Materials

Photo Frames
Lengths of Moulding
mountboards
Backing Boards
Cutting Glass
Glass

In two decades practicing as Framers we have refined our choice of materials, along with our suppliers, carefully selecting the highest standard of all elements required in the framing process. We are abreast of changes in the market and innovations in technique, which combine to guarantee a consistent quality in the woods we cut our frames from, and the boards we use to mount and back artwork. New manufacturing processes in glass, for example, mean we can offer, where appropriate, archival-grade glass with UV filter and anti-reflective qualities.

The three main considerations when choosing framing are: Frame, Mountboard and Glass. Read more

Mount Boards
We use Artcare™ boards in a wide range of colours and surfaces. These are the highest quality boards available, meaning they are 100% bleed proof, and 100% pigmented so they will not fade. Developed using microchamber technology, the paper and board contain no acid, but, much more importantly, they trap and render harmless the majority of naturally occurring acid gases in the atmosphere (which otherwise cause degrading). We use a wide range of solid rag board incorporating this technology, in 8 ply up to 40'' x 60'', and in 4 ply up to 8' x 4'. We also have a range of solid colour core boards in 4 ply, which, importantly, ensures a consistent colour throughout the bevel.

Backing Boards
We back all our artwork using Artcare™ Archival Foamboard; a foam centre with microchamber paper on each side provides superior protection for framed art. Then, a quantum leap from the usual MDF backing, in the back of the frame we use Aquaback™, a waterproof membrane.

Glass
We use Pilkington picture framing glass as standard, which is a high grade, 2mm picture glass. When framing original artwork we recommend an archival glass, which protects your artwork from the possibility of being damaged by light (by blocking 84% of UV light in the 300 - 380nm wavelength, and 100% in the critical 300 - 350nm range). It gives zero colour shift, and in addition it has anti-reflective optical coatings, giving the brightest possible image at the same time as reducing reflection; as far as the client is concerned, what is important is that the glass is rendered virtually invisible.