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Custom DIY Framing
Our do-it-yourself framing and matting services are extremely popular with individual artists as well as many Canadian galleries and museums. The reason? You save money by doing it yourself!
Simply choose the frame or mat styles and colours which best suit your artwork and then complete the order forms. We will cut your order to meet your specifications and you can pick it up at a later date. Because you do all the assembly yourself, you save on labour costs and enjoy the satisfaction of putting it together.
Our knowledgeable staff are happy to assist if you have any questions or you are new to framing. For example, they can explain the differences between regular, conservation and museum quality framing. Each method provides a different level of archival protection depending on your needs and the value of your work (either sentimental or monetary).
Opus also carries a number of ready-made frames and pre-cut mats, including our own brands which are designed and manufactured by us. We specialize in a range of back-loading frames which are guaranteed to satisfy the professional working artist because they are easy to load and unload. Perfect for rotating images quickly and efficiently for exhibition or sale.
We also offer many different choices to suit almost every type of framing project including:
- wood and metal mouldings in over 550 styles
- rag and non-rag mats and backing
- anti-glare, UV and museum quality glass
- regular, acid-free and biodegradable foamcore
- PH-neutral adhesives and hinging options
Plus many different hardware choices including security hangers to ensure that your work remains safe and sound.
Curious what choosing, ordering, and assembling a frame and mat looks like? Watch as Pierre at our Granville Island store walks you through the process.
To order by phone, call toll-free in Canada: 1-800-663-6953