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.

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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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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Shoot, print and frame your Polaroid photos

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Before digital cameras were invented, there were the analogue cameras. These had rolls of film which captured images  instant-film-camera-with-4x6-photo-prints-for-picture-framesand you later took to a photo store or lab to get developed and printed.  A very few of these had the capability of developing and printing photos after waiting a few seconds. Polaroid was the most famous.  If you’re a bit of retro freak or are simply curious about these contraptions, you can buy one cheaply enough on eBay or Amazon for under $50. With one of these you can instantly print a small size photo,  3”x3”, 3”x4”, 4”x6” and frame it in a small picture frame  as a birthday ...

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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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In Praise Of The Humble Picture Frame Cardboard Corner Protector (CPP)

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A Picture Frame Cardboard Corner Protector  (CPP) as the picture here shows is placed over each corner of photo frames orpicture-frames-cardboard-corner-protector 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 ...

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The Ten Steps to Doing Your Own family portraits

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Here are our suggestions on Doing Your Own family portraits in 10 easy steps:  1st Step: 4th Step:Plan the photography location with your family. Typically, the most common settings for family portraitures are  family-photograph-for-picture-framingphotographers’ studios,  public parks,  gardens or outdoors. However you might like to consider a theme park, a playground or a children’s fun  factory as viable and un alternatives. Some parents prefer these. Both because it tends to put younger children at ease and also because they are generally in a happier mood. 2nd Step:  Check and recheck your camera, mobile phone or camera equipment. There’s little point in researching, choosing and travelling to the chosen location only to find that ...

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The Poor Man’s Guide to Editing Photos

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In the last millennium, when stills and photos were taken with hand SLRs on film rolls, the art of photographic editing wasadobe-photoshop-for-photographic-editing largely the domain of professional photo editors. These people would devote their skills, time and patience to the pursuance of visual betterment and technical improvements in this field. Alas, in this millennium, with the birth and development of the internet age, computers, digital cameras and free editing software, pretty much anybody can manipulate digital photographs to an exact, or more or less, desired standard or result.  And while commercial ...

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A Picture Framer’s Seven Deadly Sins

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Alas, this post is distillation of many conversations, hundreds of observations and a multitude of  picture framers’ trade picture-framer-frustrated-with-a-picture-framing-customeRtalk over many years. While it is partly a reflection on the occasional failings of our industry’s practitioners it is also meant to be a septet of helpful pointers on how to avoid unintentionally alienate  customers. Customer alienation can be triggered quite easily, and even if unintended and not meant.  Picture framers do have bad their days,  which can put them in a bad mood.  And it is this very mood...

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Picture Framing Consumers: Baby-Boomers vs Millennials

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It was around the time of the GFC (Global Financial Crisis) , or a few years after this millennium began, that picture picture-framing-customer-at-a-picture-frame-storeframers throughout the world began noticing that the spending patterns and behaviour of their customer had changed. For those frames who entered the framing industry in the golden years of breaching whales and leaping dolphins posters this was a cultural and financial shock.  Kodak, Borders, One.Tel, and other corporate, lost customers by their tens of thousands and soon fell by the wayside. And yet, at much the same time, those same customers began queuing for hours ...

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What’s the best way of lifting, carrying and handling picture frames?

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Certainly, not by lifting one by the top of the frame as the man is doing in the photo. Unless the string, cord, wire or chain at the wrong-way-to-carry-a-picture-frameback is loose, frayed or damaged and unless the retaining hangers or fixings are missing or loose, picture frames and photo frames ought always be carried by whatever hanging devices they were fitted with. That's why they're there for. The danger with carrying picture frames by their frames,  especially larger frames, is that doing this might break the framing tape, seal, "spring" open the backing ...

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