art inserted can usually be removed and changed at a later date. After inserting the artwork, the clips are put back and the fitted clip frame may be hung. The clips or fitted hangers at the back allow for either portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) hanging. No fitting or servicing by a picture framer is required. Clip frames are usually shrink-wrapped, cardboard-protected and suit most photographic and international 'A' series sizes. This stylish, framing concept has been around for decades, but still gives that clean, light, Scandinavian feel often associated with chic, elegant and modern European look and feel. Clip frames, somewhat like flowers, look best when clustered, and as shown in the image above. Customers use them for photos, small fun prints, postcards, calendars, and most paper art. The clean, gallery look also suits graphic design studios and art decorators. Graphic designers often include mats within and inside the clip frame. This is usually possible (however do check with you picture framer first) because the steel clips have a small tongue or spring which can flex and allow for the extra thickness of the mat ( about 1.2mm) to be inserted inside the clip frame.

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