framing is just that: one of a kind, made
to order, not off the shelf or mass produced. A bespoke frame
is to art what a fine tailored suit is to its owner.
Bespoke framing starts with what you are framing. Our designers
take the time to help you choose your moulding, matting options
and your glazing. They also help to create the perfect milieu
for your art or object. After consultation with you about
your art, the chosen molding is cut to the exact size required
and joined. The mat(s) are cut to size with the required opening(s),
as is the glazing and backerboard. After a dry fit, the art
is attatched to the mat or backerboard depending on the design.
All the components are assembled while our framers ensure
that no dust or foreign material remain inside the frame.
After a final inspection, the hanging hardware is attatched
and our badge is secured to the back of the frame to confirm
our promise that you are getting the best.
At Jones & Company, we work hard to ensure every project
we take on surpasses our client's expectations. We use the
finest quality mouldings, materials and framing techniques
to ensure you get the very best that bespoke framing has to
frame everything, from fine art, limited edition prints, photographs
and fabrics to family heirlooms, sports jerseys, medals, mirrors,
and just about everything else you could possibly imagine.
your home or work space with custom framing is a great way
to express your personality and to enjoy your surroundings.
While others can go to the store and buy the same sofa, tables
and lamps that you have, it is highly unlikely anyone will
ever have the exact same bespoke framing as yourself.
Regardless of what you choose to have framed, whether it be
a favorite piece of art, a mirror, or an object inherited
from an ancestor, it will add interest to your space.
you would like to have a home or office filled with personality
and one-of-a-kind treasures, bespoke framing can easily help
you achieve this goal.
Jones & Company we purchase the best hand made frame moulding
in the industry. The vast majority of our frame mouldings
are hand crafted in Italy by Roma Mouldings.
take great pride in knowing that our moulding is made using
only woods from active reforestation programs. The vast majority
of our frame moulding collections have earned FSC and
The next level of moulding beyond what we carry at this time
are hand-carved frames. If this is something you are looking
for, we have contacts in the United States and the UK that
produce hand-carved frames or have existing antique frames
for your fine art pieces.
WHAT DETERMINES THE GLASS YOU SHOULD USE?
Glazing is a very important choice when it
comes to framing art or objects. Framing is as much about
preserving art as much as it is about making it look great.
Light is an enemy of art and will cause fading to most materials
over time. All light is UV, be it a light bulb, candle or
the sun. The majority of our projects use UV glass that
protects art and objects from the damaging effects of light.
Our designers will help you find the right glazing option
to make your art look great and keep it safe.
Our glazing is made in the United States and Europe by Tru
Vue and Art Glass.
Most Popular Glazing Choices
anti-reflection picture framing glass with Conservation
Grade UV Protection is the best glazing option available
for art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes.
Along with its nearly invisible finish, it effectively blocks
up to 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays so
framed pieces remain clearer and brighter for longer.
Conservation Clear picture framing glass offers
the highest level of UV protection available in the industry
and is our most popular glass option. Over time, exposure
to indoor and outdoor UV light rays can contribute to fading
and deterioration of art, photographs and other important
personal keepsakes. Conservation Clear glass effectively
blocks up to 99% of UV light rays to protect against fading
and helps keep framed pieces brighter, longer.
UltraVue glass offers the same superior anti-reflective
properties you've come to expect from Tru Vue, on a water
white substrate. This high-quality, anti-reflective glass
product provides 70% UV protection and is optically coated
to create a nearly invisible finish. Similar to its other
anti-reflective products, Tru Vue uses its proprietary coating
process using Magnetron Sputtering technology, which deposits
precisely controlled layers of highly energized metal oxides
onto a 2mm, water white substrate, to produce the UltraVue
Premium Clear glass is the highest quality regular
framing glass available.
What you use to clean glass is very important.
Most residential glass cleaner contains ammonia and wax that
can damage glass or make it look blotchy. Most framing glass
will only need to be dusted from time to time, and a simple
wipe with a dry, clean, soft, lint-free, cloth will do the
spot cleaning is required, use a clean, soft, lint-free,
micro-fibre cloth to clean the glass. Spray a small amount
of ammonia-free cleaner onto the cloth, this will prevent
overspray. Press the cloth against the glass and clean in
round, circular motions.
material used to create the conservation grade UV coating
on the underside of the glass contains plastic. Paper towel
will charge the plastics with static electricity and cause
dust to stick to the glass until the charge dissipates.
in comes to matting or mount, there are many options.
Our designers will help you find the correct colour(s)
to make your piece stand out and be seen. The mat
and frame should never be the first thing you see
when looking at a piece on a wall. The art should
be the first thing you see and the purpose of the
mat(s) and frame is to enhanse the art not overpower
mat also keeps the glazing from touching the art and
creates "air space" between the art and
glass so the art does not stick to the glazing over
are made from paper and/or from cotton. Paper mat
is made from wood which contains acid and lignin which
will damage art. Basic mats will be buffered to slow
down the damage, but not for long. We do not carry
these products. Better mats will be chemically treated
to be acid and lignin-free forever. The best mats
are made entirely from cotton which is naturally acid
and lignin free. Cotton rag matboard, as it is known,
was designed specifically for the Metropolitan Museum
of Art in New York in the late 1920s. Today, virtually
all museums and libraries rely on cotton rag matboard,
often referred to as museum board. The majority of
our projects at Jones & Company use cotton rag
very important rule to remember is to mat and frame
your picture to suit the art, not the wall colour,
furnishings or décor. That is not to say that
taking those things into consideration is not important,
particularly if you are working on complimenting a
room or design, but as we mentioned above, the first
consideration is that your choice will enhance the
image. This also allows you to easily move a picture
from one room or design environment to another, knowing
that your framing will always enhance the image.
carry quality mat boards, made in the United States
by RISING, CRESCENT, BAINBRIDGE, and PETERBORO available
in hundreds of colours and a multitude of different
styles, materials and thicknesses.
CMC (Computerized Mat Cutter) provides you with virtually
unlimited mat design possibilities, styles and text
to make a truly masterful piece.