You can order these frames when you purchase prints. Just before you add a print to your shopping cart in the Eshop you’ll have the option to add a frame via a second drop-down menu. Presented here are some examples of framed prints. Should you already have a print and want to purchase a frame from Elliott for your print, please contact Elliott here.

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TYPES OF FRAMES

1. Black, Dark Brown or White (slightly textured wood)

  • Pressed wood interior—has an elegant solid wood look
  • Frame face is 1.25 inches wide 
  • Double thick (8 ply) Mat Board
  • All acid free, archival materials
  • Optical framing quality Plexiglass (non-UV)

2. Red Wood Frame (only for the Dylan Infrared Print.)

  • Wood
  • Double matted (two single ply mats)
  • All acid free, archival materials
  • Optical framing quality Plexiglass (non-UV).
TYPE OF MAT BOARDS
It is important to use acid free backing board behind the print as that is in contact with the print for years to come.
I use acid-free foam core for this purpose. Most framers will focus on using acid-free mat for the front of the print, but not think to make sure that the backing board that goes behind the print in the frame is acid free. So discuss this with the framer.
 
I also use 8 ply acid free mat board to make the mat.
I use 8 ply mat board rather than the normal 4 ply to  insure that the print will not come into contact with the glass and stick to it. Also, it looks MUCH nicer, more elegant.
 
SIZE and POSTIONING
I create a border around the image – the larger the print the larger the border you want to leave. You need to work with your framer about this.  I leave (1/8 inch) of white space around the image showing – between it and the mat. Some of my images have a thin black line around the image area so you would see, the image, the black line, white space of the photo paper and then the mat and then the frame.
 
PLEXIGLASS or GLASS
I use  a high grade color neutral Plexiglass for silver based photographic prints, not regular glass. I find a good plexi has less reflectivity than glass. You just have to be careful to clean Plexiglass with proper soft rags, Plexiglass cleaner or warm water. I prefer its look to glass and use this for prints I frame for my home and studio. I do not care for the reflection free type of glass as it diminishes the color of the print.
 
SEAL THE FRAME
It is very important to seal the back of the frame against air, so environmental contaminants do not get into the print. The best way to do this is a tight fit  and some plastic tape over the seams on the back. 
 
Be sure that the framer tapes a sheet of acid free paper over the back to seal it. Often they use plain brown paper, which is not acid free. 

All Framing options include professional matting.

Overall dimensions including the frame are given here:

  • 11 x 14 Print (16×20)

  • 16×20 Print (20×26)

  • 17×22 Print (20×26)

  • 18×24 Print (26×32)

  • 20×24 Print (26×32)