Technology takes the guesswork out of custom framing.
Custom framing is a very creative activity, and some people have difficulty imagining what the final piece will look like.
If you've ever had something custom framed you know that the design process includes placing a corner sample of a frame and a corner sample of a mat (the colored border) on the corner of your artwork. Various sample combinations can be placed around the artwork to determine the best look for the final framed piece.
New computer software has made it easy for consumers to visualize how their artwork will look when it is completed. There are a few programs available to custom frame shops, depending on the current software and sales program they currently use, but basically they all work the same.
A photograph is taken of the client's artwork along with the selected framing materials. Within moments, an illustration is created showing what the framed piece will look like, and it is then displayed on the computer screen.
Custom framers have found these programs to be extremely helpful and even allow them to change the combinations of the framing selections with just a few clicks of a mouse.
For more information on custom framing and this new technology, you can visit FASTFRAME of Valencia, located at 24204 Valencia Blvd in Valencia. Owners Randy Burzynski and Rose Marie use the program FrameVue and would be happy to demonstrate the process for your next framing project. They can be reached at 661-291-1325.