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.

I’ve never had anything custom framed before, how does it work?

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We agree, if you have not done this before, it can be a little scary, hence our post "I’ve never had anything custom framed before, how does it work? Maybe you’ve heard stories,  possibly bad ones, on how difficult and expensive it was, and you’re a little wary. But relax, we’re here to help, so let us give you some helpful advice. The first thing to remember is that, almost invariably, you will be working with professional picture framers. Those professionals will have made their mission in life to do the right thing by you, their craft, and your artwork.  A professional picture framer will welcome you into his or her store and ask you ...

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Is it worth it being a nice person anymore and should we always be kind others?

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Wait, what's this blog post about should we be kind others? How did we get from picture framing to philosophy? What's the connection?  startled-customer-expressing-shockWell, we posted this blog as a result of a number of incident and customer observations we made over the years and some of which we will recount. First incident: Giving away free picture frame hooks. When we first started picture framing someone read someplace .. (probably in a U.S. picture framers' magazine) that a good customer goodwill exercise was to give away a  free packet of ..

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Beware of shonky picture framers and dodgy picture framing practices!

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While it's true that "You can’t please all of the people all of the time" we believe that picture framers do have certain legal, shonky-picture-framerethical and professional obligations in their picture framing practices. Legally, they have to practise sound standards of honesty in all transactions and avoid using false, inaccurate or misleading terms, descriptions or claims. Ethically, they must properly care for all customers' artwork in their keeping and produce picture frames equal or superior to the quality of displayed samples. Professionally, they should maintain a ...

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How to break up with your busy, inconsiderate and expensive picture framer!

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconYou have that sinking feeling.  Your picture framer doesn't greet you like he used to. He's too busy to see you and you are now starting to see him as an  expensive picture framer. He sends customer-arguing-with-picture-framerhis junior staff to serve you instead. If you do manage to speak to him, he's curt, cold and distant. When he gets around to making your picture frames, he's not on time anymore, he's always late. And when he's late, he doesn't ring to apologize, like he used to. You feel like he's brushing you off. And his prices have trebled! You used to have such an easy, carefree and inexpensive relationship. You felt  safe and  secure . But somehow ...

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