SMART MOVE - PHOTOGRAPHERS
Mass produced picture frames are cheaper to buy than
bespoke frames but they tend to be available in a
limited range of sizes with a ratio of sides which unfortunately,
rarely mirrors negative or print proportions. Bearing in mind you should
never place a print or photograph in direct contact with glass, many
of us simply by a cheap frame from Woolworths or WH Smith, crop our
print and slap it in a frame.
CAMERA CLUB AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS
Many exhibitions require framed prints and if not
framed prints then they often request photographs are always mounted.
A framed or mounted print is much easier for exhibition organisers to
handle and generally makes for a better looking exhibition all round.
Stock mounts or matt's as they are also known as, can be purchased from several suppliers
but there is postage to add and often a minimum order value
applies. You're still faced with attaching the print to the mount and
providing suitable backing board. Why not ask Borderpics for a
quotation to mount your photographs for the next club competition? The
cost may be less then you'd expect.
|A panoramic photograph taken from Kirkton
heights looking towards Hawick. Photography and framing by
BESPOKE MOUNTS / MATTING
If you want to avoid the expense of a bespoke
picture frame, a cheaper alternative is to buy a larger stock picture
frame and place a matt between the print and the glass. Borderpics
will create custom sized matts with any aperture size to suit your print or photograph, and the print
can be attached ready to place in your frame of
choice (from Woolworths or WH Smith etc).
Matting consists of mounting a photograph to a mat
board into which an opening the size of the photograph has been cut.
The photograph is attached to the back of the mat with framing or
Matting your photographs may be more important than you think
especially if you want to sell your photographs either framed or
Matting a photograph provides three main benefits:
First, it insures that the photograph will not touch the glass once
it is framed - the mat board acts as a spacer between the photograph
and the glass.
Second, once the photograph is framed and displayed matting helps
separate the photograph from its surroundings. It gives it its own
unique space and presence.
Third, but not last, matting a photograph makes it more sellable. A
matted photograph is a finished product ready to frame, since all your
customer has to do is find a frame for it. If you sell your
photographs matted your customers will not have to pay custom matting,
which is expensive, and if you use standard mat sizes (which I
recommend) they will not have to get custom framing which is even more
BESPOKE PICTURE FRAMING
Talking myself out of bespoke picture framing work, am I daft, don't answer
that? Nobody wants to throw away money and I'm simply suggesting a
cheaper alternative by providing a budget framed print.
will provide budget picture framing in this way if asked but there is no
comparison to a hand made picture frame where the moulding and
the mount have been careful selected to enhance the print or
photograph. Choice of materials can also be selected to match the
decor or wall to support the frame - something you will miss out on
with the standard issue stock frame.