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Inspect Your Framed Art Before Leaving The Framer

Before you leave the frame shop with your framed art, inspect it, both inside and out! Sounds silly, right?  In a way, it does, but in another way it does not.  A current situation I faced today involved a father of a framing client who came in to frame his personal art for his daughter. Read the full article…

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What To Expect From Frame Shops

For most people, going to a frame shop can be a daunting experience.  Sometimes we believe, it is better to buy a cheap frame from a big box store and throw it on the wall approach.  Then it’s over.  One does not have to think about encountering that awful experience, somewhat like visiting a car Read the full article…

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Why it is important to use True Museum Quality Materials in Custom Framing

Being in the business for almost 25 years, I still hear people’s perspective on framing artwork or any other item was a) either not necessary or b) automatically came with framing.  Unfortunately, I need many hands to count the number of times individuals came to me with problems they discovered within the frame they had Read the full article…

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See Why Museum Framing Is Highly Rated by the Alexandria, Arlington and the Washington DC area!

For 25 years, Rick has made it his purpose to serve his clients with the finest 100% Museum Grade framing at very affordable prices.  During this time, Rick has served museums, libraries, galleries, businesses, and the public with his top notch quality service and expertise.  Even interior designers have sought Rick for special projects when Read the full article…

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Museum Framing is here to serve!

Founder and Owner of Museum Framing, Rick has 30 Years Experience in Preservation and Framing.  We have.Excellent Indoor Parking but call ahead!  Call 703-299-0100    

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Yes, we frame diplomas

A few weeks back, a friend of mine came into town and wanted to hook up for dinner. After spending over 20 years framing historical documents and rare art, he wondered why I opened my market to framing diplomas. Not an unusual question, but certainly one I needed to answer. After all, my friend was Read the full article…

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Framing Antique Maps to Last for Many Years

Framed mapFraming antique maps follows the same guidelines of antique prints I recently blogged. Making sure that the proper archival materials are used such as Ultraviolet filtering glass or acrylic, 100% Museum Grade cotton rag matting and backing, reversible hinging techniques and an extra layer of archival grade corrugated as a final backing. The only Read the full article…

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Proper Framing of Antique Prints

As a long time collector and framer of antique prints, it has been my concern to protect their intrinsic and historical value. Artwork from years ago had special purposes that many do not have today. For the most part, they were hand designed and colored inserted in large informative books as a way to encourage Read the full article…

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Framing with “acid free” mats can be hazardous to your artwork!

We have all heard the term “acid free” when thinking of framing. The vast majority of us believe this is a positive thing when we decide the frame things. When we go to frame shops, they tell us that the mats they use are “acid free” and will preserve our diplomas, art, memories, etc. for Read the full article…

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Why you should frame your diploma properly

Framing a college diploma should be preserved for many years of enjoyment. After many thousands of dollars, many hours of effort and the years it took to achieve that sheet of paper (or vellum), your diploma should receive the utmost in protection to keep it fresh for many years to come. If you are going Read the full article…

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