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by YPF
Sat 25 Jan, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 'Canvas' stretching
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: 'Canvas' stretching

With these things I tend to advise sticking them down, if at all possible with a HotPress or Jetmounter but the method depends on the quality of the “canvas” and thickness of the paint. As a last resort I have used wet glue onto a board and plenty of weights. If these options are not available I hav...
by YPF
Wed 22 Jan, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?

You could also have a look at:

Ashworth and Thompson
Lion
Mainline
Larsen Juhl
Nielsen Bainbridge
Flagship Framing
by YPF
Sun 19 Jan, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: How long would computer mountcutter blades normally last?
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: How long would computer mountcutter blades normally last?

By my calculation after cutting 30 mounts the blade will have plunged 240 times (4 for each aperture and 4 for each outside cut x 30). On my CMC I expect to change the blade after no more than 120 plunges (less if I’m cutting thicker boards). I reckon the cost of a blade is negligible when compared ...
by YPF
Sun 12 Jan, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Cassese CS20 pneumatic underpinner
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Re: Cassese CS20 pneumatic underpinner

This underpinner is still for sale. Willing to consider offers in the region of £1000 (no VAT). This is about half the price of a new machine.

Can be seen and demonstrated in our Worcester shop.
by YPF
Tue 31 Dec, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: What did you get (or give)?
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: What did you get (or give)?

I received a voucher for a tour of the Morgan Motor factory
by YPF
Fri 29 Nov, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Cassese CS20 pneumatic underpinner
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Cassese CS20 pneumatic underpinner

Has a powerful double action horizontal clamp that holds the moulding together whilst moving the moulding between wedge positions. Air operated Uses cartridge wedges for quick & easy change of size or type Easy to adjust for different profiles Adjustable fences Self-adjusting pressure between hardwo...
by YPF
Thu 03 Oct, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Simons J326
Replies: 5
Views: 621

Re: Simons J326

Or LJ 474348000
by YPF
Tue 01 Oct, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: mount board cheap or seconds for cmc practice.
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: mount board cheap or seconds for cmc practice.

Speak to any of the main suppliers - I have bought mountboard seconds from Lion and more recently from Centrado.
by YPF
Wed 11 Sep, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Incredible Chinese paper cut art
Replies: 3
Views: 512

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 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recycling Mountboard
Replies: 22
Views: 2132

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 4:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: lightweight fabric picture - how best to mount
Replies: 17
Views: 789

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 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount sizing
Replies: 21
Views: 1436

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 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount sizing
Replies: 21
Views: 1436

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 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount sizing
Replies: 21
Views: 1436

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 5:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Scratch Maps
Replies: 8
Views: 484

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 4:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Supplies advice please
Replies: 8
Views: 611

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 5:10 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Pricing software
Replies: 17
Views: 2365

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 4:53 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wizard 8500 CMC for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: Wizard 8500 CMC for sale

This has now been sold. Thank you to all who made enquiries.
by YPF
Wed 08 May, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pneumatic tab driver
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

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 8:14 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Sundry costs
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

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...