The Picture Framing Pros has been a family-owned and operated Lima, OH picture framing business since 2008. We specialize in custom picture framing with a focus on creative design, friendly service, and proper conservation. The purpose of custom framing is to safely display and complement your artwork and to enhance the overall decor of your home. We offer unique and creative picture framing designs to showcase and preserve your memories, collectibles, heirlooms and art. When you frame with us, you know that your project is going to be beautifully designed and impeccably crafted. We understand how important and valuable your treasures are, and we handle your items with care and respect. Call us or stop by our gallery for more information on our full line of services. What can we frame for you?
Our friendly designers will guide you through the frame design process, helping you choose the materials that best enhance your artwork and your decor. We work with you to create a finished product that suits your needs and fits your style. During our free consultation, we’ll discuss framing, matting, and how to best preserve your artwork.
Each project is custom-made just for you right here in Lima – all work is done on-location. We follow proper preservation practices to ensure that your project can be displayed & enjoyed for a lifetime. Our hard-working staff are true craftsmen with years of hands-on framing & design experience, so your treasures are safe with us.
Huge Frame Selection
The Pros have a huge selection of custom frame mouldings – don’t worry, we’ll help you find the right one! With hundreds of frame corner samples and mat choices, we can create the perfect framing design that’s just right for your artwork and your decor. We have a complete style range from contemporary to traditional. Choose from fabric mats like linens, suedes, and raw silks, and hundreds of fillets to add the finishing touch to your masterpiece.
Conservation Framing preserves the life and value of artwork and valued possessions. We specialize in creating a framing presentation that protects your artwork from dust, insects, indoor pollution and the effects of time. Although aesthetic considerations are vital to any piece of art, conservation is of utmost importance when dealing with a work of any monetary, historical, or personal value. The Pros use only the best quality frames and conservation materials to protect your framed project, from acid-free & 100% cotton rag mats, to UV-filtering & museum glass.
If for any reason you not completely happy with the design of your project, return it within 7 days and we’ll redesign it. New design must be of equal or lesser value, client pays only the difference if the new design is more expensive. Craftsmanship and materials are covered for the life of your project. Coverage does not apply to damage caused by abuse, transportation, or exposure to the elements. Applies only to materials and workmanship provided by The Picture Framing Pros.
What Can We Frame?
Whatever you’ve got, from fine art to sentimental keepsakes, we can frame it for you! The Pros are ready for any framing challenge. We are as passionate about framing simple projects as we are when framing the most cherished family treasure. In a hurry? We offer rush service and fast turnaround for almost all kinds of framing projects. Additional fees may apply.
- Music Memorabilia
- 3D Shadow Boxes
- Sports Jerseys
- Family Portraits
- Archival Matting
- Stacked Mouldings
- Photo Collages
- Custom Beveled Mirrors
- Medals & Awards
- Diplomas & Documents
- Fillet Enhancement
- Watercolors & Oil Painting
- Canvas Stretching
- Needlework & Embroidery
- Fabrics & Apparel
- Fabric Wrapped Mats
- Wedding Photographs
- Pencil & Ink Drawings
- Children’s Art
- Sports Equipment
- Mat & Glass Replacement
- Multiple Opening Mats
We provide a number of glass (glazing) options for your artwork. The choice of glazing depends on the degree of conservation desired; if it’s worth framing, then it’s worth protecting. Our conservation glass products filter up to 99% of UV rays while maintaining clarity. Stop by our gallery to view examples of our glazing options.
- Premium Clear Glass is used in basic, everyday framing. It will protect your art from dust and other elements, but has no UV protection.
- Conservation Clear Glass contains UV protection that blocks 99% of damaging ultra-violet light, but does not minimize glare.
- Museum Glass is the best glazing option available, is virtually invisible and blocks 99% of UV light and allows less than 1% reflection. Museum glass is considered the standard in museums and fine art galleries.
- Premium Clear Acrylite is an acrylic sheet and a general all purpose glazing suitable for indoor framing when UV protection is not a concern.
- Conservation Clear Acrylite with OP-3 UV filtering blocks 98% of UV light and allows 8% light reflection.
- Museum Acrylic is trusted by the world’s most renowned museums. This state-of-the-art glazing boats a virtually invisible anti-reflective coating allowing viewers to see the finest details in crystal clear color neutrality. Its UV-filtering, abrasion resistant acrylic, and anti-static coating offer uncompromising protection and preservation.
What does Custom Framing cost?
The price varies widely with size, framing procedures used, and design elements chosen for your particular art piece. We recommend appropriate procedures, explain their benefits as well as offer design options to enhance your artwork. We are very willing and happy to give quotes, absolutely free of charge. So, bring your artwork into the shop and explore your options!
How long does framing take?
On the average, framing requires ten working days depending on materials needed. Some things can take less time if we have the supplies in-house.
Will you frame my artwork using a frame I bring to you?
Absolutely. We are very happy to use a frame or framing materials you may already have.
Why do I need a dry mount?
The dry mount procedure is used to adhere your print or poster to a stable backing board. Despite glass and backing support, without dry mounting your art will ripple as it expands and contracts with the changes of temperature and humidity in your home.
Why do frames cost more than pictures?
Framing costs cannot be adjusted depending on the value of the artwork. The framing of more costly art is negligible in comparison; but, your $30 poster framed in a $100 frame would probably cost much more as a completed project if you purchased it that way in a gallery or department store.
Do you frame needlework?
Yes. We frame all types of needlework including cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel, tapestry, and all types of fabric art.
Do you have ready-made frames?
Yes! In many styles and sizes. We make certain to have the perfect sizes on hand to fit your documents, photos, standard canvases, pre-matted art, album covers and more.
Do you have pre-cut mats?
Lacking the space to stock all the sizes it would take to accommodate all needs, we instead keep in stock a wide range of color of mats to cut to your exact specifications on the same day.
Do you repair damaged art?
We do not do art repairs. What we can do is refer you to the best art restorers in the area.
Do you repair damaged frames?
Yes, with pleasure. We can repair frames whose corners have pulled apart over time or replace broken glass. Also we refit previously framed pieces with acid-free conservation materials.
Why do others still cut only square mats?
At the Picture Framing Pros, we can cut just about any mat shape or design for your artwork with our with our Wizard Computerized Mat Cutter. Accents like V-grooves and embellishments can be done in minutes. Whether it’s an oval mat, your children’s names, or even a sports number, we can cut almost anything.