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Welcome to the Professional Framing Services Web Site.

This Web Site is designed to give you information about Professional Framing Services, and further, to provide information about framing standards and practices.

Proper framing begins before you arrive at the frame shop. How you store and handle your artwork will have an impact on it's proper presentation.

Please browse the site and feel free to contact me with your questions and framing needs.

You will want to determine what your goal is for your artwork piece. Is it something that has sentimental or monetary value? Do you plan on keeping it for a long time, or plan to have it in the family for the years to come? Or, is it something for your enjoyment, alone?

Art collectors most often want their artwork to maintain its value in case they may choose to sell it at some future date. Therefore they will opt for preservation for framing to insure the artwork does not become damaged. Often times, family members inherit a cherished piece of artwork and they too will want preservation framing to allow the artwork to be enjoyed for generations to come. Specifically, preservation framing will keep the artwork in a proper environment for longevity and also, it allows for proper restoration and conservation by a qualified professional.

Nothing lasts forever, and it is important to realize that all artwork will need restoration at some point. Proper preservation framing will ensure that the time before restoration is required is at its maximum, and also, that the conservator will have proper access to the art piece to allow them to perform their "magic" at a minimum of time and cost. All too often, improper framing will thwart a conservator's efforts to access the artwork, or end up taking far more hours to do so, or even disallow restoration.

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