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  1. [Baren 26848] framing (ANDY ENGLISH)
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Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 19:40:28 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: [Baren 26848] framing
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I do often feel that framing is the bane and plague of
my life. As often as I can, I try to get a gallery to
hang framed prints but sell unframed ones. That means
that the buyers can frame to their taste - especially
since many regard a picture as part of the furniture
and want it to "fit in".

Almost all of my framed prints are now "floated" under
the glass. I do not use a mat but use very thin acid-
free tape - - like book repair tape / filmoplast and
tack the print to acid free board, which slips into
the frame, with the print in contact with the glass.
Sometimes I leave a border around the print so that
the edges can be seen. At other times, the paper
extends to the full size of the glass so that the
edges are hidden. Floating the print does help prevent
"mat burn" and allow the paper to age evenly if
exposed to light.

Hope that you are all well. I moved into my new studio
this weekend so I am very excited. Looking forwards to
lots of new works in there.


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