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~Some Helpful Framing Definitions~

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~Information about our Frames~

The chic, Offest Frame.


A very modern looking frame where the matboard is differently proportioned with the bottom section wider than all other sections. We offset our frames to be 3 times the size in the lower dimension than the other sides for a very distinct look. These frames look especially good in pairs or threes. Each sold seperately - artwork not included.


Looking to create a special custom frame with a differently proportioned matboard? Contact us here, for a manual quotation.  

The Offset Frame

Face Colour
  • Frame Face: 1.5cm pinewood face, wide flat, profile.

    Matting: Peterboro Hampton Mat Board apportioned to 1/8 the size of the smallest dimension of the picture, and 3 times that size in the bottom dimension. Mat White or Midnight Black.

    Glaze: Glass/Acrylic Polycarbonate (size dependant)


All of our frames are hand-made in South Africa to the highest standards using materials that are assured to present and preserve your artwork or photograph to highest visual and archival standards.


Each frame is handcrafted and made to order by our experienced framing team at our workshop in Boksburg, East of Johannesburg. 

Frame Moulds

All of our frame moulds are profiled in house, and sourced from locally grown clear pine.


Pine is a sturdy yet lightweight timber,  which has low impact on the environment since it is grown sustainably right here in South Africa and is therefore the perfect material to construct beautiful, environmentally friendly picture frames! 

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The addition of a matboard or mounting board to a picture frame can give it the distinct finishing touches it needs to accentuate the art piece or photograph.


Here at Frames Online we use only Peterboro mat boards, a producer of acid free papers known for their exemplary performance and archival abilities. Peterboro boards are constructed to the strictest standards as set out by the Fine Art Trade Guild.


For the glaze, depending on the size of frame, either glass or a synthtetic glass acrylic* is used, both have excellent visual properties, with acrylic having excellent UV preservation performance.

*For larger frames that require shipping beyond Gauteng, acrylic is used to prevent breakages.

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