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J & S Picture Frame Warehouse your Saskatoon Framing Experts answer your Facebook Fan Page Questions

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 Talk to the ExpertsSpecialty Retail Show- Questions for J&S Picture Frame Warehouse


Q: Corely Heilman: What is your most popular frame that people buy?


A: The Most popular material for creating picture frames is wood. It makes most pictures look warmer, and wood compliments more types of spaces.



Q: M Liz Beisel: What is the biggest frame one can get?


A: Here at J&S we build our own frames so size can be quite large. Our mouldings come in 8 to 12 foot lengths ( sometimes certain mouldings can be spliced to create even longer lengths ). Of course the frames can not be so large they do not fit through the door.


Q: Joanne Cliff: If I had a round shaped picture would you be able to make a round shaped frame for it?


A: We do not produce round frames on site, but we do have a Canadian supplier that can create them for us. We carry samples that we are able to show to clients, the supplier does a lovely job and we have always been pleased with their product.


Q: Marcea Malinowski: Is there anything different that can be done with Univesity degree certificates that still has the professional look but not so blah?


A: University Degrees are able to be framed to look very professional as well as being fashionable by using specialty matting, with fillets and by using co-coordinating fillets with the frames. A great deal of time, effort, and money went into the earning of a Degree, so they really should be properly displayed.



Q: Ann Lyte-Maille: Is it possible to have 3 or 4 big pictures side by side framed so it looks like a giant picture? Or would it end up just looking like side by side photos?


A: This can be done and would work out better if you were to use the same artist, subject matter, and were framed at the same time to ensure that the colors all work together. Also, a large painting or print can be cut and then framed so as to have three prints in a row. This is called a triptic. If the images were to diverse, and the colors incompatible, then the arrangement would look in cohesive.


Q: Jerri McPhee: I've seen photos on a stretched canvas. What is the price comparison to traditional framing?


A: Canvas printing is generally a little more expensive than printing on paper. However the framing of a paper print can be more costly, as with paper, matting and glass are needed. With Canvas, after it is stretched, can be displayed as a Gallery wrap and no framing required. Or it can be just framed and matting and glass is not used.


Q: Michelle LaFayette: I have this beautiful 4 by 6 handmade postcard. It deserves a great frame yet I feel overwhelmed at all the choices. How do I choose a frame that compliments handmade art? 


A: We frame many pieces of original art and have a great deal of experience in this area.

Please bring your items in so that we can have a look at it and talk to you to get a feel for how you wish it displayed. We would then be able to give you ideas on how to show it off to its best advantage and also to keep it well preserved.



Q: Stephanie Jorgensen: I am looking for a unique idea which incorporates rustic picture frames to frame photos of my 2 year old son. Any ideas?


A: We have a large selection of rustic frames and mouldings to choose from. There are as well many ways of combining frames to make a very different and unique display.




Q: Frank Poncsak: I have several record albums with great covers and would like them framed, would it be wise to leave the vinyl in, or have it in the frame but next to cover, much like a Gold Record.


A: Record albums can be framed similar to a "Gold Record" display, with the vinyl completely in the cover or even with part of the vinyl in the cover and the cover fully displayed. The important thing to keep in mind is spacers should be used to make sure the glass is lifted off the album so that it is not touching. Framing them looks great and makes sure they are protected and they do not lose their value. Of course all materials used should be Acid Free and UV glass should be used.


Q: Teri Robblee Framers: What do you recommend for old family heirlooms such as christening gowns? Can you preserve with some sort of gas and unseal at a later date?


A: Family Heirlooms; The framing for these types of items are usually set into a deeper frame and are hand sewn into place. All materials used are acid free and no adhesives that might off gas are used. There is also museum glass and UV glass available for us when the work is completed and the project is sealed at the back. Effectively preserving the items for generations to come.


Q: Sari Nunweiler: Is it possible and what are some creative ways to frame larger items such as collectable hockey sticks?


A: Sports memorabilia;  is treated much the same as family heirlooms, many times with sports items, care is especially necessary to ensure a collectable value is maintained. With both types of items, if photos and written documentation is available, it should be included to help complete the historical story. 



Q: Anne Gent: I have an autographed poster I would like framed. Do you carry anything that would prevent it from sun damage and fading?


A: Autographed poster can be framed using conservation glass that will protect your project from up to 99 % of harmful UV rays which will fade your image. Also Acid free mats and backing should be used to help conserve your poster.



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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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