Framing

Whether it’s artwork purchased at our website or your own work of art:

Chat with our framing specialists and receive a quote today: +44(0)1273 724829

Hand Crafted Custom Framing

A bespoke, custom-made frame is the perfect way to complement your beautiful limited edition artwork. Our expert craftsman will cut, join and assemble each frame by hand to create your perfect finished work of art, ready to hang on your wall.

Float mount, window mount, box frame, we’ll cut through the jargon and suggest the ideal frame elements to showcase your art, with colours and styles of frame that create the perfect centrepiece for your home or office.

Your framed artwork is then delivered to your door. To ensure your frame arrives in pristine condition, all of our custom frames are delivered either by our own driver or with an external specialist courier service. Both are highly experienced at delivering custom frames safely and securely. 

Our framed art delivered within the UK will contain glass. If you live outside the UK your frame will contain gallery-grade cast acrylic instead of glass, durable and super clear.

Why choose custom framing from Enter Gallery?

  • All Enter Gallery frames are hand-crafted in the UK by highly skilled framers.
  • We use only the finest, specialist framing materials, including acid-free board and a choice of glazing for different environments.
  • All our wooden frames are crafted using FSC® certified woods from responsibly managed forests.
  • We use specialist couriers, who are experts in handling glass and frames, to deliver your framed artworks in perfect condition and at a time that suits you.

If you have any questions about our framing service:

Chat to one of our framing specialists today: +44 (0)1273 72489 (7 days a week)

or open a Live Chat at the bottom right-hand corner of this page, including your contact details and we’ll be happy to call you back.

Your Framing Choices Explained

Frame Style

Connecting a picture with its surroundings, your choice of frame style is important; it needs to enhance the image without detracting from it. Our experts are here to help, whether you opt for a white or black painted wooden frame or a traditional, decorative moulded design. Every work of art calls for something different, so we offer a number of frame styles, to suit your artwork and your home.

Box framing

Offering a protective distance between the glass and the surface of an artwork, box framing is the usual (and ideal) choice for limited edition prints or original artworks. Box frames eliminate the risk of any ink transfer between the artwork and the glazed pane.

Glazing

When it comes to the protective pane between your artwork and the environment it’s hanging in, your options are glass or acrylic. At Enter Gallery we prefer to use glass in our bespoke frames; although it’s more fragile. If we are shipping overseas we will use gallery grade cast acrylic in order to keep your artwork safe. We offer a comprehensive choice of glazing for our custom frames from standard to specialist glass and, if you want it, gallery grade cast acrylic. Here are some of our glazing options:   

UV glass provides protection against damage and fading by blocking harmful UV light waves, although it can have some impact on clarity, it therefore will depend on where your art is situated.

ClearColour glass offers the ultimate in viewing clarity – the high-quality anti-reflective coating that is applied on both sides means you see your artwork’s true colours. In some light conditions the glass is, effectively, invisible, making it an excellent choice for framing darker prints and lenticulars.

ClearColour UV glass offers a unique combination of UV protection and anti-reflective coating. This means that this glass protects your picture from the sun’s harmful rays, without impacting on the colours or clarity of the image it is protecting.

High-grade cast acrylic 3mm is the only alternative to glass that we suggest. Gallery-grade acrylic is hard-wearing and clear, so it doesn’t affect the overall impact made by your chosen artwork.

Picture Mounts for Framing

Do you want your artwork flush to the edge of the frame? Or do you want a little space for the image to breathe? We are happy to advise and offer a choice of mounts, including acid-free backing, surround mounts and (our personal favourite) shadow-float mounting. Not sure what we’re talking about? Read on…

Acid-free backing is commonly used to perfectly mount prints (that is, match them up to the edges of the frame with no border). An acid-free board is placed between the reverse side of the print and the backing board of the frame to avoid any chemical transfer. Fully reversible, as nothing is stuck down, this process is commonly used and suitable for all types or artwork, whether limited editions, originals or rare pieces of work.

Shadow float mounting is used to give the appearance that an artwork is floating within the frame. The mount – an archival foam core – creates depth too, by casting a shadow beneath the artwork. We highly recommend using a float mount when framing artwork with deckled (hand-torn) edges.

Surround mounts are best described as windows through which you view an artwork. The window is cut into a piece of high-quality card, which is available in a variety of colours, and laid flat on the surface of the print or original. This type of mount can act as additional decoration or, in some cases, offers a way to showcase more than one piece of art within a single frame. 

Ready Made Frames

If you have chosen an open edition artwork from our art poster section then one of our high quality ready-made frames could be the perfect partner to your print and an affordable way to get it onto your wall and admired by everyone. Available in a range of profiles, to go with any interior and set off your artwork to perfection. All our glass ready-made frames come with FREE UK mainland delivery.

 

If you have any questions about our framing service:

Chat to one of our framing specialists today: +44 (0)1273 724829 (7 days a week) 

or open a Live Chat in the bottom right-hand corner of this page, include your contact details and we’ll be happy to call you back.