Let us create the perfect frame, mount, pedestal, or custom fabrication to complement your unique piece. To begin your enquiry, please contact us with the details below.
Please note that appointments are preferred. Please text +1 (310) 351-6911 to begin that process.
9AM - 3:30PM
Art Services Inc. is proud to support all types of creative professionals: Museums, Galleries, Artists, Collectors and Interior designers. Members of our Professional Program receive preferential pricing, which is open to approved professionals only. Please fill out the attached form to see if you are eligible.
GOLD LEAF FINISHES / 22K GOLD
Art Services Inc. offers clients the opportunity to use precious metal leaf on a variety of substrates. We most often use 22ct and 12ct gold leaf, which can then be burnished to be brilliant and mirror-like, or waxed and aged to be subtle and matte. Depending on the color of bole used, the finished effect will take on warm or cool tones. Regardless of the finished aesthetic, all precious metal leaf is created using water gilding. Please read on below to learn more details about each leaf type.
22K Gold is a highly pure gold metal – right below the 100% purity of 24K Gold, at ~92%. With this slight introduction of additional metal alloys, you receive an important increase in hardness and durability. This is extremely important for the handling required for frames, pedestals, and custom fabrications. With a 22K Gold leaf application, you can expect the unique, warm golden sheen associated with the utmost purity, and hardness and durability associated with a lower karat.
• Archival Glazing
Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic. Anti-reflective and 99% UV Filtering. Abrasion resistant and anti-static. Superior light transmittance and clarity.
• Archival Matboard
100% Virgin Alpha-Cellulose. Acid-free and lignin-free, bleed and fade resistant. Alkaline pH buffered. Various ply thicknesses.
• Archival Backboard
Coroplast – Archival Grade. Polypropylene copolymer. Chemically inert; no outgassing. Water-resistant. Strong and lightweight.