The artwork is framed within a window mount. You can choose from a vast range of mountboards from 1.4mm up to 4.1mm,
the deepest available.
The artwork is attached to a backing - either an acid free mountboard or, as we have undertaken for several clients, a custom painted board. We then insert a spacer between the board and the glass ensuring that their is a gap of at least 6mm between the art and the glass.
The artwork is mounted on a hidden raised step, the depth of which can range between 3mm and 8mm, giving the impression of floating above the backing board. When lit from the front, a shadow is cast by the edge of the artwork. We find that this technique works particularly well with oil on board paintings (see our galleries) and ragged edge high quality paper (e.g. watercolour weight).
Typically used for posters and other low/medium value art. The art has no mount and is usually (unless fixed to a backing board where a spacer can be used) laid directly against the glass.
Although most commonly employed with canvases, I have successfully used tray frames with board and float mounted art. The canvas/board is fitted inside a tray frame leaving a small gap around the edges. These frames are unglazed.
Oil paintings have a texture which glass can mask due to reflection. Clients often prefer a simple, plain wood frame (stained, waxed etc.). You can see several examples of this in our Colin Moss gallery.