Welcome to Civic ProFrame – your #1 choice
for professional quality, custom framing
services in Canberra City

services & products:

Quality custom framing
Custom matting
Canvas stretching
Ready-made frames
and mats
Mounting & laminating
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Welcome to Civic ProFrame

Welcome to Civic Proframe, with a long established reputation for delivering quality and unrivaled customer service we can help you with any custom framing requirement. We offer excellent value services and can accommodate very quick turn around when required. All framing is completed on site, our open plan workshop lets you see our professional staff at work.


Quality custom framing

We can frame your:

We have many regular customers that will only come to us for framing and several government departments that also favour our work


Custom matting

We are equipped with state of the art computer guided mat cutting machine. We can cut matboard to any size (1000 * 1500mm max), in a wide range of colours, with multiple openings and irregular shaped openings if required. Capabilities also include embossed borders, v-grooves, intricate cut or drawn patterns. Bulk discounts are available for exhibiting artists and students.


canvas stretching

Our senior framer, has over 30 years experience stretching canvas and other materials and is happy to provide advice on any of your stretching requirements.


Ready-made frames
and mats

We stock a small range of commercially made frame in standard sizes up to A1. For a more economical alternative to full custom framing, irregular shaped pieces can often be fitted to standard frames with the aid of a custom cut mat. We also keep on the shelf a range of custom made frames designed especially for ANU and Canberra Uni degrees.


Print Mounting and laminating

An alternative option to framing a print is print mounting. We can mount your print to either 10mm gatorboard or 5mm foamcore.

Print mounting to 10mm Gatorboard: Gatorboard is a light but durable board consisting of a foam-core sandwiched between very thin craftwood sheets. Print mounting to gatorboard is recommended over print mounting to foam core.

Print mounting to 5mm Foamcore: Foamcore is very light but is also quite flexible, so large size sheets can bow over time. This is why we recommend print mounting to gatorboard.
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