Are Custom Framing Costs Worth The Investment?

custom framing costsDon’t feel bad when you first check into having something custom framed, that you are shocked by just how much it can cost you. You are not alone in this situation. What you need to ask yourself, is “do I really want to put this in a cheap Wal-Mart frame, or do I want to truly get the most out of the display?”

Best Way To Cut Down Your Costs

Ya see, about 90% of the total cost of having something custom framed for you is all about the type of molding you choose. There are many options to choose from when it comes to picture frame molding. If you are looking to cut the cost of the project down, then this is the area you need to focus the most amount of time in. If you can find the right frame shop that has a wide selection of frame material to choose from, then you can drastically reduce the overall price of your custom display frame.

Are The Costs Worth It?

You may be asking yourself  whether or not you even want to spend the money on having something custom framed. I would say you need to look at the item or items that you are going to have framed. If it is something that has a great amount of meaning to you or someone that will be receiving it, then it only makes perfect sense to have it done right by professionals. If you choose the custom route, I can promise you that you will be very happy that you did. When you have 2 identical items side by side, and one is put in a cheap frame and the other was custom framed… the custom frame layout will hands down make you the most proud to own. I don’t care if you are merely wanting to have a spoon to be framed. The custom framing has a way to make the most mundane items look absolutely amazing. So in short… Yes it is well worth the cost to have something done at a custom framing shop.

The Shadow Box Framemilitarymedicalshadowbox

If you really want to take things to the next level with custom framing, then you really need to see about having a custom shadow box made. Shadow boxes are typically thought of for the military to display award medals, ribbons, etc. There are some very cool shadow box designs out there to choose from. Buy the best shadow boxes here. By far some of the best military display cases that are being made online are at a place called Also check out the other custom shadow boxes on their Facebook page.


Seattle Custom Framing

I mistakenly bought a male seattle seahawks custom jersey for my girlfriend and put her name FRANCESCA on the back. I can’t return the jersey because it was custom made and I don’t see very high resale oppurtunities since it is a medium sized male jersey (far too big for most women, including my gf, to wear. . Except as pajamas) with a female name on the back. I must have shouldn’t be allowed to shop for christmas gifts after 2 am. Does anybody have any ideas about how to fix this problem? Is there a company that will recustomize custom jerseys? The jersey fits me – so if I can customize it for myself and get her a new one — its not a total loss. Otherwise I just burned a hundred and change in currency. I already thought about framing the jersey and giving it to her that way – but shes not a giant football fan and that would be lost on her. Somehow I managed to screw this up – and pay extra for shipping to make sure it got here before christmas-geez.-anyone out there able to save me. From what I can tell… If she isn’t a Football fan, then why did you decide to buy her this to begin with? Also, what good would recustomizing it be? I think you’re probably going to have to eat the cost on this one. I assume you are a Seahawks fan. framing it for your den might be a good idea. otherwise it doesn’t hurt to list it on Craigs List. It’s a free ad site and hey, you never know, there might be someone named Francesca who would like to buy it. Best Wishes.

Wood Picture Frames

I saw a lady on tv making wood picture frames, i’m trying to figure out how to make them. I think I found an answer. An easy way is to buy decorative baseboard or crown molding. The cut using either a miter box or a radial arm saw at 45 degrees. Put it together with glue (and biscuit joints if you have them). Voila. One nice look frame. If you want to go a more traditional route, you’ll need a router to cut a groove for the picture to sit in, and then cut the wood as needed (as suggested above) to make the frame. If you’re still a little lost, do some research on the net, or buy a book about woodcraft (and frame making).

I make these frames for my Etsy shop. Just thought I would show you all any of the things I like to make. Thanks so much for watching. CraftAtticcreations. E. . .

Online Custom Picture Frames

Anyone know where I can get picture frames over the internet for $20-40? I have a bunch of randomly sized photos and artwork, and all the standard frames at Michaels, Target, Ikea, Fast Frames, Aaron Bros, etc, don’t fit my prints. And to make a custom frame with them is a minimum $80. So, again, anybody know an online frame dealer for cheap? Thanks. I was so happy to find this — I know this isn’t exactly what you asked for, but I just thought I’d share what I do. I shop the thrift stores for old framed prints and photographs. I repaint the frames, buy new glass if necessary, and cut a new mat (you can have this done at Aaron Brothers if you don’t have a matt cutter, but Logan Matt Cutters will pay for themselves if you do this a lot). As the previous answer stated, you just find a frame larger than your print, then cut a mat to make your print fit that frame.

Canvas Framing

I have an unpainted 18 x 24″ stretched canvas and just noticed the wood frame (that it is stretched over) is warped. So if it is hung on the wall (unframed) one corner would stick up badly. Is there any way to fix this, or would framing it take care of the problem. Well, I have your answer. Check to see if the wedges are in the corners correctly. If they are then maybe the wood warped on you. You have two options buy another frame and transfer it to the new frame, by taking out the stapes and re-staple it to the new frame or try framing it the way it is and see what happens, it may take out the bow.

