Professional Framing

Your Artwork Deserves Better

Our Customers Are Smart - So many of our customers receive their artwork only to turn around and spend more money to get it custom framed, as they should! These portraits are a precious keepsake that need to be protected and displayed in the best way possible.

We Tried! - In an attempt to help save our customers money and headache, we have offered a number of ways to receive your artwork, including custom cut mats and simple affordable frames. 

But We Didn't Measure Up - The reality is, the quality and craftsmanship that goes into professional custom framing is far superior to anything we have offered in the past. Our Canine Caricatures Pet Portraits are a work of art, and they deserve to be displayed in a way that will keep them safe for years, in a frame that is as much a piece of art as the illustration it holds.  

THAT CHANGES NOW! - Which is why we have partnered with a professional framing company to offer quality custom professional framing using the best materials in the industry, while also offering the most competitive pricing!

Canine Caricatures pet portraits framed gallery

 

FRAMES

Our frames are the highest quality, produced by manufacturers here in the U.S.A. If you know frames, then you’ll recognize Larson Juhl and Studio, as they are the industry leaders. We would not settle for anything less and neither should you. Both companies also pride themselves on responsibly sourced materials.

PRICING & OPTIONS

We offer framing for 2 sizes of artwork, 14x17 and 19x24.  You have your choice of black or white frames and whether you want them matted or not. The image below shows examples of how your artwork can be custom framed. 

 

Want to know how our prices compare?

We already did the hard work for you.

 

 Even Michael's, using their biggest discount, can't beat our pricing or turnaround time. Trust us, fine art paper doesn't always come in standard sizes, unfortunately making it difficult to find readymade frames in stores. Your artwork deserves to be preserved and protected, let us help you do that while saving you some money. 

 

Framing Details

MATTING

The mats we use are completely archival: 4-ply, acid-free and containing a white core. This means they don't come cheap, but that’s not all you pay for when you add a mat. When you add a mat you are making your entire piece larger, up to the next size. This will make your walls happier, but it also means we use more frame moulding, more acrylic, more packaging, and more of every other material in your custom frame.

Our frame designers will choose the shade of white to best enhance your piece, with 3” matting around your image. We then bevel-cut each corner with precision. We only offer shades of white ranging from bright white to the creamiest cream. Because choosing these non-colors is super hard online, we provide this service for you.

WE DO NOT OFFER COLORED MATS: Colored mats not only limit where you will be able to display your piece but they can also be distracting, while a white or cream mat isolates the image from the frame, creating a space for you to experience the image alone. We didn't come up with this concept, it has become the standard in the art world.

DRY MOUNTING

While dry mounting is irreversible, it is a safe and reliable way to ensure your piece does not appear rippled inside the frame over time. Additionally, we have found that in many cases dry-mounting can alleviate creasing on paper. As a reminder, we are using archival, acid-free foam board so you can rest assured your piece will not get discolored over time.

GLASS

We use UV-filtering acrylic for all frames. UV-filtering acrylic is the best option and has become the industry standard. Chances are you will be moving, and acrylic is lighter, scratch-resistant, and shatter-resistant. It also provides more UV protection and less glare than glass. While a bit more expensive than glass, the quality and protection acrylic offers is so good, most art sellers and galleries are using it—and so should you.

BACKING & HARDWARE

Your artwork will come with the appropriate hardware already attached, so it will be ready to hang as soon as you get it. 

SHIPPING  

Flat rate - $15

(prices for continental US only, please contact for shipping quotes outside the US)

HOW TO ORDER

When you place an order for a Custom Pet Portrait, you will be given the option to add custom framing when you receive your final invoice. You will have the opportunity to choose and pay for your framing options after your artwork has been completed. (You do not pay for framing when you place your pet portrait order).

If you would like to see the framing options, you can see them here. If you would like learn more about ordering a Custom Pet Portrait, you can do that here