So my wife strong armed me into getting one of my pics developed and framing it. I wanted to see just how large my camera would allow after cropping so naturally i had a print made 20" x 30" . After calling around I located a frame store close to my house, but was discouraged that they wanted $220 to frame my $20 print .
So I stopped by, picked out a $40 frame in 24 x 36 ( that had a buy one get one free frame sale so I got 2 for $40).
Now onto the matte. I really liked the way matte looked and wanted the more "artsy" approach, so I asked how much matte was. I was told it was $10 a 32" x 40" sheet uncut, or $32 a piece cut to size. I about keeled over. But wanting the pic to look nice, I picked a triple matte and had them cut it.
Framed print turned out great!!
I started looking at mat cutters wanting to save money for next time and they are around $80-$150 for a decent one.
My question is: How many of you cut your own mat, or even frame your pics?
Heres the pic I framed (in High RES ofcourse this one is downsized for attachment purposes), I'll post a pic of the finished product when I get home.