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Diana Martinez checks out a finished plaque in the Picture Perfect Frame Shop. (Photo by Kimberly K. Fritz)

FORT LEE, Va. (July 14, 2011) -- When looking for a professional service to take care of framing, engraving, trophies, banners and posters, and arts and crafts, Fort Lee personnel can call on Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Picture Perfect Frame Shop located in building 9024 on Battle Drive.

The shop specializes in framing prints, collages, collections and anything else a creative mind can imagine, said Diana Martinez, Picture Perfect shop manager.

"The equipment we use allows for a lot of creativity in the projects," she said. "Unlike chain arts and crafts stores, we aren't limited to basic matte cuts. We are able to customize our products, which allows our patrons to be more creative with their designs."

Martinez's favorite tool is the Gravograph, a laser engraving machine that allows her to etch glass, engrave wood and other surfaces with precision.

The process is quick and not expensive, she said.

The frame shop has items available for purchase that also can be engraved or etched. Don Stivers prints are available for purchase as well.

A free scrapbooking class is offered on the last Wednesday of each month and framing classes on the third Wednesday of the month.

For more information about the services available to military and civilian personnel, call (804) 734-6137 or visit the shop in building 9024.