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Services: Classic Photographic Gallery Framing

‘Dean of Derby Cathedral’ © Brian Griffin, from the series ‘Still Waters’. Image © Brian Griffin. Bespoke Gallery Framing by Genesis Imaging.

Kodachrome Americana II © Gavin Mitchell. Bespoke Gallery Framing by Genesis Imaging.

Kodachrome Americana I © Gavin Mitchell. Bespoke Gallery Framing by Genesis Imaging.

David Yarrow 'Encounters' at The Saatchi Gallery, London. All images © David Yarrow

Work by David Yarrow, installed at Christie's for the Tusk conservation lectures 2014. image © David Yarrow

Sir Benjamin Stone : Observations in Brazil 1893 exhibtiion at Sala Brasil, The Embassy of Brazil in London. Images from The Sir Benjamin Stone Collection, Library of Birmingham. Bespoke Gallery Exhibition Framing by Genesis Imaging.

What is Classic Photographic Framing?

Our bespoke classic gallery photographic framing service produces frames exactly as you would see in many international galleries and major exhibitions worldwide.

Why Should I Choose Classic Photographic Framing?

We stock a wide range of exhibition-quality mouldings in a broad range of colours and finishes and our specialist staff are able to consult with you to find your perfect finishing solution. Of course, framing isn’t all about aesthetics – our team are also highly skilled in producing bespoke gallery framing solutions to preserve and protect your photographs or artwork.

We believe that your frame should compliment your artwork, and aid to protect and preserve it rather than detract from its overall impact by shifting focus to the moulding that surrounds it. For this reason, we have a large selection of mouldings that provide an array of thicknesses or depths to choose from. A deeper moulding might be more appropriate for larger pieces that might otherwise look disproportionate with thinner mouldings. Of course, our team is on-hand and ready to advise you on the most appropriate mouldings – and we have samples on-hand to put beside your work.

Our frames are available in sizes up to 110 inches or 2.8m, although we can accommodate larger requests on application.

Aside from aesthetics, there are other considerations surrounding your finished piece – such as its environmental impact. All of the mouldings we use for our frames are from sustainable sources that are managed to meet environmental, social and economic needs for both the present and future, as certified by the FSC scheme. When it comes to passé-partout’s, or window mounts, we only use the finest 8-ply acid-free and neutral PH museum conservation-quality board, which is certified by The Fine Art Trade Guild and offers exceptional preservation qualities that conform to the highest conservation standards.

Once your frame is complete, appropriate fixings are then attached to the back of your frame so that your work is ready to hang. Of course, not only can our skilled team provide advice on hanging systems – but we can also offer delivery and installation services too.

Classic Photographic Framing – Glazing:

When choosing your glazing, there are many factors to consider. Our team are able to advise on the most appropriate glazing for the size of your artwork, where it will be placed and whether it is due to be transported (and by which means). Depending on these factors, it might be more appropriate to consider Perspex as a glazing solution as this is more robust and provides a safer solution for larger pieces, or those that are travelling large distances, or internationally. For all other frames, we use anti-reflective Artglass as standard for our framing, which is the best option for reflective-free and neutral viewing. This incorporates a 70% UV filter to protect your valuable artwork from fading.

Packaging and Transporting Your Framed Photographic Works:

One of the biggest challenges with finished works is transportation, which is often difficult due to fragility of the piece, its size and weight. For international travel, or transportation using select couriers, we would recommend crating works where possible – providing utmost security. Crates, which can be custom built to accommodate the exact dimensions of your piece, do cost an additional outlay but can provide a cost-effective solution in the longer term when compared against the costs and time associated with getting finished pieces re-made. We also advise, where possible, using experienced art-handlers or installers to ensure your work is transported in the safest way and the risk of damage is kept to a minimum. Not only do we provide advice on transportation from years of experience in this field, but we can also create bespoke crates and delivery and installation services too – just ask us!

What Our Clients Say About Our Classic Photographic Framing:

“‘Still Waters’ was of utmost importance as it was part of Format ’13, celebrating some of the business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs that have helped shape Derby’s cultural, economic and industrial landscape. I needed a company that could frame my work to the highest standard and deliver the project on time; Genesis Imaging completed that task immaculately.”

Brian Griffin, Photographer.

FAQ expand all

I'm not sure which framing service to use - can I talk to someone?

Certainly! We do have an extensive range of framing solutions, in a wide range of finishes and we know that the process of choosing the perfect frame can be quite daunting. We are very happy to talk you through the framing process and to help you choose the right solution for your photographs or artwork. Book your appointment with our team here.

How should I clean my framed artwork?

The glass in frames can be gently cleaned using glass polish and a lint free cloth, we recommend spraying glass cleaner on to a cloth rather than directly on to the glass to avoid contact with the frame. As a general rule, our range of mouldings can be cleaned with a mildly damp, lint free cloth. We recommend that as little water as possible is left on the wood as this can lead to warping. Our team are happy to talk you through how to care for your individual framed work. 

How do I hang my mounted or framed works?

We’ve prepared these handy guides to help with the preservation and display of your artwork once it’s framed using our team’s specialist knowledge. Whether your finished work is framed or mounted, going into residential or commercial properties, this information should help keep it safe, secure and perfectly displayed.

Tools needed: pencil, tape measure, spirit level, power drill, appropriate fixings (we suggest screws and raw-plugs depending on the composition of your wall, the size and weight of your final piece – if in doubt, please consult a building professional)

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Which types of glazing do you offer for framed works?

We use anti-reflective Artglass as standard for our framed works, which is the best option for reflective-free and neutral viewing. This incorporates a 70% UV filter to protect your valuable artwork from fading. In addition to traditional glazing, we also offer durable and lightweight Perspex – perfect for larger frames.

Is the wood used in your framing from sustainable sources?

Yes. We care about the environment, which is why the wooden mouldings we use for our framing are from sustainable sources that are managed to meet environmental, social and economic needs for the present and future, as certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) scheme.

 

Is the board you use for your Passé-Partout Window Mounts archival?

When it comes to Passé-Partout’s, or Window Mounts, we only use the finest 8-ply acid-free and neutral PH museum conservation-quality board, which is certified by The Fine Art Trade Guild and offers exceptional preservation qualities that conform to the highest conservation standards.