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Genuine Tru Vue Museum Glass at Great Prices!

As framers to some of the most important historical documents and artwork, we have found that museum glass is an amazing glazing material.  When used, it actually brings artwork to life!  Glare should not distract the viewing pleasure of framed artwork.  This why the popularity of Museum Glass.  Although there are many “knock offs” and 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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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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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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Why it is Important to Properly Frame Your Diploma

When it comes to framing, few people properly frame the most important thing in their professional life, their college diploma.  As a matter of fact, a lot of people overpay when they buy the off-the-shelf frame at the college book store because it was quick, yet expensive…for the quality they received. One would figure if 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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Why it is important to know your framer

Framing is one of those things that you don’t know how good the job is until much later. With restaurants, you pretty much know the quality after the first bite. Even car repair shops, one can detect the quality of work done on a car. But framing! This is another matter. Unless you are working Read the full article…

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Framing Vellum or Animal Skin

Vellum, also known in general circles as parchment, is animal skin that has been used for years for writing or printing due to its durability and longevity. Vellum in Latin, is vitulinum meaning “made from calf”, hence calfskin. Manufacturing and preparing vellum is a lengthy tedious process which involves splitting from the animal, washing and Read the full article…

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