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A picture frame is a container added to a picture in order to enhance it, make it easier to display or, in some cases, to protect it.

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Picture frames are usually made of soft or hard wood, although other materials are also used, including aluminum or polystyrene. A picture frame may be of any colour or texture, but gilding is common, especially on older frames. Some picture frames have elaborate mouldings on them, which may relate to the subject matter of the picture.

The picture frame may contain a pane of glass or a plastic glass substitute such as Plexiglas, in order to protect the picture. Glass may be treated with various coatings, the most common being UV filters. Some glazings such as Denglas, Optium, and Museum glass have a coating which makes the glass partially non reflective and practically invisible under ideal lighting conditions.

For pieces to be framed under glass, except for the most disposable and inexpensive posters or temporary displays, the glass must be raised off the surface of the paper. This is done by means of matting, a lining of plastic "spacers",
 

 

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 Dick Blick Art Materials
1414 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109 415 441-6075

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Custom Picture Framing & Wine Country Art Gallery
1346 Trancas Street, Napa, Ca 94558 707 226-3422  email
 

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A-1 Photography Center  
1625 Jefferson, 
Napa Ca. 94558  707 224-2882
 
Ali's Design & Frame
4211 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 707 257-1889
 
Art & Frame World
3216 Jefferson St, Napa, CA 707 252-8603
 
Elly's Needlepoint & Frame 
704 Trancas, 
Napa Ca. 94558  707 253-7771
 
Ferrini                                 
815 Main, 
Napa Ca. 94558  707  255-7511
 
Frameworks                     
1078 Fulton ln. 
St Helena, Ca. 94574  707  963-3110
 
Jessel Gallery                   
1019 Atlas Peak Rd. 
Napa Ca. 94558  707  257-2350
 
Napa Frame Studio           
2475 Solano Av. 
Napa Ca. 94558  707  224-4356
 
Rileystreet - Sonoma
Quality Custom Framing 707 935-3199
 
Wine Country Art & Frame
3373 Solano Ave, 
Napa Ca. 94558  707  224-4904
 
 
 shadowboxing, stacking two mouldings with the glass in between, and various other methods. If the paper (or other media) were to touch the glass directly, any condensation inside the glass would absorb directly into the art, having no room to evaporate. This is harmful to almost any medium.
 
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