Picture Frames, Picture Framing and Picture Framers' Blog

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About Ultra Violet (UV) protection conservation picture framing glass

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Even weak daylight rays will slowly but surely fade the inks in a photograph or print by "bleaching" the colochamfering-conservation-picture-framing-glassurs unless you have conservation picture framing glass.  All light contains ultraviolet or "UV" rays and most picture frames are glazed with ordinary, clear picture framing glass. This type of glass blocks only about half of the UV rays and will not conserve colours or prevent fading. To retard fading, as absolute prevention is .. almost impossible, ask your picture framer to use"UV" filtering glass While this ...

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All prints, photos and art should be conservation framed to lessen deterioration

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Should all art be conservation framed to lessen deterioration? We don't think so. In our many years of making picture frames and picture framing experience, by far the vast majority of prints, posters and allied art brought in by Customers for deteriorated-stained-foxed-bookpicture framing consists of inexpensive, ephemeral, decorative, mass-produced, tourism-related, commercial, mechanical reproductions. Most of these are cosmetic, decor items and, as such, likely to be discarded by Customers when these become unfashionable in as little as a few years. Most of this kind or art can be inexpensively framed with cheap Ready-Made poster frames ...

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Cheap, simple, functional, effective and elegant clip frames, or frameless frames

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconClip frames, available online here, are also colloquially, though often inaccurately, called ' Frameless frames', 'Snap wall-of-clip-frames 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 intrudes 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 ...

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Custom picture frame your cherished memories with creative picture frames

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconWith creative picture frames, such memorabilia frames, it is possible to hold, capture and keep your most cherished memories by custom picture framing some of the items orframed-soccer-shoes objects associated with the memories' times or events. In this example, a pair of child-sized, soccer boots are mounted and framed in the 3-dimensional silver, box picture frame. The boots were brought in by a female customer whose brother was soon to become 21.  She had asked that the boots be picture framed economically and in time for his birthday. The items were picture framed with two mats over a light background  inside a...

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Do the Eastleigh Frames’ staff do all their own picture framing themselves?

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconYes, we do. There are still country agencies and remote or smaller newsagencies and art shops who send their customer's workmaking-picture-frames to be done outside at wholesale factories. We of course, , have our own picture framers and manufacture all photo frames, picture frames at our industrial premises in Moorabbin, Victoria. With us your artwork will never get forwarded on, double-handled and maybe, get lost or damaged. Making picture frames begins with a consultation. A customer comes in with a print, photograph, poster or other artwork to be framed. Together with ...

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Why you should custom picture frame for the picture and not the decor

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This custom picture frame was brought in to us by a customer who said that it was for her "blue room" but that it just didn't "ugly-mismatched-picture-framefit" that it was too loud. Most people will look at the picture and easily see why it wouldn't work not just in a blue room, or most anywhere. It would have been better to instead select a silvery or grey picture frame to complement the mood, tone and feel of the image being framed. You can always ask your picture framer to help with a tasteful and appropriate custom picture frame, it's all part of ...

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How to choose the right mat or mount colours for your picture frames

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconMatting is framing art with a window mat (also known as 'mount' in the UK and 'passepartout' in Europe) or simply, a mat or mount colours for your picture frames. It's wicorrect-mat-colours-for-picture-framing dely used with works on paper since this device naturally leads a beholder's or viewer's eye towards and into the framed art, the focus of our attention. Perhaps the foremost aspect to consider in this exercise, is whether a white or off-white mat will suit. Bright whites often dazzle and distract and this is perhaps why off-whites tend to be more often chosen. These colour ...

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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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How much of my photo or print will the picture frame rabbet ‘cut off’ or cover?

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A picture frame rabbet does not cover or hide from view a great deal of the art being framed. Typically it would  be around 3 to 5mm, depending on the moulding (picture frame) manufacturer. The red strip in the accompanying picture-frames-rabbet-covering-artworkillustration shows a typical rebate (rabbet) width and ensuing artwork coverage. If none of the artwork may be covered and absolutely everything, image and margins, must be visible, then rather than a picture frame, perhaps a clip frame would suit better than a picture frame. If the incidental coverage of the artwork is something a customer wants minimized then a skilled ...

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About clear glass and non-reflective (non-glare) glass for picture frames

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Internationally, for glass for picture frames, there are perhaps a dozen different types of glazing materials available to glaze (meaning to covereflective-and-non-reflective-glassr a surface with a see-through cover) picture frames. Most are made of glass with the rest being plastic, polyethylene boards, Perspex or just clear PVC sheeting. With regard to the glass glazing materials the two major types of picture framing glass are clear float glass and clear float glass is the most common because it is the cheapest. However it has two main disadvantages ...

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