Picture Mounting & Stretching
Plak Mounting – Kennedy Picture Framing is proud to be partnered with a local Plak Mounting company who offer consistently high quality products to our clients. Plak Mounting can generally be done within a week and is an economical alternative to traditional picture framing. Clients should be advised that Plak Mounting is a permanent and durable treatment that involves permanently bonding paper items to an MDF backing board. Plak Mounting is irreversible and should never be used for anything valuable or for official documents.
Needlecraft Stretching – Kennedy Picture Framing has extensive experience working with needlework and fabrics of all types. Our needlecraft stretching is performed using acid free materials, which will not damage or discolour fabrics. Fabrics should never be placed directly against glass to avoid damaging the delicate fibres and to allow the material to “breathe”, therefore we would always recommend using a mat or channel spacers to create an air space between the breathable fabrics and the glass. Alternately, many needlework projects can be framed without glass providing they are sprayed with a stain prevention coating to protect the material from the elements.
Canvas Stretching and Stretcher Bars – Kennedy Picture Framing can stretch canvas paintings onto a variety of thicknesses of stretcher bars. Stretching can be performed in two styles; either to go into a frame or to hang frameless on the wall. If the canvas is to go into a frame then the item will be stretched to the sides of the canvas. Alternately, for those who prefer the “frameless” finish, the image can be wrapped around the sides of the canvas and stapled at the back. Artists looking to create custom sized paintings can bring their blank canvas in and have stretcher bars made to any specification, including oversize.