Welcome To Bear and Bug - 2008 /2009                  email: donkin@imaginet.co.za



On-line ordering facility, will soon make on-line ordering available to our customers. The web-site is currently under construction. The reasons for on-line ordering so you the customer will be able to place a fast and accurate order at any time.

On-line product database featuring all the Bear and Bug trade catalogues (hardware, mount boards, mouldings and art products)

Once the site is up and running we would be keen to hear feedback and suggestions from everyone who users the site. Feel free to contact us at: 021-5323376

























                                                                                                                             Showroom in our Cape Town Branch


Text Box: The Directors of Bear and Bug c.c will be pleased to talk to you at any time
Chris Flanigan,  Managing Director   021-5323376 donkin@imaginet.co.za
Karen Flanigan, Resources Director  021-5323376 
Rowena Derby,  Product Specialist   021-5323376







Our premises is situated in Viking business place a new secure development. There is plenty parking right outside the showroom.

We are open from 09:00 17:00 Monday to Thursday

                              09:00  14:30 Friday

                              09:00 13:00 Last Saturday of the month ( Customers that can’t make it during the week ) 





Customers can phone if we need to open the shop outside the normal working hours, this is our commitment to accommodate our valued customers. Our staff keep a small range of hardware with then incase of emergences…so yes it is possible to get hardware after hours if you really  need it to complete a job. 

Text Box:                  Some of what’s new      

      Ordering – FAQ’s                                                                                    Contents


When & why do we charge carriage Costs?


Upon delivery within the Peninsula ( within the 50 km radius) we are happy to deliver any orders of R200 or more for free)


This will be next day delivery.

For any orders/ deliveries outside of the 50km radius, we use a very reliable and cost effective courier service, which is added to the invoice as a additional cost.














































  • Small range of  mouldings
  • Coming soon our very own range of mountboards (colourmount) and foam board / backing board
  • Parallel pens: Let you quickly rule lines on mount boards.
  • Bear and Bug: Art boxes and Easels.
  • Rub and buff and Brush n’ Leaf.
  • Large range of  Flexi, Brad, Stapler guns manual, electric and air guns.
  • New range of glue guns
  • Art Deckle Paper tearing Tools and Stylus
  • Large Selection of Prints (500)
  • Selection of ready made stand backs
  • Cardboard corner protectors
  • Pasting service using state of the art glue machine that bear and bug has invested in for framers that don’t have a vacuum press. We only use conservation glue and a minimal charge for pasting and board. 
  • Framing courses Hobby + Professional
  • Guillotine blade sharpening service





































































Text Box:                                                Books and CD for Framers                             





Written by C. Kistler


64 page book








Written by C. Kistler


64 page book








Written by C. Kistler


Newly revised and improved


64 page book









Written by M. David


92 page book








NEW   Logan 251: Mount board Magic

Inspirational craft projects constructed from mount board. Includes projects for the home, weddings, holidays and gifts.


 Authored by Eileen L. Hull. 72 pages in full color.


M123F - Logan 251: Mount board Magic




Hosted by C. Kistler





                              Logan Home Framing Tools



Text Box:     Logan PROW-SAW



















                            Logan Home Framing Tools       




Text Box: Fitting Tool

A clever tool to gently but firmly insert brads, Framers points and Flexipoints into wood mouldings, to hold the back in place. Patented rotating foot takes four different kinds of inserts, Works on soft and hard woods.

T010A – Logan Fitting Tool

Logan Backing Gun

This is a dual driver fitting tool that fires either hard or flexible points into picture frame moulding for fast productive frame finishing. A comfortable handle and smooth firing action ensures solidly driven points time after time. The versatility of driving both hard and flexible points makes it an INDUSTRY BEST VALUE. Designed for those with higher volume of framing, the Logan Dual Drive is faster, more productive version of our Fitting Tool.

T010B - Logan Backing Gun 

Freestyle 1100 Basic 

This mount cutter is designed for freehand cutting. It is ideal for use with pre-made designs (like those shown). It has a fixed blade and can be used right or left handed. It can be used for cutting conventional rectangular months in conjunction with a good straight edge. Uses Logan 324 blades.

T035 – Freestyle 1100 Basic

2000 Advanced Bevel Cutter

This is a quality push style cutter with a retractable blade. There is a start and stop indicator to prevent over cuts. It is designed for use with the Adaptarule but can also be used with any good quality straight edge or T square or Logan Adaptarule. It includes the patented Logan blade slot which helps prevent blade flex and achieves more accurate cuts. Uses Logan 270 blades.

T101 – 2000 Advanced Bevel Cutter 

Pro 3000 Bevel Cutter

A pull style hand held cutter which Is well made and handy to use. A finger tip blade holder operates smoothly, guiding the blade tip through a fine slot in the base. The cutting tip is not visible when in use but a line etched into the base indicates stop and start positions. This eliminates over cuts. Use with Logan Adaptarule or any good straight edge. Complete with 5 x 270 blades 

T036 – Pro 3000 Bevel Cutter

Pro – 4000 Bevel Cutter

The 4000 has a marker bar, to mark borders up to 14mm, other than that  the 4000 cutter is the same as the 3000 cutter. 

T036B – Pro 4000 Bevel Cutter

















                                         Mount cutting       



It’s Groovy Mouse is a new product that cuts decorative V – grooves onto mount surface. Use it freestyle or with most Logan mount cutting system Groovy Mouse can also cut freeform mount openings. Featuring a unique swirl patterns and ergonomic design, Groovy Mouse also houses a convenient compartment for blade storage. Includes the handy Quick Corner Marker, as well as two V-groove blades and one cut off blade. Also available – the Groovy Mouse Blade Kit Model 326, containing six V-Groove blades 324 and two cut-off blades 1769

T094A – Groovy Mouse New  from Logan






Logan Adaptarule


The Adaptarule is a precision made aluminium straight edge with a difference. The rule has metric and imperial scales and a rubberized anti slip base. On one side there is a special channel to take guides (the guides are included with the straight edge not the cutters) fitted to the 3000 Pro-Am or 2000 Cutters the straight cutter, glass cutter, Groovemaster and Groovy Mouse.

T032A – Adaptarule 61cm

T032    Adaptarule 101cm

T032B – Adaptarule 152cm



Craft & Hobby Cutter


600mm cutting board provides the DIY crafter with all the tools needed to achieve professional results quickly and easily. Includes straight edge, squaring T bars, Logan 2000 advanced bevel cutting head, Logan 500 Mat Knife for straight cuts, measuring scale and a creative cutting guide. The Craft & Hobby cutter is the most economical board mount cutter ever produced.


T104 – Craft & Hobby Cutter


Compact 301 Mount cutter


This mount cutter consists of a rigid board with a spring hinged aluminium  running rail. The boards comes complete with an advanced 2000 push style bevel cutting and a straight cutting which lock onto the guide rail. Measuring and marking out are made simple with a parallel adjustable back gauge with scale and lock, .An excellent machine for the smaller framer. The working length is 750mm but since there is no squaring arm you can cut larger mounts by simply sliding the board along.


