Even with my coupon, the price was more than $300. I was shocked. How can a frame and a piece of glass be so expensive? I ended up going without a matte and getting one of the cheapest frames.
So when I needed to get a more respectable frame for this print, I was determined to find a better way. I checked out a few online framing sites before rolling the dice on Framebridge.
I found the Web site simple and easy to use. You can upload your image and see what it looks like in a variety of frames. The prices were also a lot more reasonable. (I paid $136.42 for a print that was about 28 by 23 inches.)
A few days after I completed my order, a cardboard tube showed up on my doorstep.
Inside were instructions that were easy to follow.
I rolled up the print, put it in a plastic sleeve and slipped it in the cylinder. I was a little worried about creasing the print, but didn’t.
Then I taped the ends as instructed. Framebridge sent all the supplies I needed.
Next I added an address label.
Then I biked to my local UPS store.
Where I left the cylinder with an employee.
Six days later, a box appeared on my front porch. The painting had arrived safely.
Mission complete! There was no trek across D.C. to an overpriced store. Just a simple and easy process. My phobia of framing prints is officially dead.