Online Craft Stores

How do I craft boots and gloves in granado espada. After speaking to others on the web, I found the answer. We find out a bit more on the latest massively multiplayer online game to make its way to the West from South Korea. There’s no doubting the appeal and influence of massively multiplayer online games nowadays in the West, but in terms of numbers, we’re still a long way behind South Korea. World of Warcraft may boast 8 million subscribers, but Ragnarok Online has 25 million worldwide. That game’s creator, Hakkyu Kim, has since created a new title, which is soon to be published in the US and Europe by K2 Network. Sword of the New World (Granado Espada in South Korea) is set in 17th-century Europe and is based on historical events surrounding the exploration of the Americas. To find out more about the title and what we can expect in terms of gameplay, we took any time out with Grantley Day, vice president of product development at K2 Network. GameSpot UK: Asian MMOs rarely find mainstream luck in Europe. Why do you think Sword of the New World Vis will buck this trend? Grantley Day:Sword of the New World Vis’s multicharacter control, which is a concept familiar to hardcore gamers whoever love titles like Neverwinter Nights 2, will help players appreciate how revolutionary the title is, and we believe this will be one of the key factors that will help Sword of the New World Vis: Granado Espada buck this trend. Second is the visual appeal. At times Asian MMOs lack the finesse of western MMOs; however, Sword of the New World Vis is an amazing-looking title, and players will notice this the minute they enter the world. GSUK: Who are you aiming Sword of the New World Vis at? Players of other MMOs or people whoever haven’t yet been bitten by the MMO bug? GD: Sword of the New World Vis is aimed squarely at people whoever are familiar with MMOs. The pace of the title is fast, the diversity is massive, and the skill required to play starts easy and ramps up as you get more acclimatised to the concept of playing a team of characters with the multicharacter control. No doubt there will be people whoever haven’t yet been bitten; however, we don’t believe it’s our target market. GSUK: How does cooperative play work in Sword of the New World Vis, given the multiple character control system? GD: The cooperative play is similar to many other MMOs. You form parties, groups, guilds, and even factions; the advantage is that you don’t need to try to find a specific needed class, such as a healer, because most players will have a healer inside their family already. In addition, many of the dungeons and bosses require a party to defeat them, so grouping is still an important aspect of the game. GSUK: What are the options in the game for crafting? And is there anything in the crafting system for Sword of the New World Vis that makes the game stand out? GD: Sword of the New World has a strong crafting element within the game. For example, players can upgrade their favourite weapon with special enchantments during their levelling to allow them to keep the weapon useful much longer than it normally would be. Monsters drop a lot of crafting materials, such as different types of ore, and these materials are also used for creating traps, turrets, fences, and a variety of other equipment useful for player-versus-environment play, as well as player-versus-player play. GSUK: Tell us a bit about the barracks system. GD: The barracks or “quarters” as they are known in Sword of the New World Vis is a place for your family to reside. You start with the ability to hold five family members in your quarters, and as you progress through the game, this increases to the maximum of36. When you enter Sword, you are asked to select three members of your family from the quarters for your day’s adventures. GSUK: What can you tell us about the non-player character classes? How they will affect gameplay? GD: Within Sword of the New World Vis, there is the concept of UPCs or unique-player classes. For example, the game contains the traditional fighter (and variants), wizard (and variants), healer-type classes (although our game’s healer is actually quite unique), and these classes have stances that represent their classes. An example of this is the wizard class, which has magical-type stances and forgoes the ability to use a sword or shield. Another example would be the fighter whoever has stances that allow him to use a sword, sword and shield, sword and dagger, or sword and gun; each combination of weapon has its own stance. Sword of the New World’s UPCs have a unique combination of stances and access to special stances not found within the traditional classes. For example, a UPC might have access to the fighter’s sword and shield stance but will also having access to the wizard’s elemental protection stance. A UPC might also have his or her own specific stance, like an encounter shot, which is a special stance for using a bayonet and gives the UPC access to a weapon that can shoot (ranged class) and impale (fighter class). GS

Custom Framing Costs

I ordered a print of a photo I took from deviantart. It is 9 x 12 in. I am going to frame it and give it to my parents for Christmas. I have a custom framing store in mind, but I don’t really know how it works, as I wasn’t paying attention when I was last there. What is the price range? Will the salespeople help me? What kinds of glass are there? How long will it take? Any information you could give me would be great, thanks so much. Essentially — the sales people will help you and will explain everything to you. the prices vary greatly by type of frame you pick, type of matting you pick (if any), whether or not you’re doing archival framing, the type of glass used, and whether or not the framers at the shop are certified custom framers and whether or not the shop participates in a custom framing guild or professional organization for custom framers. your price range could be as cheap as $20 and as expensive as several hundred dollars. standard sizes and ready made frames cost the least. 9×12 is a standard size. If you want a mat, then 11×16 and 16×20 are the next 2 standard sizes up from 9×12. there is regular glass, non glare glass, plexiglas, and non glare plexiglass. the non glare glass is usually treated for blocking UV as is the plexiglass. regular glass is the cheapest. non glare glass is for something that will have a light shining on it or be in a sunny location. plexiglass is lighter than glass but it scratches very easily. plexiglass is usually used in large pieces where the weight of the glass would tear the frame apart. plexiglass is never used over pastel chalk pieces because the static electricity from the plastic will pull the chalk off of the paper. depending on how busy the store is, how much stock they keep on hand and whether or not they build their frames there or send out for them, they could complete your piece in a few hours to several weeks. the closer you get to the holiday the busier the store should be and the longer you will have to wait for your piece to be complete. (if the store isn’t busy for the holiday season then they aren’t very good at what they do. )

Pierre at Opus Art Supplies on Granville Island gives us an overview of the Opus Custom DIY Framing Service. Instructions, mat. . .