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For #militaryframing A #ChallengeCoin is checked for accurate placement.  We ensure the completed custom framing project that leaves our shop is accurate and matches the initial design. This is done by measuring object placement on the mat against the original computerized design. Contact us at http://framedguidons.com for custom guidons and guidon framing #guidon #guidonframing #militaryframers #militaryframing

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

Example of properly mounting on mats and foamboard using acid-free materials before placing in frame. The idea is to correctly mount objects such as photographs and challenge coins properly so they do not fall once they are framed. The other important consideration is to make sure the adhesives used are acid free. More information about custom framing techniques can be found at Framed Guidions http://framedguidons.com #militaryframing #customframing

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

Frame Sealing Tape is applied to the frame rabbet to prevent acid from migrating from the wood frame to the art and mats inside the frame. Not all picture framers use frame sealing tape. We use it as part of our conservation framing practices designed to prolong the life of anything we frame. This is all part of quality military framing. #guidons #framedguidons #militaryframing #guidonframing

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

We use a commercial sewing machine for stitching a flag or a guidon to acid-free mats or acid-free foamboard. This is the preferred way to secure a flag or guidon inside a frame. Sewing prevents the flag or guidon from falling or sagging. This is all part of quality military framing. #guidons #framedguidons #militaryframing #guidonframing

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

A computer design is the next step after a customer consultation. This design aligns all of the elements and properly spaces the openings around a flag or guidon. After the design is formalized on the computer, the design is sent to a computerized mat cutter. This is all part of quality military framing. #guidons #framedguidons #militaryframing #guidonframing

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

UV protective glass is critical to preventing framed objects from fading. A good framer will put a sticker on the dust cover for the framed piece. This sticker on a frame's dust cover indicates the framer used 99% UV protective glass. For quality framing, go to http://framedguidons.com #militaryframing #militarframer #guidons #framedguidons #customframing

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

Flag Taped With Packing Tape - For Framing Inside A shadow Box. This Demonstrates A Non-Conservation Method of Custom Framing. This is an example of the improper way to secure a flag inside a shadow box. Acid in the tape will off-gas and damage items framed. The tape will bleed color and stain the flag brown in time.

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

There are a number issues related to both the design the quality materials that went into the frame job. First, an additional object should have been used to fill the void space on the right. Of critical importance--the mats are beginning to yellow in the bevels, which indicates the onset of irreversible damage to the mats. Acid from the mats will leach to the documents, ruining them. #militaryframing #flagdisplay

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

Protecting your art against premature deterioration starts with UV protective glass or glazing. We have written a comprehensive page on our website that discusses ways to protect framed art. Our website, http://framedguidons.com includes a comprehensive guide to selecting a quality military framer. More information can be found on our webpage by following the link to Guide To Quality Custom Military Framing at: http://framedguidons.com/custom-frames/guide-to-quality-custom-military-framing/

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

Find a framer who is “objective” in their design process. The Objective Imaginative Framer will not intimidate their customers with design biases. Instead the quality framer will work with clients on a good design that presents the items being framed in an artistic manner.

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

Proof that bad mats and bad framing will ruin your art! This original watercolor was brought in for re-framing. When it was removed from the frame and separated from the mats, it revealed evidence of acid damage. The outline of the mats is clearly evident by the browning that has occurred. For quality custom military framers who protect your art, we are Framed Guidons at http://framedguidons.com #militaryframing #customframing #framedguidons

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

Example shows that not using acid-free mats causes yellowing—indicating the onset of permanent damage! Using the right mat board will save your art from damage.

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

Framed Field Artillery 20” x 15” Guidon Design With An Open V-groove Illustrated. The open V-groove is a design perfected by us for custom military framing. Creating an open V-groove requires special skill on a computerized mat cutting machine. This unique design permits the second mat to show through the mat reveals of the top mat. In many cases, the open V-groove provides significant color definition, thereby enhancing the frame’s design. #guidon #militaryframing #framedguidons

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

Bad picture framers are not a joke. They employ poor framing techniques and use inferior materials. This dangerous combination will actually harm the items you have entrusted to them for framing. The two biggest mistakes that bad picture framers use are: acid mats and non-UV protective glass. We have published a guide to selecting a quality picture framer that will help with the framer selection process. #guidons #guidonframing #framedguidons #militaryframing

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

Framed West Pointer Cigar Label With Gold Tone Frame, Fillets, and Suede Mats. The combination of fillets and suede mats greatly enhances the visual appeal of framed art. This custom framed military piece includes an original cigar label custom framed. We are custom military framers – Framed Guidons http://framedguidons.com #militaryframing #westpointer #customframing

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality

Two ways to mount items onto a mat. On the left, items are top mounted. They are attached directly to the mat. On the right, the items are opening mounted. These items are attached to a bottom mat, and then subsequent layers of mats are positioned into place. Using the procedure of opening mounting creates a sense of depth for the objects inside the frame. #militaryframing #customframing # #medalframing #guidons #framedguidons

A guide to selecting a quality custom military framing professional for shadow boxes, framed guidons, flag displays, framed military art - Price vs quality