T037 – Compact 301


450+ Intermediate Mount cutter


An economical all purpose 1,2m length mount cutter system. Includes parallel guide on which you can set borders up to 1016mm wide. 90 degree squaring bar and a scaled production stop. Comes complete with straight cutting head, pull style Pro-am 3000 bevel cutter and spare (code 270) blades.


T105 – 450+ Intermediate Mount Cutter

All mount cutters come with a free DVD


Free 1 hour training with every Compact 301 Mount cutter purchase + free New inavated Groovy Mouse: offer valid 2008 





Free 1 hour training with every 450+Intermediate Mount cutter purchase + free New inavated Groovy Mouse: offer valid 2008 






                                        Mount cutting       



Simplex Studio Mat Cutter (Especially for photographers)


56cm board mounted mount cutting system with parallel mount guide, flush cut squaring arm, production stop, straight and bevel cutting heads and creative mounting instructions.

·          Accepts mount boards up to 50cm

·          Small, portable

·          Comes fully assembled and comes with extra blades (270 blades)


T1181 – Studio mount cutter


Simplex Plus Mount cutter


This is the lowest cost multi-featured mount cutter on the market. The 1016mm hinged running rail allows both cutting heads to run smoothly. The bevel cut head has an ergonomic shape, the unique Logan blade guide slot and a new feature- an anti crawl pin to stop the cutting head moving back as the blade enters the board. The straight cutting head has three blade depth positions for cutting mount board and foamcore. There is a 685mm squaring arm (with cursor) and a parallel guide with metal guide rails which ensures accurate boarder widths. Twin adjustable stops mean that you don’t always have to mark mounts with pencil before cutting.


T118A – Simplex Plus Mount Cutter 1016mm


T118B – Simplex Plus Mount Cutter 1520mm




Free!! 1 hour training with every Simplex  studio purchase + two free mount boards and 10% off  if you should purchase the simplex V-GROOVER. Offer valid only for 2008




Free!! 1 hour training with every Simplex mount cutter purchase +  Two mount boards: offer is valid + 10% off if you should puchase a simplex V-Groover  offer valid  only for 2008




Framers Edge Mountcutter


These economically priced top of the range cutters feature:

·          Sturdy baseboards

·          Parallel mount guides (which slide smoothly in aluminium channel) for border widths up to 130mm

·          Teflon coated cutting bars which give smooth cutting and needs no lubrication. Bottom is serrated so board does not slip

·          Fully scale 685mm squaring arm and start and stop indicator gauge which takes all the guesswork out  of the line cutting

·          Straight and bevel cutting on a single head with self lubricating Delrin bearings

·          200mm moveable production stops which allow cutting of all four sides without re- adjusting stops or marking the board. Uses (code 269) blades


T039A Framers Edge 1000mm

T039B Framers Edge 1200mm

T039C Framers Edge 1500mm


Oval Mount cutter


Cuts ovals from 85mm x 114mm to 505mm x 585mm and circles from 1000mm to 505mm in diameter. You draw a centering x  on the board and locate the cutter on this cross (he cutting is held in position with pins on the base). Size required is fixed with the turn of the knob. The unique 3 step mechanism which controls the gradual entry of the blade onto the board ensures clean, consistent bevels. Extra (code 324) blades are included.


T040 – Oval Cutting 



Free!! training with every Framers Edge mount cutter purchase and extra spare blades…..yes free + 10% off  if you should purchase a framers edge V-Groover:  offer valid only for 2008







                                            V Groovers       



Text Box: These devices cut beautiful V grooves and come complete with stops to eliminate the possibility of over cuts. Well made machine that are designed to give you perfect V grooves time after time.      





     Logan 705: Logan V-Groover


For use only on any Logan professional model mount cutter, including models 650, 655 and 660


·          Includes six extra blades

·          Replacement blade code(1258)


T042 – Logan Framers Edge



    Logan 703:Artist V-Groover

Designed for the Simplex line of mount cutters, but can also be used on the 450 Intermediate + Mount cutter on the 301 S Compact using the 303 Compact V-Groover Adapter


·          Includes six extra blades

·          Replacement blade (code 1258)


T041- for Logan Compact and Intermediate Mount Cutter


        Logan 706:Universal


For use on most professional mount cutter using a 1.6m thick cutting rod including Fletcher and C&H brand mount cutters.


·          Includes six extra blades

·          Replacement blade (code 1258)



T043 – for Fletcher & C&H mount cutter



Franco 201 Hand Cutter


Ergonomic handle which pushes blade into board as you start to cut. Start and stop marker gives accurate corners. Hooks onto a straightedges or works along any straightedge for smoothness.


T559 – 201 Bevel Cutter

Uses Logan 270 Blade



T5819 – T220 Fexi Driver

















The Groovemaster is made by The  Frame Company in Australia. It’s a simpler machine than the Logan version. There are no stops to prevent over cutting but it comes complete with a corner gauge so that you can accurately mark out the stop and start points. It’s easy to use with a little practice. This V groover can also be used for freehand designs. It can be used in conjunction with any good quality straight edge or T square and there is a groover in one side so that it can be clipped onto the Logan Adaptarule, 301, 450+ or Simplex boards uses SM02 blades.


T094 - Groovemaster








Logan 1500: Foamboard Cutter


·          Push style fixed blade cutter can be used against any suitable straight edge

·          Reversible to cut either 90 degree straight or 45 degree bevel with an adjustable blade depth up to a thickness of 10mm

·          Includes there extra blades

·          Replacement blade 492


T1134 – Foamboard Cutter





Glass Cutter


This cutter speeds up & simplifies glass cutter and reduces wastage. It is designed for use the Adaptarule onto which it locks. This means that achieving even pressure and straight lines is much easier. Comfortable handle and a hardened steel  wheel for  longer life. Never go over a score line a second time since this blunts the wheel.


T057 – Glass Cutter

F0066 – Glass Wheels


Straight Cutter


This is a pull type 90 degree straight cutter with a 75mm ergonomic handle for comfort during use. There are 3 depth settings –safety, standard mountboard and foamcore. It is equipped with nylon guides so that it can be used in conjunction with  Logan Adaptarule. Complete with spare code 270 blades.


T047 – Straight Cutter


Logan 500 Board Knife


This handy little knife is designed to help you cut  mount  board to size. Positive depth control ensures that you do not cut  too deeply into the under sheet. There is a safety setting which locks the blade out of harm’s way when the knife is not in use. The 500 is designed to slide along the rails of the Adaptarule edge. Uses Logan code 270 blades.


T063 – 500 Board Knife


Dust Cover


Protects your Framers Edge mount cutter from dirt and dust that can damage parts and decrease performance. It is made from black vinyl, is light weight and has a cutaway to accommodate the squaring arm. Highly recommended.


T050 – Dust Cover




The Fit-n-Frame mount measuring guide is a tool for those new to mount cutting to quickly calculate what size borders to cut according to the size of the artwork and frame. It requires no math whatsoever and quickly speeds up the process of perfectly centering artwork in the mount board.


