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Your framed prints
« on: April 18, 2013, 04:28:09 PM »

It is interesting that we always seem to post only our photos by themselves, and never in the context of a mat and frame. I created these mockups --not the final product definitely-- for a friend who wants to buy a couple framed prints from me. I wanted to give her an idea of what the entire thing would look like. The thin black lines are only to show the inner edge of the mat; they will not print.

The frame width here is approx 33"

What are your thougths on frames? I generally prefer this simple black style.

Any thoughts on these (e.g., ideas for how they could be improved) would be welcomed.

I would also like to see everyone else's framed prints--either photos of them, mockups or whatever.



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Re: Your framed prints
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 05:33:08 PM »

I think this is a great idea. A lot of potential print buyers are interested in the entire package and how it will look on their wall. I know this drives some photographers nuts, me included, because we think the image should be "the thing." Still, there you have it.
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Re: Your framed prints
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 06:40:02 PM »

A good matting and framing job can add considerably, enhancing rather than detracting from the image.

I tend to frame mine in a similar style to Kevin, but I use narrower black frames.

By the way, those are two very nice images, Kevin.

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Re: Your framed prints
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 09:21:11 PM »

Lots of plusses and minuses with showing framed work. If it isn't good quality it degrades the image and its value. If it is good quality the total price is higher and that may turn folks off. But the biggest problem is that you are making the buyer's decision regarding color of matte and frame and they may not tell you that your choice sucks but simply walk away. I happen to like the framed examples shown here. But I also happen to know that black frames and white mats may not be the best possible choices for the general art show type of buyer. Here's why I say that--granting that my experience may differ from others here. My best selling gallery sells about 70% painting prints, and 30% photography prints. They cater to weekend crowds in their venue of 10,000-30,000 per day. They mat and frame about 100 pieces per week. Most are double, triple, and quadruple mats with non-wood frames. All mats and frames are chosen to work in nearly any decor and color scheme. 98% of their sales are impulse sales with 2% opting for custom framing not on display. They never use black frames with plain white mats. Their experience has been that each print can be enhanced with the proper matting and framing yet still fit most decorating situations. The black and white treatment just doesn't fit with the majority of their customers.

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