Author: Martyn Gosling

Sawtooth Hangers

Sawtooth Hangers are ideal for small ‘classic’ style framing. They hang from a nail or screw on the wall – Up to 1mt sq.

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Natural wood frames

Natural Wood Frames

Our natural wood frames are made from a range of high quality timber mouldings. These include oak, walnut and tulip. These ‘untouched’ finishes give the perfect natural tones to compliment your artwork and photographic prints.  

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Foamex® Mounting

Foamex® is a solid PVC mounting material used for simple, non-archival purposes such as exhibition prints requiring a durable substrate for touring shows or public exhibitions. This material is available in both black or white colour. Sizes up to 120’’ x 80’’ in 3mm or 5mm thick.

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Acrylic Reverse Mounting

Acrylic reverse mounting is a contemporary way to present photographic or illustration prints for interiors and exhibitions. The print is bonded to acrylic /Perspex® using a silicon gel and then backed with 2mm Dibond®. Once the acrylic has been bonded to the front of your print the refraction of light through the acrylic gives a high definition effect and deep + more

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Card Mounting

For card mounting, we use a grey centred board made from alpha cellulose providing very high degrees of protection. Our board passes the Silver Tarnish test making it suitable for mounting precious photographs. With a pH value of 7.5 even after 200 years, this board offers a very high protection for the future. Sizes up to 62’’ x 84’’.

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British Journal of Photography’s IPA 2017

Daniel is a London based photographer and filmmaker and winner of this year’s British Journal of Photography International Award with Foreigner… Read More…

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Spray finish frame

Spray Finish Frames

Whether it’s high gloss or soft matt a spray finish gives your frame a seamless feel and contemporary look.

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Hand stained and painted frames

Hand Stained & Painted Frames

Our skilled team hand stain natural wood to give a complete bespoke finish to your framed artwork. Choose from a variety of wood stains, waxes or paints to pair with one of our natural wood mouldings.  

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Standard and pre-finished frames

Standard / Pre-Finished Frames

A majority of our bespoke frames are created using pre-finished mouldings; these are available in various colours and finishes from satin, lacquered, gilded and veneer. We stock hundreds of mouldings and ranges from all the major frame manufacturers including Nielsen and Arqadia, but can source many more if you can’t see what you want at our workshop.

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David has been picture framing for over thirty years, originally specialising in fine art and restoration, working across all medium. His interest in photography dates even further back, having for many years his own home B&W darkroom before taking a break from framing to study for a BA in Editorial Photography, full time at the University of Brighton. Returning to framing + more

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Nick joined Metro in 2015 and brings nearly 30 years of framing experience with him. With the framing department expanding, Nick has helped develop relationships with clients such as Michael Hoppen Gallery, Tom Oldham, and Terence Donovan Archive. “I feel my whole career has led to the opportunity to work at Metro and on such exciting and prestigious projects”. 

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Karl has worked in the photographic industry since 1990, initially as a studio technician, film processor, and hand printer. He won the Ilford Young Printer of the Year Award in 1992. Moving through the years his career has morphed through many different aspects of photography and exhibitions with his specialism in Print Finishing and Mounting. “I love the varied subject + more

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Challenging Perspectives: John Pheasant & Suchi Chidambaram

 19.10.2017 An Exhibition of Oil Paintings, Photographs and Mixed Media Metro is thrilled to be supporting an exhibition of figurative and abstract images of India, London and Italy in an exhibition presenting photographs produced by John Pheasant, oil paintings by Suchi Chidambaram and jointly produced mixed media works which beautifully combine a photographic image and an oil painting to create + more

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We Are Family – Siân Davey at the National Portrait Gallery

26.09.2017   Photographer Siân Davey recently worked with our print and framing experts, using Metro’s premier bespoke service, to produce digital C-Type prints in walnut frames for her current exhibition “We Are Family” which is showing at the National Portrait Gallery in London until October 7th. As a photographer with a previous 15-year career in psychotherapy, Siân Davey’s work often + more

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Reflections by Karine Laval at Crane Kalman Gallery

24.07.2017   Metro Imaging was delighted to work with Crane Kalman Gallery once again to produce the latest exhibition hosted at their London Gallery. ‘Reflections’ is a new solo-show opening this July that celebrates 15 years of work by the contemporary French photographer, Karine Laval. Along with works from The Pool (2002-2005) and Poolscapes (2009- 2012), the London exhibition also + more

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An interview with Tom Oldham: The Herder Boys of Lesotho

24.05.2017   We managed to grab some time with Tom Oldham for a brief interview about his exciting upcoming exhibition, The Herder Boys of Lesotho: Tom, could you tell us a little about a bit yourself and your background? I’m a London-based portrait photographer. I have a rich experience in shooting the great and good from music and sporting arenas + more

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Foreigner – Daniel Castro Garcia

02.03.2017   Metro is thrilled to be supporting Daniel Castro Garcia and his upcoming solo show ‘Foreigner’, producing framing and mounting C-Type prints for the exhibition which opens in London later this month. Daniel is a London based photographer and filmmaker and winner of this year’s British Journal of Photography International Award. He began this project in 2015 in response + more

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No. 473117 A Man of the Great War: Carole Evans

