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Simon — Master Framer
Now, if you are having a bit of trouble choosing how to frame your purchase, fear no more — the Lone Ranger of picture framing is here. My aim is to guide you gently through all aspects of framing and, hopefully, to answer any questions you may have.
I have divided this into different sections, making it simpler to dip into a relevant area and, therefore, avoid having to wade through the ramblings of a middle-aged framing expert.
Rule number one
Rule number one (in fact the only rule) is that there are no rules to picture framing. You don’t have to pick a colour in the picture to go with the mount, which will compliment the frame that will match the wallpaper, which was chosen to go with the curtains — that came with the house when you bought it! Be an individual, experiment a little, but most importantly choose what you like.
Choosing a frame width.
It’s best to select a frame width which is in keeping with the size of the image — a wide frame will overwhelm a small picture. A narrow frame will do little for a big print.
Selecting a mount
When selecting a mount for your artwork you only have two decisions to make — what colour and what size. A general rule of thumb is to choose a colour that compliments but doesn’t overwhelm the picture.
The size of mount — normal being 50mm width, wide being 100mm width — is usually chosen according to the size of the picture, but play around with colour and size until you come up with the perfect combination.
Glass or Perspex? Non-reflective Glass or Non-reflective Perspex? My definite preference is clear glass or clear Perspex, but then who am I to tell you what to put on your picture. I would only go for the non-reflective versions if I was going to hang a piece of art in a position where it would receive a lot of sunlight — or artificial light — therefore creating a glare on the picture.
We have a maximum glass size that we feel can be shipped safely without breakage and our clever technology automatically clicks in to only allow Perspex to be chosen for anything above that size.