Tray framing

 

Tray frames

Tray frames are an ideal way to frame photographic prints or canvases without glass giving the appearance of floating in the frame. Photographs will need to mounted onto dibond or aluminium to keep them rigid, then a subframe is attached to the back which gives the floating effect.
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Stretched canvases are ideal for framing in a tray, although if poorly stretched they may not be square, or may bow in the middle which will be more noticeable once framed in this way. Usually we will leave a small gap or gulley between the artwork and the edge of the frame, although if framing a canvas with messy sides this is best avoided. The depth of the subframe can be adjusted so the artwork can be flush with the top of the frame, or recessed.