Winter Special: Buy one Frame 1/2 price, Second Free

Special Winter Clearance…We have too much moulding stored in our crowded warehouse. So we have put over 200 mouldings out to give away.  AND THESE INCLUDE SOME OF THE FANCIEST AND MOST EXPENSIVE.  VALUES TO $1500.  You only pay for  labor and for any other addons like matting, glass  or acrylic, stretching, conservation mounting, hanging accessories etc.  And since the frame is the most expensive component you can expect a whooping price discount. And most of these selections will be fabricated and finished within two days.  Yes this special value is for main stream wood mouldings that are among the most sought after by home decorators, designers, serious art collectors and our demanding gallery clients and not plastic molded knock offs sold at some of the big box stores or damaged materials.  Hurry in. This sale stops when we have more room to move around.


Fine Art Preservation

Fine Custom Framing

Decorative Custom Mirrors


Multiple Opening Family Photo Framing

Large Canvas Stretching & Framing

Rare Art Sales

Bulletin Boards & Wall Charts

Online Digital Printing & Framing

Film & Video Conversion to Digital

Custom Wall Entertainment Centers

Shipping: Fine Art & Fragile Objects

Commercial Framing & Mirror Services

Stained Glass Framing & Mounting

New: Design It Online

Check out this link below for a complete online design. Simply upload an image, choose between mats, frames and special treatments. Email us the design and we can either print the image for you and frame it for delivery or you can bring the art in and finalize the design in person. We can supply the materials specified in the online design app or provide a generic substitute for additional savings. TRY IT NOW: You will need our email address to send the design to

$19.99 for Museum Quality Framing*

Never Undersold for Museum Quality Custom Framing starting at $19.99 with wood frames, conservation glass, acid free mats... And Everyday Special Savings with 50-90% off over 200 plus Premium Wood Mouldings for Picture and Mirror Framing...Commercial Volume Discounts.

Just a few of the ways we provide the quality of acid free mats, uv protective glazing and real wood mouldings at major savings. **

Exclusive Designs for Fine Homes and Commercial Sites

We specialize in the creative, the unique and the imaginative when it comes to custom framing designs. For wall art, three dimensional works, awards, trophies, etc. with a full range of Imaginative picture framing and mirror framing designs by art and design specialists. Another example of services you can't get at the big box stores. And yes these award winning custom framing and custom mirror framing service are available for all our sale and discount programs. More examples

About Us…We aren’t too old to do the job

Our principles have over 80 years in the art and framing business. Our chief technician is a former Aaron Bros. and Michaels regional manager and trainer.  There is probably nothing he or we can’t do when it comes to framing art, mirrors, or objects.  Unfortunately due to advancing age, our hands shake a lot, our eyesight is poor and we don’t have the strength to lift anything bigger than a 16 x 20 frame.  So we hire these young whippersnappers to do a lot of the work under our experienced direction and inspection.  These youngsters are great because  not only do they have the strength to work on the big jobs, but they can also operate these new-fangled, high-tech sophisticated computerized devices and systems we use to improve creativity, speed delivery, produce precision products and lower costs. Experienced pros and tech savvy youngsters make for a great product at a reasonable price.

And we apologize that we are a little hard to find and very cramped.  We can’t pay big box retail rents without keeping our very skilled employees at minimum wages.   That would not be fair. Nor could we keep our prices at levels that customers have told us are often 1/2 the big box stores.

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Deborah O (1/18)

Just picked up my third special framed picture and could not be happier. John listened to what I wanted and made several suggestions along the way to create a beautiful framed picture. What a difference going to a framing specialist can make. I highly recommend the Best Frame Shops in San Marcos! (repeat customer)

Steve G (12/17)
John does a high quality job at a reasonable price. He offers a wide variety of custom frames and mats, and he does a great job building out your order. You can trust Best Frame Shops with your collectibles and valuables. I have been given an expected completion date each time I have worked with them and they always have it ready. I won't go anywhere else. I know that my pictures and art will be enhanced by the beautiful and professional work they do.  (repeat customer)

Now Order Online:

Premium Special Purchase Mouldings at discount prices for paintings, prints, photos, awards and any project you want to stand out on the walls of your home or office. From $19.99 complete with limted free shipping and free printing of digital files.

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Utilizing the latest in high tech computer monitored equipment to produce amazing designs and precision craftsmanship, quick turn around and delivery, improved quality control and operating efficiencies with the savings passed on to clients.

Repairs and Modifications

We often receive inquires about undertaking repairs or modifications to existing frames or framed works. Such work can be extremely problematic with frames warped, dried out, or corners damaged from the original joining technique. Sometimes the original frame of such low quality that it may be difficult to repair or even deframe the artwork. Similarly mats, glass and the artwork itself can be damaged. Without actually seeing what you wish to repair or modify it is not possible to provide a reasonable estimate of cost or even feasibility. Keep in mind also that we do not stock "regular glass" or old fashion "non-glare" glass as we only use conservation glazing products, including non-reflective versions, of either glass or, our preferred medium, scratch and break resistant clear acrylic in either regular clear or museum anti-reflective versions. Our minimum fee for repairs or modifications is $120 in order to insure that enough time and attention can be given to the project in order to maintain our usual high standards.

The Oversized, the Awkward, the Fragile…

We do the custom framing jobs others can't...oversized items like flags or large antique French posters. We work with hand wrapped fabrics in your choice of colors and materials for liners and unique mats, special mat openings, multiple special shaped openings, three dimensional objects,..just about anything that needs a decorative and protected mount for wall or floor.
And we build everything from scratch cutting our frames and mats in house and creating the final product from the inside out so that everything fits and looks right. Many big box stores order prefab components from remote facilities and sometimes there are errors in size, color, style or design and it can take a long time to get a redo.  More Examples.


1440 Grand Ave.
Suite A
At Las Posas exit 78 Highway
San Marcos, Ca. 92078

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*includes designer wood frame, acid free mat, conservation glass to size 8 x10 in. Comparable savings on larger sizes. For example 11 x 14 $29.99, 16 x 20 $49.99, 18 x 24 $69.99. While many styles are offered, some styles subject to quantity limits. Shadow boxes for embroidery, tee-shirts, small memorabilia from $120.

**Never undersold even when the big box stores offer impossible discounts from excessive markuped up prices...go by the final price not by the discount %. More About Custom Framing Savings

***maximum size 24 x 30 in. Does not apply to museum caliber acrylic glazing which may be appropriate for larger sizes.
Developed originally for NASA applications, museum glass is often compared with having no glass at all to distract and distance the viewer from the art. Museum glass also provides maxium protection from the fading resulting from UV-3 rays from indoor lighting or from sunlight exposure.
Ideal for fine prints, photographs and watercolors or just about anything that needs the protection of glass. And now it is easier to manage in your home with its easy-to-clean, more durable surface.
How can we do this you ask as this can add hundreds of dollars to a custom framing project?
Best Frame Shops sells so much glass, we get a special industry price and, as usual, pass on the savings to the customer.