T222 – Logan 262: Fit-N-Frame Border Guide

















Mat Master  101 Bevel Cutter


The Mat Master 101 push style bevel cutter features a 45 degree cutting blade with a start/stop indicator line for accurate cutting. Can be used freehand, but it is recommended that the cutter be attached to the Adapt rule….made from precision machined aluminium and anodized blue.


T4001 - Mat Master 101 Push Style Bevel Cutter 45 degree


Mat Master 201Bevel Cutter


The new Mat Master 201 Bevel cutter is an innovative bevel mount cutter. The Mat Master 201 Bevel Cutter head features a new ergonomic handle for comfortable and effortless cutting. A start and stop marker line guarantees clean corners without overcuts. The blade is held firmly to eliminate hooks when cutting bevel mounts, and it all runs on a polycarbonate glide strip


T4002 – Mat Master 201 Bevel Cutter 



Easy Glass Cutter


The problem with many glass cutters is the person holding it ! The unique design of Easy keeps the cutting head and wheel vertical to the glass at all times.  Users cannot press too hard, and getting it started at the beginning of the cut is a doddle. With the pressure just right, there are no glass fragments and lubrication is not necessary. The man from Oz who designed it says that it is so good that ‘anyone can use it”. Fitted with taugsten carbide cutting wheel, guaranteed for 60kms of cutting. Also fits Logan and Keencut guide rails


T801 –FrameCo Easy Glass Cutter





The ideal V-Nailing tool for everyone


PushMaster will insert all sizes of V-Nails into most types of timber mouldings. Used in combination with a clamp to hold the joint firmly whilst nailing, any angle can be joined. These simple and inexpensive tools are suitable for high quality, low volume picture framing and joinery. There is no limit to the width of the moulding or the size of the frame, and the PushMaster can be used in hard timbers by tapping the end of the tool with a small hammer or mallet. The unique head design of the PushMaster allows backing nails and flexipoints, used to secure pictures into the frame, to also be fitted. Screw eyes can be inserted into the PushMaster for easy installation ready for the wire or cord to be attached. 


T14730 - PushMaster Kit



Steel Strap Clamp


Franco strap clamp holds frames up to 1,25 x 1,25 metre square. The precision engineering mechanism makes the clamp quick and easy to use. A unique feature of the Strap Clamp is that each corner has detachable Corner Wings which prevent the corner piece from slipping off the frame corner whilst clamping. It is important that the corners of the frame you intend to join be held firmly together before V-Nailing. The pressure of the V-Nail entering the base of the moulding can force the joint to open if the frame is not held securely. Glue on all the joints is also recommended for large frames. The band is spring steel with flexible plastic corners so that the outside edge of the frame will not be damaged. The Strap Clamp also has the advantage that you can see the corners all together before V-Nailing and that there is no limit to the width of the molding which can be joined. Suitable for joining 4,6,8 and 10 sided picture frames.


T14735 – Steel Strap Clamp



Mitre Trimmer Guillotine


The mitre trimmer makes an ideal addition to any workshop. Solid, super sharp, hollow ground blades, leave a clean smooth cut. Ideal for many trimming, squaring and other cutting jobs in the workshop.


T14738A – Mitre Trimming Guillotine

T14738B – Mitre Trimmer Blades set













New!  Coin Cutter


When framing coins or medals the hole cut in the mat board needs to have straight sides. The medal can then sit neatly in the hole. Cuts circles and arcs from 2,5cm


Coin cutter takes type 401 oblique blades…..cuts circles from 2.5cm up to 23cm


T14511 – Coin Cutter 401

T14512 – Oblique Blades 401 x 10 Pk







Circle Cutter


Circle cutter is an innovative new tool, which utilizes many of the existing FrameCo  mount cutters. The Circle cutter arm consists of a swivel point, calibrated scale and turning handle. The kit includes all the fittings to attach the 201 bevel cutter, for cutting beveled circles and arcs as below. Attachments are also available to mount a pencil or coloured pen and the GrooveMaster for making circular V-Grooves.


T1413 – Mat Master Circle Cutter Arm

T1414 – Mat Master Circle Cutter Arm & 201 Bevel Cutter

T1415 – Circle Cutter attachments for GrooveMaster

T1416 – Circle Cutter attachments for Pencil Holder





   Mat Master Circle Cutter Arm & 201 Bevel Cuter







     T1415 Circle Cutter with GrooveMaster                     Circle Cutter with Pencil Holder attached for

                                                                                            marking out mats


                                                                                          T14516 Circle Cutter Attachment for Pencil Holder

                                                                                          T14515 Circle Cutter Attachment for GrooveMaster




A quick and easy way to mark out the mount ready for bevel cutting. Simply set the gauge to the size border required and then mark out all 4 sides. Takes most standard pencils. Other heads are available to take gold and silver pens used for mount decoration.


T14418  Line Marker

T14419 Metallic Pen Head


Matmaster Mount Cutters


Developed and made in Australia by FrameCo, this solidly built mount cutter offers exceptional value for money.

·          Non-wrap anodized aluminium baseboard with solid hinged lift-up cutting guide rail, for convenient access.

·          Adjustable stop for accurate repeat cuts

·          Bevel-cut and straight-cut heads clip onto guide rail.

·          Border width, up to 150mm wide

·          Right-hand support arm, 500mm, for cutting mount board blank to size.

·          Now includes Mount stop and additional production stop. Mount stop is located in channel on right-hand side and is a separate stop to the slip mount stop. Ensures that board being cut is aligned with the running rail rather than the support arm

·          Most measures in metric

·          Supplied with 201 Bevel Cutter


T5172  MatMaster  860B          820mm

T5173  MatMaster  1260B        1220mm



















T5172     MatMaster 860B   820mm

T5173     MatMaster 860B   1220mm










                                        FLETCHER / KEENCUT





The F-2200 has numerous unique features:

Baseboard is made from extruded, non warping aluminium. Running rail made of hardened aluminium, with an ultra wearing black finish. Lifting bar has an ergonomic profile with a textured finish. Cutting head runs on precision ball bearings, guided by chromed steel shaft. The grips on the cutting heads have a soft touch coating. Blade cuts at 52 degrees. Unique removable blade holders. The blade holders slip in and out, and the bevel blade can be pre-set to depth. Bevel cut mount and foam board up to 10mm,straight cut up to 12mm


T3001  F-220 Mount Cutter    1500mm


Keen Artist & Artist Plus

Keencut Artist Plus all of the ARTIST, plus: unique sliding gauge pin points blade entry and exit spot for free-hand cutting adjustable production stops eliminate marking out and dial out under-cuts and over cuts for ever 460mm squaring arm simply lifts off and fits easily back on, with re-alignment assured.


T5440  1200mm 




The ULTIMAT GOLD  is tough, precise, easy to calibrate, comfortable to use and built to last.


