At Dial A Picture Frame, we believe in value for money and good old fashioned customer service. Our latest innovation is our new Computer Visualisation System. This unique computer system, which was designed and written in-house by Kurt and his friend Nick, allows the customer to really see what their finished framing work will look like. We take an image of your artwork, via a video camera, which is then displayed on the computer screen. After discussing the colours and style for your framing work, we then display your artwork with your choice of borders and frame, for you to see.
If you're not sure of the final result, we can show you different colours and frames with the simple click of a mouse! We can even display v-grooves and fancy cut-outs if you want to add some flair to the design. You can actually see how the finished framing job will look, before you even place your order. The final design which you decide upon is saved, and is referred to during the completion of your framing job, to ensure that it looks just how you imagined. It couldn't be any easier!
Kurt has over 18 years of professional picture framing experience, serving the picture framing needs of the Sutherland Shire, and has a knack for solving unique framing challenges. Michelle has over 7 years of professional picture framing experience, specialising in needlework, fabric and memorabilia framing.
All work is completed on our premises, using only high quality materials, sourced from reputable suppliers. We use conservation quality Peterboro Conservation Matboards and National Foamcore backing ensuring your artwork is protected from deterioration. You have probably seen the brown marks in old prints and photos, called 'foxing' which is caused by acid, which is present in lower quality matboards and backing materials, and sprayed glues. We don't use any of these.
All our mounting is done in a heated vacuum press, using QFoam SpeedMount or SEAL Heat Films on National Acid-Free Foamcore.
We believe that Professional Workmanship plus Quality Materials equals a Great Result; or to put it simply: Value for Money. You can always find someone who can do a job cheaper, but will the finished product be the same? The materials we use are recognised to be of high standard, world-wide, and will not fade or yellow with age. In ten years time the job will look the same as the day you collected it from our workshop. This is easily worth the extra money.
The quality of our workmanship is supported by our well-equipped workshop. State of the art machinery, such as our Alfa double-bladed Mitre Saw, the computerised "AlfaMacchine" V-Nailer, computerised "Wizard" Matcutter and "Hotpress" heated Vacuum Press all contribute to the final quality of your framing work.
We also carry a great range of frames, including Nielsen Aluminium. This fantastic range of Aluminium frames includes some excellent modern designs, in popular colours.
Dial A Picture Frame is also well known for Memorabilia framing, such as football jumpers, footballs, cricketbats, Olympic torches, trophies, musical instruments, and anything else you can think of! One of our most impressive memorabilia framing jobs was a McLaren Raing Suit, signed by F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen. The finished work was displayed at the 2002 F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, as well as at the Melbourne Casino.