Folksy Ltd

Artwork - framed or unframed?


(Iguana49) #1

Hi - I’ve recently started listing some papercuts, haven’t had any sales yet, but I’m wondering if framed artwork sells better than unframed. (Mine is unframed at present). Would be grateful for your thoughts, thank you.


(Brenda Cumming) #2

I sell paintings and I never frame them…people like to choose frames to go with their decor. Apart from that, you might have to post glass and as well as the risk of it breaking, it would be heavy and cost more in postal charges…I have never had any problems selling my work unframed. I KNOW it looks better in the photo with a frame but the benefits of unframed outweigh those with a frame


(Grimm Exhibition) #3

I sell prints, I dont add a frame to them but I have started to inlude them with mount surrounds.


(Roz) #4

Some of my pictures require a frame but I sell unframed due to customer preference and postage difficulties/costs. I do generally provide a mount and I usually show a photograph of it framed in a basic frame but make it clear in the description that the frame is not included.


(Sarah Eves) #5

Definitely unframed, both to keep postage costs down and to avoid breakages in the mail.
Also, frames are quite a personal thing, décor wise.

I sell photographic prints, all unframed.

Sarah x


(Margaret Jackson) #6

Definitely unframed, I’ve bought lots of artwork on Folksy and unframed is way cheaper! I can easily frame most pictures myself with frames I buy from the local market :smile:


(Iguana49) #7

Thank you all very much for your replies - it sounds as if unframed is good, but maybe I should think about some frames just for the photos in my shop.