I got my shipment of various sized stretcher bars to stretch my linen. One side is stamped with size/make, etc... the other side of each bar is clean - no writing/stamps etc...
It seems the clean side should face the back because that is what people will see but I don't want any print/writing/stamps possibly showing through on my linen if I staple the other way.
My linen will be folding over quite a bit and it is nice to just glance and see the sizes stamped on each frame. Both sides have the "lip" to stop the canvas from ghosting. Like pictured or words hidden showing clean frame?