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We offer a wide range of traditional picture framing techniques, from cut-&-join framing and conservation framing, to shadow box framing, block mounting, custom framing, canvas stretching and more.


Traditional Picture Framing Apart from conventional cut-&-join framing, Orms has become the leader in custom framing, with expertise ranging from frame design to master reproduction. We specialise in numerous framing and mounting procedures, and go out of our way to meet your needs and turn your vision into a reality.


Custom Picture Framing We not only manufacture frames (from scratch) to your specific measurements, we’ve also perfected the Duco spray-painting technique resulting in a silky smooth, colour finish on almost any surface – a popular choice amongst artists and galleries.


Conservation/Total Archival Framing The choice of museums, collectors and art investors, conservation or total archival framing ensures a lifetime of protection or preservation of an artwork. With 20 years experience in this particular speciality, we have mastered the fine art of conservation or archival framing:

  • We import the highest-quality museum glass from Germany. This glass is 98% UV resistant with extraordinary non-reflective properties.
  • We mount onto various archival substrates of which Dibond® is the most commonly used worldwide.
  • We are the sole agent of Diasec® in Africa, making South Africa one of only eight countries in the world licensed to perform this exclusive archival face-mounting procedure.


Shadow Box Framing A popular contemporary method of framing, shadow box framing is a great way to frame those precious 3D objects or collector’s items. Box-like in profile, shadow box framing uses various frame depths to achieve different effects. We can achieve different depths (up to 100 mm) and offer an extensive range of colours from which to choose.


Block Mounting: We are proud to be one of only a the few framers that still offer block mounting, the perfect cost-effective display option. We use a 25 mm thick, superwood block and Duco-spray the sides and edges of the block for a seamless finish.


Canvas Stretching We manufacture our own stretchers and strainers and are pleased to offer you a turnaround time of 48 hours – impressive, yes? We offer two frame thicknesses:

  • 23 mm
  • 50 mm

And a range of materials:

  • Exotic wood
  • Aluminium
  • Synthetic mouldings
  • Custom finishes on wood


Cold Mounting If you have a valuable print you’d like framed, but want it protected during the framing process, cold mounting is your best option. No heat is used in the adhesion process, so the risk of damaging your print during the mounting process is greatly decreased. We cold mount onto:

  • Triplex
  • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
  • Dibond®
  • Aluminium
  • Foamcore

Turnaround time:

7 – 10 working days

Q&A with Monique Loeblich
- Framing Consultant

Monique's years of framing experience have made her the ultimate go-to person, no matter how big or how small your framing needs.
How long does framing take?

Approximately 10 days, depending on the complexity of the frame chosen.

Do you offer frames that can hang in bathrooms?

Yes, we put a waterproof plastic backing on the back to seal the artwork.

Can I use an existing frame?


Can I frame a rugby jersey?

Yes! Box framing is the perfect choice for displaying your treasured piece.

Is box framing more expensive than a traditional frame?

Yes, as more materials are used and more work is involved.

What kind of mount board mounting do we do?

We cut window mounts and we float and raise an image off the mounting board.

What colours are available for block mounting?

I offer black, white or brown and Duco-spray the sides and edges of the block for a seamless finish.

What is stretching?

Stretching is where I literally stretch the printed canvas over a wooden frame (also known as a stretcher). Our stretchers only come in 23 mm or 50 mm thickness.

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