Many people wants to frame their own pictures or photographs but has no idea where to start. It is not a wise idea to start investing in the equipment immediately as you might not know the best equipment and way to frame your artwork. We therefore encourage you to ask and learn from us or from experienced framers. Any advice you get will be helpful in finishing your framing job successfully. That is what the Amateur Picture Framers Society – APFS are for.
Features of Joining the APFS:
1. Frequent Framer Newsletter
Members only regular newsletter. Full of information on framing techniques, projects to do, technical tips, dates for your diary and helpful advice to make your hobby more enjoyable.
2. Accredited Demonstrators
Learn from experienced amateur framers who started out just like you. Members of the society who are FrameCo “Accredited Demonstrators” run classes in clubs, pubs and homes in your local area. From Basic classes on how to get started to creative framing and mat cutting classes.
3. Framers Forum
Get your framing questions answered by people who know about framing. People who know what it’s like to make you own framing projects. Edited by the trained staff at FrameCo and guest contributors from other fields such as photography, Needlework, and Art. This is a great way to get in contact with others who have a similar interest or expertise. How to share ideas, find out more about any framing question or just have a grumble!
3. Smart Framer Gold
Smart Framer the very popular framing design program running on the FrameCo web site has some special features added to it for society members.
If you are not sure about the colour mat board or frame you have selected in Smart Framer you can get help. Just save your designs and submit them for a “Framers Critique” – You will be surprised the difference a second opinion can make.
4. Member Gallery
Proud of your latest creation, then show others. Send in a picture of your greatest work and have them published in the Members gallery. Others will be interested in what you do and how you made it. This area is for those who are inspired and are inspiring.
5. Member Discount
Members’ discounts on a wide range of products As a member of the “Amateur Picture Framing Society” you are entitled to discounts on a variety of FrameCo products.
6. Secure Online Shopping
Our online shopping facility has internationally recognized secure certificate so you can shop with confidence.
7. Home Based Business
If you want to take your hobby that one step further then our Business Back-Up and Advisory service will help you grow successfully. When you start-up your own home based business, it can be daunting. We understand this, so FrameCo is here to help. Our documentation and mentoring will have you on the path to success.
Join the Amateur Picture Framing Society Now!