The Ao5 Difference
Custom framing at Ao5 Gallery is unique, even among other high quality framers. Our staff has over 30 years combined framing experience. As expert custom frame designers we take our responsibility seriously to only choose frame materials that will enhance your art and utilize your personality and personal aesthetic to build a frame for your art that will preserve it and that you will love forever. In addition to rag and archival paper mats, we use hand-wrapped linen mats to provide space between your artwork and the frame. Hand-wrapped linen is richer in appearance and has more depth, creating a more interesting visual experience. We have over 3,000 frame moulding styles to choose from.
Our attention to detail is unsurpassed. We use Kevlar cords on the back of our frames instead of the braided wire which rusts and breaks over time. Acrylic is our preferred choice over glass—it won’t shatter and is much lighter. Other frame shops recommend non-glare glass. We don’t. Why? It makes your artwork look fuzzy and blurry because the non glare effect is achieved by them etching (scratching) the glass. Glare is natural. If your space demands that no glare obscures the art we offer glass and acrylic with an anti-reflective coating called Museum Glass and Optium Museum Acrylic, which looks as if there is no glazing on the piece at all.
Try us once and we’ll be your framer for life. No one designs frames the way we do. Our design concepts are original, helping you to explore more adventurous ideas that will enhance your viewing experience, but not compete with your art.