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Framing Advice

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Andrea Pramuk framing in her studio

Andrea called to order some frames because she was working on an exhibition. Since she works in larger sizes, we thought it would be interesting to show her framing in her studio. She said she wasn't a video expert but agreed to give it a try. She sent us videos of each different aspect of…

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FRAMING PAINTINGS FOR EXHIBITION

Floater frames have  become a popular way to frame contemporary paintings on canvas or cradled panels because their minimal look does detract from the paintings and they create a strong border to separate the paintings from the wall. Paintings should be recessed in the frame to provide protection when moving and installing exhibitions. Floating frames…

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FRAMING FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHS

The installation and presentation style are critical to having a successful show. Fine art framing for galleries has a limited vocabulary and the discerning eye can quickly determine if you have taken the time to present your work properly. This slideshow will give examples of gallery frame presentations for photography exhibits. PRESENTATION STYLES The first…

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FRAMING ART ON PAPER

The installation and presentation style are critical to having a successful show. Fine art framing has a limited vocabulary and the discerning eye can quickly determine if you have taken the time to present your work properly. This slideshow will give examples of professional presentations for fine art on paper. PRESENTATION STYLES The first decision…

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FRAMING TERMINOLOGY

In order to be able to order exhibition frames for your exhibitions it is necessary to understand the terminology of the picture framing industry. The following will get you started on basic concepts. RABBET DEPTH Besides aesthetic considerations it is necessary to determine the depth of your artwork package to ensure that it is deep…

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A primer on adding acrylic protection on an oversize painting

We are getting more and more requests from our clients to custom mill frames that will accommodate acrylic to protect their valuable paintings. This was a challenging project but I think you will agree the results speak for themselves. We are documenting a project for a client that has a large painting that he wanted…

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Recto Verso Frame

We first custom milled this frame for the "Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph 1964 – 1977" exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago. We decided to make a sample so we could show how it is assembled. Our recto verso frame was designed so the artwork could be viewed from the front and the back.…

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Demystifying the fine art framing business

A friend of mine suggested I become a friend of Michael Corbin, the Artbook Guy, on facebook. I did and he asked me if he could do an interview about framing. He does many interviews with artists and said fine art framing mystified him. I said I would do my best to try to explain our business. We…

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50 x 88 Custom Oversize Frame

50x88 Pre-Packaged Frame

We are often asked how large a frame we can make. This is not the largest frame we’ve made but it is a good example of the sizes we ship. This job is being sent to a museum in Texas. They have ordered multiple frames and we are shipping the entire job on a palette. We…

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