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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 us or contact our team.

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 effect is that of a deep box. Box frames are a contemporary design with traditional leanings and can be made with a deep or shallow profile.

Framing options available in both narrow and wide styles but for specific sizes and options please visit or contact our team.

 

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 both narrow and wide styles but for specific sizes and options please visit or contact our team.

 

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 then floated in the frame with a space between the work and the frame moulding. For extra protection, the artwork can be sealed (see mounting options).

Framing options available in both narrow and wide styles but for specific sizes and options please visit or contact our team.

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.

 

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 your bespoke Lightbox. These work exceptionally well for both photographic and illustration pieces.

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