Following the government announcement on the 4th January 2021, as a ‘non-essential’ retailer we cannot allow anyone to enter our premises until further notice. We are also a manufacturer so the workshop can still be operational.
We will be continuing to offer our framing and printing services, especially if they are work related. You’ll be able to book a drop-off or collection slot by clicking here. You must ensure that you are following the government guidance if you wish to use these services.
If you wish to drop something off for bespoke framing please book a slot, then attach your contact details to the artwork. It would be helpful if you could also write down any ideas or options for how you would like the item framed and hand it to us when you drop it off. We can then discuss it over the phone, video call, or send you images of samples to make sure it’s what you want. PLEASE NOTE: We may need to quarantine the artworks for a few days before we get in touch. It’s quite a long winded process, but it does still offer some options for those who need framing for work related projects.
Fine Art (Giclee) printing orders can usually be arranged online, if you need any help or advice please call 0161 850 2833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can send us files for printing using WeTransfer.
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.
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!
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!