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by pramsay13
Fri 11 Oct, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding help
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Moulding help

by pramsay13
Thu 05 Sep, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canvas stretching
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Canvas stretching

I'm not sure there's enough to it to warrant training on its own, maybe as part of a larger course.

Have you done any, and are you having any issues?
by pramsay13
Tue 09 Jul, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reducing Plastic In A Framing Business.
Replies: 26
Views: 1418

Re: Reducing Plastic In A Framing Business.

I noticed Centrado are doing a biodegradable bubble wrap.

More details here https://centrado.co/newsletters/centrad ... june-2019/
by pramsay13
Mon 08 Jul, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding ID
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Moulding ID

Any ideas where I can get this moulding?

It is around 5cm wide.
by pramsay13
Mon 27 May, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To build an online gallery or not, that is the question
Replies: 18
Views: 1104

Re: To build an online gallery or not, that is the question

I don't think an online shop for custom framing will be viable, but maybe for selling prints.
You could then offer a postage service or collection from shop and obviously when in shop try and sell custom framing.
by pramsay13
Tue 19 Feb, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-45 degree cuts on a Morso..
Replies: 29
Views: 1474

Re: Non-45 degree cuts on a Morso..

I've moved my fences a few times for different reasons.
Each time before I do I mark either side with a pencil a few times so when I return it it always goes back to the exact same place.
by pramsay13
Fri 15 Feb, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted: Hotpress Dry Mount Film and Matt Lamination Film.
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Wanted: Hotpress Dry Mount Film and Matt Lamination Film

I'm sure Steve Goodall at Wessex will be able to help you out.
by pramsay13
Tue 12 Feb, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Equipment/Supplier advice sought
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Equipment/Supplier advice sought

Or the Grumble if you don't use facebook.
http://www.thegrumble.com/index.php
by pramsay13
Thu 31 Jan, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: The Christmas Big'un.
Replies: 42
Views: 3300

Re: The Christmas Big'un.

Excellent job and great tutorial.
I hope you priced it correctly!

p.s. I've had a horse-box collection before too, although it was only for maybe around a 6' x 4' frame.
by pramsay13
Thu 31 Jan, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Potential Newbie seeks advice
Replies: 18
Views: 952

Re: Potential Newbie seeks advice

I'm not sure that I would advise buying a framing business unless you have a particular interest in either the artistic side of things, or the mechanics of making and joining frames. CMCs are optional rather than essential although it would be on my list to buy before hiring another staff member. Th...
by pramsay13
Tue 15 Jan, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Arqadia L/J web ordering.... anyone out there got a clue?
Replies: 29
Views: 2080

Re: Arqadia L/J web ordering.... anyone out there got a clue

Rainbow wrote:I don't use any site that has infinite scrolling if I can possibly avoid it. I can't imagine why Arqadia/LJ thought it was a good idea. I believe even the inventor wished he hadn't invented it.
Where is the infinite scrolling on their website?
by pramsay13
Tue 15 Jan, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Arqadia L/J web ordering.... anyone out there got a clue?
Replies: 29
Views: 2080

Re: Arqadia L/J web ordering.... anyone out there got a clue

I got this email from my rep so might be worth contacting yours if you have any issues. I am aware that many of you have been experiencing significant difficulties in placing orders via our website. Furthermore, on contacting our service team for support, you are either waiting far too long or faili...
by pramsay13
Sat 05 Jan, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: mounting with very little margin
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: mounting with very little margin

If it is not valuable and the customer agrees I would dry mount it to a sticky board using my JM26 hotpress.
If you don't have mounting equipment you can do it manually if the picture is small enough, otherwise maybe see if someone nearby can do it for you.
by pramsay13
Mon 24 Dec, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: deifying gravity
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: deifying gravity

I've used melinex on the corners, almost like large photo corners.
Not quite invisible, but almost.
by pramsay13
Sat 13 Oct, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Trimming down a print
Replies: 22
Views: 2181

Re: Trimming down a print

Sometimes if there's a lot of space around an image like this I have the discussion with the customer about not having a mount but a spacer instead to lift the glass from the artwork. Usually, if there is no mount you can have a much chunkier / fancier frame. For me the skinny frame in the original ...
by pramsay13
Tue 09 Oct, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: best methods of removing dust from glass
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: best methods of removing dust from glass

David McCormack wrote:with one of these
Interesting, I've just been using my glass pliers to remove the tabs but that looks a much better option.
by pramsay13
Tue 25 Sep, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Mobile framing service
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: Mobile framing service

I started framing in my garage and visiting customers although when word got around people would just drop by in the hope of catching me in. For the last few years I've still offered to visit customers although I always say if they come to me they will be able to see where I work and there are more ...
by pramsay13
Thu 20 Sep, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to get picture frame corners flush?
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: How to get picture frame corners flush?

Do you mean the top of the frame is not sitting level? If so it probably is from a warped piece of wood. Does the wood sit flat and straight before you cut it? How long have you had it and how are you storing it? If you sit the corners together on a flat table are they perfectly flush at that point?...
by pramsay13
Wed 19 Sep, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oh what to do with left over moulding!
Replies: 28
Views: 22135

Re: oh what to do with left over moulding!

On my samples board I have a column of Sale Mouldings which are just ones that I have leftover lengths.

People enjoy getting a bargain.

You can even discount them if you wish.
by pramsay13
Thu 06 Sep, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traditional framing in Uganda
Replies: 12
Views: 1807

Re: Traditional framing in Uganda

Here's my first effort.

This was the best corner :D