Owner / Operators
I'm normally working out the back, making and assembling frames, but when we get busy, my services are required to help in the shop. Born and breed in Christchurch, in my spare time we like to take our German Shepherd to the dog park. I also enjoy playing the drums with my online music friends.
I can be found on the frontline serving you when you call into our shop, many of you will recognise me from my old Post days. I enjoy interacting with you to find the perfect fit for your artwork to make it pop. Away from work I enjoy spending time with Grant and our 3 boys and our many 4 legged pets.
Picture Framing Is Us Ltd
We started back in 2002 from humble beginnings with Grant working part time in the Picture Framing Industry. We quickly gained a reputation for great customer service and a high quality product at a reasonable price. This created a word of mouth network that stays with us today. Now Grant and Julie both work in the business full time, enabling us to maintain our core values of great customer service and a high quality product at a reasonable price. We service a large area from Christchurch, but it is not unusual for us to have loyal customers come from Kaikoura, Waimate and the West Coast. Our clients can be business owners where we do a lot of commercial work. We have done a lot of printing and framing for the rebuild of Christchurch. We also work with local Art groups or one off walk ins, no job is to big or too small. With the Digital age we have been receiving work from International Companies or Individuals via email and this works well for a gift/opening for a Christchurch based recipient where the purchaser is not in Christchurch. The Picture Framing industry is constantly evolving and we are continuing to develop and change with the times. We are currently doing a lot of canvas stretching, this comes from the access of online products and overseas travellers buying one off loose canvases. We also provide a quality canvas printing service. We use the 44 inch Epsom Stylus Pro Large Format Printer that is designed for artwork, photographic and canvas printing. It supports a wide range of roll and sheet media. We use genuine ultra chrome K3 all pigment ink cartridges. Rugby Jersey and Needlework Framing is something we have been doing since day 1. Both are done in a conservation way with Acid Free lining and hand stitching/lacing. We do not apologise that we will not take shortcuts in this process. Our feedback from customers is that our prices are very competitive considering the processes we use to prepare your works to a conservation standard. Diplomas and Degrees are an area we pay special attention to as we recommend acid free backing and most importantly UV protective glazing which stops up to 99% of UV rays from fading your certificate. We can custom frame or we do stock readymade degree frames as one offs from end of line items at reduced prices. Every job we take on gets individual attention to give the artwork the right protection and get the desired effect. This is aided by our visualisation program that offers over 4000 frames and a host of mat boards which enables customers to see on the computer monitor what their finished result will look like. We stock a range of Framed Art from Local Artists and Framed Printed Media like Tin Man and Mickey Tiki. We also stock readymade cash and carry frames in A4, A3, A2 and Poster Sizes. As we are Owner Operators we work 6 days a week Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturday 10am - 1pm. We do take advantage of the long weekends when they fall on a Friday or Monday and therefore close for the Saturday also on those weekends. We are a One Stop Shop for all of your Printing and Framing needs.