Framing Competition PRINT 2017-18

PPFA International Framing Competition PRINT 2017-18

“Sun Dappled II”            Published by Wild Apple Graphics

The 2017-18 PPFA Competition PRINT is a Print on Metal titled “Sun Dappled II” created by Wild Apple Studio, provided by Wild Apple Graphics and printed by Northwest Framing, Northwest Art + Frame COMMERCIAL, Portland OR. The Image Size is 6″ x 6″ with a high gloss finish on a Chromalux panel.

With the introduction of metal as print media, framers are being asked to frame a dye sublimation photo image on metal. This print will present a unique challenge for framing as there is not a hanging system attached to the metal. The framer will need to find a way to properly display this metal print in a manner that will not harm the piece and will support the artwork. A second challenge will be the monochromatic color scheme. Framers will need to decide how to best enhance the art without taking away from the artwork.

Information from Northwest Framing about the printing process: The image is printed using a special Epson printer with ink dyes onto a transfer paper that can then be applied to the Chromalux panel which has been treated to receive the dyes from the printed paper. The print and panel are registered together and then put flat into a heat press that applies 400 degrees of heat under pressure (about 80 psi) for approximately 2 minutes.

The PPFA International Framing Competition is going DIGITAL!

This year marks an exciting new change — the PPFA International Framing Competition is going DIGITAL, making it easier than ever to enter, wherever you are in the world!

Instead of entering at Chapters (or the Mailbox competition for overseas entries) all you need is a camera/cellphone/iPad etc., to snap images of your OPEN and/or PRINT entry, and enter by August l, 2017.

The Top 50 qualifiers in the digital round will send their physical piece(s) to the January 2018 International Framing Competition Finals at the PPFA Convention in Las Vegas, where they will be judged and then displayed in a PPFA ‘Competition Framing Gallery’ on the WCAF trade show floor.

Buy the “Sun Dappled 11” PRINT at the PPFA Online Store at www.PPFA.com — where you’ll soon find all the information you need to enter.  Select COMPETITION in the pull-down menu. The cost is $40.

Many more details will follow soon: watch for details in the PPFA CONNECT newsletter, Picture Framing Magazine, the PPFA Framers Corner, Facebook, www.PPFA.com, and many other venues.

We look forward to an amazing PPFA International Framing Competition!

Any questions: email Competition@PPFA.com