Picture Framer's FAQ.  POS Software, Visualization Software, CMC comparison guides

Note: These resources are for professional picture framers. Consumers, please CLICK HERE to find a framer.

If you have additional questions, please visit the framer's forums at www.thegrumble.com or www.ppfacorner.com

Framing POS SOFTWARE Comparison Guide Framing point of sale and pricing software for frame shops
Frame shop software included: Artisan Frame Plus, Artteck, ClickVue, Custom Framer, EstLite, EZ Framer, Ferensoft Trio, FrameIt, FrameMan, Frameready, Framesmart, Framiac, Fullcalc, Gallery Express, Gallery Pro,IF Retail Management, LifeSaver, Masterpiece Manager, PCS Framer Pos, PFP Pos, QuickPrice, Royall Framing, SoftFrames, Specialtysoft, Spinnsoft

Framing CMC Comparison Guide Computerized Mat Cutters for frame shops
Computerized mat cutters included: Eclipse, Esterly, Gunnar, Trucut, Valiani,Wizard, Zund

Framing VISUALIZATION SYSTEMS Comparison Guide Computerized Visualization systems for frame shops
Framing visualization systems included: Artteck, Custom Framer, FrameVue, ICU, IF Visualization, SoftFrames, Picture It First, Pre-View, SpecialtySoft View, Visualise IT,, etc

Used Framing Equipment Listings/To Buy & Sell
links to various sites to buy or sell used picture framing equipment such as CMCs, underpinners, mat cutters, vnailers, etc

Picture Framing Support and Discussion Forums
The Picture Framer's Grumble (USA)
PPFA's Framer's Corner Forum (USA)
EstLite Framer's Forum (UK)
Encadreur et encadrement
ArtAffairs Framer's Forum (USA)
Picture Framing Magazine Framer-To-Framer (USA)
Yahoo Framers Forum (USA)
TPFF (Canada)

Picture Framer Survey & Poll Results:
Results from previous framer polls at www.thegrumble.com

Military Medals:
Links to sites for proper arrangement, order, and protocol

LifeSaver POS Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts
A summarized version of 50+ tips for LifeSaver Software, from a fellow framer. Not an official document from LifeSaver. Compiled from www.thegrumble.com.



Additional sources for information:

Professional Picture Framers Association:
PPFA framing certification programs, find-a-framer, local chapter meeting info, competitions, discussion forum, etc


This information has been gathered by contacting vendors, and from posts on the Grumble. All trademarks are owned by their respective companies. If we missed anything, please email. Enjoy!

Compiled by Mike Labbe at Get The Picture, LLC email

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