Watch the process.


A little bit about 45°.

Reed & Emily Fair opened 45° in February 2010. With degrees in Fine Art and over 11 years of experience, they decided to exchange the skyscrapers of Chicago for the mountains of Colorado Springs. A dream now realized, 45° has been in business for nine years!

A key feature of the 45° frame selection is the diversity. We’ve taken great care in choosing over 1500 samples that would appeal to a wide range of decor style and budget. Whether you’re custom framing your favorite band poster, sports jersey, family portrait, or fine art original your items will be handled with extreme care and professionalism.  We use conservation grade materials to properly preserve your cherished items.

What is custom framing?

Custom Framing is personally selecting a frame and/or mat board with the assistance of a professional framer to compliment and/or preserve various art mediums or memorabilia. It takes skill, creativity and innovation to create a framed piece so beautiful that it not only enhances the medium (artwork), but the environment in which it is displayed. Good design, creativity, exceptional quality and the know-how to bring all of these elements together.

Why are some frames so expensive?

Characteristics, including type and grade of wood, along with the style of finish and method used to create the finish are just a few of the variances in picture frame prices. Some manufacturers use lighter, low-grade woods and strictly machine finish their products. Others use high quality woods and combine various hand finishing methods to achieve the desired look. Prices may also be affected if genuine gold or silver leafing is used instead of foil. The leafing process is a time enduring procedure that takes several hours and must be completed by hand.  Watch video of process here.

How long does custom framing take?

On average, it takes us 2 weeks to complete your order.  In a rush?  No problem, we can get your order done sooner just let us know.

How can I care for my picture frame?

We recommend using a soft, lint free cloth that is free of dyes or chemicals. Slightly dampen the cloth with water and make sure not to use harsh or abrasive cleansers. We do not recommend any type of conditioner, or chemical to be placed on your frames. Simply dusting the frame, and cleaning it with a clean, damp cloth should help keep your frames looking good for its expected life. Remember frames can be affected by age, exposure to sun, heating, cooling and humidity.


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