Flatten it out! Dry mounting is a permanent mounting process where inexpensive art prints, movie posters, or other paper based mediums are glued to a mounting board using heat and pressure. The standard mounting board is usually foam core, but other mounting boards are available. How it works: A tissue adhesive is placed between the art and the mounting board, inserted into a vacuum press and heated up to activate the adhesive while the press applies pressure. This process is highly recommended for rolled art mediums or posters that have wrinkles, creases, or if the aesthetic appearance warrants it to be flat. Please note that if a piece of art is to be conservation framed, dry mounting is not recommended, as it would adversely affect the value of the art.
Stretch it out! From silk, tapestry, rug, and needlepoint, all the way to canvas stretching we will make sure that your stretching is done in the safest and most professional manner. Our professional design consultants are more than qualified to assist small artists, large art institutions, national museums, and everyday customers select the proper stretching solution. This includes assembling custom stretcher bars, or cutting mounting boards to the ideal size for a professionally finished stretch. To transform your beautiful painted canvas, or intricately sewn needlework into a wonderful display, feel free to consult our designers or visit one of our stores.
Engraved brass nameplates can be used to highlight any picture frame project. Whether for recognition of an accomplishment, memorial picture, or business award, we offer a high-end line of brass name plates ranging from traditional favorites to exquisite contemporary designs. Make your selection truly original by designing a name plate in any size, and select from a range of shapes, colors and fonts. Most of our engraveable name plates feature pressure-sensitive adhesive backing for convenient attachment, while others include mounting hardware such as nails. Let us help you create a custom engraved name plate that will make your framed display one-of-a-kind.
Lamtech is an alternative mounting process where your image is dry mounted onto Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), and then sealed under heat and pressure with 80% UV protective matte finish vinyl lamination. It is finished with a beveled edge in your choice of over 30 colors. The final result is a non–glare, easy to clean, professional looking product at a fraction of the cost of traditional custom framing.