As summer is drawing to a close, it’s time to preserve your favorite memories. Maybe you spent weeks backpacking through rural Italia, or maybe you spend time exploring the jungles of South America. Maybe you took a staycation and explored New York City through the eyes of a tourist. No matter how you spent your vacation, now is the time to hold on to your favorite summer memories by framing them with a floating frame.
In this post, we’ll cover:
- Why framing is important
- Benefits of a floating frame or floater frame
Why use a frame at all?
Of course, you could (and should) back up all of your images to your computer and/or the cloud. While storing your images in the cloud keeps them safe, it does not allow you to easily view those images. After all, isn’t that why you took photos in the first place? To remember your travels and relive those memories by looking at the photos? Yes, indeed! Photographs help preserve little snippets of your life, and there is no better way to access those memories every day than by getting your artwork up on your walls.
Printing photographs and pinning them to a corkboard may work for a dorm room, but when you want to preserve your work, a frame is a great choice. Frames are beneficial because:
- They enable you to hang the image easily on the wall without damaging your image
- They protect the corners of the image from tearing and curling
- They add aesthetic value
What is a floating frame?
At Baboo, we offer several different types of frames including traditional frames (with or without mats), shadowboxes, and floating frames. A float frame is aptly named because the frame is designed in a way that makes it appear as if the image is “floating” within the frame. Because of this illusion, float frames have a certain edge about them and work well in homes with a contemporary feel.
Curious how a floating frame is constructed? Here’s the scoop:
- Choose the material for your image: Float frames are particularly wonderful when used with the Acrylic Prints or the Gallery Wrap Canvas. Here is a helpful hint: if you are framing a summer sunset picture, consider non-glare acrylic with metallic paper. You’ll end up with a vibrant and rich image without any glare!
- Choose your image size and depth of frame: Not sure which size you want? Our experienced staff can help you! Let us know about your project here.
- If you chose a gallery wrap, the printed canvas is professionally secured to solid wood stretcher bars, and then seated inside the float frame.
- If you chose a Gallery Plexiglas/Acrylic Print, the image is mounted with what is known as a face mount (the face of the image is permanently bonded to framing grade acrylic)
Benefits of a floating frame
Although your image may look great in a shadowbox or a traditional frame, float frames do have a few advantages over the other types of frames. Choosing a floating frame for your summer images can provide you with the following benefits:
- Floating frames are unique: let your images stand apart from other art in your house
- Small details are not cut off: This is a wonderful perk if your images contain details all the way to the edges of the image
- Texture is not lost: If you are choosing to print your images on canvas, you will not lose any of the texture of the canvas behind a piece of glass; a floating frame lets the beauty of the canvas remain exposed and visible for all to see.
- Feel happy: Simply seeing your summer memories can warm your soul once summer fades into fall and winter
How can we help you?
Here at Baboo, we love to help our customers turn their ideas into reality. Whether you want to take your summer vacation images from your camera straight to a floating frame or you’d like to try them in a polyptych with floating frames, we can help you get started. The only question now is which how many images will you frame? Contact us today!