Welcome to Bastion Art
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Bastion Art is adding a range of new services to its portfolio to bring it in-line with the demands of both our public and trade customers. We have some exciting new projects starting and we say a sad farewell to some of our older and increasingly less well used services.

After almost nine years of making bespoke picture frames in Dover our business has finally succumbed to the ravages of online shopping. With more and more people buying their frames online and from department stores such as ‘The Range’ and ‘Ikea’ we have had to make some hard decisions about the services that we supply. 


Services

Services

Starting from the beginning of March we are offering a range of new services including website design and hosting together with poster, leaflet and business card printing. We will still be offering ‘ready-made’ picture frames, giclée printing, canvas printing and display mounting for exhibitions and shows. We will also be running day courses in picture framing, from beginners to more advanced.

Sadly, after almost 7 years we are stopping our computerised mount cutting services. Our bespoke framing service will also be limited by the range of mounts that we can now cut using a manual cutter.


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Workshop

Workshop

Our workshop is based in Dover, Kent where we do the majority of our work. It is also where we run our picture framing courses for anyone interested in starting their own picture framing business or for people looking for an adsorbing hobby.

Because of the nature of our business, it is sometimes necessary for us to carry out site visits so please feel free to call us and check availability before making a special journey.


Latest News

Mount Cutting and Bespoke Framing

Our computerised mount cutting system has come to the end of its useful life now and, as the number of bespoke frames that we make and the number of trade customers that we serve has fallen to an all-time low due to online competition, we can not justify the cost of replacing it (a similar machine would cost about £25,000). It is with regret, therefore, that we are now stopping our mount cutting service. After a lot of requests we will continue to offer a bespoke framing service but obviously we are unable to offer the range that we did before due to the limitation of the mounts that we can cut by hand.

NEW

Art and Collectables Shop – We have now added our online shop for our ever increasing line of art and collectable items – from hand carved wooden items and high quality prints postcards, coins and stamps.

Please bear with us over the next month or two as we add more items to the shop - it will take a little time to complete everything.