huge rustic mirrors 49.99 to 79.95 (seen these elsewhere at £180
to £200 or more!)
Good choice of
new special frame styles in any size with a choice of finish -
frames in all price ranges!
Frame styles at
the shop counter - we have almost 1,000 of the best you can view
Custom Made Frames
Framing in three
easy steps: Bring in your
picture - choose a frame (plenty of advice and help if you need
it) - Leave the rest to us!
There is a big difference between
buying a frame, and having something framed!
If we frame your picture or photo or artwork, we will always use
suitable materials. In almost all frames it is very important to
avoid acidity - think of the frame as an "acid free zone". Old
fashioned backing materials have their place, but the majority
of our work is now finished with the latest materials and with
up-to-date know how. (hardboard and MDF are old hat if you want
to preserve your art these days!) We only offer fully acid
free or conservation mounts and materials in framing orders we
take over the shop counter. The Art-Bak backing boards we use
are acid free, so our frames preserve your pictures,
photos or artwork, as well as presenting them to their best.
Its a no-brainer really. For strenghth and shipping all
our online frames are supplied with rigid MDF backing. We
recommend an acid free liner (backing) with mounts to protect
your artwork. These are standard with our custom framing in the
shop, optional with online framing.
much does a frame cost?
For an average straightforward
frame its surprisingly reasonable, specially when you consider the work
and time that goes into your frame, and the machinery and expertise
involved in doing the job properly.
can own a unique bespoke item, made specially. If budget is an
issue we can always find alternatives, or you can choose from our ready
High-tech Framing equipment
Our first Wizard CMC (Computerized
mount cutter) was ordered in 2005 and it was the first in
Cornwall, and one of only a handful in the UK and Europe.
One day every quality picture framer will be using one of
these... we also offer a mount cutting service, so if you
just need a mount that's no problem. We stock Arquadia and
it all goes to plan........
Choice of glazing - Picture
glass, styrene, reflection-control, UV blocking, and super-clear
Loads in stock
- standard sizes. Custom sizes no problem at all - square, oval
Enrique Lopez Frames
customers of our bespoke service have loved the Enrique Lopez Spanish
frame mouldings we have had over the last ten years.
Bundles of board!
For crafts etc -
Paint-yourself obeche-wood frames in a range of styles and prices
- made in any size you need
Ask about our ranges of solid American
Ash, Oak, and Tulipwood natural wood mouldings. We
also always have Pine, Obeche, Beech, Ash and Oak wood picture
frames, plus our own range of African Obeche "driftwood"
style picture frame mouldings which we have specially made.
We are currently selling off some long
overdue uncollected orders and oddment frames - if you don't see
what you want in the shop just ask, we have a mountain of frames
out the back!
uncollected orders policy
about conservation glass!
Are your energy saving CFL lamps damaging your artwork?
high-grade picture glass is
manufactured using a coating process
which applies a UV blocking agent to the glass. This coating
blocks 99% of the most damaging
When not blocked, these rays can fade and deteriorate
all types of works of art on paper -from
priceless originals to limited edition prints to photographs.
We also offer a line of
standard glass, anti-reflective glass,
Reflection-Free and Museum Glass which also has the Conservation
Series UV-blocking coating. The optically coated glass products
are the state-of-the-art in picture framing technology. You can
see examples of True-Vue glass, Regular glass, non reflective
glass and styrene acrylic glazing in the shop.
Frame bargains - ready made in standard sizes
Bargain Frames - we always have a lot of Ready-Made-Frames to clear. We make
these up from ends of batches etc when we have the time -
great if you want a quality frame on a budget! Easy to fit
your own pictures or photos, or we can fit for you.