Picture Frames, Picture Framing and Picture Framers' Blog

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Tips on straightening and keeping your uneven, crooked picture frames straight and level

Looking at the image here, who hasn’t ever had this problem in their home or office?  It would  be fairly safe to say: no one, because just about everyone we know of has had to deal with this issue at one time or another. It has to be one  of life’s great small annoyances, especially when or if you're having visitors at home. Why this happens has to to with physics. The natural elements, everyday events and happenings can transmit, impart or exert unseen,  but real, forces. A  gust of wind via a doorway left open will most likely be string enough to move a photo frame on a wall. A running child’s footsteps along a corridor’s timber floor with will cause vibrations which will travel up to a wall and move an oil painting frame. A vacuum cleaner being used to vacuum floors will also generate vibrations strong enough to be propagated up to the walls and cause picture frames to move along ...

 
In praise of the humble picture frame Cardboard Corner Protector (CPP)

Cardboard corner protectors (CPP) as the picture here shows are placed over each corner of photo frames or picture frames to protect them. Artists packing framer works for exhibitions, people moving houses and customers collecting picture frames from their picture framers are prime examples of framed art being moved or transported.  Protection is recommended and necessary when you are carrying or transporting framed art, for instance when moving house or shipping it.  A careless drop, or knock , bump, fall or a slip may damage, spring the corner open, crack the glass  and damage the picture frame, the art, or both.  Framed art can be anything, from an inexpensive holiday poster, to a cherished family heirloom, or a valuable work on paper or painting. In our experience, cardboard wrapping. Bubble wrapping and marking items with ...