Framing in San Rafael

Custom Framing at Paul Mahder Gallery (Up to 61% Off)

Paul Mahder Gallery

Presidio Heights

Custom framers preserve a wide range of keepsakes and offer complementary onsite consultations

$125 $49

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$39 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at Back to the Picture

Back to the Picture

SoMa

Framing experts set artwork within custom frames complete with mats and glass

$100 $39

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$32 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing at FastFrame

FastFrame

Downtown

Trained artisans frame memorabilia, paintings, prints, and photos

$100 $32

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$40 for $100 Worth of Custom Picture Framing at Framed and Cornered

Framed and Cornered

San Francisco

Custom picture framing

$100 $40

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$39 for $100 Worth of Custom-Framing Services at Artistic Picture Framing

Artistic Expert Picture Framing

North Berkeley

Staff consult on materials and colors to frame jerseys, portraits, and art with upgrades such as UV-conservation glass and acid-free matting

$100 $39

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Custom Framing at Studio Seven Arts (Up to 67% Off). Two Options Available.

Studio Seven Arts

Pleasanton

Framers with 25 years of experience fashion custom frames to accent rooms’ decor, meet conservation needs, and outline oddly shaped pieces

$100 $39

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$39 for $100 Worth of Custom Framing from Phoenix Gallery

Phoenix Gallery

Willow Glen

Skilled framers with years of experience preserve and beautify paintings, posters, and portraits

$100 $39

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Custom Framing at Artscapes Custom Framing and Vintage Poster Gallery (Up to 67% Off). Three Options Available.

Artscapes/Young Framing

Campbell

Designers trained in the visual arts enshrine prints and valuables in museum-quality materials that protect against damage

$100 $39

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 20% Off Custom Framing at Los Gatos Art Center & Finn's Picture Framing

Los Gatos Art Center & Finn's Picture Framing

Los Gatos

For $5, receive a coupon for 20% off custom framing

$5

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Custom Framing for One 11"x14", 16"x20", or 18"x24" Piece at The Framers Cottage (Up to 53% Off)

The Framers Cottage

Stockton

Custom frames wrap around 11"x14", 16"x20", or 18"x25" photos or works of art

$168 $81

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Select Local Merchants

Over the past 25 years, Cheap Pete’s framers have honed their technique to a science, creating high-quality framing for any type of artwork, document, or object. Four Bay Area locations stock a huge selection of ready-made frames, including environmentally friendly options crafted from sustainably harvested pine or bamboo. Collage frames display a multitude of photos, showcasing favorite family memories or charting the development of a tiny infant into an adult-size infant. Customers can also create DIY frames with a large selection of framing tools and supplies.

Cheap Pete’s custom-framing services give customers the choice of more than 300 styles of mouldings, five types of glass, and a rainbow of mat colors. Shadowboxes display three-dimensional objects such as sports jerseys, matchbox cars, or exhibitionistic human beings. The shop also stretches canvases onto canvas bars, readying them to be hung at home or on the walls of a gallery.

221 3rd St
San Rafael,
CA
US

As an artist, Jay Joya views frames as pieces of art in and of themselves. He salvages old barn wood and rustic scraps to craft frames that he paints by hand. In addition to the details he puts into his custom borders, Joya's acid-free matting and high-quality glass and acrylic ensure works of art remain preserved for years. A stock of more than 80 sizes of ready-made frames is always at hand to frame pieces in any style, from landscape to portrait to panorama. Beyond art and photography, Joya and his staff help clients frame or shadowbox items such as mirrors, heirlooms, and perfectly cooked steaks.

1595 Francisco Blvd E
San Rafael,
CA
US

After consulting with customers and getting a feel for their decorative style, the experts at Marin Frames preserve small and large pieces using custom-selected mat and frame choices. The staffers specialize in works on paper, painted canvases, and inkjet prints, but they can arrange all manner of pieces thanks to a full stock of classic frames, thick frames, and sleek, contemporary shadowboxes. The Marin Frames team also offers delivery and hanging services for people with abnormally tall walls and shrunken arms.

4316 Redwood Hwy
San Rafael,
CA
US

Light Rain is the art-scanning and digital-printing department of Dostal Studios that offers a variety of reproduction services. Technicians offer flatbed scanning and direct digital capture to archive art and scan film with options such as color correcting, sharpening, and dust spotting. They reproduce images in prints up to 64 inches wide with archival inks on a variety of papers and media, and the techs also offer retouching to remove unwanted details from photos or art pieces.

898 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael,
CA
US

A work of art relies on many components to maintain its integrity. Aside from the canvas and the struggle the artist went through to get Billy to stop hogging all the blue paint, the piece will require a frame to be respected as a finished product. At Ringseis Designs, the framing crew works with custom mouldings and archival techniques to protect and enhance artwork, analyzing each piece before selecting matting and frame combinations that draw attention to intended focal points. They also protect 3-D objects, protecting keepsakes in shadowboxes and preserving sports jerseys in textile cases.

1824 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Fairfax,
CA
US

Since the shop opened in 1974, Frame-O-Rama's team has mastered all sorts of techniques to preserve family photos, works of art, and other frame-able objects. "We've framed ceremonial objects such as christening gowns and shoes, and African walking sticks. My personal favorite was a signed Willie Mays baseball with a signed and mounted print of him playing stickball back in Brooklyn," Frame-O-Rama manager Matt Miller said in an interview with SFGate.

See below for more details on their various techniques.

  • Closed-Corner Handcrafted Frames: Closed-corner frames are Frame-O-Rama's specialty, as the staff makes the frame moulding out of hardwood or gold and silver. They do everything by hand, including carving wood or leafing metal.
  • Leather-Wrapped Moulding: These frames arrive from Peru?Frame-O-Rama's team adds custom touches, such as stitches or cowboy buckles.
  • Shadow Boxes: Pretty much anything that doesn't require refrigeration or frequent human contact can go in one of Frame-O-Rama's shadow boxes. Framing bugs, sports jerseys, and wedding bouquets are just a few possibilities
  • Matting and glass: Frame-O-Rama uses museum-quality materials, including UV-blocking glass and matting wrapped in all sorts of materials, such as linen or velvet.

421 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley,
CA
US