a frame moulding?
Moulding is the term used to describe material that is cut and joined
to be assembled into a picture frame. Wood and metal are the materials
most commonly used to make moulding and are offered in a variety of
stains, glazes and finishes. In addition to custom framing flat artwork
and three-dimensional objects such as framing sports memorabilia, these
mouldings are also used to create unique photo frames, decorative framed
mirrors and ready made movie poster frames.
What is matting?
Matting A decorative board that is used in a framing package to both
enhance the art, and ensure that the glazing does not rest directly
on the artwork causing irreversible damage.
What is glazing?
Glass or acrylic set or made to be set in a frame that protects the
artwork from light, dust and other environmental hazards. There are
different levels of glazing, from lightweight acrylic and regular glass
to more expensive specialty products like anti-glare and anti-reflective
Should I have my artwork mounted?
Mounting is a process by which artwork is attached to a board. Dry mounting,
wet mounting and spray mounting are ways to prevent the artwork from
bubbling or waving in the frame. Artwork of any value is not generally
mounted since it can greatly affect any resale value. Museum mounting,
commonly known as hinging, is when the art is attached with paper hinges
to the board. The art hangs free, allowing it to expand or contract
with humidity. Dry and wet mountings are permanent processes and not
recommended for archival materials.
What is preservation matting and framing?
It is the appropriate housing to display the intrinsic beauty and interest
of an object, while prolonging its life by securing the object in a
mechanically and chemically stable environment. It minimizes the problems
caused by deterioration of the components of the object itself and other
problems introduced by environmental factors such as air pollution,
heat, light, and humidity..