undergoing a large re-styling of the shop. to make it more a relaxing
place for customers to order.
addition we are making it easier for everybody with a larger counter
with a dedicated design and browsing area, where customers can choose
frames and mounts at their leisure. We will be trialling a Visualisation
programme, so that customers can see exactly what their finished
item will look like.
November - Due to being exceptionally busy with internet orders,
we are taking telephone orders and enquiries Mondays to Thursdays now, a
lot of packing and shipping by post is done at the end of the week, and
Friday and Saturdays we are shop-counter only. You can still place your
orders online any day or time, and they are processed as normal.
We expect the "rush" to continue till Christmas, so please take this
into account and don't leave ordering to the last minute!
October - And welcome aboard John. John is our Saturday "lad",
although he's staring down both barrels of 50 this year. John is a well
known Westcountry photographer, and you can also find his images of
Cornwall in our shop or on his website
www.johnstedman.co.uk as well
as in outlets all over Cornwall and parts of Devon.
mounts in qty 10, 50 and 100 have been added, each of these has its own
custom price calculator. We hope this makes it easier for you, saves
phone calls and emails, and gives you an instant price without waiting.
Comment: We have always offered
a good service, value and quality to local customers and artists. We have
extended this to our internet sales - wherever possible. Despite some
hiccups this year due a serious and unexpected illness, we do our best
not to let customers down. We would like to thank our customers who have
been understanding, but as for the few "screamers" here is a message
from the boss: Get a grip, nobody died because their frame was late.
Have a word with yourself, its a family run business. People get sick,
sometimes they even die. Life's too short. Normal service has been
September - Suzi has been seriously I'll, so she will be part-time
from now on. So....Changes in the way we work!
Welcome aboard Linda. Linda is in the shop Mondays, and doing plenty of
admin! Tom and Kev, from the workshops are out on the counter all day
Fridays and some other days, and Suzi is at the counter on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday.
New web-site features
: A custom size frame calculator/secure order
facility, another new range of high quality solid wood frame mouldings.
January we are installing
a new network for the shop and workshop computers, and installing an
additional workstation terminal in the workshop so that mount orders can
be programmed as other orders are cut.
Re-organising the retail
shop is ongoing, we are clearing out 100s of pictures and prints
to make over the space for ready made frames and mounts, so look out for
our special offers or come and make an offer for a job lot!
A new Electro Hydraulic
Morso mitre cutting machine is on order.
2006 Nov/Dec News
Clearance of pictures and
prints, HALF PRICE, or FREE if framed! We are reorganising the shop
after Christmas, and these have to go to make room.
2006 July News
our online shop servers experienced technical problems for a couple of
hours on Friday 21st during which time the main online shop page (only
page) was sometimes not available. The rest of the site, on 3 mirrors,
remains 100 percent uptime.
2006 June News
ranges of frame mouldings added.
affiliated with Allposters.com and ArtBank, customers can now view and
buy a huge range of art prints and original art from the artbank link
and the allposters features on our site.
2006 May News
orders are now routinely upgraded to premium boards and mouldings,
subject to availability, at no extra charge.
Carriers ANC deliver all our orders that are not sent by royal mail.
Most orders over £40 to UK mainland will be by ANC
orders over £100 to UK are now carriage free. we will generally refund
any packing and delivery charges added by paypal or card processors on
computer networking in the shop. Wizard mount cutting software updated.
Eslite pricing software updated.
eBay Kawasaki made it without missing a beat, and with the help of
InfoRad there was no speed camera surprises. Not bad for a twelve
year old import ;) we raised between us over twelve thousand
pounds for Cornwall Air Ambulance.
2006 April News
one of the sponsors
of the 2006 Lejogle Motorcycle event and kev is participating in the
1,800 mile ride
www.lejogle.com on an eBay Kawasaki.
Other sponsores include Cornwall Bike Training, Oxford rider equipment,
Bering, safety UK, Weise, IOS steamship company.
have added several items now available to order by telephone as
well as online or over the shop counter
Framing shop - new items added
Mount designs in our online mount cutting shop
Mount cutting for online
customers is now all in one self contained section, and is also mirrored
on our other site
starting work for us all new staff, whether framers or workshop
assistants or new to the work, now undertake an independent
Fine Art Trade Guild accredited training course before working
unsupervised to maintain a consistent knowledge about the quality of
work required and understanding of the standards of framing laid down by
the FATG. First on the course - Alan Smith. Welcome to the workshop
Alan. With modern framing techniques and technology, and recent
advances in materials, particularly mount boards and their applications,
we feel this is absolutely essential for new staff in any modern framing
Deliveries We have
had some horrible muppetry with one of our carriers, who have ceased
leaving cards for failed deliveries, so any orders which have not
arrived, please get in touch, as its probably in a depot near you. We
are sending all online orders from early February by another carrier.
The return of the famous "£25
For the winter
season we have stocked up on a range of cracking prints - "wall fillers
at stocking filler prices". includes big famous prints from Monet, Dali,
Picasso, Munch etc from a big US art museum shop, plus many John
Millers' and the usual suspects from the Art Group, including Jack Vettriano
, Rothko etc.
mounts.uk.com & Website
As a large part
of our business is mount cutting, and we already own frames.uk.com it
seemed like madness not to have a separate home page for customers who
are just interested in mounts. At the same time we added some geek stuff
to the site, quotes forms and suchlike, so that we can quote for
cutomers' enquiries about custom mounts without either side having to
endure the others' life story.... gets the quotes out quicker, too ;)
The online mount cutting section is being made into a separate "online
shop" -Pictureframer himself decides he wants more automation to spend more
time motorcycling.... the met office, datatool alarms and his bike
battery seldom agree. Roll on summer.
Free upgrades to many orders and some
Service: orders over £30 (excluding P&P) to most UK mainland destinations are being
sent by next day carrier
no extra charge on packs of mounts and some other orders
whenever available in standard colours for custom cut mounts -creams
and whites will whenever possible receive a free upgrade to full BWS3
quality conservation board, acid free and white core. If you want
further info on this please don't hesitate to ask.
From January we
will be doing bulk trade packs of mounts at discount rates.
Corricor/Art-Cor/Art-Bak and other
OK, we admit we
are beginning to lose the plot with what the products are called this
week! Our suppliers reps assure us that it is the same product,
regardless of the name printed on it. Sometimes they'll even say
so in writing. Byron Mouldings/Byron Artcare no longer distribute the
corricor brand, and other distributors have taken on distribution of it
under a different name. Britannia now have the corricor name. As we use
different suppliers at different times, the board may come to you
branded as any of the above, or unbranded. We also do MDF, which is
handy as the board manufacturers don't seem so intent on waiving writs
at each other over the name "MDF".
Picture and photo frames, certificate frames, artists frames,
framing and mounts for photographs,
bespoke framing, made to measure frames (fit your own pictures),
custom framing (frames made to your spec), mirrors, bevelled
Mirrors, picture glass, UV glass, Conservation glass,
mirror glass cut to size, mounts ready made and custom cut,
all mounts are computer cut, including card
mounts, mounts for cigarette cards. We have Cornish art,
images of cornwall, work by cornish artists, cornish
prints & pictures, bespoke frames at artist prices direct to the
public. West Cornwall's leading picture framers. Over the
counter and online ordering, trade mount
cutting, custom cut mounts, stock mounts, double mounts, art
mounts, multi window mounts, multi mounts, mounts cut to your
design, mounts for photographers, mount cutting for artists,
mounts cut for the trade, bulk mount cutting, custom mount
cutting - no minimum order -delivered in the UK