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Custom Mats for Frames
Whether you’re custom framing a photograph or a baseball pennant, the details of the design matter.
One of the most overlooked details in framing is matting. Custom picture mats can make a big difference in the final product. That’s why FrameStore offers a variety of mat styles and sizes, from standard-size matting to unusual sizes, or custom frame mats with multiple openings. We have been serving Los Angeles for over 40 years, and we have the expertise and experience to turn our customers’ visions into a gratifying final product.
Custom mats for frames aren’t just limited to one choice of mat. You can achieve a great effect with one mat, but sometimes it makes sense to use multiple mats in a single framed piece. You can even opt for a custom frame mat with multiple openings. Use two mats to represent a school’s colors when framing a senior portrait along with the tassel and graduation invitation, or use mats with multiple slots to accommodate each piece of memorabilia that you’re framing!
Double matting is a great choice in custom mats for frames when you have multiple items that need to be displayed together in a frame. By double matting, you can showcase each item on its own, while still maintaining some unity between the separate images. Examples of double matte use include family photos, group shots, or multi-photo panoramas. Double matting is also helpful for balancing larger pieces with smaller ones.
The option to use two or more mats in one frame allows you to highlight multiple elements without having to place them side by side. This custom mats for frames technique is most effective when using mats with the same opening size, but you can also create a more interesting look with multiple openings within a single frame.
When thinking about your custom picture mats, it may seem like just putting your art, old photographs, or other custom treasured items under glass is protection enough. However, here’s where the matting you choose matters not only artistically but scientifically: regular paper mats have been treated to prevent the acids that are naturally present in the wood pulp from damaging the items being framed, but that protection only lasts about five years. After that, the acid-controlling treatment no longer works. As a result, the mat could begin to cause some yellowing! All of your diligent effort and meticulous attention to detail in your matting and framing would be for naught!
Archival matting in our custom mats for frames is acid-free from the beginning, so you won’t have to worry about this type of mat damaging your framed piece. At FrameStore, we use rag mats made from cotton that are 100% acid-free. This type of museum-quality archival mat board is ideal when you want to be sure that your artwork, photos, or other framed items are not just beautifully framed, but also protected for the long haul.
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Other Custom Mats for Frames Options
What do you have in mind for your matting project? FrameStore offers many options when it comes to the color and texture of your custom mat. We can cut the matting to fit standard-size or nonstandard-size frames and even trim the mats with off-center openings to add drama to your framed piece. We also offer custom frame mats with multiple openings if you want to showcase more than one piece in the same frame.
Telling a Story
Custom picture mats are the accents that bring attention to your picture. They can also help you achieve a realistic look by adding depth and dimension. Let FrameStore be your source for picture mats in a variety of sizes and shapes, including unique custom frame mats for any picture project.
With every custom framing project, we try to tell a story and communicate something unique about you, your family, or your interests. And the custom picture frame mat you end up with has an important role to play in that story. The custom mats for frames have powerful mood-setting abilities and alter the context of an artwork.
How do you convert these kinds of details into a finished product that fits your vision? One of the things that set FrameStore apart as a framer is that you don’t deal with a sales clerk. You talk directly with one of our experienced design consultants, who can help you choose the frame, matting, and color scheme that will work best for your piece, based on their years of experience as an artist.
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The professionals at FrameStore have been serving Los Angeles and the surrounding communities for more than 40 years. In addition to our custom mats for frames service, one of our specialties is custom picture mats for all types of frames and framing projects. We want you to be completely satisfied with our work, and we want to be your Los Angeles frame shop of choice for everything you need framing. That’s why we offer a 110% price match guarantee!
Come by one of our locations throughout Los Angeles to discuss your custom mats for frames project, or one of our other custom frame mats products, such as traditional canvas frames, jersey frames, or shadow box frames.
We recommend you call or email to set up an appointment – although drop-ins are welcome! We also offer limited in-home or in-office appointments. We look forward to working with you on your project, so reach out now to get started!