Mountboard Selection at Aspects Picture Framing in Dorchester

20151105_135754Mountboard selection at Aspects Picture Framing in Dorchester

At Aspects Picture Framing in Dorchester we have a large stock of mountboards in a wide selection of colours. Sounds great but when it comes to picking a suitable mountboard for your artwork the choice can be a little more involved. Of course, at Aspects, there will always be someone to guide you through the selection process. In the meantime here’s a brief explanation how choose and use mountboard to show your artwork to its best.

Aspects Picture Framing carries three different grades of mountboard to ensure we can provide the correct type for the job.

Option one would be our “Standard Range”. This mountboard has a surface, core and backing paper buffered with calcium carbonate to ensure it will not damage your picture. Its decorative paper is highly bleed and fade resistant. Picture framers should use this type of mounboard for mounting open edition prints, posters and photography.

Option two is Aspects Picture Framing’s “Conservation Range”. Our most popular quality Mountboard. These are 100 percent alpha cellulose conservation quality boards. They are lignum free and are buffered with calcium carbonate. These are very good quality mountboards and are age resistant. At Aspects we recommend this quality of mountboard for use with fine art prints, limited editions, valuable documents and photography.

The third option is our range of “Museum” mountboard. These are the finest mountboards manufacured from one hundred percent cotton rag. They are solid colour boards. They are unbuffered and lignun free. Though these mountboards are more expensive Aspects Picture Framing recommends there use when framing  valuable pieces of original art, rare and antique documents, fine art prints and valuable photography.

Ok, you’ve chosen your mountboard colour and quality. Check its available in the thickness you require. Are you happy with white core? Perhaps you would rather have a traditional cream core or a funky modern striped core? Now we are getting there. However, its still a lot easier to just call in at Aspects Picture Framing in Dorchester and let us help you with your selection because once you have selected your perfect mountboard you just need to decide how you are going to use it to best suit your artwork.

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Picture Frame Moulding at Aspects Picture Framing in Dorchester

Picture Frame Moulding

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Choosing a picture frame moulding for your artwork is not always easy. At Aspects Picture Framing in Dorchester we appreciate this so to make the task easier we have an excellent range at our shop.

Aspects hold in excess of three hundred different mouldings in stock for customers to peruse. That is where you choice begins. Today many customers are looking for a picture frame moulding in a specific colour to compliment their decor. These colour frame mouldings may not be available “off the shelf” so at Aspects Picture Framing we can hand finish frames to suit our customers requirements.  To guarantee you get the job you want Aspects has a good choice off bare wood picture frame mouldings. These come in a wide choice off sizes and profiles.

As well as a good variety of profiles Aspects Picture Framing’s “bare faced” moulding come in a choice of different woods. This gives customers the option of having their frame stained and polished or waxed. This range of moulding includes oak, ash, tulipwood, sycamore, obeche and koti. Something for everyone.

Aspects picture framing’s mouldings comes in various depths of rebate. This ensures that your artwork can be framed and presented to its best. Whether the picture wants a single, double or multiple window mount or your memorabilia requires a box frame Aspects Picture Framing has a moulding to suit.


If customers still cant find what they want (they usually can!) then as Aspects Picture Framing has access  to all the main suppliers. So if its out there we can usually find it. Customers find this very useful if they have a framed picture that they wish to replicate.

Aspects Picture Framing also offer a good choice of aluminium frames available to order.

Call in any time to discuss your requirements. No appointment necessary as at Aspects Picture Framing we are always available during our opening hours.

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Aspects Picture Framing in Dorchester Brings Clarity to Glazing

