Our Epson P9000 Large Format Fine Art Printer: "So Perfect in Printing. I Was Like Crying."

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Often our prospective and new clients ask us why we choose Epson equipment and supplies for our printing division. Our answer: Because Epson is the gold standard of large format printing and it JUST WORKS! We are, in fact an Epson House! What does that mean? One hundred percent of our equipment, our high resolution scanners and our medium and large format prints are top of the line professional grade Epson machines. We use exclusively Epson Archival High Definition inksets and print on the archival Epson media from document and fine art paper to canvas — We can do it all and the color fast technologies are tested solid for 200 to 400 years.

Please take a moment and watch the following video: Epson SureColor P9000 | Nature's Best Photography Exhibition. Our favorite snippet? A photographer is so excited when he see’s his image printed and remarks: "So Perfect in Printing. I Was Like Crying." It doesn’t get any better than this!

Nature's Best Photography celebrates nature through the art of photography. From the 26,000 entries, the best were selected for a prestigious photography exhibition and all images were printed using the SureColor P9000 with Ultrachrome HDX ink.

You are invited!

We invite you to call ( 541-647-2191) or visit our shop and see the difference in our three professional medium and large format fine art printers. Come taste the difference. You won’t be disappointed!

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For more information on custom picture framing options, high resolution scanning, fine art and custom digital printing please visit our downtown Bend Oregon location or reach out to us by phone or on the web!  We are the choice in Bend picture framing and all of Central Oregon.

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61 NW Oregon Avenue Suite 101 Bend Oregon 97703 

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943 Custom Frames later: Wish Upon A Card 2019 - Part of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

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Quilted Post Card by Laura Wasilowski. Custom Framed by High Desert Frameworks! of Bend Oregon.

Quilted Post Card by Laura Wasilowski. Custom Framed by High Desert Frameworks! of Bend Oregon.

The Wish Upon A Card fundraiser started in 2005 with very humble beginnings.  The signature fundraiser for High Desert Frameworks grew over the years and raised over a hundred thirty thousand dollars for cancer support through the significant efforts and support of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show,  Michael Miller Fabrics (prior to 2018), Robert Kaufman Fabrics (2018/19) Quilters from around the world, Wendy's Wish (prior to 2016), SOQS Board members , show executive directors, Ann Richardson and Jeanette Pilak, volunteers (Kathy Pazera, Kathy Miller and Ginny Hall) and hundreds of patrons. Our "biggest year" was 2015 with $28,000 of custom framed, matted and individual fabric post cards sold. It was a fun year!   Since 2016 Wish Upon A Card has raised money for the quilt show and SOQS Visual Arts & Design Scholarship Fund through the Sisters Gro program.  Special recognition goes to Tru Vue Inc, our fantastic supporter and supplier from 2013-2018, of the Museum Glass used for the Wish Upon A Card event.  

Come Celebrate the 2019 Wish Upon A Card Fabric Post Card Auction.

In 2019 High Desert Frameworks will donate 71 archival custom frames.  This year also marks High Desert Frameworks' last year participating in the Wish Program. It’s been a very fun trip and we are truly honored to have donated our 943rd archival and uniquely designed custom frame for the Wish Upon A Card program!  

And Speaking of the 2019 Framed Quilted Post Cards!
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Reminder: Bid High and Bid Often!

Event and bidding information at:  Wish Upon A Card (see page 12 of the program guide)

A Look Back

You can visit the custom framing completed by High Desert Frameworks for the Wish Upon A Card event here:  

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) board member Myrna Dow presented a check in the amount of $12,610 to the Wendy's Wish Project/St. Charles Cancer Care Center of Bend. The funds were raised at the 39th Annual Quilt Show in July. Read more from our friends at The Nugget News:   SOQS raises thousands for cancer center

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show (SOQS) board member Myrna Dow presented a check in the amount of $12,610 to the Wendy's Wish Project/St. Charles Cancer Care Center of Bend. The funds were raised at the 39th Annual Quilt Show in July. Read more from our friends at The Nugget News: SOQS raises thousands for cancer center

The Big Why

On the request of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Myrna wrote the following on May 10, 2009 to explain why she has been so involved in the Wish Project:

