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WHAT'S NEW AT METROPOLITAN
Andrea Pramuk framing in her studio
Framing large oversize work requires that your studio layout is well organized. In addition you need to have the proper equipment and tools. Pramuk takes us into her studio to show us how she does her framing for an exhbition.
She did tell us that the adjustable sawhorses make all the difference in her workspace for both framing and painting big. They are not a huge investment ($35-$50/pair) and they fold up when she's not working in the big area of the space.
new Ordering Section
We have redesigned our ordering section to include step by step instructions for ordering frames and all of our components. We have added photos, information, and calculators to ensure your order is customized to your specifications. Each step can be expanded to show you all of your options.
new Product Section
If you are not sure which profile would be best to frame your artwork, we have added a new section with additional photographs and detailed descriptions of when each profile is most commonly used to ensure that you select the best frame for your exhibition.
The 101 profile is our most popular. It is used for matted presentations as well as "float" presentations on mat board. These custom wood frames are designed to accommodate a 1/2" spacer and a 3/4" strainer. When combined with a strainer they can be used on very large pictures. All our gallery frames are available in all of our woods and finishes.
NEW CUSTOMER Galleries
View our new galleries for inspiration. We are featuring our customer's exhibitions and framing choices to give you ideas on how to frame your exhibits.
If you have an upcoming exhibition and would like to be featured on our blog and/or customer galleries, click on these links to see what you need to submit: Blog Submissions | Customer Gallery Submissions
NEW EXPANDED FRAME SELECTION
With our new state of the art equipment we can now offer all of our profiles in all our woods. Since all of our frames are custom finished, you now have 1000's of choices to ensure your exhibition is beautifully presented. Click to see our complete wood and finish selection.
NEW WATER BASED FINISHES
Metropolitan is in the process of converting our finishes from lacquer-based to water-based. Most finishes will look the same with the exception of clear. Although the two formulas appear similar when first applied, they will become noticeably different over time. Lacquer has a warmer tone and gradually yellows with age. Water-based retains clarity and maintains the wood's more natural unfinished look. Both types of clear finish are now available as options. They are equally durable and have the same satin sheen.