This past year has found our small team working hard and making huge updates to our Frame Shop and we’re so excited to provide our photographers with next round of improvements coming to the Frame Shop early August 2018:
Our new frame partner has given us the capability to develop our new Framed Print service. If you find yourself needing an affordable print + frame solution, it is just the thing for you. It’s the easiest way to have your photography professionally printed on gorgeous Hahnemühle fine art paper, framed, and delivered - 100% ready-to-hang. Fine art printing on true artist’s paper with an exclusive double thick, 8-ply textured mat, and a completely finished back? What more could you want! All Framed Print styles, colors, paper and mat options are one flat price based on size. No more stressing about your clients' frame orders or figuring out your pricing structure. It's a photographer's dream come true.
Bringing manufacturing back from overseas to the USA has allowed us to oversee the quality of our Ready-Made Frames while providing jobs for skilled craftspeople in our local community. New frame-grade acrylic has alleviated concerns about high shipping costs and broken glass. In addition, we've developed robust packaging to prevent frame damage in transit. New to our Ready-Made Frames this summer is a sturdy black hardboard backing. This transition from foam core will ensure that your art remains safely preserved in its frame. Ready-Mades will also have archival, chalk-white, 4-ply mats.
Newly streamlined, simple wholesale pricing on our Ready-Made Frames will allow you to enjoy a huge markup potential in your business. Starting this summer, prices on our Ready-Made Frames will be increased by an average of $2.80 per frame (or about 12.5%). As a boutique business, run by a small team in Portland, Oregon, we’ve always prided ourselves on affordable, fair pricing for photographers and price changes are not something we take lightly. Even with these increases, we have found that our prices are still the lowest in the industry - a good 12-15% lower than bigger pro labs. Our pricing is designed to help you boost your bottom line, with flat pricing based on size. We are confident you’ll find our new pricing will still allow you a healthy 100-300% markup margin.
Since 2006, our team here at Design Aglow has been hard at work developing new products for photographers. It’s a lot of work, but between the six of us here, an equal amount of office dogs, and with a little bit of help from coffee, we get things done and have managed to create a robust library of original products designed to streamline your workload and optimize your small business. On top of these new Frame Shop changes, we’ve also revamped our Album & Folios offerings and are hard at work on updating our Templates shop, so stay tuned. We can’t wait to show you all what we have in store!