Tomintoul Gallery stocks a wide variety of picture frames in both hardwood and softwood although we do tend to specialise in softwood obeche framing.
We stock this wood in six or seven main sections from small to large (70mm wide). These frames are either left natural colour and oiled or waxed – they can also be hand painted two coats white or pale cream satin finish or indeed lime washed which leaves a hint of the grain in the wood.
Canvas stretchers are stocked in two sizes and we can frame tapestries and cross stitch work. We stock many different colours of mountboard and also off white in Tint3 or Antique white.
As regards barrier board between prints and the backing board we stock this too in 1mm thick board. For backing board we use either MDF board or waterproof one side Corricor approx. 1.5mm thick.
Glass is available cut to size (maximum 915mm x 1200mm) in 2mm picture glass either plain or non reflective. We usually work to a time scale of 1 to 2 weeks from order date due to ongoing workload. If you have a particular image to be framed why not come in and we will discuss your options in a professional and unhurried manner.
Scanning and Printing
We provide a service of scanning and giclee printing. Images are first scanned on an A3 Microtek high resolution scanner.
For large images we use a stitching programme to provide an overall image at 300dpi saved in jpeg or tiff format.
Images are colour corrected, sized and canvas edged in Photoshop – colours are made as near to the original as possible.
Images are printed on an Epson Stylus Pro 7800 printer using Epson Ultrachrome K3 inks on an 8 colour system. This prints up to A1 size which is maximum 60cm wide printed on a roll. We use basically three different archival paper media by Innova Art Ltd:-
- 315gsm cold press rough textured paper – like water colour slightly cream/off white.
- 230gsm photo matt, inkjet photo paper, bright white and smooth water resistant.
- 180mm proofing paper – photo realistic matt.
Prints can be ordered in numbers from very small upwards – discounts for large quantities. Please contact us a for a quotation.