Framing is an important aspect in the presentation of artwork. At Metro Art & Frame, we provide custom framing services in North Vancouver. From photographs and souvenirs to achievements and keepsakes, we can make your special items into impressive pieces of art. We have over 30 years of experience working with individuals as well as commercial accounts and interior designers. Let us help you enhance the décor of your space.
Our specialities include:
Protect your artwork, memorabilia and photographs with conservation framing at Metro Art & Frame. We offer a variety of custom framing materials to protect your items from UV rays and other factors that may cause damage and fading. We use acid-free, lignin-free, museum-quality matting and special hinging techniques and materials to secure and support your photograph, painting or document without contamination from adhesives. We will seal the back of the frame to protect your cherished piece from dust, pollutants and moisture. Your artwork will be further protected by glass that filters out 97% of harmful UV rays that can cause the image to fade.
Sports Jerseys and Shadow Box Framing
Collectors are avid for sports memorabilia of all kinds, such as signed hockey jerseys and hockey pucks, baseball cards, and photographs of historic moments in sports. You should display and protect these in shadow boxes and framing materials that preserve your investment.
Everyone has some special mementos hidden away: your signed Gretzky hockey jersey; your child’s christening gown; the graduation tassel and diploma from your hard-earned degree. Put your memories where you can see them with a custom-made object frame or shadow box from North Vancouver’s framing experts at Metro Art & Frame. We offer a variety of different frames that include both wood and metal. Frame your travel photos, children’s items, sports memorabilia and more with our help.
Travel and Adventure
Why stow your photos and souvenirs in closets? Keep your vacation memories in view with an artistic collage of your favourite moments. Shells from the beach, tickets for the ski lift or the program from the Broadway show are elements that add interest, texture and dimension to your photos. We offer the best frames to complement your souvenirs and the décor in your home.
Your children’s life is full of firsts – for you and for them. Frame these memories and accomplishments for a practical and beautiful way of storing and displaying these items.
From your wedding to your graduation or retirement, take your special day and make it into a piece of art to add to your home décor. Personal keepsakes make for unique art that personalize your space.
Achievements and Accomplishments
Did you or your business achieve a new designation or receive community recognition? Congratulations! Don’t let your hard-won achievements be hidden. Frame them and display them so that prospective clients see more reasons to do business with you! We specialize in framing for commercial accounts, so visit our North Vancouver frame shop and let us show you how to show off your accomplishments!
Take a picture with your phone and don’t want it to end up in a folder on your computer forever? You can develop it on canvas and make it a piece of art. Metro Art & Frame is the shop that photographers, designers and artists trust for canvas stretching in Vancouver. We can do any size that you want from 4x7 images to as big as a movie poster. Don’t let your artistic side go to waste. Call us today to talk more about our canvas stretching options.
Variety of Stretcher Depths
Metro Art & Frame also offers a variety of stretcher depths to suit the kind of frame you would like to add to the picture. We offer traditional stretcher depths ranging from 3/4 inch to 7/8 inch for framing, and up to 1 1/4 inch depth for either framing or hanging directly without a frame.
Picture It: Transfer Photos to Canvas
We can print photographs as small as 4x7 and up to movie poster size on canvas, giving them the look of painted portraits and landscapes. If your best photographs are hidden in shoe boxes in your closet, albums on your shelves or folders in your computer, consider giving them a new life and a new audience as art on your walls!
Once your canvas is stretched and prepared, we can offer you a variety of traditional and contemporary framing options to suit your décor. Bring your photographs and paintings to Metro Art & Frame and see how our affordable canvas stretching service can transform your pictures.
Glass and Glazing
Glazing helps in physically protecting your artwork from various damaging factors such as touching, spillage, heat, humidity, dust and pollution. Over time, exposure to UV rays can contribute to fading of photographs, art and important personal keepsakes. Some glazing products provide protection from UV rays to an extent. We use Tru Vue® Conservation Grade products with a standalone UV coding specifically designed for UV absorption. Tru Vue® Conservation Grade UV technology effectively blocks up to 99% of UV rays and helps in preserving artwork longer. To learn more about our glazing options, contact us.
Plaque mounting is a process of covering an image with a UV protective laminate and mounting it onto a piece of wood. It is an effective display option for various pieces and spaces, including corporate recognition gifts or certificates, children’s rooms or play areas, home theatres or media rooms, trade-show displays and more.
Give us a call or visit our North Vancouver frame shop. Our frame designers will be happy to answer your questions and help you display your item while giving it the best possible protection from the elements.