Although a good artistic eye is something that can't be taught, there are certain rules of custom
lead to good design that can. When followed, these guidelines, well known to your custom framer,
produce a beautiful, well-balanced
framing presentation that enhances the work without overpowering it.
For example, did you know the width of the
mat border should never match the width of the frame?
This tends to draw the eye away from the art they surround. Or that a poorly placed
as a V-groove, can detract from the beauty of the finished package?
Good design based on commonly accepted framing
principles is one of the many reasons to custom frame.
Protecting Your Artwork
Perhaps the best
reason to custom frame your personal and well-loved works of art is that a professional picture framer
has the skills and materials
necessary to preserve and protect them as closely as possible to their original condition.
Acid and lignin free mat and mount
boards like Crescent and Artique Conservation grade matting contain no impurities
which can damage the art they surround. Special
UV-filtering glazing such as Tru Vue Conservation Series Glass
featuring TruGuard UV Protection can be used to protect art from
irreversible damage caused by light exposure.
Professional picture framers have the training and skills required
to use these materials to beautifully present your
treasured items in a way that will not only enhance their appearance, but protect
them for your enjoyment for years to come.