Glossary of terms used in picture framingThere are 104 entries in this glossary.
A 45° angled cut around the aperture of the mount. This can be further enhanced by introducing a Deep Bevelled Mount.
A mountboard (mat) with a core that is coloured solid black.
|Blue Wool Scale||
The Blue Wool Scale measures and calibrates the permanence of colouring dyes. Traditionally this test was developed for the textiles industry but it has now been adopted by the printing industry as measure of lightfastness of ink colourants. Normally two identical dye samples are created. One is placed in the dark as the control and the other is placed in the equivalent of sunlight for a 3 month period. The amount of fading is then measured by comparison to the original colour and a rating between 0 and 8 is awarded. Zero denotes extremely poor colour fastness whilst a rating of eight is deemed not to have altered from the original and thus credited as being lightfast and permanent.The Ultraviolet (UV) radiation in light is responsible for ink fading. As the intensity of UV radiation differs from place to place, the ink fading also depends on place. It will be more in areas with more UV radiation and vice versa.
This is board which is generally used for oil painting. It is available in a variety of forms, a simple hardboard such as might be used in the building industry, a specialist artboard where the surface of the hardboard has a texture specifically designed to take oil paint or canvas-wrapped board which, as the name suggests, is hardboard with canvas material wrapped and glued to it to provide a 'stiffer' canvas surface on which to paint.
|Bon a Tirer (B.A.T.)||
When the artist is satisfied with the graphic from the finished plate, he works with his printer to pull one perfect graphic and it is marked "Bon a Tirer," meaning "good to pull." The printer then compares each graphic in the edition with the BAT before submitting the graphic to the artist for approval and signature. There is typically one BAT which becomes the property of the printer or workshop printing the edition.
Frame designed to house an artwork using fillets (spacers). Ideal for football shirts, T-shirts and 3-D items.
This term, normally associated with diamonds, is also used to describe mounts which have been cut in an unusual decorative fashion.
For extra defence conservation board contains a buffer of calcium carbonate to guard against contamination by air-borne acid for the life of the board.
A high shine, smooth finish applied to gold leaf frames by hand polishing with an agate quartz stone.