“Wish Upon a Card began 4 years ago.  The first year I watched the project take off and the quilters produced wonderful small format works of quilt art.  The frames were of “ready made” quality and it was a good beginning.  With my love of picture framing the postcards cried out to my artistic nature and I knew together we could make fabulous framed quilted treasures.  Little did I know how important it would be for my personal life to be involved with Wendy’s Wish.  During this time my father was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and passed away.  Cancer had touched my life and it hurt.  Now it became something more than an artistic endeavor, it became a passion to do my best to feature the postcards and raise as much money to aid people who were fighting cancer.  I had seen first hand all of the struggles and felt the heartache.  The second year around 70 framed postcards were auctioned and approximately $12,000 was raised for Wendy’s Wish. That year my mom who was a quilter came to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  We celebrated the success of the auctioned framed cards and knew how much it would help families stricken by cancer.  Last year the quilters created wonderful postcards and we went to town again and framed 80.  There was a lot of excitement and many of teacher cards were snatched up for record amounts.  During this time my mother was fighting cancer.  I have asked myself repeatedly how could this happen.  Cancer is one of the most horrible diseases and it touches all of our lives.  I feel honored to be able to use my talents to help make someones life a little less difficult.  My mom died the following October.  This year we will all pull together again and create fabulous treasures that will be auctioned during the 35th anniversary of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  We hope to present Wendy’s Wish with large check that will allow them to continue to help many, many people who work so hard everyday to battle cancer.”


Come Frame With Us!

For more information on custom picture framing options, high resolution scanning, fine art and custom digital printing please visit our downtown Bend Oregon location or reach out to us by phone or on the web!  We are the choice in Bend picture framing and all of Central Oregon.

High Desert Frameworks!
61 NW Oregon Avenue Suite 101 Bend Oregon 97703 

www.highdesertframeworks.com
(541) 647-2191

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Apple of My Eye: Vintage Prints from the Pomological Watercolor Collection available at High Desert Frameworks!

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The Pomological Watercolor Collection of over 7,500 paintings, drawings, and wax models commissioned by the USDA between 1886 and 1942 have been recently made available to the public. In 1886, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) established the Division of Pomology to oversee the collection and distribution of new varieties of fruits, and to disseminate information to fruit growers and breeders.

Thousands of images are available
from High Desert Frameworks!

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The collection spans the years 1886 to 1942. The majority of the paintings were created between 1894 and 1916. The plant specimens represented by these artworks originated in 29 countries and 51 states and territories in the U.S. There are 7,497 watercolor paintings, 87 line drawings, and 79 wax models created by approximately 21 artists.

With thousands of images available, High Desert Frameworks can create that special print for your home or office. We can combine images in a collage design or frame individual images in a single or multiple window. High Desert Frameworks offers the prints at no cost with the purchase of custom framing services.

Raspberries, Strawberries, Oranges, Apples, Cherries and More!
Let us design, print and custom frame your special artwork!
Call or stop by for more information.


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For more information on custom picture framing options, high resolution scanning, fine art and custom digital printing please visit our downtown Bend Oregon location or reach out to us by phone or on the web!  We are the choice in Bend picture framing and all of Central Oregon.

High Desert Frameworks!
61 NW Oregon Avenue Suite 101 Bend Oregon 97703 

www.highdesertframeworks.com
(541) 647-2191

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LARGE FORMAT DIGITAL PRINTING & SCANNING
PRESERVATION OF LIFE EVENTS AND MEMORIES

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Inner Strength - Outward Beauty ... 2019 Tru Vue Best in Show: Attendees’ Choice awarded to Myrna Dow

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We are honored and humbled to announce Myrna Dow was selected for the 2019 Tru Vue All-Star Custom Framing Competition that concluded at the International West Coast Art And Framing Expo held in Las Vegas this past January 2019. Custom picture framers from around the world attending the annual trade show voted Myrna Dow’s creation as their favorite and she garnered the ….

2019 Tru Vue Best in Show: Attendees’ Choice awarded To Myrna Dow of High Desert Frameworks

Myrna Dow (right), President and Founder of High Desert Frameworks Inc, Bend Oregon with Jane Boyce (left), President Tru Vue Inc. Photo Credit Mark Wallenfang 2019. West Coast Art and Frame Expo 2019 Las Vegas NV.

Myrna Dow (right), President and Founder of High Desert Frameworks Inc, Bend Oregon with Jane Boyce (left), President Tru Vue Inc. Photo Credit Mark Wallenfang 2019. West Coast Art and Frame Expo 2019 Las Vegas NV.

