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    Majority of our framing is conservation standard which means that all the “supports” such as tape, board, back mount etc. are ph neutral, i.e. acid free, to ensure your print is well protected. Another criteria of conservation framing is that the process is reversible. That means that the artwork can be taken out of the frame and absolutely no damage is done. This means that it can be framed in another way in the future or rolled up in a tube again. 

    Please note that conservation framing involves the fewest number of small attachments between the artwork and its support panel. This always results in a very slight undulation across the surface of the print, caused by the print expanding and contracting in different levels of humidity. This indicates that the artwork has been mounted properly and is not a defect in the artwork or the framing.

    Some clients prefer their artwork completely straight in the frame. This can be achieved by mounting the print to a foam board, and is mainly used when framed with a float mount. This is not a reversible technique and is not conservation standard framing. In other words the print can not be taken off the foam board and rolled up again since it is glued down. But this is a great way of mounting for those who prefer a completely straight print in the frame that does not react to different levels of humidity.

    Rectangular frames

    Our frames are made to size, clean, white frames. They are made of wood with a smooth matt top coat. We offer two options of mounting the artwork in the frame.

    Classic mount

    The classic window mount is cut so that it covers the edges of the print and placed on top of the print in the frame. This mounting style is one of the most common one and gives the artwork a classic clean look.

    Float mount

    When a print is float mounted the fewest number of small attachments are placed between the artwork and the support panel, so that the print is elevated from the back of the frame causing it to look like it is floating in the frame. All edges of the print are visible and the print casts a shadow on the back of the frame. 

    Please note that undulation across the surface of the print, caused by the print expanding and contracting in different levels of humidity, is more visible in float mounted artwork than in classic mounted artwork. That means that the artwork will never be completely flat in the frame. This indicates that the artwork has been mounted properly (conservation standard framing) and is not a defect in the artwork or the framing.

    Some clients prefer their artwork completely straight in the frame. This can be achieved by mounting the print to a foam board, and is mainly used when framed with a float mount. This is not a reversible technique and is not conservation standard framing. In other words the print can not be taken off the foam board and rolled up again since it is glued down. But this is a great way of mounting for those who prefer a completely straight print in the frame that does not react to different levels of humidity.

    Circular frame

    The circular frame is an unusual and interesting way of framing. The circular frames are hand carved and they are created between our framer and circular hand carver. A circular frame gives the artwork a unique look and have been really popular. All prints framed in a Circular frame are classic mounted.

    Glass types

    For most of our frames we use normal glass, but we also offer UV-protective anti-reflective glass for an additional fee. If you would like to use anti-reflective glass for the framing of your piece, please email info@kristjanaswilliams.com and we will get back to you with a price for the artwork you have in mind.

    Shipping abroad - perspex glass

    We do ship framed pieces outside of the UK. For those pieces we always use perspex glass which is lighter than glass and does not break easily. Perspex looks exactly like normal glass and is being used by many artists for their bigger pieces due to the lightness of the material.

    For any other inquiries about framing please contact us on info@kristjanaswilliams.com