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When obtaining custom framing quotes, compare apples to apples

About a couple months ago, a guy came into my studio for a quote for framing an art print.  Based on the size, I quoted about $200.  This included my normal 99% UV filtering glass, 100% Museum Grade cotton rag matting and the double archival backing.  The frame he picked was a nice solid wood Read the full article…

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Picture Framing Needs to be about Presentation AND Preservation

  When people get their art, diploma or jersey framed, they want it to look nice.  Obviously, this is a given.  But, a concern should also be: Will it look good several years down the road?There are specific materials and techniques that need to be employed in the framing of artwork for their maximum preservation Read the full article…

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There is No Need to Overpay for Framing

Just this morning, I had a well known art conservator come into my studio to get a sketch framed.  It was medium to large in size.  He inquired about a nice solid wood black frame, high quality 99% UV filtering glass, a thick 8 ply 100% Museum Grade cotton rag matting with 4 ply  100% Museum Read the full article…

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Why I Opened a Frame Shop

  During the 1970s and 1980s, I bought and sold old coins, paper money and autographs for the enjoyment of handling historical items and working with people of a common interest.  Handling rare, old coins, paper money and related items was a thrill for me. I would travel to shows in various parts of the Read the full article…

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Museum Framing is offering 100% Museum Quality Framing Specials with Prompt Turnaround!

Museum Framing of Alexandria, Virginia offers Honest Specials to Check off your Gift List! This is your chance to bring in a diploma, photograph, antique map or print to receive a great value in framing before Christmas! Since 1989, the public, museums, libraries, galleries and collectors have relied on Museum Framing for true archival framing Read the full article…

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Museum Framing is Participating in Small Business Saturday in Old Town Alexandria……..Plus Free Indoor Parking as always!

This Saturday, not only will you get a benefit from AMEX on your credit card statement, but you will also save a good deal of money and walk away with some truly creative and high quality framing products and services that will excite you. First, you must register your American Express card at:  https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/Shop-Small/ Truly! Read the full article…

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Museum Framing TRULY Supports the Military!

Located in Alexandria, Virginia (outside Washington, D.C.) with  close proximity to several military bases, the Pentagon and other military facilities, Museum Framing has built a strong client base with the military. We take all framing we do seriously and are proud to give our military the best we can deliver, because they in turn give Read the full article…

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Why Museum Framing uses 100% cotton rag mats and not “acid free” mats

When people come in for framing, they usually ask me if I use “acid free” mats.  When I say “no”, they look at me like I came from another planet.  The term “acid free” is a misnomer as it is misused by both framers and customers alike. Without sounding too technical, acidity is measured on Read the full article…

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Has the custom framing industry changed?

Being in the framing business for nearly 25 years, I can truly say the industry has changed.  Currently, it appears that framing shops compete for business, as ducks compete for bread when tossed in the water. Today, many frame shops will do almost any trick to get that bone.  We have seen the sales: 10% Read the full article…

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Museum Framing is Offering Superb Framing Ideas For the Holidays

Museum Framing has some great framing ideas for any budgets, but assured of fine 100% Museum Grade framing.  Some of the ideas include ready made frames, easel back frames and diploma frames complete with the highest quality framing, matting and UV glass. We firmly believe that one can offer to preserve family heirlooms and sentimental Read the full article…

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