With 300 independently owned locations in the United States and around the world, FastFrame brings the advantages of a large international company to each intimate franchise location. Storeowners take advantage of thorough trainings to stay up-to-date on the latest custom-framing technology, but have the freedom to personalize their customers’ experiences. At the Carlsbad show room, trained design consultants advise customers on the mats, frames, and glass or acrylic glazing that best meet their needs, whether they are looking for a basic poster frame, an elaborate 3-D shadow box, high-tech preservation framing, or a lone, empty frame to express their existential ennui. FastFrame offers a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship and a 30-day guarantee on design, and will recraft or redesign any piece for any reason within 30 days of a sale.
A Frame of Art backs up its slogan of “You name it, we frame it!” with a stock that includes frames of all sizes, made of materials ranging from quality wood to aluminum or laminate. In business since 1989, the store protects watercolors, pastels, oil paintings, and mirrors with museum-quality glass and custom frames. Such 3-D objects as sports memorabilia, jewelry, or an inherited pet rock can also be preserved with shadow-box framing. In addition to protecting masterpieces, the store also repairs and restores them, and it can provide conservation-quality framing to maintain artwork's value with acid-free mats and backing, ultraviolet glass, and intimidating security guards.
Most Popular Service: custom picture framing
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Brands Used: Archival Conservation Materials
Pro Tip: Please call ahead with details of your project so that the we can pre-select appropriate materials.
Jean Marshall was first exposed to photography on the other side of the lens. As an international model, she was accustomed to photographers snapping images of her, but it wasn't until she started to document her travels that she realized that her passion lay as a photographer, not a photographee. Today, Jean snaps shots of weddings, engagements, families, and portraits, using natural lighting and her eye for simplistic surroundings.
Before looking through the camera lens, the expert photographers at Picture People spend time getting to know their subjects and establishing a strategy for conveying their personalities in print. Then, film-ready clients pose in the bright camera room, airing teeth amid colorful backdrops and creative props. Following snapshots, subjects make their way to the selection station to choose their favorite poses from their session, which may be treated with sepia tones, color accents, and decorative borders to suit any wall, wallet, wallpaper pattern, or trophy walleye.
Picture People offers a variety of creative tips to help enhance mantel-dominating final results. The studio ensures satisfaction with a 100% guarantee on finished products.
FastFrame’s skilled framers customize borders for an array of wall-worthy pieces. Selecting from an extensive inventory of materials, they craft frames to showcase original artwork or to endow special photographs with a dignified display. Their carefully curated conservation materials prevent works of art from fading and prevent their subjects from sprouting a 5 o’clock shadow. But the framesmiths don't limit themselves to two dimensions—sports memorabilia, kids’ artwork, and other three-dimensional objects find artistic preservation within shadowboxes. They even transform flat-screen TVs into customized, framed works of art by installing a VisionArt feature, which transmits the still image of a painting, family portrait, or favorite infomercial onto idle screens.:m]]