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by pramsay13
Mon 10 Feb, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wavey Canvass
Replies: 21
Views: 416

Re: Wavey Canvass

I have had a few where the customer has wanted a canvas to be mounted and framed. In those circumstances I have stretched as normal and then placed in the frame with foamboard around the edges to make up the size. You could either stretch it using a shallow stretcher moulding sew extensions and stre...
by pramsay13
Fri 07 Feb, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upside-down cutting....
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Upside-down cutting....

I've never cut anything upside-down and I don't understand why you would.

My worry would be a small piece of grit etc. on the morso would end up scoring or scraping the face of the moulding.
by pramsay13
Tue 04 Feb, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Ceramic Tile Framing advice, Thank you
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Ceramic Tile Framing advice, Thank you

I've done a couple few tiles, mostly close framing so the edges of the frame overlap the tile.

The one I did that was 'floating' I just used tile adhesive and silicone on the mountboard.

I haven't heard so I assume it's still floating.
by pramsay13
Sun 02 Feb, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large poster
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Large poster

Can you do it that size. My largest frame I can cut is 1500mm due to size of workshop so any larger I would have to order already cut and joined. Largest mount I can cut is 1200mm due to size of mountcutter. At that size I wouldn't use glass so it would need to be acrylic, 4mm might be thick enough ...
by pramsay13
Sat 01 Feb, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.

"Keep It Reversible" Don't devalue sport shirts or artworks by using double sided tapes as in the above video. Framing sports shirts can be done with fully reversible methods with out the need for double sided tape. Practice makes perfect and you price accordingly, give your customer options. I hav...
by pramsay13
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Is it possible to run a business without a landlines
Replies: 13
Views: 1287

Re: Is it possible to run a business without a landlines

It would be very easy to do it without the landline although if you already have a number that people know I would be inclined to keep it and get it forwarded to a mobile number. I currently use a powerline adapter from the house to the workshop so i have wifi, but everything I need is on my mobile ...
by pramsay13
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.

I use a mixture of tags and double sided fabric tape. I cut the shape for the inside and then stretch the top over it. I stress to my customers that it's just not possible to frame a sports top using fully reversible methods. I usually charge around £150 for a normal framing job, with extra if they ...
by pramsay13
Tue 24 Dec, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Pricing

I would be £16 for each one, so £160 for the lot. You will only get 2 pieces from a sheet of mountboard, so that is why it is quite expensive. If it was slightly smaller, enough to get 4 pieces from a sheet it would make it quite a bit cheaper so I would normally have that conversation with the cust...
by pramsay13
Fri 29 Nov, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Blades for Keencut
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Blades for Keencut

Try a new blade.

Sometimes when the blade gets dull this will happen.

Are both boards the same depth?
by pramsay13
Wed 23 Oct, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Welsh rugby cap
Replies: 5
Views: 1015

Re: Welsh rugby cap

Anyone famous?

I've done a few, same process as Steve.

Photos on my facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/pictureframerm ... 1077791047

https://www.facebook.com/pictureframerm ... 1875499616
by pramsay13
Fri 11 Oct, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding help
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Moulding help

by pramsay13
Thu 05 Sep, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Canvas stretching
Replies: 2
Views: 513

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 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reducing Plastic In A Framing Business.
Replies: 26
Views: 2229

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 12:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding ID
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Moulding ID

Any ideas where I can get this moulding?

It is around 5cm wide.
by pramsay13
Mon 27 May, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To build an online gallery or not, that is the question
Replies: 18
Views: 1417

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 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Non-45 degree cuts on a Morso..
Replies: 29
Views: 1941

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 11:08 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted: Hotpress Dry Mount Film and Matt Lamination Film.
Replies: 2
Views: 337

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 7:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Equipment/Supplier advice sought
Replies: 3
Views: 530

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 3:04 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: The Christmas Big'un.
Replies: 42
Views: 4432

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 3:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Potential Newbie seeks advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1296

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...