Custom retail framing is significantly different than wholesale and bulk buying. The advantage to retail, is that you get to personalize that final product every step of the way, and you get to see it on the artwork before you purchase! Instead of seeing the products separately in an online forum, you can actually stack the products, mix and match, and see it in person until you find the perfect combination for your custom framing option.
When customers walk into a store, they should make sure to bring the artwork or project with them. This will allow customers to really see what the final product will look like on the piece before they make a decision. The framer will measure out the work first to see if a ready made frame will be adequate or if a custom frame is required. Once the image size is determined the fun begins.
Mats that will really make the artwork pop are then selected from samples in the store and are placed on the artwork to help make, not only the color selection, but also decide how much of each color should be revealed. Single, double or triple, custom framing can help any customer make the best decision for the piece. Retail can also show customers real examples of v-grooves, corner cut outs, and engraving that may also be a great addition to the piece.
Once the mats are selected, the framer will then move on to choosing the frame that best compliments the matting and the project piece. Retail stores have corner samples of each moulding available, just like the mat samples. The framer will stack all of the elements directly on the piece for a realistic idea of the final product.
Finally, the framer will help select the best glazing and backing option to complete the frame. After a few days, the customer will be able to pick the fully assembled final framing project. The customer should not have to do any of the assembly themselves, unless they choose to do so. Retail is a great option for customers with little or no framing experience or for those unique framing projects. A framer will help customize and personalize the piece to really make it a treasure to be enjoyed.
Our frames can be custom sized online as well, and you can find mats at our sister site, Mat Designers. Feel free to fill out our custom quote form and we’ll get the the pricing before you buy!
As we peruse the World Wide Web and dig around looking for references to Frame USA and picture frames, we have seen many questions and comments about the quality of picture frames from various manufacturers across the net.
We’ll say it again and again, and then one more time.. We are dedicated to creating raving fansof our frame products and our customer service.
Every manufacturer wants to have the highest quality product at the lowest prices with the highest number of satisfied customers. If that isn’t your goal, then why are you in business, right?
We are extremely proud of our products, but occasionally something slips through. This is true of any manufacturer, whether they produce purple glitter widgets or picture frames. What we want you to know is this — If you ever have any issue with an order from Frame USA, we want you to get in contact with us immediately and give us a chance to make it right.
What If My Frame Order Has An Issue?
CALL – 1.800.577.5920
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Stars from “The Bachelor” recently entered a competition to break the world record for “The World’s longest on-screen kiss.” Fortunately for contestants Sean Lowe and Lesley Murphy, they were able to last three minutes and 22 seconds – a whole seven seconds longer than the previous record.
This scored them both an unforgettable memory and their very own framed award from the Guinness book of World Records. (We don’t like to toot our own horn, but the framing job is pretty amazing too!)
We currently sell Silver Glory Metal Frames and Blue Mats to the Guiness Book of World Records. Our frame was given to the bachelor and his current date on the show.
Our Metal Frame Series I and II are quality metal frames that come with hangers and a solid cardboard backing. These back loaded frames are perfect for posters, prints, diplomas, photos, and display beautifully in a gallery setting. Kathleen from Cone Arts says, “I prefer the ‘Gun Metal Grey’ frame because it is simple and does not interfere with whatever it is you are displaying while giving your collection of works a uniform look.”
Click the thumbnails below for the full image of the frame: