Customframing

Your art. Our frames. Perfection.

Exceptional custom framing requires expertise in design, quality craftsmanship and years of experience with preservation framing using a variety of materials and methods.

Look at the artwork displayed at the bottom of this page or in our store. This is a good indication of the type of framing we are capable of doing.

Our professional framer should ask you what your requirements are (ie. the need to permanently preserve or temporarily display the item) and then provide suggestions and options to achieve your desired outcome.

FramingAdvice

A few basic advice when choosing your frame.(Ref.: larsonandjuhl)

Mat Border Proportion

Mat border widths change in popularity somewhat like hemlines on dresses. The current style is the use of wider borders than the typical borders used 10 or 20 years ago.

Today many people look at mats as an opportunity to add color to the frame design, but originally mats were neutral in color and used to provide visual relief between the art and its surroundings. More generous mat borders enable you to focus on the art much more easily.

Use Conservation Grade Glass or Acrylic

Conservation grade glazing protects from most of the harmful light rays. By investing a bit more in protective glazing, you will maintain the integrity of your framed art and increase its longevity.

Frames Can Vary in Style From the Art

Many pieces of art look great when framed in a moulding style that's unexpected. A contemporary piece of art, framed in a somewhat crude and primitive style frame might seem to be an unlikely match but can perfectly be a complement to the art. A fun and light-hearted painting, but a wisely chosen frame will add a whimsical touch, bringing out that character.

High Contrast Frame Designs

A black and white photo will have a much stronger degree of contrast than a color print or silverware. Therefore it will look best with a high contrast frame design. In case you don't know, black and white provide the highest degree of contrast of any colors.

Handle Acrylic with CARE!

The surface of most acrylic is highly susceptible to scratches and scuff marks. You can help protect its appearance by using non-abrasive cleaners made for acrylic and soft clothes instead of paper. Also, use a feather duster, or even better, compressed air from a spray can, to remove the dust particles.

When You do not use a Mat

When your frame design doesn't include a mat, the frame you select may need to make up for it. A frame may have looked nice with a mat border, but without the mat, the art will it look skimpy and can bring down the perceived value of the piece. Using the wider frame will help make the art look more interesting and important.



Source: Larson and Juhl

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