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Artistic Custom Framing & Gallery

11410 Georgia Ave Ste L, Silver Spring

Custom or Diploma Framing at Artistic Custom Framing & Gallery (61% Off)

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Artisans craft custom frames for artwork such as paintings, posters, or photographs; simple black frames surround diplomas or certificates

Customer Reviews

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4 ratings3 reviews
October 23, 2020
Owner is so great! And frames are great too!
Angustop reviewer
52 ratings40 reviews
July 16, 2020
The owners were friendly and helpful. The actual framing was excellent. And there is easy parking.
1 ratings1 reviews
July 14, 2020
Very customer friendly
Margarettop reviewer
8 ratings6 reviews
March 5, 2020
Good quality
1 ratings1 reviews
December 1, 2018
Great service
4 ratings2 reviews
August 18, 2018
Very efficient, friendly, professional service. Looking forward to returning!
4 ratings2 reviews
August 7, 2018
We’ve been going here for 25 years and always pleased with the quality work; excellent advice on choosing mats and frames; and friendly owner and staff. It’s a pleasure to get a picture framed here.
3 ratings2 reviews
May 11, 2018
This is my second time using these guys (I also have used Plaza in Silver Spring, who are also great). They are very good and reasonably priced for such nice work.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $61.50 for $150 toward custom framing
  • $39 for framing for a diploma or certificate up 12”x16” in a black frame, single mat, and regular glass ($100 value)

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.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per frame. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotion value in 1 visit. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Not valid for sale items, repairs, canvas stretching, or glass change. Limit 3 per person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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