It’s great to be back, and we are overwhelmed by the reponse from customers! We’ve made some changes to the shop for everyone’s safety, and are limiting the shop to 2 customers at a time. For the time being, we will be closed on Mondays.
To help with social distancing we are using an appointment system for orders and collections. This will really help us manage the flow of customers, and should avoid customers having to queue outside. To book an appointment please click on ‘book online now’ to the left of the page.
We anticipate that lead times may be a little longer than usual, so please bear with us, we hope to be back to normal as soon as possible.
After a long break, Framing Manchester is (hopefully) reopening on Tuesday 16th June. To help with new social distancing measures we are using an appointment system for both new orders and collections. Please click on the link to the left and select the category that is the most relevant.
We’ve been working on some Screens (also known as Sneeze Guards) which can be used in many different workplaces to help with social distancing. They are a bit different to others you may see on the market, we have designed them with style and functionality in mind. They are free standing, 3 sided and can be folded up when not in use. There’s a gap at the bottom for passing documents, small goods or payment machines.
New Appointment System in operation, please click on the link to the left of the page!
Framing Manchester is normally open Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 4.30pm, and Saturday 11am – 5pm as a minimum. We’ll normally be closed on Sundays and Public Holidays, and will try to keep the website updated with any unusual opening hours. If you cannot make it to see us within these hours, please give us a call on 0161 850 2833 or 07947 360460 to arrange a mutually convenient time. We’ll find the best possible way to present your work to suit your budget. Turnaround time for work varies greatly depending on how busy we are, but is usually around 2 weeks. If you have an urgent deadline let us know, we’ll do our best to help!
Over the past few weeks we’ve been installing and calibrating our new 44 inch printer, an upgrade from the 24 inch one we’ve been using for the past 8 years or so. We’re currently stocking 3 paper types in this new size, Matt, Etching and Photo Rag. For more details on our printing service click here!
At Framing Manchester we understand that customers often need frames in a hurry, and there’s not always time for bespoke framing. Which is why we are stocking several excellent ranges of Ready made frames from Nielsen, in both wood and aluminium.
This way we can provide a fast service whilst keeping up our high standards in quality and design. Combined with the use of our computerised mount cutter, it allows us provide a ‘while you wait’ or same day service wherever possible. If we don’t have the size you need we can often cut a mount to make it fit one of the sizes we have in stock, or you may need us to ‘dry mount’ the artwork, which involves bonding a print onto board to make it nice and flat. Whatever you opt for, we’ll try our best to provide you with the perfect solution.
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. As always for customers of Framing Manchester we’ll devote our friendly and personal service, tailored to produce the best results for each artwork. We take photographs in a studio environment to ensure even lighting of the artwork, then undertake editing to maximise the potential for printing. We use a full frame DSLR camera, plus top quality professional lens, to maximise the image quality.
The standard charge per artwork is £50 inc VAT, and discounts are offered should you wish to bring in multiple artworks. This includes:
Colour Correction to make the images as close to your originals as possible.
You retain full rights to the images, we keep a copy on file for whenever you need prints in the future.
For larger pictures (usually above A2) we may charge more as we will have to photograph in sections then stitch them together to achieve high resolution. This service is offered from £100.
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.
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.