Custom Framing

Custom framing refers to the process of creating a unique frame for artwork, photographs, or other items that require preservation and display. Rather than purchasing a frame from a shop, custom framing involves selecting specific materials, dimensions, and design elements to complement the piece being framed and the space where it will be displayed.

Here’s an overview of our custom framing process:

  1. Selection of Materials: Customers typically start by choosing the type of frame they want. This includes selecting the material for the frame itself, such as wood, metal, or plastic. The frame’s finish, colour, and texture are also important considerations.

  2. Mounting: Mounting refers to the border between the artwork and the frame. It serves both aesthetic and practical purposes, providing visual separation and protecting the artwork from direct contact with the glass. Mounting comes in various colours, thicknesses, and materials, such as paper or fabric.

  3. Glass or Acrylic: The next decision is whether to use glass or acrylic (plexiglass) for the glazing. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Glass is heavier and can break more easily, but it offers better clarity and UV protection. Acrylic is lighter, less prone to breakage, and often used for large pieces or in environments where safety is a concern.

  4. Assembly: Once the materials are selected, our framer cuts and assembles them according to the specifications provided by the customer. This involves precise measurements and careful handling to ensure that the frame fits the artwork perfectly.

  5. Finishing Touches: Finally, our framer adds any finishing touches, such as dust covers, hanging hardware, and labels, before packaging the framed piece for delivery or pickup.