Frame Hire – a practical way of showcasing your work!
When you’re thinking about framing your artwork, planning ahead is key: What is achievable within my budget? How much time have I got? What frame size do I need for my print? Where and how will I be installing these framed pieces?
If you are on a tight budget or short deadline, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
As an inexpensive alternative to our bespoke framing service, we offer short or long-term frame rental – that is from just one day, up to several weeks. Frames for hire are an ideal way to showcase your work, for instance, for one-off events, pop-ups, short exhibitions, or exhibitions where the frames won’t be required after the event.
This range of ready-to-go hire frames comes in standard frame sizes, and is constructed to our usual high standards. Built with oak moulding stained black for a classic look and supplied with standard clear glass. Complete with MDF backing and flexi-clips, our fitting costs include hanging fixings. We also have window mounts available for specific image sizes and artwork can be fitted by our team for an extra fee.
These frames are also available with or without window mounts and artwork can be fitted by our team for an extra fee.
Available in three sizes:
20″ x 16″
24″ x 20″
30″ x 20″
All frames are thoroughly checked on return so you can rest assured that they will always be in top condition.
Contact our team for bookings, costs and further information.
IMG © installation of Manny Melotra’s Free Range Solo Award show 2017
We’ll be closed from 6.30pm Thursday 29th March until 8.30am Tuesday 3rd April for the Easter break.
The easter bank holidays will affect working day turnaround times, so if you’re looking for photographic prints before the 28th make sure you get those orders in quick.
Just use one of our tailored and trusted services to order your work online or in-lab:
Bespoke Photo Printing
Bespoke is our classic service, you sit back and we do the work. Come in, or send us your files via our Uploader, Dropbox or Wetransfer with your instructions and we can resize, crop, add borders, colour correct and adjust according to your instructions. Or come in and work on a one to one basis with our expert technicians to get exactly the ‘directed printing’ results you want, plus be looked after by a dedicated production manager
Self-service Photo Printing
Our great value Online printing, mounting and framing solution is the go-to-service. If you feel confident in preparing your own files for print, then simply upload your images and follow the simple steps to make your top quality prints. Add mounting and framing if you require. Complete your order with secure online payment. Couldn’t be easier!
Fujiflex is a reflective silver halide colour printing paper on a super high gloss PET base for professional use at the highest level, designed exclusively for digital output on large-format laser printers, such as our Lightjet or optimum high quality images.
This paper has a distinctive glossy finish and metallic appearance that works well with both colour and black and white images, by providing a visually different aspect to your work.
If you want a dead, flat matt print on a true photographic C Type paper, then Fuji’s new ‘velvet’ is for you. This paper has a wonderfully creamy texture with muted tones that works well for low-contrast, black and white or colour images.
Available in Classic Matt or Gloss up to 50 inches. Print time: Under 40×30 inches one working day, over 40×30 inches, two working days. Fuji Crystal Archive paper uses optimised Silver Halide Crystals for laser exposure. Producing excellent prints from laser printers, this paper is considered to be the industry standard for fine art printing.
Lightjet paper available in Classic Matt or Gloss for over 50 inches to 120 inches Print time: two working days. An all-round winner for colour printing as it’s possible to print directly onto it from both film and digital media. Endura is a resin coated paper and gives us extraordinarily rich colours with great flesh tones, as well as the most intense blacks.
Proud supporter of FORMAT International Photography Festival awarding Portfolio Review prizes in 2017.
We are proud to officially introduce our new Metro Framing website, the dedicated framing branch of Metro Imaging.
Our years of experience in the photographic industry have taught us how important it is for us to adapt and grow with our clients needs to provide a full production experience for artists.
As part of this initiative Metro Imaging introduced a bespoke framing as a service in 2012 and since then it has grown form strength to strength. Over the past 6 years we have been busy providing high quality, affordable finishing options for our clients whether they are exhibiting, selling or collecting artworks.
