Q: Will you install art into my Ikea frame?
A: Sorry --but no. Ikea frames and some other pre-packaged frames as such are made for do-it-yourself-ers (DIY). The materials are usually quite poor and made with very specific applications in mind-- and often cannot be easily modified. We do not recommend them in general and unfortunately will not work with them.
Q: Why does custom framing seem so costly?
A: We get it: the idea of a "frame around your art" is, on the face of things, a fairly simple concept. However, add to that scenario the option of hundreds of different frame choices and also the custom-sizing of all the necessary materials. In addition to that, add the 20 minute (average) design consultation time we spend helping each client. Good framing takes time and a fair measure of experience by skilled craftsmen, utilizing costly production equipment and tools to insure the best results.While one may have had the experience of purchasing a standard-size frame -- "popping" their art into the frame and saying "job done," by comparison, the concept of high-quality custom framing is a very different thing with markedly different results.
Q: Why does my artwork appear to be wavy or rippled in its
frame and what can be done about it?
A: Art on paper that has not been permanently mounted to
additional, more rigid board material (ex. foam core board) can be affected by the environment in which it resides (ie: one's home). Normal seasonal humidity may contribute to compromise overall flatness of paper. Also, art created with wet media (for ex. watercolor paint on paper) will often cause paper to become rippled when proper preventative techniques are not
followed. While it might be acceptable to mount inexpensive art such as posters, it is not always recommended for highly valuable or irreplaceable art. Please refer to our downloadable pdf file for more
information regarding flatness issues.
Q: Do you frame art in “clip” frames or do you offer any
other type of “frame-less” presentation treatments?
A: We do not frame art in any type of “clip” frame. We feel that it is a poor framing solution and is best left to people who prefer DIY solutions, One possible alternative we do offer are very sleek, acrylic "box” frames.
Come to our shop to see a sample!
Q: Do you offer any in-home art hanging services?
A: We do not offer any hanging services at this time but we can recommend an independent contractor with whom we've done business. Otherwise, we would suggest looking online for art handlers who
might be able to help. Contact us for a referral.
Q: I don’t want to spend a lot to frame my large (30” x 40”)
poster. Is there a way to frame it inexpensively?
A: We do have some less expensive solutions for framing
large items. Unfortunately the costs of materials and the
labor involved in “framing large” do tend to be
exponentially more costly. The base price for framing a 30”
x 40” poster with reg. glass and acid-free backing would
be approximately $250.00.
Q: Do you give volume discounts?
A: Discounts are not regularly given. However, certain
conditions may open up this option for negotiation.
Q: Do you offer any ready made frames?
A: We offer a selection of very good quality ready made frames.
They are available in several standard sizes: 8”x 10”, 8 ½”x 11”, 11" x 14", 16" x 20" and 18" x 24." See our products here.
Q: Do you pickup and deliver?
A: For an extra charge we can pickup and/ or deliver your artwork. Some conditions may apply (contact us for details).
Brooklyn Frame Works
142 5th Avenue • Brooklyn, NY 11217 • 718 399-6613 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org