T3642      KEENCUT ULTINAT 1500mm























                        Blades  Logan, Swan Morton and Stanley       



            Blades For Logan Cutters 


F062 – 269 Blades            F063 – 270 blades                                               

F064 – 324 blades            F065 – 1258 blades                                                                    


Personna Universal Mount Cutter Blades


These fine quality blades are made in USA. They suit most                           

Mountcutter  which  use rectangular blades(not Logan)                                       

Including Keencut Ace, Ace Plus and Ultimat, C&H,

Keencut, Rapier, Carithers, Fletcher, Art Mac and                                       

Signature. Now available in two thicknesses                                                  


F082A – 0.3mm                                                                                              

F082B – 0.4mm






Swan Morton Blades


 All these blades will fit the Swan Morton handle.

 In  addition SM02 fits the Groovemaster, Logan 1100,    

 Logan Oval Cutter Plus Alto’s 30 cutter                                                                                                                


 F086A        SM02

 F086B         SM03

 F086C         SM01      


Stanley type blades


Reversible Stanley  type blade made frome heavy duty 

polished steel. Fits most knives using this type of blade

including the trim knife 60mm long & 0.06mm thick


F090 – Stanley type blades


















Struggling to make a perfect decorative deckled tear? With Art Deckle, it's easy! Constructed of very thin, hardened stainless steel with a non-repeating natural deckle edge, Art Deckle tools and accessories let you create custom embossed patterns and deckled edges on all kinds of paper. Art Deckle is a fantastic set of tools for creative custom greeting cards, invitations, and scrapbook pages. There is even a version big enough to deckle full sheets of watercolor paper.




Everything the amateur paper crafter needs to deckle and emboss designs into all types of paper including scrapbook pages


Kit includes:

·          12” Medium Edge Art Deckle

·          6” Fine Edge Art Deckle

·          Medium Stylus

·          Three Mylar Embossing Templates with infinite creative design combinations


A1234 – Paper Craft Kit





A perfect set of tools for artist and photographers wanting to add that extra accent of design into the edge of watercolor paper, photographs or practically any type of paper.


Kit includes:

·          18”  Bold Edge Art Deckle

·          12” Medium Edge Art Deckle

·          6” Fine Edge Art Deckle

·          Medium Stylus

·          Small Stylus

A1235 – Artists Collection Kit







·          Prefer for use on smaller projects

·          Ideal for custom greeting cards, wedding invitations, envelope, memory photo mounts and photo ”windows” 




·          Regarded as closest in size to the deckle that occurs naturally in paper manufacturing process.

·          Available in medium or fine edges.




·          Larger scale provides bolder detail

·          Ideal for use on heavier weight paper and large projects

·          Exceptional on 300 1b. watercolor paper




·          Large of these tools designed specifically for full sheet watercolor paper

·          Allows artist to put natural deckle edge on all four sides before painting

·          Significantly better than the mechanical deckle edges










Some examples to the left on what one can create using the Logan Deckle ripper, embossing templates and 4 way stylus.





                                                                             A2121 Natural Sponge


Made from durable Mylar, Design Template sets give you thousands of possibilities to create embossed patterns on paper. The creativity is endless using combinations of the various design edges.










·          Using for embossing edges

·          Made of high-quality stainless steel with tips that won’t wear or chip over time

·          Dual tip with wood comfort handle 




·          Comfort grip, anti-roll barrel

·          For paper embossing, pergamano, rub-on transfers

·          Includes 4 interchangeable tips

·          Store extra tips inside barrel 


DAFA Hand Mount Cutter


Lightweight, inexpensive. Cuts  at 45 degree and 90 degree. Blade works in either direction. Handy for cutting Foamboard to size.


T650 Dafa mountcutter

T651 Dafa spare blades 5






                                              Bear And Bug Pre-cut mounts



   New!    PRE-CUT MOUNTS more sizes to follow


  • Acid free
  • Available packaged in clear poly bags
  • Private label


      The Collection includes:


  • Single mounts in both rectangular and oval openings (choice of 24 colors) 4 ply board


  • Double mounts (choice of 12 color) 4 ply board


  • Gallery collection featuring dramatic wide borders in white 4 ply board


  • Gallery 11 collection featuring 6 ply board and dramatic wide boarders in white


  • Photo collection in 4 ply white with black core


  • New prestige mount folders in smooth black or white


              Code          outside           inside


               60             240x310          146x216

               61             425x340          291x206  





1015 Vanilla               875 Soft White       710 Silver Birch

986 Cream Ingress      834 Maple              872 Black                   

 842 Cobalt Blue         954 Nightshade      984 Cameo

829 Pastel Green         859 Hazelnut          877 Dawn Mist                    957 Rose                     802 Cream              715 Loganberry

833 Holly Green         831 Moorland Green    828 Granite                          926 Hopsack               846 Lupin               844 Pastel Blue

809 Old Ivory             827 Metal



Gallery mounts


Code          outside           inside


12              205x255           90x140

13              205x255           115x165

14              280x356           90x140

15              280x356           115x165

16              280x356           190x240

17              410x510           190x240 

18              410x510           240x190

19              410x510           267x343  

20              257x610           267x343


Color White


Single Oval mounts

  Code         outside        inside


 30           130x180      76x114                

 31           203x254      114x165   

 32           280x356      190x240     T040  Oval cutter                               




Mat Folder


·          A professional-cut 4 ply beveled mat

·          Premium acid-free card stock

·          Perfect for displaying photos, certificates, and

                mementos. Great for school pictures,

                sport pictures, weddings, team-building

                events, etc.


  Code          outside           inside


    40             240x310          146x216

    41             425x340          291x206  







Text Box: Mirrors for re-sale only …….Framers and Art  Gallery etc. not to members of the publicCode   Unframed             Description                      


