THE ANATOMY OF A FRAME
~ By Maurajane Rogers
There are many things that can be framed: a house, a question, even a prizefight (viva Pacquiao!) yet the most common association with that simple, albeit multifaceted word, is the housing of treasured memories. Paul Snyed and the team at Panopticon Imaging in Hingham are at your disposal and there is no picture, painting, or any item in between, which cannot be preserved for viewing enjoyment for decades to come.
Whether it is the artwork of our children, the fruits of our mental labor (be it B.A., B.S., M.B.A, J.D., C.P.A., or Ph.D.), how these representations of our loves and labors are framed is more important than you may realize. The task of framing may appear to be a perfunctory courtesy to complete a piece of art, photography, painting or otherwise. At Panopticon Imaging, perfunctory is the antithesis of what they strive for. Every individual who crosses the threshold can count on custom made framing tailored to his or her very unique needs. The triumvirate of a finished product at Panopticon consists of matting, framing and glass. Starting with matting, a notable yet often overlooked cog in the wheel of framing, each mat is tailor-made fit the image. There is nothing cropped or eliminated (unless of course that is the client’s wish) and each mat is archival quality, ensuring an acid-free existence for the image under the glass. Through this process of custom cut archival mat preparation, your treasure is guaranteed not to fade or turn brown for decades. For the frame, Panopticon Imaging utilizes three separate manufacturers with three different delivery dates.
Why is this important? Artists (and John Q.) love a quick turnaround and, with the three choices, the machine moves efficiently and people are sated. Every single frame whether wood, metal, color, three-dimensional, gator board, foam board, dry mount, even metal mounting, is individually and custom made for any size, shape or dimension. If it exists, odds are Panopticon Imaging can frame it beautifully. The final piece of the framing puzzle is the glass. The glass is of utmost importance as the right glass can filter the damage done by the sun and prevent fading. Look at this way; you wouldn’t go out in the sun without sunscreen. UV glass and museum glass are the SPF 50 for your art.
If this has got you thinking of the various items you want to bring in to Panopticon Imaging for preservation, take it one step further and look at some of the old family photos or old newspaper headlines saved from generations past. Digital restoration of old or damaged images, whether paper or photo, is another one of the specialties of the team at Panopticon Imaging. The before and after work of decades-old photos processed by Panopticon Imaging, demonstrates the truly remarkable images they are able to recover. Restoration is an enjoyable facet of the services at Panopticon and every client is welcome to a one-on-one dialogue to discuss the best options for their products and images. Call anytime to set up a convenient time for a free consultation.
A first impression is a lasting impression, is it not? Let the team at Panopticon Imaging assist you in preserving and protecting your treasures so that you, your children and your children’s children will enjoy and share them for many moons to come.Visit Panopticon Imaging at 5 Pond Park Road in Hingham, Massachusetts and online at www.Panopticonimaging.com. Check them out on Facebook or give them a call at 781.740.1300.