We had a call from the Western Dairy Association with a very specific request. In honor of their 75th Anniversary they were framing some fine art photographs of cows, and they wanted to include their mission statement in a gold deboss or foil on the mat. Thanks to our computerized mat cutter, the Wizard 9000, it’s a job that we can do in our normal turn around. We used a beautiful burl wood frame from Larson Juhl’s Lisbon line. The mats are Crescent Select Solid Core in neutral tones and the glass is Tru Vue Conservation Clear. The pen tool can be done in almost any color, can be used with different fonts and in conjunction with french lines and many more customizations.
A customer brought in these vintage postcards she’d been collecting for years. A native of Chicago, the images of it’s most famous icons will keep her home town close. They were framed using an espresso Framerica profile. We love Framerica, a company based in the USA that does it’s manufacturing here and is environmentally friendly. We carry more than 50 of their very economical profiles. The postcards are floating on a Crescent Select acid free mat and each one is raised with a piece of acid free foam behind it. The result is a nice drop shadow making the look very three dimensional. Spacers are added to the sides between the TruVue Conservation Clear glass and the mat. It’s so important in Colorado to keep your art from touching the glass, preventing it from adhering.
A collection of great-grandma’s handmade purses and gloves along with wedding photos. We used a custom shadowbox frame from Larson Juhl. The raised custom mat was cut courtesy of our Wizard computerized mat cutter. Custom framing should be done to last, so everything we do is archival. Acid free mats, uv-glass and the least invasive mounting possible. As with the majority of shadowboxes we frame, all the objects here were hand stitched and the photos were hinged with linen tape and backed with acid free foam.