Aspects Picture Framing in Dorchester

At Aspects Picture Framing in Dorchester town centre we are happy to explain the options when it comes to glazing your pictures. Because when it comes to glass not everything is as clear as you may think! If you take the time to read this item you may just be a little better informed when choosing your options when getting your artwork framed.
In the past most picture framing was glazed with standard float glass but today, with the advancement of technology and a better understanding of conservation, customers are coming to understand the benefits of better glazing and can see why it is worth considering upgrading glass to enhance and conserve their art.
At Aspects Picture Framing in Dorchester we carry six types of glass in stock with further options available to order.
Our most popular budget glass is standard 2mm float glass which is a very reasonably priced and is a good option for decorative prints, posters and pictures that customers want to look good but do not necessarily wish to conserve.
Fast becoming Aspects Picture Framing’s most popular customer choice is our “water white” glass. this glass offers extremely good clarity allowing art to be viewed clearly without the glazing obscuring the picture and allowing colours to be viewed without distortion.
Some of the customers at Aspects are concerned about the reflection of artificial light from there lamps and wall light and to deal with this one of the best options is our “reflection control” glass. This is an much improved version of the traditional “non reflective” which did cut down the light reflection but very much obscured the picture and gave colours a greenish tinge. The modern “reflection control” glazing has overcome this problem and is a great option for art to be hung in darker spaces that rely on artificial lighting.
Now even though Aspects Picture Framing is located in Dorchester, which no longer seems to be affected by to many long hot glorious summer days, sunlight is always the biggest problem when it comes to conserving your artwork. Most people are aware of the damage done to any artwork exposed to sunlight and do endeavour to avoid homing there pictures where they will have to much exposure. However, sometimes, at some point in the day pictures may be exposed to a degree of sunlight and this will always cause some damage. Most art needs very little sunlight to be affected but the correct choice of glazing can offer protection. Aspects Picture Framing offers various solutions to this problem.
The first option to deal with sunlight is Aspects “Ultra Violet Protection” glass. This 2mm float glass is coated with a film that offers 99 percent protection from the harmful U.V rays that do so much damage to your artwork. It is a great option for the maximum protection of pictures without breaking the bank.
Our favourite option for glass at Aspects Picture Framing is our “Conservation Clear View” glass. Though this glass is a little more expensive it offers exceptional clarity along side an ultraviolet protection rating of 70 percent. This glass is so clear many customers have to tap it to be sure it is even there! It is a great choice if you want to view your pictures at their very best along with the knowledge that it has a good degree of protection.
Last but far from least is Aspects Picture Framing’s “Museum” glass. So called as it is used in museums throughout the world as it offers the ultimate in viewing clarity and protection. This is a fantastic product and should you choose it you can be confident that your art has been given the best protection available and will be conserved for many years to come.
As far as Aspects picture Framing glass in stock goes that about covers if. Other options are available to order including laminate glass and various acrylic options for safe installations in public arrears.
Well congratulations if you got to the end of this blog. It may not be everybody’s idea of a good read but it does contain some helpful information when it comes to getting the results you want when having your pictures framed. At Aspects Picture Framing in Dorchester we are always happy to take the time to discuss all your framing requirements so feel free to call us if you want any more information.
Thanks for reading. Bruce

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Confused About Glazing? Aspects Picture Framing  in Dorchester has the answers.

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Looks like spring has arrived at Aspects Picture Framing


In Dorchester it looks Like spring has finally arrived so we have decided to have a good sort out. At Aspects Picture Framing you no longer need to navigate the stairs with your art to discuss what type of faming you want. Now all picture frame moulding samples and mountboard is located on the ground floor. So if your not so good on your feet or just plain lazy getting your picture frame right is now even easier at Aspects.

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Aspects Picture Framing Easter Opening

20160321_120557Aspects will be opening 9.30 til 1.00 on Good Friday and Saturday but will be closed on Easter Sunday and bank holiday Monday. So if you are bringing any pictures in to Dorchester for framing or need to collect don’t forget!

Have a great Easter

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Aspects Picture Framing Inspection

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The governor called in today to check out the changes. Seemed ok with everything.

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Another happy customer at Aspects Picture Framing with this large oil on canvas, stretched and float framed. Thanks


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Picture Framing In Dorchester


Picture Framing in Dorchester

Aspects picture framing are located in the heart of Dorchester town centre.

At Aspects we pride ourselves on offering a friendly and professional service to cover all your picture framing requirements and suit your budget. Whether its a large custom frame or a simple mount to cut the work will be undertaken with the same care and attention to detail.

All work will be carried out in house in our onsite picture framing workshop, where you will be able to choose from a wide range of mouldings and mountboards, ensuring you get the right frame for your picture.

Picture Framing in Dorchester

We also carry a choice of glass to suit your needs. From traditional picture glass, acrylic, non-reflective to Museum quality UV protection glass.

Customers shouldn’t have to wait too long for their pictures as our typical turnaround is seven days.
Most pictures can be framed sooner if required.
At Aspects we will frame just about anything, Prints, Photography, Oil Paintings (stretched and framed),Tapestries, Cross Stitch, Batiks and Memorabilia.
We also have a showroom, displaying a selection of original artwork, prints and furniture.

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