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Designed with functional simplicity and elegance, the Blick Focus frame features clean lines and brushed finishes that mirror current trends in architecture and design. These value-priced polystyrene frames complement any décor and look great with photographs, etchings, sketches, prints, diplomas, and more.
A lower-cost alternative to wood frames, Blick's revolutionary new polystyrene frames are lightweight, durable, and available in a variety of profiles and styles that complement your artwork without overpowering it. Made of extruded polystyrene that contains 70-80% recycled material, every frame is as eco-friendly as it is beautiful and functional. Every Focus frame includes a mat, a backing board, and an acrylic face.
Blick polystyrene frames consist of an extruded polymer core onto which a hot foil finish is applied. Sophisticated manufacturing processes give the frame moldings several advantages over similar wood moldings, including a lower price and higher quality. Comprised of three elements — the Core, the Skin, and the Finish — these frames offer superb consistency of quality and style, all at a value price.
The Core — The Core is made from extruded foamed polymer that is derived from approximately 70–80% recycled material and 20–30% virgin material. The recycled element is derived primarily from two sources, the electronics industry (using computer casings and other products) and the food packaging industry. Special additives offer a balance of elasticity and rigidity that allows for easy joining, yet gives strength to the frame. All excess polymer material is recycled back into the production process.
The Skin — Only virgin polymer granules are used to create a very smooth, hard outer surface onto which hot stamping foil is applied.
The Finish — Hot stamping foils are applied to the smooth, hard outer skin. Sometimes several different foils are used on a single molding, or grain and textured patterns are embossed into the surface by gently heating the skin.
Color Matching — We do our best to match the color of frames, both on our website photography and in our catalogs, but differences in technology may affect the appearance of the photo on your screen. You are entitled to return, for refund or credit, any frame that does not meet your expectations.
Frame Depth — The depth of a frame refers to the depth of the frame's rabbet (the cut-out area behind the frame's molding that holds your artwork in place). To find a frame that will accommodate your artwork, measure the depth of the artwork, including any matting or mounting materials, and order a frame with a depth that is, at a minimum, the same as that measured depth.
Frame Dimensions — Frames are sized by the opening, not by the outside of the molding. To determine the size of frame to order, measure the outside of your artwork, including mat, and order that size frame. The frame will overlap your artwork ¼" all the way around, so your artwork will fit nicely behind the frame's molding.
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