What is custom picture framing?
A picture frame is a decorative edging for a picture, such as a painting or photograph, intended to enhance it, make it easier to display and/or to protect it. “Custom” is defined as made or done to order for a particular customer. When we combine those definitions we get: A decorative edging for a picture, such as a painting or photograph, intended to enhance it, display it, and protect it to a customer’s specifications.
The State College Framing Co. & Gallery is a professional custom picture framing shop specializing in the design and construction of custom picture frames for works of art on canvas and paper, photography, prints, and posters. We also custom frame a wide range of needle art and textile based arts, as well as other objects and collectibles meant to be framed and displayed in a shadow box. Whether our client’s item is an original oil by Georgia O’Keeffe, a work on paper thought to be done by Michelangelo, a diploma, a child’s drawing, or a signed sports jersey, it is as important to us as it is to our clients, and deserves better than a one-size-fits-all approach.
For us, it’s personal. Through consulting with you one-on-one, we’ll provide you with the personalized service you need to help define your preferences and expectations, in order to create for you a finished project that will delight you.
You can choose from an almost limitless selection of customizable options in material, style, and color to suit your project, your personal taste, and your décor. And we’ll guide you every step of the way.
All work is performed on-site by our experienced professional framers, who boast a total of more than 40 years combined experience and are well versed in the latest techniques and materials available.
Our goal is to wow you, with both our service and the results.
Call or stop in today to discuss how we can help make your next project a masterpiece.
Custom framing enhances and preserves more than just paintings and photographs. Our projects have included shadow-boxes for military honors, stretching and framing fine needlework and entire quilts, mounting athletic shoes and equipment for display, keepsake items, photography, printed canvas and acrylic, documents, mirrors, even coffee sacks.
We can also help with restoration and repairs, whether you just need to replace a damaged piece of glass, to create a new look, or a new frame built for an existing piece.
We use only the finest materials from the industry’s leading producers of archival-quality framing products.
Moulding – Solid hardwoods, Gold and Silver Gild, Metal, and Acrylic
This is the material that makes up the frame itself.
Bella Moulding, International Moulding, Larson Juhl, Nielsen Metal, Nurre Caxton, Prisma Frame, Roma and others.
Matting – Acid free and museum quality matting material including but not limited to paper, linen, silk and suede surfaces. This is the material that surrounds and supports your work of art.
Bainbridge, Crescent and Artique matting materials are carried in stock and ordered weekly.
Glazing – Glass, Acrylic, Conservation, Reflection Control, Museum
This is the protective layer placed over your work of art.
You don’t have to take our word for it. See for yourself what our customers are saying about our framing.