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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!!

July 2, 2013
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Fine Art Printing Prices

We have a variety of media to choose from on 24 inch wide (610mm) rolls. There is a charge per linear cm for each media type, so it’s to your advantage to fit multiple pictures within that roll width.

For example: on 21cm of roll paper (61cm wide) you can fit 2 x  landscape A4 prints. Or on 42cm of roll paper you can fit 2 x A3 prints. Then multiply the number of cm by the amounts shown below for the different media types. Sorry if that’s confusing! Do call or email if you need assistance with this.

eg. 21cm x 30p = £6.30 for 2 A4 prints on satin photo paper, or 42cm x 50p = £21.00 for 2 A3 prints on Fine Art Paper.

Canon Satin Photo Paper (260gsm) = 25p per linear cm.

Canon Gloss Photo Paper (240gsm) =35p per linear cm.

Canon Photo Quality Canvas (320gsm) = 40p per linear cm.

Fotospeed Fine Art Soft Textured (315gsm) = 40p per linear cm. Available in natural or bright white.

Fotospeed Platinum Baryta (300gsm) = 50p per linear cm

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag (308gsm) =50p per linear cm

note: prices exclude VAT, discounts are available for trade and quantity. Our minimum order is £5.00 for printing.

 

Please do call us if you have any questions on 0161 850 2833.  If you wish to upload a large file to us it’s best to use one of the file transfer sites such as Dropbox or We Transfer. Send a link to info@framingmanchester.co.uk and we’ll do the rest!

If you’d like us to post prints out to you (reasonable P&P charges apply) payment can be made over the phone by Debit or Credit card. Currently we don’t post Framed work.

March 3, 2013
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Giclee Printing Service

Framing Manchester is now offering a Fine Art and Photographic Printing Service. We’ve invested in a large format, state of the art 12 colour pigment ink printer, and we’ll be offering the complete service to artists and photographers – we can now print your work to the highest standards and on the best quality papers.

Watch this space for more details!

July 7, 2012
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Conservation Framing

As well as making your art look great, Framing Manchester uses great care and attention to make sure that it is preserved correctly within a frame. This involves using quality acid free and archival tapes and materials, as well as specialist conservation techniques. That’s why lots of artists and galleries trust Framing Manchester to handle their work.