Large photo frames

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Photo Frames UK

Any framer worth their gold leaf will be conversant with conservation framing methods. Knowing when to use a museum mount board or conservation mount card is essential to the picture framing craft. Picture framers should also understand how to protect valuable artworks from environmental damage; when extra crossbar supports are needed to strengthen a large stretcher frame, and what glass thickness to use with each moulding choice.

Large picture frames

Another important consideration when framing a large picture is the sturdiness of the moulding, and by that, I mean how secure a mouldings corner joints are when pinned and glued together. Will they be strong enough to support the combined weight of the picture plus glass?

A picture framer should know if the weight of a large finished frame will stress its corner joints. The bottom line is that large framed artworks need to be framed in mouldings with a wide profile so that the joints can be robustly secured with additional pins.

The type of wood also plays into it. Some softwood mouldings are not sturdy enough to support lateral movement when handling a large framed artwork and can result in the corner pins failing.

Lastly, the glass width must also be considered. There is a considerable difference in weight between 3 mills and 5 mills glass which can greatly impact the overall sturdiness of a frame.

Picture framers knowledge

If a framer doesn’t know his/her Picasso’s from his Shane Clark’s, whoever Picasso is, you should avoid their service! Handing a valuable work of art to a picture framer when the picture framer doesn’t know its value, is asking for trouble. Most professional picture framers should have insurance to cover the storage of valuable artworks, but if in doubt it is best to ask.

To test your framer let them lead you. If they seem confident with the framing language, if they talk about a mount card’s colour being too cool or overpowering, or make constructive comments about an artwork, or enquire about where the artwork will hang, you are probably in safe hands.

Framed pictures uk

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Custom frames UK

Looking to have a picture framed in the UK? I have just checked the prices for ordering a simple frame online. I made an order for a A4 frame in a simple white frame. Excluding VAT and delivery it came out at 45 UK pounds!!! Arguuueee!!!

To save money why not visit a local picture framer and ask for a like-for-like quote?

Another downside to ordering online is having to fit the picture oneself.

Picture frame sizes

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Custom frames UK

Picture frames for sale online or in store are produced in a variety of standard picture frame sizes. These frames usually include a mount. The aperture of the mount is designed to fit standard photo sizes.

Standard sizes for A sized frames. A4 is standard writing paper size. Usually certificates are printed to this size so A4 will be suitable for any standard sized A4 frame.

  1. A6 = 148 X 105 MM
  2. A5 = 210 X 148 MM
  3. A4 = 297 X 210 MM
  4. A3 = 420 X 297 MM
  5. A2 = 594 X 420 MM
  6. A1 = 841 X 594 MM
  7. A0 = 1,189 x 841 MM

Frames in the UK are produced in other standardized sizes. The sizes below include a few square shaped frames which are often box frame types.

  1. 24 x 30 cm
  2. 30 x 40 cm
  3. 40 x 50 cm
  4. 50 x 50 cm
  5. 50 x 60 cm
  6. 50 x 70 cm
  7. 60 x 80 cm

The key to a successful online order is to measure your pictures accurately prior to completing your order. Make sure you are measuring in cm if the frame sizes are listed in cm. Once a frame is made it cannot be cut down to a smaller size and there is absolutely no way that it can be made larger!

If you are after a cheap certificate frame I would suggest that you ask your local picture framer to knock up a ready frame from off-cut mouldings.

Custom picture frames

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Poster frames

Camframe should be your first port of call if you are looking for custom picture frames in Cambridgshire. We provide expert advice on all framing solutions.

If you are looking for bulk framing jobs, we can supply frames made-to-measure at very competitive rates. Just give us a ring to discuss your requirements.

Cheap poster frames

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Custom frames UK

So, here I am writing about poster frames. Great! I suppose someone has to. There is a subject for every goon! What can I say about poster frames apart from, Arguueee! 

The first thought that springs to mind is how large they are! And, of course how their long lengths, and indeed their short lengths, like a strong supporting embrace, serve no other purpose than to demarcate a boundary to stop a posters determination for global space domination getting out of hand! I mean, something has to stop them getting bigger!

Poster frames do just that. They put a stop to a poster increasing in size to the point that Spielberg inevitably is inclined to make a film about the invasion of the posters!

So, you see posters don’t require mounts.

Camframe will happily make you a poster frame. The great thing about poster frames is that, cheap really is cheerful, and so one doesn’t need an expensive moulding. We stock a good range of cheap black mouldings and if you are prepared to fit the dam poster yourself, then the price can..what’s an antonym for skyrocket!