Framing Service!

Wednesday, August 4th, 2004 at 1715

Framing shops charge a lot. I discovered this when I decided to get a drawing I had done of an owl framed for my dad’s birthday. Don’t get me wrong, the shop did an absolutely wonderful job (Quickly too) but the cost did surprise me, especially when I enquired about just having “cardboard” mounts done for my photographs.

The idea quickly formed in my head to do it myself, so I got hold of a Longridge Mount Cutter and after slicing open my leg with the cutter on one famous occassion I finally got the hang of making the mount frames.

However, unless you can make the wooden frames yourself also, the mount cutter alone doesn’t help you produce a saleable product. Enter the 3M Adhesive Transfer Gun, or ATG for short. I purchased mine just the other day from DIY Framing in the UK and it arrived this morning.

I can now mount my artwork in single or double (Or triple, ohh err!) mounts for official sale, as they’re fully sealed and backed properly ready to be dropped into a pre-purchased frame of suitable depth. (A single mount and backboard measures approximately 3mm thick)

If you see any photo’s on my site you’d like printed and mounted, please contact me for information!
I will be setting up a more formal method for doing this soon.

If you’d like to see some photos of the mount I put together today, just hit “more”.

Single Mount 1

Single Mount 2

Single Mount 3

One Comment for “Framing Service!”

  1. Zoomer Said this on

    look like some nice work.

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