Re: alternatives to matte board in framing?

From: altprinter ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/15/04-11:45:45 AM Z
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I beleive the product you are looking for is called Frame Space or something like that, however it may only work with metal (Neilsen) frames.

As for an over matte have you looked at Crescent #1607 Antique White? The color matches natural white colored papers and may be acceptable to use with warmtone papers. You can find it at Pearl's Art supply, a 32x40 sheet is about $12 or so if I recall the price correctly. It has a smooth surface texture and a white core that doesn't match the surface color

Don Bryant

-----Original Message-----
From: Jon Danforth <>
Sent: Jul 15, 2004 12:14 PM
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?

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