Why are Picture Frames and Matting Boards so Expensive!?!?!

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Chris217h
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:14 pm

Really why the hell are picture frames so expensive!?!?. Even some of the cheapest matting is more than I paid for the cost of the Mondo print that I could sell for over $600 now. Even for the cheapest materials it's $200+ to frame anything of decent size. It would probably be easier to buy a $700 60" 4K tv and just get high res images images of the prints and switch them out on there. I mean there's no way wood and glass should cost more than a tv, new game system, etc.. It's just drymounting crazy that people pay that much
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:22 pm

Chris217h wrote:Even for the cheapest materials it's $200+ to frame anything of decent size.
Not really.
RupertPupkin wrote:I live by this rule and this rule alone: people are drymounting idiots.
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I guess all of you art fans think the matting should be more expensive than the actual art itself. Guess I'll just buy extra limited edition prints and sell them for jacked up prices and get the frame for free lol
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:53 pm

maybe not everyone buys cheap mondo prints mate
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:57 pm

Chris217h wrote:I guess all of you art fans think the matting should be more expensive than the actual art itself. Guess I'll just buy extra limited edition prints and sell them for jacked up prices and get the frame for free lol
Just get into vinyl figures so no framing is required.
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:01 pm

all depends how you look at it. i have $60 prints that i spent $120 to frame. i have $500 prints that i spend $350 to frame. i have $45 prints that i spent $20 to frame.

when you love a piece, you invest into it.

most of my frames are ordered via online and assembled by myself. glass/uv plexi purchased locally. mats ordered online.
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Can't tell you how many years jailtime I've avoided by ponying up for a tight frame job.
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Chris217h wrote:Guess I'll just buy extra limited edition prints and sell them for jacked up prices and get the frame for free lol
I bought and framed my TV this way.
wottagunn wrote:maybe not everyone buys cheap mondo prints mate
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Chris217h wrote:I guess all of you art fans think the matting should be more expensive than the actual art itself. Guess I'll just buy extra limited edition prints and sell them for jacked up prices and get the frame for free lol
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