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Designs Ink is proud to offer you the opportunity for extended research and a stroll through framing history with Designs Ink Publishing's Reference Library. Chris A Paschke, CPF GCF CMG has been an educator, author, and columnist for over twenty years. She has written numerous editorial series for Picture Framing Magazine including the special CMC 3-part "Teaching An Old Framer New Tricks" 2001, and two 12-part design series "The Designs Process" monthly through 1994, and "The Elements of Design", bi-monthly during 2000 and 2001.

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Designs Ink Publishing Article Archive and Reference Library
Original text, diagrams and photographs by Chris A. Paschke, CPF GCF CMG.


2001: A Mounting/Framing Odyssey, January 2001
2006 Year in Review, December 2006
A Photo Is a Photo (Analog or Digital), October 2003
Abridged History of Dry Mounting, October 2004
Acrylic Panels, October 2009
Acrylic Panels, October 2009 PDF
Adhesives & Common Names, updated 2014
Adhesive Saturation: Ghosting vs. Tinting, September 1999
Adhesives for Digital Canvases, June 2006
Adhesives Trends, January 1992
Archival Dry Mount Tissues, February 1998
Adhesives for Dry Mounting, July 1994
All That Glitters Is Not Gold, November 1992
Anticipating the Trends: 2006, January 2006
Ask The Expert: Art and T-Hinges, TAM-June 2013
Basics, May 2006
Bevel Banding, October 1993
B&W Photo Frame Designing, October 2015
Blueprints, August 2011
Bo Leaf, Papyrus and Float Mounting, December 2006
Bone Burnishers Revisited, September 1995
Box Clever-ABT, January 2013 Burnishers: The Sensuous Bone, December 2011
Burnishing Edges is the Finishing Touch, February 1992
C-Prints, December 2008
Calligraphy for Framers: Tools, March 1993
Calligraphy for Framers: Design Applications, April 1993
CanvasMount-More Than A Canvas, December 2010
Canvas Transfers Alive And Well, July 2007
Canvas Transfers Alive And Well, September 2007
Canvases Then And Now: Digital canvas, April 2004
Canvases Then And Now: Types of Canvas, March 2004
Canvassing paper prints, December 1994
Canvassing RC Photos-Projects, November 1994
Capped Stack Float Frames, IEA-July 2013
Chinese Papercuts, July 2001
Chinese Papercut Options, July 2006 PDF
Chinese Approach To Scroll Mounting, P1, July 2005 PDF
Chinese Mounting, P2, August 2005
Chinese Scrolls: Repair, September 2005
Chinese Silk Embroidery, July 2007
Chinese Silk Embroidery, July 2007 PDF
Chinese Silk Paintings, May 2005
Chinese Silk Paintings, May 2005 PDF
CMC-Designs That Sell Themselves, July 2001
CMC-Pricing That Pays, November 2001
CMC-When To Go Computer, March 2001
Cockled Handprints, March 2007
Color Copiers: Lightfastness, March 1997
Color Copiers: The Rest Of The Story, April 1997
Color Tinting, September 1994
Condition Reports, January 2017 PDF
Contempo Panels And Faux Glass Etching, August 1991
Contempo Panels for Certificate Design, October 1995
Contemporary Brocade Mats, June 2008
Contemporary Brocade Mats, June 2008 PDF
Copyright Issues in Frame Design, GLAC November 2011
Creative Mat Design, March 1992
Critique #1, January 1995
Critique #2, February 1995
Critique #3, March 1995
Damage and Camouflage, July 2008
Damage and Restoration, June 2006
Deckle-Edged Watercolors, January 2015 PDF
Deckle-Edged Watercolors, August 2015 PDF-version 2
Deep Bevel Wrapping, February 1991
Deep Bevel Wraps II, February 1991
Defending Artist Copyright, December 1992
Definitions And Adhesives, December 2009
