Get the complete picture with our high quality bespoke hand crafted custom framing service and ready made frames.
A custom frame is the perfect way to complement your beautiful limited edition artwork. Our custom framing is a bespoke handmade service. Each frame is cut, joined and assembled by hand by skilled framers to create the perfect product ready to hang on your wall. Your framed artwork is then delivered to your door (Mainland UK customers only).
To ensure your frame arrives with you in pristine condition, all of our custom frames are delivered either by our own driver or with an external courier service. Both are highly experienced specialists in specifically delivering custom frames safely and securely.
Why choose a custom frame from artrepublic?
With our in-house framing service you’re guaranteed your latest work of art will be delivered to your door* in a frame that has been hand-cut, joined and assembled by skilled specialists.
As well as this:
- All artrepublic’s frames are hand-crafted in the UK
- Unless specifically requested otherwise, the windows of all of our frames use glass for a clearer, better-quality finish
- Any wooden frames we make are crafted using FSC® certified woods from responsibly managed forests
- We use specialist couriers, who are experts in handling glass and frames, to deliver our framed artworks
If you have any questions about types of frames, framing costs or the framing process in general, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our art advisors about our bespoke framing service +44 (0)1273 766360 (Mon-Fri 9am – 5.30pm GMT) or send your enquiry directly through our site
What is custom picture framing? And how do you choose which type of frame you need to protect and showcase your new artwork? The team at artrepublic can help you discover the difference between a float mount and a window mount, custom-made box frames and ready-made poster frames, so that when you buy a limited edition or original artwork you know you’re displaying it in the best way possible.
Connecting a picture with its surroundings, your choice of frame style is important; it needs to enhance the image without detracting from it. So do you opt for a white- or black-painted wooden frame or a traditional, decorative moulded design? Every work of art calls for something different, so we offer a number of frame styles to suit a range of image profiles – as well as the interior of your home. And if you’re still not sure, or can’t pick between a couple of framing options, our framing experts will also share their recommendations for your particular piece of art.
Offering a protective distance between the glass and the surface of an artwork, box framing is the usual (and ideal) choice for limited edition prints or original artworks. Unlike a poster frame – which has its own benefits in the right circumstances – box frames eliminate the risk of any ink transfer between the artwork and the glazed pane. Obviously something that’s worth taking into account when choosing a frame.
When it comes to the protective pane between your artwork and the environment it’s hanging in, your options are glass or acrylic. At artrepublic we prefer to use glass in our bespoke frames; although it’s more fragile, it doesn’t scratch as easily as acrylic. We offer a comprehensive choice of glazing for our custom frames from standard to specialist glass and, if you want it, gallery grade cast acrylic. How do these different glazing options differ? Here’s the lowdown:
UV glass provides protection against damage and fading by blocking harmful UV light waves.
ClearColour glass offers the ultimate in viewing clarity – the high-quality anti-reflective coating that is applied on both sides means you see your artwork’s true colours. In some light conditions thus glass is, effectively, invisible, making it an excellent choice for framing darker prints and lenticulars.
ClearColour UV glass offers a unique combination of UV protection and anti-reflective coating. This means that this glass protects your picture from the sun’s harmful rays, without impacting on the colours or clarity of the image it is protecting.
High-grade cast acrylic 3mm is the only alternative to glass that we would recommend. Gallery-grade acrylic is hard-wearing and crystal clear, so it doesn’t affect the overall impact made by your chosen artwork
But, wait a second before you leap ahead into framing – you’ll also need to think about the way you want to mount your artwork. Do you want it flush to the edge of the frame? Formally mounted in a more traditional style? Or do you want a little space for the image to breathe, while still looking modern? We offer a choice of mounts, including acid-free backing, surround mounts and (our personal favourite) shadow-float mounting. Not sure what we’re talking about? Read on…
Picture Mounts for Framing
Acid-free backing is commonly used to perfect mount prints (that is, match them up to the edges of the frame with no border). An acid-free board is placed between the reverse side of the print and the backing board of the frame to avoid any chemical transfer. Fully reversible, as nothing is stuck down, this process is commonly used and suitable for all types or artwork, whether limited editions, originals or rare pieces of work.
Shadow float mounting is used to give the appearance that an artwork is floating within the frame. The mount – an archival foam core – creates depth too, by casting a shadow beneath the artwork. We highly recommend using a float mount when framing artwork with deckled (hand-torn) edges.
Surround mounts are best described as windows through which you view an artwork. The window is cut into a piece of high-quality card, which is available in a variety of colours, and laid flat on the surface of the print or original. This type of mount can act as additional decoration or, in some cases, offers a way to showcase more than one piece of art within a single frame.
For further information and advice please contact our in-house framing expert on
+44 (0)1273 766360 (Mon-Fri 9am – 5.30pm GMT)
or send your enquiry directly through our site
Ready Made Frames
If you have chosen an open edition art work or exhibition poster then one of our high quality ready made frames could be the perfect partner to your print and an affordable way to get it onto your wall and admired by everyone. Available in a range of profiles to go with any interior and set off your artwork to perfection. All our glass ready made frames come with FREE UK mainland delivery.
View all our ready made frames.