Frame Shop

Our Frame Shop is located at 106 East Broughton Street at the corner of Drayton across from the Marshall House Hotel.  We are open from 10am-6pm, 7 days a week.

Our VIP Clients: 24e Design Co, Paramount Pictures (new Baywatch movie), Netflix (The Do Over movie), Anonymous Tattoo, The Butcher, Jane Neville Photography, Armstrong State Univeristy, Hussey Gay Bell, Embassy Suites Savannah, The Soda Pop Shop, Tailgate Sports Bar, Savannah State ROTC Program

How do we give our customers the best prices with the quickest turnaround times in town?

We understand that our customers need their orders completed quickly due to vacations, project deadlines, and special occasions. To accommodate these requests, we stock over 30 different moldings and over 20 mat colors in store that can usually be made within an hour. Because we buy these moldings and mats in bulk, rather than by the order as most shops do, we receive great prices that we share with our customers. We have also invested in top of the line equipment including a computerized mat cutter, a pneumatic v-nailer, and an oversized vacuum heat press to ensure precision and speed whether it's a unique frame size or custom mat design.

If you're looking for something other than our in-house molding options, we work closely with a local supplier who delivers materials to us once a week (excluding holidays). With this option, we are able to feature over 500 of the most stylish moldings and over 500 mat colors. Because these items are made to order, we've arranged for samples of only the best priced selections to guarantee the most affordable prices in town.

Below are examples of our price points with standard sizes. Please keep in mind, we are able to custom make any size frame you need. Essentially what we have are five price brackets with the first being our "In-House" moldings.  Our in house moldings vary in price; usually black is less expensive than gold or silver. After that, we’ve flat rated the remaining 4 pricing tiers to make your customer experience as easy and painless as possible.  Each section offers multiple samples to choose from in a variety of colors, sizes, and textures.

*These prices are for the frame only and do not include mats or glass.*

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See below for mat pricing, glass options and alternatives.

 

What types of mats does Artsy's offer? 

We offer standard mats as well as acid-free ones. We have 100’s of options that vary in color, texture, and style. From footballs to golf balls, we have textured sports and suede mats that work well for framing jerseys.  We also have linen mats, foiled mats, and patterned mats which look great with all types of prints and paintings.  

Mats are important because they serve as a buffer between the artwork and the glass.  They can be used to add a boarder around the image or to highlight a particular color in the image or the room it will be hung in. With our computerized mat cutter, we are able to cut any design including letters, animals, and funky shapes in any size. We've used this feature to frame military patches, record albums, and other souvenirs. We've cut letters that spell "Savannah" to hold images of our customer’s vacation memories and cut sports emblems to enhance prints of the Georgia Bulldogs and New York Yankees. You dream it, we’ll design it. 

Break away from traditional guest books and have your guests sign a mat surrounded by your favorite images from your special day!

  

Take advantage of our design skills to have your military patches and pins surrounded by a custom design mat cut out!

Are you ready for some football?  Have your favorite sports team logos and emblems design to compliment a jersey or portrait of your favorite player!

 

The Three Types Offered

1. Generic: Materials are not acid free and could potentially cause yellowing or fading of the mat and image over time.

2. Archival: Materials are acid-free and will not discolor the mat or print over time.

3. Rag Mats:  Made from cotton.  They are 100% fade and acid-free.  They are the best way to preserve artwork.

*Standard White Pricing Only. Prices May Vary Based on Color and/or Texture.*

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Please call or e-mail for more details.

 

What different types of glass are available at Artsy's?

Believe it or not, there are 8 different types of glass that Artsy's offers. When choosing a piece of glass, you should keep in mind where the picture will be hung.  Is it going to be in direct sunlight? Certain types of glass are strictly used as a buffer between outside elements and the image, but glass can also preserve the artwork itself by offering conservation protection. Below is a list of all the glass options with short descriptions of their benefits and pricing.

The Eight Types Offered (in order of price; low to high)

1. Generic: 2.0mm

2. Premium Clear: Blocks up to 45% of UV light. Allows over 90% of light transmission and less than 8% light reflection. 2.5mm

3. Reflection Control: Etched matte-like finish to minimize glare and allows 89% light transmission. 2.5mm

4. Conservation Clear: Blocks up to 99% of UV light rays. Does not degrade or delaminate over time.  Manufacturer uses a proprietary inorganic, silica-based UV blocking coating, which is "baked" into the glass substrate producing a permanently bonded coating. 2.5mm

5. Conservation Reflection Control: Matte-like finish to minimize glare and allows 89% light transmission. Blocks up to 99% of UV light rays. Achieves over 97% light transmission to enhance colors, brightness and contrast levels. Does not degrade or delaminate over time.  Manufacturer use a proprietary inorganic, silica-based UV blocking coating with a matte-finish, which is "baked" into the glass producing a permanently bonded coating. 2.5mm

6. AR Reflection Free: Achieves over 97% light transmission to enhance colors, brightness and contrast levels. Blocks up to 78% of UV light rays. 2.5mm

7. UltraVue: Anti-reflective. 65% UV protection. Anti-static and scratch resistant. Less than 1% light reflection. 98.5% light transmission. 2.0mm

8. Museum: Reduces reflection by over 85% (to less than 1% of total light), the lowest possible reflection rating available with UV protection. Achieves over 97% light transmission to enhance colors, brightness and contrast levels. Blocks up to 99% of UV light rays. Meets ISO 18902 and passes ISO 18916, by providing at least 97% UV protection. Does not degrade or delaminate over time. Manufacturer uses a proprietary inorganic, silica-based UV blocking coating, which is "baked" into the glass producing a permanently bonded coating. 2.5mm

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We also offer acrylic glass.  

Please call or e-mail for more details.

  

What are glass alternatives? 

We have 3 different types of glass alternatives; z-gel, canvas laminate, and satin laminate. These options require us to dry-mount the print to foam core and apply the alternative on top of the image. It is irreversible, helps protect against harmful UV rays, and is better displayed with no glass over it in the frame. We can apply it to any image in our shop along with your personal images.  

The Three Types Offered

1. Z-gel: Clear gel medium that we hand apply with a brush or palette knife to compliment the style of image. This option usually takes about an hour to apply and needs 4-6 hours of drying time.  

2. Canvas Laminate: Gives a textured tooth to the print making it appear to be printed on canvas.

3. Satin Laminate: Gives a smooth surface to the print making it appear glossy.

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What is dry-mounting?

Dry-mounting is a process that is used to keep artwork from warping over time and usually takes out previously made dents or wrinkles in the print. With our professional vacuum heat press, we adhere the print to a 3/16" piece of foam core. This process is usually irreversible and can cause signed/numbered or original pieces to lose “museum or gallery” value. We recommend it for images that are printed on thin paper or pieces that will be hung in a humid environment. We can dry-mount any image in our shop along with your personal prints.

The Two Types Offered

1. Generic Mounting: Foam core is not acid free and could potentially cause yellowing or fading of the image over time.

2. Archival Mounting: Foam core is acid free and will not discolor the piece over time.

*Standard White Pricing Only. Black is Available for a Different Price.*

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Please call or e-mail for more details.