Why would you or should you use a professional picture framer for your art work?
A professional framer can help you choose the best mat for your artwork. You can ask all those questions running around in your head and receive good, easy to understand answers. There are so many framing options that you will get lost trying to pick the best frame for your photo and budget You obviously spent hard earned money on the artwork so you don't want to put it in a cheap frame that won't last. So you see, there are some good reasons for using a professional framer. The next question is how do you find a good professional framer?
The best and perhaps obvious starting point is to do an internet search for your local area. I just moved and am currently looking for a good framer. I have located two that have good reviews. They both offer the same basic services. So how will I choose? I am planning to go and visit them at their place of business. I find that spending a little time in the shop helps me. As a photographer I want someone I can build a relationship with. Both businesses on my list work with local galleries, other local photographers and have great reviews by both. So for me it will come down to the relationship. Be sure and check out their warranty. Do they stand behind their work?
Did you know there is a Professional Picture Framer Association? Check to see if your local shop is a member.
It is also helpful to know that many frame shops have a DIY option. This is less expensive than having the framer do all the work. Plus they are around to answer questions and give you advice. They want your DIY experience to be successful.
There is a lot to consider when framing your photos or artwork. The frame, matting, glass, backing, all of it can be confusing. Your friendly local professional framer can help you get that stunning photograph ready to hang.