Designer Laminates, July 1999
Designs Critique-Birds, January 1997
Designs Critique-Calaga, April 1997
Designs Critique-Flies, March 1997
Designs Critique-Tile, February 1997
Digital Canvas Test: Abridged, August 2008
Digital Canvas Test: Spreadsheets, August 2008 PDF
Digital Canvas Test: Stretching, August 2008
Digital Canvases, October 2006
Digital Condition Report 2013
Digital, Digital, Digital, September 2005
Digital Directions: Common Digital Photo Problems, August 2002
Digital Directions: Digital Photo Test #2, June 2002
Digital Directions: Heat Tolerances #1, February 2002
Digital Discussions, June 2007
Digital Fireman, August 2003
Digital Hoopla, September 2003
Digital Reproductions, July 2006
Digitals-Part 1: Identifying Digitals, May 2011
Digitals-Part 2: Handling Digitals, June 2011
Digital Technologies 2013
Digital Umbrella 2013
Digital Trends and Framing, January 2002
Diplomas and Certificates, July 2002
Disasters And Mounting Mistakes, March 2003
Donation-Recycled Profits, September 2008
Do You Know Hardware?, January 2014, FATG-UK
Dry Float Mounting, December 2006
Dry Mount Adhesives Revisited, September 1998
Dry Mount Adhesives Revisited, September 1998 PDF
Dry Mount Work Station, July 1992
Dust Covers-IEA, September 2012
Dust Covers: Kraft To Tyvek-GLAC, October 2012
Embossed Magnolias: Foam Board Mats Part I, March 1998
Embossed Magnolias: Foam Board Mats Part II, April 1998
Embossing Fabrics, June 1994
Embossing Papers, August 1994
Embossing with Laminating Films, March 1994
Encapsulating Polyesters, June 1996
Encapsulating Vinyls, June 1996
Encaustic Alternates, June 2009
Encaustic In Framing, April 2010
Encaustic Paintings, FATG-October 2016
Endura Metallic Photos, December 2003
Essence of Design: Balance, August 2001
Essence of Design: Color, June 2000
Essence of Design: Emphasis, October 2001
Essence of Design: Intensity, December 2000
Essence of Design: Introduction, February 2000
Essence of Design: Line, April 2000
Essence of Design: Proportion, June 2001
Essence of Design: Rhythm, April 2001
Essence of Design: Shape, October 2000
Essence of Design: Space, February 2001
Essence of Design: Texture, August 2000
Essence of Design: Unity, December 2001
Evolution of Canvas Chart, March 2004
Face Mounting, October 2008
Face Mounts, Endura Metallic and C-Prints, December 2008
FATG-Framing Pastels, October 2012
FATG-The Evolution of Float Frames for Canvas, August 2010
Faux Glass Etching & Design, November 1998
Favorite Tool-IEA, February 11
Favorite Tool-GLAC, March 2011
Flat Mounting Sanded Paper-GLAC, October 2011
Flat Stack Float Frames, IEA-August 2013 PDF
Floating Deckle-Edged Watercolors, January 2015 PDF
Float Frame Variations for Encaustic Art, June 2009
Float Frames for Encaustic-PPFA FMO, December 2009 (no diagrams)
Float Frames for Encaustic-PPFA FMO, December 2009 PDF
Float Frames for Encaustic Panels, February 2008
Float Frame Trends, January 2014 PDF
Floating Deckle Edged Watercolors, October 2013
Float Platforms, Lifters and Spacers, November 2010
Float Mounting (Carousel), August 2002
Float Photos w/Pressure-Sensitive, October 1996
Floats, Lifters and Spacers, February 2011
Float Lifters-GLAC, April 2011
Flush, Flat and Float Mounting, February 2005
Flush, Flat and Float Mounting, February 2005 PDF
Foam Board 101, April 1999
Foam Board Freedom, March 1992
Foam Board...18902, April 2008
Four C's, January 1997
Framing Cradled Boxes-IEA, April 2013
Framing Design, PacSo-November 2013
Framing Hardware Basics, TAM-January 2014
Framing Panels-IEA, May 2013
