Solid ash is a quality expensive hard wood with a distinctive and variable grain pattern that guarantees a unique appearance to every framed image produced. No two frames are ever quite the same though the general appearance is consistent with others of the same material. Unlike cheaper pine ash is stiff and like Voldermorts wand in the Harry Potter movies unyielding, over longer lengths it is ideally suited for use in larger frames. Ash is pale in colour, tough, hard wearing and looks fantastic and is very suited to larger prints. All frames have a minimum wood frame width of 30mm
The solid ash finished prints are double matted in antique white, pH balanced, lignin free white core, with both 4 and 3.5 inch borders on all sides. Double matting greatly enhances the appearance of these larger prints. All frames are made up in-house to custom fit the prints to the most appropriate format, giving us the flexibility to produce frames with mattes that are particularly suited to the prints produced.
Framed prints are personally signed by me on the matted borders and each print bears an "image inspiration" label adhered to the reverse, these contain the print title, information relating to the photograph, my signature and where appropriate the counter-signed edition number of the limited edition set. PRINT ONLY.
Flush mounting brass rings are screwed to the reverse side of the framed print and low stretch nylon cord is fixed between to suspend the finished print so that they are ready to hang. Finally every print is sealed with adhesive tape to prevent the ingress of dust. I use high quality 2mm float glass on the front of every framed print produced. Although non-reflective glass would appear to be a better option, personally I dislike the diffuse effect it has on a crisp photographic print and prefer instead to concentrate on lighting it more appropriately to reduce any reflected glare.
Ash Framed prints will be despatched within 2 weeks of acknowledgement of your order.