Trade Cards often have a significant historic, sentimental
and / or monetary value. Each card has information on
its back, which can be anything from a basic description
right through to a detailed history of the card subject.
This information often makes up a significant part of
the cards value, and as such should be visible when
the cards are framed. Because of this, they require
a very different approach to mounting, and framing,
than "normal" artwork.
If you use a standard bevel cut mat
board (like those found around normal pictures) you
are faced with the problem of how to hold the cards
in place. This is usually achieved by taping or otherwise
sticking them to the mat or backing board, and should
be avoided at all costs. In our experience there is
no readily available, reversible method that will not
damage the cards in some way.
However, by using a straight cut window
that is fractionally larger than the card, each card
can sit in its own little window without sticking, and
without damage! The cards are then effectively held
in place by a front and rear glass, which has the added
advantage of also displaying the information on the
back of the cards.
The secret to framing cigarette
and trade cards is the MCC Straight Cut
- Cards sit in their own window -
no taping, no damage
- Any number or size of card
- Any mix of landscape and portrait
- Cards can be removed at any time
- Over 350 different formats on file,
we can create one to suit your special requirements
- Complete in-house framing service
- Trade enquiries are most
here to learn more about the mat styles
available and to see a range of sample formats....
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our complete in-house framing service....
here to contact us with your mat or framing
enquiry and we will organise all of your needs!