Mounting services & frames

For the presentation of your works we offer a full range of supports, frames, passepartouts and boxes. Production is by hand, ensuring customisation to your precise needs, with the same quality as in all our other services and the convenience of receiving the finished product from a sole provider. Our experience will help you choose the most suitable solutions for your needs.

We make our frames by hand, to measure, using the highest quality materials, in a variety of finishes and profiles. Normal or anti-reflective glass can be added to protect the print.

The reflections from glass, especially in suboptimal lighting conditions, tend to detract from the beauty of the printed image. Polarized glass such as True Vue’s Ultravue 70 serves to minimise these. Ultravue 70 has the same anti-reflective characteristics as Museum glass, but at a much more contained price.

Thin aluminium sheet, in classic or satin finishes, provides a perfectly flat mounting surface with very low coefficient of expansion: it can be used for bleed mounting, with the panel standing in relief on a rear sub-frame, or to mount the images within frames.

Thickness

1mm

Wall mount

Rear sub-frame in aluminium (optional)

Surface

Classic; Satin

Use

Bleed mounting; Within frames

PlasticBond is composed of a layer of polyethylene sandwiched between two sheets of aluminium, creating a rigid panel much appreciated for a wide range of mounting operations, and particularly for large prints. The mounted image can either be framed, or displayed with the addition of a rear sub-frame.

Thickness

3mm

Wall mount

Rear sub-frame in aluminium (optional)

Color

White or grey

Use

Bleed mounting; Within frames

Retroplexiglas refers to the adhesive mounting of a print between Plexiglas and an aluminium panel. The result is a bright, shiny, highly impactful effect. This display system is very resistant and protective of the print, making it particularly suitable for risks in transport, display and cleaning.

Plexiglass Thickness

3mm

Wall mount

Rear sub-frame in aluminium (optional)

Back

PlasticBond; Aluminium

Use

Bleed mounting; Within frames

Piuma is a lightweight panel consisting of a polystyrene core between two PVC surfaces, edged by a border hiding the multi-layer construction. This material is available in a range of thicknesses, and is also appreciated for its ease of transport and installation.

Thickness

10mm; 15mm;
20mm; 24mm

Wall mount

Concealed hole

Border

White; Black; Grey

Use

Bleed mounting

The semi-expanded PVC panel is one of the lightest and most economical supports. It can be used for bleed mounting of images, displayed by the simple addition of rear-mounted adhesive hooks, or preparatory to framing. This material is also available in different thicknesses, but is not suitable for large prints because of its high flexibility.

Thickness

1mm; 3mm; 5mm

Wall mount

Adhesive hanger (optional)

Color

White; Black

Use

Bleed mounting; Within frames

Passepartout in cartone acid free di spessore variabile, tutti realizzati su misura. Possono essere corredati da un fondino, chiusi o incernierati a libro. Utili per mantenere una coerenza di formato su immagini con proporzioni diverse, consentono di maneggiare le immagini senza dover toccare la superficie stampata e aiutano a valorizzare l’immagine.

Spessore

1,2mm; 2,2mm; 2,4mm

Attacco

Gancio adesivo o a pressione (opzionale)

Fondo

Cartone acidfree; Poliplat

Utilizzo

A vivo; in cornice

We will also handcraft boxes and folders to your specifications, in cardboard, bound in cloth in the colour of your choice and hinged as desired. These can be customised with embossed or foil-stamped lettering: ideal for the presentation of a portfolio or a set of limited-edition images.

Handcrafted shipping cases, built around your mounted prints ‒ highly recommended for shipments of works on rigid supports.

We make our frames by hand, to measure, using the highest quality materials, in a variety of finishes and profiles. Normal or anti-reflective glass can be added to protect the print.

The reflections from glass, especially in suboptimal lighting conditions, tend to detract from the beauty of the printed image. Polarized glass such as True Vue’s Ultravue 70 serves to minimise these. Ultravue 70 has the same anti-reflective characteristics as Museum glass, but at a much more contained price.

Thin aluminium sheet, in classic or satin finishes, provides a perfectly flat mounting surface with very low coefficient of expansion: it can be used for bleed mounting, with the panel standing in relief on a rear sub-frame, or to mount the images within frames.

Thickness

1mm

Wall mount

Rear sub-frame in aluminium (optional)

Surface

Classic; Satin

Use

Bleed mounting; Within frames

PlasticBond is composed of a layer of polyethylene sandwiched between two sheets of aluminium, creating a rigid panel much appreciated for a wide range of mounting operations, and particularly for large prints. The mounted image can either be framed, or displayed with the addition of a rear sub-frame.

Thickness

3mm

Wall mount

Rear sub-frame in aluminium (optional)

Color

White or grey

Use

Bleed mounting; Within frames

refers to the adhesive mounting of a print between Plexiglas and an aluminium panel. The result is a bright, shiny, highly impactful effect. This display system is very resistant and protective of the print, making it particularly suitable for risks in transport, display and cleaning.

Plexiglass Thickness

3mm

Wall mount

Rear sub-frame in aluminium (optional)

Back

PlasticBond; Aluminium

Use

Bleed mounting; Within frames

Piuma is a lightweight panel consisting of a polystyrene core between two PVC surfaces, edged by a border hiding the multi-layer construction. This material is available in a range of thicknesses, and is also appreciated for its ease of transport and installation.

Thickness

10mm; 15mm;
20mm; 24mm

Wall mount

Concealed hole

Border

White; Black; Grey

Use

Bleed mounting

The semi-expanded PVC panel is one of the lightest and most economical supports. It can be used for bleed mounting of images, displayed by the simple addition of rear-mounted adhesive hooks, or preparatory to framing. This material is also available in different thicknesses, but is not suitable for large prints because of its high flexibility.

Thickness

1mm; 3mm; 5mm

Wall mount

Adhesive hanger (optional)

Color

White; Black

Use

Bleed mounting; Within frames

The traditional “window mat” or “passe-partout” has been used since time immemorial, in many variations. Ours are produced in acid-free card stock, in thickness and to dimensions as you specify: hinged with back mat, or in other techniques. This mounting method is useful for adapting different print sizes to a single frame dimension, for enhancing the image, and for safe handling of collected prints.

Thickness

1,2mm; 2,2mm; 2,4mm

Wall mount

Adhesive hanger (optional)

Back

Acid-free card stock;
Poliplat

Use

Bleed mounting; Within frames

We will also handcraft boxes and folders to your specifications, in cardboard, bound in cloth in the colour of your choice and hinged as desired. These can be customised with embossed or foil-stamped lettering: ideal for the presentation of a portfolio or a set of limited-edition images.

Handcrafted shipping cases, built around your mounted prints ‒ highly recommended for shipments of works on rigid supports.