Articles From PFM April 2018

Picture Framing Magazine is the industry’s leading magazine, with practical, well-written articles covering frame shop craftsmanship to effective retail practices. Each issue of PFM presents a variety of features, regular columns, product information, and special supplements in an attractive and informative style. Here is an overview of the articles in the latest issue.

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The Mat Doctors
by John Ranes, CPF, GCF
In his article, “The Basics and Beyond,” John discusses the importance of a solid foundation when aiming to master the skill of manual mat cutting.
Color-Driven Design Stands Out at the Tru Vue Framing Competition

by Donna Erwin
In her feature, Donna, of Columbia River Gallery in Troutdale, OR, describes her experience designing for and winning this year’s 2018 Tru Vue Framing Competition.
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WCAF Expo 2018 in Review

by Kimberly Biesiada
In her feature, Kimberly provides a fresh perspective on this year’s 2018 WCAF Expo. Upon her first year at the show, she reviews all the exciting exhibitor booths, seminars, and special events.
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Creative CMC Designs
In this feature, industry professionals explain how their CMCs enhance their frame design process, allowing them to create stand-out designs.
Picture Framing Joiners

by Jim Burke
In his article, Jim reviews which underpinners, v-nail machines, and frame joiners are available on the market for joining picture frames.
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Style Snapshot
by William B. Adair
In his article, William details a Canaletto style frame from the Veneto region of Italy, which was named after the Italian painter Giovanni Antonio Canal.
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