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ARTWORK FRAMING

We offer a full range of solutions for framing artwork, memorabilia, and pretty much anything else! Whether you’re exhibiting artwork, transforming a living space, looking for an impressive and unexpected gift or just want to preserve something precious, we’ll have a solution at Artery.

CANVAS STRETCHING & FRAMING

Our professional canvas stretching team have great experience with all sizes and materials used for stretching artworks. There isn’t a canvas yet that they couldn’t stretch, and that is saying something considering the sizes of some canvases that have come through our doors!

FOAMCORE MOUNTING

We have an in house dry mounting service for the adhesion and trimming of posters and digital images. We provide quick turnaround and handle all work with the utmost care.

BASIC ARTWORK RESTORATION AND TOUCH UP

We provide services for the restoration and repair of minor damaged or aged paintings, drawings and pastels.

MAT CUTTING

We can provide great prices on mounts to custom fit your own frames or for any other application. A one week wait is standard procedure.

GLASS CUTTING

We can cut glass to size and in most different shapes too. One week wait standard procedure.

HANGING, DELIVERY & INSTALLATION

We can deliver and collect for framing in the Greater Hobart area, and we offer professional advice and hanging solutions for anything you need displayed in the home.

CUSTOM FRAME DESIGN & HAND FINISHING

We have our own hand finished range of mouldings, created with traditional methods. For those seeking a more personal touch or something unique and exciting for their framing we are here to offer a more creative and flexible consultation

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Conservation Framing should be used when framing anything that you want to preserve in its present condition for many years.

All materials used in conservation framing must be stable, non-staining, and acid-free.

Our standard practice is to hinge all artwork to the frame backing in the most minimal and reversible way possible.

Although framers generally avoid fully adhering any piece of fine art, some professional photographers like to have their photos stuck down.

Open edition prints and posters can benefit from the stick down process by removing ripples, paper curls, and some wrinkles — creating a more professional finished product.

In these cases we use a light weight acid free foam-core backing.
The stick-down process is non-reversable.

A few things to consider when framing art on canvas:

An L-shape canvas frame is often the most ideal and effective option for framing work on canvas. The stretched canvas is dropped into the frame which is fixed to the back of the work. This leaves a gap around the artwork and gives the impression of a narrow floating frame that doesn’t touch the face of the artwork.

When using standard mouldings around art on canvas, the frame should be deep enough to contain the depth of the canvas so that it doesn’t protrude at the back. A wide frame moulding that is not quite so deep might also give an acceptable result, particularly when placed in such a position as to make viewing possible from the front only.

You may also wish to use accent borders, liner mouldings or fillets along the inner edge of the frame.

Art on canvas should not be covered with glazing (glass or acrylic). It is usually best to leave the surface of art on canvas exposed, both to enjoy its texture, and to allow oil media to breathe.

If a glazing is necessary to protect the artwork, a spacer in the frame can be used to keep the paint from touching the glass.

A bit about glass…

All light can cause fading. Sunlight is the worst, but fluorescent and incandescent light are also culprits.

By coating the surface of the glazing with an ultraviolet filtering material, a significant portion (97-99%) of the most damaging light rays can be blocked from reaching the artwork behind it. This is a great help in protecting art, but even art framed with UV-filtering glazing must be protected from excessive light.

The following examples were framed behind a non UV filtered glass, and hung in a well lit room for only a year before reaching the level of fading and colour loss seen on the right:

The shiny surface of glass and acrylic can cause glare and reflections, so special treatments are applied
to minimise this, such as those used in the ArtGlass range.

Artglass 99™/Preservation Clear

Artglass 99™ provides UV protection by blocking out 99% of harmful rays thus helping prevent the treasured keepsake from fading as well as yellowing of photographs, or paper becoming brittle. Choose conservation glass on your next framing project – offer 99% UV protection. Artglass 99™ is your great choice for picture framing!
UV damage is cumulative and irreversible to framed artwork. The sunlight rays will react with the surface of an artwork or photograph, and change its chemical composition as it breaks down the bonds in the paper, dyes and pigments. The result is brittle paper and faded colors.

Protect what’s important!

