911 Logan Blvd.
Altoona, PA 16602
Monday to Friday
9:30AM - 6:30PM
Saturday - 11AM - 5PM
Sunday and after hours appointments available.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY ARTWORK TO BE FINISHED?
We offer a same day custom framing option. Pick any frame and/or mat board that we have in stock and it will be ready on the same day.*
We have the quickest turn around time in Blair County from 1 to 10 days for ordered items depending on the items availability. *
DOES MY ARTWORK GET SENT OUT TO BE FRAMED OR MATTED?
No. Your artwork never leaves the store. Frames are cut and assembled in house along with all stretches, mounting, sew-ons, and fit-ups.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO FRAME MY ARTWORK?
It is important for us to know certain things about your artwork before we can offer framing quotes. The dimensions (size) of your art and the frame, mat and glass you select are the most important pieces and most indicative of price. Therefore we are unable to quote exact prices over the phone or through email.
Also, matting, glass preference, and various conservation quality ways to mount your artwork will all be additional costs to consider. We are happy to work within your budget to determine the best options for the look that you are hoping to achieve.
SHOULD I DRYMOUNT MY ARTWORK?
Dry mounting is a process that permanently adheres your artwork to a foam or mat board surface, so that it will always stay flat.
Dry mounting is highly recommended for prints, posters, and photographs. If dry mounting is not done, you risk the chance of your artwork rippling or creasing over time.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES IN THE GLASS CHOICES?
Clear and non-glare glass do not have any protective properties; conservation clear and conservation non-glare glass have a UV protective finish; where as museum glass combines the clear, non-glare and UV protection qualities all in one to preserve your artwork. In addition, each of these types are also available in Acrylic.
Your choices of glass include:
Glass – This is usually heavier depending on the thickness of the piece. Glass is more fragile than “Acrylic”. Glass comes in 2MM or 2.5MM thickness.
Premium Clear – Regular glass, no UV protection or reflection control.
Reflection Control – This glass has the surface etched to break up the light refraction but does not provide UV protection.
Conservation Clear – This glass is clear like the premium but it blocks out 99% of the harmful UV A and UV B rays that damage artwork, pictures and mats.
Conservation Reflection Control – This glass has the reflection control (non-glare) properties of the Reflection Control glass with the UV Protection of the Conservation glass.
Museum - This glass provides UV protection and reflection control. However, the clarity and reflection control of the glass is at such a level that it appears there is no glass. This is the best glass choice for any conservation framing.
Acrylic Glass – This is the lightest option depending on the thickness of the piece. This glass is more durable to breakage than glass, but will scratch easier than glass. We also have scratch resistant and anti-static Acrylic. This is recommended for shipping pieces through a carrier. Acrylic comes in 2 MM, 2.5 MM, 3 MM, or 6 MM thickness.
Clear Acrylic – This is regular Acrylic glass.
Non-Glare – This Acrylic has an etched surface to break up the light refraction for reflection control.
Conservation Clear (Acrylite) – This Acrylic has UV filtering properties built into the acrylite sheet.
Conservation Reflection Control (Acrylite) – This Acrylic has both UV and reflection control properties built in.
Optimum Museum Acrylic – This Acrylic is the same as the Museum Glass made out of acrylic.
Other choices of conservation quality acrylic acrylite are available.
Mirrors – Regular and oval mirrors are available with or without beveled edges that are scratch resistant.
Convex Glass – We have various degrees in convex curve of the glass.
*exclusions and limitations may apply.
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