Myrna’s Journey

“Inner Strength - Outward Beauty” by Myrna Dow

TRU VUE® PRODUCT USED: GLAZING: OPTIUM MUSEUM ACRYLIC®

Let's join together to raise awareness for the fight against cancer!

Myrna knows all too well, battling a debilitating disease has a tremendous effect on the mind, body, and soul. Losing both parents to cancer during a two-year stretch profoundly changes a person's perspective and priorities while serving as a catalyst to help others affected by the disease.

When presented with the opportunity from Tru Vue® to create a piece devoted to raising awareness, Myrna Dow was thrilled! The goal of the piece is to highlight how those battling cancer must tackle the journey with immense inner strength and courageous outward beauty. The artwork created was a highly collaborative effort among the framer, family members, and other art specialists. The below epistle was a collaboration written by Myrna and family to help serve as the creative direction and inspiration for the piece.

Myrna Dow, High Desert Frameworks, Inc Bend Oregon - 2019 Tru Vue Best in Show: Attendees’ Choice award. West Coast Art and Frame Expo, January 2019 Las Vegas NV. Photo Credit, Mark Wallenfang 2019.

Myrna Dow, High Desert Frameworks, Inc Bend Oregon - 2019 Tru Vue Best in Show: Attendees’ Choice award. West Coast Art and Frame Expo, January 2019 Las Vegas NV. Photo Credit, Mark Wallenfang 2019.

I am a young woman with cancer. I am your neighbor. I am your coworker. I am your friend. I am your sister. I am your mother. I am your wife. Our journey is riddled with bumps, pitfalls, and roadblocks. Hearing the "C" word the first time flooded me with so many emotions; fear for myself and the ones I love, sorrow for the potential outcome, and hope for beating the beast... I will beat the beast!

Losing my hair as a result of the invasive treatment was devastating. I chose a henna crown because I am a fighter, and my fight deserves to be beautifully honored. The process was soothing as the artist applied the henna, and the finished piece crowns me with courage. Cancer has deeply impacted my life, as it has likely touched yours. It has surpassed heart disease as the number one killer; it is paramount that we continue the fight for a cure. Join me!

The original artwork in the piece was designed by Myrna to represent the woman in the poem. Nationally acclaimed artist June Jaeger was presented with a mock up of the design and she used her talents to create the hand painted fiber art. Along with the image, words associated with fighting cancer – peace, survive, determination, family, endurance, and many more – were printed on a fabric background. The piece was completed using a circular Prisma frame with a customized cancer ribbon design.

Here are the six 2019 All-Stars — Click on the image, explore and hear their stories and passion about their cause.

Why Tru Vue’s Competition?

For the last several years Tru Vue has really upped the game and sponsored some rigorous custom framing competitions for professional picture framers across the globe. Myrna Dow, owner of High Desert Frameworks, Inc competed in two competitions (Facebook Video Here) and was selected to custom frame a piece for Tru Vue’s 70th anniversary promotion “Recognizing Advancements That Propelled The Future.” and “Myrna Dow's Tru Frameable Moment -- It's out of this world! .”

In a previous post we highlighted the competition and the pressures that go along with entering. You can read about it here: “When your peers are your audience there is absolutely no pressure to up your game!

Myrna states “The Tru Vue Framing competition is an excellent way to showcase creativity and craftsmanship. When participating in a competition I am able to push myself beyond what is common in framing; the process inspires me to explore and compose unique frame designs. After the competition, the framed pieces are prominently displayed in the frameshop to be discussed, admired, and used as ideas for new projects and endless possibilities.”

“It truly is a honor to be selected for this great event. We appreciate all that Tru Vue does to create a fantastic product, provide awesome customer service and support the craft through events like this. We thank you Tru Vue!”

Myrna is not shy to custom picture framing competitions. You can read about prior awards here: Awards.


Come Frame With Us!

For more information on custom picture framing options, high resolution scanning, fine art and custom digital printing please visit our downtown Bend Oregon location or reach out to us by phone or on the web!  We are the choice in Bend picture framing and all of Central Oregon.

High Desert Frameworks!
61 NW Oregon Avenue Suite 101 Bend Oregon 97703 

www.highdesertframeworks.com
(541) 647-2191

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The Stars Came Out In Vegas -- Now it's Your Time to Vote!

