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WE ARE CLOSED TODAY

We are closed today, October 16, 2021, due to weather conditions.

Our current COVID hours are Monday through Friday from 12-5 and Saturday 12-2. Please check back tomorrow for any updates. We hope to be open again as soon as weather conditions improve.

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Stay healthy and hope to see you soon.

WEATHER MESSAGE

Our current COVID hours are Monday through Friday from 12-5 and Saturday 12-2.

If weather conditions are poor such as icy roads, we may have to be closed. Feel free to call us at 512-306-1064 to verify if we are open or closed.

If a person doesn't answer and we don't return the phone call in 30 minutes, it is possible we needed to close because of the weather conditions. Feel free to call back to confirm.

In any case you can use our website to:

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COVID-19 NEWS

We are now open for business. Due to the COVID-19, we are open Monday through Friday from 12-5 and Saturday 12-2. We will keep our hours updated here for subsequent weeks and hope to be fully operational as soon as possible.

Appointments are not required, but feel free to call us at 512-306-1064, text us at 512-920-6094, or email us at dan@austinartframe.com, to let us help with your art, printing, and framing needs.

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FINE ART GALLERY NEWS

The Austin Fine Art Gallery website has been improved in the following ways:

  • Mobile Friendly
  • Easier Menu Navigation
  • Easier Submission of Art
  • Easier Search for Art
  • Search Website by Keywords
  • Optional Artist Size/Price Defaults
  • Visualize and Order Art

Let us know if you are having any issues with the website or if you would like any other improvement. To contact us, simply click below:

GICLEE PRINTING NEWS

The Austin Giclee Printing website has been improved in the following ways:

  • Mobile Friendly
  • Easier Menu Navigation
  • Easier Search for Giclees
  • Search Website by Keywords
  • Giclee Imaging Information
  • Giclee Size and Price Calculators
  • Visualize and Order Your Giclee

Let us know if you are having any issues with the website or if you would like any other improvement. To contact us, simply click below:

CUSTOM FRAMING NEWS

The Austin Custom Framing website has been improved in the following ways:

  • Mobile Friendly
  • Easier Menu Navigation
  • Search for Frames
  • Search Website by Keywords
  • Order Your Jersey Framed
  • Visualize Your Image Framed

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PRODUCT HELP

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SUBMIT ART HELP

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SIZE HELP

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EDGES HELP

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MOUNTING HELP

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FRAME HELP

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MAT HELP

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GLASS/ACRYLIC HELP

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VISUALIZE HELP

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HELP FINDING ART

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FRAME DESIGN SERVICES

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Experienced Frame Designers

Experienced Frame Designers Our experienced frame designers help you arrive at just the right frame design for your art, photo, mirror, certificate, or memorabilia. We strive to understand your desires for conserving and displaying in a beautiful way some of your most valued possessions.
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Size of Items to be Framed

The size of your item to be framed places a large role in the approach to framing. For very small items, frame moulding for example can be very slender in width while large items require a certain depth and width of moulding just to support the size and weight of the framed item. Once items exceed a certain size, materials such as mats and glass need to be oversized. Once items are over yet another threshold, some materials don't exist at all for framing and choices are narrowed to specific materials that work for very large pieces.
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Importance of Items to be Framed

Some items to be framed are of lessor importance than others. This helps our frame designers to select materials that appropriate for the importance of the item. For lesser important items to be framed, glass or acrylic may not need to be UV or non-reflective and mats don't have to be rag cotton. For more important and more valuable items that you want to preserve through many generations, it makes sense to use glass or acrylic that is UV and non-reflective and do use mats that are 100% acid-free rag cotton so as to avoid the possibility of items being compromised over many years.
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Medium of Items to be Framed

Items to be framed come in many mediums: oil on canvas, water color and pastel on art paper, jerseys, paper products such as art reproductions, playing cards, and certificates, giclees on canvas, etc. The framing approach varies bvy medium. For example some mediums such as pastel need spacing between the art and glass. Other mediums such as oil on canvas don't need glass at all. Some mediums such as giclees on canvas and jerseys need to be stretched while paper products frequently need to be drymounted on acid-free foamboard.
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Space for Items to be Framed

Although the rule of thumb is to design for the item to be framed, it frequently can be helpful to consider the larger context of where the item is likely to be displayed. Sometimes it is desired to match the mat, glass, or moulding of other items expected to be displayed nearby. Other times the overall style of the framing needs to complement other framed items nearby. The expected width or height available for the framed item can influence the overall size of the framed piece.
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Client Preferred Framing Style

Most important is the style of framing preferred by a client. Some clients prefer a traditional framing approach while others want a very contemporary look. Other clients want a "frameless" approach that utilizes acrylic and standoffs for a more minimalistic and industrial look. Yet other clients want to make their art look bigger while some clients with less available wall space want to keep the size of their framed items only as large as necessary.
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Matching Items to be Framed

Sometimes it is critical for a framing solution to match as closely as possible the items framed years ago. Fortunately our huge variety of on-the-wall samples as well as catalog samples makes it possible to match as closely as possible the mat color along with the moulding width, depth, color, texture, and finish.

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