CREATIVE CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & DESIGN
When you frame with us, you know your project will be beautifully designed and impeccably crafted.
Custom Framing allows you to create an absolutely unique look for your art. Our goal is to protect, preserve and compliment your art so that your enjoyment of it will last a lifetime. We present you with the most creative framing options possible—from traditional to contemporary—always considering your preferences. Our staff gives you personalized, knowledgeable, and experienced assistance when choosing your frames. Our large selection of custom moulding samples, mat colors, and glazing choices provide endless possibilities.
Most importantly, we take the time to explain the different choices and help you explore possibilities that will enhance your art and also please your budget. We are experts at framing design consultation but we heartily encourage you to be part of the process–conferring together for as long as it takes to get to the coveted: “That’s it!” moment. Then we’ll take pride in producing the extraordinary museum quality final product you expect—always in a timely manner.
We can frame just about anything! View Our Project Showcase for examples. >>
- Music Memorabilia
- 3D Shadow Boxes
- Sports Jerseys
- Posters & Prints
- Family Portraits
- Newspapers & Magazines
- Frame Repairs
- Stacked Mouldings
- Photography & Collages
- Medals & Awards
- Diplomas & Documents
- Wedding Invitations
- Graduation Programs
- Custom Mirrors
- Fillets & Liners
- Watercolors & Oil Painting
- Cross Stitch
- Needlework & Embroidery
- Fabrics & Apparel
- Money & Foreign Currency
- Canvas Stretching
- Dry Mounting
- Vacation Souvenirs
- Pencil & Ink Drawings
- Children’s Art
- Sports Equipment
- Creative Mat Cuts
- Mat & Glass Replacement
- Oversized Matting
See your project framed before you buy it! Use our online interactive frame design tool! >>
We are here to assist you in designing the perfect combination of matting, frame and conservation materials to beautify and protect your personal treasures. Learn more about what goes into a framing project.
Framing Arts has over 1500 mouldings from which to choose…from ultra modern to ultra traditional. With our extensive collection of color mouldings in different hues, widths and styles, we can create the perfect framing design that’s just right for your artwork.
Mat, Liner, Fillet
Mats, liners and fillets serve a very necessary function. Glazing (glass and acrylic) should never be in direct contact with the surface of the art. The airspace provided is preventative. During changes in temperature or humidity, moisture can condense on the glazing, causing mold or mildew to form. On the aesthetic side, most art calls for an inner “frame” to give the art breathing space and to enhance the overall appearance.
Mats: The choice of mat color is a very personal process, depending on what effect is desired…dark matting tends to envelope the artwork whereas light matting seems to allow the artwork to expand.
We have hundreds of mat colors from which to choose…smooth, patterned and embossed– all made of acid-free paper, linen, and suede. Also available: mats and mounting boards made from recycled materials and rag mat products made from 100% cotton fiber–an annually renewable resource.
Liners: A linen-covered moulding softens the transition between the moulding and the art. It lends a more traditional tone, being used most often with oil paintings; but, can be used for a great effect in the framing of many media.
Fillets: A fillet (fill-it) is a sort of mini-moulding which sits snug against the matting to give an extra visual effect, or as an additional lip on a moulding. Used often with oils, acrylics and needlework.
If you can imagine it, we can frame it! Check out our Past Project Showcase to see examples of our work. No matter what kind of art you bring us, we can create the perfect framing design for it.
Hinge Mount: Fine prints require archival quality hinges for attachment to the backing. The Hinges do not mar the surface of the art and allows its natural expansion and contraction within the frame.
Dry Mount: This is a process which affixes the art to a rigid mounting board. It is used for posters, newspaper articles and certain artwork. It can even magically take most bends and wrinkles out of long folded up paper.
Float Mount: The artwork is suspended within the window of a mat and the paper’s raw edges are visible. Also used for “gallery wrapped” canvases, which are mounted to the frame from behind. The frame is set away from the canvas allowing the edges of the canvas to be visible.
The Grand Finale: To complete the “protect, preserve and display” package, your art is fitted with a backing board, sealed with a paper dust cover and fitted with a hanging wire. A hanger is provided for your convenience. Your newly frame artwork is dust-free, secure, and ready to hang!
If for any reason a client is not completely happy with the design of their project, they can return it within 14 days and we’ll redesign it without additional charges and without hassle. New design must be of equal or lesser value, client pays only the difference if the new design is more expensive. Craftsmanship and materials are covered for the life of the project.
Regular paper mats will slowly decompose your paper art and photos. This damaging process is called “foxing” which is a yellowing discoloration. The process cannot be reversed—but by refitting your art and photos with conservation materials, the damage can be slowed or even stopped. We use the best conservation materials on your artwork, like acid-free matting and UV filtering glass, and follow proper preservation practices.
We have FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved materials. The FSC certifies wood for mouldings is from sustainable sources. It is a non-profit council that encourages the responsible management of the world’s forests. We also have mats and mounting boards made from recycled materials and rag mat products made from 100% cotton fiber–an annually renewable resource.