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Trade Services

A range of discounted services specifically tailored for artists & trade customers.  More-->

Custom mouldings

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Spray finishes

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Delivery & collections

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Mountboard grades

Mountboard is manufactured to three different grades: standard, conservation, & museum quality.

Inside our frames, we use only mountboard of conservation quality and above. Conservation white-core will not only help to maintain the condition of the artwork, but will offer a superior level of presentation that will endure for many years after a standard grade mount will have gone brown with age.

We sell trade packs of cut mounts at heavily discounted prices. Please see trade services.

The cut edge

We use either white-cores or solid-colour-cores inside our frames. These conservation & museum grade mounts range in thickness from 1400 microns to 3400 microns.

Different ways of using mounts to present artwork can be seen in our basic framing styles and gallery pages.




The artwork pictured is a hand-made original etching from a limited edition of 25. Here it is being mounted onto a piece of conservation white-core using cotton rag T-hinges. Once the window mount is folded over, the tapes will all be concealed within the sandwich.

Whether it is float-mounted or behind a window-mount, we use flexible taping techniques to hinge the artwork within the frame. This makes a provision for changes in atmospheric conditions, minimising the likelihood of cockling.

For hinging paper-based art we choose from several different types of archival quality tape. It is important to use a tape that is no thicker than the paper, preferably thinner, and one that has an adhesive that is suited to the medium.

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