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Frame Shops Should Never, Ever Drymount Artwork, Diplomas, Prints, etc.

As a conservation framer, my main concern is to preserve and protect artwork people bring to me for display and framing.  Thus, when asked to drymount art down to backing boards to make them appear flat and even, I cringe. Why is that? Because as art professionals, it is our duty to ensure things people Read the full article…

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What your College Bookstores Don’t Want You to Know

It’s the big day for you. You finished all of your college and university requirements.  Now, its time! Once you attend graduation ceremonies, you get your diploma (or look alike), you head to the college store. Wait!  You see a diploma frame for sale.  You say to yourself: “What a great thing to show off 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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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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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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Acid free mats vs. Museum Grade mats

100% Cotton RagWe have all heard the term “acid free” regarding the quality of mat boards used in framing. This term is used frequently in framing circles when it refers to the quality of mats to protect his/her artwork. These mats are supposed to protect artwork, diplomas, and other items of importance when being framed. Read the full article…

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