Upload & Sell: Off
Sid Ceaser wrote:
When I frame my photographs or other peoples artwork for my home, I buy from www.americanframe.com and piece it together myself when they arrive.
I have a complete shop, including a Lion miter trimmer for furniture moldings, and I can make and assemble frames of good quality. But the time and effort involved aren't worth it to me. The icing on the cake is the mat. Without a GOOD mat cutter (my friend's cost almost $700) and some skill it's possible but difficult to match the quality of American Frame (and many others, I'm sure). And when you try 8-ply museum board at $40/sheet and screw up--that part's almost certain--it hurts. Mail-order acrylic is cheaper and more accurately cut than I can get locally, too.
American Frame is quick, reasonable, has never made a mistake in my orders, and offers a wide variety of boards and frames. For exhibits, I have a set of frames with just two or three window sizes, and I swap out my standard size prints. Helps to keep some variety on my own walls, too.
No connection with American Frame; just a customer.