I was asked a couple of weeks ago if I would like to try out the online company eFrame and its services. I have actually had a couple of prints waiting to be framed for a 2/3 years now, one of which had gotten slightly damaged I’d been waiting so long to frame it. Now they are framed I don’t know why I spent so long deliberating, as its such a quick, easy and cost-effective way of framing your artwork or photographs.
This is a signed limited edition Shirley Hughes Print, that I actually won in a competition held by Shirley Hughes’ publisher. I love how simple and elegant it’s turned out. Ordering the mount and frame was simple. You simply measure how large the artwork or photograph is, choose a frame (and mount in my case) telling the software how large a border all the way round you would like. The eFrame software does everything else for you. I wanted something understated, so went for the thin black wooden frame and cream mount, but there is an incredible amount of choice.
The frame is well constructed, and was the absolute perfect size for the mount and artwork. I also like that though it was well made, it was fairly light. Living in a house with thin modern walls, it’s going to be simple to hang, and will only need standard fixings.
It also arrived in sturdy packaging. To put it all together I just needed pull back the metal strips all the way around the frame with a blunt knife – my weapon of choice for such DIY jobs. As you can see, eFrame also included the backing board and the string/cord and pins so that the picture was ready to hang if need be.
I also had an original piece of art framed. Again I wanted to keep the framing simple, I thought it lended itself better than anything to intricate. I’m not sure what medium has been used for the art, I once asked an artist I know, and they thought it might be some kind of ink screen printing. My plan is to put it up in my hallway, as I like the welcoming arms, heart and home concept behind it.
For both pieces to be framed the cost was approximately £50, so great value. This piece had been slightly damaged, but you really can’t tell now.
eFrame also sell standard premade frames as well as the bespoke ones. They have over 600 styles available. It wasn’t until I wrote this review that I noticed they even make bespoke mirrors, which is a service I’ve not seen before. I also picked up a roll of the backing tape, so to seal the art in the frames.
eFrame is a quick and bespoke service that I would definitely recommend, and use again. In fact I’ve just had a Instagram Poster made be Polagram, so I’ll be getting that framed next by them.
I was give a £50 budget to spend on framing, all opinion and thoughts in the post are my own and honest.