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Edward Taylor GCF, Managing Director 

     We believe it is essential that our customers have the best possible advice and information so that they have a clear set of options from which to make a decision. We can also offer advice on colours and textures to enhance the image and co-ordinate with where it will hang. We want our customers to feel confident in us and to enjoy coming to our shop. The majority of items brought in for framing are artworks in various mediums on paper, board or canvas. However, we have experience in framing a multitude of objects of every size and shape including medals, clothing (shirts, caps, bodices, shoes, etc.), needle work, porcelain, coins, stamps, papyrus, leather, spoons and many other 3D items. Over time we have developed procedures for framing these items. Occasionally we get something new and enjoy the challenge of planning the best solution. Our ultimate aim is to have happy and satisfied customers.

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Framing Techniques

  • I have a frame and I only need a mount cut to size, can you do it?
    Yes, absolutely. To cut the right size mount for you, we need to measure in millimetres (mm) - 1. The width and length of the frame from the back, within the rebate, that will give us the correct frame size. 2. The image size, we will cut your mount 5mm smaller them the size you gave us, so the image can sit nicely underneath the mount. Bespoke mount services are ready for collection within 2 working days. If you are not confident in measuring the frame and image yourself, you are welcome to bring it to the shop and we will do it for you.
  • The glass for my frame has broken, can you cut a replacement?
    Yes, of course. You have the option of just having the glass. if you are not happy putting it together, we can refit it for you, there will be a charge for this service, and the cost is based on the size of the frame. Give us a call and we can quote you over the phone.
  • Will I get a phone call when my frame is ready?
    We do not call customer unless there is an issue or delay with the framing. If we haven't contacted you, your frame will be ready on the date stated on the top on the white slip we gave you. If you have lost the slip, you are welcome to call and we will try to locate your frame for you.
  • What is a ready made frame?
    These are complete frames that have glass, backing and fittings and allow the customer to fit their own picture. These frames are made to pre-made standard sizes and can include a mount board. For those that contain mountboards, the size stated will be for the aperture (whole in the board) as this is where the customers image will go and not the frame size.
  • Do you repair frames?
    We do minor repairs, but we can't take it in without looking at it. Bring it to us and we'll have have a look at it, there is no obligation.
  • How much does bespoke framing cost?
    Bespoke framing will have more variants than a ready made frame, so without going through the process of choosing a frame, mount, etc; we are unable to give you an accurate quote. We can give you a very rough starting price, but we strongly advise that you come in to have a consultation so we can give you a proper quote, there is no obligation.
  • Do you offer a printing service ?
    We don't print it ourselves but we always recommend Minuteman Press in Bath. We can also coordinate to get your print delivered to us for framing. Go to our quote page and send us the file you require quoting and we'll get back to you.
  • Can you print my image/ canvas?
    We don't print the images ourselves, but we have partnered up with Minuteman Press to offer a smooth process between printing your image to getting it framed. All you have to do is send us the image to be printed and they will print it and send it to us. We will contact you as soon as it's here so you can come in to choose the frame.

Framing techniques are diverse and tailored to the individuality of each artwork. While many standard methods exist, not all can be listed exhaustively. Often, we must adapt existing techniques to better suit the specific needs and characteristics of the artwork being framed. This flexibility ensures that each piece is displayed to its best advantage, taking into account factors like material, size, and any unique features. Whether it's a delicate textile, a double-sided print, or a vintage card, our approach is customized to preserve and enhance the artwork’s visual and structural integrity. Here are some examples: 

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