Framers are always looking for ways to increase profits. They’ll try just about any advertising idea, even having their logo emblazoned on placemats at the local diner, cash-register tapes and bowling score sheets. They’ll squeeze suppliers for discounts; I’m guilty of this one. They’ll walk around their shops switching off lights to save a few […]
By Michael Pacitti Inspired by the unruly aspects of the natural world, the Art Nouveau style affected art, illustration, design and architecture from 1890 to 1910. Despite its relatively short span as a popular trend, Art Nouveau made many appearances throughout the decades, including a secondary highlight during the 1970s psychedelic movement. Remember the Grateful […]
By Linda Mariano When we think about the framing industry, we think of mouldings, mats, glass and all the equipment it takes to bring those elements together to create a beautiful frame. Whether it is a piece of artwork, a memento, an award or myriad other things that we want to display, the frame design […]
By Tara Crichton Historically, spring is my favorite time of year. I say “historically” because this seems like the spring-that-wasn’t. Fall got co-opted by winter and spring has gotten bullied into submission, too. My personal response has been to revolt against the grey by bringing as much color into my personal space as possible. I […]
By Michael Pacitti What makes a good custom framing designer? You’ve probably heard me mention many times in my Color and Design seminars and workshops: “It might be time to change your job description to custom-framing designer rather than a custom framer.” Generally, custom framers are decorators, and that’s not a bad thing. However, they […]
There’s a magical feeling of excitement in the air. It’s noticeable from the first moment you walk through the door. Nothing about this place is typical—from the decorated replica statue of Michelangelo’s David to the speakers pumping loud music, it’s clear that these people think differently. For 30 years, Roma Moulding has done more than […]
By Michael Pacitti Period design is a fascinating field of study, and one that can help you do better business. Behind each frame lies a story that’s well worth knowing—and sharing. Did you know that most frames fall into one of thirteen periods of design? Knowing and understanding all the influences behind a frame can […]
Volume framers need to consider many issues when it comes to automated equipment.