Matting - Adding a mat to your photo framing project creates a neutral space between the frame and your photo that is pleasing to the eye. It also creates an air space between the glass and your photo that will protect it from moisture transferring from the glass. We recommend matting or frame-space for all photographs. The emulsion on photos, especially the high gloss photos, is fragile and has a tendency to stick to glass or leave watermarks; an air pocket between the photo and glass will protect the photo.
- Mounting - we recommend dry mounting all photos 11x14 or larger because most photographic paper is thin enough to show some waves, which could be distracting when hanging on the wall.
- Gallery Style - This means framing a photo with a white or off white mat and black, silver or white, simple and straight edged frame. Typically the mats for this style would be fairly wide to give plenty of neutral space between the photo, frame and environment. For a little ‘bump’ on this design, try using an extra thick 8 ply mat to give the photo depth.
- Sunsets - Colorful, rich sunsets look great with a dark mat on top and a lighter mat underneath. The tight woven linen mats are a good choice because the fabric absorbs more light, rendering richer, deeper colors than standard mats.
- Easel Backs - Almost any custom frame or ready made frame up to 11x14 can be fitted with a suede easel back for standing on a table. There is an additional charge for the easel back. We don't recommend fitting a frame with both an easel back and wire because the easel back arm will keep the frame from laying flat against the wall
Recommended Mounting - T-hinge on photos smaller than 8x10 and dry mounting on larger photos.