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Category: Preserve your Art, Photograph or Document

Lesson of the Day: Burning Facts about Glass Protection for Document Frames

In most cases, you have not paid attention to the glass in your frames, including your photo, certificate, diploma and other frames. Surprisingly, glass is an important element of the frame because it protects your special document against dirt, dust, sun, and other harmful materials.

Knowing Which Glass to Choose

So, you have artwork, or a diploma, a photo or a document that you want to frame and protect from airborne pollutants.  The type of "glazing" you choose for your picture frame glass will depend on your budget, the items you are framing, and where you are hanging your pieces. Do you want a glossy shine so that something in the art stands out?  Or maybe you’ll choose one that doesn't easily reflect light for a more muted look. There ar ...

The History of Frames

Frames have existed since the 2nd century B.C. when borders were found drawn around Etruscan cave paintings. It seems that since people have been creating art they have searched for the proper way to display it. The middle ages produced frames that were handcrafted. The frames were first carved out of wood then covered in Gesso and Gold Leaf. These frames stunned the onlookers with their beauty and attention to detail. Most of the frames at the time were des ...

Fire Fighters Fought to Save Historic Building

An intense fire that consumed part of a historic building on the campus of Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) in San Antonio, Texas, this past May, has not gotten this school down. The school has shown its spirit, with the help of city and school agencies, and the public.  There have been reasons to celebrate in spite of their great misfortune, including that: * No one was injured * Fire fighters and police came from all over the city to help contain the situation * Building sustained damage ...

Preserving Children's Artwork

If you are a mom or dad of young children, I am sure your refrigerator is covered in those beautiful art pieces, collected over time from art classes and school projects.  Your little artists deserve to have their greatest masterpieces preserved for years to come.    As a parent, you can treasure them always as the years go on.  Your kids will soon grow old, but now you can protect the fine art of their young, creative minds.  And what fun for your future college graduate ...

Postage Stamp Framing

When sticking a postage stamp on an envelope, it doesn't require much thought, but when framing a postage stamp as a tiny piece of art, now that's a different story! 

Preserving a Treasure of the United States

What document is taken better care of, encompassing the best in preservation technology, than probably any other piece of paper in the world? The one with these words:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Preserving documents, such as the historic Declaration of Independence, as well as diplomas, certificates, and photos, is important. That's why we are passionate about using museum-quality materials and glass choices for document safety and protection.

Displaying Stamp Collections and Keeping Them Safe

In the world of stamp collecting, one has to be aware of how to take care of these colorful, art-worthy, but small pieces of adhesive-backed paper.  Stamp collecting is, for sure, an extremely popular hobby engaged in all over the world, with an average of 10,000 types of stamps coming out world-wide each year.

Conservation Terms

As a custom framer, collector, or artist, there are many terms that relate to framing and conservation that are important to be familiar with.  Check out the reference list of key terms that apply to the preservation, restoration, or framing of art and documents.

Leather Mats Are A Poor Choice For Your Diploma

When deciding how to frame your diploma, most people think about where they plan to hang the frame and the surrounding decor.  Since this is commonly an office, dark mat colors such as black, navy, green and maroon are the most popular choices, as are darker wood tones including mahogany, cherry, and deep walnut tones.  Since leather is a common office furniture element, we have received requests for leather-look matting to coordinate.  Unfortunately, no manufacturer has been successful in ...
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