There is No Need to Overpay for Framing

Just this morning, I had a well known art conservator come into my studio to get a sketch framed.  It was medium to large in size.  He inquired about a nice solid wood black frame, high quality 99% UV filtering glass, a thick 8 ply 100% Museum Grade cotton rag matting with 4 ply  100% Museum Grade cotton rag backing and a final backing in 100% Museum Grade corrugated backing.

He wanted my regular price. I stated about $250 to $300, depending on the frame and measurements based on matting size.

He said “Really?”.  He took to a frame shop in Washington, DC to get the work done.    The Price?    $750!

By the way, the materials they used left a tone shading from the matting (wood pulp, no doubt)

Ann Landers once said, “Nobody can take advantage of you without your permission”.     So true then, so true now!

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