MA69                           Mirror 6 Piece Arch 600x900

MB 512                               Mirror 6 Piece Arch 450X1200 Bevelled

MB 43                                 Mirror Panel 450x300 Bevelled

MB 46                                 Mirror Panel 450x600 Bevelled





        1                   2                        3




        4                   5                          6




7                                          8      


1 Mirror Emboss 450x1200 Gold Rope

2 Mirror Antique 700x1000 Gold

3 Mirror Square Flat 400x300 Coffee/Gold/Silver

4 Mirror Emboss 700x1000 Gold

5 Mirror Antique 700x1000 German Silver

6 Mirror Large Scoop 1200x900 Coffee Bean

7 Mirror Large Scoop 1200x900 Silver

8 Mirror 600x800 Pico Silver

MB 49                                 Mirror Panel 450x900 Bevelled

MP 312                               Mirror Panel 300x1200 Polished

MP 36                                Mirror Panel 300x600 Polished

MP 39                                Mirror Panel 300x900 Polished

MP 412                              Mirror Panel 400x1200 Polished

MP 43                                Mirror Panel 400x300 Polished

MP 46                                Mirror Panel 400x600 Polished

MP 49                                Mirror Panel 400x900 Polished

MP 640                              Mirror Panel Oval 660x470 Polished

MP 5R                               Mirror Panel Round 500 Dia Polished

MS 15                                Mirror Square 150x150

MS 30                                Mirror Square 300x300

MPL 3R                             Mirror White Plastic Frame Round

MPL 40                             Mirror White Plastic Frame Oval 430x550

MPL 5L                             Mirror White Plastic Frame Rectangle 550x600


Code    Framed                  Description


M129LSCS                         Mirror Large Scoop 1200x900 Silver

M129LSCC                        Mirror Large Scoop 1200x900 Coffee Bean

M701ANG                          Mirror  Antique 700x1000 Gold

M701ANGS                       Mirror Antique 700x 1000 German Silver

M701EMG                         Mirror Emboss 700x1000 Gold

M608PICS                        Mirror 600x800 Pico Silver

M451PICS                        Mirror 450x1200 Pico Silver

M451EMGR                      Mirror Emboss 450x1200 Gold Rope

M701EMGR                      Mirror Emboss 700x1000 Gold Rope

M4035QFS                       Mirror Square Flat 400x300 Silver

M403SQFG                       Mirror Square Flat 400x300 Gold

M403SQFC                       Mirror Square Flat 400x300 Coffee



Mirrors – Hardware


Code                Description


CMT100            Mirror Tape 24x3x1m

CMTD100         Mirror Tape 24x24x3x12 Pieces

CMTDS             Mirror Tape 12x24x1,6x24 Pieces

CMTS               Mirror Tape 24x1,6x1m

CMCLIP           Mirror Clip Set of 4 Pieces


At our trade counter, we stock cut sizes of good quality 2 mm picture frame glass…….. Clear / Non-Reflective.


G10A  90X130     G10B  125X175     G10C  100X150

G10D  150X200   G10E  200X250      G10F  240X300

G10G 210X300 







                                      Mitre Cutting Guillotines




Hansen Mitre Guillotine


Made in Denmark to high technical standards, these machines are very reliable and long lasting- getting even better with use. The cutting head is moved in and out using a lever. This allows you to cut the moulding in steps.

As the blades cut into the wood or plastic, they crush it. When the pressure is removed the material springs back very slightly out of line. So multiple cuts help achieve perfect joins. The last cut should be water thin.


T026 – Hansen Guillotine        T027 - Blades

T026B – Pneumatic Guillotine










     Also available is the Morso Foot Operated Guillotine T028



Same features of foot-operated MINI 2000 except that this is hand-operated by means of a balanced lever. This machine  is standard equipmed with blades, left and right table support and Hansen measuring system sytem on the right table. The MINI 200T must be fixed on a table top for safer and correct use.


Technical Specifications

Cutting capacity   Width 65mm - height 65 mm

Cutting level’s height                             16 cm

Overall Dimensions              45 x 40 x 105 cm

Weight                                                    35 kg




Small sized foot – operated guillotine for cutting two 54 degree angles at the same time. Maximum capacity  65 x 105. Accurate and easy to use. Equipped with measuring system up to 150 cm. Blades and measuring bar included.


Technical Specifications

Cutting capacity       Width 66mm – height 105 mm

Cutting level’s height                                    80 cm

Overall Dimensions                    42 x 60 x 105 cm

Weight                                                         55 kg

























     Alfa                  MINIGRAF 1/M Super                        Alfa                           Alphagraf 3        

The pneumatic bench model, Alphagraf 3 is made by Alfanacchine, the Italian manufacturer of framing equipment and hardware. All types of moulding can be accurately joined. These machines uses the unique Alfamacchine pulling power twisted wedges. It is supplied with blocks so that you can use 7mm,10mm and 15mm wedges. 5mm and 12mm blocks are able as optional extras. The machine is equipped with a strong nail driver which should ensure problem free joining over a long period. The Alfagraf 3 is supplied complete with quick replacement magnets pressure pads and dual functioning foot pedal to control clamping and nail driving. 


                Foot Operated




The ALFA 1/M Super is quickly adjustable for different widths and heights of mouldings.The top pressure pad is L-shaped steel with a hard felt pad, held in place magnetically to allow you to adjust it to the ideal position relative to the moulding profile. It has a horizontal rebate clamp to pull the moulding firmly whilst it is being joined. It uses Alfagraf PTM “Power-Twist” wedges which draw the mouldings together as they are inserted. The insertion hammer is solid steel and is guaranteed for two years. The Alfa 1/M Super takes mouldings From 6mm to 8mm wide. The working surface is 1000mm from the floor. Support wings for moulding are available at extra cost. It comes with inter- changeable blocks for 7mm, 10mm and

15mm wedges.

Blocks for 5mm and 12mm wedges are available at extra cost.

T102 …..   Alfa 1        T102A….. Alfa 1/M Super

T102B….. Moulding support wings set

T102C…..Minigraf Sprung Claw

T102D…..Minigraf Tilting Stand




Cassese CS – Underpinner


T1025 Cassese CS – 88

T2138 Spare cable CS – 88


We stock most of the spare parts for the Cassese / Alpha Underpinner / Backing guns

Guillotines (Morso and Hansen)





The Minigraf M3 is a bench top frame assembly machine and our most popular model with the Custom Framer. It is compact and well constructed, build for many years of trouble free operation. With this machine, the framer sets the front and back stops for V-nail insertion. The frame is then moved across the nail head and V-nails can be driven or stacked anywhere along the frame join. The V-nail insertion is made through the use of a pneumatic pedal









The Minigraf M4 is a bench top frame assembly machine designed for small production runs.This machine can precisely insert or stack v-nails into the same corner positions frame after frame! After the Framer sets the stops (up to 3 nail positions per corner), the v-nails are then automatically driven at the correct positions along the frame joint by simply touching the hand lever and stepping on the foot pedal.










    Alfa                  T200 M/P Saw                              Alfa                  T-350 D/Mitre Saw




Manual bench disk sander, allows to recover perfectly cutting faults setting up the angle at 45 degrees. It utilises 30 cm  abrasive disks. The Disk Sander consistence of construction and its working easiness, are the safe-life for a long term duration. Suitable in different working environments: from handcraft to mass production.


Our Double Mitre Saw has been designed to precisely cut mitres for picture framing and woodworking applications such as windows, doors, and furniture components. This is a heavy duty saw built to last many years in a high production environment. It has a unique pneumatic control system which totally supports the weight of the cutting assembly allowing a very smooth down-stroke, precise cuts, and a quick return.
Two saw blades are fixed at 45 degree angles and vertically move up / down. With each stroke, the two mitres are cut from the moulding with the least amount of scrap. During the cutting process, the moulding cannot move as it is held firmly to the work table by four pneumatic clamps










                                                  ALF  SLIP CUTTER





Hand operating cutter for mitre cuttings (45°) of small wooden and plastic profiles.


Equipped with a 1000 mm measurement gauge.

it has an adjustable stop that allows the exact reading of cutting length.

Easy to install, it can be used in every working place.



T00056 – Slip cutter








                                                           ALFAMACCHINE Wedges (V-Nails)





Should you use hardwood or standard wedges in your underpinner?

