Ready Made Frames Vs. Custom Picture Frames – How To Always Get The Right

Home-and-Family If you want to choose the right photo frame for your picture, you need to learn the difference between "ready made" frames and "custom" picture frames. This may seem like an obvious thing to do, but understanding these differences can make a big difference in how much you spend on your frame. Ready made frames are manufactured, assembled and packaged in a warehouse or factory. They are designed for retail sales. Ready-made frames come with glass covers, backing and built-in framing hardware and are designed for either a tabletop or wall display. They’re available in a wide variety of standard picture sizes and are sold online or at retail, photography, or framing stores. Custom picture frames, on the other hand, are specially made to your specifications to fit your photograph or artwork. If you have an odd, non-standard sized piece a custom photo frame is what you need. They are usually used to frame art work, such as oil paintings or watercolors, poster size prints or enlarged photos. Custom frames give you the choice and flexibility of selecting a specific type of molding and have it assembled for you by a framer. With custom picture frames you have the option of using standard clear glass, or other types of surfaces like acrylic or UV glass. You can also select the type of hardware you want — – backing or bracket for a wall frame. A framer will assemble your picture in the custom frame and you will receive it ready to hang on your wall. Some framers consider this "ready to hang" convenience as a ready-made frame, but this is really a custom picture frame. Since custom made frames cost more than ready made frames, you need to be aware of the difference so you know how much you’re spending and why. When would you choose a custom made frame over a ready made picture frame? Because of the non-standard size of most custom artwork, a custom frame may be your only option for hanging your artwork on the wall. Custom picture frames can be made to accommodate the measurements of any artwork. And remember, that custom frames do require extra time and money to produce a finished framed piece. A ready-made frame makes a special gift for anyone who likes to display their favorite photos on a desktop, dresser or hung on a wall. Ready-made frames are very popular because of their versatility. Many ready-made frames include hanging hardware and an easel back stand that allows you to display them on a flat surface either vertically or horizontally. They are available in a variety of materials, finishes, colors, styles, themes and prices and are easy to customize. You can customize ready made frames by either adding a mat or having your frame engraved (if it’s a surface that can be engraved). When you have decided which type frame is best for your picture or artwork, it is time to start your search for the perfect frame. Now that you understand the difference between ready made and custom frames, you’ll feel confident in making the right selection for displaying your favorite photo or artwork. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: