Re: alternatives to matte board in framing?

From: Grace Taylor ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/15/04-10:31:09 AM Z
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on 7/15/04 12:14 PM, Jon Danforth at wrote:

> I have a couple of standard fibre warmtone prints that I'd like to frame but
> I'm just not happy with their appearance when matted (mostly that I dont
> like the look of black, white, or other colors next to the print). I've
> frequently wanted to imitate the appearance of paintings when framed (in
> that the edge of the artwork is directly adjacent to the frame). With
> prints, I can't seem to figure out a way to do that.
> I have to separate the print surface from the glass, obviously, but could I
> use, for instance, a brass shim instead of matte board?
> Can anyone comment on the reactivity of brass or the effect on the archival
> properties of the print when brass is used it this manner?
> Thanks,
> Jon

Framers sell a very narrow strip of acrylic with one edge affixed with an
adhesive which is covered with paper until used. These strips can be easily
cut to the sizes of the leength and width of the frame and attached where
they fit between the frame and the glass without showing, effectivley
creating a space of 1/4" between the print and the glass. Grace
Received on Thu Jul 15 10:43:06 2004

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