Reflections of Montagu Framing Services

By: Art Framers  11-11-2011
Keywords: Frames, Artwork, Laminating

We provide the following services:

As proud members of the SAPPFG (South African Professional Picture Framers Guild), we ensure consistant quality and workmanship. Our expertise includes museum- and preservation-quality framing. Our frame corners are precision cut, glued with the appropriate adhesive, and then V-nailed using stainless steel wedges for strength. Every frame is assembled by hand and finished on the premises by skilled craftsmen and women.

Our range of finest natural and synthetic mouldings is sourced from only reputable suppliers who share our concern for sustainable and responsible use of our Earth's resources. Quality and availability are also thus ensured.

We only use Fome-cor backing boards, a moisture-resistant barrier against harmful humidity. All frames are sealed against foreign objects and insects, and are ready-to-hang with appropriate quality hanging hardware (foldbacks or aluminium hangers depending on the size and weight of the framed picture). All artwork is mounted using materials are acid-free or acid-buffered (pH neutral) which prevents acid damage to the artwork.

The proper mounting of pastel artwork is assured irrespective of whether fixative was used or not!

All workmanship carries a three-year guarantee, and five years in the case of museum- and preservation-mounting and -framing.

Personal attention for every client ensures a perfectly framed picture.

Lynn Shaw demonstrating the painstaking work that goes into preparing embroidery for framing.

Our large vacuum press is able to blockmount and vacuum press items up to 1 100 mm X 1 600 mm. Blockmounts are available with standard white or black surround (and other colours at a small additional charge), and can be laminated. Laminating posters, maps or photos keeps them clean and protected. Lamination is available in gloss or matte.

Aluminium frames that open to the front, allowing content to be changed regularly. Ideal for guesthouses, factories and restaurants, where you may need to update information often. Available only in silver brushed aluminium. All snap frames are supplied with corner protectors and mounting screws. For indoor use only, though outdoor frames are available on request.


  • 15 mm profile - A5 - A3
  • 25 mm profile - A5 - A1
  • 38 mm profile - A4 - A0

Keywords: Artwork, Frames, Laminating, Snap Frames