Framing photos is a great way to enhance the work and prepare it for hanging. Whether you are framing fine art photography or family photos, good framing will not only make the work look great but also properly protect it. We frame for photographers from all over Southeastern Pennsylvania and are equipped to the handle the various methods and styles of framing that professional photographers prefer for their work. When preparing a photo for framing the first step is mounting it to a backing board. Archival mounting will provide the best level of protection and preservation for the print. Archival mounting means using all acid free materials when mounting the work. Photos can be mounted to the backing board using a variety of methods. Photos can be hinge mounted using linen tape or held in place using photo corners. Both of these methods allow the photo to be easily removed from the framing without any markings or damage. Drymounting is another common method of mounting photographs to a backing board. This method will adhere the photo to the backing board which will keep the print flat and fixed in position. Archival drymount adhesives are available, but removing the photo from the backing board can be more difficult than when hinged or when photo corners are used. Photos can be framed with or without a mat border. The mat will allow the necessary space between the glass and the print. When not using a mat, frame spacers can be used to keep the print from touching the glass. Using UV protective glass or Plexiglas will help protect the print from any UV light damage. When framing photos for a show or gallery exhibit the matting and framing is sometimes standardized using neutral colors to create a consistent look. Black and white photographs are often framed using materials that are black, white and shades of gray so as to stay neutral and consistent with the tones of the photograph. When selecting your own personal framing, there are almost endless choices of styles and colors that can be used. Our designers can help you to come up with a design for your photos that works great with the composition and reflects your own personal style.
Frame of Reference – Picture Framing – (610) 431-1450
1502 West Chester Pike – West Chester, PA 19382
In Historic Chester County, Pennsylvania