I was so pleased with the frame when I received it, it is so beautiful and the customer service individuals were very responsive. Then, months later,.....My office got flooded when the pipes in the building burst. Frame and diploma remained intact!!! So pleased---- thank you!!!!
Elizabeth S., CT

Creating an Art or Photo Arrangement

If you are planning to hang several pieces of art on one wall or around a room, it is important to plan your arrangement before you begin putting holes in your wall.  Start by first measuring the space you have available- top to bottom and side to side- and then place your selected pieces on the floor to work out the desired arrangement.  Make a template of each piece by tracing the outline of the frame on paper, and then draw an arrow indicating the orientation of each piece. You can then use t ...

Protect Your Documents from Acid Damage!

"Archival Mist" Document Preservation Spray If you are looking for a quick way to protect your historical family documents from the damaging effects of acid, there is a product available called Archival Mist. Archival Mist is a solution that will extend the life of paper materials by up to five times!  It works by continuously absorbing acids in paper, essentially making the paper acid-free!  The spray solution comes in a 5.3 oz. pump bottle which dries quickly, leaves no odor, and continues ...

Picture Frame Hangers with No Tools & No Anchors!

With the new Thumbs Up! hanger system you can easily and quickly hang framed art and mirrors up to 25 pounds without the use of any tools!  For heavier items use two hangers for a secure and guaranteed hold.  The Thumbs Up! hanger is a secure locking anchor that attaches framed art to drywall in just a few easy steps, leaving just a small hole in the wall.  To see a demo of how easy this new product is to use, click here! This new product is not available in hardware or home improv ...

How to Order a Replacement Diploma

How do I get a replacement if my diploma is lost or damaged? To obtain a new replacement diploma in the event that your original has was been damaged, destroyed, lost, or if you have had a change of name, contact the Office of the Registrar at the College or University you attended.  Try doing a search on Google for "Registrar Office replacement diploma" along with the full name of your alma mater.  In most cases, this will return a link to an online page with complete details on the process fo ...

What is pH and why it Matters in Picture Framing

The pH measurement runs on a scale of 0 to 14 and reflects the relative level of acidity or alkalinity of the material being measured.  In the case of picture framing, the pH measurement is an important consideration that will affect the longevity of the item you are framing.  A rating of 7.0 (plus or minus .5) is considered neutral.  As the pH shifts lower on the scale, it means the material is more acidic; as it shifts higher than the neutral range, then the material is more alkaline.  ...

Preservation, Proportion & Presentation in Framing

Quality picture framing is all about three P's---preservation, proportion, and presentation. The goal is to design the elements of the artwork and framing so they create a safe and complimentary presentation. The artwork, mats and frame should be a coordinated presentation with the mats and frame playing supporting roles. The artwork should always be the central focus. Preservation in Matting and Framing - The frame is intended to provide a setting for the artwork and to help integrate it into the ...

Easily Hang your Art and Documents!

If you have ever had trouble hanging artwork, there is a new tool available from Qwik Pix Hangers, that will help you easily and quickly hang your art or documents in just four simple steps!  It is ideal for displaying an arrangement of framed pictures because it allows you to place the picture exactly where you want it.  With Qwik Pix, you can avoid common hanging mistakes like placement too high, too low, or putting extra holes in the wall! (Image thanks to www.qwikpixhangers.com)  &n ...

How to Properly Display Artwork

Below are a few guidelines that if followed will help you maintain the beauty and value of your framed artwork or document: To prevent light damage, expose the art to the least amount of light possible, as direct light can cause colors to fade, change, darken or to disappear.  Light damage takes away from the beauty of a piece and can lessen its monetary value significantly if the conditions are not controlled.  Steps to prevent light damage include: never aiming artificial lights directly at ...

Proper Flag Care

Keeping your flag clean and in new condition is important and easy to do.  The best way to begin caring for your flag is to know when to display it and when not to.   Outdoor flags should never be exposed to storms, snow or extremely high winds, as these conditions can shorten its life span.  If your flag gets wet, lay it flat and let it dry completely.  Folding when wet can create permanent creases and dampness can ruin fabric and cause mildew.      &n ...

Damaging Elements to Framed Documents and Artwork

  What are the most damaging elements to a framed document? Your artwork is vulnerable to damage from many different sources, below are the descriptions of some of the most pervasive causes of deterioration, which include: moisture, insects, acids and light.   Moisture Damage        Any framed document or piece of work is vulnerable to damage if moisture from the air is absorbed into the paper causing the paper to warp, or encourage the growth of mol ...
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