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Trusted Saskatoon framers J & S Picture Frame Warehouse share an article on matting

 J & S Picture Frame Warehouse believe that your pictures deserve the best! Locally owned and operated, they constantly strive to bring their customers the best materials, advice and workmanship for all of your framing needs.

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse simply offers the best selection of framing materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art in Saskatoon. Quality is paramount at J & S Picture Frame warehouse they are the best framers in Saskatoon - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else?

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse is your Trusted Saskatoon Picture Frame Experts.


TO MAT OR NOT TO MAT YOUR ARTWORK & PHOTOGRAPHS . . .



Have you ever wondered why mats are used in framing artwork and photographs?  

Martha Stewart shares some matting examples here :


Well, they serve several purposes.  One of the main purposes is to protect the piece in which you are framing.   Artwork and photographs over time, and with temperature changes, can stick to the glass if there is no barrier in between the piece and the glass. Glossy photographs are the most likely to stick to glass – matte finish papers usually won’t.


A piece of fine art should be allowed to ‘breathe’ in the frame (expand and contract) and the mat allows for that. The mat serves as a layer of protection so that the image is not in contact with the glass.  Especially if you have an original piece of art (like a pastel) or a photograph that you want to preserve for years to come.  



No Mat vs Mat


Another way that mats are used is to make an image stand out.  When you mat your image it can help by adding depth and dimension to your piece, thus making the eye focus in on the image.  It can also help enhance certain colors in the piece making them pop off the page.  If you would like to add more depth and dimension to your work you can double or even triple mat your piece.  Also, if you have a small image, instead of enlarging it you can put a larger mat on it, making the piece overall a lot bigger.

Most picture framers will have dozens of colors and textures to choose from to help enhance your piece and help you show off your precious piece of artwork and photographs, as well as show off a little of your personality at the same time. 


 

Double Mat



Always choose mats that are acid-free so they will not harm your artwork or photographs and the bevel will not yellow over time.  

So…. to mat or not? Some pieces of art need to be matted; pastels (so the color doesn’t transfer to the glass), needlework, shiny photos, and delicate papers like rice paper. 

It also comes down to budget  – single mat vs triple mat – and personal preference. Same with the width of mats. I love the look of a wide mat on a piece of art… others don’t.


                                    

Triple Mat


As always you can find out more about the knowledgeable team at J & S Picture Frame Warehouse they are your Trusted SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS by checking out their listing on Trusted Saskatoon or visiting them in store! 

Trusted Saskatoon Framers J & S Picture Frame Warehouse Celebrate 40 Years in Business!

 J & S Picture Frame Warehouse believe that your pictures deserve the best! Locally owned and operated, they constantly strive to bring their customers the best materials, advice and workmanship for all of your framing needs.

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse simply offers the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art in Saskatoon. Quality is paramount at J & S - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else?

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse are Trusted Saskatoon Picture Framer Experts.

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse Saskatoon Celebrates 40 Years in Business! 

It’s been 40 long, exciting, and change-filled years since J&S opened their doors in 1978. For four decades, J&S Picture Frame Warehouse has been offering premium picture framing services to the people of Saskatoon out of their Jessop Avenue Store, in the Sutherland neighbourhood. As part of celebrating this extraordinary milestone, we decided to sit down with the current Owner and Operator of J&S , Sherry Morris and learn more about her story.

There and Back Again 

Sherry was born and raised in the Yorkton, SK area. She is the daughter of a farmer and rancher, and one of six siblings. Growing up, Sherry was always into art, and when an opportunity to apprentice with a picture framer in Toronto presented itself, she jumped at it. Sherry apprenticed under a man named Tino Tamburi – a Turkish-Italian immigrant who owned 8 stores in Toronto. Under Tino’s instruction, Sherry learned the art of selecting, preparing, and assembling materials into beautiful, high-quality frames.

Sherry ended up liking the profession. She brought her skills back home and started J&S Picture framing with her Husband Jack, and her brother Sam. While the “J&S” initialism referred to the owner’s names, in the early days they affectionately ascribed the meaning “Juggle & Struggle” to their business name. Despite the early challenges, the team persevered and established themselves as a trusted business.

