When framing documents and diplomas it is recommended that the framing meets archival standards. They should be protected and preserved using the same methods that are applied to framing original artwork. Our staff have many years experience in framing documents. We know how to properly handle your Sheepskin diploma or antique parchments. Framing and matting styles can vary dramatically depending on the look and feel desired. The most important factor is to use acid free matting and backing. Official documents and professional certificates are often designed to achieve a classic timeless look. Matting is generally neutral and tones are selected based on the paper. Fabric mats and fillets can create a richer and more elegant presentation in your design. Parchments and antique documents sometimes require special care due to the fragile nature of the items. With some decorative or antique documents it is desirable to allow the edges of the paper to be exposed. Special float mount applications are used to reveal the edges and create space for the paper to float. Diplomas represent the achievements of our hard earned efforts. Showcase your accomplishments in a custom frame to create a more polished and professional look. Custom matting can allow for designs that bring in school colors or incorporate diploma ribbons. You are certainly not limited to taking a classic or traditional approach to framing documents. You may prefer a more custom or contemporary approach to your design. We can use bold colors with contemporary frames. You may wish to incorporate additional items such as tassels or a varsity letter into your design. You are only limited by your imagination. Our designers will work with you to create look that is just right for your style and taste.
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