After days of thought and consideration, you’ve decided to frame that unique jersey you received from friends, loved ones, or a spouse. Perhaps it’s a jersey autographed by your favourite players. You undoubtedly intend your jersey to look nice and last several years, but you may be unsure how to go about it.
Therefore, what should you search for when vetting firms that promote jersey framing? When deciding who to hire to frame your prized jersey, you should consider the framework itself, the resources utilised, how the jersey is put out and pleated, and how it has been secured.
A shadow box frame or a flat box frame are the two most common frame sports jerseys. Both frames will function perfectly, but the shadow box framework allows for greater flexibility. It is frequently used when other things such as photographs, inscriptions, etc., are included in the frame.
You’ll want to make the most precise measurements possible to ensure that the frame is large enough for your purposes. Jokic is seven feet tall, which means his jersey is huge! You should examine the jersey and consider the gap you want to maintain between the frame and the jersey. Naturally, you should consider any extra objects that will be contained within the framework, such as brand logos or plaques.
Ascertain that all materials utilised are of superior quality, particularly the wood, mouldings, and mattings. The backings must be acid-free and of high archival grade. The glass can be either normal glass or lighter plexiglass, both of which have UV-protective coatings. Additionally, the mattings should be available in a range of materials and colours.
Distribution and folding:
The jersey may be folded and put out in several ways as far as the player’s name and number, and any sleeve patch logos, are visible. Normally, the folds are ironed to ensure the jersey remains in place.
Optimally, the jersey must be placed around a foam core to maintain its form and keep the material away from any objects (pins, staples, or tape) used to bind the jersey to a board or foam foundation board.
Over a period, exposure to light can fade your jersey, which is why the acrylic or glass cover must have some UV-blocking protection. Nothing is 100% perfect, particularly over time, which is why it is still recommended to keep your jersey frame out of direct sunlight.
Additionally, you should have a close look at the colour of the background paper and if it complements or contrasts with the jersey’s colour. If the jersey is dark in colour, pick a background paper that is brighter than the jersey.
Colour of the frame:
Naturally, you’ll want to pick a shadowbox framework that contrasts beautifully with the colour of your jersey. You can explore and make any required modifications based on the colour of your shirt. It’s enjoyable to consider the location of your frame and how it will blend into its surroundings.
Why should you wait any longer? You’re well aware of your desire to get the jersey framed. Before giving it for jersey framing, you should ensure that it is as good as new. If it’s brand new, that is excellent! However, when the jersey’s been worn, you should clean it well to remove any bacteria that might hasten the fading process. You should carefully wash it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you’ve been fortunate to get your jersey autographed, you’ll want to take all required steps to safeguard the ink.