Q: Will you install art into my Ikea frame (or other pre-made 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 such poor quality materials.
Q: Why does custom framing seem so costly?
A: Simply put, quality materials plus skilled labor does not equal inexpensive results! To the layperson, the concept of art and framing is, on the face of things, a fairly basic concept. Most have had the experience of purchasing a standard frame for a family photo to put on a shelf at home. The comparison of this to high-quality custom framing is a very different thing with markedly different results. Good framing takes time and a fair measure of experience by skilled craftsmen, utilizing costly production equipment and tools to insure the best results. 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 20-30 minute (average) design consultation time we spend helping each client!
Q: I have a old frame, glass etc. that I wish to re-purpose for a different work of art. Will you cut a new mat and re-fit all into my frame?
A: In some cases we can re-purpose old frames but there are limits and restrictions. Using “supplied” materials usually comes with its own set of problems that make it necessary for extra handling charges to be added. Full assessment (in person) is a necessity.
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: Although we do not offer any hanging services at this time, 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
start around $265.00.
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