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What does your 'sandwich' look like?

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by cjmst3k, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. cjmst3k

    cjmst3k SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I call the whole package going into a frame a 'sandwich'.
    Not sure if that's just me, or if I picked it up somewhere.

    Our sandwich for an average Limited Edition Print looks like this:

    Bainbridge Artcare AF Foam backing (because of its zeolite quality, we use it right to the art)
    Print (held with corner mounts, to keep it removable)
    Matting (held to the AF foam with a little ATG)

    We'll often tape from the edge of the glass, around the edge of everything, to the back of the foam, using clear plastic packaging tape to help keep flakes from entering between the glass over time.

    What does YOUR 'sandwich' look like?

    I've read some prefer using a few dots of white glue to replace the ATG. Thoughts?

    I'm always looking to learn and improve.
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  2. framah

    framah PFG, Picture Framing God

    First, i toast a sandwich sized Thomas's English Muffin till it is nice and crunchy. Then only REAL butter to fill all of those nooks and crannies.
    A light sprinkle of Garlic powder and then a couple of nice thick sllices of Feta cheese!!!!
    Possibly a handful of spouts to top it off if i'm feeling especially healthy.

    I'm drooling on the keyboard right now thinking about it!! Might even be supper for me tonite!o_O

    As for framing.. the butter might be a problem.:confused:
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  3. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    Same as yours. I also tape the corners because I don't trust the adhesive on them. I've seen others do this also.
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  4. Grey Owl

    Grey Owl SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I refer to it as the mat package plus the fitting package, which is the mat package plus the glazing, etc. but I like your idea of calling it a sandwich,.

    My basic is:
    Mounting Mat - Crescent Solid Rag - generally C2259.
    Mounting: If artwork is thick enough to stand on its own:
    a. Smaller pieces - shop made corner pockets, glued in place; top two have folds so art can be easily removed.
    b. Larger pieces - damaged pieces; Sink Mount, generally 1/2, 1 or 2 ply height.; sometimes shop made edge strips. Sometimes mylar on top of sink for damage.
    Window mats - minimum of 8-ply thickness.
    Filler mat behind Mounting mat: AFCC
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  5. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    From the top down, my typical framing package for paper artwork (other than friable media, such as pastel) goes like this:

    1. UV-filtering glass or acrylic; sometimes anti-reflection

    2. Window mat(s) of Conservation (PPFA Class II) matboard; usually Peterboro Conservation or maybe Crescent Select or Bainbridge ArtCare, and sometimes 100% cotton (PPFA Class I); usually Peterboro Museum or Crescent RagMat

    3. Platform mount made out of same-quality matboard (full-perimeter edge support, no adhesive touches art) attached to back of mat using PVA or EVA glue (never ATG); or sometimes hinges. I avoid using corner pockets because they support only the bottom corners of the art paper; I prefer better support of the paper's perimeter.

    4. Foam board backing (not in contact with art)
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  6. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    This is my typical sandwich for paper-based art.....

    2.5mm MDF (OK so shoot me. o_O)

    Barrier layer of polyprop film, ATG'd to the MDF

    Mat consisting of suitable board hinged to window mat. The art attached to the backmat in whatever way is appropriate. Mostly T-hinge.

    Glass. Again, whatever grade is appropriate.

    I usually tape around the whole package.
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