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Ready-Made frames for all the pictures your children create at kindy and school

As picture framers we’ve come across this problem more than once and with lots of customers, mostly mums. It can be a bit of problem because children can be so prolific and custom picture framing is relatively expensive. It’s quite common for the little darlings to come home waving their latest painting and asking you can you please, please, “put it up for them” for them?  So how do you “put up” their art? Most school art is done on white newsprint or white butcher’s paper and nearly always in odd sizes. Further problems sometime arise when children start wanting different frames with little Johnny wanting blue frames and little Jane wanting pink ones. Of course, if you’ve just won the lottery, then you can afford to custom frame everything Johnny and Jane bring home, but this isn’t a realistic option available to most people. So what will you do? What we suggest our ... 

 
What's a good idea to save money on picture frames and picture framing ?

Simple! When you go online to buy your P.O.D. (Print on Demand) posters and prints, or you simply print your own photos, certificates or other art, do so in standard or co mmon sizes, like the A series. These sizes are widely used and manufacturers make Ready-Made picture frames for them in bulk. These are much cheaper than custom picture frames or custom photo frames. The main reason why this is so is because these Ready-Made frames are mass-produced in their hundreds, if not thousands.  While on this subject, please read our other, useful, money-saving tips and thrifty buying advice detailed in our other post What's the main difference between Custom-Made and Ready-Made picture frames. Lastly, given the discounting trend that has become entrenched in the picture framing industry, we suggest that you shop only where picture framers...

 
What's the main difference between Custom-Made and Ready-Made picture frames?

The price. Custom picture frames are made one at a time, usually with better-quality materials, to exactly suit and fit customer's artwork. Both labour and materials cost more so the price will be higher. Ready-made picture frames on the other hand, are produced in mass, often with common-quality materials, to approximately suit the 20 or so most common picture framing and .. With regard to custom frames, the framer chooses each component of a custom picture frame individually and customizes it according to the customer's instructions. The customer has probably chosen a specific frame (moulding) which can be wood or metal, and also glazing backing, matting and ...