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Custom Frames

The Middle Village Frame Shoppe carries a wide variety of frames ready to be custom made.

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The Middle Village Frame Shoppe carries a wide variety of frames ready to be custom made. All our frames are done on premises. Your artwork will safely stay in our frame shop until  delivered or picked up. We are fully insured and we guarantee your satisfaction. We provide our customers with a large selection of metal frames, wood frames and gold leaf frames from all colors and designs. Our custom framing is perfect for:

  • Puzzle mountings
  • Photo montage framing
  • Diplomas and Professional Certificate framing
  • Ports memorabilia and jersey
  • Collectibles framing
  • Military medal and certificate framing
  • Needle- and fabric-art mounting and framing
  • Mirrors of all sizes or shapes, flat or bevel glass
  •  Archival/conservation framing

*Ask about our volume discount!

All work done at The Middle Village Frame Shoppe is guaranteed to your satisfaction.

Glass

Your artwork deserves the best. We have in stock a wide variety of glasses and acrylic.

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THE FINEST SELECTION OF GLASS IN NYC

Your artwork deserves the best. We have in stock a wide variety of glasses and acrylic. We carry regular , non-glare, conservation, non-glare conservation, & Museum glass. Our design staff will be happy to recommend the appropriate glazing for your project.

REGULAR

Your artwork deserves the highest quality regular glass available. We use the Premium Clear® framing
glass from Tru Vue. It is best glass for frames displayed in a controlled lighting environment. Too much light
could cause reflection.UV Protective GlassOver time, indoor and outdoor UV rays affect your artwork. They can cause fading, thus preventing you from enjoying the original colors your photographs for example. Paper item arts can be discolored and irreversibly damaged. Conservation Clear® framing glass helps block ultraviolet rays and enhance true colors while protecting from fading. It will help you preserve and enjoy your art for years. UV Protection blocks 99% of harmful UV light rays and Provides conservation protection without glare protection

NON-GLARE

If your art is exposed to direct light;it can cause glare and distract the viewers from the framed piece. You may want to use, in this case, the non-glare glass which will suppress the glaring and that mirror effect that a regular glass may have. The Reflection Control® glass “is chemically finished to scatter light as it strikes the glass”. It protects your piece from unwanted glare and distortion. This glass does not provide UV Protection.The Non-glare conservation glass is a combination of a non-glare glass and a UV protective glass, perfect for those who display their art in a bright room. It enhances the beauty of the artwork, protects from fading and discoloration and eliminates reflection and glaring. The Conservation Reflection Control®
with 99% UV Protection is perfect for shiny photographs, exposed to direct light.

THE MUSEUM GLASS®

is the best glass option for all framed works of art.  It is the highest quality anti-reflective, UV protective glass in the framing industry.It produces an ultra protective, nearly invisible finish. It protects against 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays and it is the best glass product against reflection and distortion. This glass will change the perception of your art. It is an attractive display and the most durable quality.

Mounting

At The Middle Village Frame Shoppe we offer both standard mounting and conservation mounting.

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Mounting an artwork, like a poster, is the perfect process to prevent it from bubbling or waving in the frame. There are many techniques in the mounting services including ones for archival materials.

At The Middle Village Frame Shoppe we offer both standard mounting and conservation mounting.

STANDARD MOUNTING

Tape or Spray Mounting
is not a permanent process and the artwork can be easily removed.

Dry Mounting
this is a Permanent – cannot remove artwork later. A sensitive adhesive film is activated by a heat press machine and used to permanently attach a work to a substrate, typically foam core.  Please be advised that an Artwork of a great value should not be dry-mounted since it can greatly affect any resale value. Our experienced designers are at your disposal for any questions on preservation and conservation techniques.

CONSERVATION MOUNTING

Acid-Free framing tape
Your artwork can be mounted onto an Acid-Free foam board or mat. Only Acid-Free tape is used in this process.

Corner framing
“pockets” & “Art Saver” strips.

Museum Conservation Hinging
The ultimate protection.

Stretching, Lacing and Sewing Fabric 
These are other archival mounting techniques hat are preferably used for items such as flags or jerseys. They are stretched and attached to an Acid-Free mat or foam board with needles. This allows a precise placement of your item and is completely reversible.

Stretching

We use three types of stretching for your canvas: standard, museum and gallery.

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Mounting an artwork, like a poster, is the perfect process to prevent it from bubbling or waving in the frame. There are many techniques in the mounting services including ones for archival materials.

At The Middle Village Frame Shoppe we offer both standard mounting and conservation mounting.

STANDARD MOUNTING

Tape or Spray Mounting
is not a permanent process and the artwork can be easily removed.

Dry Mounting
this is a Permanent – cannot remove artwork later. A sensitive adhesive film is activated by a heat press machine and used to permanently attach a work to a substrate, typically foam core.  Please be advised that an Artwork of a great value should not be dry-mounted since it can greatly affect any resale value. Our experienced designers are at your disposal for any questions on preservation and conservation techniques.

CONSERVATION MOUNTING

Acid-Free framing tape
Your artwork can be mounted onto an Acid-Free foam board or mat. Only Acid-Free tape is used in this process.

Corner framing
“pockets” & “Art Saver” strips.

Museum Conservation Hinging
The ultimate protection.

Stretching, Lacing and Sewing Fabric 
These are other archival mounting techniques hat are preferably used for items such as flags or jerseys. They are stretched and attached to an Acid-Free mat or foam board with needles. This allows a precise placement of your item and is completely reversible.

Mats

By choosing the right mat,  or mats, you enhance the look of your framed piece

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Mats are mainly used for decoration. By choosing the right mat,  or mats, you enhance the look of your framed piece. We can help you  in choosing the proper mats that will help keep the focus onthe art or a particular key element of the piece.

In addition to decoration, mats are also used for preservation and conservation. ,\ “made of strong cotton fibers,  which are naturally free of any chemicals that could harm your artwork”.

Most importantly, the mat is used to separate the art from the glass,  protecting it from any condensation that can develop on the inside of the glass and that can easily be transferred onto the artwork. Damages that may affect your piece include water damage, mold or mildew.

During the mounting process of your artwork, the mat plays another major function. While you may find some photographs, or paper item  art, glued onto the backing and therefore preventing anyone in the future from removing it without damage; at The Middle Village Frame Shoppe, we use “photo  corners” (4 small triangular pockets into which the corners of the art are  put in) instead of forever gluing them down onto the mat the mat will be on top of the art, hiding its corners and holding it in place.

 

Your piece will be sealed between the mat and the backing, both acid-free.

Shadow Box

Display your favorite jersey or piece of memorabilia in a shadow box.

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Not sure what to do with that signed sports jersey or antique ornament? Put it in a shadow box or object box. This frame is made from a deep molding in which three-dimensional items can be displayed. Shadowbox frames have an additional channel cut into them, which the glass is inserted into. This allows the picture to be framed without a mat and still have protection from condensation.