Re: alternatives to matte board in framing?

From: Adam. Waterson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/15/04-11:10:42 AM Z
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Thats not entirely true. there are perfectly great framing methods
without matt board, don't feel swiped for tradition just because u're
using antiquated techniques.

I've been seeing a lot of cprints (which is different, i know) mounted
on plexi and then presented in a black frame with an 1in gap around the
plexi. thats hot.

or just floating the image in a black wooden frame, with a 1 or 2"
border would look nice. glass on the front.

On Jul 15, 2004, at 12:45 PM, wrote:

> Look for a matboard that matches the color and texture of the paper
> and mat with that. Paintings are not framed with glass and framing
> prints under glass with the images next to the frame will look like
> you were trying to save money by not using mat board.
> George
>> From: Jon Danforth <>
>> Date: 2004/07/15 Thu PM 04:14:04 GMT
>> To:
>> Subject: alternatives to matte board in framing?
>> 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
Received on Thu Jul 15 11:07:41 2004

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