2916 N. 68th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Just North
of Thomas Rd.
Hours: M-F 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Please call for an appointment.
T: 480.970.8400
F: 480.970.8401
An essential ingredient in the framing package is the manner in which the art is mounted or secured to the mat or backing.

There are various types of works of art on paper, e.g., documents, photographs, and prints. Each of these categories contains many sub-categories. When you come into the shop, we will go over with you how to best mount each piece.

As previously stated, drawings, etchings, and prints may "float" on top of a mat; they will be hinged (secured to the mat) using either archival framer's tapes or hand-torn mulberry paper with freshly prepared wheat or rice starch. If the mat overlaps the art, we may secure the art to its backing by hinging it or by using corner pockets made from cotton fiber paper or Mylar.

Dry mounting and cold roller mounting are other techniques used in the industry. A poster newly purchased from the shop or a vacation may usually be safely dry mounted. We sometimes use Buffer Mount because this mounting tissue can be re-heated to release the art from its backing.

There are varieties of acrylic and glass products used in picture framing to protect artwork. The categories range from "regular" which lets through a good deal of harmful ultraviolet light leading to discoloration and deterioration of art papers to "UV filters".

Conservation series glass provides 99% UV protection. Museum Glass from Tru Vue has the same protection with the added value of reducing glare in most environments. Reflection control glass (which may help with glare) has an etched surface.

All of the above types of glazing products are also available in acrylic. Acrylic materials should be used for larger frames and those which will be shipped.

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