Tricia’s Rose City Framing is committed to assisting customers make the best decisions when framing an item.

Often, customers say, “I do not know the process,“ or “I have never had something custom framed.”

While the first consideration is always what framing elements will enhance the presentation of the art or item, there are a few other things to think about when you are considering custom framing anything.

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Where will this be hanging?
  2. What is my personal style?
  3. What is the best way to preserve it?
  4. Will it bring me joy?
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Framing Terms to Know 

  • Frame

    Most frames will be made of wood or metal. All custom wood frames offered by Rose City are 100% wood, not pressed wood or mdf (medium density fiberboard).

  • Matboard

    This is the border that is placed around the item being framed. It is highly recommended for most pieces so that glass does not rest on items. Matting is available in a large variety of colors and textures.

  • Glazing

    This is the element that protects your piece. We will explain the different types available and always make appropriate suggestions. Glazing is primarily either glass or acrylic