West Coast Art and Frame Show

2012 Trade Show Exhibit Hours:

Monday, January 30
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 31
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The National Conference schedule begins on Sunday, January 29th.

The West Coast Art & Frame Show is the most talked about and fastest growing national trade show. Attendees will get the year’s first look at new products and images from a wide array of leading framing suppliers and art publishers. Our attendees include retail frame shops, galleries, wholesalers, and production framing companies.

The West Coast Art & Frame show is the home of The National Conference, the largest and most respected educational program in the industry, offering a wide range of topics from basic framing techniques to business management.

For more information, visit: www.wcafshow.com


Daniel Burge from IPI will presenting two classes:

Fundamentals of Framing Series

F179  Preservation Framing for Photographs: A Preservation Scientist's Perspective
Monday, January 30, 2012 : 3:30pm - 5:30pm • Daniel Burge

Have you ever wondered why photographs sometimes fade, yellow, mirror, or become brittle when displayed in frames? This session will provide you with all the information you need to know to prevent this type of damage to your photography. Daniel Burge, a preservation scientist with over 20 years experience, will provide his expert insight on the materials and practices essential for framing and displaying photographs. Historical examples of damaged photos will be used to demonstrate why they decayed and what could have been done to prevent this.
Compliments of Tru Vue
FEE: $0.00 ($20 no-show fee)

Fundamentals of Framing Series

F184  Digital Print Identification
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 : 1pm - 3pm • Daniel Burge

Identifying digital prints in today's market can be a challenging task. This class will provide an overview of the history, technologies, and materials used in digital printing in order to give you the knowledge and skills you will need to identify your customer's prints, including inkjet, electrophotography, and dye sublimation. Practice with real examples of each process will give you a better understanding of what you'll encounter on a daily basis. Daniel will also take a look at how modern digital prints compare with the traditional prints like offset lithography and traditional color photography. The vulnerabilities of each type of print will be covered so you can handle, frame, and display digital prints safely. As an added bonus, the Image Permanence Institutes free online interactive Print Comparison Tool will be demonstrated, providing you with an easy reference for the future and put you one step ahead in the world of digital printing.
Sponsored by Tru Vue
FEE: $65.00 

Mon, 01/30/2012 (All day) - Wed, 02/01/2012 (All day)