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We are honored to have been selected for the 2019 Tru Vue All-Star Custom Framing Competition that concluded last week during the International West Coast Art And Framing Expo held in Las Vegas. Custom picture framers from around the world attending the annual trade show voted Myrna Dow’s creation as their favorite!

We are very humbled to have Myrna awarded
the “Attendees’ Choice” prize.

Now it’s your time to vote for the Social Media Fan Favorite Award!

If you want to vote right away visit “RAISE YOUR GLASS - Elevating the Artists Who Elevate the Art.” We can’t disclose which creation is Myrna’s so you will need to click on each image and read about why the artist’s piece is so special and why they are passionate about the cause they are featuring. If you know Myrna and her dedication to her favorite cause it won’t be too difficult to select her creation. We would be honored to receive your vote and for you to share the post with your friends.

[ Update February 12th— Thank you to all that voted! We appreciate your willingness to select your favorite Framer and Custom Framed creation! Congrats go to Kosal of Framed By Kosal as the Social Media Winner! He had a fantastic creation and cause! ]

Award prizes will help fund Myrna’s dedication to a new “Quilt Therapy” program in 2020 at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show and her love of the Annual Wish Upon A Card Event.

Here are the six 2019 All-Stars — Click on the image, explore and then vote.
Voting ends February 11, 2019.

Myrna’s Journey

We encourage you to explore the journey that has taken Myrna to this point and after your quick read don’t forget to vote!

Why Tru Vue’s Competition?

For the last several years Tru Vue has really upped the game and sponsored some rigorous custom framing competitions for professional picture framers across the globe. Myrna Dow, owner of High Desert Frameworks, Inc competed in two competitions (Facebook Video Here) and was selected to custom frame a piece for Tru Vue’s 70th anniversary promotion “Recognizing Advancements That Propelled The Future.” and “Myrna Dow's Tru Frameable Moment -- It's out of this world! .”

In a previous post we highlighted the competition and the pressures that go along with entering. You can read about it here: “When your peers are your audience there is absolutely no pressure to up your game!

Myrna states “The Tru Vue Framing competition is an excellent way to showcase creativity and craftsmanship. When participating in a competition I am able to push myself beyond what is common in framing; the process inspires me to explore and compose unique frame designs. After the competition, the framed pieces are prominently displayed in the frameshop to be discussed, admired, and used as ideas for new projects and endless possibilities.”

“It truly is a honor to be selected for this great event. We appreciate all that Tru Vue does to create a fantastic product, provide awesome customer service and support the craft through events like this. We thank you Tru Vue!”

Myrna is not shy to custom picture framing competitions. You can read about prior awards here: Awards.

Vote for your favorite and
share our post to all your friends!

Voting Ends February 11, 2019


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For more information on custom picture framing options, high resolution scanning, fine art and custom digital printing please visit our downtown Bend Oregon location or reach out to us by phone or on the web!  We are the choice in Bend picture framing and all of Central Oregon.

High Desert Frameworks!
61 NW Oregon Avenue Suite 101 Bend Oregon 97703 

www.highdesertframeworks.com
(541) 647-2191

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When your peers are your audience there is absolutely no pressure to up your game!

by High Desert Frameworks!
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We are so honored to participate in the 2019 Tru Vue All-Star Framing Competition! Yep, our friends and peers are the audience and to some degree part of the judging process. Myrna did up her game this year and is humbled to be part of a group of extremely talented custom picture framers! The judging is blind so we are unable to talk about, show, hint, suggest or even post images of the completed framed entry. You will have to wait a couple weeks for the official unveiling.

The theme for this year’s competition is “Raise Your Craft to Raise Awareness.” Tru Vue selected this theme because they believe that competitions like this have helped raise the craftsmanship, creativity, and awareness of the artistry of custom framing. They wanted to give the all-stars the opportunity to use their talents to raise awareness of a deserving subject of their choice.

Tru Vue brought back six past winners to help them celebrate nearly 50 years of all-star framing:

Kosal Eang of Framed by Kosal

Myrna Dow of High Desert Frameworks

Michael Mixon of Hanging Around Hoover

Donna Erwin of Columbia River Gallery

Sarah Beckett of SB Framing Gallery

Andrea Tucker of Cabinet of Curiosities

Six very talented Custom Picture Framers and artists are participating in this special event.

