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How To Make Your Vacation Memories Last Forever

  Summer is over now with the first day of school behind us, but the memories made can last a lifetime. Preserve your vacation memories forever in a beautifully crafted custom frame. We carry a wide variety of frames and styles to choose from that will match every occasion and preserve those timeless summer memories. The Shadow Box One framing technique we recommend to enhance those summer mementos is known as the "Shadow Bow." Our Shadow Boxes are deeper than our standard frames. They're designed to display and store your most valuable moments and memories. Some examples of mementos to preserve in shadow boxes are: Jerseys from your child's summer baseball league Brochures and Programs from a graduation ceremony Pictures and gifts from weddings...

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Holiday Ideas from I've Been Framed

The holiday season is here! With so many things to do and get done before the festivities begin, let us help you make it a joyous season with these holiday frame ideas. Check out these great ideas for that perfect gift or unique design piece to make any room in your home or office pop with festive flare!  Framed Cork-board Ornament Tree  If you'd like to try something new this year you can make a framed ornament tree. Picture here is a large version, but you can do just about any size depending on your ornaments and choice of frame. Just pick a frame and choose either cork or cardboard in order to pin the ornaments safely to the frame....

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Framing Tip: Use UltraVue Glass or Conservation Grade Acrylic

  Due to damage from ultra-violet lighting (either sun or artificial light) the art and mat you choose to frame may fade. Conservation grade glass and acrylic protects from the harmful UV light rays. Just a small investment goes a long way. A specialized protective glazing will keep the integrity of your framed art and increase its lifespan. UltraVue Glass From Tru Vue's website: UltraVue® Laminated Glass provides 99% UV protection and anti-reflective optical viewing on a water white glass, all with the safety and security of a laminate. Similar to its other anti-reflective products, Tru Vue's magnetron-sputtered anti-reflective coating is bonded to the lite at an atomic level. This ensures long-lasting protection that doesn't oxidize and degrade over time. ...

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IBF Design Tips: Mat Border Size

Mat border widths change in popularity like fashion trends. The current style is the use of wider borders than the typical borders used decades ago. Today most people look at mats as an opportunity to add an accent to the frame design, but originally mats were neutral in color and used to give the viewer's eye space between the art and where it's being displayed. The wider the mat's borders the easier it is to focus on the art. Take your time experimenting with different options. They're endless!

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