The problem with finding a great certificate frame to do the job is that not all certificate frames look that great or will even protect your precious certificate for the years to come. So not every frame can give you first class results.
To give your hard won certificates a great looking and stylish surround, long term protection from the environment or a sturdy enough structure that will stand the test of time is not what every frame is able to do!
So what we would like to do is give you three quick tips on how to get all of this.
Certificate Frames with contemporary styling
By looking around, online or in store you will see many styles of A4 Certificate Frames that are very traditional in their styling.
This may suit you. However if you want your award to be beautifully displayed in all its glory and looking good for the future, choose a modern style of frame.
The most current ones that will stand the test of time are acrylic certificate frames. These truly fulfill all of the criteria.
Certificate Frames that are sealed against air flow
It can be quite astonishing how a tiny flow of air can, over time, lead to a build up of small particulates on any surface. As well as degrading the overall look of a frame that houses a certificate to be proud of, this problem can unfortunately can lead to a permanent staining of your certificates.
To be fair, it is important that this problem is eliminated right from the start by only using a frame where the object to be framed is isolated from the external environment. This requires a good quality picture frame and care in the mounting process.
Certificate frames that won’t fall apart
Most certificate frames, once handled a few times, will start to loosen at the corner joints. They are frequently stapled on the reverse side, and these staples weaken easily.
The way to avoid this is to choose certificate frames that are molded in one piece. The process of manufacturing acrylic frames provides for this.
They are manufactured out of acrylic sheets and so do not suffer from the weaknesses that are inherent in traditional models made from preformed strips which are then jointed at the corners.
The other factor is to consider the fittings at the rear of the certificate frame, whether for standing or hanging. In cheaper frames these can fail easily. Make sure your choice is of good solid construction – else it may fall off the wall!
So as you can see, the problem with finding a great certificate frame (or sets of them) that can do the job is that genuinely not all of them look that great or will even protect your precious documents for the years to come.
To give your hard won awards a great looking and stylish surround, long term protection from the environment or a sturdy enough structure that will stand the test of time is paramount and has to be your goal!
Author: Steve Hogg