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SATURDAY 09:00 - 15:00
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Professional picture framing carried out on our premises in the City of Durham
Hundreds of moulding styles to choose from.
Mount board always in stock cut to any shape or size.
Standard glass, non-reflective or specialist UV protected glass, all in stock.
Framing sundries including tape, hangers and screws.
CUSTOM MADE MOUNTS USING THE LATEST VALIANI NEXUS 150 COMPUTERISED MOUNT CUTTER
All our mounts are made on our state of the art computerised mount cutter making each and every one perfect time after time
Lots of colours to choose from
Single or multi aperture
Various depth mount board
Jumbo sizes also available for oversized frames.
Quality mount board from Daler
Whether you require paintings, photographs, sports shirts, 3D items or needlework framing you'll get the best advice and prices around.
We have years of experience in the industry and can guarantee the very highest standard of workmanship for your valued work or item.
We deal with the major manufacturers and suppliers of mouldings so can generally supply any moulding you require.
We are members of the
Fine Art Trade Guild
SPECIALIST GLASS AVAILABLE
This water white glass offers crystal clear colour transmission and a virtually invisible, anti-reflective surface for truly amazing clarity whilst providing 70% UV protection to slow deterioration.
SOME OF OUR FRAMING CLIENTS INCLUDE:
BANK OF ENGLAND
THE BRITISH ARMY
DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL
INDIGO HOTEL, DURHAM
THE CHORISTER SCHOOL
plus many more.
We stock wood moulding such as ash, oak, beech, pine, obeche and maple.
Composite moulding always in stock in all shapes, sizes and colours, if we don't have it we can usually get it from our wholesaler within a couple of days.
Norman Cornish MBE was perhaps the most respected and loved artist to emerge from the North East of England in the 20th Century and one of the most famous British artists of his time. We frame lots of prints by this artist on a regular basis.
Image shows the Busy Bar Scene framed in 20mm solid oak, beeswaxed and polished.
One of our many valued clients is animal portrait artist Dawn Thornton.
Dawn works mainly in pastel and produces amazing results from a photograph
We mount and frame all of Dawn's work, some of which we pack and send to her clients who are based all over the UK.
ARTISTS & PHOTOGRAPHERS
Louise Brown quirky animal prints
Quirky, fun animal and bird prints always in stock.
John Erwin Landscape Photography
John is a good friend of ours and we are more than happy to sell his
excellent work through our shop in Claypath, Durham.
There are some amazing images of the North East including Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria all done in John's unique style of photography and editing.
John's prints are all mounted and can be framed by us if requred
Stuart believes that a large section of the art buying public are poorly served by the art market and are hungry for the return of traditional painting.
He therefore specialises in the production of architectural watercolours within which he aims to imbue the atmospheric ambiance typical of Turner with the technical brilliance of his artistic hero, Sir William Russell Flint.
Ian is an amazing local photographer whos images are available to us as digital versions, mounted prints or mounted and framed prints.
When you have that special canine friend in your life one of the best ways to immortalise them is with a painting or a photograph.
Ian has an amazing talent to capture your dog doing what they do naturally
"It sounds simple, but one of the biggest things we find that make or break a session is patience.
Dogs need time to relax, open up in front of the camera and achieve their natural (more) calm state. We find most sessions require roughly an hour.
But it’s not unusual for some dogs to require more time, and in those instances, we’ll stay and work with you and your pet.
Ian can be contacted via facebook at Squire photography
Sam Toft has worked with her imaginary friend Mr Mustard for nearly 20 years. In the wonderful world they have created, Ernest Hemmingway Mustard, professional tuneless hummer and part-time hurricane predictor lives in a not-so-damp basement flat with his dear lady wife Violet and Doris their grumpy and rather portly Jack Russell Terrier.
Sam follows their adventures along the Prom and across the globe. She works from her seaside studio using oil pastels, coloured inks, steel pen nibs, pencil dust, old tooth brushes as well as her innovative fingers and thumbs technique.
Scott was born in Glasgow in 1978 and attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design full time from 1996 – 2000, with the ambition of becoming an artist.
He graduated with a BDes (Hons) in Illustration and Printmaking.
Since graduating Scott has been a full time artist, working from his studio in Glasgow.
Scott’s approach to painting draws upon a tremendous energy and positivity, which is reflected in the themes of hope and optimism that infuse his work.
We stock quite a few of Scott's images which can be bought as they are (prints only ) or framed by us in a moulding of your choice.
Welcome to the Whimsical World of Thomas Joseph, home of the iconic Celtic gift range.
For over 18 years, the silly sheep have been migrating from their green pastures in Ireland, to the far corners of the world, taking with them a simple Irish charm.
The endearing paintings are heavily influenced by the mountainous landscapes of Ireland and Scotland, and the activities of the local farm life.
We stock a large range of mounted Thomas Joseph prints from only £20.00
Ray Etchells Photography
Ray is a local photographer with years of experience and a special talent to capture landscape images from all over the UK and beyond.
We stock a large number of Rays ready mounted images which can be framed by us if required.
Prices start at only £20 for a
mounted 16" x 12" print
As well as the artist and photographers listed above we stock lot's more images from various
sources, all of which are pre-mounted or framed.
