What Should You Know Before You Take Your Art In To Be Framed?

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Before you take your art into the framing shop, there are several determinations you should make about the art being framed, the location where the art is being hung and other factors. Knowing these things ahead of time can help you pick the right frame for your purposes and can also increase your satisfaction with your final product.

What is the size of the space where the art will be hung?

Measuring the size of the space where the art will be hung will ensure that the frame you choose will be appropriate for the size of the wall. Know the height as well as the width before going to pick your frame.

Will this framed art be matched to other framed pieces of art in the same room?

If your artwork will be hung in a room with other framed pieces of art, bring in pictures of those framed pieces to help you match the color of the frame to the color of frames on the other pieces of art.

Does direct sunlight hit the space where the art will be hung?

Observing the space where the artwork will hang over a period of several days will tell you whether or not the artwork will get exposure to direct sunlight. If it will, then you'll want to choose frame glass that offers UV protection.

Is the art a valuable original?

Your custom framing professional will need to know if your piece of art is a valuable original before he or she begins to work. Depending on the age and fragility of the piece, your framing professional may need to take extra precautions in the handling of the art. In addition, valuable artwork can be put on display for decades, and the frames around valuable pieces must be designed to offer maximum protection over a long period of time. Some of the optional features you may want for your custom frame include:

  • Acid-free backing board and mounting boards. Backing board and mats that contain acid can cause paper to degrade over many years and can also cause pigments to fade.
  • Archival-quality glass. Special glass with etching on one side can be used to protect your artwork from exposure to ambient light and reflections in the room while also cutting back glare on the glass to ensure best viewing conditions.
  • Archival-quality mat hinges. Your framing professional may put your artwork on a mat using archival-quality mat hinges that are designed to prevent bending or warping of your artwork over a long period of time.

For more information, call your custom frame shop ahead of time and speak with your framing professional. He or she can give you more tips and advice as you gather information before coming in to get your artwork framed. For more information, consider contacting a professional like those at Artistic Wholesale Supply.


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Furniture to Grow Old With

Even as a child, I was an indoor person. Despite the fact that I lived on a ranch and had a hundred acres of land to roam on, I preferred reading a book while sitting in the most comfortable recliner in my home. I’m referring to that soft, plush, and luxurious piece of furniture that you absolutely have to force yourself to get out of. When I became a homeowner, my primary quest was to find a suitable replacement for my childhood retreat. I researched, examined, and sat in numerous chairs before I finally found the one, the beautiful tan piece of furniture that I wanted to grow old with. On this blog, I want to share with others the importance of buying the perfect furniture items for your home, the ones you never will want to part with.