In advance of our Tru Vue® Framing Competition, held at the January 2019 West Coast Art & Frame Expo, we asked the All-Star Framers to answer the question:

How has being part of the Tru Vue Framing Competitions helped you raise your craft over the years?

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Myrna Dow of High Desert Frameworks in Bend, Oregon says: “The Tru Vue Framing competition is an excellent way to showcase creativity and craftsmanship. When participating in a competition I am able to push myself beyond what is common in framing; the process inspires me to explore and compose unique frame designs. After the competition, the framed pieces are prominently displayed in the frameshop to be discussed, admired, and used as ideas for new projects and endless possibilities.”

What’s next? We now wait to see which framers earn the coveted Attendees’ Choice and Judges’ Choice Awards, Social Media Fan Favorite Award and The Grand Prize, Best in Show Judges’ Choice Award.

It truly is a honor to be selected for this great event. We appreciate all that Tru Vue does not only to create a fantastic product and provide awesome customer service but also provide support to the craft through events like this. Win, Lose, or Draw — We thank you Tru Vue!


Come Frame With Us!

For more information on custom picture framing options, high resolution scanning, fine art and custom digital printing please visit our downtown Bend Oregon location or reach out to us by phone or on the web!  We are the choice in Bend picture framing and all of Central Oregon.

High Desert Frameworks!
61 NW Oregon Avenue Suite 101 Bend Oregon 97703 

www.highdesertframeworks.com
(541) 647-2191

Your Memories | Our Ink, Paper and Custom Framing Design Services

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Memories for a lifetime! Scan and re-size your artwork, so many pieces can fit together into one custom frame design.

by High Desert Frameworks!

Yep -- We can do it!  -- Scan your images or documents and frame them in a multiple opening matte and frame!  Great for a photo wall, child's room (Plexiglas available), company sales or management team, restaurant menu and much more.  Unlimited Possibilities!  What are you waiting for?

SCAN | PRINT | FRAME | CHERISH

To learn more about our scanning, photo restoration, printing and custom framing please visit our Digital Services page found at: High Desert Frameworks Digital Services.


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For more information on custom picture framing options, high resolution scanning, fine art and custom digital printing please visit our downtown Bend Oregon location or reach out to us by phone or on the web!  We are the choice in Bend picture framing and all of Central Oregon.

High Desert Frameworks!
61 NW Oregon Avenue Suite 101 Bend Oregon 97703 

www.highdesertframeworks.com
(541) 647-2191

Your Memories | Our Ink, Paper and Custom Framing Design Services

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What color is in store for 2019? Here's a look at the cool colors of warm terra cottas to moody cool hue.

by High Desert Frameworks!

Another great Houzz.com article from Jennifer Ott and the colors of 2019. Per Jennifer: This year’s batch of Color of the Year selections for 2019 from the various paint company brands runs the gamut from warm terra cottas to moody cool hues.

One of our favorites here at High Desert Frameworks is the paint color, Metropolitan From Benjamin Moore which changes depending on the light and other colors in the room. It’s a very adaptable hue, so you can work almost any other color in with it. Works great with framed fine art, posters, and photography.

Tells us what you think and then ….

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High Desert Frameworks!
61 NW Oregon Avenue Suite 101 Bend Oregon 97703 

www.highdesertframeworks.com
(541) 647-2191

Your Memories | Our Ink, Paper and Custom Framing Design Services

High Desert Frameworks!  We are your digital services and custom framing solution in Central Oregon.   

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Myrna Dow's Tru Frameable Moment -- It's out of this world!

by High Desert Frameworks!

Recognizing Advancements That Propelled The Future

By Myrna Dow, Owner of High Desert Frameworks

(The original article can be found on Tru Vue’s website at: Recognizing Advancements that propelled the future )

For 70 years, Tru Vue® has been an innovator in the glazing industry. So for our anniversary display at the West Coast Art and Frame Expo in January 2017, we asked custom framers to create pieces using some of the most breakthrough products from our history, celebrating the Tru Frameable Moments of those times. 

To recognize  the launch of  Reflection Control® in 1969, Myrna Dow chose to commemorate a giant leap for mankind when on July 20, the first man walked on the moon. 

The moment 

In 1969, the same year that Tru Vue® launched Reflection Control® glass and brought the custom framing industry forward, the United States put a man on the moon, closing a decade that was marked progress in many ways. When I was asked to create a piece that represented this era, it was clear to me that the moon landing was the Tru Frameable Moment™ from the time that had a lasting impact on generations to come. 

