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Special Discount Coupon for Picture Framing Available!

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We have one of the widest selections of UV-blocking glazings, archival mats and mouldings available anywhere!

To us, a custom picture frame is more about an expression of yourself, rather than simple frame dimensions and matting colors. At SF Framing, we make each picture frame and shadow box to perfectly suit you and the amazing art it holds. Whether you need a frame for your artwork, prized collectible, or a wall of photo gallery prints, our framing experts can create the custom picture frame deserving of your beautiful art piece. We will help you choose the perfect frame from our selection of six UV-blocking glazings, over 300 archival mats and more than 1,200 mouldings – one of the largest selections anywhere. Best of all, at SF Framing Custom Framers we offer a Custom Frame-For-Less Coupon to will help you obtain custom framing that fits your budget.

At your free consultation with our framing experts, you will be able to view the widest available selection of options. You will leave our store knowing exactly what your custom frame or shadow box will look like, how much you’ll pay and will be assured your art is being taken care of properly—it’s framed right there in the store where you dropped it off.

SF Framing Custom Framers is the custom framing expert, providing quality and great design since 1988. Whether you have a poster, print, artwork, diploma, award, photo or painting to frame, visit SF Framing to get beautiful custom frames and shadow boxes custom designed to fit your needs!

Customer Care is alive and well at SF Framing!

A passenger being forcibly removed from a plane after refusing to give up his seat is the way one airline is treating their customers. As we know, airline travel already seems like a slaughter house. Like virtual cattle, travelers are often forced into lines, evaluated, processed, and packed into space with less and less comfort.

We must admit, not all of this is the fault of airlines. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), its rules and its security checkpoints certainly contribute to the discomfort we all experience today. In addition to the TSA, we might also consider ourselves somewhat to blame. While we consumers demand lower and lower airfares, the airlines must comply to survive – while recovering their costs by adding preferred seating charges, checked baggage fees, reduced food options and increasingly cramped conditions.

The whole experience is indicative of our society’s larger demand for lower prices while we accept a gradual decline in product quality, customer service and attention to detail. In no time conditions fail to be tolerable, but like cattle to slaughter, we resolve ourselves to accept that there is nothing we can do.

We have experienced this in so many ways… in the way we now purchase our gasoline, our groceries, our overnight stays, our transportation, and our music (just to name a few). How often do we unwittingly avoid a locally-owned store to seek out a super deal at a discount business, asking for help and finding a blank stare coming at us from the person on the other side of the counter? As we demand lower prices from businesses that have become larger by swallowing up their smaller competitors, personal touch, product quality and customer care is being lost.

All is not lost! The good news is that there are still locally-owned companies like SF Framing who provide you with an authentic customer care experience. When you become a client of SF Framing, you will discover we provide a detailed explanation of how the process works, deliver the quality product you are looking for and complete our service for you on time and within your budget.

Customer Care isn’t dead at SF Framing. Come visit us today and allow us to demonstrate that for you!

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When should I choose glass or acrylic to cover my artwork?

Most people are familiar with the use of moulding and matting when it comes to custom framing, however, many are unaware of the importance of glazing when it comes to the protection and beauty of their framed piece. This is understandable as you might even ask yourself, what is “glazing”? Glazing is the protective covering used in picture framing – it refers to either acrylic or glass. It’s understandable when people wonder if they should cover their artwork with glass, acrylic or nothing at all.

The glazing you choose can be extremely important as glazing will help protect your cherished artwork, family photos, or any object you wish to have framed. We know that when you come to SF Framing to custom frame, it is because the piece you are framing is important to you, and the project you bring to us is something you want to enjoy for a long time to come. The following are our recommendations for you:

We generally do not recommend glazing over oils, acrylic and giclee paintings.

Acrylic is preferable for the majority of artwork. It is both lighter than glass and shatterproof – important factors to consider in regions plagued with earthquakes and for pieces larger than 36 inches x 48 inches. An exception is pastels, since acrylic’s static charge can attract fine chalk particles from the artwork. In this case, glass is often substituted.

Whether you choose glass or acrylic glazing, when you have something that you want to preserve from the effects of damaging ultraviolet (UV) light, we recommend the glazing material chosen be treated with a special coating to keep out damaging UV light. This is often called “Museum” acrylic or glass – which is more expensive than standard acrylic or glass. A new economical anti-reflective, UV protective glass is now available from SF Framing to help reduce the cost of preserving your piece.

Always ask your SF Framing design consultant about the best glazing choices available for your treasured artwork.

Welcome to Our New Updated Site

OK, we’re officially gushing! You’ll have to forgive us.

We’re proud to unveil our new website and blog. You’ll want to bookmark this site and visit our blog often. In addition to keeping you updated with the latest coupons and offers, we’ll be sharing Before and After photos from our favorite projects, and letting you know about the latest advancements in framing.

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We’re here to serve you, so let us know if you have any comments, questions or concerns by leaving a comment below. Looking forward to seeing you inside our store soon!