Standard wedges are sharpened on the inside edge of the V. Hardwood wedges are sharpened on both sides. So standard wedges have more flare & draw the mouldings tighter together. Hardwood wedges will go into harder materials more easily. Some frames have found that hardwood wedges work better with synthetics & medium density fibreboard (MDF)



Waisted Pulling Power Wedges                                                                


These patented wedges are specially designed For Alfagraf and Minigraph machines.They are11mm wide (most other wedges are narrower).The unique barrel shape pulls the two lengths of moulding very  tightly together. The wedges  Are bonded in sticks. Available as follows:


F076B      5mm           F076      7mm

F076D     10mm          F076F   15mm


Universal “Power Twist” Wedges


These new patented wedges have been designed by Alfamachine to fit most underlinners currently in use and developed over several years to demanding technical standards. They are made from high grade carbon steel and have a unique shape that draws the two bits of moulding tightly together. They are excellent quality and cheaper. The packs are conveniently small.


(Be careful not to try and use these wedges upside down. One face of the stick is silver- that is the blunt face. The dark bounded face is sharp. Insert the stick into the feed silver face down bonded face up.)




F070C       7mm                  F077C      7mm

F070D      10mm                 F077C     10mm

F070E      12mm

F070F      15mm




Cassese Masters UNI


Masters UNI Wedges high quality steel, superb Cassese precision manufacturing. Made 10.5mm wide, fit most underpinners using wedges in bonded strips except Minigraf load adhesive face up.


UNI Normal:             White box        White bonding

UNI Hardwood        Red box           Red bonding


T5200     5mm  8000         T5201   7mm 8000

T5202     10mm  8000       T5203   12mm  8000

T5204     15mm  8000









Power Twisted Wedges In Plastic Cartridges



These are the same as Universal Power Twisted but housed in plastic cartridges so that they will fit Cassese Underpinners. Note: Each stick contains 280 wedges. There are no 10 sticks in a packed (2800 wedges); 40 sticks in a box (11200 wedges) and 4 boxes in a case(44800 wedges).




F127C       7mm                F128C        7mm

F127D       10mm              F128D        10mm

F127E       12mm

F127F       15mm 


Cassese Masters A-L


These are specially made to the same high technical standards as Masters UNI wedges, but are just a little bit wider at 11,0mm. Designed to fit into all models of Alfamachine  Minigraph underpinners.


A-L Normal:      Grey box         Grey bonding

A-L Hardwood: Black box        Black bonding


T 5283       5mm    8000

T5284        7mm    8000

T5285       10mm   8000

T5286       12mm   8000

T5287       15mm   8000               







































                                               Gallery Hanging System






This hanging system is suitable for use in galleries as well as offices and homes – particularly in places where it is difficult to attach anything to the wall or where pictures may have too be moved relatively frequently. 


The basis of the system is lengths of Perlon flexible suspenders or stainless steel cable depending on your choice.


The perlon is very strong translucent and inconspicuous and can take a maximum weight of 20kg and comes in 2 meter lengths ( We can supply other lengths - please enquire). At one end there is a fitted adaptor that slides into the new click gallery rail (Silver or white)


The system is completed by hooks which fit onto the Perlon or steel cable. There are 8 types of hooks to choose from 4kg, 7kg, 12kg and 16kg







As rails may not or cannot be used in all rooms, Bear And Bug also has hanging solutions to hang decorations in a sound and stylish way on, for example, partition walls.





                                                         Display-It Office & Home














                                    Touch-Up Waxes & Pens


Text Box: CHARTPAK Touch-Ups 

Text Box:    AMACO Wax Fillers 

Text Box: EDDING 40 Touch-Up Pens













Softer wax in flat tins. The consistency is somewhere between the harder wax in our Wax Filler flat tins and the cream waxes. Ideal for gaps and holes. Push into crevice then wipe excess with finger or cloth.



·          Natural

·          Mahogany

·          Ivory

·          Black

·          White

·          Dk. Walnut

·          Gray

·          Gold

·          Dark Gold

·          Silver

·          Orange

·          Yellow

·          Turquoise

·          Walnut

·          Red

·          Green

·          Blue

·          Light Oak

·          Blond Maple

·          Dk Prov Maple

·          Med Maple 

Text Box: LIBERON Cream Waxes















Goldfinger Past Wax


Past wax in a choice of metallic tones. Used it to fill corners by taking a little on the end of a finger and wiping it onto the moulding. Can also be used as gilding medium in its own right, but it helps if you prepare a toning surface first, using suitable coloured paint


T3181C   Antique Gold               T3181B  Green Gold

T3181C   Sovereign Gold           T3181D Silver





Baroque Art Gilders Past


On Wrought Iron, Metal, Wood, Candles, Bisque, Picture Framers, Mouldings, Resin, Brick, Stone, Plaster, Concrete, Stencilling. Mix Pastes to achieve an infinite range of colours. Create stunning finishes by lightly brushing metallic pastes onto base colours, allowing a day or two for base coat to fully cure [e.g. German silver dry brushed onto Iris Blue base coat] 


A001 -  Rich Gold                               A015 - Patina

A002 - Antique Gold                           A016 - Rust

A003 – Bronze                                    A017 - Sandelwood

A004 – Celtic Bronze                          A018 - Violet

A005 – Foundry Bronze                      A019 - Pinotage

A006 – African Bronze                        A020 - Dawson

A007 – Silver                                       A021 - Slate

A008 – Copper                                    A022 - Orange

A009 – Black                                       A023 - Apricot

A010 – White                                       A024 – Iris Blue

A011 – Cream                                     A025 – Canary Yellow

A012 - Verdigris                                   A026 – Tulip Red

A013 – Coral Red                                A027 - Gold

A014 – German Silver                         A028 – Imca Gold














Brush 'n Leaf Interior

Decorate, renovate or create something new. Brush 'n Leaf® Interior Metallic Finishes go on easily with one application. Just brush it on almost any clean, dry surface such as metal, wood, cloth, glass plastic. The exclusive Brush 'n Leaf® formula features metallic flakes that "leaf" into a solid, shiny metallic look that dries quickly to a durable finish. Decorate picture frames, wall decorations, lamps, candle holders, craft projects, accessories, antiques....anything in any room of your home.

 Antique Gold - A222               Silver Leaf – B222         Gold Leaf- C222 

Brush 'n Leaf Exterior

This semi-matte metallic paint will not dull or tarnish in winter weather or summer sun for a full two years or more! Just brush on Brush 'n Leaf® and the exclusive outdoor formula does the rest.Brush 'n Leaf® works wonders on most any dry, clean surfaces to decorate lampposts, lawn furniture, furniture pots, house numbers....anything on or around your home. It works great on metal, plastic, wood, stone, stucco, and concrete.

 Old Gold – A333

 Brass Gold –B333  

















The original invisible Adhesive Plate Hanger, tested and proven over more than 30 years.


