• Resisting the Urge To Match

    Let’s take a look at the world of fashion for a moment, shall we? While I don’t claim to be an expert on the subject, I have been able to throw together a decent looking outfit on occasion. My mother taught me early on that you shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day, you don’t wear black with navy, and you don’t mix your silver and gold jewelry. While I no longer adhere to all of these fashion “rules” (sorry, Mom), there is one rule that I DID have trouble breaking: mixing patterns. It was hard…stripes don’t...
  • Keeping Space Between Your Art & Glass

    Oftentimes, a customer will come in with an older piece that was framed many moons ago and wants to have it redone. The problem? The photograph is stuck to the glass and can’t be removed without ruining the picture. Fortunately, we are whizzes at Photoshop and have been able to scan in the original and fix up any marks that appear from pealing it away from the glass. But why did it stick in the first place? There wasn’t any space left between the shiny slick glass and the susceptible paper of the photograph. Over the...
  • To Drymount or Not to Drymount?

    Waves are great. But only if they are accompanied by the tranquil sounds of the ocean and a beautiful sunset in the background while you’re sipping on a lemonade. Or if your home team is close to winning and the entire stadium starts a human version of a wave. Waves in your framed artwork are not great.  Which is why we are huge advocates of dry mounting. Here are a few questions we often receive: What is dry mounting? In a nutshell, this is the process of adhering your artwork/print/photo/document/etc onto a piece of foamcore.  This...
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