Framing Pastels, ABT August 2011
Framing Tiles, April 2002
Framing Tools & Dust Covers, TPJ August 2014
Framing Watercolors, WAM February 2010
Frameless Framing: Acrylic Panels, October 2009
Frameless Framing: Acrylic Panels, October 2009 PDF
French Cleat Hangers, April 2012
From Photos To Canvas To Cash, May 1991
Ghosting Newspaper, November 1991
Ghosting and Pressure-Sensitives, September, 1996
(All) Giclee Are Injet, Not All Injet Are Giclee, March, 2015 PDF
Global Design, December 2002
Gold in Mounting, August 1998
Golden Profits, August 2001
Gouache: An Untapped Resource, March 1992
Greening The Desert, April 2011
Guide to Basic Mounting, PFM Supplement 2011 PDF
Handling And Mounting Pastels, June 2010
Handling And Mounting Pastels, June 2010 PDF (with diagrams)
Handling Chinese Papercuts, July 2001
Hanging Systems for Home and Gallery, May 2015
Hanging Systems for Home and Gallery, May 2015 PDF
Hardboard, 8-ply and Honeycomb Panels-IEA, June 2012
Hardware: Screws, GLAC-September 2011
Hardware: Screws, Screweyes and Sawtooth Hangers, December 2012
Hardware: Wall Hangers and Cleats, April 2013
Hardware: Wall Hangers and Cleats, April 2013 PDF
Hardware: Wire, Steel Hangers and Spring Clips, February 2013
Heat Activated Comparison Spreadsheet 2013
Heat Activated and Pressure-Sensitive Comparison Spreadsheet February 2014
Heat Activated (HA) Board Comparisons, August 2009
Heat Activated, Pressure-Sensitive, Film Comparison Spreadsheet-Digitals 2013
Heat Activated, Pressure-Sensitive, Film Comparison Spreadsheet-Encapsulated Charts 2013
Heat Activated and Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Substrates, May 2014
Heat Sensitivity, June 2012
Highest Form of Flattery, January 2003
Hinge Basics, November 2004 PDF
Hinges and Floated Art, December 2004 PDF
Hooks and Wires: What Not To Do, February 2012
Honeycomb Panels: Tycore and Hexamount, November 2012
Hot Facts About Encaustic Paintings, October 2016
Hot Spots for Temperature, August 2000
Hot Tips for Cold Days, September 1995
How To Speak Framer, May 2010
How To Speak Framer-TPJ, May 2010, PDF
How To Speak Framer-TPJ, May 2010, magazine spread PDF
Humidifiers, May 2013 PDF
Ilfochrome RC Photographs, February 1994
Illusionary Boxes, May 1993
IEA Member Profile: Chris Paschke, April 2013
In-House Canvas Transfers, March 2002
In-House Humidifiers
In-House Release Boards, March 2008
Innovative Sink Mounts, April 2010
Innovative Sink Mounts, April 2010 PDF
International Mounting Equipment, March 2006
Japanese Scroll Mounting, Part 1, April 2001 PDF
Japanese Scroll Mounting, Part 2, May 2001
Keeping It Clean, May 1995
Keeping Up with Technology, January 2017 PDF
Knowing When To Countermount, August 1999
Lam Non-Breathables, October 2001
Lam Over Photos, October 1994
Lam...Poly vs. Vinyl, September 2000
Laminate as Glass Substitute, June 1997
Laminate First, Then Mount, November 2014
Laminate First, Then Mount, November 2014 PDF
Laminate Plaquing, April 2006
Laminate Transfers to Watercolor Paper, June 1998
Laminating: Oversized Art, April 1993
Laminating: Oversized Images, November 2001
Large Format vs. Wide Format Photos, October 2005
Leather-look (Using Laminates for Mat Creation), June 1991
Let's Call it a Wrap w/LL, May 1994
Let's Talk Turkey, November 1996
Light at the End of the Tunnel, June 1995
Lightfastness and Color Permanence, June 1995
Lightfastness/Color Permanence, June 1995
Living Room to Patio, January 2008
L-Shape Float Frames-IEA, July 2010
L-Shape Float Frames-GLAC, May 2011
Float Spaces and Face Depths, October 2010
