Certificate with parchment-like cover sheet


MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Apr 28, 2002
Albuquerque, NM
I have a new certificate from Denmark that has a nearly transparent parchment-like cover sheet. The base paper shows a detailed print of an etching of a cathedral organ. The cover sheet has the certificate info printed on it.

Customer wants to see the etching beneath the cover sheet, but the cover sheet is a bit wavy and diffuses the image beneath it. He suggested a glass sandwich, which I'm reluctant to do.

Any suggestions? The two sheets are attached at the top with 1/8" of a "pre-glued" substance. I believe this is a computer-printed certificate (both pages), but the signatures on the cover sheet are original and special to the customer.

I suggested a double mat and just accept that the under-image will appear diffused.... he'll go this unless there's a better way to do it.

I hadnt thought of this before but, what if you sandwhich the objects to backer/very light colored mat with some THIN/CHEAP plastic stuff from the big box, THEN put a reverse cut mat on top of this, then in to frame??? This would make everything lie flat & keep it away from the glass, yes? You might even float the rear package and give it even more depth...think I'll try something like it this week--just for grins!!