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Framing


Framing is an integral part of the art buying experience - that's why we are always here to help you with your framing choices. We work with great framing partners who use only the highest quality materials to make sure your works arrives exactly how you'd like to see it.

 

 


FRAMING OPTIONS

Tappan works can be framed in three different color frames: Black, White and Natural wood.


 

THIN GALLERY FRAME

This modern profile was designed for artists and photographers. Narrow on the front and deep on the sides, our slim moldings provide a clean, sharp frame for your art. Framing works in this way allows all focus to be on your gorgeous art.

The frame size of works smaller than 24" x 36" have a 3/4" face and 1.25" depth. The frame size of works larger than 24" x 36" have a 1" face and a 2" depth.

 

UV - PROTECTIVE ACRYLIC

Our acrylic is more expensive than glass, but we use it because it’s clearer, far more impact resistant, and protects your art against UV rays. Framing-grade acrylic has become a new standard in framing. 


MOUNTING OPTIONS

Tappan offers 3 different mounting options: Full Bleed, Matted and Floated. Below we define what each of these mean.


FULL BLEED

Works are framed flush with the edge of your print without a mat.  This means there is no space between the image and the frame. When we frame pieces full bleed, we also make sure that the artwork is framed with spacers, meaning it is set back a bit deeper behind the acrylic.  


MAT

Matting an artwork adds a 3" white core mat with a bevel cut opening to the edge of your print. If your work has a signature or edition numbering, we will automatically mat around it unless otherwise specified.

We use 4-ply, conservation-grade, acid-free mat board and we match whites and off-whites to your exact piece. Acid-free materials protect your art from yellowing or becoming brittle.


FLOAT

Floating a piece allows for a full view of the face and sides of the artwork. Floating is recommended for original drawings and paintings or any piece produced on specially trimmed paper (a deckled edge, for example). When a piece is floated, it is raised and hinged with a 1.5" space around it [unless otherwise specified] and then framed. Spacers are included in this method of framing, which sets the piece back a bit deeper behind the acrylic. Floating adds 1.5" to each side of any given piece.

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