Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting a mat, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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The first step in the presentation and protection of your photograph is to mat the photograph.…And when you decide to mat the photograph, the first choice you need to make is whether…to use archival or non-archival matting materials.…This choice can be informed first, of course, by the nature of the photograph itself.…It does not make sense to put a non-archival photograph in an archival mat.…Here at Quartz Mountain the student work we are preparing is archival, we are using an…Epson inkjet printer with UltraChrome inks and printing on a media that is acid free.…
So this work will last for a long, long time.…As a result, we have made the decision to use archival materials in order to mount the work.…When you go down that road towards archival, RagMat is really the top of the line as far…as archival materials. It's made from 100% cotton rag.…It contains no acids, no lignins, nothing that will attack the work in anyway or discolor it.…There is a huge selection available in RagMat.…This is just one brand, Crescent, and you can see here we start out, we have got a lot…
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