March 2012

The Great Frame Up - What's New?

Author: Special To C2 Magazine | Photographer: Photography by Anne

Back in March of 2010, C2 visited Tessie Rogers and Beryll Taylor at The Great Frame Up and discovered a lot more behind the sign than you might expect. Now there’s even more, including a new location and a new Cruse scanner for the reproduction of art and historical documents.

Now located at 22 Plantation Park Dr. in Bluffton, they continue to provide expert picture framing with selections to fit any décor. They are also fine art reproducers. Under the logo of “Art Scans and Giclée Editions,” Rogers and Taylor support over 200 artists in creating giclée prints using the Cruse Scanner and an Epson large format printer. You can see available art pieces at and many others in their store.

Additionally, many people take great photos and want to display them in their homes or to give them as special gifts to a loved one. Using the same printing techniques used for the fine art giclées, photos are printed on canvas and stretched with gallery wraps to create large, impressive personal art pieces for the home.

The newest service at The Great Frame Up is the production of cool art from historical documents. Many people bring in interesting, very old, documents to scan and reproduce for their families or for images to send to auction. Since the Cruse scanner is the same technology that the Getty, the National Archives, the Pentagon, and the Secret Archives of the Vatican use to preserve documents, Rogers and Taylor decided to use their Cruse to help save our history and present it for research or purchase. Imagine a five-foot tall, gallery-wrapped canvas of George Washington from a $20 gold certificate or the proposed Statue of Liberty from the cover of a Harper’s Weekly from 1875. You can see both of these at The Great Frame Up. Many other examples can be found on their website, where they offer to reproduce historical documents that meet certain requirements at no charge in exchange for allowing the reproduction to be placed on their site for resale.

Rogers and Taylor are on a mission to save as many historical documents as possible by creating a digital image. “Since we have the technology for capturing history, we decided that we would like to contribute our time and resources to do so,” Taylor said. “We hope people will come forward and allow us to scan their images and put them on our site for the enjoyment of all.”

Visit The Great Frame Up at 22 Plantation Park Drive, Suite 108, between Dan’s Fan City and Kobe Steaks. For more information, call (843) 815-4661.

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