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FITTING WOOD FRAMES  Fitting involves assembling and cleaning all of the items that will go into the frame, installing the entire package in the frame, and finishing the back, typically with a dust cover and hanging hardware. During this process, it is important to avoid using too much pressure, which could cause buckling of the artwork, matting, and backing boards in the future. THE […]

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Fitting Metal Frames

Sectional metal frames are easy to put together. Different companies provide slightly different hardware, but most of them work the same way. 1. Prepare a clean work surface. Wood splinters and bits of glass can scratch the frame. Lay out the frame sections face down. 2. Insert one of the L-shaped hardware pieces (some brands require two pieces) into both […]

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Fitting Wood Frames

Fitting involves assembling and cleaning all of the items that will go into the frame, installing the entire package in the frame, and finishing the back, typically with a dust cover and hanging hardware. During this process, it is important to avoid using too much pressure, which could cause buckling of the artwork, matting, and backing boards in the future. […]

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Loading and Securing Your Framing Components

LOADING AND SECURING YOUR FRAMING You now have everything you need to load the frame. If you have not already done so, stack your framing components together. If your artwork is mounted to foamboard, you won’t need anything else behind it. On the other hand, if your artwork is mounted to a mat blank, you will want foamboard behind it to […]

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