Welcome to A1 Frames !
A1 Framing Supplies Warehouse is owned and operated in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia by Kerry Hart and Jenny Godfrey. In 1996 we opened the do-it-yourself picture framing warehouse to operate alongside our custom picture framing business, Bizarre Framing which had been operating since 1993.
At Windsor, a northside suburb of Brisbane we have a factory where we sell all do it yourself picture framing equipment, mouldings, mat boards, backing boards, glass and accessories needed for successful picture framing at home.
MAT CUTTER MADNESS
We are overstocked with board mounted mat cutters at the moment. I have gone through and slashed the prices of our most popular models. These prices will hold until stocks run out.
Treading Lightly ..... The New Eco Range
9 sleeps until Christmas! Is it just me, or did everyone else lose track of all time this year? I hope it’s not the first sign of aging… ?
With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve been building up into a frenzy of excitement. Like Santa’s elves, we’re hammering away night and day; making frames at warp speed so they make it under the Christmas trees in time. It’s not unusual for me to be here at 4am on weekends.... and no, it’s not because I don’t have a life, it’s because I am so passionate and dedicated to my art! (Okay, so I don’t have a life, but its fun to pretend that I do while I’m working!!)
So… for your Christmas shopping pleasure, we have ready made frames of every shape and colour, we have do-it-yourself supplies, and we’re always on stand-by to help you design your own frames.
This Christmas, we have 2 big announcements:
#1 – We’re running our inaugural Christmas Competition on a $100 voucher to spend on any of our products. If you’d like to be in the draw, you can put your name in the box at our factory (8/104 Newmarket Road, Windsor) or simply email your details to us and we’ll throw it in for you. firstname.lastname@example.org . With your permission, we’ll also add you to the mailing list for our quarterly newsletter, which has lots of offers of further discounts and member specials.
And… drum roll please…
#2 – We’re launching the first ever Eco Range of frame mouldings!
• Eco Choice is a new range of picture frame mouldings, made using environmentally friendly materials and processes.
• Eco Choice timber is harvested from managed plantations, carefully grown and controlled using sustainable forestry techniques.
• Eco Choice colours have been produced using water based and solvent free finishes.
• Eco Choice range is committed to helping the environment for generations to come b donating a proportion of sales to Australian conversation initiatives.
We are so excited to offer the Eco Choice range for custom framing and our DIY clients, and to make our small contribution to sustainability. We hope that our customers will be inspired to use mouldings as much as possible that aren’t derived from rain forest timber and are produced with integrity. One small step for framers… and one big step for mankind! (Oh, there I go again with my delusions of grandeur!
Happy Christmas, every body. We look forward to serving all your framing needs in the New Year!
Ready Made Frames
This week, I’m reporting from the frontline of the worst dust storm in 70 years – and I’m smiling to myself as I sit in my newly air conditioned factory where the dust can’t get me! (Although, I may not be smiling so much when I go outside to find my car covered in a thick layer of red dust. Hmmm….)
So while we have the luxury of shutting out the world for a day, we’ve clicked up a notch on our production of ready-made frames. I’ve already made a couple of hundred of them this morning!
The ready-mades are much cheaper for us to produce because:
1. We can buy the moulding in bulk, and
2. We don’t need to cater to individual designs.
And this, of course, makes them more cost effective for YOU! The ready-made frames are perfect for artists on a tight budget - or anyone who wants to buy in bulk for Christmas. They are an absolute winner for businesses & clubs who want to give inexpensive gifts to all of their clients & members.
Demand was huge in 2008 so we’ve responded this year by expanding our range. We now offer all of the following sizes:
600 x 855 for 20" x 30" (508 x 760)
920 x 675 for A1 artwork (830 x 585)
815 x 1015 Deep Rebate frames for Football Jerseys
For more information and photos, visit our Ready Made Frames page . Come in and explore our stock anytime during business hours. We have a whole mezzanine floor full of frames for you to choose from!
Footnote – Of course we can’t let the week go by without congratulating the Bronco’s NRL & Under 20's teams. They’ll both be taking on Melbourne Storm this Saturday in the preliminary final and then the Grand Finals will be set in their sights. We have plenty of deep frames that are on the shelf and ready to go. Perfect for your favourite football jersey (and, yes, they do fit other jerseys as well as the Bronco’s!!! )