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To Frame or Not to Frame?
« on: January 09, 2013, 12:22:52 PM »
Greetings to all,


Got two questions I need help with?


 1) I do not frame my photographic prints, because of the added shipping cost, and the fact I have no idea how that frame will look in any room you place it in? Do you think this might affect my sales?


2) If I offered my photographic prints mounted and matted, do you think that would be a good selling point?


Thanks in advance for your comments


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Re: To Frame or Not to Frame?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 12:34:56 PM »
Why not offer them both ways, with or without mounting and matting?  You could have 2 price options.  At art shows, I generally see prints offered matted. 
By the way, I looked at your shop.  Love your work!

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Re: To Frame or Not to Frame?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 01:37:47 PM »
Thank you Uniqlets for the suggestion. I think I will offer the mounded and matted ones also.

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Re: To Frame or Not to Frame?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 02:04:25 PM »
Hello! I agree with Lisa(Uniqlets) I have seen photos offered matted. I don't think it will hinder your sales if you don't.


I sell art prints of my paintings at art shows and fairs, I do not mat first, people are picky and wish choose their own colors anyway.


I do present them in clear resealable acid free bags with a nice stiff backing to prevent bending, that way if they take 6 months of so to frame, the print is still clean, and crease free.
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Re: To Frame or Not to Frame?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 02:58:57 PM »
Thank you for your comment Lisa. Do you know a good online source for clear resealable acid free bags?

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Re: To Frame or Not to Frame?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 03:06:06 PM »
I'm sorry Lias,


I had a senior moment. My question about resealable bags was meant for Nancy.

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Re: To Frame or Not to Frame?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 04:59:58 PM »
Don't worry about it, I have many senior moments.
I'm sorry Lias,


I had a senior moment. My question about resealable bags was meant for Nancy.

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Re: To Frame or Not to Frame?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 11:51:25 AM »
 :laugh: :laugh: I have those "moments" all the time:) I get mine at Hobby Lobby store. I have seen them on Ebay also but never ordered them.