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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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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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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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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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Michaels Settles Lawsuit Over Deceptive Framing Practices

Another blow to Michaels Arts and Crafts Stores! This time, it was over their fake framing discount “sales”. Michaels, Inc. has agreed to enter into a $1.8 million settlement resulting from allegations of deceptive advertising practices in connection to its “50% Off Custom Framing” coupons brought by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. Though Read the full article…

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Museum Framing stocks ONLY 100% Museum Quality framing materials

Unlike most framing establishments and Arts and Crafts big box stores, Museum Framing only stocks 100% museum quality framing materials. We only the highest quality 99% UV filtering glass and acrylic. We only stock 100% Museum Grade cotton rag matting. We do NOT carry “acid free” mats because these mats are made of WOOD PULP Read the full article…

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Mega Arts and Crafts Stores

We all see them in strip shopping centers. They take up probably 1/3 or more of the shopping center landscape. We have mega hardware stores, mega drugstores, even mega “everything” stores. In most cases, one can get a pretty good deal at these stores. However, I think the mega idea can actually work to a Read the full article…

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