Whether you wish to frame a favorite print or a work of art, The Hampton Photo Arts on-site custom framing team offers the materials, expertise, and passion to meet all of your framing needs in a timely, cost-effective manner. There are many qualities that set Hampton Photo Arts apart from other professional framers.
When you visit our custom framing department, you'll find framing associates who not only have a keen eye for design, but plenty of knowledge to back it up. We enjoy helping you make one-of-a-kind creations. So whether you need us to build a custom frame or answer a framing question, you'll know that you're getting an honest, qualified opinion.
Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing provides archival picture framing. Archival framing, sometimes called ‘museum’ framing, is ideal for those photos and prints you wish to keep as collectibles or heirlooms.
What’s The Difference Between Archival Framing and Ordinary Framing?
Unlike ordinary photo framing, archival framing is designed to last a lifetime. The secret to keeping your photos and prints looking brand new for decades is in our 100% rag, acid-free mats and backing. Here at Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing, we use Peterboro Conservation mats, which meet or exceed The Library of Congress and Fine Art Trade Guild standards for chemical composition. Wood frames can cause chemical damage so for archival framing, Hampton Photo Arts offers a wide variety of custom metal frames to suit your individual needs.
From fancy gold leaf to colorful textures, Hampton Photo Arts offers an incredible selection of custom frames, but how do you choose the right one for your picture or artwork?
The style and size of the frame should be coordinated with the artwork and any matting or other decorative elements that will be used. The goal is a balanced design that enhances and provides a good presentation for the art, without overwhelming it.
Whether seeking period authenticity or eclectic flair, or anything in between, there is a line of frame mouldings in our Bridgehampton store to suit every style. Some people use narrow, contemporary frames on all of their art, while others enjoy the elegance and drama of wide, ornate mouldings, even on small artwork. The best framing for each piece of art evolves from a combination of personal preference, current fashion, and cultural traditions.
Visit Hampton Photo Arts and try several different mouldings on a picture you want to have framed. Notice how different mouldings affect the appearance of the art: some look important, some look formal, others playful. There are so many possibilities and looking is fun.
This is the process of flattening artwork to a backing board using heat, not moisture. A sheet of dry adhesive material that resembles wax paper is sandwiched between the artwork and the backing board. They are then slid into a heat press that melts the adhesive and forms a permanent bond to both sides.
Hampton Photo Arts framing department can drymount up to 96 inchs.
Custom cut mats can be ordered online or by phone. Orders placed before 12:30pm will be finished that day. All orders placed after 12:30pm will be ready the following day. Please provide us with the OSD (Outside Demension or Frame Size) and ISD (Inside Demension or Size of Artwork) along with the mat color you would like. Colors available for phone and online orders include:
Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.
Photography is an amazing art form. A photograph album is a catalogue of life's history as seen through the camera. People, animals, nature, holidays, celebrations and even disasters are captured instantly and recorded as part of history. It is through the powerful presentations of photography that we better understand the progression of time and life. Hampton Photo Arts has over twenty years of experience working with photographers as they seek to capture and preserve the history of families and communities.
When families get together, both children and adults love to look through photograph albums. They enjoy seeing the childhood photos of older family members and compare themselves to ancestors who lived a hundred or more years ago. Photos are among the most important treasures of every family. They should not be faded and dull. They contain the smiles, tears and emotions of generations. The staff members at Hampton Photo Arts display excellence in the art of photography reproduction. They work with the highest quality materials. They know how to create family memories that will be just as beautiful one hundred years from now as they are today.
Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art. Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes. Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.
Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough. Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added. Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture. Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.
Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper. Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper. Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable. Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets. The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.