A thirty minute professional headshot session is only £20 plus VAT where you will receive up to six edited electronic images for you to use however you wish.
This is perfect for web site profiles, corporate identity, Linkedin or job applications.
All images are supplied as jpg's which is the standard for all web sites.
Prints are available at an extra cost if required.
When it comes to printing there is no
need to look elswhere.
We can supply just about everything
associated with printing from a business
card to a banner using the latest in
digital printing technology and
Our printing products.....................
Flyers available sizes A6 to A4
Flyers are a popular choice among businesses and organisations as they are completely customisable at a relatively low cost.
Choose from our huge range of paper stocks, sizes and finishes to fit your printing specifications, they can be flat or folded, single or double sided and of different paper weights and can be laminated to produce different finishes and feel.
We offer a design service if required at a reasonable cost to ensure your flyer sizes and message is portrayed in the best way possible.
As part of our business card printing service, we are happy to offer premium business cards for professionals.
If you’re looking to make your brand stand out against competitors, look no further than this wallet essential which can be handed out at every networking event you attend. Completely customisable to suit the tone of your business or brand, our premium business cards will help you to attract the right kind of attention and keep you at the forefront of everyone’s mind.
With 15 different paper types to choose from, including Kraft and Tintoretto Gesso, you truly are spoilt for choice. Our sizes include both 55mm x 85mm and 55mm x 55mm so you can find the right one to suit your requirements.
Order of Service
Pay your respects to your loved ones with the ultimate tribute and celebration of their life in a funeral order of service booklet that will be cherished and kept forever.
Whether you opt for the pocket-sized A5 order of service booklet, or the more spacious A4 alternative if you wish to add more detail.
Both sizes come with a choice of considered un-laminated finishes as well as in a range of printed pages.
DISSERTATION PRINTING & BINDING
(Single or Double Sided)
A4 Black & White 0.15p per side
A4 Colour 0.60p per side
All paper used is quality 100gsm
Binding £5.00 per copy
We can print and bind your dissertation or thesis in a matter of minutes to callers into our shop in Claypath or you can send it to us by email and we can have it ready for you to collect when suitable.
from only £60.00
Durable, long lasting and high quality, our roller banners are designed and made to last.
Each includes a lightweight carry case, which is perfect for transporting your branding or promotion to and from events, trade show displays or from office to office.
No matter what you’re pop up banner says, their easy-to-set-up design and sturdy cassette means that wherever you’re promoting your business, your potential future clients will be impressed.
Whether you choose a single-sided or double-sided roller banner design for extra impact, your messaging will be loud and clear, attracting attention for all the right reasons.
Get your notification seen with our pvc banners that are totally waterproof and will last for years.
LARGE FORMAT PRINTING USING THE LATEST HP Z9 PRINTER
This is our newest machine which is one of the latest printers from HP producing exceptional quality graphics.
Capable of fine art prints up to 44 inches wide and almost any length.
HP Z5400 POSTER & CANVAS PRINTER
This is our poster printer with amazing quality results.
Ideal for academic illustrations as well as everyday graphics.
This machine is in constant demand and can print an A3 print in only a few minutes and not much more for an A0 print. It is also capable of printing canvases as well as onto self adhesive vinyl.
From A3 to A0
SELF ADHESIVE VINYL PRINTING
Our Roland printer can print and cut out almost any shape on this amazing machine. Anything from a jam pot label to a shop window sign it's all in a days work.
Files for this printer must be in eps format and include a .25 pixel stroke for the cutter. For any advice we are just a phone call away and will help in any way we can.
We can scan and print drawings in full colour or black and white up to size A0 using our HP T830 Plan Printer at affordable prices.
This four colour printer produces crisp perfect images each and every time using genuine light fast HP inks.
SINGLE OR DOUBLE SIDED
COLOUR OR BLACK AND WHITE
A4 B&W 0.15p per side
A4 COLOUR 60p per side
A3 B&W £0.30p per side
A3 COLOUR £1.20 per side
PASSPORT & VISA
We can supply passport and visa photographs for any country in the world.
We have the dimensions of every single one available through our specialist software which is checked on a daily basis for changes made by various government departments. No need for an appointment , just pop into our shop at 89 Claypath in Durham
and we will have your passport or visa photograph completed within a few minutes.
For anyone wishing to apply for a Schengen Visa the FREE application form can be found by clicking here
BABIES & CHILDRENS PASSPORT PHOTOS
With us a baby or child passport takes about the same time as an adult passport photo with no drama involved. We have been doing this for a long time and know the best way to get the image you need. There are different rules for babies and children as far as the image is concerned, we know them all so there is no risk of having your images rejected by the passport office.
ELECTRONIC passport PHOTOS WITH A CODE for on line renewal
For anyone wishing to renew a passport on line using the government portal we can take your photograph and supply you with a unique code to use when making the application.
Your photograph is stored on a secure server for up to six months and all you need to do is insert the code we give you and your picture will be transferred to the UK passport office in a couple of seconds.
We also check that your photograph will pass the passport photo rules by connecting directly to the Government passport office checking system, this eliminates the worry that your picture will be accepted.
As well as the code we also supply you with four images 35mm x 45mm