Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with a framer's vocabulary, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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So I would like to take a minute to go over some of the vocabulary that you should really…understand in order to have a good conversation with your framer, or to make informed decisions…about how you want to assemble your own frame.…The first step of course is the frame, and we typically refer to the frame as a molding style.…Molding being the generic term, if you look behind me you see a whole host of wood moldings.…There are also some very nice moldings made out of styrene as well as a whole host of…moldings made in metal. Great variety of choices and color and texture there with the molding.…
Once you make your decision on the molding, the next choice is what do you do for glazing?…The glazing is a term you may not have heard before, it's a generic term that refers to…either glass or plexiglass, it's the transparent barrier that protects both the work and the mat.…The mat is the cardboard that we use to surround the work in within that mat we…will cut a window to expose the work, hence you refer to it as a window mat.…
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