Your questions, answered. October 20 2016, 0 Comments

Having your photographs or artwork framed can be an intimidating task…we try to take the mystery out of the process. Here are the answers to some often heard questions.

How much will it cost? 

Cost depends on a few things: size of the piece, mat board selection, how many mat layers, frame selection, and glass selection. With that said, every different mat color and every different frame has a different cost so we will have to find the mat color and frame to match your piece before we can give you a quote.

For tighter budgets, we do have a range of metal frames and bonanza wood (pressed wood) frames that could work well with the piece you are framing.

When can I have it?

Our typical turn around time for framing is 2-3 weeks depending on how busy we are. With that being said, if you need something sooner, just talk to us and we might be able to work something out if you are in a pinch.

What do you think?

We will give you an honest opinion about the frames and mats that are laid out so that your piece will truly look its best.

Shouldn’t it match my wall color?

Yes and no. You should always mat and frame your piece so that the piece looks it absolute best. That may not be the same mat color as your wall or the same wood as your coffee table but if the piece looks it’s absolute best, it will guaranteed look great in any room you put it in.

You also do want to keep in mind the colors that are going to be around it for example if the wall is dark blue, you wouldn’t want to use a slightly different dark blue colored frame. Instead you could use colors like gold or white to make it stand out.

Will the mat and frame help conserve my piece?

Everything we use here is of archival quality and acid free. We also always keep your piece away from the glass using either a mat or spacers so that moisture doesn’t build up. The craft paper backing prevents dust or bugs from getting inside the frame and hurting the piece. 

Why Lumiere Photo?

We offer custom framing design and will work with you to find the best framing solution for your piece and your budget. Our materials are of the highest quality and the job will be in the hands of an experienced, in-house framer.