Here are several frequently asked framing questions and answers:
What does it cost to frame?
Prices vary with size, framing procedures used, and design elements chosen for your particular art piece. Our experienced staff will recommend appropriate procedures explaining their benefit as well as offer design options to enhance your artwork. All design and price quotes are free of charge. So come in, bring your artwork, and explore your options.
How long does framing take?
Most framing requires one to two weeks depending on materials needed. Some things we can do for you immediately while you browse or finish your shopping for the day. If you're short on time, please let us know, we try to accommodate every need.
Does my artwork stay in your store while it is being framed?
Yes. All work is done by our professional staff on the premise at Framers, Inc. Framing materials may be ordered and shipped to our store to complete your framing project.
Do you frame needlework?
Yes. We frame all types of needlework including cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel, hooked rugs, tapestry, and all types of fabric art.
Will you frame my artwork using a frame I bring to you?
Absolutely. We are happy to use your antique frame or any framing materials you may already have.
Why do I need a dry mount?
This is a procedure used to adhere a print or poster to a stable backing board and guarantees your artwork will not ripple or wave. Despite glass and backing support, without this procedure your print will ripple as it expands and contracts with the changes of temperature and humidity in your home.
Why do frames cost more than pictures?
Framing costs can't be adjusted depending on the value of artwork. If the art you brought in was worth $5,000 your framing cost would be negligible. But your $20 poster framed in a $100 frame would probably cost much more as a completed project if purchased that way in gallery or department store.
What about artwork value?
That $30 poster or child's drawing may have little value. But once professionally framed it becomes a crucial design element. A well framed print or poster ends up looking like much more than a cheap piece of paper. Put it in a cheap frame, however, and it will remain a cheap poster. And your child's drawing could be the next Picasso! Don't ruin something by improper framing because you think it has little apparent value.
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