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Fine Art Framing: Al Young Studios' custom framing services for original artworks and giclees (overview)


Custom  framing
custom  framing
We have framed our own artworks for more than 25 years, and during that time we have provided a variety of framing services to patrons upon request.  For various reasons--including constant change in the availability of moulding styles--we cannot offer off-the-shelf framing options or response times typically associated with such a service.  Of necessity, all of our framing projects are custom projects that are priced, completed, and billed accordingly.  For example, inasmuch as the Studios does not maintain a selection of off-the-shelf moulding options, moulding styles actually available at the time of a request for information about framing options must be researched.  Consequently, the research and consultation associated with such a request are billed as consultation.

Of course, services are neither performed nor billed without a prior and mutual understanding between the patron and the Studios.  The Studios does not embark upon research or consultation without an understanding that the services are billable.  One of the major objectives of research and consultation at the outset is to clarify patron tastes, objectives, and budget, as well as costs and timeline associated with the project.

Shipping is another crucial feature of project planning.  If the patron cannot pick up the frame or the framed artwork from the Studios, shipping (including packaging and transport) remains the responsibility of the patron.  The Studios has worked with independent carriers who serve some of the nation's leading art museums, and although we can provide the patron with information concerning our experience with such carriers, the selection, payment, and outcome for such services are the patron's responsibility.  We have also worked with patrons who either have their own carrier capability or with independent carrier(s) of the patron's choice.  In any case, the Studios cannot be responsible for packaging or shipping frames; original oil paintings; framed original oil paintings; or framed, limited-edition lithographs.  We do, however, ship unframed, limited-edition lithographs.

The following information is provided for customers interested in the high-end, custom framing services available from Al Young Studios.  All moulding styles are subject to change, being presented here only as typical of the kind of museum-quality framing we provide.  All frames are finished ready-to-hang.  Small frames arrive with mounted, sawtooth hangers.  Medium and large frames arrive with either French cleats or screw-eyes and wire in place already (as previously determined in consultation with the patron).

Click here to peruse articles featuring a small selection of Studios' framing projects.

Please contact us if you are interested in our custom framing services and your requirements consist with the foregoing criteria.

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