Lebanon Picture Frame seeks to combine art and framing with high quality, unique products at competitive prices to provide the best aesthetic value for customers and artists.
Our vision is to create a world filled with aesthetic harmony. Lebanon Picture Frame builds lasting relationships with customers, artists and the community by providing outstanding quality products and personalized customer service.
Custom framing. Our core business. The thing we love doing the most. Where we get to combine our 20+ years of experience with your personal style to create a customized piece of art that you can display in your home or give as a unique gift with pride. Your child’s artwork; educational accomplishments; that painting you picked up on your trip abroad; a concert poster you hold dear to your heart. If you own it, we can frame it.
With hundreds of high-quality frames, fillets, mats, mounting & hinging and glazing options to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect combination to show off your own personal style. Unsure of what you need for your treasured item? That’s what we’re here for, we’ll assist you with no appointment necessary.
Treasures that can be custom framed include, but are not limited to:
- Canvas Art
- Commercial Artwork
- Concert Tickets
- Family Heirlooms
- Fine Art Prints
- Fishing Flies and Lures
- Holiday Ornaments
- Jerseys & Sports Memorabilia
- Military Awards, Medals & Memorabilia
- Musical Instruments
- And Much, Much Mores!
The perfect frame should not overwhelm or draw attention away from the artwork. Rather, it should direct your attention towards the item being framed; pleasantly complimenting it.
Frames come in many different shapes, sizes, colors, patterns and purposes from simple thin and black to extra wide and extravagantly patterned to deep shadowboxes and all points in between. We’re here to assist you in selecting what’s right for you and your treasure. It’s what we do. It’s what we love.
Tell us your ideas and we’ll make it happen.
Mats, Mounts & Hinging
You can’t have something framed without a mat. Well, ok, yes, you can but mats serve both as a functional, protective part of a framing project and as an aesthetic one.
The functional purpose of a mat is to act as a barrier between your piece and the glass (glazing) by preventing the piece from being pressed up directly against the glass. At the same time, mats bring aesthetic value to your project and come in a myriad of complimentary colors and textures to highlight your piece.
Mats are generally cut with a beveled edge to reveal either a white bevel or a solid bevel (bevel is the same color as the mat).
We use only high-quality, acid free, museum quality archival mats of paper, linen, silk and suede surfaces from the leading manufacturers in the industry to insure the protection and life of your piece.
In the case that a mat is not necessary, a spacer can be used to keep the glass (glazing) from coming in contact with the item being framed. It’s nicely hidden under the lip of the frame placed between the glass (glazing) and the item.
Mounting & Hinging
Techniques used to defy gravity.
Here are some of the techniques we use, but not limited to:
- Dry mounting on foam board (non-valuable items – typically not reversible)
- T-hinge – acid-free tape in the shape of a “T” (reversible)
- Acid-free corners (reversible)
- Stainless Steel Pins – X-stitch or Samplers (reversible)
- Clear of colored thread – to sew textiles (reversible)
Each framing project is individually worked on and requires a specific technique to keep it in its place. The type of work being framed dictates the gravity-defying technique that will be used.
The use of adhesives is limited to non-valuable items such as inexpensive posters and photographs. Where as valuable items on paper might require T-hinges or acid-free corners. Textiles can be pinned in place using stainless steel pins or sewn to an acid-free board; both completely reversible. Works on canvas will be stretched over wooden stretcher bars held in place with staples (pretty much the only thing we use staples on).
Basically, whichever technique we use, its purpose is to maintain the item’s integrity while keeping it from shifting inside the frame or under a mat.
A fillets goal in life is to add a decorative flair to your framing project.
Fillets are small pieces of moulding which fit inside a larger frame or underneath or in between mats. They help draw the viewers eye inwards to the indisputable star of a framing project – the piece being framed.
Fillets can add cohesion, visual space or just some extra detail to a plain frame. They can be fun, serious and anything in between.
It shouldn’t distract, only enhance.
In addition to being the window through which your framed piece is viewed, glazing is an important protective element of your framing project. It provides a barrier between your treasured item and ultraviolet light. Ultraviolet light is an enemy to color and needs to be neutralized. If left unchecked, it will cause your treasured item to fade away. In addition, glazing protects your treasure from dust and other accidental damage.
With each project, one should choose the appropriate type of glazing. The following offerings are available at Lebanon Picture Frame:
For your most valued treasures; those items that can never be replaced, we recommend Museum Glass or Museum Plexi. This type of glass blocks up to 99% of Ultraviolet Rays and it’s almost virtually invisible. Its amazing clarity will amaze you.
If your budget doesn’t allow for Museum Glass, we’ve got the best compromise and our most popular choice of glazing; Conservation Clear Glass or Conservation Clear Plexi. This type of glass blocks up to 99% of Ultraviolet Rays, so there’s no compromise on protection. Conservation grade glazing comes in a Reflective Control option; glass or plexi.
Other glazing options include regular framing grade glass, reflection control glass, plexi and reflection control plexi. These options offer no UV protection.
Contact us today for all of your custom picture framing needs!