Nielsen framing address

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  1. ann

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    Does anyone have a website address for Nielsen framing company? I have been searching the net but there are several thousand addresses with reference to framing.
    At one time LightImpressions carried a frame called Crimson red. It is not listed in the current catalog and of course I have some toned prints that need something other than the standard black or silver or in fact any other color except that shade. Looks great with the sample piece I have on hand.
    I thought perhaps i could get in contact with them directly and they might know which of their customers would have that moulding, or if it is still available.
     
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    Thanks Cem. I have sent them an email. Hopelfully they will reply.
     
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    Just wanted to share my experience with Nielson. Got a reply back from then within hours this morning. Not good news for me; however, i was impressed that my email was recognized as important to one small customer. Certainly reinforces my continued use of their products. They don't act like a company with a majority of the metal framing market.
    Maybe there is a little hope out there for "big business".
     
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    I' m not sure what the "Not good news" from Nielson was - but Graphic Dimensions Ltd., www.pictureframes.com , lists a "Lipstick Red" #CV7, in their "Carnival" collection.

    I'm not familiar with this company, so caveat emptor.

    Anyone had any experience with this outfit?
     
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    "Not good news", they no longer make the color i am looking for. It is very deep oxblood. Black with a warm under tone. I will check with this other company just for fun. However, Lipstick red sounds "red".
     
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    I'm a bit late to the short discussion here, but I thought I'd mention the Contemporary Frame company. They sell Nielsen frames, and they also offer their own more economical line of "house brand" frames in a few Nielsen-like styles and in a large variety of colors and finishes.

    I just bought a dozen of their C911 frames, the same profile as the Nielson N11, in 13x15 lengths, and I'm really pleased with them. They are very precisely cut and are of very high quality. I can't directly compare them with Nielsen N11 since I've never bought any Nielsen frames, but I'd say you can't go wrong with these frames from Contemporary.

    Their web site isn't much, just a place to register so you can download a PDF catalog of their stock. But they'll send you some color brochures if you call them. http://www.contemporaryframe.com/
     
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    thanks so much, better late than never. In fact, the timing is great.
    Nielsen has been helpful, but they will not let me buy directly. Am spoiled and hate to pay retail, especially when I have a project that needs 10 22 X 28 frames.
    I will give them a call, as the print is a little small for my "old eyes".
     
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    >especially when I have a project that needs 10 22 X 28 frames.

    Hi,

    Look in the phone book or web for wholesalers that suppy frame shops with moulding. Often times they have "chop service," which means they will just cut and send you the rails. You can find them everywhere. You will be ordering about 8, 10 foot, sections. This is a significant order. I doubt you will have trouble getting somebody to fill an order this size. If you were going to buy one frame, they probably wouldn't do it, but for 10 they probably would. Don't pay retail for this. Don't forget to buy the "corners" to assemble the frames.

    jon
     
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    >Most have custom makers of golf clubs and they use a chop saw to cut the shafts. talk to them.

    You really need a special saw setup to cut frames or else the corners will look like a high school kid's science fair project. That's probably not the look you are going for. Other places might be able to cut metal, but they wouldn't have the correct setup to cut metal frames. I can assure you of this. My father has a frame shop in his basement and I frame all my own work.

    try "presto" www.framingsupplies.com or 1800-334-9060. there are tons of other places out there.

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    Have checked around town, but need a business license to avoid retail prices, which i will not do.
    Have all the hardware needed as we only use metal frames in class. Thanks to the information given in several other post, I will be calling other companies. Strolling down "goggle lane" is time consuming and it would appear not as forth coming with as much informaton as I needed. I either missed the above companies or they were not on the list. Oh, well. Thanks to the help of others on this board I will be able to take care of this with out spending a 1000 for framing.
    Besides, these are for a show, and then what does one person do with all those empty frames!!!
     
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    Aggie,

    That might work fine for you. I'm sure you can build beautiful frames and it sounds like your a well qualified metal worker. But I'm not sure that would apply to your average photographer looking to frame a show. Why send somebody to a "golf shop" to do a custom job in a production facilty with saws intended to make golf clubs, when simply calling a frame shop to do a routine job - with the correct tools - is so much easier and cheaper? Again, present company excluded.

    My advice to those listening in..... Go to a retail outlet or frame shop to buy frames. Unless, you are a metal worker or have a frame shop in your basement, in which case I would go that route.

    jon
     
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    So where is the golf shop going to get the stock frame material to cut? They probably order that kind of thing all the time, right? My guess, they're going to go to a frame shop (ie. retail, wholesale, or mail order supplier). Why not eliminate a middle man. You can find high quality, perfectly cut, frame material in the exact (or close) colors by simply shopping around. And it is prety affordable - relative to retail Neilsen frames.

    happy golfing :smile:
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    </span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Aggie @ Apr 7 2003, 09:28 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>&nbsp; As for the person making the golf clubs? well they have to maintain a tolerance of +/- .001 of a mm in making those cuts. </td></tr></table><span class='postcolor'>
    Oh ... so I'm a nitpicker. I can't shake the years in the metrology labs.

    Uh .... .001 of a mm (one-thousandth of a millimeter) is one micrometer (not to be confused with the measuring instrument - SI decreed it would be named "micrometer" ) or 1 um, or 1,000 nanometers, or ten A(with circle over)ngstroms.

    That is equal to .000 039 37 inches - roughly 40 millionths - not a great deal, considering that the average hair is about 1500 millionths of an inch thick.

    Golfers may be picky - but I don't think they are THAT picky.