Our Quality Materials
For over 20 years we have been providing customers in New York and New Jersey area with the best-quality conservation framing services. Poor framing can permanently damage your artwork, so make sure you custom frame your piece with the latest conservation materials.
We have a wide selection of wood and metal frames. Take a look at our standard, floater and closed-corner frames in a wide range of styles, from gold-leaf classic to modernist and everything in-between. We carry best-quality frame mouldings by best American frame designers and manufacturers such as Larson-Juhl, Roma, Studio Moulding, etc.
Good-quality acid-free mats make a huge difference if you are concerned about preserving your art for a long time. Using cheaper, acidic mats can cause what is called a “mat burn” or discoloration along the edges of your piece. Avoid seeing your artwork loose its value because of bad framing choices. We use mats that will enhance your piece visually and protect it for many years to come:
- Acid-free mats: wood based with a recycled fiber core on top, treated to stop acid burn.
- Conservation mats: 100% pure high alpha cellulose, treated to last up to 300 years.
- Museum mats: made out of short cotton fibers and cellulose middles, good for protecting most artworks
- Museum board: best-quality material available, made out of 100% cotton fiber.
At Big Apple Art Gallery & Custom Framing, we offer several different glass and acrylic (plexi-glass) options. You can rest assured that we have the right kind of glass for your needs. Visit our shop in East Midtown Manhattan to see all the different options we have and get personalized advice as to which glass solution is best for you and your artwork. If you can’t make it to the shop, don’t worry, we have described all of our most popular glass and plexi-glass types on our Glass suitable for Custom Framing page.
In order to ensure long-term preservation and protection for your artwork, we use all preferred conservation framing techniques. This is very important for all valued pieces of art, since poor framing will not only fail to protect your art, but it will most likely damage it. That is why we use latest conservation materials such as acid-free mats and conservation glass. Conservation matting is especially important, because cheaper acidic mats can cause discoloration and brown stains on your artwork. There are several types of mats that can be used to ensure proper display and preservation, like acid-free mats, conservation mats and museum mats, and we will help you choose the right one for your art. Glass is also an important factor in conservation framing and preserves your piece from harmful UV rays. From conservation clear glass to museum glass, we will help you choose the best solution for your art.