Framing a painting can be a costly endeavor, and there are several elements that contribute to the final price. The molding used, the finish of the molding, the type of glazing, whether the frame has a support (or mat) or not, the size of the frame, the printing and adjustment of the images, and the shipping costs all have an effect on the cost. In addition, inventory requirements are what make picture frames more expensive. The shop window frames store has to offer a variety of designs and styles of moldings with different colors of matte cardboard. Since stores lack space to store much of the inventory, it must be kept at the home of an outside seller.
This seller is usually the wholesaler who acts as an intermediary between the manufacturer of raw materials and the owners of the small stores. Since they need to make a profit, they will increase their charges if the cost increases on the part of the manufacturer. This increase in cost is then passed on to customers, who pay more to get the final product. If the wholesaler (middleman) is eliminated from the process, it can help to control the price increase. By cutting out this extra step in the process, customers can save money on their framing projects.
Additionally, by shopping around for different framing options, customers can find a frame that fits their budget. In conclusion, framing a painting can be expensive due to several factors. The molding used, glazing type, size of frame, printing and adjustment of images, shipping costs, and inventory requirements all contribute to the final cost. By eliminating the middleman from the process and shopping around for different framing options, customers can save money on their projects.