Custom Framing & Art Gallery


Frequently asked

What is glazing?

Glazing is a product used to cover the art either glass or acrylic. It is used to protect it from light, dirt, dust, UV rays.

What types of glazing do you use?

We can use any of the following on most projects: Art glass, Conservation glass, Regular glass, Museum glass, Regular acrylic, UV acrylic, Optium acrylic.

How are your frames priced & how does the price compare?

We use a computerized, point-of-sale system to price our framing projects. This allows us to give you an exact price that covers all of the components you have selected. By using a computer system, we can focus our efforts on the design of the piece rather than the intricacies of manual pricing. We can also make changes to a design with the computer recalculating the price rather than having to start the process all over again. When we give you a price, it includes all the materials and labor required to complete the job.

When will my framed art be ready?

In general, you can expect a two-week turnaround for custom-framed pieces. Under certain circumstances when a product is specially ordered or additional labor hours are needed, this time frame may increase.

What are floater frames?

Floater frames are specifically designed for stretched canvases to present the illusion of floating. Floater frames are not limited to just stretched canvases.

Why does picture framing in some cases cost more than art?

The cost of your art in no way relates to the cost of the materials and labor involved in framing the art. From the time you bring in your item for framing, until it is completed in our shop by our experienced professionals, the elements included in the “package”- art, frame, glass, mats, etc. – have been handled more than 15 times. Larger sizes of art will require more framing materials, which along with the cost of labor to prepare the materials and assemble them into a finished frame, will dictate the cost involved.

By definition, a custom picture frame is one of a kind. A well-designed, well-made custom frame will last for many more years than most home décor, so the value is worth the time you wish for your art and framing to last.

Of course, we offer a variety of mouldings, matboards, and glass to suit a range of price points. We are happy to give you an estimate and work with you to achieve the look that you desire while staying within your budget.

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1844 1st Street
Highland Park, IL 60035


Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm      Sunday: Closed


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