Do I really need a custom frame? This is a question we hear a lot at Frame Warehouse. Honestly, the answer to that question is another question! What would you like to frame?

Ready-Made vs. Custom Framing

In order to determine whether custom framing is right for you, it’s beneficial to know the difference between ready-made and custom frames.

Ready-made frames are manufactured en masse, in standard sizes and come with basic frame, glass or acrylic, and backing. These can be a great solution for inexpensive prints, color-pops, or items you know you will change out regularly. We carry a great selection of high-quality, ready-made frames at Frame Warehouse, simply ask our experts and we can help you determine what’s right for you!

Custom framing is an option that is customized to your art piece, your décor, even size! From framing that treasured autographed jersey or military uniform to priceless works of art or your child’s handprint, we can (and have) frame it all. Custom framing involves choosing the frame, molding, matte, glass, and backing. With thousands of choices and combinations, our experts can advise you as to what will work best for your piece. For instance, will you be hanging your watercolor painting in a sunny area? You may want to choose UV protected glass to prevent fading. Are you framing an odd-sized, multi-dimensional sculpture? We can select a frame that will lend itself well to a shadow-box and build it according to your measurements. Best of all, we can turn most items around in under a week! While it’s true that custom framing can cost a little more when it comes to expensive artwork or unique memorabilia the value that custom framing provides lasts a lifetime.

Do you have a photo or piece of artwork you would like to preserve but are unsure of the best way to frame it? Drop by one of Frame Warehouse’s 12 framing locations in North and South Carolina and let our experts guide you!