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May 27, 2015
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Framing For Offices, Bars, Restaurants, Hotels etc.

We are regularly asked to provide high quality printing and framing for corporate clients.

Please call us with an idea of the style you are looking for, or send us some images of the pictures you’d like framing.

We have a great creative team who can come up with the right printing and framing solutions for your company.

Trade discounts and free local delivery are offered for larger orders.

Give us a call on 0161 850 2833, or email info@framingmanchester.co.uk

 

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March 18, 2015
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Speciality Glazing for Picture Framing

There’s a variety of Glass to choose from when deciding on the best for your pictures. Anti glare glass is becoming increasingly popular with our customers. It is made from a Water White glass, then has a special coating which cuts down reflections to a minimum. The example below illustrates this, the right hand side is covered with normal picture glass, the left hand side with Anti Glare glass.

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We also stock UV protection glass which is essential for conservation to stop fading and damage to your precious artworks, as well as Acrylic glazing for larger pieces or public places where the use of glass is potentially a safety risk.

We’re happy to advise on the most appropriate glazing for your frames. Do ask us in store, or call us on 0161 850 2833.

March 18, 2015
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Framed Ceramic Poppies from the Tower of London

Here’s an example of a framed ceramic poppy from the Tower of London display. We set it back in a very deep frame, mounted the certificate, and used anti-glare glass.

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More than five million people visited the stunning display at the Tower of London, for which nearly 900,000 hand made ceramic poppies were used.

 

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Now the poppies have been sent out to everyone that bought one, you might need a great way of displaying yours!

 

November 24, 2014
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Artwork Photography & Reproduction Service

As well as our fine art / giclee printing service, we can also offer a professional photography service for artists wishing to create prints / reproductions of their work.

We can take photographs in a studio environment to ensure even lighting of the artwork, then undertake editing to maximise the potential for printing.

This can be done for as little as £25 per artwork, including VAT. There is a £20 charge for setting up the studio.

 

Please call us on 0161 850 2833 for more details.

 

November 24, 2014
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Signed Kii Arens Pulp prints for sale

Framing Manchester’s range of prints for sale has been growing, and this Pulp print has been proving very popular.

It’s an open edition Lithograph Print, signed by the artist. Available while stocks last for £40.00. We’re also selling them expertly box framed with anti glare glass for £130.00. (Other framing options are available!)

A great gift for the keen Pulp / Jarvis Cocker fans out there!

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October 23, 2014
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Original Linotype Drawings for sale at Framing Manchester

We’re pleased to announce that we now have a selection of original Linotype drawings for sale in our shop, priced at £35, they are a great piece of history, and look great on your walls when expertly framed by ourselves!

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These hand drawn “Letters” are part of the font library salvaged from the Lynotype Factory on Broadheath, Altrincham, Cheshire, just on the outskirts of Manchester.

These drawings of individual letters in every different font imaginable were the starting point of manufacturing matrices for the Linotype Printing Machine. The matrices are brass moulds of the letter forms, the machine puts these brass moulds in a line, and they are filled with molten metal and cast in a single piece.

The name of the machine comes from the fact that it produces an entire line of metal type at once, hence a line-o-type, a significant improvement over the previous industry standard, i.e. manual letter by letter type setting using a composing stick and drawers of letters.

The machine, invented by a German watchmaker called Ottmar Mergenthaler, revolutionised typesetting; before its existence no newspaper in the world had more than eight pages. It became the industry standard for newspapers, magazines and posters from the late 1800’s up to the 1960’s and 70’s.

The Linotype factory first had its UK operation off Oxford Road in Manchester but as the company became more and more successful it outgrew its Manchester premises and in 1899 Linotype purchased land at Broadheath, Altrincham and built not only a new factory but the world’s first purpose built industrial estate which was formally opened by Lady Kelvin.

In 1903 the company became known as the Linotype and Machinery Company or L&M for short.

The Linotype machine spread throughout the world following the paths of the British Empire. L&M had branches in Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt and Borneo and in 1914 L&M were particularly proud of the fact that the Vatican installed four Linotype presses.

“A great piece of British industrial heritage”

June 17, 2014
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Ready Made Frames

Since moving to our high street premises on Manchester Road in the heart of Chorlton, we’ve developed a great range of ‘off the shelf’ frames, especially good if you’re in a hurry or have a tight budget. We can usually cut mounts while you wait if you prefer, or to help make your picture fit a frame. We stock a range of good quality and stylish aluminium frames by Nielsen, in the popular A sizes, in black white and silver. Prices start from £15.00 for A4.

 

Also we have a great range of photo frames which make great gifts, our aim is to always have something a little different and stylish for you to choose from. Prices start from just a few pounds!

March 27, 2014
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Job Vacancies

We’re on the lookout for new staff, especially if you have framing experience, but also if you can offer great customer service skills. Do get in touch if you’re interested. CV’s to info@framingmanchester.co.uk or call Andy on 07947 360460.

October 23, 2013
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We Have Moved!

Today (23rd October 2013) we’ve moved into our new premises:

93 Manchester Road
Chorlton
Manchester
M21 9GA

It’s just opposite the Unicorn Cooperative Store.

We hope to be operational again in a couple of days.

The bigger premises will allow us to offer more retail services, such as a selection of great art prints, photo frames and gifts for sale. Watch this space!!