Picture Frames, Picture Framing and Picture Framers' Blog

Welcome to our weblog about picture framers, picture frames and picture framing. It is published with the goal to share information, knowledge, tips, ideas and opinions about this industry. All posts are grouped in the sections listed below. For help with orders, visit our Help and FAQs or use the Contact page.

Do’s and Don’ts on collecting your new picture frames

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-icon On the subject of collecting your new picture frames we need to quote Confucius. Indeed it is he who is reputed to have been the sage who first immortalized  picture-framing-customer-overloaded-with-furniturethe famous dictum “ By three methods we may learn wisdom:  the first, by reflection, which is noblest;  the second, by imitation, which is easiest; and the third by experience, which is the bitterest." And this is pretty much how it is when we witness how some Customers are arranging the collection and transport of the picture frames we’ve framed for them. Ergo: a)  We reflect on how they do this, resolving never to do what they do, b)  we never imitate what they do, lest we wreck the frames and c)  we practice doing the opposite of what are doing, which may be harder and ...  

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Saving Customers with their picture frames and picture framing inquiries

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconSaving Customers with their picture frames and picture framing inquiries questions, picture-framing-customer-service-teamqueries, sales, complaints and problems is what our Customer Service is all about.  No two  Customer are like, and so are the challenges.  For instance, we have been packing parcels in the same manner and method for years.  And  while one Customer will post us a glowing review for how we do it, yet another will complain that there’s too much packing.  We do however have very good business reputation which, in great part, derives from our experience in the picture framing industry, around 50 years. ... 

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Updating, uplifting and upgrading picture frames

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconWhy this post about upgrading picture frames? Because it's happened to you as it's happened to most, if not to all of us, at one time of our lives or another.  You’veframed-oil-painting-before-and-after-re-framing moved out of your old home into a new one.   Or you’ve moved from an older flat into a newer apartment.   Perhaps you relocated from older style business premises to more modern ones. The end result is the same, either you, your wife, or family have decided,  the old frames just won’t do in the new location, these will need updating.  We come across this situation a few times a month, in most cases, it’s a retiree couple moving to a brand-new apartment.  Regardless of the circumstances the ...

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7 Reasons why custom picture frames are better than ready-made picture frames

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconFirst, a succinct explanation of what those two frames are.  A  custom picture frame is a relatively expensive, single,picture-framing-customer-having-great-realizations tailor-made frame, or a bespoke frame, or one made-to-order especially for the Customer by a trained craftsman, to his or her requirements and specifications.  A Ready-Made picture frame is much cheaper, one of many thousands, industrially mass-produced with unskilled labour for a common or standard size, regardless of a Customer’s requirements  or specifications.  That said, let’s discover the very real differences between the two and why in some circumstances the former is preferable to the latter.  Custom frames are generally ...

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On cleaning paper art prior to picture framing

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconWhy a post on cleaning paper art, you might well ask.  Well now, we can all relate to, and understand, the desirability, if not the necessity, of thorough personal ablution priorsigned-etching-with-window-mat-acid-burn to attending important, social events. Let us , for instance, for a moment imagine a garbologist ( in the context of the Australian idiom ) going to a wedding,  after a long, hard, hot days’ work. We would also further imagine that , he (or she),  would doubtlessly want to bathe, or shower away any, lingering, residual, occupational and personal odours before attending.  Much the same norm or social convention is followed  when undergoing a physical examination or going out to a date. The underlying motive for these ...

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A word about picture framing testamurs

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A testamur is often also called an award certificate, a university graduation certificate or diploma. University degree in a wood picture frame It is awarded to students, on their successful completion of a higher, or tertiary education course, in Australia this is often a, a four year, undergraduate degree course.  Testamurs are often signed by a University’s Chancellor or Vice-Chancellor. These valuable documents are often a prima facie evidence of tertiary qualifications and hence this post about a word about picture framing testamurs.  Nowadays undergraduates ...

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Someone mentioned picture frames with “stacked mouldings”, what are those?

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 As the word implies, it means a picture frame made up of  two or more frames ( mouldings ) stacked, or put on top of each other, but, please read thisOil painting with stacked picture frame mouldingsd-with-two-stacked-mouldings.jpg post  "Someone mentioned picture frames with “stacked mouldings”, what are those? " . Referring to the image of the framed art in this post, you will note that there are two, disparate frames. The external, or outside one is of a light brown, or tan colour, the internal, or inner one, is of a warm cream colour.  The outside frame was built first, the inner one later. The picture framer then fitted the internal frame inside the external one.  Because mouldings  ...

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How, when and where to save money on custom picture frames in 4 easy steps

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We believe that one of the main reasons that photos, prints, posters and pictures are not framed is because of the cost, hence this post "How, when and where to save money on custom picture frames in 4 easy steps". Multiple ways of saving money when buying poster framesAnd while many picture framers will furiously shake their heads at this statement,  picture framing is, comparatively speaking, quite expensive. Customers can get an inexpensive A4 black picture frame for as little as $2.84, but to custom frame it, anywhere from $50 to $10 and in anybody’s language, that’s expensive!  However, if you stop and think how the artwork will be framed, what it is,  and where you going to hang it, you can save, and ..

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Black isn’t the new black any more!

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Black isn’t the new black any more and we think it’s high time that customers, interior decorators and picture framer lightened up!  By that we don’t mean to lighten up as in stop worrying about things, but aesthetically, to stop flooding homes, house, apartments, offices and buildings with black or dark picture frames!  It seems, and it has been, years and  years since square-profile black, mocha, or dark grey frames became popular both as custom pictures and ready-made poster frames.  Older picture framers will fondly  ..

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The Seven Virtues of Picture Framing Décor

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconIn this post, Seven Virtues of Picture Framing Décor we explore how you can either succeed or fail in tastefully decorating your home for which you will need both a lot of patience and a lot of  room-with-great-picture-frames-and-framed-artworkstime. Many are the homeowners who seek to uniquely fashion their world  with the colours of their walls and ceilings, floor and light fittings. However a substantial contributor to the overall look and feel will be the art they choose to display and hang on their walls. And since art can enhance or detract the décor of a home we have drawn on our years of experience to list some important points worth considering in picture framing décor. 1st: Identify the style of your home. While this is task is easily ... 

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