Thursday, March 15, 2007

To Mat or not to Mat ??



I am debating whether to offer matted prints. Currently all prints are not matted and the customer has the choice whether to mat or not to mat. I personally love how the prints come to life when they are matted! The question is would YOU like that option available? Would it save you time to purchase a matted print and then all you have to do is buy a frame? If matted, the print would arrive secured with a backing and in a clear acid-free bag. Of course the mat itself would be acid-free.

Would love to hear your thoughts/comments!!! Any input would help me make a decision.


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5 comments:

Dona said...

I think offering the matted option would be great, especially since it's sometimes hard to find the mats inexpensively for some of the larger size prints. Also, the mat may help decrease the bending and folding during shipment. You might offer it as an option, giving customers a choice on whether or not to purchase from you or buy at their local store.

Anonymous said...

I also would prefer if the prints were already matted as we have very limited shopping in our area.

Laura said...

Mats would be a nice option to have, but I would still want the option to purchase without a mat too. People may or may not be framing the print and so may not need a mat for the way they are displaying it. Would you offer various color options for each print?

Farmhousefive Art 4 Kids said...

I think I would only offer white mats... but with purchase of your print and mat you will be able to change that white mat to a colored mat to match the room perfectly for pennies!

Farmhousefive Art 4 Kids said...

Oops.. meant to say.. with the purchase of your print & mat you will receive instructions on how to change that white mat.... (guess it's early!)