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Framing Consultants framing@orms.co.za 021 469 1985 7 - 10 working days

  ORDER SUBMISSION FOR GUARANTEED FESTIVE SEASON DELIVERY CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2021  
WE CAN'T GUARANTEE CHRISTMAS DELIVERY FOR ORDERS SUBMITTED AFTER SUNDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2021.

Consider these 5 Points when building your custom frame

1 | Frame Profile

2 | Frame Finish

Natural

We custom-make a natural wood frame and sand it to ensure an even and smooth finish.

This method embraces all the “flaws” and “imperfections” in the wood and highlights them as being part of what makes the product unique rather than perfect.

Our natural wood range includes: Obeche, Beech, Kiaat, Ash, Maple, Oak and many more that can be sourced regionally.

Stain

For stained frames, we use raw Obeche wood which is sanded and then stained to match one of the many colours that can be created from mixing the primary colours together.

Once the wood has been stained, it receives a final coat of sealer to protect the wood from the elements.

Show Grain

This product is named Show Grain as the actual grain of the wood shows through the paint.

This effect is achieved when raw Obeche wood is sanded, joined and then spray-painted with Duco spray paint. This method ensures an even finish throughout.

A wide range of colours can be achieved through the spectrum, simply bring us a sample and we will match it is as closely as possible.

Duco

Raw wood is treated with layers of primer and paint that fill the natural grain in the wood, achieving a silky smooth finish. A wide range of colours can be achieved through the spectrum, simply bring us a sample and we will match it as closely as possible.

Synthetic

We stock, and can source, a wide range of synthetic mouldings. These mouldings are made out of synthetic wood and emulate the look of a wooden frame.

Leafed Frame

This extremely specialised process begins with the raw Obeche moulding. It is then spray-painted and the process of hand foiling the frame begins.

Thin layers of gold or silver foil are gently placed onto the moulding using shellac as an adhesive. A thin layer of treatment is then applied to the foil to change the colour into the desired end result.

This hand-made finish takes days to complete and as a result an extended turn-around can be expected when choosing this option.

Aluminium

We offer a wide range of smooth aluminium frames in various colours and sizes. Come in and chat to a consultant to find the right one for your artwork.

3 | Mounting Style

Image Mounting | Pasting

Triplex

The artwork is pasted, using cold glue and a vacuum press, to triplex board. The maximum size for this is 800 x 1200 mm.

  • Non-Archival

Hardboard

The artwork is pasted, using cold glue and a vacuum press, to 3 mm thick medium density fibreboard (MDF). The maximum size for this is 2750 x 1850 mm.

  • Non-Archival

Plexiglass

This method employs the use of a non-archival adhesive to bond the artwork to plexiglass. This ensures a smooth and even finish. The maximum size for this is 3000 x 2000 mmm.

  • Non-Archival

Dibond®

Dibond® is a rigid, durable, aluminium-composite material consisting of two pre-painted sheets of 3 mm aluminium bonded to a solid plastic core. The artwork is bonded to the Dibond® through an archival process and guarantees a completely flat image.

  • Max | 3000 x 2000 mm
  • Archival

Non-Permanent Mounting Options

Strapping

Small pieces of double-sided archival tape are placed at even spaces around the edge of the artwork. The artwork is then strapped to a backing board by pulling the adhesive tape around the back of the board and then adhering it once tight.

This method can be archival or non-archival depending on the backing board used.

This method means that the artwork will never be completely flat as it allows for organic movement as it responds to temperature fluctuations.

Hinging

The artwork is adhered to the back of a window mount board using small segments of archival tape. A backing board is then adhered to the back, along one edge, allowing the window mount to swing open for easy removal of the artwork.

This method can be archival or non-archival depending on the backing/mount board used. This method means that the artwork will never be completely flat as it allows for organic movement as it responds to temperature fluctuations.

4 | Glazing

Clear Glass

Low Iron
Clear Glass

Plexiglas

Orms Blue
Anti-Reflective Museum
70% UV Protection

AR92
Anti-Reflective Museum
92% UV Protection

Gallery Plexiglas
100% UV Protection

5 | Hanging Mechanisms

Your hanging mechanism is automatically selected by our team of framing experts.
The choice of hanging fixture is determined by several factors, such as: size, weight and installation application.