FLOAT PRESENTATIONS FOR FINE ART ON PAPER AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Float presentations are used when it is important to see the edges of the artwork. The art may have a deckled edge or may come completely to the edge. It is also used on artwork that is dimensional or doesn't lie flat.
When using a float presentation it is necessary to separate the artwork from the glazing material with a spacer.
Museum mat board is recommended to ensure that the art is protected over time from acidity. They are 100% percent rag boards made from cotton which is naturally lignin-free.
Spacers are used to provide the separation. Spacers can be made of wood, plastic, or matboard. Metropolitan has designed a line of exhibition frames that will accommodate our custom wood spacers that can be purchased in depths ranging from 1/4″ – 2″. Custom sized are also available. We also carry econospace plastic spacers in 1/8 and 1/4″ depths.
Be sure and measure from edge to edge (if the image is out of square, measure from the widest and longest point)
Generally, smaller borders are used on float presentations than on matted presentations. Sizes generally range from 1/2″ on smaller pictures to 1 to 1 1/2″ on larger pictures.
Custom mat calculator
Just measure your artwork and decide on the border size and our new custom calculator will do the rest.
Metropolitan carries 4 & 8 ply museum boards.