A real picture framers.

Established in Penzance as a family business since1994.  Kevin, Daniel, Sue, Sharon and Neil. Our shop is open 10-5.30 Monday to Friday

24 years ago when we started in the framing business the machinery and technology were a bit different.


Today we have specialist machinery from the USA, Denmark, UK and Italy in our workshop, including a Wizard CMC computerized mat cutter. (shown right)

Shopping was a bit different in those days too. The internet didn't exist for most of us to use back then.


We went online around 1998/9 and PayPal have been processing our online orders all that time, we're one of the longer standing UK PayPal business customers. We are very pleased with PayPal as it's secure, and gives our customers reassuring buyer protection.


Our top of the range frame moulding is the Italian Roma range and features on this site.

Specialist machinery to do the job right

Any questions? Don't hesitate to ask! Call us on 01736 330887, email us pictureframer@gmail.com or drop in any time 10-5.30 monday to Friday (we also open saturdays for collections at the shop counter/ordering untiul 1pm)

You can read a lot more about us and see us in pictures on our general site by clicking here frames.uk.com and you can also see hundreds of testimonials from other customers there, as well as our other framing services and frames from the economical Basics and Create ranges, unlike the Roma ranges on this site, they are more geared towards more D.I.Y buyers who want  "ready made frames in custom sizes". Still good quality, mostly from the Italian "create" range or plainer european contract mouldings that you may be familiar with from certain Swedish warehouses

our main workshop

Reserved materials for your frame

Moonshine in Penzance are a specialised framing business. Our two main Framers have almost 50 years experience between them and have made literally thousands of custom and bespoke frames in all shapes, sizes and styles for all budgets and tastes.  We frame for homes, artists, business and offices.

A bricks and mortar family business based in Penzance Cornwall we're not just a web site.


You can also just click and order easily from our general framing web site, where we have varied choice of frame styles if you need a "ready made frame in a custom size". Unlike big-box Swedish megastores we don't sell meatballs, but we can make contemporary style frames in that special size or just cut you a mount to make a picture fit into a ready-made frame if that's what you need.


With well over 20 years online selling we've seen a lot of changes, mostly a race to the bottom on price and quality. We have customers today who first came into our shop with their parents and many customers tell us they still wan't something grown up, special or good quality for their home and we are pleased to do work for them.


Enquiries are very welcome indeed at our shop counter, and we are more than pleased to offer the same service and help by phone to our customers all over the UK. (we can get quite busy, so please leave a message if we don't pick up after a few rings, or email us and ask us to call you back).


When you order a frame we make sure you get the right hanging fittings, the right glazing and the right materials for the artwork, painting or photo. 


We have been doing business online since the late 1990s and have always aimed at being your local framing shop wherever you are.  If we can't help we can often put you in touch with colleagues who can.

We keep our machinery, know-how and technology up to date, including our Wizard  computerized mat cutting machine from the USA, various types of glass and acrylic glazing and different types of backing materials.  All boards used for mounting are acid-free, frames are all fitted or supplied with everything needed so that you can easily fit your picture. We even include the right tape.

Most of our best frame mouldings are from Italy, including the Create and Roma ranges, and we even use an Italian joining machine for the best results.  We are big fans of the Italian mouldings because of their high quality and finish, and we keep up with the latest styles as well as classic designs.

Whatever good quality framing you need, we can frame it - or make you a top quality frame for it!