Custom Art Framing
And so today I went to michaels to get a custom frame put on a large print of a contemporary painting. The painting is a 60. 5″ X 32 ” size. I chose their “better” category frame and the lady whoever rang me up quoted me a price of $495. Isn’t this waayyyy too expensive?.?.? The sad part is that my print cost me not even a quarter of this price for framing. Is this okay or are these guys ripping me off real bad. Of course I’m a bit alien to the art collection/ framing world. And thus my jaw dropped when I was quoted this insane price. Please help and tell me if this is a standard rate for such a size or am I bring ripped off. What I found out was – Nope, custom framing is expensive. Especially if you have chosen multiple or specialty matting. Glass also adds to the expense. My sister sent me a signed/numbered pointelle painting from Africa of a Rhinoceros. It is an 8×10. It cost $150 to frame. I, too; almost fell over when I ordered, but because the piece is more valuable, I went with it. A good chunk of that cost included glass that blocked UV rays and was anti glare. And that was over 15 years ago. The piece you are framing is quite large. You have to take that into consideration. It also takes time and labor to put that frame together and cut the matts properly and the glass if you are using it. You might try an actual framing shop. They may or may not be cheaper
Custom Art Framing – A Dallas-Fort Worth custom art and frame shop has been serving the greater North Texas region for over 20 yea. . .