Long Base Profiles and Mounting, August 2010
Making of Mulberry Paper, May 2005
Marble Panels, October 1991
Mat Cutting Basics, August 1993
Mechanical vs. Vacuum Presses, September 1993
Mechanical vs. Vacuum Presses: Pros and Cons, May 1998
Mechanical & Vacuum Presses, August 2013
Metal Frame Finishing-GLAC, August 2012
Metallic Photos: Endura vs. Pearl, August 2011
Metallic Photos & More, October 2011
Millennium Recap...Decade of Questions, December 1999
Millennium, January 1999
Mirror Images..., December 1992
Mistakes-No Bad Adhesives, Only Bad Judgments, March 2003
More On Honeycomb Panels-GLAC, February 2013
More Questions, December 1997
More Than A Mat Cutter To Me, July 1997
Mosaic Laminating, November 2000
Most Asked Questions of 2005, December 2005
Most Asked Questions, December 1995
Most Asked Questions, December 2003
Mounted and Laminated, August 2004
Mounted Mat Accents: Torn Paper, April 2012
Mounting and Framing in China, March 2001
Mounting and Yellowing, April 2009
Mounting Basics TTPM, May 2006
Mounting Cibachromes, October 1992
Mounting Decorative Tiles, April 2002
Mounting Digital Canvases, September 2014
Mounting Digital Canvases-PDF chart, May 2014
Mounting Digital Canvas-PPFA FMO, September 2009
Mounting Digital Papers, February 2006
Mounting Digital Reproductions, July 2006
Mounting Heavy Textiles-FATG, October 2012
Mounting Polyester Encapsulated Items, May 2008
Mounting Encapsulates, November 2000 PDF
Mounting for Matting, March 1993
Mounting Heat Activated, Pressure-Sensitive and Film Comparisons, April 2011
Mounting Ilfochrome RC Photos, February 1994
Mounting in the Millennium, January 2000
Mounting Painted Art
Mounting Printed Canvases, September 2014
Mounting Problem Photos, September 2002
Mounting Silks & Chinese Paintings, February 1993 PDF
Mounting Trends for 1994-Conservation and Lamination, January 1994
Mounting Turkish Tiles, April 2013
Mounting Work Stations, July 1992 PDF
Multiple Job Mounting: Part I, July 1995
Multiple Job Mounting: Part II, August 1995
Multiple Laminations, August 1993
Multiple Photo Mounts, October 1992
Multiple Ply Mat Cutting, May 1993
New Trends, December 1998
New Products, New Trends, January 2005
New Products, New Trends, January 2004
New Technologies (Vegas Report), June 2003
Offset Clips, March 2012
Off With Their Heads!, May 2011
One Step Mounting and Laminating: Sumi Horse, September 2004
One Step/Two Step..., May 1996
Oversized Photos, October 1993
Papercut Mounting Options, July 2006
Paula Roland Monoprints-IEA, February 2013 PDF
Perforated Bites, April 1996
Photo Issues: Bond Failure, October 2007
Photos Revisited, PPFAnews January 2015
Photo Substrates, November 2000
Photographs: Taming the Substrate, October 1997
Pin Striped Bevels, September 1993
Pitfalls for Photos, October 1998
Plaquing: Where It All Began, June 2001
Please Release Me (Release Materials), May 1995
Point Drivers, PacSo-October 2013
Polyester and RC Photographs, February 1994
Polyester vs. Vinyl, July 1993
Pre-Mount for Float Mount, August 1996
Preadhesive Heat Activated and Pressure-Sensitive Boards, May 2002
Preservation Mounting for Rugs and Weaving with Velcro, June, 2012
Preservation Mounting of Parchment and Vellum, June, 1992
Press Adjustments, PacSo-February 2014 PDF
Presses, August 2013
Press Maintenance, PacSo-January 2014
Pressure Points, May 1992
Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives, January 2012
Providing Support-FATG, October 2012
Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives and Burnishing, February 2012
Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Comparisons, November 2008
Pressure-Sensitive Comparisons, June 2006
Pressure-Sensitives and Ghosting, September, 1996
P-S and HA Adhesive Board Mounting Chart, June 2006
Pressure-Sensitive and Heat Activated Comparison Spreadsheet 2013
Pressure-Sensitive and Heat Activated Comparison Spreadsheet - Digitals 2013
PSAs and Burnishers, February 2012
PVA vs. EVA for Mounting Arrowheads, GLAC July 2012
PVA vs. EVA Wet Glue, October 2012
Questions 2000: Air Bubbles, December 2000
Questions and Problems 2007, December 2007
Really See...Really Feel, January 1998
Recto-Verso Monoprints-GLAC, January 2013 PDF
Recto-Verso for Wax Saturated Monoprints-IEA, February 2013 PDF
Release for Photos, October 1998
Release Materials, June 1995
Release Papers for Encaustics, September 2009
Release Papers, November 1992
ReMat-Van Stone, February 2004
Removable Does Not Mean Reversible, February 1993
Removal Techniques, April 2003
Remove...Remount...Refit, December 1993
Removing Linen Hinges, April 2005
Residue and Release, December 2009
Resurfacing/Retexturing Films, April 1994
Resurfacing Laminated Mats, February 2009
Retexturing Surface Laminates, August 2006
Roller Laminator Review, May 2009
Roller Laminators, October 2013
Rooster Redo...Visit to 1970, May 2007
Rugs, Weaving and Velcro, June, 2012
Running Hot and Cold, December 2001
Sales, Price, Pay-off, November 1993
Sandstone Panels, December 1991
Screws, September 2011
Screw Eyes and D-Rings, May 2011
Scrolls - Chinese Mounting, P2, August 2005
Scrolls - The Chinese Approach, P1, July 2005 PDF
Scrolls - Japanese Scroll Mounting, Part 1, April 2001 PDF
Scrolls - Japanese Scroll Mounting, Part 2, May 2001
Sealed Frames In The Real World, February 2014
Self-Adhesive Hangers-IEA, November 2012
Selling Mounting, July 2000
Selling the Mount, November 1995
Selling Up Into Shadow Boxes, November 1993
Shadowbox Collectables, November 2005
Shadowboxing Made Easy: One-piece/Cove, May 1999
Shadowboxing Made Easy: Window/Platform, June 1999
Shipping and Bond Failure, June 2010
Shipping Boxes-Drop Spine, November 1995
Shipping Boxes-Flat, December 1995
Shipping Boxes-GLAC, February 2012
Shipping Boxes: Hinged, Clam Shell and Drop Spine-FATG, January 2013
Short Base Mounting-IEA, September 2010
Silicone Adhesive-IEA, October 2009
Silicone-GLAC, June 2011
Silicone Adhesives, December 2009
Silk Embroidery, July 2007
Silk Embroidery, July 2007 PDF
Silk Paintings, May 2005
Silk Paintings, May 2005 PDF
Sink Mounting Hardboards-IEA, January 2010
Sink Mounting Hardboards-GLAC, January 2011
Sink Mounting Vintage Photos, November 2006
Sink Mounting Wax Soaked Paper, February 2010
Sink Mounts, April 2010 PDF
Some Like it Hot, May 2000
Speaking Framer, June 2010
Sponge Mounting, August 2007
Spray for Health Conscious, March 2000
Spring Clips and Pressure Points-GLAC, September 2012
Spring Clips for Metal Frames-IEA, August 2012
Stacked Float Frames, IEA-June 2013 PDF
Static Mounting Ilfochrome Classics, February 1997
Static Mounting Photos and Silk, September 2006
Steel Plate Hangers, October 2011
Still More Photos, November 1997
Strip Hangers, August 2011
Subject Is Sawtooth, April 2011
Substrate Alternatives: Hardboard, 8-ply and Honeycomb Panels, November 2012
Substrate Alternative: Honeycomb Panels-GLAC, November 2012
Substrates, February 1996
Substrates: Hardboard, 8-ply and Honeycomb Panels-IEA, June 2012
Suggested Mounting Chart, April 2011
Surface Tiering, July 1993
Tacking Tack Strips, November 2002
