Allerton Custom Framing

241 8th Ave, New York

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Expert framers preserve art, photos, and documents with custom framing and help customers decorate homes with art

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Allene
9 ratings9 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
1 day ago
I find this place very professional, and I plan to use them in the future. Especially if you have delicate artwork, they handle with care.
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Brenna
7 ratings7 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
4 days ago
Owner was so nice, and very helpful with frames and colors, explaining different glass etc!
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Rebecca
8 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 12, 2022
Nice folks and great selection
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Ofra
18 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 1, 2022
great with a lot of knowledge
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Victoria
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 31, 2022
Excellent job, quicker than expected, beautiful framing, great/easy location. Highly recommend!
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  • $39 for $100 toward custom framing services
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Conservation Framing: A Shield Against Acid and Light

Frames add elegance to any work of art, but they can also protect it from the ravages of time. Read on to learn framers’ techniques for preserving images.

Paintings have been known to last for nearly 40,000 years on the walls of a cave, but most artwork in the world may not last more than a few decades above a living-room mantel. Continually exposed to environmental factors, even professionally framed pieces will degrade, fade, and potentially decay over time if not properly preserved. To mitigate this, conservation-framing techniques protect delicate works by focusing on two parts of a frame’s anatomy: the mat and the glass.

In an acidic environment, the fibers in artwork gradually break down—a process that accelerates the longer it isn’t treated. To shield against acid exposure, conservation mats are treated to make sure they are pH neutral or slightly alkaline. Typically, the mats also consist of cotton rag or purified wood that tests negative for the presence of lignin, a common chemical compound that produces acid over time.

Although standard glass works well to protect artwork from probing fingers and curious tongues, it still leaves paintings vulnerable to UV radiation, both from the sun and from fluorescent lighting. Available in a number of classes and price points, conservation glass filters out most—up to 98%—of UV radiation, preventing colors from fading due to photolytic degradation while still allowing for, in many cases, seamless visual clarity.

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