Framing .. and far more

Check out the many framing services we offer in our store and online.

Conservation Custom Framing

We utilize the highest quality conservation materials to preserve your most precious pieces.

Shadowbox Framing

Do you have that object or art piece that needs more depth than most frames have? We offer frames that utilize depths of 1” to 6” and more.

Sport Jerseys

We can help you display your favorite team and/or player jersey, so you can take it from the closet to your walls for gametime!

Drymounting

Need a poster to lay flat or have issues with rippling due to humidity? We can drymount to foamcore to help keep them flat and straight. (Not reversible and not recommended for valuable prints)

Glass Replacement

If you want to upgrade from what you currently have in your frame or the glass has cracked, we can help make your pieces look brand new.

Mat Cutting

Already have a frame, but just need a mat? We can do double, triple, multiple openings, shapes, decorative corners, painted bevels, fabric wrapped, and more!

Canvas Stretching

We can take your rolled up canvas from your trip oversees, Etsy, purchased online, stretch into onto archival primed canvas bars. You can choose to hang it as is on your wall or put a floater or standard frame.

Custom Online Frame Builder

Design your own frame, and upload your artwork or drop it off at our store.

Do-It-Yourself Framing

Currently unavailable.

Boxmounts, Calligraphy, Plate/Plaques, Conservation Work, Plexi Cases

While we do almost all aspects of framing at our shop, there are some things we have done out of house. We partner with local businesses for these services.

Our Suppliers

We work only with vendors we’ve found have the best quality and fast availability. As one of the largest frame shops in the Washington DC area, we work with every major vendor to bring you the finest quality frames & mats at affordable prices. While we stock hundreds of items, if we don’t have exactly what you want on hand, we can get any frame or mat from the following vendors within just a few days.

Our Equipment

The old saying "it’s all in the tools" is really true. We have the finest equipment available and continually upgrade it. Mats are cut via our Wizard computer CAD system: no over-cuts or flaws ever. Frames are cut via a double-mitre saw: all the corners are perfect. Our drymounts utilize both heat and vacuum. Wood frame joining is via a Cassese so there are never nail holes.

FrameReady Framing Software

Our most vital tool to ensuring your 100% satisfaction is our FrameReady framing software, running on a 4 station computer network. Our software simplifies the challenge of measuring in fractions of an inch, making sure the math is always right. It instantly prices your frame, checks inventory to make sure it’s available, and schedules your project in real time.

Cassese Double Mitre Saw

Cassese Double Mitre Saw

We've upgraded! For over 30 + years, we used a CTD dual blade mitre saw for all our cutting needs. We have switched to a Cassese CS940 double mitre saw. By having the control on both ends, quality and waste is vastly improved compared to pedal operated "chop" machines. With enhanced safety measures along with precise cutting, this machine gives us the edge to have the highest quality cut for you.

VacuSeal Heat Vacuum Dry-mount

VacuSeal Heat Vacuum Dry-mount

Our VacuSeal Heat Vacuum Dry-mount is the very best available for perfect drymounting every time! By using both heat and a vacuum, there are no air bubbles to flaw your art down the road … especially important with the humidity in our area!

Wizard Mat Cutter

Wizard Mat Cutter

The Wizard Mat Cutter is one the coolest tools we have . and more options than a hand held cutter. Our Computerized Mat Cutter, or CMC, can cut multiple openings and most any shape you want . even in double and triple mats! We upgrade every 3-4 years to the newest model to keep up with technology and offer the most up to date techniques and options. Every cut is precise and fast too. Our artists can even do customized designs you specify, with a little bit of time.

Cassese Corner Joining Machine

Cassese Corner Joining Machine

Our Cassese 200 underpinner machine produces exceptionally strong nail free corners for wood frames. A stainless steel wedge is driven up through the bottom of the frame eliminating the need for unsightly nails holes in the corners. The Cassese is imported from France, the home of fine art, because of the exceptional quality. Cassese invented and designed the first "Underpinner", also called "V-nailer", in 1976.. While there are other machines out there, none performs as well as the Cassese.