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by YPF
Wed 11 Sep, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Incredible Chinese paper cut art
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Incredible Chinese paper cut art

I have quite a few different Chinese paper cuts in my plan chest waiting to be framed (a ready supply from my Chinese sister in law). A while back I framed one as a sample display piece to go in the window - it lasted about a week before it faded very significantly! I have framed them with tiny spot...
by YPF
Sat 03 Aug, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recycling Mountboard
Replies: 22
Views: 1266

Re: Recycling Mountboard

Rainbow wrote:I went to the local tip yesterday and was going to put my mountboard offcuts in the recycling skip.
I our town disposing of business waste in the recycling centre would attract a fine of up to £5000!
by YPF
Mon 22 Jul, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: lightweight fabric picture - how best to mount
Replies: 17
Views: 362

Re: lightweight fabric picture - how best to mount

Depending on the value of the art and depth of customer’s pockets I would consider: Donor strips sewn around all 4 edges to allow standard lacing (the trick here is to ensure correct weight of thread to use). In this example there is not a great deal of useable space around the image. Sew to a piece...
by YPF
Sun 21 Jul, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount sizing
Replies: 21
Views: 813

Re: Mount sizing

Right now, I'm leaning towards casually(!) mentioning it to the customer. Then, if their eyes glaze over, showing them an example of each. Then don’t let their eyes glaze over - take the opportunity to educate in an engaging way. Loads of my first time customers will say they didn’t know framing wa...
by YPF
Sun 21 Jul, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount sizing
Replies: 21
Views: 813

Re: Mount sizing

You don’t have to confuse them, take the time to explain why you recommend a particular material, technique or design. As an example, on Saturday a couple came in for some prices for 8 pieces to be framed. They had already been to another framer but I still went through my “routine” all the time pro...
by YPF
Wed 17 Jul, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount sizing
Replies: 21
Views: 813

Re: Mount sizing

I found an interesting article discussing this very subject. https://epxx.co/artigos/centre.html I’m considering producing a picture similar to one at the end of the article that shows the effect of bottom weighting to help explain it to my customers. I don’t force bottom weighting when designing bu...
by YPF
Sun 14 Jul, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Scratch Maps
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Scratch Maps

Self adhesive board either bought or home made (Prospero’s description earlier) and run through the Jetmounter (other brands available).
by YPF
Mon 27 May, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Supplies advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 379

Re: Supplies advice please

When I set up framing from home I used to travel to Lion (about an hour away) but quickly realised it was eating too much of my time. Unless your main supplier is on your doorstep it’s so much easier to have the stuff delivered. Wessex and Centrado have weekly van deliveries, the other main supplier...
by YPF
Thu 16 May, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Pricing software
Replies: 17
Views: 1667

Re: Pricing software

Ed209, I-Framer does also include a labour charge and all pricing elements are easily adjusted to suit your own requirements. I have been using I-Framer for over 2 years now and found the support from Mark to be first class (and this is a different Mark from FramR by Framiac). All the catalogue upda...
by YPF
Thu 16 May, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wizard 8500 CMC for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: Wizard 8500 CMC for sale

This has now been sold. Thank you to all who made enquiries.
by YPF
Wed 08 May, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pneumatic tab driver
Replies: 25
Views: 1092

Re: Pneumatic tab driver

I used to have a Charnwood pneumatic tab gun and for a few years it worked perfectly. It started to developed an occasional misfire that became more and more frequent. For about £60 I thought I’d just buy another but Charnwood stopped selling them. After a little thought I bought an Omer pneumatic g...
by YPF
Mon 29 Apr, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Sundry costs
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Sundry costs

When I first opened the shop I offered small bags of sundries but quickly found it to be a time consumer for very little return. Now I always give hooks FOC to all customers when they collect their framing if they want them. If somebody walks in and asks if I sell hooks/cord/d rings I grab what they...
by YPF
Wed 24 Apr, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wizard 8500 CMC for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: Wizard 8500 CMC for sale

This CMC is still for sale and I am receptive to sensible offers. Quite happy to demonstrate and provide initial training in our shop in Worcester.
by YPF
Tue 16 Apr, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing a jigsw puzzle
Replies: 16
Views: 832

Re: Framing a jigsw puzzle

Agree with Prosperous here. Mine always get stuck down with the offer of a spacer if they want to lift the glass off the jigsaw.
by YPF
Mon 01 Apr, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wizard 8500 CMC for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Re: Wizard 8500 CMC for sale

Not VAT registered so nothing else to add.
by YPF
Mon 01 Apr, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wizard 8500 CMC for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 828

Wizard 8500 CMC for sale

Wizard 8500 CMC for sale. Will make 45 degree and 90 degree cuts, complete with 3 debossing tools and PC loaded with all the necessary software. This CMC can cut jumbo sized mountboard. You will need to provide your own compressor (keeping mine for new equipment). This CMC has revolutionised our mou...
by YPF
Wed 13 Mar, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding ID
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Moulding ID

Tying to match a moulding, does anybody recognise this? It’s about 35mm wide. The frame was made about 10 years ago and the framer is no longer in business so can’t ask him.

Many thanks.
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by YPF
Mon 11 Mar, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: double rebated
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: double rebated

Just curious how you would join the vertical dividers to top and bottom rails.
by YPF
Mon 11 Mar, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: Glass

Jerome,

Like they said - “never work with children or animals”

One of my dogs will wait at the start of an agility run and when I give him the command to start he will just sit there looking at me!
by YPF
Sun 10 Mar, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass
Replies: 14
Views: 645

Re: Glass

You are asking for a quality product yet want it cheap - not always compatible. If you are prepared to pay and to avoid wastage why not get Wessex or Centrado to supply a piece cut to size? If you are not worried about high UV protection then something like Centrado’s AR 70 would probably be OK. Als...