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A3 clip frames

Get to know your picture framer. Picture framers are often moody, bearded, generally over-worked, under-paid and pernickety types (I speak for myself), but under an exterior layer of sweat and dust on their brows, on the whole, they are pretty genial characters. They spend their days alone in their workshops (let’s show some sympathy guys), […]

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A3 white frames

Your local picture framer is literally drowning in off-cuts. They simply don’t have the space to store off-cuts and unused lengths of moulding. Wooden mouldings don’t age well, they bleach in light and are not suitable for commercial framing after a few years. Framers won’t arm wrestle you over the price of an old moulding. […]

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How to mount a picture

Mount card has a magical ability to transform even a simple scribble into a beautiful object of desire. Mount card has real power, it’s well known. But not any old mount will do. According to the grandmaster picture framer who taught me, every picture has its mount in waiting and every mount has its picture […]

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Ornate picture frames

Ornate picture frames surround most paintings hanging in museums, but today they are often used to frame landscapes and family photos. Rarely, however, to frame modern works of art! Known as swept frames they are manufactured in many sizes by specialist frame makers but standard sizes can also be easily sourced. Often works of art […]

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Square picture frames UK

Even if your picture is square the picture framer will add an extra 5 mil to the width of the mount card at bottom of the picture. This is a common practice to stop the picture from optically appearing as if it were falling towards the viewer and to compensate for any imprecision in the […]

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The best digital photo frames

Digital photo frames can be bought online and in store. Small digital frames are cheap and are perfect for photos and a no-fuss approach. Most bespoke framers have odd-shaped ready frames laying around or will be only too happy to make one up for you out of off-cuts. Don’t be shy! Ask your framer to […]

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Choosing the right ready frame

Is it easy to choose the wrong frame when buying picture frames online? This question was posed to me recently¬†and the answer is more complex than a simple¬†yes or no! It really depends on what size of frame, what budget and if you have a very good idea of the type of molding you are […]

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How a picture frame is made

To make a well put together picture frame you need the right equipment. The Morso is the workhorse in the production well crafted and put together picture frames. The under-pinner, which is used to join the moulding lengths together needs to be sturdy and powerful enough to shoot fastening pins into the hardest of wood […]

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Small picture frames

Camframe can cut small picture frames to any sizes. Off-the-shelf small frames for photos can be bought cheaply, but cheap is often false economy when the quality of finish is exposed. You pay for what you get. Cheap frames are produced cheaply using poor quality materials. Most cheap frames that claim to be wood are […]

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How to measure your artwork

Before framing an artwork it is wise to consider the overall size of the finished product once framed. If you have the financial clout of a National Art Gallery and their abundant wall space framing a stamp in a ten-foot-wide mount probably is an option, but as most people live in boxes and place a […]