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Old 06-11-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I'm in Northeast San Antonio right off NW Military Drive and have got some Chinese artwork that needs nice professional framing. Anyone got a good place to recommend? Also how do I make this thread a subscribed thread so I can check on any new answers by clicking on Quick Links?? in case someone does recommend a place...
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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Northeast SA off NW Military? Somewhere you lost a whole quadrant of the city! All kidding aside...there are a lot of good framing places. But if this is heirloom quality or needs extra attention, my recommendation would be Herweck's downtown. Marty is exceptional at what he does. Being the oldest art supply store in SA, they deal with a LOT of superb artwork. The prices are reasonable as well....at the very least, competitive. I would trust Marty with any framing project.....and it doesn't hurt that he's very friendly and talkative.



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Old 06-11-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I'm in the Northeast school district - work there, live there, shop there, etc and getting downtown is quite an adventure, but if Herweck is good, then I'll venture downtown and try it. Hopefully I can find the address...

Thanks for helping me add this thread to my subscription.

Anyone else with recommendations, please let me know.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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I'm in the Northeast school district - work there, live there, shop there, etc and getting downtown is quite an adventure, but if Herweck is good, then I'll venture downtown and try it. Hopefully I can find the address...

Thanks for helping me add this thread to my subscription.

Anyone else with recommendations, please let me know.
I understand. NE school district is really sort of NE/NC......add to the confusion a street call NW Military.....and another called WEST Ave...all in the NE district.
Logistically it sounds as if you're more North Central. Art Inc is another good place. It's North of 410 off San Pedro. They are, however a bit pricey.

Google Herwecks and you'll get the address phone and a map!
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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It's expensive, I currently have a print in my closet that has been sitting for 2 years b/c it bugs be to spend $250 on framing and matting.

I've been told the Hobby Lobby is a good, cheap place to get framing done. Might want to call.
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Old 06-11-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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eger, I'm going to try Hobby Lobby. I got a Fiesta poster this year to put in my (first!) office at work, but it's still rolled up gathering dust because I'm too chintzy to get it framed and matted!
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:07 PM
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Location: Georgia
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You must get them framed! I had several pieces that I had waited to frame cuz it cost so much, but I was oh so happy when I finally got it done.
I took four pieces of different sizes to Michaels (the one near Ingram Mall) and go a bit of a discount since I had so many. But what's more, the lady there was very knowledgeable and suggested things I hadn't thought of and even reminded me to get the special glass for two that were subject to fading.
I know the mail ciculars I get for Hobby Lobby and Michaels often have discount coupons for framing work.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:16 PM
 
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I have to agree Michaels and HL do very good framing. They often have 1/2 off something every couple of weeks regarding framing.

As far as the OP's question...if the article is heirloom quality, Michaels would not be my first choice, however.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We too have been very happy with the acid free matting that we have gotten from Michaels for everything from 200 yr old Japanese Woodblock prints to diplomas. Check the flyer in every Sundays for the 50% off coupon.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I was wondering about Michael's still doing framing. Maybe that's an option. I can bring in one item next week to Michael's and see how they do. Paka, really --? 200 year old Japanese woodblock print? What kind of frame and mat did you choose for that one, I'm curious to know.
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