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Embracing Precision: The Dual Point Driver – A Vintage Print Framer's Secret Weapon

I often have people ask me about the tools I use in my upcycling/repurposing/vintage and antiques business. I thought I would share some of my favorite tools. First up, the Dual Point Driver.


One of my favorite things to source and resell is vintage artwork. Whether it is a vintage print, painting, sketch or needlework, I love finding gems and offering them for sale.


In the world of framed vintage art and photography, the devil is in the details. Every framer knows the importance of securing prints flawlessly within frames to ensure longevity, stability, and an overall polished presentation. Among the myriad tools available, one stands out as a true game-changer – the dual point driver. This unassuming yet powerful device has become my go-to tool, revolutionizing the way I secure prints in frames. In this blog post, let's explore why the dual point driver has become one of my favorite tools and how it elevates the art of framing.




The Dual Point Driver—the Basics

Before delving into the unique features of the dual point driver, let's cover the basics. Traditional framing often involves the use of glazier's points or staples to secure artwork to the backing board. While effective, these methods may not provide the level of precision and stability required for delicate prints and valuable artwork. This is where the dual point driver steps in, offering a more advanced and secure solution.


Precision and Stability

One of the standout features of the dual point driver is its ability to create two precisely spaced points simultaneously. This dual-point mechanism ensures an even distribution of pressure along the entire edge of the frame, holding the print securely in place. The result is a level of stability that surpasses traditional methods, preventing warping or shifting over time.


Versatility in Framing

Whether you're working with delicate paper prints, canvas, or other materials, the dual point driver proves its versatility. The adjustable tension settings allow for customization based on the thickness of the materials, ensuring a snug fit without compromising the integrity of the artwork. This adaptability makes it a must-have tool for framers dealing with a diverse range of projects.



Preservation of Artwork

Beyond its functional benefits, the dual point driver contributes to the preservation of artwork. The controlled pressure exerted by the dual points minimizes the risk of damage to delicate prints, preventing tears or indentations. This is especially crucial when framing vintage prints or artwork on fragile materials. I often have to deconstruct a vintage piece to clean or replace the glass, and/or clean or repair the frame. This tool makes reframing the piece very easy! Even if I don't have to completely deconstruct the frame, but simply ensure the art is securely in the frame, I can't tell you how often I use this tool! The video below shows the ease of use for this product!




The dual point driver has become my secret weapon for achieving professional, stable, and visually appealing results. Its precision, ease of use, and versatility make it an indispensable tool in my framing arsenal. As I continue to explore new techniques and perfect my craft, the dual point driver remains a steadfast companion, ensuring that each framed piece is a testament to the art of precision in presentation.


Below are some links to products I used in this project. Disclaimer: Junk is My Life is a participant in the WalMart Creator Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to walmart.com.






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