I began the design by considering what images I would use to represent the moon landing. Fortunately, NASA has an incredible site that includes a large collection of photographs which, as digital printers, we were able to work with through trial and error to select those with the best resolution for our use. At first, our selections were oriented toward the Earth, but we ultimately chose to make it about the moon. Culling through the images, which influenced the ultimate design, was possibly the most challenging aspect of the project. 

The design 

The photos we chose are of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, the Command Module Columbia that carried the astronauts on this historic mission to and from the moon, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon with astronaut Neil Armstrong reflected in the face plate of his helmet. On the latter, we added the words, “That’s one small step …,” signifying the impact this individual action had on the entire world. It changed our perspective on what is possible. 

As the moon landing set in motion further space exploration, Reflection Control was just the beginning for premium glazing in the custom framing industry. Eventually, Museum Glass® was introduced, combining a superior anti-reflective viewing experience with 99% UV protection. Reflection Control is still used in some applications, but to use it to its best abilities in a framing project; you should only use one to two mat boards to ensure there is no significant air gap between the glazing and the artwork as a non-glare glazing will distort the image if there is too much space. Because of this, I created a thin layer of mat to frame the smaller inset photos. Also, I used a small mat liner around the edge to keep everything as level as possible without adding much depth. 

Out of this world details 

With the image of the pod, I knew I wanted to work with Atomic Frames on a 30”x 30” frame that emulated the burned, tarnished and colorful patina of the Command Module Columbia after blasting through the atmosphere to return to Earth. With its welded steel construction and custom finishing, Atomic Frames was an ideal choice. The piece is on display in my shop and has generated a lot of interest from customers. 

Reflection Control was a major advancement for the industry at the time, and it shows how far Tru Vue has taken our industry with improvements on glazing in products like Museum Glass and Optium Museum Acrylic®. When you think about how much progress has been made since the end of the 60’s, it’s exciting to consider what’s next in any industry, including custom framing.


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For more information on custom picture framing options, high resolution scanning, fine art and custom digital printing please visit our downtown Bend Oregon location or reach out to us by phone or on the web!  We are the choice in Bend picture framing and all of Central Oregon.

High Desert Frameworks!
61 NW Oregon Avenue Suite 101 Bend Oregon 97703 

www.highdesertframeworks.com
(541) 647-2191

Your Memories | Our Ink, Paper and Custom Framing Design Services

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Why we recommend TruLife Acrylic over metal prints.

by High Desert Frameworks!

We get the question often!

Which is better?  Acrylic prints or metal prints?

Don't get us wrong, we love our metal prints but find the quality, clarity and sharpness of the Acrylic Prints fare superior.  We offer both print mediums however, our preference is Acrylic printing and we highly recommend the TruLife Acrylic product!

TruLife Acyrlic prints offer these great features

Anti-Reflective - See your image, not your Reflection.
TruLife® is manufactured with a proprietary anti-reflective coating which virtually eliminates distracting reflections and annoying glare associated with other acrylics.

Tough, durable, anti-static, and scratch-resistance.
Unlike other acrylics which attract dust and scratch easily, TruLife® is anti-static and scratch-resistant. It offers up to 20 times the protection acrylic and stands up to frequent handling and cleaning.

Colors as Vivid as Real Life -- Amazing Clarity
TruLife® Acrylic is formulated to transmit 98% of light in the visible spectrum, resulting in optically brilliant, crisp color vibrancy. It also offers 99% UV Protection that helps protect your photo from fading.

Minimal maintenance!
Cleans like glass with no special cleaner needed.

Don't take our word for it - Watch Brad Scott, Lake Tahoe Photographer and artists' video describing why he loves the TruLife product!


Learn more about High Desert Frameworks TruLife Acrylic Facemount product at:  TruLife Facemounts!


Come Frame With Us!

For more information on custom picture framing options, high resolution scanning, fine art and custom digital printing please visit us in downtown Bend Oregon location or reach out to us by phone or on the web!  We are the choice in Bend picture framing and all of Central Oregon.

High Desert Frameworks!
61 NW Oregon Avenue Suite 101 Bend Oregon 97703

www.highdesertframeworks.com
(541) 647-2191

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High Desert Frameworks!  We are your digital services and custom framing solution in Central Oregon.   

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The Local's choice in Central Oregon

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