Print Shop in Melrose Park

500 or 1,000 Full-Color Business Cards or $25 for $50 Worth of Custom Printing at FBS Prints

FBS Prints

Oak Brook

$100 $50

Two-sided, full-color business cards on 16-point card stock with a UV coating on both sides

Photo-Framing Lesson or $39 for $100 Worth of Custom-Framing Services at The Frame Shop

The Frame Shop

Chicago

$100 $39

Preserve your photographs or artwork in a custom frame, or bring in your own photo for a quick framing lesson, including all materials

$50 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing Services and Art at Art De Triumph & Artful Framer Studios

Art De Triumph & Artful Framer Studios

East Lakeview

$100 $50

Custom framing services and original artwork depicting Chicago landmarks from a local artist

Framing Services at Grand Frame, Inc. (Up to 73% Off). Three Options Available.

Grand Frame, Inc.

Arlington Heights

$125 $49

Expansive 8,000 sq. ft. frame showroom houses imported Italian frames, shadow boxes, and environmentally friendly options

Framing at The Framers Edge (Up to 70% Off). Two Options Available.

The Framers Edge

Arlington Heights

$125 $39

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Custom projects encase artwork, photographs, and memorabilia with quality glass and framing materials

CD or DVD Transfers from Universal Video Conversions (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

Universal Video Conversions

Schaumburg

$24 $13

Technophiles with 30 years of experience rescue memories from videotapes and old film formats with DVD-transfer services

$22 for $40 Worth of Scrapbooking — Midwest Photobook Club

Midwest Photobook Club

Palos Heights

$40 $22

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Four or Eight Hours of Tape-to-DVD Transfers at Keepsake Family Tree Video (Up to 55% Off)

Keepsake Family Tree Video

Riverwoods

$50 $25

A videographer rescues VHS and camcorder-recorded memories from a dusty grave by transferring them to DVD

Three or Five Video-to-DVD Transfers at Y NOT 3 Video Productions (Up to 58% Off)

Y NOT 3 Video Productions

Oak Forest

$60 $25

Memories trapped on VHS, Hi-8, Digital-8, and MiniDV tapes get transferred to DVD format with chapter marks and navigation menus

Select Local Merchants

The creative team of framers and decorators at Foursided stocks stacks of creative greeting cards and paraphernalia. The self-described "frame nerds" do more than cultivate a collection of stationery by planting paper seeds in nearby printing presses; they also place prints and objects into frames and furnish homes with original pieces by a handful of favored artists. Staffers also buy and sell vintage flash cards, puzzle pieces, and letter tiles harvested from a variety of objects.

Owner Todd Mack has worked in framing for 20 years, and he draws on his vast experience when custom mounting a broad spectrum of pieces. Vintage and recycled frames, archival framing, and shadow boxes are a few of the options available. Mack's interest in shadow boxes makes perfect sense to visitors who take a look at his own art, which assembles found photos and objects in forms that aren't always 2-D.

On HGTV's Urban Oasis, interior designer Vern Yip ornamented a luxury apartment with prints gathered from Foursided's expansive collection. In that collection, colorful shelves of letter blocks, maps, corks, baby-doll heads, and harmonicas turn personal, nostalgic objects into stylish new decorations. Candles, jewelry, and books round out the gift selections.

5061 N Clark St
Chicago,
IL
US

Framing Mode & Gallery bolsters art collections and local artists alike inside its custom framing shop and art gallery. Framing artisans with more than 20 years of industry experience craft custom picture borders fitted to each piece's dimensions, using metal and wood frames, ultraviolet protective glass, and built-in rocket boosters to befuddle would-be art thieves. A collection of framed original works—including posters, limited-edition signed prints, and paintings—stands ready to cover blank household walls. The shop invites painters, metalworkers, and mashed-potato sculptors to display their works inside its gallery space, which hosts events to promote the inspired pieces of local artists.

1526 S Wabash Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

At Accentric Custom Framing’s Bucktown location, frame experts walk customers through a wide range of mantel-worthy framing options. Specializing in custom jobs, the staff ably handles projects both big and small, matting and preserving everything from group portraits to family heirlooms, such as a baby’s birth certificate of authenticity. Each craftsperson possesses an artistic eye and can match pieces with frames of the perfect color, material, and size.

2100 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

With a showroom full of materials and an impressive body of work that hangs in buildings such as the Trump Tower, Creative Edge helps clients turn bare walls into conversation pieces. Each Creative Edge consultant brings at least 10 years of professional experience to projects, ensuring that every frame perfectly complements its portrait, landscape, or recursive picture of picture frames. These experts also handle 3-D projects, creating shadowbox showpieces for items such as plates, sports memorabilia, medals, and dried flowers. Before settling on a design, clients can peruse the showroom to get creative juices flowing. The showroom offers samples of more than 3,000 different mouldings made from materials that range from classic solid woods to reclaimed roofing supplies, and the gallery features fine-art lithographs, giclées, and original multimedia pieces.

5520 Touhy Ave
Skokie,
IL
US

Black-and-white checkered floors and barber chairs line the interior of Barber's Gallery, a multicultural salon "where you are the art." The spinning chairs allow the licensed cosmetologists to perfect adults' and children's hairstyles from every angle. They trim hair into traditional or modern styles and keep men's faces smooth and soft with close straight-razor shaves augmented by hot towels.

252 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park,
IL
US

From behind their lenses, the pro photographers at MWD Photography coax charming smiles out of children, take business-minded shots of professionals, or cement a beloved pooch’s place in the family with pet portraits. Families gather clans in beloved parks or favorite mall parking lots, and soon-to-be mothers preserve prebaby moments with pregnancy photos. In addition to making new memories, photographers are able to restore faded or torn pictures. An in-studio artist can also hand color custom fine-art prints with pastels to add mysticism to everyday life or commemorate the time dad slayed a basilisk.

126 N York St
Elmhurst,
IL
US