us all the time to provide them with a quick framing quote, often without even
having the artwork with them.As much as
we would like to be able to provide simple shoot-from-the-hip quotes, it’s not
that simple.The biggest price component
in framing is the actual frame you are selecting, and all cost components are
driven by the size of the final piece.Rather than giving a quick quote that we can’t truly stand behind
without understanding the entire job, we encourage you to bring in your piece
and spend the 10-20 minutes to get a sense of what your frame job
requires.During the consultation we can
provide you with a range of framing options and therefore a range of prices.You can chose to not frame and that is fine –
at least we will both know what the true cost of the job is.
offer a 10% discount when people bring in 3 or more pieces to be framed.
Aquick word on ready-made frames
There’s no denying the fact
that ready-made frames purchased at retail and craft stores are typically a
less expensive approach to framing compared to custom framing.Unfortunately, ready-made frames lack in the
both areas previously discussed: quality of presentation and conservation.Matt colors, borders, and frame style were
not selected specifically based on your piece.Acid-free components (mat board and backing board) are not included with
ready-mades, nor is glass with u.v. conservation qualities.Furthermore, overall craftsmanship and thus
long term durability is often lacking.