• Inspirational Art Quotes

    I confess…I am an absolute quote junkie. Quotes have been a source of enlightenment, comfort, and inspiration for me since I learned to read, and I have amassed a large, diverse collection of them over the years. One of the cool things about having a picture frame business is that I get to share... more
  • OBA Inkjet Paper and Framing Glass Choices

    Improper framing can make your print look yellow and faded if you are using inkjet paper that contains Optical Brightener Agents (OBAs). The latest, brightest white inkjet papers such as Epson’s Exhibition Fiber paper use OBAs. Optical Brighteners are additives used to make paper look whiter.... more
  • Mounting Translucent YUPO Art

    YUPO paper is a popular option for artists who want to paint on translucent paper. A 100% recyclable, waterproof, tree-free synthetic paper made from polypropylene, YUPO was first developed in Japan during the 1970s. It is used extensively in the packaging and labeling industry. However, many... more
  • Benefits of Acrylic for Picture Framing

    When you picture a traditional picture frame, you likely imagine a wood or metal frame with a solid glass cover. It’s been used by our mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers and it surrounds us to this day. Glass certainly has some great characteristics when it comes to displaying and... more
  • Acid: Art's Natural Enemy

    In even the most beautifully framed art, there may be an unseen threat ready to destroy. Naturally occurring acid in paper and framing materials can cause yellowing, deterioration and ruin not only the frame and mat, but the art as well. Although it may look polished in the beginning, artwork... more
  • How to Make Your Art a Business: Tips on Marketing and Selling Art

    Looking for tips on how to turn your art into a business? “How to Start Making Your Art Your Business: 100 DIY Tips” could be your guide. With each of this book’s chapters listing simple ten one-paragraph tips, it’s a quick and easy read. The author is Tamara Holland, an attorney turned... more
  • The Materials of Mat Board

    Mat boards are a key component to any framed work of art or photograph—and they’re not just for aesthetics. Mat boards, positioned in between the artwork and the glass, are flat pieces of paper that contain an open window through which the artwork shows. They are designed to keep the glass... more
  • Show Us Your Frames: Win $50 From Frame Destination

    Picture frames are our passion. We love personally crafting and assembling high-quality wood and metal pictures for our customers, but we love seeing our frames put to use even more. So show us how you use our picture frames! Throughout 2015, Frame Destination customers who post photos of the... more
  • What Does the Most Damage to Framed Pictures?

    Most people know that direct sunlight can seriously damage precious framed art and documents. Over time, light exposure can cause colors to change or documents to become brittle, yellow, or oxidized. But light exposure is not the only threat to your cherished art pieces and photographs. To... more
  • The Science Behind Artglass

    Glazing is often the last decision you make when you are completing your framing package. And the options—much like the rest of the framing process—are manifold. Framing and conservation experts often recommend acrylic, which offers both UV protection and anti-reflective coatings; however,... more

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