Disc plate hanger 30mm……… DP001

Disc plate hanger 50mm……… DP002

Disc plate hanger 75mm……….DP003

Disc plate hanger 100mm……...DP004

Disc plate hanger 150mm……...DP005




The Invisible answer to ugly plate wires. No clips or hooks. The Disc sticks to the back of the plate, holds it flat and secure against the wall and cannot be seen. Safety Assured - The Disc gives a permanent adhesion of great strength to a glazed or an unglazed surface. A fixing that will not "age - harden" or deteriorate with time.

It is unaffected by any normal household extremes of temperature or humidity, Suitable for all sizes of plates and plaques. Discs are available in five sizes. EASY TO USE: First clean the plate, (even if the plate is new, as surface contamination may inhibit adhesion). Wet the adhesive side of the disc and slowly agitate with your finger to activate the glue. When the glue becomes "tacky" apply the disc to the back of the plate (ensure the hook is in the correct position for plate design). Press down firmly. Leave to dry overnight before thoroughly testing strength of adhesion. Hang your plate on wall and admire! The Disc removes completely in warm water and will not remove back stamps, glazes, or any other markings.


The following describes some of the potential uses of the Disc that customers have developed over the last 30 years, including tips from the manufacturer of what and what not to do! All fired materials such as unglazed backs of wall tiles, terracotta, etc. Note: Plaster of Paris is not that strong in its own right and may give way under its own weight, so even though the Disc sticks well we don't recommend it be used. China and Porcelain Bowls These cannot be displayed by traditional wires but the 3D effect obtained by hanging bowls using the Disc is quite stunning.

The transparency of glass items does not generally lend itself to display by Discs but some smoky, opaque, milk glass objects look fabulous.

Copper, Brass and Silver Plates
Other metals may be OK but each needs to be checked by the customer. Weight is the important criteria as the diameter guide on the header card is for china and porcelain. The weight limits are very conservative and are based on the strength and integrity of the cloth and Dee-Rings and not the bond strength between the glue and the surface it is stuck to. Two Discs connected by strong cord or wire may be used if heavier objects are to be displayed. (This same "picture hanging" type of approach may be adopted for hanging awkward shaped items or orientation sensitive items).

In the case of metals any oxide formation should be removed first with a proprietary cleaner and then cleaned with neat detergent and rinsed in clean water.

Some people hang mirrors but much depends on the "silvering" materials that are used on the back of the mirror glass. We cannot guarantee success. We only suggest they try it and see if it works on the mirror at their own risk.

Unvarnished wooden articles and hardboard backed pictures

The Discs will stick to some varnishes but not to others (the same applies to paint). We recommend customers try it first and if it won't stick to the varnish then remove it locally. The water soluble glue will not stick to vegetable oils. Linseed is one, so anything that has been "oiled" will reject the glue.

Note: Some manufacturers paint the back of plates on the top of the glaze or fired surfaces. We recommend that paint be removed locally on glass or porcelain etc, as the bond between the paint and the plate is often not good enough to suspend the weight of the plate over a period of time. WHATEVER THE APPLICATION THE ARTICLE MUST BE ADEQUATELY PREPARED IN THE FIRST PLACE.


Vacuum Press Swivel….. T800

Vacuum Press Table top…T801

Tool Balancer

As we have said many times – guns designed to fire brads, flexipoints or staples usually give good service unless they are dropped. We now have this tool balancer which is designed to take small tools. Adjustable tension allows for adjustment according to the weight of the tool on which it is being used. This allows you to arrange matters so that the tool is raised and ‘parked’ over the bench. Then it is easy to pull down when needed after which it is automatically returned to it’s ‘parked’ position.

SIMPLE Underpinning Head


V-NAILS or wedges cannot be hammered in-they must be inserted with suitable tools. The lowest cost way to fit a SIMPLE underpinning head into almost any standard drill stand with a 43mm opening. The four pieces of mitred moulding need to be clamped firmly together, using a band clamp or vice. A wedges (something called V-nail) of suitable length is placed vertically on the end of the magnetic tip, sharp edge down. The point of the V should be on the moulding join line. Pull the lever steadily down to insert the wedge.


T2468 Simple Head Only   

T1024 Budget Drill Stand to suit

T092A Tool Balancer Standard     T092B Tool Balancer Super  



Brad nails / Flexi and hard points / blades


F009 - S 18 (F18 Nail gun)         F008 - F12(F12 Nail gun)        F094- H50 (Duetto gun)  F095-F25 (Duetto gun)


F2743 - FLETCHER Super-Keen Blades    F2687  Cassese Flexis Arrowhead     F084 – Alfa flexipoints

F4476 - FLETCHER FrameMaster Ponts



                                     Framing backing guns


Elpa Guns


These have been used by framers for many years all the guns now have a devise with which the pressure can be adjusted. This can be regulated to take account of the hardness of the wood. The air operated guns are very fast. Reliable – but not if dropped. There are two types of brad gun. One  is designed to take 12mm brads and the other 18mm brads. The brads are not interchangeable. The Flexipoint gun takes standard universal Flexipoints.






F12  Manual – T010A         Excellent for double glass,               NEW excellent value                     Duetto flexi / hard                        

                                                nails are easily hidden          Logan dual gun flexi/hard –T100A      Duetto Manual T055A

                                               F12 (12mm) Air – T010B                        





 F18 (18mm) Manual – T013A                F18 (18mm) Air – T013B                    NEW No Compressor Needed

                                                                                                                                  Electric Flexipoint gun T100B





 F15 Fexi Point Manual Gun – T011A      F15 Fexi Point Air Gun – T011B                       New Our best seller

                                                                                                                                        PF15 Fexi point Air gun T100C



NB: Bear and Bug makes a point in bringing the necessary spare parts for most of our machines and also provides the technical support for repairs should our customer need it. Backup equipment is also available at a small free should the customer need it, while equipment is in for repairs. Bear and Bug staff relies the importance of our customers business and is ready to assist in any way we can when framing equipment goes faulty.         


























































Frame and picture construction. Decorative works, upholstery, covering of upholstered furniture. To fix all kinds of paper and fabric, skirting-boards, wooden profiles, for shop furnishing, preparation of stands, interior fittings of houses, canvas, campers, woodworking.




   Rocama 10 - T004                       Rocama 16 – T005                            Rocama 20 – T006



LKT 20 / 30




Frame and picture construction, Decorative works, Upholstery and upholstery furniture, Stands and shop fittings, Interior fittings of canvas. Technical features – lightweight, fast, powerful, body in fiberglass reinforced resin, Soft and ergonomic rubber grip, Built-in rear loading. Safety mechanism to prevent accidental firing.


LKT 20 – T301A         LKT 30 – T301B 




MEK 80 / 64 / 84 / MEK 4025 / MEK 90-25




Decorative works and wall covering, To fix plastic, leather, fine fabrics, furniture, cabinet making frame and picture construction.


MEK 80 –T302A           MEK 64 – T302B          MEK 84 – T302C

MEK 4025 – T302D      MEK 90/25 – T302E





ME 80 /ME 30




Frame and picture construction. Upholstery works, furniture repair. Furniture trim and moulding, window and door beading. Door and window profiles, moulding door and window frames. Cable sheatings. Stand and shop fittings. Technical features- high resistance body in fiberglass reinforced resins.


