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What’s in a frame?

When it comes to custom framing, it might feel like you’re trying to decipher the meaning behind Shakespeare’s words. And you’re not alone. It’s not uncommon to not know the difference between a mat and a mount. But here at, we want to let you in on the lingo!

Frame anatomy explained

There are common elements that are found in every picture frame. Those pieces are the frame, the glazing, and the backing board. With those three elements, you can put photographs and art prints on display. But there are additional components you might not have considered just because you didn’t know their names. A mat is something to consider when choosing your custom picture frames. Picking the right mounting hardware is also very important. Now that we’ve talked about a bunch of the terms you’ll encounter in the framing world, let’s talk about what they actually mean.

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