Without glass, keyline frames are more lightweight than traditional framing and reflections on artwork are minimised – allowing your work to be seen in all of its glory. Keyline frames are a popular solution for those wanting to frame their work without glass.
Your images are firstly mounted to Kapa Foamboard, ensuring that they lay flat within the frame and providing extra strength and rigidity. The edges are then painted to match your chosen moulding colour and tone and the mounted print is attached directly to the frame. The wooden mouldings we use for our framing are from sustainable sources that are managed to meet environmental, social and economic needs for both the present and future, as certified by the FSC scheme.
Our frames are available in sizes up to 110 inches or 2.8m, although we can accommodate larger requests on application.
Appropriate fixings are then attached to the back of your frame so that your work is ready to hang. Of course, not only can our skilled team provide advice on hanging systems – but we can also offer delivery and installation services too.
One of the biggest challenges with finished works is transportation, which is often difficult due to fragility of the piece, its size and weight. For international travel, or transportation using select couriers, we would recommend crating works where possible – providing utmost security. Crates, which can be custom built to accommodate the exact dimensions of your piece, do cost an additional outlay but can provide a cost-effective solution in the longer term when compared against the costs and time associated with getting finished pieces re-made. We also advise, where possible, using experienced art-handlers or installers to ensure your work is transported in the safest way and the risk of damage is kept to a minimum. Not only do we provide advice on transportation from years of experience in this field, but we can also create bespoke crates and delivery and installation services too – just ask us!
Certainly! We do have an extensive range of framing solutions, in a wide range of finishes and we know that the process of choosing the perfect frame can be quite daunting. We are very happy to talk you through the framing process and to help you choose the right solution for your photographs or artwork.
Yes. We care about the environment, which is why the wooden mouldings we use for our framing are from sustainable sources that are managed to meet environmental, social and economic needs for the present and future, as certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) scheme.
We’ve prepared these handy guides to help with the preservation and display of your artwork once it’s framed using our team’s specialist knowledge. Whether your finished work is framed or mounted, going into residential or commercial properties, this information should help keep it safe, secure and perfectly displayed. View Our Hanging Guides
The safety of our clients and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have closed our offices but our remote working procedures are in place.
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