Framing Products

Superior framing products in St Helens

Whether you need to protect a cherished work of art, or present a marketing piece with maximum impact, we can help. At Framing Interiors, we meticulously prepare the mount and customise your frame so you get a tailor-made product every time.

Framing products and expert advice

Whether you want to frame a family photograph, mount a child's drawing or proudly display an impressive examination certificate, we are there to help. Our handy guide explains the most common terms used by picture framers. When you visit us face-to-face, we will gain a better understanding of what you would like, and can discuss your requirements in greater detail. 
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Acrylic

Acrylic

A substitute for glass. Acrylic is a clear plastic used by picture framers for glazing frames. It is more expensive than glass and generally tarnishes over time, however, some people prefer to use it when framing pictures for very young children's bedrooms or commercially if you have a high throughput of people that may damage the art on the wall. A very large image may be too heavy if using glass and so acrylic is a lighter solution. We also use is specifically when sending out frames in the post to avoid breakages.
Clip frame

Clip frame

Where a set of clips are used to hold the glass, artwork and backing together. A simple, handy solution to display posters and photographs. However, they have lost favour recently due to health and safety (the glass edge will be smoothed but there is potential danger) and general fashion demands.  
Fixings

Fixings

For domestic framing we use D rings which are screwed to the frame, picture cord is strung between them. For commercial framing we use either 'secret fixings' where nothing can be seen protruding from the frame when fixed to the wall, or the more traditional brass 'mirror plates' which are screwed to the back of the frame and then screwed to the wall.
Framing tape

Framing tape 

This is the tape applied to the back of a frame by picture framers to seal and secure it against dust and insects getting inside the frame. 
portrait format

Landscape versus portrait format 

Picture framers use this phrase to describe a frame where the longer side is horizontal and the shorter side is vertical. 
Limited edition

Limited edition 

A limited-edition print is one where the artist limits the number of prints of their artwork, making it more exclusive. The number is written on the print along with the total quantity of prints, such as 120/250. 
Moulding

Moulding 

The name given to the wood, metal or plastic that makes up the perimeter of the frame. We have over two hundred different types of moulding and as part of the decision making process we will advise you on what type would best suit your artwork, taking into account your thoughts and wishes. 
Mount board

Mount

The board that surrounds the artwork. We will advise you on what colour mount you should choose for your picture taking into account its positioning in your home/office etc. 
Non-glare glass

Non-glare glass 

Glass used that is specifically made to diffuse light, thus minimising glare and reflection. This is more expensive than normal picture framing glass and can make the image look very flat. I would say that we would only use it in 0.5% of cases.
Picture cord

Picture cord and wire 

This can be made of soft braided material or solid wire. It comes in various thicknesses in order to support different weights. We use only the best quality picture cord as there is some evidence that over a long period of time wire corrodes and you wake up one morning with your picture on the floor.
Ready-made frame

Ready-made frame 

A frame you can buy from us that you simply slot your photograph or artwork into. These types of frames normally come in a range of standard sizes. We also have large quantity of odd-size frames in stock which we sell more cheaply for you to put your own artwork into.
Stretching

Stretching 

Certain materials such as tapestry, embroidery and cross-stitch may need to be stretched before framing to ensure a flat appearance. Rather than stretching many people choose to have their tapestry glued to a backboard, this does not diminish the effect of the work but stops it being punctured.
Swept frames

Swept frames

A highly ornate picture frame, often used for mirrors and oil paintings. 
Window mount

Window mount 

An aperture in the mount that accommodates a title or brief description or dedication.
If you are looking for the right framing product in St Helens,
call Framing Interiors on 01744 613 043

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