Over the course of our lives, many of us collect items that are important to us, and that bring us joy when they are on display. Whether it's fine art, heirlooms, documents or even a child's treasured artwork, having those items on display allows us to enjoy them on a daily basis. Having something special framed also leads to some unique gift ideas.
When it comes to framing options, there is a multitude of choices. Many people feel intimidated and unsure how to move forward in the framing process. That's why we're here to help! In this blog, we'll tell you exactly what you need to look for when considering a frame shop.
What About Do-It-Yourself Options?
It's true that there are a great many pre-manufactured frames available-for-sale. Consumers have a broad range of choices at many different price points. However, simply purchasing a frame and inserting a piece of art does little to preserve the integrity of the item. It's also difficult to find the perfect fit for your existing decor among commercially available options.
What Are the Benefits of Custom Framing?
Using the services of a framing professional offers a number of benefits. A custom framer can evaluate your piece and determine the best way to mount it within any frame. That is important for the preservation of art, as improper or hastily done mounting can damage a piece or allow the accumulation of moisture. In addition, a professional framer works with clients to create a finished product that is perfectly in line with their taste, decor and budget.
Is Professional Framing Expensive?
Just as no two pieces of art are exactly alike, there is no cut-and-dried answer to this question. The cost of professional framing depends on several variables, many of which rest firmly in the hands of the client. The size of the piece is a factor, as is the type of materials chosen for the frame and other mounting elements. This is another benefit of working with a professional framer, who can work with clients to find a solution that is both beautiful and affordable.
How Do I Know which Custom Framer to Choose?
A professionally framed piece of art is meant to last a lifetime and more. Choosing the right framer ensures that you will be happy with the piece for many years to come. As with all service providers, the first step is finding a professional who is willing to take the time to listen to your ideas and answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the process. A good framer will ask about your vision for the piece, and will then weigh in with his or her own thoughts and suggestions. This is a collaborative process, which is why it is important to choose a framer that you are comfortable working with.
At DeSola Glass, Art & Frame Gallery, our team of dedicated professionals is here to assist you in finding the perfect framing solution for your treasured artwork or other items. Please feel free to contact us today with any questions, or stop by to meet with us and take a closer look at some of our more popular framing materials.