Parthenon Framing is a full service frame shop, so we offer all kinds of mounting techniques. We will determine the most appropriate mounting method for your artwork, taking preservation standards and budget into consideration. Your artwork is in good hands with the staff at Parthenon Framing.
The purpose of stretching a canvas is to prepare it for framing. Canvas is wrapped around wooden stretcher bars and stretched so the surface is smooth, taut, and wrinkle-free. We stretch a lot of canvases, both painted and unpainted. Depending upon the size of the canvas, we have different sizes of wood stretcher bars we use to support the fabric.
Dry Mounting vacuum heat seals artwork to a rigid backing like foam core or mat board. We do a lot of mounting of prints, posters, and newspaper articles to ensure they lay nice and flat. We can dry mount paper art up to 48 x 96″. Dry Mounting is not recommended for archival purposes.
When framing needlework like embroidery or cross stitch, we can determine the appropriate mounting method (like lacing or pinning) based on what kind of needlework you bring in. Parthenon Framing will help you press, block, and mount your needlework using proper preservation practices.