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Personality Framers, Gisborne

ART Supplies


Personality Framers

Block Mounting

Call into our framing studio at 118 Bright Street Gisborne 4010 

and meet, Dawn & Dominic Morete in our pleasant surroundings.

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Canvas Stretching
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Metal Frames
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Block Mounting

Framing of all kinds...

Brushes for Artists..... and colour Tubes of every type...

Dominic & Dawn welcome you to Personality Framers...

Dominic & Dawn welcome you to Personality Framers...



Quality Artist & Student Brands including;

* Winsor & Newton.

* Atelier Acrylics

 * Archival Oils

* Art Spectrum

* Marie's Oil Colour

* Reeves

* Fas

* Jo Sonja's

* Daler-Rowney


* Faber-Castell

* Rembrandt

* Humbrol

* Koh I Noor

* Helmar

* Canson

* Saunders

* Canvas & Brushes and More . . .

UV Protection Framing
UV Light causes irreversible damage to
your framed artwork.

 LIGHT: The very thing that allows us to enjoy photographs and artwork also works to destroy them. This is called ultraviolet or UV light. The same UV light that causes sunburn and wrinkles will also ruin your framed memroies, turning them yellow and brittle and making their colours less vibrant.

Simply keeping your frames out of direct sunlight isn't enough.*  UV light is present in every light source found in your home or office - skylights, unshaded windows, even fluorescent and halogen bulbs.

The easiest most cost effective way to help prevent this damage is to put UV-blocking glass in your frame.

Tru Vue Conservation Series glass protects your framed memories with TruGuard - an invisible, patented coating that blocks over 97% of damaging UV light without affecting the look of the framed image.

Conservation Clear gives you the flawless look of regular glass while Conservation Reflection Control reduces mirror-like reflections with its non-glare finish. Both protect your framed images like no other glass can. And if it's worth framing, isn't it worth protecting?

* Never place framed artwork or photographs in direct  sunlight.

What Is Conservation Framing?
Specifying Conservation Framing is an important form of insurance for your valuable artwork, keeping it as lovely as it is today for your enjoyment for years to come.

As consumers, we bring our valuables in to be framed for a number of different reasons. Sometimes we  frame an item to create an attractive decoration for our home. On the other hand, sometimes we frame the very things we value most - whether that be commercial or sentimental value - in order to protect them from damage.
If It's Worth Framing, It's Worth Protecting.

What is Conservation Framing?
Put simply, Conservation Framing employs the use of materials that have been proven to protect and maintain art in as close to its original condition as possible.

When should I ask for Conservation Framing?
Value is, at best, a subjective thing. If it's worth framing, it's worth protecting. Use TruGuard® Conservation Quality Artboard and Glass featuring TruGuard® UV Protection on everything you have framed.

How can I be sure that I am getting Conservation Quality?

Let your Personality Framers know that you want Conservation Framing employed on your project. Specifically, request the following:

1. Specify TruGuard® UV Protection Glass.

Ultraviolet light rays are one of the most dangerous elements that your artwork can encounter. It will not only cause your colors to fade to a mere shadow of their former glory, but will cause the materials themselves to begin to break down right in the frame.

Conservation Quality picture framing glass is specially formulated to protect framed works of art from the damaging effects of ultraviolet light. By specifying Tru Vue® Conservation Series® Glass, you are insuring that over 97% of these most damaging light rays are filtered out before ever coming into contact with your valuables.

2. Specify Conservation Quality Artboard.

Ordinary pulp-based matboard contains acids and lignins which, over a period of time, damage the artwork they come in contact with.

When going over your artboard options with your framer, ask him or her to show you only Conservation Quality Artboard, such as Tru Vue® UltiMat® and UltiBlack®.
Conservation Quality Artboard is free of all acids, lignins and other impurities found in ordinary "pulp" board. The result is an inert or pH neutral board which will cause no damage to the artwork it encases as time goes by.

3. Request a careful adherence to proper conservation techniques for mounting the artwork (sometimes called "hinging") and sealing your artwork.

The framer you patronize should be fully versed in the specifics of conservation hinging. Be sure to impress upon him or her how much the piece means to you, and demand that proper conservation standards be upheld.

But even if a piece has value of a more personal nature, it can deserve Conversation Framing. A seldom recognized fact is that most pieces we bring to a framer should be framed with conservation in mind.

As a rule of thumb, if the item you are framing is an irreplaceable, one-of-a-kind photograph, document or piece of memorabilia, or if it is an original work of art or a limited edition, it should be framed using conservation techniques and materials.

The cost premium for Conservation Framing is marginal - and certainly well worth it.