At Ampersand, we noticed that floater frames available to artists didn’t properly accommodate wooden panels. So, in 2016 we began manufacturing our very own. Ampersand’s Floaterframes offer a complete and easy solution for displaying your artwork on panel.
In other floater frames, we saw that the base of the frame didn’t align with the panel’s cradle and the front of the frame didn’t protect the face of the artwork.
Ampersand remedied these issues by expanding the base of its Floaterframe to match up with the cradle of a wooden panel and extended the frame profile, so that the artwork was just below the front of the frame, protecting the artwork from damage.
We also added countersunk holes on the back for the hardware, so the screws that attach the artwork to the frame don’t protrude. This keeps your artwork flush with the wall and prevents screws from scratching the wall.
Not only did we create a better frame, but we also took it one more step. You won’t need to track down all of the necessary framing and display hardware. Everything you need to frame your artwork is included. From the eye-screws and coated wire, to screws that attach to the artwork, and bumper pads for the back corners. Even the hook and nail are included!
Are you framing a flat panel without a cradle? The 7/8″ depth option includes a set of riser-blocks in the hardware pack. These risers attach to the back edges of a flat panel to extend the panel to the correct position in the frame. We’ve also included risers for extending ¾” stretched canvas as well! These risers are only available in the 7/8″ frames, so make sure you select the depth of frame appropriate for your artwork.
Ampersand also offers two great styles of Floaterframes to choose from. A bold style, with a dramatic wide facing and a thin style with an elegant, narrow facing.
Both styles are available in three color options: black, white, and maple. Both styles are also available for 7/8″ and 1.5″ artwork with cradled panels or stretched canvas.
With the bold style, the outer profiles are the same for both Floaterframe depths. This allows artists to frame artworks with different cradle-depths in uniform frames.
The thin style has a different approach. The outer profile for the 7/8″ depth is more shallow versus the deeper 1.5″ profile.
Ampersand Floaterframes are available in sizes from 6×6 to 18×24 in all three colors and both thin and bold styles. We also offer three larger sized 24×24, 24×30, and 24×36 Floaterframes in the black, bold style.
Tip: Always be sure to choose the right frame based on your panel depth.