How To Frame A Comic BookApril 26, 2023
Comic books are more than just a source of entertainment - they are a beloved piece of pop culture history. And for many fans, collecting and preserving comic books is a passion. One way to display and protect these treasured items is by framing them. Framing comic books allows for easy display and protects them from damage caused by handling, exposure to light, and other environmental factors. But framing comic books can be daunting, especially for those new to the world of comic book collecting. In this blog post, we will explore the ins and outs of framing comic books, from choosing the right frame to protecting your valuable collection.
Comic books contain so much more value than just their storylines. Some hold fond memories. Maybe you’ve saved them since childhood and don’t want to let them go. Or, you saw investment potential and bought them as a collector. In either case, it's important to remember that paper won’t last forever. Without proper protection, time and constant handling will take their toll.
Comic books are works of art, and art looks great in a frame. Their unique style of artwork catches the eye and conjures memories of childhood. That’s why it’s becoming more popular to take them out of the box in the back of the closet to preserve them and put them on display.
With over three hundred real wood mouldings in our inventory, we can create the perfect frames for your favorite comic books. You can display your comic books from single comics to a collage of your most prized issues while keeping them protected from the elements.
Choose from our standard or non-glare frame-grade acrylic that both offer UV protection. The four- and eight-ply matting and thick, white foam backing in our comic book frames are acid-free. Even our shipping boxes are specially engineered and SFI-certified.
Here are the general steps to framing comic books:
Choose the right frame
Selecting the right frame is crucial when framing comic books. Look for a frame that is the right size for your comic book, with a depth of at least 1 inch to accommodate the book's thickness. You can choose between metal or wooden frames, depending on your preference and the style of your collection.
Choose the right matting
The right matting can enhance your comic book's appearance while protecting it from direct contact with the glass. Choose an acid-free mat board that matches the size of your comic book.
Prepare the comic book
Before framing it, ensure it is clean and free of debris or fingerprints. If your comic book has any tears or other damage, you may want to consider repairing it before framing.
Mount the comic book
Use acid-free mounting corners or strips to secure your comic book to the mat board. Be sure to place the corners or strips in a way that doesn't cover any important parts of the comic book.
Add backing board
Once your comic book is mounted and secured, add a backing board to protect the back of the book. Use an acid-free foam board cut to the size of the frame.
Add glass or plexiglass
Add glass or plexiglass to your frame to protect your comic book from dust, dirt, and other environmental factors. Use UV-protective glass or plexiglass to prevent fading and damage caused by exposure to light.
Seal the frame
Once everything is in place, seal the frame with tape or backing paper to prevent dust or debris from entering the frame.
Following these steps, you can create a beautiful, protective display for your treasured comic book collection.
About The Author
|Brittany DeMauro is the Creative Director here at CustomPictureFrames.com. With a background in creative writing and a passion for all things DIY, you'll find her in the shop crafting content. She can always find space for a fun gallery wall and loves discovering new artists to display around her home (in custom frames, of course!) When she's not creating content for our brand, she can most likely be found binging shows on Netflix with her two cats.|