Most of the gallery photos on this web site were developed,
printed, mounted, and framed here.
As part of our photo business the need to finish to a framed
object brought all of the process in-house. What works
for photos works equally well for other forms of sheet media
such as posters, painting, lithographs, and printed
Since most of the framed objects are monochrome photos our
main stock of mats and frames are also black frames and
white mats. Other colors and all wood frames are
obtained as needed.
Call for an estimate.
For durability over many years, a standard practice is to
adhere prints and other paper objects to rigid, acid-free
paperboard. A board reduces the chance of bending,
creasing, or tearing. For photos, heat-set "dry
mounting tissue" holds the two sheets together
permanently. An alternative is to "hinge" the photo or
art piece to the board with acid-free tape.
Standard service mounts to boards up to 40x32 inches.
Boards up to 60x48 inches are a special order. Larger
sizes are possible. The dry mounting press handles
mount boards up to 35 inches wide and any length.
Mats set off an image, photo, or other art with a plain
white border or one in a complementary color. A mat
also separates the art from the glazing to prevent
sticking. We offer 4-ply and 8-ply mats up to 40
Prints on long-term display typically occupy a frame under a
glazing material. We offer metal and wood frames,
glass and acrylic glazing. Capabilities include:
- Frame moulding in metal and wood up to 8 ft long.
- Metal frames for minimal visual impact (see framed
poster at right).
- "Thumbnailer" machine to join wider wooden
frames with plastic double wedges set in mortices for
strength and rigidity.
with gold mat