Often I am asked what are the differences and considerations in choosing between using a custom framing designer, like The Village Frame Shop, versus an art/craft/hobby shop like one finds at malls and shopping centers. Customized face to face service and attention to details brings you to these points:
- Your happiness is the best reason for choosing a talented designer who can make the custom picture framing experience enjoyable. Custom picture framing is an art form in of itself. People purchase artworks because it makes them feel something special inside or the subject matter is important and meaningful to them.
- You trust an expert to guide you through the process of selecting the best frame moulding, mat, glass, and finishing materials which compliment the artwork not compete with it. A skilled designer has a great eye for quickly pulling selections for your consideration and educates you on what quality measures support the needs of the piece you are working with. Each work order is unique as is the buyer and artwork.
- You expect more for custom framing as it is an investment which increases the value of the piece you are working with. Your designer will help you make the best decision for your budget, your personal style, and your color and textural elements of the piece being framed. It is a joy to work with a designer who cares as much as you do about your art investment.
- You want a professional handling your artwork with kit gloves and takes proper measures in protecting your investment. Your designer will properly store, insure, and guard against careless damage. Be sure to convey all known defects and document the condition of your project in writing with an agreed goal of what you want. This is your investment and you want to enjoy it for many years.
- You are important and your time is valuable. An excellent designer will take notice of your special requests and do their best to accommodate your needs. You want your custom framer to be honest and realistic with how long the order will take for completion. Assign a date and a means for pick up or delivery if that is an option. Shipping options are available upon request.
- You support local businesses for a sustainable community and a level of excellence which benefits all: you, the service provider, vendors, and the integrity of commerce in action. Thank you for keeping professionals employed, they provide a better quality of life for all.