We sell a lot of frameless clips which are used to create a frameless picture or clip frame.
The clip frame should consist of a ‘frame sandwich’ of –
- A picture mount (optional)
- Backing mount for art protection (optional)
- Backing board (Usually hardboard or MDF for strength).
The clip frame has its use where either you don’t want to go to the expense of having a frame for your artwork, or you would like to have artwork displayed right to the edge of the frame.
Clips can accommodate sandwiches of different thicknesses. In order to find out how thick your sandwich is just total the thickness of each part of your sandwich eg. (glass 2mm + mount 1.4mm + art 0.1mm + backing mount 1.4mm + backing board 2.0mm = 6.9mm, so I’d likely need to use the 7.5mm swiss clips or the 8mm frameless clips).
Glazing should always be smoothed around the edges to avoid exposing sharp edges. Glass in particular can be very sharp when left raw after a cut so make sure to smooth the edges of the glass before using it in a frameless clip frame, a Tellum pad is ideal for this purpose.
There are several clips available to you for holding the frameless/clipframe sandwich together and there are also a few options available for hanging the frameless clip frame too –
|Clip Name||Max Sandwich Thickness||Uses||Notes on Use||Hanging Options|
|4mm max||Small clip frames||Easy to just push on.Useful in small applications, but no securing mechanism.|
|3.8mm Frameless Clips||3.8mm (clips are 3mm wide)||Tiny / small clip frames||Requires a Pair of Levers to open. No hanging attachment. No securing mechanism.|
|8mm Frameless Clip||8mm (clips are 7mm wide)||Small / medium sized clip frames.||Requires a Pair of Levers to open. No hanging attachment. No securing mechanism.|
|20mm Frameless Clips||8mm (clips are 20mm wide)||Medium / larger sized clip frames. Where extra strength and rigidity is required.||Requires a Pair of Levers to open. No hanging attachment. No securing mechanism.|
|Swiss Clip 7.5mm||7.5mm max.||Small / medium clip frames.||Requires a small hole to be drilled into backing board in order to lock each clip in place. Hole position : 27.5mm in from side.|
|Swiss Clip 10mm||10mm max.||Medium / large clip frames.||Requires a small hole to be drilled into backing board in order to lock each clip in place. Hole position : 27.5mm in from side.||Has it’s own hanging loop as part of the clip.|
|Swiss Clip 11mm||11mm max.||Medium / large clip frames||Requires a small hole to be drilled into backing board in order to lock each clip in place. Hole position : 27.5mm in from side.|