Custom Framing at Megan's Custom Framing (Up to 65% Off). Two Options Available.

Marquette

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In a Nutshell

Staff with more than 10 years of framing experience preserves photos or important documents in striking frames

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Valid only for a complete custom framing order. Not valid for sale items, pre-framed art or consignment items. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $35 for $100 towards custom framing
  • $55 for $150 worth of custom framing

Frames add elegance to any work of art, but they can also protect it from the ravages of time. Read on to learn framers' techniques for preserving images.

Conservation Framing: A Shield Against Acid and Light

Paintings have been known to last for nearly 40,000 years on the walls of a cave, but most artwork in the world may not last more than a few decades above a living-room mantel. Continually exposed to environmental factors, even professionally framed pieces will degrade, fade, and potentially decay over time if not properly preserved. To mitigate this, conservation-framing techniques protect delicate works by focusing on two parts of a frame's anatomy: the mat and the glass.

In an acidic environment, the fibers in artwork gradually break down—a process that accelerates the longer it isn't treated. To shield against acid exposure, conservation mats are treated to make sure they are pH neutral or slightly alkaline. Typically, the mats also consist of cotton rag or purified wood that tests negative for the presence of lignin, a common chemical compound that produces acid over time.

Although standard glass works well to protect artwork from probing fingers and curious tongues, it still leaves paintings vulnerable to UV radiation, both from the sun and from fluorescent lighting. Available in a number of classes and price points, conservation glass filters out most—up to 98%—of UV radiation, preventing colors from fading due to photolytic degradation while still allowing for, in many cases, seamless visual clarity.


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93% of 14 customers recommend

  • “Megan is great to work with and very helpful in selecting appropriate framing!”

  • “Great shop that was willing to not only frame our art but also refinish a frame to give it a new color. Very friendly and great to work with.”

  • “Meghan is really nice and suggested great ideas for my project. I would recommend. ”

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    Marquette

    1941 Winnebago St.

    Madison, WI 53704

    +16087091322

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