It’s all in the Details of Custom Picture Framing! Taking a close look.

It’s All in the Details!

Take a closer look then compare our custom framing!

 

A question we hear is, “Why is custom framing expensive?” The quick and easy answer is that it is ‘custom’ – it is being handmade specifically for your design and your needs. More importantly, it is because of the impeccable quality of workmanship we put into every project. Details matter in custom framing. Here are a few that deserve a closer look and how they can impact quality.

What to look for:

…check out the details…

Example #1: Matboard Issues

  • Notice the over-cut mat corners? This happens when the blade cutting the mat extends further than it should.

The darkened beveled edges are due to the acid in the mat– this can ‘burn’ into your art and damage it. Ask for ‘acid-free’ mats to avoid this.

Example #2: Frame Issues

  • Notice the ragged edges on the corner of the frame? This happens when the blade on the saw that is cutting the moulding isn’t sharp enough, tearing at the wood instead of slicing through it.
  • Some frame corners have large gaps due to uneven cuts or warped moulding. We like to keep our corners clean and even!

Example #3: Fitting Issues

  • Notice the warped mats? This happens when the mat is cut too large for the frame – squeezing it in the package. It also can happen if moisture creeps into the frame package.
  • Turn it over – is there backing paper? This will help keep moisture and dust out, but also bugs that can eat your art.

Example #4: Glass Issues

  • Notice the faded art? This happens because the glass used to protect the art isn’t UV-filtering – offering no protection from UV rays. Insist on UV-filtering glass for your next project.
  • Is glare blocking your view of the art? Ask for options that minimize or eliminate glare.

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Workmanship Guarantee
We offer a workmanship guarantee. Ask us for details.

 

Conservation / Preservation
Grade Materials
Because we want your art or heirlooms to survive for a lifetime without change of color, damage from glues, or out- gassing from materials that are not acid-free, we use the very best materials for your projects.

 

Quality & Design
Quality is not as noticeable at first as design, but it’s just as important! We use Acid-free and 100% cotton rag mats and UV-filtering glass. Many of our frames are hand-finished solid wood. The Design is usually what everyone notices first. Our designers work with you to develop the best design for your piece.

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SO PROUD – Celebrate Accomplishments with Custom Framing

SO PROUD
Celebrate Accomplishments with Custom Framing

There are few things more important than recognizing a person’s accomplishments. As a child, it can set them on a path of confidence and self-esteem leading to success. For an adult, it is a grand ‘pat on the back’, and who doesn’t need or want that? For a Solider or Veteran, it is recognition of what they sacrificed. And last but not least, for our essential personnel – healthcare workers, fire, rescue, and policing, teachers, the staff at grocery stores, caregivers, pastors – there are so many individuals that could use a show of gratitude.

Here are some examples of how you can show them you care.

EDUCATIONAL / LEARNING ACCOMPLISHMENT / DIPLOMA

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Graduation – A lot of hard work!

What an accomplishment! He’s going places!

Career milestones to celebrate!

An informal memory collection of High School!

SPORTS ACCOMPLISHMENT / INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM

“A little progress each day adds up to big results.” – Satya Nani

Photos, badges, medals and pretty much anything related to the accomplishment can go into the memory box for a lifetime of enjoyment!

Sports and competitions to remember!

Can you imagine all these medals being tucked away in a drawer?

On the wall to show your friends and family!

Memories

of noble military and community service, honor and sacrifice.

 

 

Who do you want to celebrate?

 

WE CAN HELP!

Team Member Extraordinaire

Meet Eric! He is our latest edition to our team, been here for over a year now and is a real asset to us and you our clients. You won’t find a nicer guy, he learns well, and really applies to helping you celebrate those memories!

Museum Glass

Is there anything worse than getting something framed and not being able to see it? That won’t happen with Museum glass. Not only does it have 99% UV protection (keeps your art & objects from fading), but has exceptional clarity, so that you can really SEE what is behind your glass!

CPF

What is a CPF? It stands for Certified Picture Framer, an industry designation for framing knowledge and skill. It means that the framer is not only experienced, but must keep up with current methods and materials in the industry. The certification must be renewed annually to keep the designation. When a CPF builds your project, it is in the best hands. Currently, Eric is in the process of acquiring his CPF.

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