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Bookings remain high for our pre-Christmas courses.  Check out the following venues for opportunities to join in: Cheltenham; Maidstone; York; Oban; Dorchester; Edinburgh. Keep an eye on the main site for the launch of the 2009 training calendar.


... and exhibitions.  There are two more shows that we will be attending before Christmas. A good opportunity to see kit and materials "in the flesh". These could be ideal opportunities to purchase the perfect Christmas present for someone - you could even treat yourself!

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Save over £100


Remember the Onyx 90 cutter? This is the beast that can cut a whole range of sheet materials with its interchangeable cutting heads. It can whip through mount board, backing boards, foam core and glass. It is either available as a wall mounted piece or can be used with a specially designed floor stand (Pentapod - seen in the photo) if preferred.

To clear current stock, we are offering massive discounts on those we have left.
OFFER 1: Onyx 90 cutter with £100.00 off the catalogue price.
OFFER 2: Onyx 90 cutter with FREE Pentapod stand (retail value £260)


These offers can only apply while stocks last. You will need to ask for separate quote for carriage.

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Make It Local, Make It Yours


Many things will evolve in your business as you become more confident with what you are doing. One thing, however, that seems to remain the same is the customer profile. If you check your database, you will probably discover that the majority of your customers live within a 5 mile radius of your shop / workshop. In more rural areas it might be a bit wider, say 10 miles. But the clear fact is that the main income is generated locally.


This latest article for the PPFA takes you through some important ideas for making sure you remain the Number 1 (local) Picture Framing company MORE>>

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Deep Bevel Mount Kit


Using a deep bevel mount is a great way to add real quality to your picture framing. The Foam Biseaux tradition uses bevelled strips of foam core to line the aperture of the mount. By first decorating the face of the bevel with specialist tapes, the end result looks stunning. To help you get started we have put together a special kit.


It consists of: a foam board cutter; 2 x sheets 5mm foam core; 2 x mat decoration tapes; 1 x conservation double sided (ATG) tape; 1 x masking tape; Handy Hints instructions sheet.

At just £58 for the kit (+P&P) you are saving over 10% off catalogue prices.


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NEW Handy Hints Sheets


You may have noticed a mention of a Handy Hints Sheet as part of the Deep Bevel Kit. These are free, down-loadable pages of information to help you with a whole range of basic picture framing skills. Many are accessible to all visitors, but to view the complete set, all you need do is register as a member our website - again, this is a free service.


With the new website and new style training manuals, we will be updating the look of these sheets over the next few months

To view the titles available click: Handy Hints.

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Gallery Job Vacancy


Full time Gallery Assistant Sunflower Framing Marlow.

Our new Marlow store requires a mature, motivated and reliable full time assistant - must be able to work every weekend plus three days during each week by mutual agreement. You will be part of an excellent team offering the best framing service around.

Must be:

  • artistic
  • enthusiastic
  • energetic
  • practical with good people skills

Full training will be given. Opportunities to progress for the right applicant

Pay £8.00 per hour plus holidays

If you are interested in the position please use contacts, listed below, for details and /or application form:

Judy Robertson (General Manager) DIYframing Ltd, Woodlands Studio, Woodlands Farm, Burnham Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks HP9 2SF

T. 01494 670411

E. judy@diyframing.com

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Thank you for your continued support.

Until next time...


October 2008

If it's not a great time to be moving house and you don't want to spend a fortune on extensions and major home improvement projects, a great way of giving yourself a lift is with a bit of interior design.  This month we have a feature on creating deep bevel mounts, to create a really stylish look to framed artwork. So, to help lift your work, we have packaged together, in a money saving kit, the specialist extras you need for the job.  There are also fantastic offers on the Onyx 90 board cutting system (while stocks last); a useful heavy duty cutter, especially if floor space is at a premium. 


We conclude the series of articles about developing your own picture framing business, looking at your customer base and pulling out all the stops to corner the local market.  With reminders of training and exhibition dates & venues, before Christmas, there is something for everyone in this month's edition.


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