Rochester Framing & Fine Art Printing

Building a business is a relentless full court press.  As soon as things stand still, things fall apart.

This was a challenging year for a lot of reasons, but if you have a focused goal, things will work out.

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0 Comments | Posted 10/5/14 9:08 PM By John Becker in Custom framing


Master Certified Picture Framer

There can only be one first, and we are delighted to share the news that Valerie Becker is the first Master Certified Picture Framer in Minnesota.

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0 Comments | Posted 9/19/14 2:09 PM By John Becker in Custom framing Business


The new printer

It was uncomfortably exciting unloading the new printer, but with the help of friends and neighbors, it is safely in the shop.

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0 Comments | Posted 9/12/14 2:02 PM By John Becker in Panel prints


Rochester build-out

It has taken longer than it should have, but we are getting very close to opening the Rochester location.

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0 Comments | Posted 7/24/14 5:22 PM By John Becker in Business


A new business baby

It has been seemingly quiet on the surface here at the shop for the last few months, but below the surface, it has been extremely busy.

On April 1st, 2014 we launched Rochester Framing & Fine Art Printing.  And we couldn't be more excited.

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0 Comments | Posted 4/8/14 6:11 PM By John Becker in Business

Sneak-peek-smA sneak peek

There are a few constants in this business and one of them is that it is important to never stop innovating.

Three years ago we introduced the Panel Print.  This is designed as an affordable and unique wall display package.

This year we introduced the Acrylic Print.  This is a high end product that is contemporary and built with substance.

For 2014 we are kicking around a couple of ideas and we are looking for feedback from our clients and partners.

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0 Comments | Posted 12/24/13 11:05 AM By John Becker in Business


Light refraction

The Acrylic Print has unique optical properties because of the light refraction that takes place.

As light travels from one medium through another medium of a different density, the light is bent and changes direction.  This is why a pencil looks bent in a glass of water.  

Water is denser than air and as light travels through the water, the light is bent slightly and there is a slight shift in the light spectrum.

This is the principle of light refraction and explains in part why the Acrylic Print has both exceptional image depth and vibrancy.

Click on the image and learn more.

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0 Comments | Posted 8/7/13 5:30 PM By John Becker in Acrylic Prints


New products, Summer 2013

This summer we are delighted to introduce two new products and a new product option.

The first two new products are actually resized versions of the original Acrylic Prints.

An 8"x10" and and 11"x14" size will soon be available.

A customer had requested this.  It was very well received and has been a popular product. it  also creates some wonderful and affordable panorama opportunities (more about that later).

The new product option is the table-top Acrylic Print option.  This will be available on-line within the next week.

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0 Comments | Posted 7/22/13 11:58 AM By John Becker in Business Acrylic Prints

1st_cutting-smFirst cutting

Here in the upper Midwest, July 1st represents several milestones. 

The first hay cutting of the year has taken place.  This will be the largest cut for the year.

Summer usually has completely arrived and you have had at least one picnic break.

And you either have a sense of accomplishment or are challenged by unfinished projects.

For a small business it is an opportunity to reflect on the year so far and the balance of the year to come.

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0 Comments | Posted 6/28/13 6:34 PM By John Becker in Photojournalism Business

Go forth and conquer

It is always kind of bittersweet when the Minnesota State College Southest Technical school year is finished for the year. These students make great employees.

We really appreciate the talent and attention to detail they bring to the job.

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0 Comments | Posted 6/7/13 5:15 PM By John Becker in Business