Framing Services

Framing Services in Tyler, TX

Framing Services 

Gold Leaf Gallery offers unique and cre­ative fram­ing ser­vices to show­case and pre­serve your mem­o­ries and heir­looms. Our job as your cus­tom fram­ing expert is a sim­ple one: to help you cre­ate a fram­ing solu­tion that best reflects your style, decor and your art. We do this with an empha­sis on pro­vid­ing you with an out­stand­ing expe­ri­ence while work­ing with­in a bud­get that is most com­fort­able for you. There is no job too big or too small.

Framing Services FAQ

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We try to make the expe­ri­ence as easy and pleas­ant as pos­si­ble. Usu­al­ly, we encour­age clients to give as much input as pos­si­ble – what you expect from the piece, what you pre­fer in style, etc ( for exam­ple where you expect to hang it – does it need to be larg­er than it is – what kind of pro­tec­tion will it need ). Our role is to guide and teach what is nec­es­sary to pro­tect and pre­serve your art­work. We will pro­vide you with options that suit your per­son­al aes­thet­ic and pro­vide you with choic­es that also fit your budget.

 

Art­work is framed not only to pre­serve the can­vas but also to enhance it, typ­i­cal­ly art­work isn’t usu­al­ly com­plete until it has been framed. Let’s take Charles Will­son Peale’s Trompe‑l’oeil Stair­way. This art­work con­sists of two young men ascend­ing a stair­case. What makes the art­work amaz­ing is the way it is framed – like an actu­al door­way with an actu­al step at the bottom.

The result­ing effect is the trans­for­ma­tion of the art­work into an illu­sion in which one believes they can pass through the art­work into anoth­er world. Imag­ine tak­ing a pho­to with this art­work, you would put one foot on the step and pro­ceed as if you are climb­ing up as well.

Clas­si­cal art­work was framed to cre­ate the tran­si­tion from the phys­i­cal loca­tion into the world of the paint­ing. It com­pletes and pro­tects the art­work while adding val­ue. With years of expe­ri­ence, you can count on us to expert­ly frame your pic­ture exact­ly the way you want it.

Though our qual­i­ty is high­er than oth­er frame shops, the short answer is NO.

To elab­o­rate: Our prices are stan­dard­ized and are at the nation­al aver­age. We are proud to say that as a result of our pur­chas­ing pow­er, we can actu­al­ly offer very com­pet­i­tive pric­ing. The prod­ucts we sell are con­sid­ered the best in the mar­ket. For exam­ple, we do NOT sell plas­tic or foam base frames that visu­al­ly are the same but are obvi­ous­ly a low­er qual­i­ty product.

Addi­tion­al­ly, we pur­chase from man­u­fac­tur­ers who are envi­ron­men­tal­ly respon­si­ble. That said, frame shops who con­sid­er them­selves our com­peti­tors will say they are “cheap­er” when in fact they are offer­ing less for less. Our frame shop ser­vices are offered at a very com­pet­i­tive price and our work is guar­an­teed. We know that is unique.

Con­ser­va­tion Fram­ing involves three things – not alter­ing the art­work, it must be reversible and must pre­serve and pro­tect the art­work from dam­ag­ing elements.

 

In many cas­es, yes. Sad­ly, in some cas­es, a frame can’t be repaired. We need to see the frame and actu­al­ly manip­u­late it to under­stand its integri­ty to make that deci­sion. Pho­tos help but are not enough to make a sound deci­sion. We kind­ly ask that you come to our frame shop for us to make that final deci­sion. How­ev­er, chang­ing out glass or mat­ting is usu­al­ly rel­a­tive­ly easy – as long as the frame is sound – mean­ing the cor­ners are strong enough to with­stand being tak­en apart and being rebuilt.

These are meant to pre­serve your art­work long term. They are tru­ly the best invest­ment for your art­work or fam­i­ly heirloom.

In most cas­es, we are hap­py to help. Our sys­tem allows us to put in basic dimen­sions and prod­ucts. We con­sid­er this a start­ing point and we will always encour­age you to come in or if it’s dif­fi­cult for you to get in, to have your art sent to us for eval­u­a­tion. Obvi­ous­ly, we need to see the art­work and mea­sure it to be cer­tain of spe­cif­ic details, so a quote is sim­ply an esti­mate that may have to be revised if new infor­ma­tion is obtained.

We do real­ize that our clients may shop at com­peti­tors and be look­ing for a cost-effec­tive solu­tion. Our expe­ri­ence in these mat­ters has been twofold. Either the end result is not the exact same prod­uct and mate­ri­als that we offer, or the qual­i­ty of work is not up to our high standards.

We wel­come com­pe­ti­tion but stand by the high stan­dards that our frame shop has set for our­selves. We will also not reduce our prices just to under­cut our com­pe­ti­tion. We respect our clients and our ven­dors as well as the pric­ing struc­tures we have in place. They are fair and our work will fol­low suit.

The result­ing effect is the trans­for­ma­tion of the art­work into an illu­sion in which one believes they can pass through the art­work into anoth­er world. Imag­ine tak­ing a pho­to with this art­work, you would put one foot on the step and pro­ceed as if you are climb­ing up as well.

Clas­si­cal art­work was framed to cre­ate the tran­si­tion from the phys­i­cal loca­tion into the world of the paint­ing. It com­pletes and pro­tects the art­work while adding val­ue. With years of expe­ri­ence, you can count on us to expert­ly frame your pic­ture exact­ly the way you want it.

YES! We can cus­tomize just about any frame we have in store to any cus­tom size to fit your needs.

Our stan­dard turn­around may be between 2–3 weeks. We have a great sys­tem in place which allows us to track all of our projects, which, by the way, are all com­plet­ed in house.

Some of our mold­ings are hand made and do require gold leaf or weld­ing (steel or oth­er met­als) which may delay times. We have an amaz­ing team of part­ners who work with us, and because of this extend­ed work, these types of jobs may require between 4–6 weeks to final completion.

Due to the nature of our work, most being ful­ly cus­tom fram­ing, we do require full pay­ment at the point of sale. 

We part­ner with a vari­ety of com­pa­nies that can han­dle the deliv­ery and even instal­la­tion if needed.

Over the years, we have sur­round­ed our­selves with some of the best paper, fab­ric, and art (can­vas or pan­el) con­ser­va­tors. We will be hap­py to assess your art in our frame shop and we can facil­i­tate restora­tion services.

Paper isn’t always flat. In many cas­es, for exam­ple with water­col­ors, the paper has received exces­sive mois­ture and has most like­ly buck­led. Pho­tog­ra­phy, vin­tage or mod­ern, also has mois­ture either from hav­ing been put into a bath (old style of pho­to devel­op­ing) or inkjet sur­face spray (new style.) In the above-men­tioned cas­es, the ambi­ent tem­per­a­ture will reac­ti­vate that mois­ture much like heat and mois­ture reac­ti­vate the curl in hair that has been straight­ened. Once art is framed, it can react to ambi­ent tem­per­a­ture, espe­cial­ly in exces­sive heat or cold, and cause the art to actu­al­ly move. This is typ­i­cal and should not be a concern. 
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