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Picture framers make frames to protect and display a variety of items such as photographs, pictures, certificates, posters and tapestries, and also objects such as medals, butterflies or dried flowers.
After discussion with the customer, the picture framer will decide or advise on an appropriate style of frame and the most suitable material. This may be wood, metal or plastic. Costs will be calculated and presented to the customer for approval, after which the finished item will be produced.
Many picture framers undertake framing as a source of extra income and may have additional employment elsewhere. Those with shops may also sell other items such as prints, cards and artists' materials.
Specialist equipment, such as mounting and laminating machines and glass cutting equipment, is used. Workshops tend to be dusty, and protective equipment is sometimes necessary especially if spray painting is involved. Overalls and gloves may be needed to handle valuable artwork.
Better prospects arise from owning your own business or taking a franchise. Many self-employed framers have links with local art galleries or photographers. Picture framing is often taken up as a second career.
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