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By Tim Franer, CPF, CMG

When designing a custom frame for a vintage photo, there are a number of factors to consider. For example, is it of sentimental value, so that preservation concerns are as important as the design? Other common design questions include what type of frame works best with the photo, what type of matting is required, should a colored mat be used, will a fabric-covered mat be appropriate, what happens if a photo is mounted to a embossed precut mat, what type of glazing should be used, and how do you enhance the overall appearance of the piece?

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