mat board, matting, acid free, archival The Pop Shop Gallery Offers these Services:

Mattingis a thin, flat piece of paper-based acid free material included within a picture frame, which serves as additional decoration and to perform several other, more practical functions, such as separating the art from the glass. (we also offer, double and triple mats, and decorative mat cutting)

Dry Mounting -a process in which a print is bonded to a mount (ex. foam board or mat board) using a layer of adhesive in a hot press.

Acid Free and Museum Mounting – a process in which a print/original piece of art work is mounted to archival boards using the proper acid free tapes/tabs or appropiate mounting supplies.

Canvas Stretching/Stretcher Bars -Stretcher bars are used to construct a wooden frame in which a canvas is stretched around like a drum. Stretching is done with staples.  Gallery wrapped canvases are stapled in the back leaving the sides clean.

Needle Point Stretching – Cross-stitched and needle point works are stretched firmly around an acid free board and pinned to keep the fabric straight.

Jersey Mounting – Clothing or fabric works are sewn through and on arrival mat and foam boards to hold them in place using similar threads that are used in the original piece.

Shadow Boxing – a deep frame/case with a protective transparent front, used for displaying jewelry, clothing, or any other other dimensional item.

museum glass, conservation, tru due, Pop ShopPremium Clear/Regular Glass – Clear Glass, typically used in most store bought frames

Non Glare Glass – is reflective control glass. It has a slight frosted look and prevents light from heavily reflecting of its surface.  (available in conservation glass)

Conservation Glass – is a clear glass that protects 99% of harmful UV rays from fading artworks (available in Non-Glare glass)

Museum Glass -anti-reflection picture framing glass with Conservation Grade UV Protection is the best glazing option available for art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes. Along with its nearly invisible finish, it effectively blocks up to 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays so framed pieces remain clearer and brighter for longer.

Plexi-Glass – a solid transparent plastic made of clear acrylic (available in Non-Glare, Conservation, and Regular)