3 Reasons Why Custom Framing is the Best Choice
These days you can customize almost anything – cars, suits, shirts, purses, and cabinets to name just a few. Your barista can even customize your coffee hundreds of different ways. Yet, when it comes time to frame your prized collection, expensive painting or treasured photos do you drive down to the local big-box store and buy an off-the-shelf frame?
Off-the-shelf, standard frames have their place. But, when you’re framing something that really matters, nothing can compare to the versatility and quality of custom framing.
In fact, there are three key differences between custom framing and the off-the-shelf frames found at big-box stores. Only a professional frame shop can provide the selection and expertise you need to create a truly custom piece.
Custom frame shops offer a selection of materials that big-box stores simply can’t match. At Four Star Framing, we have thousands of frame and matting options. Our frames range from modern to Baroque, rustic to refined. Matting is available in nearly any color desired.
Custom framing enables you to display and protects images of any size and many different types of objects.
Four Star Framing’s large selection means that there are literally millions of possible frame and mat combinations from which to choose. With our help, finding just the right combination of materials, colors, and textures for your project is no problem.
Off-the-shelf frames with pre-cut mats come in standard sizes. If your piece is anything other than a standard size, you’ll need a custom frame. Unless, of course, you want to trim or permanently alter your piece.
Likewise, if you want to display a three-dimensional object such as a graduation cap or jewelry only a custom frame will do the job.
Different types of art require their own special treatment. A professional knows that canvases, textiles, and posters should not be handled in the same manner.
Three-dimensional objects require a framer with specialized knowledge of how to secure and display a wide variety of items.
Similarly, rare or valuable art must be mounted and framed with utmost care and the right materials. A professional framer will have the materials needed to preserve and protect your art including acid-free mats, mounting boards, linen tape and museum quality glass.
Professional expertise, however, involves more than having the technical skill needed to assemble your framed piece.
When faced with so many options and combinations of materials and colors, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. You need a “trained eye” to help focus your options and create the perfect look.
At Four Star Framing we specialize in “framing with an artist’s eye.” That means whether you’re framing a family photo, heirloom, sports jersey, painting or creating a shadowbox, we’ll help make it special.