About the frame backs that we use

Whilst using our online framing wizard you will be offered a range of options for the back of your picture frame. This includes strut backs to allow your frame to be freestanding, an economical Art Bak for those on a budget and Premium Art Bak for precious works of art.

Strut Back

A Strut back for your photo frame is an MDF back with a fold-out arm, allowing you to stand your frame in either a portrait or landscape format, ideal for photos for mantlepieces, window sills and desks.



MDF is an engineered wood product formed by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibres. MDF is heavier than out Art Bak option below but due to its rigidity we would recommend this for particularly large picture frames. If you have any questions please feel free to call us on 01749 678782.


Premium Art Bak

Premium Art bak is our top of the range framing back for those special items. It has a water resistant membrane and has been buffered with Calcium Carbonate which guarantees that the back of your picture frame will remain pH Neutral for at least 300 years! As per the standard Art Bak it is a smooth, lightweight and rigid board which will keep your photo or artwork flat in its frame.