Most people rarely turn to a frame shop because they are unaware of what a professional framer can do for them. Their services go much further than just framing the artwork or photograph.
Professionals are trained on how to care for and preserve these items. They walk you through the design process and can help you choose a design that is most suitable based on where the artwork will hang and what is going on in the piece. Along with such, they can also explain the differences between various mat styles, types of glass and which ones work best, and which mounting methods are suitable for your item.
Sometimes, people worry that a frame shop is geared toward making you spend more than necessary. Especially when you learn about the various mounting methods, mats, and other features, it can force you to get confused. However, framers are not there to spend your money needlessly; their primary goal is to find the right materials to frame your artwork. If you cannot afford a specific idea or option, you can always let them know, and they can work with you to find a more affordable and still suitable option.
At Amarisco Framing & Mounting, they have seemingly endless frame corners and mat samples, which can be slightly overwhelming to those who are not familiar with the process. However, they have got experts on hand to show you a few pieces. They listen to your explanation of the artwork or photo and why you want it framed. For example, if you just want it hung on the wall, you may not need a lot of expensive options. If you want something to protect against moisture and sunlight, they may recommend a different glass style. Regardless, a frame shop is there to help you pick the right frames and help your artwork look its best.