Covering the back of metal frames

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    I'm framing some pieces with black aluminum frames and I'm wondering what is normally done to cover the back.
    Typically with a wood frame they get covered with brown paper but I don't know if it would stick well to the metal frame.
     
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    Metal frames are not commonly covered with paper for a dust cover. The spring clips should be compressing the foamcore or other backing against the glass tight enough to prevent dust from coming into the frame package.
     
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    I don't use the spring clips. A sandwich of mat board, mount board, and foam core that completely fills their groove does the job better than the spring clips.
     
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    In that case, you might just use some frame sealing tape to finish off the edges and provide a dust barrier. The tape is normally used to protect the print from a wood frame, but will work for this as well.
    https://www.framedestination.com/fr...sue/self-adhesive-frame-sealing-tape-372.html
    Good that you leave the clips out. Too much pressure can cause issues over the long run.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the replies. I won't worry about sealing the back as I do use the spring clips.

    I do like Jim's suggestion. Maybe a peice of black foamcore in the back to give a more finished look.
     
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