Square picture frames UK

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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 cutting of the frame. When cutting a frame, framers allow enough wriggle-room for ease of putting together and taking apart. A common practice is to cut the frame a few mils larger than the sandwich of glass, mount card and backing board. The rebates of mouldings differ, some have a rebate of up to five millimetres. The picture when sitting in a frame will sit on the bottom length.  If the extra 5 mills are not added to the bottom of the mount card the mount will disproportionately lose width on the bottom, which will amplify the feeling that the frame is falling forwards the viewer.

Ready frame places in Cambridge

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Looking for ready frames in Cambridge? Look no further. At Camframe we offer a comprehensive ready frame service ideal for individual frames and bulk framing jobs.

Our ready frame service includes the following.

  1. Ready frames
  2. Bespoke framing
  3. A2 poster frames
  4. A1 poster frames
  5. Wooden poster frames
  6. Black, white, grey and silver ready frames

Just give us a ring and get your ready frame made – even while you wait!

Ready frames Ely Cambridge

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Ely and Littleport ready frames. Camframe are situated in the hub of Cambridge and provide all framing services for Cambridge and surrounding cities and towns such as Ely and Littleport.

A short hop from Ely Cambridgeshire makes ordering a ready frame from Camframe a great option.

If driving in from Ely, though Littleport, Camframe are 5 min drive along Newmarket road, just of Coldhams lane. With free parking you can pick up a ready frame on any shopping trip to Cambridge.

Ely has very few options for ready frames. Give Camframe a ring, order a ready frame and drive by and pick it up when driving into Cambridge from Ely.

Picture frames made to measure

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Asking your bespoke framer for made-to-measure frames.

When you think of ready-frames you do not immediately think about made to measure frames made by your local bespoke picture framer. How wrong can we be! Your local picture framer should be your first port of call. They should be only too happy to make you some ready frames. If they aren’t, never go back to them! It’s a simple equation!

The time taken in finishing a frame to the standards that customers demand, involves, cleaning the glass, taping it up, checking for dust, and that is all a time-consuming job. In fact, it’s probably 50% of the overall time taken.

Picture framers make much of their bread-and-butter money from bulk framing and often have plenty of mouldings left over. They should be only too pleased to make you a ready frame out of some offcuts and at a very reasonable price. If you go armed with a price of an equivalent frame you have seen online, they should be only too happy to match or undercut the price of online frames.

Another way to please your framer is to order multiple frames of the same size. This reduces their labour costs considerably. Take this into account when ordering your frames, you might be able to tinker with odd-sized images to make them all fit the same sized frame.

Picture framers buy moulding in lengths, (in the past they were forced to buy packs of lengths), but even today it involves a fair amount of wastage. The framer’s margins are small. They will calculate the moulding purchase cost and then calculate the time needed to make the frames to come up with a price. So ordering frames in quantities greater than single units is more cost-effective for the framer. With less waste and the lower unit cost, prices can fall.


So, in conclusion, if you are after a ready frame, instead of buying one online, first contact your local framer. If you encounter resistance, try another framer.

Cheap poster frames

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So, here I am writing about poster frames. Great! I suppose someone has to. There is a subject for every goon! What can I say about poster frames apart from, Arguueee! 

The first thought that springs to mind is how large they are! And, of course how their long lengths, and indeed their short lengths, like a strong supporting embrace, serve no other purpose than to demarcate a boundary to stop a posters determination for global space domination getting out of hand! I mean, something has to stop them getting bigger!

Poster frames do just that. They put a stop to a poster increasing in size to the point that Spielberg inevitably is inclined to make a film about the invasion of the posters!

So, you see posters don’t require mounts.

Camframe will happily make you a poster frame. The great thing about poster frames is that, cheap really is cheerful, and so one doesn’t need an expensive moulding. We stock a good range of cheap black mouldings and if you are prepared to fit the dam poster yourself, then the price can..what’s an antonym for skyrocket!

Cheap artists websites in Cambridge

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Today professional and even hobbyist artists need websites. They have become the easiest way to direct any interested client to view more artworks. Truly a modern-day business card and something no serious artists should go without.

Cambridge artist websites

The number of options that are available can be overawing to the not-so-tech-savvy. Prices can vary considerably for what is essentially the same product.

The idea of buying domains, web hosting space and design and content management and then on top the need to do it all right so that you have some chance that your website will even appear in Google searches, can be too much.

It’s easy to get things wrong at the beginning and end up with domains that go no-where, a half-finished website and a website that is not fit for purpose.

As an artists myself I need to talk to like-minded but knowledgeable people about the steps. Wotwebsite are really the best people to talk to about artists websites and their set up as they are artists themselves.

They can marry the technical side with the sensitive needs of artists to create websites that are simple, classy, artistic and most important of all, self managed.

A self-managed artists site means that the artists is freed from the financial grasp of the webmaster and can upload images and content when they like.

WordPress has proved over the years to be by far the most intuitive and stable platform for a whole range of website needs.

Cheap poster frames

Poster frames

Posters do not come in standard sizes. Many posters do fit A2, A1 size frames but many don’t.

At Camframe we can cut you standard sized A1, A2 size poster frames and also cut frames to fit any poster frame size.

Limited edition posters, especially fine art posters are often printed in odd sizes.

Before ordering an online poster frame measure the exact size of the poster. If you cannot find a frame that is an exact fit, Camframe will cut one for you!

A3 poster frame

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A3 is double the size of A4. It is a popular frame size.
A3 size = 297 mm X 420 mm or 29.7 x 42.0cm or 11.69 x 16.53 inches.

There are no standard poster sizes.  Printed material can be printed to any size the client requires. The closest poster size to A3 is 11 x 17 inches. This will make it a bit too narrow and a bit to tall to fit an A3 sized ready frame.

As a professional picture framer I have come across this many times. The customer thinks that a poster sized print will fit into a standard A3 poster frame. They do look at quick glance to be the same size so its always good to check the measurements of your poster before buying a ready frame of A3 size.

The only solution apart from making a bespoke frame up is to cut a narrow surround mount, perhaps of an inch in width.  As a fix I always feel this is unsatisfactory. Posters are designed to have a non-fussy framing solution if they indeed are going to be framed at all.

Picture framers directory

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Calling all picture framers! There is a new picture framers directory for the UK which I have discovered. It looks like a dedicated picture framers directory has finally arrived. Picture framers UK

I listed my business really easy. I like the Geo Location that it has with exact markings for location of my business. There also seems to be some writing about picture framing which could I imagine make it a more interesting resource site than simply a directory.

Cambridge artists websites

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If you are looking for a website to showcase your art we recommend Wotwebsite.co.uk to set up and run your website on a WordPress platform. These guys are really easy to deal with and can meet you in Cambridge to discuss whatever it is you need.

We have used their service several times and have found them to be expert in all aspects of WordPress websites. They have extremely competitive rates for partial and complete website set up including populating of content and images.

Visit them here Cambridge website design