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Training Days Early On In 2015


Don’t miss out on courses at the beginning of 2015

There are two more Art & Photography training weekends in January and another at the very start of February.  If you are tempted to make an early start with learning those essential framing skills check these out:

- HIGH WYCOMBE - 17th & 18th January

- LEICESTER -  24th & 25th January 2015

- MANCHESTER - 7th & 8th February 2015


If you are wanting to extend your repertoire of framing skills make sure you have check out the possibilities below: many of these workshops only run a couple of times a year so don’t let these pass you by:

- Canvas Stretching: 9th February, Manchester

- Adding Finishes to Frames: 16th February, High Wycombe

- Business Development week: 7th - 13 March, High Wycombe (each day can be booked separately)

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The Photography Show 2015


The Photography Show is the exhibition dedicated to the world of photography.

Taking place from 21st - 24th March 2015, this is the perfect forum for professional photographers, enthusiasts, amateurs, mobileographers, retailers and anyone who operates within the photography industry.  The Photography Show provides an unrivalled platform to get hands-on with the latest gear from over 200 exhibiting brands, including industry giants Nikon, Olympus, Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Epson and Sigma.


When you’re not exploring what's new from our exhibitors, we've also planned some great activities to ensure you get the most from your day out. You will uncover the secrets behind the careers of your photography heroes on the Super Stage. Bring your camera and perfect your technique while taking shots of some unique subjects on the Live Stage. Enjoy some head-turning fashion, portrait and wedding displays on the Catwalk and much more.



The Photography Show 2015
The NEC, Birmingham: Getting There

Opening Times 

Saturday: 21st March – 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday: 22nd March – 10:00 – 18:00
Monday: 23rd March – 10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: 24th March – 10:00 – 17:00
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Ticket Offer for DIYframing Customers


We are pleased to say we have secured a discount for members of DIYframing. Enter code DIYTPS15* in the designated discount code box and your ticket (full adult) will be £10.95 instead of the usual £13.95 (in advance) or £15 on the door.  

*Code valid from 4th December 2014 until 18th March 2015


Book your tickets in advance.  

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Visit Our Show Stand

DIYframing Stand @ the Photography Show 2015

DIYframing will have a stand (J101) featuring:


  • an extensive range of mount cutters, 
  • workshop framing equipment;
  • hardware, tapes & framing / presentation sundries;  


For those wishing to try a more “hands-on” entry into the world of picture framing we can explore our full programme of picture framing workshops, details of content and venues offered all around the UK: places can be booked at the show.  See our current list of training & venues (PDF).


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Discover the Practical Side Of Mount Cutting


UK School of Framing

In conjunction with the exhibition organisers and with the generous support of Arqadia, we are running a suite of 3, practical workshops about mounting and framing your images.  We will help you discover how you can enhance the presentation of your work and even lead you towards developing a framing business. 


Each workshop lasts just over 1 hour and runs each day according to a timetable over the 4 exhibition days.  All bookings must be made by visiting: 

DIY MOUNTING WORKSHOPS on The Photography Show Website


Cut Your Own, Quality Mounts

Learn the best practices for creating your own mounts and adjusting your prints for display.

  • Make a single mount using a mount cutting system
  • Illustrates best quality method for attaching and adjusting your prints for display in a hinge mount system
  • Explore the effect, on presentation, of a variety of border weightings

What to bring:  A4 borderless print (Image size 270 mm x 210 mm)


Double Mount, Double Impact

Discover how to make a double mount and see how it enhances your work.

  • How a double mount can enhance your shots
  • Discover how to plan and make a double mount using professional skills used in layered mounts
  • Explore mount board colour and choice and view examples of layered mounts

What to bring: A4 borderless print (Image size 270 mm x 210 mm)


Adding Depth Behind the Glass: Deep Bevel Mounts

Learn how to create depth behind glass by creating your own deep bevel mount.

  • How to create depth behind the glass by creating a deep bevel mount
  • Explore how to use foam-core strips to create spaced mounts
  • See examples of other methods (eg slip moulding) for creating depth in the mount

What to bring: A5 borderless print (Image size 210 mm x 148 mm)


To find out more visit DIYframing Workshops @ The Photography Show

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Easy Order Hanging Systems: STAS


As spring approaches and the urge to give rooms a face lift blossoms, why not think about using a beatutiful, design led hanging system to help show work off at its best?  Or if you want to refresh a gallery, it's well worth looking at what STAS has to offer.


If not already aware, DIYframing is the official UK dealer for STAS hanging systems.  Explore the hanging systems on on offer using the STAS website: you'll find it easy to use, plus you have that reassuring backup of direct support through DIYframing.  For direct access click: STAS hanging Systems

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Art & Photography Framing Weekends coming up in the first quarter of 2015:


LEICESTER - 24th & 25th January 2015

MANCHESTER - 7th & 8th February 2015

IPSWICH - 21st & 22nd February 2015

BRIGHTON -  14th & 15th March 2015

BRISTOL - 14th & 15th March 2015

EXETER -  28th & 29th March, 2015

CANTERBURY - 11th & 12th April 2015

DERBY - 18th & 19th April 2015


For events at our main centre click: ALL COURSES

Reserve places NOW, to avoid disappointment

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Thank you for your continued support.

Until next time...


January 2015

A Happy New Year ...

... to all customers and members of DIYframing.  As well as wishing you all the very best at the start of another year, we also want to ensure you have an “early warning” of our countdown to The Photography Show 2015. 


We have included links to, and details of, the Photography Show itself. Only in its second year after taking over from Focus on Imaging and it is already establishing itself as the premier event for all involved with imaging and photography. 


In addition there is the chance to see in advance what DIYframing is up to with our trade stand, workshops and all the support and advice we can muster.  We hope that you can find something here to make a visit worth planning and that, if nothing else, you spot our link for accessing discounted ticket prices.


Finally ...


There are reminders of fast approaching training dates and a link through to the STAS hanging system web site to tempt you with ways to make your home or gallery look amazing.  DIYframing is the official UK dealer for STAS (not a lot of people know that!).


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