Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Conversing with a framer, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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Konrad Eek: I'm here with my good friend and colleague Ben Long, and we're here to…discuss the aesthetics of framing photographic prints.…Ben, do you want to tell me a little bit about these prints?…Ben Long: Well, I have got two prints that I brought with me from the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute.…These are student works done by high school students that we were working with this summer.…I worked these prints up as part of my Inkjet Printing course, so we got a black and white…and a color--these as I said are both inkjet prints on pretty inexpensive mat paper.…
What's nice about the black and white that we were able generate because of the printer…we were using we have got a good truly neutral black and white, we have got a nice color image.…Both are--because of the nature of the inks used in that printer extremely archival--these…prints are rated at 200 years easily on this particular paper.…So, I want to talk about some ideas about framing them.…Konrad: Okay, one of the things you mentioned that the prints are archival.…
The course begins with an overview of framing concepts, terms, and tools and then shows how to choose and work with the various components of a framed print: matboard, frame, glazing, wire hangers, and more. The course also examines the issues and creative options behind hanging an exhibit, whether in a gallery or in a home.
- Conversing with a framer
- Selecting a mat and a frame
- Deciding on window size
- Using a handheld or production mat cutter
- Mounting art
- Cutting glass
- Assembling frames
- Hanging photographs in groups
- Hanging photographs on different surfaces
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
Conversing with a framer14m 53s
2. Working with Mats
3. Choosing a Frame and Glazing
4. Putting It All Together
Assembling a metal frame8m 33s
5. Hanging a Show
6. Hanging Work at Home
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