I have just received some 16×12 inch mdf bevel edged prints from my suppliers for my clients the James family. Some are black and white images destined for the bathroom in their family home where they will be displayed together, some are presents for their two teenage sons. They look really great and it has prompted me to take a few photographs for others clients to see.
MDF framing is just about as pared down as you can get in terms of allowing the photograph to do all the talking in a displayed photograph. And for that reason it is one of my top favourites. There is also something deeply satisfying about the simplicity of the idea of a image being bonded to a piece of wood and result never fails to have impact. Almost everyone loves them.
After printing, your print is finished with a durable satin laminate and then bonded to the 18mm mdf board. The edges and the 45 degree bevel are coated with either black or white foil (I usually recommend black for black and white prints and white for colour) and the print is fixed to the wall using very simple wooden batons.
The overall effect on the wall is hard to get over in a product shot but essentially the print sits proud of the wall surface and parallel to it giving the effect that it is floating off the surface of the wall.
Mdf mounted prints look great as stand alones, or in a row or as a vertical display on a vertical beam or freestanding column in a home for example a kitchen diner. They can be cut to absolutely any size, are very easy to mount on the wall and having no glass (the image is heat sealed) so there are no reflection issues at all.
I have had clients order large long thin landscape versions of this product – the whole family plus dog along the beach for example – hanging in their hallway; square portraits of 4 siblings in a row in a kitchen or up the stair case, or larger single mdfs on a wall above the sofa in a sitting room.
I have laid them on a table here so you can see the effect of them together but as this client is local, when they are finally in situ I will be able to photograph them again to show how well they work together in groups on the actual wall:
A single one laid down shot from above:
Freestanding. They are not designed to be displayed in this way but you could if you wanted to. This shows a colour mdf with the white edging:
This give you a sense of the cleanness and simplicity of this product:
And here on the wall, and a detail to show the upper edge and it’s relationship to the wall surface:
These following two images give you an idea of how they look when you stand directly in front of them:
Some detail shots to give you a sense of the finishing:
If you like this bevel edged mdf product, you may also like the Box Frames in my range, which have a similar feel of clean simplicity but have some frame profile to them with a choice of oak, black or white.