• Polaroid's Comeback: Preserving and Displaying Instant Film

    The introduction of digital cameras slowed a big part of the photography industry. Gone are the days of bringing rolls of film to the local shop to get them developed, and those bulky Polaroid cameras now gather dust in the closet. But Polaroid cameras have recently been coming out of storage.... more
  • See Frame Destination at PhotoPlus Expo

    There’s nothing like getting together with some like-minded people and professionals, so we’re hitting the road and heading from Dallas to New York City, where we’ll be among the thousands of people attending (and exhibiting!) at the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo. Come... more
  • Using Gallery Lighting to Illuminate Your Framed Artwork

    A home is not a museum — there aren’t any guards to protect the valuables, and the house wasn’t built only as a way to display artwork. But even though you may not have all the bells and whistles of a museum, you can still light up your artwork professionally with a few gallery lighting... more
  • How to Frame Diplomas

    After years of hard work and perhaps a few tears, you’ve finally received that simple piece of paper that makes it all worthwhile: your diploma. Instead of keeping it tucked away in a drawer, though, put it on display the right way. Ready Your Diploma for the Frame Most diplomas are delivered... more
  • Buying, Storing and Framing Charcoal or Pastel Artwork

    Even though it is one of the most delicate art media, charcoal is featured in some of the oldest artwork in the world. It was used in the famous Chauvet cave paintings in France, for example, and many artists still use the medium to sketch thanks to its softness and ability to be easily erased.... more
  • How to Create a Gallery Wall for Travel Photos

    It has never been so easy to take photographs while on vacation. Most of those photos, however, go unnoticed, either scrolled past in never-ending social media feeds or kept hidden away on phones and memory cards. With more people jetting off to far-flung locations and more ways to take a photo... more
  • How the Museums Store Priceless Artwork

    For the most part, artwork that is hanging in a museum often looks pretty simple: sleek metal or original wooden frames, matted or not, hanging on clean walls. But even though the presentation in a museum is fairly modest, there is a lot more going on to protect these priceless pieces of art from... more
  • Frame Destination Unveils Advanced Ordering Features

    Ordering a picture frame is easy with Frame Destination, even if you have lots of personal specifications, unique sizes and requirements. It takes just eight steps to order a custom picture frame—and even though that’s still a lot less effort than most (online) frame shops, we are always... more
  • Designing Custom Mat Boards

    After spending quite a bit of time mulling over the choice of picture frame, the decision-making seems to be over—until you get to the mat board. While it’s certainly fine to choose the standard white or cream mat board, you can create a truly striking visual effect with the right color and... more
  • How to Calculate the Outside Dimension of a Picture Frame

    Art and mathematics may seem like odd bedfellows; however, understanding how to properly measure and choose the right size frame display based on the venue separates the art-show-ready professionals from the amateurs. If you are submitting art to a gallery or setting up a booth for an art show,... more

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