Tackling Tacking Photos, October 1999
Tapes And Their Adhesives, March 2014
Tapes and Updates, February 2003 PDF
Textile Mounting, May 2003, PDF only
The Care And Framing Of Watercolors, February 2010 PDF
The Care And Framing Of Watercolors-WAM, February 2010 PDF
The Care And Framing Of Watercolors-WAM, February 2010, magazine spread PDF
The Design Process: Balance, October 1994
The Design Process: Color, March 1994
The Design Process: Emphasis, September 1994
The Design Process: Essence of Design, January 1994
The Design Process: Intensity, June 1994
The Design Process: Line, February 1994
The Design Process: Proportion, August 1994
The Design Process: Rhythm, November 1994
The Design Process: Shape, May 1994
The Design Process: Space, July 1994
The Design Process: Texture, April 1994
The Design Process: Unity, December 1994
The Digital Umbrella, April 2011
The Evolution of Float Frames for Canvas, ABT-August 2010
The Four Elements of Mounting, April 1992
The Hardware Facts, ATM-March 2014 PDF
The Mystery of Adhesives, September 1998
The Subject Is Sawtooth, Aprill 2011
The Textures And Colors of Canvas Transferring, May 1998
The Value of Mounting, June 2000
Thermographics, May 1997
Thinking Outside the Box, November 2005
Those Embossed Gold Seals, August 1992
Tiered Matting: Surface Tiered Kitten, February 2005
Tiered Matting, February 1991
Time, Temperature, Pressure-Sensitive, Moisture, April 2000
Tips 'n Tricks for 1996, December 1996
Tools of the Trade, July 1997
Torn Paper Mounted Mat Accents, April 2012
Transporting Pastels: Handle With Care, October 2012
Transporting Pastels: Handle With Care, October 2012 magazinee spread PDF
Trend Fallacies 2007, January 2007
Trendspotting, January 2009
Trends: The Issue IS Mounting, January 1993
Trim, Control and Protect, February 2007
Troubleshooting Mechanical Presses, June 1997
Two Bite Or Not To Bite, March 1996
TTPM: Back to the Basics, May 2006
TTPM: Biting The Art That Feeds You, September 1992
TTPM: Dampness and Moisture, July 1992
TTPM: How Long Is Long Enough, April 1992
TTPM: Taking Your Temperature Seriously, February 1992
TTPM-Time, January 1995
TTPM-Temperature, February 1995
TTPM-Pressure, March 1995
TTPM-Moisture, April 1995
Two Halves Make A Whole, May 2007
Tycore, Hexamount & Hexacomb Panels-IEA, March 2013
Under Tiering, August 1993
Understanding Frames, May 2010
Vellum and Parchment, February 1999
Versatile Offset Clips, March 2012
Wall Grouping Common Line-GLAC, May 2012
Wall Groupings, October 1995
Wall Groupings-IEA, May 2012
Wall Grouping Unity-GLAC, April 2012
Wall Hooks: Standard vs. Floreat, November 2011
Wall Mounting/Hanging Variations, October 2009
Wax Hangers-IEA, March 2011
Wax Hangers-GLAC, February 2011
Wax Hinges-GLAC, December 2012
Wax Hinges, December 2012 PDF
Wedding Dioramas, November 2003
Wet Glue: PVA vs. EVA, October 2012
Wet to Last the Test of Time, February 2000
What and How to Sell Laminating, September 2001
What to Do With Ilfochromes, October 1992
What's Wrong With This Picture?, January 1996
What's Wrong With this Picture?, February 2015
Which Wire?-IEA, June 2011
Which Wire?-GLAC, July 2011
Wire Installation, July 2011
Wire Placement, January 2012
Wire, Steel Hangers and Spring Clips, February 2013
Working in Tight Places, March 1999
Working With A Framer, TAM December 2015
Wrapped Bevels, February 1991
Wrapped Mats Basic, June 2004
Yupo Part 1: What To Do With Yupo, November 2015
Yupo Part 2: Mounting Synthetic Papers, January 2016

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