Like what its name implies, the artwork looks like floating inside the frame. It will usually be used when the artwork is an original painting or has an uneven edge. But it has become very popular among all types of artwork as it doesn’t only preserve the artwork, but also creates a sense of three dimensional depth. The artwork will be attached to an acid-free foam board slightly smaller than it before mounting to the mat board. There will be space around the edges as well as between the acrylic and the surface of the artwork.
That means your artwork sits behind the mat board with an opening in the center. It will usually be used on photograph or smaller art piece. The extra space created around the artwork gives you some breathing room and let you focus more on the artwork itself.
Framing to the Edge (Full-Bleed)
That means the artwork is framed directly without any matting, with a very thin margin of the artwork overlapped by the frame on each side. It makes the presentation very straightforward and is usually used on poster or oversized prints and photographs.
Acrylic Frame Protection
Some art pieces are three-dimension, or in special texture, shape and size, which custom-made acrylic frame box will be fit for use. It is modern in presentation, as well as it gives protection to the art piece.