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I’m from Europe and confused about the “inches” frame sizes, what are these?

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In order to buy the correct picture frame for that print or photo you have you'll need to know what size it is first.  A36x48-inches-poster-framend to know what size it is, you'll have to measure it even if these are in "inches" frame sizes . If you're from Europe, schooled and grown up with centimetres and decimetres, you'll probably measure your artwork, and your frame, in decimetres, centimetres or millimetres. So when you go and look for picture frames and you find them labelled in Imperial sizes such as 8"x10" or 11"x14", chances are that you'll be a little confused. After all Australia is supposed to be a metric country, right, so what's going on? ..

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I’m new to PictureFrame.com.au, how does this site picture frames website work?

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Our picture frames website site is about picture frames, picture framing and picture framers. It offers customers two kinds of picture framibrowsing-at-a-picture-framing-websiteng ready-made picture frames and custom picture framing. It works by providing you with information to help you decide which of these two kinds of picture frames best suit your needs. In our experience, price is the first factor in most customers' minds when inquiring about picture framing. In our experience, price is the first factor in most customers' minds when inquiring ...

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Should I really be getting get my souvenir Asian painting stretched and then framed?

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We generally say, no, you don't really need to get your Asian painting stretched and then framed .  Frequently, when they vinexpensive-holiday-souvenir-oil-paintingisit us, they say that they have just returned from an Asian holiday, from Bali, Thailand or India. They tell us that they have  a valuable, original, often large oil painting that needs framing. Frequently, they seem to have been regaled with tall tales of the worth of the paintings  they have bought.  They appear to believe, or are under the impression, that their oil painting is quite valuable and that it ...

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What’s inside a picture frame?

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Yes, " What’s inside a picture frame? is one of the questions we get asked fairly frequently.  The wordinthe-components-inside-a-picture-frame.jpgg of the question can change from person to person but Customers want to know the same thing.  And this is because they are curious of the components of a frame and the  names of the parts of  a picture frame.  We may get asked:“What do you put at the back?” , or: “What will you put my picture on?” and even: “Will you make something so that my picture won’t fall off?”, and so on and so forth. The reason this question gets asked is because people know that a thin piece of paper like a poster can’t hold up by itself and wonder what and how it is being ...

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In praise of the the humble staple …

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-icon For picture framers picture framing, staples are usually those small, steel,  'U' shaped loops or fasteners that are generally driven into the back of picture frames  to hold picture-framing-air-stapl the glass, artwork and backing inside the frames so that these don't fall out.  Pretty much every  picture frame has  a couple dozens of these devices and these have been used in frames for hundreds of years. Yet, we don't ever remember reading anything much about them anywhere or at any time, so, here we go.

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