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by GeoSpectrum
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.
Replies: 13
Views: 148

Re: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.

I stoped doing shirts several years ago now. I was always getting asked to do them and would quote in the £125 region. Always too expensive for around here so my answer now is no. Sorry.

Life is to short.
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: New frame, had a bit of an experiment.
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: New frame, had a bit of an experiment.

Looking good. I'm coming at it from the opposite direction, I can make the frames but I'm working on my art to put into some of them!
by GeoSpectrum
Mon 27 Jan, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Dibond subframes
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Dibond subframes

The Lion ones. I bond them to dibond with gorilla glue. CallLion have have a chat with Tracey.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: circular frame

I’m finding the CNC very handy, I mainly make artists panels on it and a few other sidelines but circular and oval frames come up occasionally. Ill be making a couple from lime in the next few days so I’ll post the results.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: circular frame

Well I have the CNC so if anyone is interested please get in touch.

( that is CNC, not CMC, just for clarity.)
by GeoSpectrum
Wed 22 Jan, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: circular frame

I'm using a cnc, so mdf is a breeze.
by GeoSpectrum
Wed 22 Jan, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: circular frame

Circular or square with a spandrel? I can cut both but the finish is plain ie just a plain plywood profile but good if you are hand finishing I generally make them from plywood for circular panels, rebated or inlay. What rebate depth do you need? I can make them out of arcs that can be joined or tha...
by GeoSpectrum
Wed 22 Jan, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?

LIon have always been helpful.
by GeoSpectrum
Fri 17 Jan, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: EPOS printer Star SML-200
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: EPOS printer Star SML-200

This is now sold.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 09 Jan, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: EPOS printer Star SML-200
Replies: 1
Views: 201

EPOS printer Star SML-200

I have a Star EPOS printer for sale. Perfect condition, little
used. Connects to iPhone/tablet etc via Bluetooth
or usb to a PC.
Complete with usb charging cable and box of paper rolls. Cost £195 new. asking £95.
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by GeoSpectrum
Wed 01 Jan, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: First gilt frame. Feedback please.
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: First gilt frame. Feedback please.

Thanks for the tips. Now I’ve ‘discovered’ how easy real gesso is and also discovered transfer Dutch leaf, a whole new area has opened up for me. I tried real gold leaf a
While back but found it frustrating to say the least.
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 31 Dec, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: First gilt frame. Feedback please.
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: First gilt frame. Feedback please.

Thanks Dermot, generous as ever. Is rottenstone a no
No? It’s all experiments at the moment. Good job the leaf is cheap.
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 31 Dec, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: First gilt frame. Feedback please.
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: First gilt frame. Feedback please.

Thanks, the ageing process hides a multitude of sins.
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 31 Dec, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: First gilt frame. Feedback please.
Replies: 9
Views: 826

First gilt frame. Feedback please.

Hello all, I’ve just finished my first gilt frame And am looking for a little feedback. I used RSG gesso and Schlag leaf 2.5 for the gold. Followed by a good duffing with gravel to get some dents and scratches. A brush full of vandyke crystal stain, dark wax and a Bit of rottenstone. No red bole whi...
by GeoSpectrum
Mon 23 Dec, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Marketing
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Marketing

Plenty of folks do those and they are cheap so the margins are small. Going higher end would fit with the 'do less earn more' manta we all use from time to time.
by GeoSpectrum
Sun 22 Dec, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Marketing
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Marketing

If you can find your target audience via targeted social media then I believe there is little to beat it if you don't have a shop ( like me) I put a lot of effort into my social media it pays off. A good website which is well presented, has good content and keywords will also attract customers even ...
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 17 Dec, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Another fascinating packaging thread
Replies: 15
Views: 447

Re: Another fascinating packaging thread

I buy boxes of 300 blue corners from Kite Packaging. They are cheaper this way but still cost a bit so only go around the more expensive frames. The rest of the time is bubble wrap or handy wrap.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 12 Dec, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bole
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Bole

Many thanks once again Dermot.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 05 Dec, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bole
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Bole

Ok, I’m getting the hang of RSG gesso, spraying frames
Is the way to go for me. The Next step is bole. Ready made, Make your own, colour....any recommendations? There seems to be a lot on the market.
by GeoSpectrum
Fri 29 Nov, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 things...canvas backing and which underpinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: 2 things...canvas backing and which underpinner?

Can you explain the backing for canvas frames. I'm not sure what you mean?