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Framing Advice

We have been in the framing business since the 1960’s. During that time, we have done many framing seminars for art groups and colleges and universities. In addition, we have always provided our customers technical advice on how to use our products. We see the web as a way of delivering this information that will make it easier to understand and easier to update. Most people will not study this information until they have a framing project and need to know how to do it. When that time comes you will be able to access the information quickly and go only to the areas that pertain to your project. For art faculties we suggest bookmarking this section for easy access for your students.

The framing advice section is divided into sections. In each section the menus allow you to select a specific topic. We have a combination of videos as well as pictures and text with detailed step 1, step 2, etc. on how to do specific aspects of framing. All can be printed off in PDF form for reference when you are not near a computer or internet access. Our goal is to share what we know with you. Which is not to say we know everything. If you have questions, comments or have a better idea, we want you to contact us. If your idea is better we’ll add it. If we have not been clear, we’ll change it. We see this section as a forum to exchange ideas.

We have recently added a section on museum products and techniques. Our goal in adding this section is to give you an overview of some of the generally accepted techniques and practices in the field. This is not meant to be the final word but to be a starting point in learning more about the proper care and handling of artwork. The first rule of conservation is whatever techniques you use must be reversible and the second rule is to change the artwork as little as possible. If you wish to learn more about conservation the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, and Getty Research Institute would be a good place to start.