How wide should my mat be?

How wide should my mat be?

Mat width is usually determined by a number of factors such as the size of the piece, the scale of the room where the piece will be hung,…

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Do you repair antique prints and documents?

Do you repair antique prints and documents?

Oftentimes, it is possible. We work with a local paper conservator, Allan Thenen, who offers many services to our customers. Alan can stabilize old paper documents that are…

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Is my old art worth reframing?

Is my old art worth reframing?

This is probably a dangerous question to ask a picture framer, but the truth is the answer lies with you. As basic as it sounds, the main question…

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What is a Certified Picture Framer?

What is a Certified Picture Framer?

Contrary to what many people think, the designation “CPF” on our business cards does not mean that you want to bring your taxes to us. What it does…

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Why is my paper art rippling?

Why is my paper art rippling?

The answer is: it depends. Most posters, photos and inexpensive prints should be permanently dry mounted and shouldn’t be rippling. However, if you are framing an original or…

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How do I hang a picture?

How do I hang a picture?

The first thing you need to consider is what you are trying to do with your overall decorating. Consider how your piece relates to the other elements in…

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Do you do conservation framing?

Do you do conservation framing?

Yes, we do. In fact we don’t even carry “regular” mats anymore. We use rag and alphacellulose mats exclusively because their surface papers hold their color longer and…

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Do you sell art?

Do you sell art?

Yes, we have an eclectic collection of everything from inexpensive reproductions to original paintings, from antique prints and maps to original graphics. And we have access to a…

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When is your next sale?

When is your next sale?

You don’t have to wait for a sale at the Carter Avenue Frame Shop since you always get our best price everyday for paying when you order. We…

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How much does framing cost?

How much does framing cost?

That is like asking “how much does a car cost?” It depends on which model, what extras, and what size. Framing prices depend on how big your picture…

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What if I don’t like it when it is completed?

What if I don’t like it when it is completed?

We fix it. Our work is guaranteed. The last thing we want is for our customers to be unhappy about anything we have framed. Of course we ask…

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When are you open?

When are you open?

Weekdays 10-5:30, Saturday 10-4, or by appointment. Closed Sundays and the following holidays: Memorial Day July 4th Labor Day Thanksgiving December 24 & 25 December 31 & January…

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How long does it take to get something framed?

How long does it take to get something framed?

Most framing projects are completed in one week. Some special order materials slow us down a bit, but we can often get it done even quicker if you…

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I don’t know what I want? Can you help me?

I don’t know what I want? Can you help me?

Of course! That’s what we do. You can’t possibly know what mats and frames are available. We have 2000 mouldings and 600 mats available to choose from, as…

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