Our Frames

We offer an edited collection of frame styles and materials. Curating our range this way means we can keep our prices down and our waste minimal, good for our customers and the planet.

Moulding

This is the frame profile. We offer two categories, our  premium hand–finished wooden frames or the standard factory finished range. Our hand-finished range of frames are made in solid oak or tulip (for the hand-painted finishes). All of our wood is FSC Certified (Forest Stewardship Council), using sustainable mills and timber.

Slim Width 12mm x 19mm Height

Gallery Width 21mm x 21mm Height

Box Width 15mm x 31mm Height

Our economy range are factory-painted softwood mouldings and offer a cheaper alternative to the hardwood hand-finished range.

Gallery Width 20mm x 20mm Height

Box Width 15mm x 25mm Height

Moulding Colour

Hand-finished frames are available in either solid oak or hand-painted to any colour. These frames are glued and joined, filled for a smooth finish and then sanded. We finish our oak frames with a matt wax, while the hand-painted frames are given two coats of paint with a sand in between for a smooth finish.

The economy range is available in either black or white.

Oak

Hand-Finished Only. Natural Oak that is sanded and waxed.

Black / White

Hand-Finished or Economy.

Colour Match

Hand-Finished Only. Any colour of your choice, we can order a sample pot of any paint manufacturer.

Mounting

Mounting is how the artwork sits within the frame, we offer three options

Flat

Also known as edge-to-edge. This is when the artwork fills the whole frame. We mount the artwork onto a piece of conservation backing board and use 3mm clear spacers to keep the artwork off the glass. Works well with posters and images that already have a border.

Window

This is the classic mounting method. A window is cut out of a piece of mountboard and the artwork sits behind it. This method works well with photos and can be a way to make smaller prints stand out in larger frames. We can suggest mat board sizes to suit your artwork.

Float

This mounting style gives the appearance that artwork is floating off the mountboard, creating a small shadow gap all around it. Works well when artwork needs to be seen right up to the edges and is a popular contemporary option. The artwork is kept off the glass with white spacers

Back of the Frame

We use fluted conservation-grade backing board which is water resistant and keep the finished frame lighter. For smaller frames we use a riveted hinged hanger which is easy to hang and make level. For larger frames we use a number of hangings that offer extra support and make sure the frame won’t lose structure over time.

Glazing

We offer a variety of options for glazing (from most economical to most expensive) — standard 2mm glass, 99% UV protective glass and two anti-reflective options with 70% UV or 92% UV protection. If you want highest level of UV and anti-reflection then we can also supply Museum grade glass. If you’re looking other glazing options, this can also be arranged.