Why Custom Framing?

Posted by MK Quinlan on Sep 18, 2015

For those of you trying to decide between a $25 ready-made frame and a $55 custom frame from Simply Framed, you may wonder what makes our custom frames worth the extra $30. We’ve got three reasons:

Whether you’re framing a $20 concert poster or a $1,000 limited edition photograph, that art is a reflection of you, your tastes, and the time you’re living in. A custom frame is the only way to guarantee that your art will be preserved for generations to come. To ensure that your art lasts a lifetime, Simply Framed uses acid-free mats and kraft paper backing, in addition to durable plexiglass that protects against 89% of UV rays and 92% of all light.

Simply Framed and Gray Malin via Jana Bek Design
An oversized Gray Malin photograph framed by Simply Framed for @janabekdesign.

Custom Frames also look better, and make your art look better, too.  Ever purchase an 8x10 plastic ready-made for your 8x10 photograph, only to find that you’ve got to force the art into it, creating bubbles and distortions in the image? Not awesome.

When we receive your art at Simply Framed, we measure it, making sure that the frame you’ve purchased online is the correct size for the work you’ve sent in. If it’s not, or if we have recommendations for a different mat or frame style than you’ve chosen, we reach out to you. It’s one of the biggest compliments that we’ve received since launching our business: we answer your questions before you even know to ask them.

Why Custom Framing?

Each custom frame that we deliver to you is hand-assembled in our frame shop specifically for the art you’ve sent in, ensuring the perfect fit. We also offer 24 timeless frame styles, so you can feel confident that your art won’t fall victim to a framing fad.

Simply Framed's Popular Custom Frame Styles
A few of our most popular custom frame styles.

Lastly, we take pride in the expertise of our team, whose over 100 years of combined experience in the custom framing business means you’re in good hands. If you have questions about the style of frame you’ve chosen, your mat selection (check out Simply Framed's Guide to Mat Styles for a quick primer), or mounting options don't hesitate to reach out to us at 

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