Custom picture frames vs. discount pictures?
If you are like most people, when you want to frame your photos, artwork, memorabilia or posters, this question arises.
In this article, you will discover why picture frames are not all the same. In fact, discount frames and custom pictures frames both have their specific purposes, customers and consumer markets.If you are in NY or even in places like Scarsdale and White Plains, and are looking for picture, photo or art frames, there seems to be endless stores to buy from or online.
In fact, the picture framing industry has been experiencing a boom in the last 5 years. The reason is that almost everyone takes pictures today. There is a camera on your phone, your tablet and computer. In addition, many people email and text pictures back and forth. This has led to more people needing picture frames now more than ever.
Have you ever wondered why some picture frames cost $5 and some frames cost thousands of dollars? If you walk the streets of midtown Manhattan or even Astoria, Queens, there are picture frames being sold on street corners and in stores like Walmart, Target and Michaels. While other less known places, have custom frames, like Heritage Frame & Picture Co. have walls full of frames that need to be fitted and assembled costing much more than $5.
Could you imagine paying $3,000 for a piece of art and then framing it in a $15 frame? That is the reason many of our art framing customers in Armonk, Chappaqua and Scarsdale call us to custom frame their artwork. Art collectors and those who appreciate art, realize the frame is part of the art and the feeling it invokes. Of course, it is not the price of the frame that makes it a match to the artwork, it is the quality of the frame. Hence, the higher the quality the more the frame costs.
If you said no to the above questions, then you already understand why custom made picture, art and photo frames cost more than mass produced discount frames.
With most of our picture framing customers in New York, Westchester County as well as throughout the 5 NYC boroughs of Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and of course, Manhattan, we answer those question all the time.
Many of our competitors who sell picture frames in Queens, Manhattan as well as Scarsdale, Chappaqua, White Plains and Pound Ridge - offer cheap low quality picture frames. While we, Heritage Frame & Picture Co. (www.HeritageFrame.com) only sell high quality custom picture and art frames. We have been in the custom framing, art restoration and art installation business for almost 140 years. And we are proud to say that pictures we framed more than 100 years ago, are still sitting in those frames today.
Why choose a custom picture frame by Heritage Frame & Picture Co. over mass produced, discounted retail frames?
To being with, our custom picture frames are of much higher quality than mass produced frames. Many of our customers- banks, law firms, restaurants, art galleries, museums, corporations and interior designers- want picture frames that enhance the artwork and provide long term durability. In fact, the picture frame is as important as their furnishings, their services and their reputation. All of this represents their brand and their customers experience.
Another important point to make when comparing discounted retail frames to custom framing is that it’s possible to depreciate the value and enjoyment of a photo or artwork because of the quality of the materials used to make the frame and the cheap look of the frame.
The truth is, custom picture frames by Heritage Frame & Picture Co are better than mass retail picture frames.
Before you get concerned, no, Heritage Frame is not going to sell you a picture frame for the cost of a luxury car ( unless you want one created exclusively for you).
What Heritage Frame & Picture Co will do is help you customize a high quality picture frame that compliments your art, photo or painting while enhancing its value and appreciation.
Custom Picture Frames are a worthwhile investment. In fact, this is a good time of the year to give art, photos and posters as gifts. Framing these make the gift even more special and complete.
Heritage Frame has been designing and installing custom frames for almost 140 years. Our custom framing, art restoration and art installation services are backed by a 4th generation company whose experience far exceeds other custom framing companies.
Furthermore, we pick and ship everywhere.
We also guarantee of work and even make house calls.
And we give free custom picture frame, art installation and art restoration quotes and estimates.
Yes, our customer service includes meeting you at your home or office, during the day or after hours and weekends. We are that dedicated to you, our customer.
Our business has survived almost 140 years because we don’t just sell picture frames, we give high quality customer service with a high quality product.