Clear Image is a full-service frame shop that does it all! We have all our equipment in-house and can create oversized masterpieces to tiny sized wall art. Have something unusual? Let us know!
Introduction to Framing
YOU have the funnest frame shop around at YOUR disposal!
Our craftsmen (and craftswomen!) and perfectionists will tirelessy take care of you and get you the beautiful frame done right, and done quickly. Come and see our vast selection of quality wood and metal mouldings, mat choices, and museum quality glazing (glass). We are also very excited about the many alternative presentation options for your photos and fine art that we alone can offer you.
I’m delighted with the framing Clear Image did of my old pool-shooter photo that for years resided in a crummy old dime-store frame. It now resides proudly on our wall of photos, giving proper due to the woman who took the photo. In San Francisco in the 70s when my friend Annie Liebovitz was chief photographer for Rolling Stone, Annie graciously agreed to photograph me dressed in a tuxedo and holding a pool cue for a book about pool hustlers that I had just written. Not surprisingly she did a wonderful job. Recently I asked Clear Image to re-frame one of those photos to better showcase Annie’s deserved reputation as one of the world’s most renowned photographers. Your work was spectacular: meticulous, tasteful and exquisitely crafted. I am thrilled. A cherished family photo is now a museum quality heirloom.
We promise excellent service, artistic input, professional staff, competitive pricing, and a better framing experience than you could have hoped for. Our full range of services and in-house production allows us to give you a quick turnaround and a superior product.
Thousands of moulding samples from the best manufacturers and all the best mats from Rising, Crescent, Artique, and Bainbridge, as well as a large stock of museum and conservation glasses, we can put together the perfect frame for you.
We truly care about the longevity of your piece…we have the materials and preservation methods to help…
If you are new to custom framing, sometimes there can be some sticker shock. We are building custom furniture for your walls, after all! We understand this concern and can explain what every charge is for. What about those 50% off sales you get every week in the mail? Chances are, our regular price is the same as their specials. We invite you to bring in any quote from Michaels Custom Framing, or any other picture frame shop store to compare. So what will it cost? Plan on starting at $75 for a basic frame, and going up from there. The US national average for a custom frame is around $225.
CUSTOM AND PRECUT MATS
Our state of the art computerized mat cutter is more than just a fun toy! We have the ability to custom cut any mat shape you want! Letter cutouts, shapes, v-grooves galore, special designs and more! We can also “deboss” the mat for an elegant, subtle look you can’t get at many frame shops.
FINE ART, REPRODUCTIONS, AND GICLÉE
We offer exciting ways of preserving and displaying fine art prints including mural and standout mounts, and floating deckled edge framing…you have to see it believe it! Learn more about these services »
Every piece needs to be treated special, and mounted in a different way – Mounting of your photos, artwork, needlework, fabric – you name it! We have both a clamshell and vacuum press to get the best results for your image. Our combination of equipment and our giant 50″x70″ press assures we can tackle most any project you throw our way!
We can laminate up to 24″ wide in matte or gloss finish – this is a great way to add pop to your image, serve as a glass replacement, UV protect, and waterproof an image or poster.
Artaissance is an online art reproduction gallery that allows you to custom size artwork to fit your home decor needs. Over 3,300 images available on both fine art paper and canvas. Learn more here »
CUSTOM MIRRORS (OR CORK, MAGNET, CHALKBOARD, ETC…)
Looking for a custom size mirror with a frame of your choice? Well, give us a call or come on by – we have hundreds of options and can manufacture a beautiful custom mirror for you right in our frame shop.
GLASSLESS FLOATING DISPLAY
This is an alternative but incredibly unique and gorgeous way to display a fine art print. First, we print your image on a thick, velvet fine art paper, then we spray coat it with a special waterproof and UV resistant coating, and then we float it in a special moulding (available in several different colors). No glass needed! See our studio for examples.
STAMPS | COIN | MEDALS | MINI PRINTS
Have something small you want to show off in a big way? Stamps, coins, art – we can even print small fine art “trading cards” which is all the rage right now. No job too big or too small.
SHADOWBOX | NEEDLEWORK | FABRICS | MEMORABILIA
Display your precious memories with a safe and UV protected shadowbox, or floating object mount in a frame, like this image here. The possibilities are as endless as they are exciting!