Black, white, scoopy, rounded or flat…? Oh that’s just a wee starter (not a starter you can eat though). No matter what you have to frame (we see some weird and interesting stuff) we’re going to find a solution that suits you. Our range of options is varied. We can also chop, alter or change the regular options. We often combine timber and aluminum to tone down finishes (especially bling bling gold) to make them more suitable. We’re a noisy bunch, if you’ve visited our shop you might have noticed a whirring, buzzing or banging going on, that’s because our workshop has all the right machines and more for customising to the truest extent. You may also hear someone having a “chat” with a machine about its behavior, sorry about that but sometimes machines need a little redirection…(can’t possibly be the operator setting something wrong) and they need a little “direction”.
The things you value are important to us, no matter the item we will treat it like our own. Our philosophy is pretty simple, we give a hoot and don’t plan to go away, the last thing we want is people coming in ten years from now all sad and droopy looking because we did something silly. That said, we also don’t plan to treat a $2 poster like a million-dollar heirloom (unless you want us to, and you would not be the first)
What can Custom Framing Cost?
There are many variations and types of frames available ranging from around $20 to well into the thousands. It is tricky to give accurate pricing without seeing a piece, it’s condition and understanding your expectations. That said, we get quite a lot of orders and have made a guide to give you an idea of what to expect based on the last few thousand pieces we’ve had through. These prices are just a rough guide as framing can have many options attached (glass, backings, hanging options, custom features etc). The best way to get an accurate quote is to come instore with what you are wanting framed.
Item to be framed
A1 Canvas in frame
A1 Canvas on frame
A0 Canvas in frame
A0 Canvas on frame
Medals & Photo
Broken glass or glass upgrade? Has the frame fallen off the wall and broken? Paint chipping? Needs new backing? Would like to upgrade the hanging system or new string?
We are specialists in our frame creation, and that includes restoration! If the frame has special meaning to you and you are not wanting a new frame, we will do our absolute best to bring it back to it’s glory days. It costs nothing to chat to us about your options – if coming in to see us isn’t easy for you – send us a photo via email.
Matboards for Artists & Photographers
Do you want to display photos & art easily for resale? Contact us for ideas on the best way to quickly arrange bulk displays or exhibitions at prices that will not require your Bank Manager to approve! From a simple foam backing with cellophane or a resealable bag through to rag mounted and matted options for the ultimate presentation.
Picture Framing Supplies
We offer a basic range of supplies for DIY as well as resellers and offer services for mat cutting or chopping and joining your own frames (conditions do apply). There are lots of different hanging options, we have many for sale hereand we also offer installation services.
Our workshop can produce large volumes of finished frames. We have a variety of options suitable for awards, certificates or sports shirts. Photographers and Artists creating a full exhibition of work is easy and we can arrange everything! Just chat to us about your ideas and we will make them happen.
What is Preservation Framing & Do I Really Need It?
The key question as to if this is required… Will this item hold monetary or sentimental value to you, your family or collectors?
Preservation picture framing is also sometimes called Conservation or Museum framing. It refers to using materials that are known to not be harmful or become harmful to the contents of the picture frame over time. This type of picture framing continues to evolve and we are connected with industry groups to remain up to date with new information and standards.
If artwork is not framed in preservation style, it would degrade faster. Commonly this is seen as fading or yellowing of paper but objects can suffer other physical damage that removes or lower the resale value or lifespan. We use the correct products for the specific item being framed, not all products are suitable for everything. Loss of value or beauty may occur if the incorrect products are used. Preservation framing is your best option, not only for protecting your precious images but also for fully enhancing them.
Many matboards are made to be very long-lasting and feature colours that fade much less than cheap alternatives suited for short term display. They may also be Acid and lignin free, or have cotton cores that remain pure and clean. Attributes such as this will maintain the aesthetics of your framed pieces for years to come.
Protection from UV light damage with a glass designed for framing pictures blocks the most damaging ultraviolet rays which can dramatically slow fading.