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.

Made in Australia? Are you kidding?

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-iconSome weeks ago a senior Customer came to our factory wanting us to make some custom size glass clip frames.  The picture-frames-not-made-in-australiadesired, odd-size clip frames were to match other existing ones on her family wall.  There had been new additions to her clan, she said, and she wanted the wall photos decor to match. She volunteered that she was a pensioner and could not afford to pay much.  Also, she helpfully added, she knew what the prices of the clip frames should be.  Since the special size clip frames that she wanted were smaller than the A3 clip frames she saw on our display for $6.65, hers should ...

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The artists, their art, their studios and the environment

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So, you’re an artist. You draw, sketch or paint, mostly on paper.  You’re starting to sell your work and gettinmessy-disorganized-artist-studiog a name for yourself.  Your sales are increasing, but you still don’t sell most of your art, so you store it.  Often you need to travel, so you leave your work, in your studio, unattended, or course, because, well , it’s not like a pet that can wander off at night, right?  But to safely store your work require some forethought and planning and chances are that you’ve been so busy that you haven’t given this topic much thought. This is where this post  “The Artists, Their Art , Their Studios & The Environment” comes in, giving you a reminder list with some ...

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A brief guide of window mats and their openings

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A Brief Tour of Window Mats and Their Openings. In this blog we will try to shed some light on Window Mats picture-frame-with-multi-window-matting-collageand Their Openings, with a particular focus to their external and internal sizing. A window mat ( Customers often call them edges, cardboards, surrounds, masks, etc ) or a window mount, as our English brethren would call one is that white or coloured cardboard that framers often put around images and inside picture frames. Broadly speaking, window mats are placed over and around images for several ...

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Stretcher frames versus strainer frames what’s the difference?

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Stretcher frames and strainer frames are often used by artists, painters and embroiders.  These frames are the wooden framework which hold and support the canvases artists paint or create.  Embroiders sometimes blank-canvas-on-a-strainer-frame also use these frames for their embroideries since these  can provide the durable tensions needed for sewing and pinning.  That said,  the greatest difference in Strainer Frames Versus Stretcher Frames is the cost.   You can buy online a 50x75 cms (20”x30”)  stretched, primed ready-to-paint, canvas stapled to a strainer ..

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In praise of white picture frames

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It wasn’t really that long ago that white picture frames were thought of, insipid, bland and without character.  Older blue-print-with-white-frame-and-white-window-matpicture framers clearly remember the times when white picture frames were only for special  occasions, special persons or special places. Only the occasional Customer would only come in asking for frames in this colour. We would be told that the frames were for a  wedding, and of course the bride would be wearing white. Or for baby or little girl’s room, since white invariably brings innocence and purity to mind. Or that there would be a special event with that white ...

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Of spam, junk, ham, phishing and unsafe websites

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We think we can all agree on this:  while spam or junk emails are bad,  phishing emails are far worse.  What’s the  sending-unwanted-emails.jpgdifference between the two you might ask?  Succinctly,  the former just fills up your inbox with spam, unwanted, or junk mail. The latter can empty your bank account, compromise your financial status, credit rating  and even steal your identity, in extreme cases. Our website  PictureFrame.com.au  is safe, trusted reputable and with a long-established online presence.  As it features an Online Store ...

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How should I pack and send photo frames or picture frames?

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This may seem a fairly simple task, but it’s actually a little complicated to pack and send picture frames and photo frames the right way. A first consideration is the size of the picture, photo frame or picture frame to be shipped. It Parcel containing fragile photo frames and picture frames will be fairly obvious that a small, 4”x6” photo frame will be a lot easier to pack and ship than, for instance, A1 framed poster. Another way of putting it is that, the bigger the picture frame, the more work you’ll have to do. A second one may well be, who will ship or courier the parcel for you. You will need to keep in mind that many Couriers will not accept parcels containing picture frames, photo frames ...

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How to hang and keep your picture frames straight and level

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Looking at the image here, who hasn’t ever asked him or herself, how to hang picture frames straight and level in their homes or office? It would be fairly safe to say: no one, because just about everyone we know of Picture frame hanging crookedly on wallhas 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 ...

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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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Double your picture framing dollars with matted picture frames

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Wiki-Knowledge-article-icon We have noticed that many of our picture framing Customers are thrifty, frugal and quite astute.  Now, you too can double your picture framing dollars with matted picture frames when coming White matted photo frame with A4 openingto our factory to buy our photo frames and picture frames and save money.  Our customers seem to want more bang for their bucks,  more picture frames for what they want to spend. This is why we would like to divulge a relatively unknown, and somewhat underused, shopping strategy , and one way to do this is to buy our matted frames ; instead of ...

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