Framing Animation Art
Close Up of Frame
It is very important that animation artwork is framed correctly. If pieces are framed or stored incorrectly they may become damaged over time due to extreme temperature and other conditions. I recommend that buyers without any prior framing experience have their production artwork framed by the gallery which they purchased their piece from.
Galleries feature professional framers working with correct material to preserve the artwork in its' original condition. Framing will generally cost around $75.00 - $100.00 through a gallery and is well worth the additional money to guarantee the proper storing of a piece. I've come across many buyers who do not frame their artwork in an attempt to save some money when they purchase. Almost every person who does this ends up damaging their artwork by storing it incorrectly. Purchased framing through a gallery insures you of having the correct materials used to enhance your piece with a fantastic professional framing to go along with your artwork. Galleries that sell Simpsons artwork use some of the best framing professionals in the business.
If you do have prior experience framing artwork then you can attempt to frame a piece at your own risk. Animation artwork requires special framing materials including: acid free matting, archival corners or tape, and plexiglass to reduce natural sunlight coming through.
Below are links to the two best online stores where you can purchase frames and equipment.
American Frame is the absolute best place to buy high quality frames and framing tools. Their selection and prices can not be beat.
Picture Frames.com has a very wide selection of unique colors for metal frames. They are a bit more expensive on material but the quality of their frames are exceptional.