Fine Art Printing: Creating A Border Around An Image Before Printing

When fine art is reproduced as a print, it typically features a border to create a relief between the image and the frame and/or mat. Borders also provide a place for the artist’s signature.

Mike Cromly | 8/27/2014 8:57:20 AM | 4 comments

Techniques for Self-Adhesive Boards

Self-adhesive mounting boards leave little room for error. Once adhered, art can’t be removed, repositioned or smoothed out. This is one of the reasons we don’t recommend it for original works of art. However, there are times when self-adhesive mounting boards are just what you want; for example, they provide structure to large posters and are ideal for collage work.

Mike Cromly | 8/20/2014 8:39:41 AM | 2 comments

DIY Picture Framing : Techniques for Properly Peeling Acrylic

Acrylic glazing is shipped with protective paper on both sides to help prevent scratching in transit. There are a few important things to keep in mind when peeling it off. The moment you peel the paper the acrylic becomes vulnerable to dust, fingerprints and damage, so wait to remove until you have done every other step of the framing process you can, such as assembling the frame and hinging the artwork to your mat or mounting board.

Mike Cromly | 8/8/2014 2:12:13 PM | 0 comments

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Mike Cromly
So, who’s Mike? He is the man behind the mission of getting your picture frames produced and out the door quickly, correctly, with custom frame shop quality. Once your order is placed, it is in the hands of Mike and the many people he has trained over his 35+ years with the company. A natural teacher, he loves to tinker and experiment. Of course he has a nice office, but we rarely find him there. Working in the plant and improving our processes is his passion. Outside of American Frame, Mike is an outdoorsman, avid fisherman, devoted family man and Ohio State Buckeye fan. Mike's Twitter
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