Do I really need one of your machines to make these frames?
The short answer is “Yes”. Because our hi-tech edging is manufactured with a “soft” plastic (ABS), and not a rigid, brittle plastic like PVC, it can be mitered with anything that has a sharp blade. The goal, however, is to produce a consistently perfect “notch” without completely cutting through the hi-tech edging. Notching the edging with fastframer® in this fashion allows for quick, easy and consistent fabrication of the mitered corners. Wrapping the edging around the corners in a continuous piece is extremely fast, usually less than two minutes production time. When producing a project for 20 frames for instance, it is essential that frame #1 look IDENTICAL to frame #20, and all frames in between. By utilizing fastframer®, you will achieve that level of perfection, and at the same time impress your customers, who will come back with future projects to be framed.
How quickly can I expect a return on my investment?
Fastframer® is by far the leading profit center in any finishing department. Your investment in fastframer® will be one of the most rewarding investments that you will ever make! Let's do the math . . . the average retail price to your customer is $2.50 per linear foot. In other words, edging a 24" x 36" image you will charge your customer $25.00 (for 10 linear feet). Your cost is $ .44 per foot, or $4.40 for a 24" x 36" x 3/16”. When you multiply the 490 linear feet of plastic (that you receive when ordering a "full tube" of 3/16" plastic edging) times $2.50 per linear foot, the result is a whopping $1225.00 in revenue. With your material and labor cost at about $225, you will net nearly $1,000 profit per tube. As you can see, your initial investment is almost entirely recouped before you call us for your second reorder of hi-tech edging.
Why does ProEDGE hi-tech edging come in 98” lengths? Are custom lengths available?
ProEDGE Systems.com® manufactures our special hi-tech edging in 98” (8’2”) lengths. 98” is the maximum length that we can ship to you via UPS or FedEx, and it enables you to frame a maximum image size of 8’x8’ or smaller. ProEDGE can be custom manufactured to any desired length with a minimum 15,000 foot custom length order.
How many colors and sizes of your hi-tech edging do you inventory? Are custom colors available?
Currently, in our 3/16” size, we inventory 13 colors. In 1/2” and 13/16” we inventory 8 colors. In our “optional sizes” 1/8”, 1/4”, and 3/8” we inventory 5 color choices (see price list for specific color choices). If your customer has a special color requirement, you may spray paint our hi-tech edging that specific color, or order a custom color. Our minimum custom color order is 15,000 linear feet.
Why will I like my ProEDGE® cutting tool?
Like many tools that you use everyday in your finishing
department, you will soon wonder how you ever got along without fastframer®!
First and foremost, it allows you to make your customers happy and generates additional revenue with a very small investment. Your finishing department will be empowered to quickly install a professional hi-tech edge on virtually any substrate, generating a whopping 774% margin!
Additionally, by covering the raw edge of your mounted print or sign, you will "hide" many dents, dings, or issues/flaws that routinely occur in your finishing department:
unsightly raw, jagged edge (dull knife)
• nicked or dented corners
• out of square cuts
• laminate lift (delamination)
• insecure hanging brackets
• Ineffective sealing/painting/taping the edge
If you have every had one or more of these unfortunate circumstances occur, you will like fastframer®!
How do I get started with fastframer®?
Call ProEDGE Systems.com® toll-free (USA/Canada) at 800.346.1111, or international 573.317.1111. We will help you select the correct model and hi-tech edging to fit your specific needs.