THIS ARTGLASS™ PRODUCT HAS THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

  • HELPS PREVENT FROM FADING
  • 99% UV PROTECTION
  • CRISP IMAGE RESOLUTION
  • NO “ORANGE PEEL” SURFACE DISTORTION
  • NEUTRAL COLOR FROM ALL ANGLES
  • MEETS REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD ISO 18902
  • CONSERVATION GRADE GLASS ACCORDING TO PHOTOGRAPHIC ACTIVITY TEST (PAT) ISO 18916
  • FOLLOWS FINE ART TRADE GUILD AND PROFESSIONAL PICTURE FRAMERS ASSOCIATION STANDARDS
  • 99% CONSERVATION LEVEL UV BLOCK IS CERTIFIED BY NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY IN UK ACCORDING TO EN 410

 

Artglass AR 70™

Artglass AR 70™ reveals true colors and texture of the art – no green tint or optical distortions. Thanks to its anti-reflective coating, which reduces unwanted reflections to less than 1%, nothing will prevents one from viewing the actual content of the framed item. Moreover Artglass AR 70™ has a smooth surface that allows for details to emerge unaltered. Artglass AR 70™ will enlighten the work of every framer – it can be cut and glazed from either side and its coating is scratch resistant and very easy to clean.

THIS ARTGLASS™ PRODUCT HAS THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

  • NO REFLECTION
  • IMPROVED TRANSMISSION
  • EASY TO CLEAN AND ABRASION RESISTANT
  • NEUTRAL COLORS IN REFLECTION AND NO COLOR SHIFT UNDER AN ANGLE
  • EASY TO PROCESS TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS
  • HIGH DURABILITY AND LONG LIFETIME OF THE COATING
  • PASSES PHOTOGRAPHIC ACTIVITY TEST (PAT) ISO 18916

 

Artglass AR 92™

Choose Artglass AR 92™ to achieve an outstanding clarity with its capability to transmit ~98% of light and to gain a conservation grade UV protection* of ~92%. Artglass AR 92™ will make you forget about green tint and optical distortion. Moreover, the anti-reflective coating reduces unwanted reflections to less than 1%, in the meantime it is scratch resistant and very easy to clean. It can be cut and glazed from either side.

THIS ARTGLASS™ PRODUCT HAS THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

  • NO REFLECTION
  • IMPROVED TRANSMISSION
  • EASY TO CLEAN AND SCRATCH-RESISTANT
  • NEUTRAL COLORS IN REFLECTION AND NO COLOR SHIFT UNDER AN ANGLE
  • EASY TO PROCESS TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS
  • HIGH DURABILITY AND LONG LIFETIME OF THE COATING
  • PASSES PHOTOGRAPHIC ACTIVITY TEST (PAT) ISO 18916

 

Artglass AR 99™

Artglass AR 99™ is the highest performance anti-reflective glass with 99% UV protection. The “invisible” glass ensures neutral reflection color and helps prevent the treasured keepsake from fading. Artglass™ ranks the highest in the market of anti-reflective glass and now its successor Artglass AR 99™ combines superb clarity with the best possible UV protection highly valued among industry professionals and museums. Preserve the true color, texture and beauty of framed artwork. Artglass AR 99™ is your perfect choice for picture framing!

Protect what’s important!

THIS ARTGLASS™ PRODUCT HAS THE FOLLOWING FEATURES AND BENEFITS:

  • HELPS PREVENT FROM FADING
  • 99% UV PROTECTION
  • LESS THAN 1% LIGHT REFLECTION
  • CRISP IMAGE RESOLUTION
  • NO “ORANGE PEEL” SURFACE DISTORTION
  • NEUTRAL COLOR FROM ALL ANGLES
  • MEETS REQUIREMENTS OF THE STANDARD ISO 18902
  • CONSERVATION GRADE GLASS ACCORDING TO PHOTOGRAPHIC ACTIVITY TEST (PAT) ISO 18916
  • FOLLOWS FINE ART TRADE GUILD AND PROFESSIONAL PICTURE FRAMERS ASSOCIATION STANDARDS
  • 99% CONSERVATION LEVEL UV BLOCK IS CERTIFIED BY NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY IN UK ACCORDING TO EN 410

Different glazing types require different cleaning products, materials and methods. Be sure to check the sticker on the back of your frame to find out more about cleaning your glazing.

Glass is the most common glazing used in framing, and like window glass — most framing glass has a slight green cast, though you may choose to use low-iron glass, sometimes called ‘white’ or ‘water white’ glass, to avoid the green.

The plastic glazing preferred by professional framers is acrylic — which stays clear over time, unlike other plastics. Acrylic sheeting is lightweight, about half the weight of glass, so it is often recommended for very large frames. Acrylic is also durable, and even if it does break — it doesn’t shatter into numerous sharp pieces like glass. It is often recommended for play areas and hallways.