Cotton Canvas Prints

Our marine art prints all ‘Heritage’ museum quality  prints personally supervised by the artist.

Frickers, G S A

Those marine prints not sold out are available via page “Print gallery“.

The quality is so remarkable people will often touch the unframed prints as if to re assure themselves and ask ‘is it an original?’

If you want the best, you have found it here.

To review our selection of Heritage prints many of which make sets and order framed or unframed don’t miss seeing our “Print gallery

Buy Now, while you have this chance, a fine art print on canvas, numbered, signed,  via our Marine art Prints or ‘Paymentspages using Paypal or bank to bank

Contact Us

T : Mobile 00 33 (0) 6 10 66 19 26

or Whatsapp ‘gordonfrickers’

Email: info at frickers.co.uk

 

You can save yourself time and money by ordering from our selection of prints fully framed and delivered from our

Print gallery“.

 

 

www.frickers.co.uk/art

Care of your painting or print and framing

Framing, prefer to do it your self, the following may be helpful.

You have or want a good picture and you want to frame, to “get it right”?

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Choosing a picture frame: We recommend you discuss the following with your framer, that your frame does not dominate the picture, is sympathetic to the owner’s temperament and the room it will be hung in. Paintings and prints should produce a special ambiance making a statement.

Some guidelines include:

  1. Never frame directly on glass. Consult an experienced picture framer. Demand conservation quality framing.

  2. Always have clean hands so no traces of skin oil touch your painting / print to breed stains. Ensure there is no risk of creasing or edges crimped, use two hands to lift the picture.

  3. Never touch or drag anything across the image area, if you leave a thumb- print or scratch the surface, you will leave a permanent mark that cannot be repaired.

  4. Picture framers tend to be more interested in the frame than the picture. A natural mistake, watch out for this. It will devalue your picture. They use frames which over power the picture; not good. The frame should be discreet.

  5. The latest fashions are clean simple moldings This suits almost all periods of room.

  6. Frame tone and colour should not over power the picture or the room. To be sophisticated, steer well clear of very narrow or highly original frames.

  7. Avoid frames that are narrow or very dark; they generally look and are miserly. 2” to 2.5″ ( 62 mm) works well for pictures up to about 20″ x 32″ (50 x 81 cm) then add on about 1 ” (2,4 cm) per foot (30 cm).

  8. Make sure you check there is no dampness on any wall where you are hanging our print. Humidity is a major enemy to paper and prints.

 

Card mounting.

A card mount, it should echo the main theme colours of the picture and often but not always be white, near white or of a significantly softer tone and saturation.

Confused? If we can help in any other way don’t hesitate Contact Us.

A fuller version of this advice appears on our “Print Galley” page http://www.frickers.co.uk/prints.html

Investment: Quality art consistently out performs the stock market. Some people order 2 copies, one to show, the other as an investment to keep in store. Over the past 20 years The Art of Gordon Frickers has on average increased in value by 150%.

 

Gordon Frickers is one of the few artists invited to exhibit at the European Parliament. His work has been chosen by many famous companies and distinguished individuals, so, enjoy The Art of Gordon Frickers. 

 

Dry mounting Canvas prints

 

Hot Mounting & Over-Laminating Hot Press, Hot Glass Vacuum Press

Unimount DMT75 Classic Premium Dry Mount Tissue

We source our own premier quality Lion DMT, a leading manufacturer, ideal for canvas bonding.

Mounting Film was Flobond

Carrier free ‘unsupported’ heat activated pH neutral thermoplastic mounting adhesive, with an activation temperature between 79°C and 93°C.
Remove by heating and peeling with a hot air gun.
It is virtually identical to ‘Fusion 4000’, Flobond and ‘A-Mount’.

13mm thick, best for canvas bonding and heat sealing in flat bed presses.
6mm thick, best for normal work in vacuum presses, where its lower volume before laminating over will not slow down the cycle time.

The Hot Glass Press is ideal for all hot dry mounting heat seal over-laminating and canvas bonding in your workshop.

 

 

Foam Blankets

Foam is used in heated presses for two reasons: The majority of boards are made up of pulp, and has tiny hills across the surface.
The pressure of a hard plate may shine the peaks.
Foam laid over helps even out the pressure and minimise this effect.

Secondly, it presses the laminating film down into the weave of the canvas to give the canvas texture look.
Foam can also leave its own texture impression in Gloss and Satin films.

The HGP is unique in its ability to handle a wide range of materials, of varying thicknesses – even at the same time.
You can use mount board, hardboard, MDF, foam centred board, aluminium, even glass, as substrates to mount onto.
You can mount photos, posters prints, fabrics, canvas and almost anything else (but do take care in case the heat might affect some colour ranges of ink).

 

The ‘Hot Glass Press’ offers many benefits to the user:

  • an under-surface which is completely flat and smooth
  • errors such as mis-alignment and fold back are easily spotted and corrected
  • stray adhesive can readily be seen and cleaned off the under-surface
  • even and controllable heat
  • full and easy adjustment of the hinges and latches

The critical flexible pressure blanket is bonded into a removable sub-frame.
It has a special textured surface to spread the vacuum.
The quiet vacuum pump supplied with the press is fast acting and reliable.

 

 

HOT PRESS Hot Press training is available at Lion.

Product Liability.
Drytac, Hot Press and Lion will replace any material supplied which is found to be faulty.
They accept no further liability.

 

For dry mounting canvas prints, we recommend The Drytac hot press method which has the advantage of being fully reversible.

With the permission of Drytac we reproduce the following advice on framing cotton canvas prints.
We suggest that you give a copy of this article to your professional framer.

This system is a method for seamlessly attaching our “Heritage” canvas prints (see “Print gallery“) to a backing board prior to mounting and framing.

 

Buy Now, while you have this chance, a fine art print on canvas, numbered, signed,  via our Marine art Prints or ‘Paymentspages using Paypal or bank to bank

Contact Us

T : Mobile 00 33 (0) 6 10 66 19 26

or Whatsapp ‘gordonfrickers’

Email: info at frickers.co.uk

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