With our new framing website we are able to collate all the information you need about the wide range of professional framing solutions that we offer. These services include; customised picture framing for unique projects, specialist mounting services, short or long term frame hire, high quality glazing options, art installation, international delivery and much more.
Our flexible, multi-skilled team aim to provide a level of expertise that is second to none for each, individual project. We enjoy meeting new and existing clients; taking the time to understand your needs, discuss the work as well as impart some industry wisdom and advice.
Feel free to explore our new website and if you have any questions or would like to book a consultation or get a quote just get in touch!
- Our Framing workshop with work form ‘The Great British Seaside’, National Maritime Museum
- New Metro Framing website
- ‘The Great British Seaside’ – Simon Roberts, National Maritime Museum
- Speed of Light – Terence Donovan, The Photographers Gallery
- We Are Family – Sian Davey, National Portrait Gallery
- Aomori – Alexander Mourant, Free Range Solo Show Awards
The first UK exhibition of Mark Neville’s Battle Against Stigma project opens at QUAD Museum, Derby this spring and aims to address issues of mental health problems in the military.
Working at the intersection of art and documentary Mark Neville investigates the social function of photography. Often working with closely knit communities, in a collaborative process intended to be of practical benefit to the subject, his photographic projects to date have frequently made the people he portrays the primary audience or beneficiary of the work.
The Battle Against Stigma exhibition features photographs, films, emails, and copies of a book, also titled Battle Against Stigma, which recounts the personal experience when Neville was sent out to Helmand in 2011 as an official war artist. The exhibition, which features photographic prints produced by Metro, is intended to give some insight into the issue of adjustment disorder and PTSD which he suffered from on his return to the UK.
The dual volume book – Battle Against Stigma, co-authored by Neville and veteran mental health expert Jamie Hacker Hughes, includes the re-telling of Neville’s own personal experience from Helmand in 2011 and the troubles he suffered upon his return, and the written testimonies about PTSD and adjustment disorder from serving and ex-serving soldiers.
Throughout 2015, Neville distributed free copies of the books to Defence Mental Health Services, prison libraries, homeless veterans, probation services, and veteran mental health charities. In an essay he wrote about his PTSD for The Independent News Review magazine in 2015, he encouraged veterans to contact him. The response was a staggering 1,000 emails sent from veterans, families and friends, organisations (as well as non-veterans) sharing their experiences of these conditions and requesting copies of the book. A selection of these emails is included in the exhibition
Together this mass of documentation constitutes a major new insight into the experiences of those suffering from mental illness following service in modern warfare. Neville’s presents his own experience of war-related trauma, along with others’ in order to empower other sufferers to speak out.
During the exhibition, Neville and former RAF Sergeant Sammy Sturgess will also be hosting a day-long event at QUAD in which veterans are invited to contribute to a collection of oral history accounts of PTSD and adjustment disorders collated from former British service personnel and their support networks. The aim of the event is to encourage a cultural shift in the amongst the UK population, MOD and government that will remove the stigma of talking about mental military health, Neville will create manifesto of improvements that can be implemented by the MoD, based on empirical evidence collated from veterans and their support networks, which will invoke progress in the development of better provision for the prevention of war-related mental health conditions within the military.
The Battle Against Stigma exhibition will connect with veterans, artists, academics, charities and policy makers in order unite the different sectors of society necessary to drive the campaign for improved mental health care for service personnel.
QUAD Musuem, Cathedral Quarter, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS
Exhibition dates: Friday 30th March – Sunday 24th June 2018.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 11:00am to 5:00pm, Sundays 12 noon to 5:00pm
Admission to the exhibition is free.
For more information about the exhibition
Images © Mark Neville
- Firing Range, 2010
- Displaced children of the Choir at Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)’, 2017
- Kristina in Luganke, Eastern Ukraine, an hour after the shelling, 3
- Tatiana and her family at a ‘Father’s House’ Rehabilitation Centre for Women and Children in Sviatopetrivske, Kyiv region, 2017, Mark Neville.jpg