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Edward Taylor GCF, Managing Director 

     We believe it is essential that our customers have the best possible advice and information so that they have a clear set of options from which to make a decision. We can also offer advice on colours and textures to enhance the image and co-ordinate with where it will hang. We want our customers to feel confident in us and to enjoy coming to our shop. The majority of items brought in for framing are artworks in various mediums on paper, board or canvas. However, we have experience in framing a multitude of objects of every size and shape including medals, clothing (shirts, caps, bodices, shoes, etc.), needle work, porcelain, coins, stamps, papyrus, leather, spoons and many other 3D items. Over time we have developed procedures for framing these items. Occasionally we get something new and enjoy the challenge of planning the best solution. Our ultimate aim is to have happy and satisfied customers.

Framing Techniques

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Close Frame 

This is the simplest method of framing, however, it does have a number of technical issues and would urge you to consider using a mount to lift the glass away from the image.

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Double Mount Frame

As per the Single Mount Spec with a secondary mount placed underneath with an overlap of usually 5mm.  

We can provide extra-thick Double Mount, however, the secondary mount placed underneath has a depth of between 2-3mm over the usual 1.4mm. This creates an overlap of usually 7mm.

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Shirt Frame 

The shirt is sewn over a mountboard for a natural look.  This is then either sewn into a box made from mountboard and foamboard and a shadow mount placed at the front or we can create the depth using a fillet or spacer.  

This method needs a frame which is deep enough to cover the box.

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Canvasses 

Canvas is usually stretched over bars.  It can then either be placed in a frame or hung on the wall as it is.  It can also be placed in an L frame which means you still have the sides covered but the entire image and edges are exposed.  Where appropriate, we can stretch canvas over hardboard but stretcher bars are recommended.  

Glass is not normally used as the canvas should be varnished by the artist.

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This method is primarily used for items like papyrus and is often the way they are displayed in the country of origin.

Papyrus being a heavier stiffer material that is prone to cockling is better directly under glass. The beading is a more decorative way to finish off the frame and is used for those frames that will be viewed often.

We would not recommend this for a normal paper product due to the interaction it can have with the glass.

Papyrus Glass Back & Front

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Single Mount Frame

The idea of a mount is to lift the glass away from the image to stop them interacting over time.  This method is used primarily for paper products as the standard depth of a mount is 1.4mm.

As standard we overlap the image area by at least 2mm so there is a clean edge and if any atmospheric conditions cause the paper to expand and contract the edge is not visible.  We make special considerations to spacing when mounting any form of original, signed print

 

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Wooden Spacer Frame 

This is a great method to add depth to your frame.

 

Not only is it extremely effective on paper prints it is a great way to frame 3D objects.

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This method allows the edge of the paper to be visible within the frame and also to be kept away from the glass so that it doesn't interact with it over time.  For added depth, we can use a spacer instead of a mount, which is great for 3D products, such as beads, layered acrylic, laser cuts, etc.

We attach the image to the sub mount using water reversable archival paper.

Surface Mount

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Hand Stitched Fine Textiles

This is one of the most labour intensive methods, we firstly sew the fine textiles to a canvas then stretch it over bars allowing room for fillets or mounts to lift the glass away.

This method means that only the canvas (acid neutral material) touches the textile and that it is stretched evenly. It can also be restretched at a later stage.

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Paper Image with Glass Back & Front 

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This method is primarily used for items like papyrus and is often the way they are displayed in the country of origin.

Papyrus being a heavier stiffer material that is prone to cockling is better directly under glass.

We would not recommend this for a normal paper product due to the interaction it can have with the glass.

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Address & Contact

2 & 3 Green Park Station

Bath, 

Somerset

BA1 1JB

Tel: 01225 447 072

Email: sales@framecraftonline.com

Opening Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9am - 5pm

Wednesday: 9am - 1:15pm

Thursday: 9am - 5pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: Closed

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