Blackbird Gallery + Framing

4428 North Ravenswood Avenue, Chicago

Framing Services at Blackbird Gallery + Framing (Up to 56% Off). Two Options Available.

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Framing studio specializing in oversized and shadow box framing also performs custom matting, pickup, and delivery

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Brandon
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 2, 2022
Great customer service and very knowledgeable staff!
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Amy
5 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
March 26, 2022
They know their stuff and always do a great job!
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Sarah
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 7, 2021
These people know what they're doing. Excellent experience, overall.
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Dean
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 5, 2021
Great experience. Given covid times it took a while to get the materials and a couple of them were out of stock so they substituted for me but well worth it. Excellent job even better than I imagined.
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Peter
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
March 24, 2021
So far so good! Very friendly and helpful staff which is always good but great when it’s the first experience.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $19 for $40 worth of framing services
  • $35 for $80 worth of framing services

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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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 365 days. Extra fee of $ 1 outside service area. Subject to weather. Limit 4 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

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