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A good frame highlights and brings out a piece of art work.  A frame should not compete with what is framed.  At Framing 223, we have one of the largest selections of framing materials on Vancouver Island.  We carry over 1800 frame samples from wood to metal and from contemporary to traditional all at price points that serve every budget.

Besides providing the best possible presentation for your water colours, oils, acrylics, gicles, prints and posters, our creative approach can help you bring new life to your other valuable and memorable keepsakes:  This includes:

Sports jerseys Sports memorabilia such as: cards, tickets, photos, balls. Diplomas, Certificates, Awards
Travel souvenirs Christening gowns Baby shoes
Gemstones and minerals Antique fabrics Collections of all kinds
Wedding photos Children’s artwork Needlepoint


Framing 223 can also provide the following services:

We can enlarge and print from your existing prints, digital camera photos and original artwork in full color or B&W. 

Your digital images are formatted to any print size you want.  If necessary we can adjust exposure and crop the image for the best possible print.

You get brilliant Epson Ultra Chrome prints for the widest color gamut possible.  Prints are water resistant and fade-free for 75 years or longer. Note:  The average Kodak photo lasts about 15 years.


Print Media Options Include:

Glossy Photo Paper – This is a 10 mil thick RC-based photo grade paper with an ultra-smooth, bright white, high gloss finish; smudge and water resistant; print longevity is over 75 years; prints available up to 44 inches wide.

Luster Photo Paper – This is a 10 mil thick RC-based photo grade paper with a high-textured “E” luster finish; smudge and water resistant; ideal for portrait and wedding photos, or anywhere a true professional print is needed; prints available up to 44 inches wide.

Matte Paper – A 10 mil thick photo grade paper with a flat matte finish; excellent highlight and shadow detail; prints available up to 44 inches wide; this is our most economical paper but still has the weight and print quality of professional paper. Suggested uses are digital reproduced limited or open editions.

Artist Canvas – AKA Giclee – High quality artist canvas (this is real canvas); prints up to 44 inches wide; choose from matte or semi-gloss finish.

Fine Art Paper for Limited Editions – A 100% rag cotton paper that is bright white, acid-free.  One of the best fine art papers available for museum-quality prints.

Backlit – Transparent media can be used for waterfall style backlit boxes, window displays, or just artwork.