FRAMING SERVICES

MUSEA offers custom framing made from responsibly harvested solid wood frames that are assembled by hand. You can select between 11 different color options, 5 wood species and two frame profile widths. We also include the choice between our Standard Acrylic and Museum Acrylic to give your clients the best option on the market.

Just like our prints we use the absolute best materials within our frames to give your clients the comfort on knowing their photographs will be around for multiple generations.  We use abrasion resistant and 99% UV blocking acrylic, Museum Rag mat boards, Artcare Archival Foam Board and each frame is carefully finished with acid free and puncture resistant backing paper.  Our goal is to give your clients the most archival framing possible.

All of our frames include a wire hanger on the back and come ready to hang out of the box.

Framed prints shipping within US have a 3-4 week turnaround and frames going to Canada have a 5-6 week turnaround.


FRAME PROFILES

Available in 3/4" and 1.5" Wide Profiles

Available in 3/4" and 1.5" Wide Profiles

INCLUDES:

  • 99% UV-shielding and Abrasion Resistant Acrylic or Museum Acrylic
  • Frame profiles are 3/4" wide and 1.5" wide
  • Mats are are custom cut, acid free, lignin free, 4-ply with a bevel edge.
  • Archival Foam Board featuring MicroChamber® technology which absorbs and neutralizes harmful gases.
  • Acid-free, buffered backing paper that won't harm artwork and won't puncture like everyday craft paper.
  • Wall bumpers
  • Hanging hardware + nails
  • Hanging and care instructions

Standard vs. Museum Acrylic

Both of our acrylics block 99% of UV Light and both have an abrasion resistant coating.

The main difference between the two is that Standard shows glare and Museum has an anti-glare coating.

In the examples below, we placed the framed print opposite of a window, which you never want to do, but we did for illustration purposes.

CLICK TO ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BELOW

Notice how on the left the glare completely blocks the edge of the mat vs. the right you can see the edge of the window mat.

Standard Acrylic shows glare (upper right)

Museum Acrylic greatly reduces glare (upper right)

 


FRAME CORNERS

MUSEA offers 11 different frame styles and each comes in a 3/4" wide profile and a 1.5" wide profile.

Below you can click on the images for an enlarged view of the color, grain structure and texture.

 
 

MAT VS NO MAT

 

With our custom framing you have 3 choices for matting. You can choose to have us frame your print without a mat or with a 2" or 4" mat border. If you choose not to have a mat around your print, we will put spaces between the acrylic and the print so that the paper doesn't touch the acrylic.

NO MAT

When choosing this type of framing option, the image you are ordering needs to be the same size as the frame. For example, you would order an 12x18 print with an 12x18 frame.

MATTED PRINT

We recommend a 2" mat border for prints 16x20 and smaller.

We recommend a 4" mat border for prints 20x24 and larger.