METHODs, MATERIALS & SPECIALITIES
- Our museum standard framing includes traditional Japanese hinging, the approved method for museum grade conservation framing for works on paper.
- Glass quality is one of the most important factors in framing.
Because Harmful UV fades artworks, our minimum quality is 99% UV filtering glass or acrylic.
- Conservation standard includes sealing timber to prevent the migration of acids into the canvas.
- We prefer to use quality metal D-Rings, screws and soft strand plastic coated wire.
To reduce the risk of damage should it ever need to be removed, we always mount artwork to the backing, rather than the mount
Japanese hinging is the method used for mounting works on paper that is accepted by the world recognised Professional Picture Framers Association ,
where an adhesive made from pure, PH stable wheat starch paste is used to adhere a Japanese mulberry paper hinge.
Duplicating the process used for repairing and relining fragile or damaged paper works, Japanese hinging is 100% reversible.
Vital in a humid climate such as Queensland's,
we use traditional water activated paper backing, to seal and protect the inside of the frame for many years.
We may also use the following mounting techniques, for materials other than paper:
Materials other than paper, such as silk and vellum, require a different PH environment, which we are able to assess and supply
We want your piece to remain as vibrant and vivid as the day you brought it to us.
Our standard quality is 99% UV filtering glass or acrylic.
Where your budget allows, we are able to offer superior quality Museum Glass.
Museum glass virtually eliminates reflections and provides optimal light transfusion while blocking up to 99% of damaging UV rays
Textiles, embroidery and needlework require specialist handling in order to preserve their shape and integrity.
We are experts in pinning, lacing, couching and other historical and contemporary techniques for mounting and framing wool, silk, cotton and leather.
We are also able to repair holes, tears and abrasions.
We stretch canvases over high quality strainer frames.
Available in NZ pine or western red cedar.
- Timber sealing to prevent lingnin transfer
Padded buffers to protect fragile canvases
Relining of canvases for additional support and stretching