The Art of the Frame – Opus Frames for works on Canvas

February 21, 2013

The heart of our framing philosophy at Opus to offer simple, elegant, and economical options that enhance the look and value of any work of art.

Our frames beautifully feature your works of art on canvas and canvas prints with clean lines that add presence, frame construction that provides protection, and a value that lives on and on. Read on to learn more about our selection of frames found only at Opus.

Opus SUMO Frames

SUMO is the most versatile metal framing system available for canvases, providing solutions for uniquely sized canvases, from 8″ ×8″ to 60″ × 60″ and almost everything in between. With 14 pre-cut lengths to choose from, you simply select your packages for width and height, and assemble. The possible size combinations are quite impressive, a perfect hybrid of ready-made and custom DIY framing.

This front-loading frame has a thin edge, providing a simple and crisp border around your work, protecting it while giving it added presence. All Opus SUMO Frames are available in Black and White finishes.

Opus SUMO Frames – Deep Profile

  • frame depth of 1 15/16″
  • fit canvas paintings and fine art digital prints stretched on 1½” deep bars (e.g. Opus Exhibition, Buzz Deep Canvases)
  • 14 lengths to choose from starting at 8″ and up to 60″
  • assembly hardware included

Opus SUMO Frames – Slim Profile

  • frame depth of 1 3/16″
  • fit canvas paintings and fine art digital prints stretched on ¾” deep bars (e.g. Opus Studio, Buzz Slim Canvases)
  • 14 lengths to choose from starting at 8″ and up to 60″
  • assembly hardware included

Opus Wood Canvas Frames

Opus Wood Canvas Frames feature a front-loading design that shows off your whole image up to and around the edges. This is ideal for paintings on canvas and digital prints on fine art canvas with mirrored or coloured edges, allowing this visual element of your work to enhance the piece while the frame protects it.
The simple, contemporary lines of these frames coordinate beautifully with Opus BOD frames, allowing your works of art on canvas and paper to display beautifully side by side.

Black frames are the most common finish for frames being used for exhibition purposes. White frames are particularly popular with photographers and interior designers as they are very neutral. Natural Frames have a very broad appeal and provide a warmth not achieved with a black or white frame.

Opus Wood Canvas Frames – Deep Profile

  • this 2″ deep frame is available in Black and White finishes
  • fits canvas paintings and fine art digital prints stretched on 1½” deep bars
  • available in 14 sizes ranging from 6″ × 6″ to 18″ × 24″

Opus Wood Canvas Frames – Slim Profile

  • this 1¼” deep frame is available in Black, Natural, and White finishes
  • fit canvas paintings and fine art digital prints stretched on ¾” deep bars
  • Black and White available 14 sizes ranging from 4″ × 6″ to 18″ × 24″
  • Natural available in 12 sizes from 4″ × 6″ to 16″ × 20″

Opus Jasper Plein Air Frames

  • available in hand finished black, silver leaf, and gold leaf finishes
  • five sizes ranging from 8″ × 10″ to 18″ × 24″
  • features a ½” rabbet to accommodate art on paper, canvas board, and ¾” deep stretched canvas

Opus Pacific Gallery Frames

  • five profiles available in several finishes with new styles arriving this month!
  • features a 1½” wide seamless, easy to clean coated white liner
  • can accommodate art on paper, canvas board, and ¾” deep stretched canvas

Learn more about our Opus Jasper Plein Air Frames and Opus Pacific Gallery Frames in our upcoming April Plein Air edition of The Art of the Frame