The prices quoted are for unframed prints delivered in shipping tubes. It’s far better for you to buy an unframed print and let your local framing shop frame it for you. That way you can choose the size of the frame and matting you’d like and that will blend most harmoniously with your decor.
I recommend you have mattes cut ¼ inch smaller than the actual dimensions of the printed image. (Many frame shops have a ‘standard’ cut of ½ inch smaller, but this obscures too much of the image, in my opinion, and any professional framer should be able to mount a photo in a matte with an eighth of an inch to spare on each side.) I also recommend that you matte over the signature. It always seems a bit pretentious to me to see photos mounted so signatures are revealed, but it’s your call.
I’m a photographer, not a framer, but I know sometimes people need full service, so I’m willing to offer a couple of ‘standard’ framing options. Keep in mind I don’t have my own framing shop or tools. I don’t have a warehouse to store frames and supplies. I don’t get discounts from local frame shops, and shipping framed art is monstrously expensive. Then I have to spend about half a day getting the work done with two separate trips to the framing store. I hope this partially explains why these prices are so high, and why I strongly recommend you purchase unframed prints and have them framed yourself.
Both options below are for black frames with white mattes. (This is the ‘standard’ photo frame.) I can’t guarantee an exact look, or the contour of the frame edge, as I’m at the mercy of my local framing shop as to what’s available on any particular day. However I will choose the simplest available, as this is traditional for mounting photographs. The sizes listed are the ‘matte size,’ sometimes also called the ‘glass size.’ The frames will be slightly larger than this. The mattes will appear slightly smaller as part is hidden under the frame edge to give a clean look. These frames will be covered with glass or plexiglass, but I can’t guarantee which it will be. Mattes and backing will be archival- pH neutral, sometimes called ‘acid free.’
As for sizes I offer two. In my opinion photos mounted in larger frames look better, but smaller frames allow you to put more works on the same wall space.
24”x18” framing- $280 (This price is for framing only. It includes the archival matte and mounting the separately purchased photo, and insured shipping in the contiguous United States in a new shipping box)
30”x20” framing- $345 (This price is for framing only. It includes the archival matte and mounting the separately purchased photo, and insured shipping in the contiguous United States in a new shipping box)
If you’re buying more than one print and framing, but not having every one framed, please put a note in the PayPal ‘note’ field as to which catalog number(s) should be framed.
While I guarantee my prints I don’t guarantee the framing, other than it will be done in a professional manner and arrive undamaged. If it’s damaged in transit please keep all shipping materials, as they will be necessary for an insurance claim.