Our skilled framers trim away any border from the print, leaving just the image. The cropped print is placed on a special grade canvas, with a heat activated adhesive tissue between them.
A textured overlay is added and then placed in a specialised heated vacuum press where it is slowly warmed to 100 degrees centigrade, which forms a permanent bond between the print, canvas and overlay.
At the same time as being heated, the vacuum within the press ensures the print remains completely flat and bubble free.
An internal sub-frame is constructed to precisely fit the picture. The corners are carefully mitred and then joined using both adhesive and specially shaped staples that ensure the frame remains stable throughout its long life.
Finally, the canvas is stretched around the internal frame, tensioned and fixed at the rear. Once the artwork has passed final inspection, it’s ready to be hung and admired!