If you’re not sure it can be framed, talk to us about it and you may be surprised by what’s possible.
From solid, three dimensional objects to christening gowns, old documents, cricket bats or toy guns, and even things you may not imagine can possibly be framed, there is always a way.
Allow us to inspire you to take those items out of the cupboard, off the shelf or from under the bed and dignify them by turning them into works of art to be hung on the wall and enjoyed forever.
What We Do:
Three Dimensional Objects
Degrees, Certificates and Diplomas
Or anything else you can think of. We aim to try and engineer a way of framing anything you bring to us.
The Art Of Framing
There are a couple reasons why it is a good idea to use picture frames to frame artwork, photos or items that are important to you:
Picture Frame Protection: Your artwork will be safe, making it look good and last much longer. Framed art is less likely to become soiled, wrinkled, or bent than if it were stored loose somewhere. And you can have peace of mind knowing your special items are well treated and accounted for.
Picture Frame Display: What better way to show off the certificate you earned or a painting you bought at an auction. Picture framing can creatively showcase your piece’s best features. It will draw the eye to the image, create a sense of importance, and undoubtedly impress your friends!
Frame by Frame gift vouchers can be used for framing of personal items and to buy instore framed prints! They are a great idea for birthday, wedding and Christmas gifts, and also as corporate “thank yous”. They are available in $50, $100, $150 and $200 denominations.
Free Art & Frame Health Check
Your frames and artwork will benefit from an inspection every five years or so. We offer this free service for all your framed items regardless of where or when the framing was completed. This can generally be done on the spot – no appointment required.
The local art market is dominated by works on paper which is prone to degradation from humidity, exposure to sunlight and acidity which expresses itself as brown spots known as foxing. These conditions are generally treatable and like many things early diagnosis is helpful. Fading from exposure to light is generally irreparable. Therefore a considered selection of the type of glass to be used in framing is crucial. Evaluation of the condition of your work is free of both cost and obligation. Where necessary, a free assessment can be obtained from an independent conservator to obtain costs for restoring the piece.
Checking the art and mats for signs of mould, UV light damage and foxing (acid damage)
Checking condition of glass, frame, spacers and boards
Checking the condition of hanging systems
Checking for ingress of dust, damp and insects
Different types of Glass
Your artwork is precious, and manyitems are susceptible to fading. Glass with UV filtering qualities will greatly reduce this risk.
We offer 3 main types of glass. Clear, Conservation Clear UV and Museum.
Clear glass is the cheapest option, but has limited UV filtering qualities as a result.
Conservation Clear UV glass is the most commonly used for UV protection. It is 99% UV protecting to keep your artwork looking good for years to come.
Museum glass is the best quality glass we offer. This is what we use to achieve both UV protection and very low levels of reflection. Traditional non-reflective glass is an older idea, and unless is it pressed right against the work (which is not recommended) then it has a diffusing quality. Museum glass is super clear, non-reflective AND UV filtering.
We do offer the more traditional version of non-reflective glass, but we generally recommend that if you do want the non-reflective quality, you go for the Museum glass as traditional non-reflective has very limited application.
Over time, your work may have developed discolouration, brown spots or some other marks due to a non-archival environment. If you are worried about a piece, bring it in for an obligation free quote from our restorer.
Double sided frames are the perfect option for that odd item that has an important feature on the back you woud like to be able to see as much as the front. If you have an unusual piece, come and talk to us.
We have an in-house giclee printing service to provide fade resistant printing of photos, artwork and limited edition prints. We can print up to 600mm wide by 1500mm We also have several different paper types to choose from so you can achieve the look you are after.
We stretch all types of canvases, and can print canvases too. Whether you have an older work that needs re-stretched or an item that has been removed from the original stretcher for portability, we can help you out. You can choose to just have the canvas wrapped around the stretcher bar or can opt to add a frame of your choice.