Most customers rely on us to deal with the technical aspects of framing. Some like to do the learning themselves. Rather than burden every website visitor with more information than they need, we’ve added the following pages of nut & bolts for those who want to read further on selected topics.
At BlackBird Frame & Art, we aim to provide the appropriate level of care for your art or object. This means using preservation techniques and materials to the extent warranted by the project, based on the value and condition of the art or object as well as the client’s needs and concerns for preservation. Expense is certainly an issue that may affect a client’s decisions, but we make every attempt to provide impartial advice on this matter. Certainly, there could be instances where we would decline to frame an item in a manner inappropriate to its current or potential value — monetary or otherwise. However, it is our experience that clients, with almost no exception, share our concern for preservation and seek to take the necessary steps.
Obviously the degree of attention to preservation varies considerably, as some items have no value and are meant only for temporary use and display (government-mandated postings in a business, for example). The need for maximum care is self-evident in the case of art that has significant monetary value, or objects of great sentiment. Between these extremes lie some gray areas.Items of limited or uncertain value pose issues that must be addressed by both the framer and our client. Some examples:
In short, the methods and materials used to frame each item are dictated by a variety of factors, including not only the nature of the object being framed, but also the client’s needs and preferences.
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"What a beautiful presentation of the Dulcimer that you have done for us. It’s so elegant, classic and many other forms of expression too numerous to mention. Many thanks for your support of our Folk Heritage Committee’s endeavor to continue providing quality entertainment to thousands of folks FREE!"
"I received my mirrors safe and sound. Wow…they are awesome! While the pictures you sent were accurate in every way, it doesn’t compare to seeing them in person. The guy who made these does incredible work."
"We are so pleased with the frame you made for our flower painting." "You went to a lot of trouble to get the frame right." "We like your work so much that our daughter in Atlanta brought her painting to you, too."
"I am always so proud of the presentation of my paintings and never fail to tell who framed them and how well BlackBird works with me to please." "Thanks!"
"I went to Michael’s for framing because someone gave me a coupon for 40% off." "When I got there, there was a 55%-off special on custom framing, so I chose a frame expecting a reasonable price." "The discounted price was $189." " I was shocked that the regular price for a frame like that would have been around $400!" "At BlackBird, I found an incredible selection and the non-discounted prices for several great options were between $100-$150 with premium glass and a better quality mat."
"You guys do an amazing job at Blackbird – I only wish that I had started working with you years earlier instead of fumbling around with so many other framers." "I am happy to promote what I think is excellence in the field."
"Thanks for another first-class job of framing for exhibition." "The work looks fabola!"
"I rely on the expertise, creativity and guidance of your talented staff to produce beautiful results that will bring daily enjoyment of my wall art." "I especially appreciate that you treat every piece – whether an inexpensive poster or print, or a masterpiece – with care and attention." "I’ll never go back to craft store “discount” framing when BlackBird can create a beautiful piece of art for nearly the same cost. Your studio is a local treasure."
"The BlackBird Team did an exceptional job framing all our photos with such care and style." "Their professionalism is outstanding."