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Don’t Show Up Empty-Handed

Surprise Your Holiday Host with a Custom Framed Gift!

Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, this holiday season will not resemble any other in recent memory. Holiday parties will most likely be limited – just a small group of close friends or family. Small gatherings can be wonderful because you can spend more quality time with the people you love…a welcome change from social distancing and quarantines.

Your holiday host has put in time and effort to make this gathering a success, and you want to show your appreciation and gratitude. Custom Framing can make a wonderful gift, so you don’t have to show up to the party empty-handed. Whether you need a host/hostess gift, or your family is doing a traditional holiday gift exchange, framing a memory is a thoughtful, personal gift idea.

Frame A Memory

Precious pictures of the grandkids.

A pic of fun socially-distanced times you had during the year.

You’ve had some extra time this year to make small gifts. Gather them together and make a presentation that will be valued and used year after year to decorate for the holidays.

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Framing a past Christmas card is always fun, especially if it is a group photo of the host’s family.

A holiday themed print is always appreciated for holiday decorating.

An old picture of earlier times.

HOLIDAY HOURS:

Monday-Friday: 9am – 5:30 pm

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Closed: Christmas Day to Jan 3rd

Thank You for shopping local!!!

Delivery & Installation

This December, let us deliver your framed project! From our house, to yours, safe and sound.

Gift Wrapping

We know gift wrapping a large framed item can be challenging, so let us wrap it for you!

Bringing some homemade treats never hurts!

Need a little something extra to bring along? Here are some of our favorite cookie recipes.

What NOT to Bring:

  • Cut Flowers: A potted plant is fine, but don’t bring anything that requires immediate maintenance.
  • Cheap Wine: Noooo! Your host has gone to a lot of time and expense, so reward them!
  • Uninvited Guest: Especially if it is a sit-down dinner, don’t bring an uninvited one.
  • Your Pet: Don’t put your host on the spot by asking if you can bring Fido.

Visit Our Gift Shop

Oh no! You forgot a gift and you need one last-minute. We do have some framed art – but – the best deal is probably giving a Gift Certificate – available in any amount!

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Framing Newspapers and other Documents!

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Framing Newspaper & Printed Articles

There was a time when the only way to receive news was through printed material such as a newspaper. Now newspapers and magazines have become collectibles. Why? Fewer and fewer newspapers are being printed in favor of online and digital sources. Despite our transition to digital media, there is something about seeing a headline in print that makes it feel permanent and important. Just like a photograph, when you see it, it jogs your memory back to a special time. So what do you do with a collectible? You frame it!

Looking for an Old Newspaper?

There are several websites that sell old newspapers. They are a great resource if you want a headline from a specific date like your birthday.

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Conservation Grade Materials

We want your newspaper articles, magazine covers, and other collectibles to survive for a lifetime with minimal change of color, damage from glues, or out-gassing from materials that are not acid-free. Our framers use the very best materials for your projects.

How do you properly frame newspaper articles so that they can last forever? Carefully! Framing a newspaper is challenging – the paper itself is meant to self-destruct. Because a newspaper is printed on a lightweight, non-acid free paper, it needs all the help it can get to preserve itself. We use only acid-free materials that surround the paper to ensure no further damage will be done.

There are numerous ways to mount a newspaper. If individual articles are cut to create a story, then dry mounting is recommended to prevent and remove wrinkling. Mounting is done on a dark backing such as foamboard to prevent ‘ghosting’ (the reverse side text showing through). Because newspaper ‘yellows’ quickly, a UV protecting glazing is used to keep the fading to a minimum.

Where Do You Begin?

Step 1:
Bring in the newspaper article

Step 2:
We’ll help you decide on a design…

Step 3:
Pick up your completed framed project!

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Sometimes wrinkles are part of the charm, like in this old article about Mark Twain.

Your grandparents’ wedding announcement gets new life in a custom frame.

Capture a moment in time by framing your favorite magazine cover.

Vintage sheet music makes a great addition to your music room decor.

If there are any additional headlines or pages that didn’t make the cut, we can secure them in between the backing board & backing paper, or in an envelope on the back.