When sitting down with Sherry she described herself as a “big-big family person”. You get a sense of the aptness of this description the moment you walk into the shop. The warm and welcoming staff combined with the beautifully framed local artwork makes it a very pleasant place to walk through and enjoy. Among the local artwork are pictures of Sherry on her various adventures through the world – Kenya, Egypt, China – and a healthy share of space devoted to pictures of Kane, Sherry’s beloved pooch. For good measure, the artwork of the extremely talented J&S staff members hangs among the other displays. This scene reflects-back perfectly on the kind of shop J&S is – a local business that treats their talented staff like family and strives to make everyone who walks in the door feel like part of that same family.  

Check out this slideshow walking us through the 40 years of J&S history!


Congrats on 40 Years of Great Service – Here’s To Many More!

On behalf of the entire Trusted Saskatoon Community, we want to say an enormous CONGRATULATIONS on 40 years in business - what an accomplishment! We’re proud to promote you as Trusted Saskatoon Picture Framing Experts, and thank you for being an amazing Trusted Saskatoon Partner since the very beginning!


J & S Picture Frame Warehouse your Saskatoon Framing experts tip on Expressing Your Style and Creativity

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse- Saskatoon Framers simply offers the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art in Saskatoon . Quality is paramount at J & S - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else? J & S Are your Trusted SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS

Express Your Style & Creativity:

Nestled in one of Saskatoon’s oldest neighbourhoods, this locally-owned company creates conversation pieces that stand the test of time. It only takes one trip to understand the care and respect J&S Picture Frame Warehouse puts into their product. Whether you are a homeowner, artist or interior designer, they can help you express your style and creativity.

Owner Sherry Morris and her team deliver workmanship and customer service you can count on. From framing pictures, art, needlework and mirrors to photo restoration, the customer has always been Morris’ first priority.  J&S Picture Frame Warehouse is a turn-key operation where every piece of the puzzle is created in-shop. “We simply offer the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art,” Morris says.

Surrounded by an impeccably crafted showroom, Morris exudes knowledge as she explains the vast options available for quality custom picture framing and design. Fifteen years ago, the company expanded to include photo restoration and large format printing. Old photographs and documents are scanned in-house and restored with precision using a computer program. The dramatic enhancement in colour and quality allow customers to exhibit their piece with pride.

Gallery Wrap

Traditional techniques are gaining popularity in modern design. Canvas printing can include reproductions of an artist’s acrylic or oil painting or a cherished wedding photograph. A gallery wrap canvas gives clean lines to hang beautifully on your wall. Treated with a matte finish UV laminate and stretched onto a frame, canvases can also float in a frame for added detail.

Sports Memorabilia

You didn’t spend a lot of money on your collectable sports items to have them hang in the closet or be stuck in a drawer. J&S Picture Frame Warehouse creates impressive sports memorabilia displays. With a keen instinct for the craft, employees turn your beloved hockey or Rider gear into an intriguing collection you won’t want to hide.  Charming  shadow boxes frame- up anything from a treasured jersey to a prized signed hockey stick.

Giclee Printing

Gloria Parker’s fabulous landscape pastels express Saskatchewan’s beauty in breathtaking fashion. The talented Saskatoon artist captures her passion with incredible detail. Inspired by Mother Nature, her tranquil but vibrant pieces of art illustrate our exquisite surroundings. J&S Picture Frame Warehouse offers framed original work or prints by various artists, who can take advantage of giclee printing which is available on archival paper and canvas. It’s the perfect opportunity for creative minds to create a series of limited editions from their original artwork.

Family Photos

J&S Picture Frame Warehouse has a special knack for family photos. Offering the largest selection of framing and matting in the city, corners are never cut when creating a masterpiece to hang in your home. Vivid colours displayed on a stunning backdrop can be perfectly suited to your personal style. This black and white canvas photograph was recreated from a colour picture and updated with a red frame for a more modern look. Let your family photos come to life for everyone to see.

LED Lighting

Don’t let your family heirlooms or special travel keepsakes go unnoticed. Create a conversation piece –such as this incredible Aztec mask-with tasteful LED lighting. From showcasing important jewellery to accentuating a special gift, LED lighting transforms any item from lifeless to animate. The soft lights flatter intricate details and give spirit to your feature piece.

