Trends indicate that summer homes and cottages are fast becoming one of the most popular real estate investments. As the babyboomer generation ages, they are looking at cottages as future retirement homes or sound investments. They also may have inherited the family cottage from aging or deceased parents. Continue reading
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After over 25 years of business in the Masonville area of London, Creative Art & Frame will be starting their going out of business sale on Wed, Mar 13th at 9:30 am with discounts of 30% and more on custom picture framing and 50% and more on framed artwork. Continue reading
When purchasing art, the word “print” is often used to describe works on paper. “Print” is used when referring to posters, fine art reproductions, limited edition reproductions, the giclée printing process, canvas transfers and original prints. This begs the question: what is a print? If you think that the whole issue is confusing, you are right. So let’s create some clarity so that you, as a consumer, will be more knowledgeable in your print purchasing.
As crazy as the malls may be and as easy as it is to shop on line, as I prepare to do my own Christmas shopping, I consider my personal values. There is a poster in the front window of Creative Art & Frame which says, “Thank you for supporting local, independent Canadian business”. As much as I can, that is what I plan on doing.
It is interesting to reflect back and think about the biggest developments that have occurred in the custom picture framing industry over the past 25 years. I think that all of the changes can basically be boiled down to two: Technology and Globalization.
From the technological side there have been huge advancements in the areas of computers, equipment and printing. When we started in business, all of the order taking and invoicing was done manually. Now there are software programs specifically designed for the picture framing business that create the orders for all materials including frames, mats, glass ,etc. These programs generate invoices as well as maintain data bases on previous orders, personal information and inventory. To the client, this means that if you want to duplicate an order down the road, your records are easily accessible by your framer.