#InsideOrms: Today we going behind the scenes to give you a little glimpse inside the Orms framing factory here in Cape Town.

 

Today we going behind the scenes to give you a little glimpse inside the Orms picture framing factory here in Cape Town.  We offer a wide range of traditional picture framing techniques, from cut-&-join framing and conservation framing, to shadow box framing, block mounting, custom framing, canvas stretching and more. Your journey will most likely to start here with Rita or one of the other framing consultants who will assist you with some ideas and advice if you are not quite sure where to start.  Have a look at some behind the scenes photographs of the team and the factory while we explain but a few of the different framing options available to you here at Orms Print Room & Framing.

Inside the Orms Picture Framing factory in Cape Town | on Orms Connect Photographic Blog

Traditional Picture Framing:  Apart from conventional cut-&-join framing, Orms has become the leader in custom framing, with expertise ranging from frame design to master reproduction. We specialise in numerous framing and mounting procedures, and go out of our way to meet your needs and turn your vision into a reality.

Inside the Orms Picture Framing factory in Cape Town | on Orms Connect Photographic BlogInside the Orms Picture Framing factory in Cape Town | on Orms Connect Photographic Blog

Custom Picture Framing:  We not only manufacture frames from scratch to your specific measurements, we’ve also perfected the Duco spray-painting technique resulting in a silky smooth, colour finish on almost any surface – a popular choice amongst artists and galleries.

Inside the Orms Picture Framing factory in Cape Town | on Orms Connect Photographic BlogInside the Orms Picture Framing factory in Cape Town | on Orms Connect Photographic Blog

Conservation/Total Archival Framing:  The choice of museums, collectors and art investors, conservation or total archival framing ensures a lifetime of protection or preservation of an artwork. With 20 years experience in this particular speciality, we have mastered the fine art of conservation or archival framing:

  • We import the highest-quality museum glass from Germany. This glass is 98% UV resistant with extraordinary non-reflective properties.
  • We mount onto various archival substrates of which Dibond® is the most commonly used worldwide.
  • We are the sole agent of Diasec® in Africa, making South Africa one of only eight countries in the world licensed to perform this exclusive archival face-mounting procedure.

Shadow Box Framing:  A popular contemporary method of framing, shadow box framing is a great way to frame those precious 3D objects or collector’s items. Box-like in profile, shadow box framing uses various frame depths to achieve different effects. We can achieve different depths (up to 100 mm) and offer an extensive range of colours from which to choose.

Inside the Orms Picture Framing factory in Cape Town | on Orms Connect Photographic Blog

Above Artwork Credit: Natascha Petersmann

Inside the Orms Picture Framing factory in Cape Town | on Orms Connect Photographic Blog

Above Artwork Credit: Natascha Petersmann

Cold Mounting If you have a valuable print you’d like framed, but want it protected during the framing process, cold mounting is your best option. No heat is used in the adhesion process, so the risk of damaging your print during the mounting process is greatly decreased. We cold mount onto:

  • Triplex
  • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
  • Dibond®
  • Aluminium
  • Foamcore

Turnaround time:
Approximately 10 days, depending on the complexity of the frame chosen.

Inside the Orms Picture Framing factory in Cape Town | on Orms Connect Photographic Blog

Above Artwork Credit: Natascha Petersmann

Inside the Orms Picture Framing factory in Cape Town | on Orms Connect Photographic Blog

Above Artwork Credit: Natascha Petersmann

Inside the Orms Picture Framing factory in Cape Town | on Orms Connect Photographic Blog

Above Artwork Credit: Krissjan Rossouw

 

FAQ’s

 

How long does framing take?

Approximately 10 days, depending on the complexity of the frame chosen.

Do you offer frames that can hang in bathrooms?

Yes, we put a waterproof plastic backing on the back to seal the artwork.

Can I use an existing frame?

Yes.

Can I frame a rugby jersey?

Yes! Box framing is the perfect choice for displaying your treasured piece.

Is box framing more expensive than a traditional frame?

Yes, as more materials are used and more work is involved.

What kind of mount board mounting do we do?

We cut window mounts and we float and raise an image off the mounting board.

What colours are available for block mounting?

I offer black, white or brown and Duco-spray the sides and edges of the block for a seamless finish.

 

Contact Us:

 

66 Roeland Street
Cape Town
8000

 086 166 6767
 printroom@orms.co.za

Monday–Thursday: 08:00–17:30
Fridays: 08:30–17:30
Saturdays: 08:00–13:00
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed

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Expert Picture Framing at Orms Print Room & Framing

    1. Hello Mike. We do amazing books here at Orms Print Room & Framing. With free software that you can download. The software has also been updated recently so there’s many new layouts to choose from. This is a link to tell you more about the software: https://www.ormsdirect.co.za/blog/2015/03/31/get-started-with-create-and-print-software/ and you can see more about the books we offer here: http://www.ormsprintroom.co.za/product/photobooks/. Hope that helps! Regards, Michelle

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