The Custom Picture Framer Blog

Arcadia University’s Student Biennial

Arcadia University’s Student Biennial

In early 2024, we were honored to attend and support Arcadia University’s tenth Student Biennial Exhibition, which showcased works by current students. The gallery featured 36 pieces of art from 30 students. The art was selected by outside juror Samantha Mitchell of...

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Framing an Oversized Buddhist Painting

Framing an Oversized Buddhist Painting

Every now and then, a piece of artwork comes through our door that we know is going to turn into something special. It’s always so satisfying to see a project really come together! This particular piece is no exception, and we wanted to highlight what went into it and...

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Artist Framing Special Explained

Artist Framing Special Explained

We work with a LOT of customers, from parents framing baby pictures to professional artists framing original canvases. We love working with every customer that comes through our door, but getting the chance to help an artist frame their own work is a very special...

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Dan Stasiorowski – Creating Photographic Artwork

Dan Stasiorowski – Creating Photographic Artwork

Adding Color to Photographs: Keeping it Accurate from Screen to Print I get a lot of questions about how I create my Photographic Artwork, with most of the questions around how I achieve the colors I do in the finished printed images. I thought it would be worthwhile...

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Framing The Unusual

Framing The Unusual

One of the most exciting parts of being a framer is meeting new people who trust us enough to leave their precious memories in our hands. They come in to preserve and display the artwork, objects, and photographs that are important to them. There are many things that...

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Original Paintings – To Glaze or Not to Glaze

Original Paintings – To Glaze or Not to Glaze

With the vast array of creative media available to artists, it’s important for a custom framer to be familiar with as many as possible. In this post we’ll be reviewing how framing original paintings differs from framing other types of artwork, and how to ensure you’re caring for your cherished items properly.

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Archival Methods – Lining an Antique Map

Archival Methods – Lining an Antique Map

We recently had a customer bring in a large 1904 Scarborough “Classroom Map” of Pennsylvania that was in desperate need of restoration. It had long ago been nailed to a framed corkboard panel, and was in poor condition from mishandling and inadequate storage. There...

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Benton Spruance and Public Art in Philadelphia

Benton Spruance and Public Art in Philadelphia

T.W.I.G. (The Window in Glenside) features select works by Benton Spruance during the month of August, 2019. As a member of the Philadelphia Art Commission, Spruance was instrumental in securing City Council's approval for an ordinance requiring one percent of the...

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Archival Methods – The Economical Direct Contact Overlay

Archival Methods – The Economical Direct Contact Overlay

 So you have a treasured heirloom or costly investment you'd like to preserve and display? But you’ve already spent enough money on the item that the additional cost of custom framing just isn’t in the budget? Since art isn’t meant to be just stored in a box under the...

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