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BESPOKE PICTURE FRAMING

Bespoke 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 offer.

We 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.

Personalizing 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.

If 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.

FRAME MOULDING  

At Jones & Company we purchase the best hand made frame moulding in the industry. The vast majority of custom frame mouldings we use are hand crafted in Italy by Roma Mouldings.

We take great pride in knowing that our moulding is made using only woods from active reforestation programs. The vast majority of our custom frame moulding collections have earned FSC and PEFC certifications.

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 England that produce hand-carved frames or have existing antique frames for your fine art.

Kim Hinkson is our feature artist. Kim takes a unique approch to his art. He always keeps pushing the envelope, experirmenting and innovating. His works are truly unique and eye catching. Kim exclusivly uses Roma Mouldings for his masterworks which we proudly frame. See the G K Hinkson Art Gallery here.

Tony Gareri is the Chief of WoW (CEO) at ROMA Mouldings and has made a few great videos about where great frame moulding comes from and how they are crafted. They are a great view into the quality and craftsmanship that goes into the mouldings we will use for your projects.

Proudly made in Italy!

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GLASS OPTIONS  

 

 


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.



TYPES OF GLASS AVAILABLE



Museum Glass® 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 Reflection Control® glass enhances the beauty of artwork with a matte-like finish that scatters light to minimize unwanted glare. Additionally, it effectively blocks up to 99% of UV light rays to help protect art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes from fading and deterioration caused by harmful UV light rays.

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 help keep framed pieces brighter, longer.

AR Reflection-Free® glass offers the same amazing clarity as Museum Glass®, but does not provide Conservation Grade UV Protection. It allows over 97% light transmission and reduces reflections to less than 1%. The result, enhanced colors, brightness and reflection-free viewing for optimal clarity.

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 product.

Premium Clear glass is the highest quality regular framing glass available.

CLEANING

What you use to clean glass is very important. Most commercial 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 trick.

If 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.

The 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.

 

MAT OPTIONS

When 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 it.

The 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 time.

Mats 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 mat.

One 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.

We 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.

Our CMC (Computerized Mat Cutter) provides you with virtually unlimited mat design possibilities, styles and text to make a truly masterful piece.

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