Monday, February 14, 2011

Picture Framing is more than a utility

Framing is Art!  Choosing the right frame for a work of art or any treasure is specialty.  It requires a person who has artistic vision.  Someone who understands what an artist or photographer is saying in their art.  To enhance or elevate a piece to the importance it deserves requires a good eye and high skill.  The days have long passed, if they ever really existed, that the little black or plain stained wood frame is the go to frame for everything.  There are so many artistic choices that work better to bring out the beauty of the art.

Choose better - Choose THE FRAME PLACE

Our Beautiful Mirrors make a Great Reflection on You.

Mirrors are a great way to add light and style to your home.
     The moulding styles are endless as are the finishes you can have.  What's more is that you can have any size or shape you need for the space you want to use.  You won't find hundreds of pre-made thin mirrors with plastic frames on shelves like at the home centers.  We make it special just for you.
     We start with the best mirror in either beveled or flat.  Then we help you choose from our extensive selection of mouldings to suit your taste.  Then we finish up with sturdy backing boards and make it ready to hand securely.  
      Personalize your home to make it uniquely yours.

 Frame it Special- Frame it Here!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

50% off sales -Myth or Real?

     Let's begin by saying that the truth is -that it is 50% off  "their" regular price BUT not another framers' price.  What those discounters charge for the exact same moulding for instance we may charge less for at the start.  Hobby Lobby charges $15.95 per foot for a moulding we sell at $9.95 per foot!  That is 60% higher than us. You might wonder then how do you know how to choose a framer based on a fair price?  At THE FRAME PLACE we strive to be fair with our prices and set them based on overhead costs, product costs and a fair wage for our skill, talent and unique experience.  We've been serving The Mohawk Valley for over 33 years!  That we've been here this long proves customers are satisfied not only with our quality but find us priced fairly.  In fact we have had customers tell us all the time our price is right down the middle.  Some have found our pricing lower than their previous framers.
    Right from the start you lose with the discounter all the 33 years experience and talent we have to offer. All the counter clerks combined don't have that.  You also don't get the same care as we independents give because it is our living and reputation on the line.  Counter help comes and goes at the craft stores and they are not as motivated to do the same level of quality as we are.  In short the old saying " you get what you pay for" is true and sometimes less!  You really may not pay more at THE FRAME PLACE but for sure you will get so much more from us.  More than your money's worth!
      Individual price quotes from several framers are not indicators of who is more expensive or has a better price. If those quotes are based on all different design options.  You can't compare random custom framing designs any more than comparing on price alone a fine automobile like a BMW and a KIA. A discount framer may as easily offer a more expensive design than us, and we a less expensive one.  It is only when you compare apples to apples can you judge price.  We can show you a thousand different combinations of frames and designs for the same picture and you will get a thousand different  prices.  No matter the price outcome you need to look at skill, talent, examples of the craftsmanship, ask questions about construction and archival methods and have confidence that the framer can be trusted with your valuables!

Choose based on who can trust and offer you the best framing at a price you can afford - something we work very hard to provide!  

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Shadowboxes are a Specialty of ours!

Tim's Cub Scout uniform
It doesn't get better than this!   
We Can Frame Anything!
is a slogan we have used for years.  We have the Ideas that bring life and meaning to all your memorabilia projects.  No two are alike but each has one thing in common, it is framed and preserved to last.  No hot glue, weird adhesives, staples etc., that will ruin the work. Only the most up to date "Archival Methods" are used.   Pleasing Design rules the day too.  Few other framers have our vision for good artistic design or have mastered the technique to do this level of framing well.  You can trust us to help you through the many choices of mat colors and frame styles that will best suit your taste and budget while enhancing your project the best!  Keep an eye on our blog as we share more examples with you in the future!

Check out more shadowbox ideas here.

Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to our new blog; a great way to learn and ask questions about fine professional picture framing and art.  We will bring you topics we think you need to know about and post some fantastic projects we've done for our special customers.  Check back often and reply as others will certainly learn more too.  Check us out at for more great ideas and information!