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Salvador Ortiz Frame Shop

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Meticulously crafted custom frames at steal-worthy prices.

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If you’re a starving artist, you now have another reason to move to the “artists’ colony” of Ajijic: Salvador Ortiz’s frame shop. Salvador’s attention to detail far exceeds the price he charges, which is considerably less than you’d pay for custom framing north of the border.

Salvador has hundreds of frame styles to choose from and he’ll lend you his 14 years of experience to choose the right frame, mat, and size to complement the image. But if you can’t decide, nothing beats the simplicity of a black, white or natural wood frame that can adapt to whatever space it’s put in.

You’ll also be able to communicate with him in English if you don’t speak Spanish.

Salvador and his crew use acid-free, archival materials to keep your artwork safe for generations.

Sample price for a framed print: Total size including frame and mat — 34.5 in x 23 inches. (3.5-inch mat, double matted, 2-inch frame) — $720 pesos

Last updated November 12, 2018

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Carretera Oriente #54 (2nd floor Plaza Bugambilias, #26)

Ajijic

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Mon9:00 am -1:00 pm
2:30 pm -5:30 pm
Tue9:00 am -1:00 pm
2:30 pm -5:30 pm
Wed9:00 am -1:00 pm
2:30 pm -5:30 pm
Thu9:00 am -1:00 pm
7:30pm -5:30 pm
Fri9:00 am -1:00 pm
7:30pm -10:30pm
Sat9:00 am -1:00 pm
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Phone

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Photos of Salvador Ortiz Frame Shop

Salvador, right, and his crew.

Salvador, right, and his crew.

Calling clients to tell them that their frames are ready.

Calling clients to tell them that their frames are ready.

Matting prints.

Matting prints.

Drawing lines.

Drawing lines.

Taking measurements.

Taking measurements.

Inside Salvador Ortiz Frame Shop.

Inside Salvador Ortiz Frame Shop.

Inside Salvador Ortiz Frame Shop.

Inside Salvador Ortiz Frame Shop.

Wood used for frames.

Wood used for frames.

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Getting ready to cut wood.

Getting ready to cut wood.

Taking measurements before using the saw.

Taking measurements before using the saw.

Taking measurements.

Taking measurements

Sawing wood for frames.

Sawing wood for frames.

Assembling the frame.

Assembling the frame.

Apply wood glue first.

Apply wood glue first.

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Then nailing the two wood pieces together.

Then nailing the two wood pieces together.

Checking the size after everything is assembled to make sure the dimensions are correct.

Checking the size after everything is assembled to make sure the dimensions are correct.

Adding hanging wire to the back.

Adding hanging wire to the back.

A very large collection of frame styles to choose from.

A very large collection of frame styles to choose from.

A very large collection of frame styles to choose from.

A very large collection of frame styles to choose from.

A very large collection of frame styles to choose from.

A very large collection of frame styles to choose from.

Some paintbrushes and some acrylic paints.

Some paintbrushes and some acrylic paints.

Watercolors, acrylics and oil paints for sale.

Watercolors, acrylics and oil paints for sale.

Oil paints for sale.

Oil paints for sale.

Acrylic paints for sale.

Acrylic paints for sale.

Watercolor, turpentine, and solvents for sale.

Watercolor, turpentine, and solvents for sale.

Blank canvases and frames for canvases.

Blank canvases and frames for canvases.

Calling clients to let them know that their frames are ready.

Calling clients to let them know that their frames are ready.

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