Picture Framing : Styles And Types Of Framing Available.

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The Whole Picture Company offer a bespoke picture framing service, that is we make everything by hand and to order for you personally. 

Whatever you have that needs framing, we can do it.
Original Artwork : Oils, watercolours, drawings, children's artwork, pastels and acrylics.
Paper: Posters, certificates, blueprints, house plans, prints, photographs, maps and limited editions. 
Fabrics : Tapestries, needlework, canvas, silk, flags, cross-stitch and embroidery.
Memorabilia : Football shirts, card collections, album covers, film & movie, medals, plaster castings and ceramics.  

We keep over 250 frame mouldings in stock, from classic & traditional gilts through natural hardwoods to metal foils, offering you a wide selection of styles and colours to choose from. The best solution to having your art framed is simply to bring it to our workshop and we will use our experience to assist you in selecting the correct frame and mount so you can display your artwork at it's best. So if you live in or around Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Wetherby, Pateley Bridge,  even York or Leeds, just drop in to our showroom and workshop.

Floater Frame - A Minimalist Look Without Glass

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The Floater frame without glass, gives a distinctive clean, minimal
block look to a picture. Using either your artwork or a digital image,
the print is bonded onto foam board with a protective matt, gloss or satin overlay film and then firmly fixed into the floater frame.
 
We stock the floater frames in six colours, black, white, silver, gold, dark wood and natural.

Framed Picture - No Glass

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Your artwork or digital image is mounted onto acid-free board with a
protective matt, stain or gloss overlay film then fitted into your choice of frame.

We stock over 250 frame styles from mainly Italy, Spain and the  UK. 

Frame with Double MountTitle

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With this option the image is put into a mount and framed with a choice of standard or non reflective glass.

There are a lot of mount styles to choose from - single, double, triple, one colour, two colour etc.

Frame with V Groove Mount

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The same as the Frame with Double Mount to the left but with two V-Grooves cut into the top mount.

This gives extra depth. We are here to help you choose the best option for your image.

Frame with Double Glass

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Your image uses glass at the front and the back of the image which gives a transparent border around the artwork.  The image can be placed straight into the glass, or can be given a soft- ripped effect along the edges (as shown).  Obviously when this is hung on the wall, the wallcovering behind the picture will show through.

Frame and Ragged Image

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This is framed the same way as the Frame and Mount above but the image has been ragged at the edges giving it a different finish on the print.

Standard, Non--Reflective, Tru Vue Conservation & Claryl Museum Glass

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The most cost effective glass for framing is standard glass but for more important pieces of art we offer better glazing solutions.

Non-Reflective removes reflections but the method of production means it loses some opacity and clarity.

Tru Vue Conservation Clear blocks 99% of UV light to prevent damage to your artwork.

Museum Glass. The very best glass choice for the maximum reflection free, UV
protection, and provides the highest brightness and contrast levels available. It reduces reflection by over 85% (to less than 1% of total light), the lowest possible reflection rating available with UV protection.

Example to left:
Top: With Museum Glass (no reflection)
Bottom: Standard glass (reflection in the glass)