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Framing Posters!

FRAMING POSTERS

Budget-Friendly Options for Making Posters Priceless

Poster Framing is just like framing any other piece of art, right? Not necessarily. Posters are mass-printed reproductions of photographs, artwork, or advertisements. You’ve seen them plastered on dorm room walls and movie theater halls. Because they are low-cost compared to original artwork, there are a few things to keep in mind when framing them. Your framing will ultimately depend on how you plan to use the poster – you still want it to look good!

How is framing a poster different from framing other art?

Posters are typically printed on inexpensive, light-weight paper. This paper can appear wavy or wrinkly if framed improperly. Unlike original or limited-edition art, posters should be adhered to a backing board using a dry mount machine so that they appear smooth. No more wrinkly posters! It isn’t necessary to use spacers to keep glass off of the art, and you don’t need to use the highest-quality frame moulding to achieve the look you want.

Poster Special

August 2020 ONLY

We have a special framing package and pricing for your poster. Come in and ask us about it!

24” x 30”

Starting at

$149 (Plaquemount)

Black Frame, Drymount & Regular Glass

$229

Why Do People Frame Posters?

Budget

Yes, you can frame on a budget! We offer budget-friendly poster framing options that don’t look cheap. When you are framing a poster for your kid’s room or for a gift, you may not want to invest as much into framing it as an original piece of art. An inexpensive poster may not need a 24K gilded frame or archival quality mounting. Sometimes you just need simple and affordable. We have frames that would work well on your poster and fit into your budget.

Collections

In a room with a poster collection, it is easy and affordable to frame numerous posters similarly. This unites the collection and increases its aesthetic value. This is especially popular with travel, movie, and concert posters.

Temporary Displays

Posters are frequently used in semi-temporary displays. In real estate offices, hospitals, waiting rooms, and classrooms, it is not unusual to change art on a regular basis.

Decorative

You love Van Gogh, but the odds of you owning an original Dutch Master are pretty slim. Poster reproductions are the perfect way to bring famous, beloved art into your home. You want it to be designed as if it were an original piece of art to be worthy of a lifetime of compliments. Just because something was originally a poster doesn’t mean that it can’t look like a million bucks after a good framing job. Our designers are eager to help design that special piece.

One Frame for MANY POSTERS??

If you want to

Change Posters Without Changing The Frame

You need one of our

Magnetic Quick-Change Poster Frames!

Easy to change posters or signage: simply lift off the frame and change the poster.

Come and see our in-store sample on the wall!

Too Good To Be True?

When a big box frame shop advertises “50% + 20% off”, it looks like a great deal, but is it really? What is the original price? Does 50% + 20% = 70% off? Let’s say the project is $500.00. If it were 70% off, it would equal $150.00. If it is 50% + 20% off, it would equal $200.00. Compare our prices!

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Acrylic Glazing

If your poster will be hanging in a high traffic area (waiting rooms), a danger zone (kid’s room) or moving a lot (dorm room, apartment), acrylic glazing may be a better choice than glass. Acrylic resists breaking and is light in weight.

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What we have been working on lately:

One of the largest frames we have ever built! That is a big flag! Oversize matting, and mat splices all around were certainly needed for this big job.

Hawaii was hit hard at Pearl Harbor and this client had a special interest in the catastrophe. (Those are actual full-size newspaper prints!) We recommend that any objects that are of unique value to you should be protected & displayed with proper framing for you to be able to enjoy it forever! Got a flag to frame??? Take a copy of this along and Brian will give you 10% framing! code: CodeExt10%Disc before 4/15/2017

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Beware!!

Seems like many people are frustrated lately that when they buy canvas artwork online, they don’t get what they expected.

We have had over 20 people mention this to us lately!

The online photos show a canvas beautifully stretched onto a stretcher bar and hanging on a wall but upon unwrapping the package on arrival, they find it is only a piece of printed canvas. The canvas still needs to be stretched onto a custom sized stretcher bar and hardware added. This comes at an added expense, usually much more than the mass produced printouts! If you are ordering online – make sure you know exactly what you are getting to avoid any surprises!

It’s surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams