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The Importance of High-Quality Framing Materials

March 22, 2023

The Importance of High-Quality Framing Materials

Are you an art enthusiast looking for the perfect frame to store your cherished pieces? Or are you looking to add something extra to the interiors of your home? Taking into consideration the materials used for your new frame purchase is something worth thinking about. There are many benefits of using high-quality picture frames compared to cheaper options.

Framing can be a unique way to show off your personal style with art pieces of your favourite travel destinations, beloved artists, or even a print of your favourite cocktail recipe. Framing can also help to celebrate the achievements of those you love most, withmemorabilia framing, precious photos from special events,graduation certificates or an artistic homage to your family members with framed family photos.

No matter what you are looking to frame, it's important to get it right; the first time. In this article, we will talk about the importance of high-quality framing materials for your home decor, as well as explain the difference between Portfolio Picture Framers products (some of the best picture frames on the market, if we do say so ourselves) and a cheaper alternative.

The problem(s) with cheap frames


If you have recently purchased an art piece or are looking for a frame for a cherished family photo, you may have noticed that finding the right size can be tricky. Most discount stores stock a few standard sizes, making it difficult to find what you need from the limited available options. Whether you are looking for larger frames or a collection of small frames, our custom framing option allows you to select any number of different sizes of custom dimensions, to perfectly frame your piece.

Inferior quality materials 

Often, the price of an item is reflected in the quality, which is no different in the framing industry. When you put your art pieces in a cheaper frame, they often have a lower-quality appearance.

Cheap photo frame materials, such as plastic or low-quality wood such as MDF, are often inferior in terms of durability and aesthetic appeal. Plastic frames are lightweight and easily breakable, and can also become discoloured over time. Low-quality wood frames may warp or crack due to changes in humidity or temperature, and may have visible imperfections that detract from the overall appearance of the frame. 

Cheaper frames aren't as durable

Purchasing a frame is a decision that, when done correctly, you only have to think about once. But, unfortunately, when purchasing a cheaper, poorly made frame, the durability of the product just isn't the same.

Investing in high-quality picture frames to display your artwork and photographs ensures that you have the best photo frames for your money, your treasured memories are protected for the foreseeable future, and the quality of the frame is visible even for those who aren't looking for it.

What are the benefits of investing in quality photo frames?

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A professional look

Investing in a quality product, like the custom picture frames from our range, you will give your art prints or family photos a polished, professional look. In addition, quality frames offer an interior design advantage, effortlessly blending in with your existing interior style. 

Preserve your family photos or wall art prints

Your framed pieces will be well protected and preserved when you work with a professional framing company.

Here at Portfolio Picture framers, we offer these protection features for ourwall photo frames

  • Acid-free matting: Acidic materials will discolour your art, but our acid-free materials ensure that your art is never damaged within our frames.
  • Archival-grade frames: Archival framing is a framing process that guarantees the framed work's safety and integrity.

Optional extra (at an additional cost):

  • UV-protected glass: There is the option to opt for UV-protected clear glass to keep your piece protected from the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays. 

Custom design your perfect frame

Bycustom framingwith us, you get access to the largest range of frame sizes — we can create a frame for everything. With our extensive range of frame materials and styles available, you can find a frame to suit every home. We also offer professional design advice when it comes to choosing the right frame matting and glass to perfectly complement the artwork and your home.

Why Choose Portfolio Picture Framers?

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If you are looking for the best quality framing service to maintain the appearance and longevity of your art and photos, Portfolio Picture Framers are here to help. Our wide variety of framing options is reasonably priced and crafted to last. 

Our experienced team of professional framers can frame photographs, artwork, mirrors, graduation certificates, memorabilia and more. Plus, we've been doing this for a while! We have been established for more than 30 years. Travis, our senior framer, has been at Portfolio Picture Framers for over 20 years, earning a reputation for his professionalism and attention to detail.

Reach out to us today to ensure your artwork and treasured photos are in the best hands. If you have any questions about sizing, materials or anything framing-related, feel free to contact us, we would be more than happy to help. 

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