 

Find J & S Picture Frame Warehouse in Sutherland on Jessop, Fan them on Facebook Here for great Framing tips and updates.

 

You can find them on the Saskatoon Directory in the Trusted Photographers and Framing Category - they are your Trusted Saskatoon Framers!

 

 

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse your Saskatoon Framing experts share a Sports Memorabilia video

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse- Saskatoon Framers simply offers the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art in Saskatoon . Quality is paramount at J & S - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else? J & S Are your Trusted SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS

Here they share a Sports Memorabilia video:  

A great gift idea! A customer gathered numerous Rough Rider memorabilia, which was located in various places within their home, brought it to J & S Picture Frame Warehouse and had them create this beautiful piece, protecting the pieces, and displaying them to be enjoyed for generations to come.

 

 

Find J & S Picture Frame Warehouse in Sutherland on Jessop, Fan them on Facebook Here for great Framing tips and updates.

You can find them on the Saskatoon Directory in the Trusted Photographers and Framing Category - they are your Trusted Saskatoon Framers!  

 

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse your Saskatoon Framing -Personalized Art Services

J & S Picture Frame Warehouse- Saskatoon Framers simply offers the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes and works of art in Saskatoon . Quality is paramount at J & S - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else? J & S Are your Trusted SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS  

Creative Team Takes the Lead with Personalized Art Services:

 

I love, love, love what I do,” says Sherry Morris, owner of J&S Picture Frame Warehouse. “We have a great business and a great team that works well together. We try to make sure no customer leaves here unhappy with either the service or the quality of work they received.” 

For 36 years, Morris has served the community for all custom photograph and artwork framing needs. In 2001 she incorporated photograph restoration, scanning and large format printing into her business. With endless combinations of frames and mats, customers can see the possibilities that can be done with their photographs and artwork right before their eyes. The J&S team also accepts photo restoration projects that involves taking a photograph, scanning it to become a high resolution digital file, completing whatever changes and corrections are necessary. This process can help to preserve a customer’s photographic memory that might otherwise be lost. These new digital fi les can be printed onto acid-free paper, canvas or vinyl. Thanks to the recent addition of a new 60-inch, 12-colour printer, artists and photographers can fully appreciate the superior large format printing services offered at J&S. 

Aside from the superior technology and expert staff, Morris says the longevity of her business can be attributed to this simple rule: “Customers are always No. 1.” 

Morris, already a member of Trusted Saskatoon, was recently awarded the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Outstanding Ethics and Integrity in Business, in the Retail Products and Services Category. Morris says the win came as a surprise, but she is embracing it wholeheartedly. “Our customers are always the first priority. If you come to our business to have an item framed, and after all is completed, tell me you do not like the mat selection, then we will get together and look for a new one. We’ve had customers return after taking their work home, and tell us that the colour or style is just not right. We will then make it right.” Selecting the proper frame and matting can be difficult, Morris acknowledges. “When a customer has their project hanging in their home, we want them to be totally satisfied and happy with it.”  

Everything Morris and her team do is done in-house at the J&S shop. This is an essential part of the personalized service given to each and every customer. “People need to know that their treasures are being taken care of properly,” Morris explains. At J&S, the staff that assist you at the counter are an integral part of the team that will be completing your project.  

People often hand over family heirlooms and ask the team to safeguard them and turn them into a cherished piece of art. “Customer satisfaction and creativity — those are two things that are very important here!” says John Cave, J&S’s in-house reprographics expert. “We are always striving to come up with new ideas for displaying your photographs, artwork or family treasures.”  

Whether you are an artist wishing to make prints of your artwork, a parent seeking creative framing for your children’s masterpieces, or looking to transform your grandmother’s dusty collectibles into a priceless framed memorabilia, the creative team at J&S Picture Frame Warehouse will find the perfect way to display your piece of art.

 

 

Find J & S Picture Frame Warehouse in Sutherland on Jessop, Fan them on Facebook Here for great Framing tips and updates. You can find them on the Saskatoon Directory in the Trusted Photographers and Framing Category - they are your Trusted Saskatoon Framers!

 

 


 

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