21.02.2017   Later this month London based photographer and co-founder of Portrait Salon Carole Evans opens her latest exhibition “No. 473117 – A Man of the Great War” and launches a limited edition artist’s book of the same name. Metro is delighted to be producing and framing C-Type prints for the exhibition, which tells the story of the photographer’s Great + more

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Thomas Knights & Elliott Frieze present Red Hot II

20.12.2016   Bringing in 2017 with a much-anticipated bang, Metro is thrilled to be supporting the next exhibition in the Red Hot series, opening in London. Following the huge global recognition obtained in 2014 for Red Hot, his first exhibition and book of the same name, British Photographer Thomas Knights has collaborated with British Designer Elliott James Frieze to bring + more

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Brighton Photo Fringe 2016

06.10.2016   Continuing our long-standing support of Brighton Photo Fringe, Metro is delighted to be the official print sponsor again this year. In addition to supplying a variety of services to photographers across many different events, Metro has produced vinyl prints using our Direct to Media printer for Festival signage and outdoor exhibitions.   The festival takes place throughout the + more

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‘Punk Weekender’ at the Photographers’ Gallery

14.06.2016   As part of our Punk London partnership Metro is supporting the ‘Punk Weekender’ with The Photographers’ Gallery where a weekend of special events is being hosted.   Marking forty years of punk heritage and influence the weekend explores the ideological, social and political context of the Punk insurgence in Soho and Greater London and surveys a plethora of + more

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Optium Museum Acrylic

Optimum Museum Acrylic Glass

Trusted by the greatest museums in the world, this glazing exhibits a virtually invisible anti-reflective coating enabling to see the details in crystal clear colour neutrality. The glass features a UV-filtering, abrasion resistant acrylic and anti-static coating, which offers the finest protection and preservation.

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Scratch Resistant UV Acrylic

Scratch Resistant UV Acrylic Glass

Scratch resistant UV acrylic glass offers high UV protection combined with its spoil resistant coating to prevent scratches. This glazing presents the clarity of the finest picture frame glazing, without the heaviness or fragility. UV acrylic glass is available with most of our custom made frames.

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Cast Acrylic Glass

Cast acrylic glass, also called Perspex, is a high quality and versatile material, proving high strength and clarity. Cast acrylic sheet suits multiple applications, and is an easy material to work with, especially in the case of large-scale frames.

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Museum glass

Museum Glass

Museum glass boasts an amazing clarity and uncompromised protection. It is easy to handle with its easy-to-clean, and more durable surface. It offers 99% UV protection, and it is anti-reflective.

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Anti reflective glass

Anti Reflective Glass

Anti reflective glass  incorporates the highest levels of clarity and transparency. Ideal for museums or galleries, where absolute clarity is a priority consideration.

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standard framing glass

Standard Framing Glass

Standard framing glass provides excellent optical clarity and is a good alternative to ‘basic’ glass for use in picture frames. Acrylic picture frames are safe for use in all environments as it is shatterproof, also it is lightweight so easy to install. Available in a range of thicknesses and sizes.

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Classic picture frames

Classic Picture Frames

Classic picture frames are available in a wide variety of mouldings from natural woods which are perfect for warm tone prints, to hand stained or satin finishes for a more contemporary feel. When framing with or without a window mount, the classic frame is perfect for showing off strong photographic prints. To discuss your framing options and sizes please visit + more

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Box frames

Box Frames

Box frames have a fillet which creates a space between the print and the glazing, so there is no contact with the glass. Using Waterwhite float glass, your print is mounted first to Foamboard or a similar substrate before being set into a box moulding with a fillet spacer. The fillet keeps the glass and print separate, so the whole + more

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floating box frame

Floating Box Frames

Floating box frames are a stylish take on the box frame, with your print mounted inside the box, rather than fitted edge to edge. Your print is mounted to 2mm aluminium or Dibond® substrate to create a sleek borderless surround for your print. There is a gap between the work and the moulding creating  a ‘floating’ effect. Framing options available in + more

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Tray frames

Tray Frames

Tray frames are perfect for art or photographic prints that have been mounted and do not require glazing. The print is set back slightly below the face of the frame to prevent damage. Tray frames are a good way to display large prints without the cost of specialist glazing. Your print is mounted to Dibond® or aluminium for rigidity and + more

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keyline photo frame

Keyline Frames

Keyline frames are a similar aesthetic to tray frames, but are more slimline. Works are often reverse acrylic / Perspex® mounted and floated with only a minimal gap between the work and the moulding. Perfect for contemporary artwork. Framing options available in both narrow and wide styles but for specific sizes and options please visit or contact our team.  

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photographic lightboxes

Photographic Lightboxes

Photographic Lightboxes have long been a favourite of artists looking to appropriate the dramatic effect of an illuminated image but until recently Lightboxes were restricted in size; light spread and weight by cumbersome florescent tubing that required deep profiles for cooling. At Metro we use custom-made LED light panels for an even spread of light and higher quality finish for + more

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Aluminium Mounting

Aluminium mounting is widely popular due to the archival quality of the material. Although considerably heavier and slightly less rigid than Dibond®, Aluminium has the advantage of a clean silver edge which many find attractive. Turn around time: Ten working days from print time. Sizes up to 40’’ x 30’’ with wooden battens / 120’’ x 80’’ with aluminium sub-frame.

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