Custom Framing

Wikipedia defines framing as “a decorative edging for a picture, such as a painting or photograph, intended to enhance it and make it easier to display or protect it”. Framing is so much more than that, it is an art. It is a decoration, a way to perfectly preserve and display a favourite painting, print, photograph or even a sports jersey or memorable toy.


Some people are happy using off the shelf frames from Ikea or even Walmart to frame a standard sized photo. For those looking for the next level, a frame that is completely custom in terms of the overall frame size, cut out sizes and accent mats that is where Awards by Presidential comes into play. We have been offering our clients superior custom framing for decades. Many of our framing projects require more than just a frame to house a photo. It is not uncommon for our clients to want something engraved to either describe the contents of the frame or thank the individual(s) for making a difference in their communities and there are a few different ways we can accommodate that. An engraved brass or aluminum plate is a more economical option while engraving and colour-filling the glass is an excellent choice for those with a larger budget.


Framing is very diverse. There are hundreds of moldings to choose from. They range from simple inexpensive frames to more costly elaborate moldings. The choices don’t end there. Once a frame has been chosen then there is a wide selection of mattes to pick from, budget friendly paper mattes to high end suede and textured mattes. One can get lost in the choices. Other decorative details can add that extra something to your custom framing project including a fillet which is essentially a frame within a frame. It is used as a border for a matte or added to a frame to create more depth.


We have a wide selection of materials to offer combined with our knowledgeable artisans who help to create unique one-of-a-kind frames. Attention to detail is always at the forefront of our minds when creating custom frames. Over the years we have encased many interesting items including pictures, original art, watercolours, jerseys, cast paper, dishes, hand carved plaques, medals, certificates and even a movie reel.


Whether you are looking for a one-of-a-kind frame or 100 identical frames Awards by Presidential can help. Visit our custom framing section on our home page to see a sampling of our work.

– Tammy Kim