When it comes to presenting art in the best possible way, there are lots of different elements to consider. The quality and size of the print, the lighting, visual surroundings, print finish – a lot goes into ensuring that what you have created looks exceptional in the setting at hand, be it a gallery, craft fair, cafe or public building.
The way that many artists are pushing the impact of their work further is by opting for bespoke framing for their work. Framing prints is an often overlooked tool that can be used to elevate a piece of artwork, and one that when done badly, can actively detract from the image. When it is done professionally and in a way that is bespoke to the desires of the artist and needs of the image, it can not only protect the art, but elevate the value and underline the expression of the piece.
If you’re an artist who has yet to make the most of bespoke framing to enhance the visual impact of your art, perhaps the following will persuade you to add this particular tool to your artistic armoury:
The Importance Of Framing
Frames help to protect art, and thinking practically, framing so that it is bespoke to your specific image needs gives the work the best possible chance of being properly protected. No moving, no budging – the art is protected in full.
Importantly, the frame can bring so much more to the table aside from the functional benefits of protection.
Bespoke framing can pull out certain tones, or colours, textures and details within the art if the frame is chosen well. If it is chosen poorly, it could, of course, detract from the art.
A bespoke framing service for fine art can offer suggestions as to the kind of frame that could pull more from the image. It may also be where the art ends up that impacts the kind of frame that is used.
Often a more plain frame is used for art that is displayed somewhere like a gallery, so that the focus is the art. Art that is being sold at a craft fair or other B2C scenarios can actively be worth more with a distinctive frame, as the buyer might want the whole ‘ready to put up’ package, particularly if your art is being bought as a gift. In this scenario, a beautiful frame could well allow you to charge double than the amount you charge for a print alone, and with over 37 million people in the UK currently buying craft, it’s not a small market to tap into and could be a lucrative way for you to fund your creative business.
Additionally, a distinctive and well-fitted frame can add to the artistic expression you want to put across with the image itself. It can enhance your concept, perhaps if the images are part of a themed set, or form part of a larger display that calls for certain shades, textures, tones or framing details.
Choosing The Right Frame
Your priority above all else should be choosing a high quality frame that is bespoke to your image. This ensures the artwork is properly protected, and that the frame itself does not damage the image. This is especially important with high quality prints, and painted fine art where any damage will be costly.
Choosing a trusted bespoke framing service offering high quality printing and framing products is a strong start to choosing the right frame to do your artwork justice. Additionally, you’ll want to consider the following:
- Frame Materials – wood, metal, plastic, ceramic – what texture brings out your artwork and suits the art setting? Are the materials of the right level of quality to reflect your personal brand?
- Frame Structure – do you need a mount board? Is the glass UV protective? How broad is the frame? How thick is the frame?
- Frame Visual – is the colour, tone and style of the frame reflective of your artistic vision for the image? Does it fit the setting it is going into? Is the frame classic or contemporary, and does that match the art? Is contrast suitable here?
If you don’t know what to consider for framing because your fine art being printed and framed is completely new to you, do lean on the expertise of the fine art framing company and they will be more than happy to discuss your options with you.
Why Not Do It Yourself?
Ultimately, professional framing enables you to have the best possible results, compared to a lengthy and challenging process trying to do it yourself. For a competitive price you can have your framing done to the highest standards, and you can also benefit from:
- Print on demand services with bespoke framing to match
- Over 1000 frame choices and colours depending on who you choose for bespoke framing
- A choice of anti-reflective glass to compliment your prints
- Framing for a wide range of standard formats (4 x 6 inches – 40 x 50 inches), panoramic formats (4 x 30 inches – 30 x 60 inches) and A sizes (A5 to A0)
- A competitively priced, easy service with fantastic results
- The potential for your images to have enhanced visual and financial value
Why Not Speak To A Trusted Bespoke Framing Service Today?
With the help of a fantastic bespoke framing service you can ensure your artwork is not just seen, but that it makes a real impact on the environment it is displayed in. With framing on demand services available in addition to high quality fine art print on demand, a huge range of frame material choices, shade and size options, bespoke framing is the perfect way to enhance the visual impact of your beautiful artwork.
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