At Upper Bay Frame and Gallery, we understand the importance of choosing the best way to display art, photos, and memorabilia to complement your home and your personal style. With a wide variety of options to choose from and customization services, we can help you find the perfect display solution for any piece. Here are some alternatives to traditional framing to help you figure out what works best for your home.
These frames have a clear plastic face that sits about 1/4 inch away from the artwork, giving the illusion that the art is “floating” within the frame. The artwork is then mounted to a thin foam piece to add depth and dimension behind the piece, pronouncing the float effect. This can be a great option for art prints, posters, or other flat pieces, as it allows the artwork to be viewed without any obstruction.
These frames are deeper than traditional frames, and are perfect for displaying 3D objects such as medals, sculptures, or other collectibles. The depth of the frame allows you to add background or filler materials to create an interesting display.
Another option to consider when it comes to displaying your artwork is to print your photos on alternative materials. At Upper Bay Frame and Gallery, we offer a variety of printing options, including canvas, acrylic, and metal prints.
A popular choice for their classic, timeless look. They’re created by printing your photo directly onto a stretched canvas, which can then be framed or hung as-is. The texture of the canvas adds depth and character to the print, making it a great option for landscapes, portraits, and other types of photography.
A modern and elegant alternative to traditional framed prints. The photo is printed on the back of a sheet of acrylic, which provides a stunning, glossy finish. Acrylic prints are extremely durable and resistant to fading, making them a great option for displaying artwork in high-traffic areas.
A more contemporary and modern alternative, this type of printing is done by infusing dyes directly into a sheet of aluminum. They are known for their sharp image quality, vibrant colors, and metallic look that gives a shine and depth to the image. The metal surface is also waterproof and easy to clean, making them a great option for kitchen or bathroom.