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With Summer Here, Make Sure Your Art is Protected, Especially if You take Extended Vacations

This time of year, the last thing on our mind is protecting our art.  We think about vacations, more time with friends and family and even taking care of our pets, but we spend little time thinking about our artwork. Why is this important?  With temperatures hovering around the 90 to 100+ degree mark, with Read the full article…

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Finding a Good Frame Shop in Washington is Like Finding a Good Politician…

…both are there, you just need to look harder to find them! There is some truth to this analogy.  Born, raised and living my life in the Washington, D.C. area, I have seen many changes.  In addition to traffic becoming a nightmare, I have seen businesses (like politicians) come and go. Unfortunately, I have seen Read the full article…

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Why do the Big Box Arts and Crafts Stores charge too much for Framing?

It is a proven fact. Time after Time, I hear consumers complain that the large arts and crafts stores overcharge for their framing…..even with the “coupons” or “specials” they offer. The reason is simple.  It’s called perception.  In this day and age, we are all conditioned to think “the bigger the store, the bigger the Read the full article…

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Use skepticism when watching those framing “how to” videos on Youtube

Just today while perusing the web, I came across a “how to” video by a prominent site dedicated with showing people “how to do”,  “how to fix” etc.  You all know those sites.  One kind of wonders where some of these people get their information. One segment showed hot to hinge art to the mat. Read the full article…

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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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How Museum Framing is able to keep our Prices Fair and Quality Strong

Over the course of my business, my clients have inquired how I am able to keep my framing prices very reasonable, especially given the quality of the work we perform for them.  As founder and an active owner of the business since 1989, the answers are direct and simple: 1) First, as a collector and Read the full article…

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Preserve those Cherished Family Memories through Proper Framing or Storage

In this age of digital photography, many of us do not think of preserving and protecting past family events caught on photography.  Today, we snap photos of family, friends and events and either leave them on a card or print them from the computer. But, let’s discuss, for a moment, our old family photos.  You 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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