Art collectors protect their pictures the same way that crime bosses discipline their children—by having them framed. Guard your pictures before they take a fall with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 worth of framing services at Frames +.
The expert edgers at Frames + memorialize precious pictures, mirrors, diplomas, and needlework inside ready-made custom frames using on-site computerized mat cutting. A range of styles of premade 5” x 7” frames ($20 -$45) and 20” x 24” frames ($100-$350) allows customers capture contemporary photos in a clean, modern style or commemorate ancestral portraits in an old-fashioned frame that keeps dust from settling on great-grandparents’ shillelaghs. Custom framing (prices vary based on size and backing) fits a border around a special piece, such as that hard-to-fit photo printed on a Möbius strip; conservation framing protects delicate artifacts; and shadow boxes accent sports and nostalgia items.
Expert hands, marked by the evidence of careful labor, bring together frames with gilded baroque flourishes or sleek contemporary lines to shelter photos, paintings, mirrors, and cross-stitch samplers at Frames +. Computerized onsite mat cutting makes pieces seem to leap from the wall with color-complementing depth, drawing out the greens of a mountainscape or adding to the crayon signature on a fake diploma. Jerseys and souvenirs nestle in shadow boxes, and antique photos stay safe with conservation framing that preserves the visages of ancestors who traveled to America on the Mayflower or the barnacled back of a generous whale.: