First Street Gallery

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Established in 1982

Our framing studio works with a sense of historical accuracy and style to define an approach to framing your art, photography and memorabilia. We have the ability to create a range of styles from modern minimalist to period reproductions or one of a kind designs.

We embrace technological advances in new materials and techniques but maintain a balance with proven historic methodology.

Quality custom framing will outlast the carpeting and furniture in your home as well as the clothing and accessories you purchase. It can pass from generation to generation and still look as good as the day it was done. Our framing studio uses only archival products and methods to ensure the safety, durability and longevity of your art.

Aquatint Etchings by Artists Mario Romero and Carozo Rosales

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The Fine Art Of Intaglios….

“Intaglio” is a word derived from the Italian word for “cut in” or “engrave.” It stands for any of several print making methods – engraving, etching, drypoint, aquatint, soft-ground etching or mezzotint – which all have this in common. The area which print on the paper has been cut, scratched, or chemically bitten into the printing plate. Printing line or areas go below the surface of the printing plate. They’re cut in – hence, intaglio.

Aquatint is an intaglio method in which areas of color are made by dusting powdered resin on a metal plate and then letting acid eat the plate surface away from around it.

Etching is an intaglio process in which an image is scratched through an acid-resistant coating on a metal plate. The plate is then dipped in acid which eats into the exposed surface.

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