ME 80 – T303A          MEK 30 – T303B













Application – Frame and picture construction. Decorative works, upholstery, covering of upholstered furniture. Affixing insulation materials. Shop furnishing preparation of stands, interior fitting of houses, caravans, campers. To fix skirting-boards, wooden profiles and panels.


Ecotak 114B – T304A

Ecotak 53/14B – T304B









                                Hardware and DIY glue guns





Ro-ma GRIP 15HL – T305A                      Ro-ma GRIP 18HP – T305B










Ro-ma M195 – T305C                    Ro-ma M220 – T305D                    Ro-ma M3350 – T305E    






                                         Framing / Craft Hardware




















         a            b                 c                   T016 Rubber Roller                               A   B   C   D   E


Triangle hangers


F038A  No 0     F038B  No 1

F038C  No 2     F038D  No 3

F038E  No 4



Fancy hanger


F012A Large 25mm (base) x 33mm

F012B Small 15mm (base) x 21mm



D Ring

An economical, strong, steel D ring. The edges of the hanging hole are “flanged” so that the ring does not cut through the cord. Lies flat but can be easily bent up to allow cord to be passed through. Fix to moulding using a number 4 screw or rivet through backing board. FOO7A


Standard 2 piece

Excellent quality- plated steel. Attach to back of frame with a screw or a backing board with bifurcated rivet F007B


Mini 2 piece

Similar to the standard D rings but lighter duty and only 15mm wide (the standard D ring are about 20mm wide). Many framers use these for hanging float frames. F007C

















          Hinges                                           A                 B           C                                      D                                   E


 F006A 16x 10mm        F006b 20x15mm     F006C 30X20MM                                   F006D                F006E   Kerf - cut hinge       

 New !!!      




          F                                                    G                                                             FXXXXA 


F006F  Hinge W/ Fastening prongs 20x6mm brass-plated steel               Self-Fix strut hinge for stand backs    

F006F  Hinge W/ Fastening prongs 20x6mm brass-plated steel
















F0036 Hanger tag                  Moulding hooks

                                               F022A Large hook

F046 Retaining clips                  


This strong steel plated little retaining clips is designed to screw into the back of the frame. It is bent inwards and this part holds in the back – a sort of reverse spring clip”. It is ideal for use on larger pictures ( where bendy tabs and turn buttons might not be strong enough when you wish to periodically remove the part from the picture. Use screws F073E, F074D ,E or F.



F046 Retaining clips          





                                                                               B                   A                        F072   Frame Bumpers        

Turnbuttons & Kidney Plates   


Fix kidney plates to bottom two corners of the back of the frame to form a pocket for the backing board. Use turn buttons on three sides only- sides and top. These allow the frame back to be removed. 


F039A Turnbuttons 13mm

F039B Fancy Turnbottons 

F040A Kidney plates 19mm




      Escutcheon pins                      Brass Knob 

                                                     F011A – Knob 12mm

                                                     F011B – Knob 16mm


These are small brass plated pins with oversized head that are used for fixing kidney plates, small hinges, hangers ect to the backs of frames. Its a bit tedious to count these – so we sell them by weight!

F011A – 6mm   F011B – 9mm   F011C – 12mm

F011D – 16mm











Slip over hangers   


These hangers fit over the edge of the backing board & are ideal for use with ready made frames. This is a new design with a pressure spring fitted to the ”outside” face so that the inner face remains flush. Fits backing boards between 2mm & 3mm. Black or nickel plated as available.


F081 Slip over hanger
























































Used to hold canvas on stretcher or other items into a frame. These are screwed onto the frame and thus it is easy to move picture  back when required. Also good for use wher item is delicate / old / valuable since nothing is hammered into the back of the picture. 25mm long. Use screws F023B, F074B or C


F030A 28MM long     F030C 30x6mm wide       F030E 60x10mm

F030B 42mm long    F030D 50x10mm wide




















F020  J Hooks


Strong brass plated steel hooks. They look attractive so they can be used to hang sundry items round the house other than pictures, mirrors and plates for which they were designed. 56mm long. Use screws F073E,



T024  Draft Cleaning Pads


Stockinette bag, filled with finely milled rubber powder. First stage of cleaning art work on paper-rub the pad lightly over the surface of the print or document in a circular motion. Rubber powder granules come through and as they roll over the surface of the paper, they take up dirt from the surface of the paper. When they look dirty brush off the granules. Safe, easy and low risk.






F3653 - 3M 700 Dispenser

F1468 – 3M 924  ATG Tape






































         Adlock super glue


For use on synthetic mouldings






Screw Eyes 


High quality brass plated screw eyes which are imported from the UK. These are still one of the most popular ways of hanging smaller pictures. 2 larger sizes now available


F023A   12x0   F023B   14x1

F023C   16x1   F023D    20x2

F023E    25x4  F023F    30x6




F023G  Screw  rings 8mm

F023H  Screw  rings 10mm

F023J  Screw  rings 12mm

F023K  Screw  rings 15mm



     2 Hole Plate Ring


F999A   2 Hole Plate Ring 11mm

F999B   2 Hole Plate Ring 15mm





PVA Glue for plastic Mouldings


Specially developed for joining synthetic core mouldings formulated to match the special characteristics of the closed-cell structure of these plastic mouldings. Water based, does not damage the moulding surface and easy to remove surplus when wet or dry. Very economical in use. Takes 3 -6 days to become fully dry, but that is not too much of a problem as the frame should always have been underpinned.                                                                                          

F058 -200CC  Plastibond Glue 




Daige Mounting System


Daige’s Rollataq adhesive system eliminates the need for spray adhesive, rubber cement, coated film, double sided tapes and dry mounting tissue. It is one of the most cost effective adhesive systems available. Glue is applied using either a hand held applicator or a desk top machine. There is no warm up time and it takes only seconds to apply a clear micro thin film of glue. The adhesive remains position able for about 10 minutes. After burnishing with a roller or using the Quick mount system the glue dries to a strong permanent bond that will not crack peel or yellow. Rollataq glue is non toxic and no fumes or odours are emitted. Use Rollataq for mounting photographs, posters, prints etc. It can be used on any type of paper – even cheap coated art paper (which is liable to cockle badly using other methods). It will not bleed through newsprint and other thin and fragile papers.


T015 Hand Applicator


The body contains a reservoir of glue. ( A convenient spout makes refilling fast 7 easy) The dimpled roller takes up a thin film of glue and lays it onto any surface that it is rolled across. Rubber wheels on each side ensure that the roller runs smoothly. There is an airtight cap which covers the roller ensuring that it is always ready for use. The roller is 65mm wide for use. The roller is 65mm wide and comes complete with a small trail bottle of glue.


Rollataq Glue


F050A – 473ml          

F050B – 3,78 litres











































Speed of Rollataq glue machines


T023A    304mm

T023B    607mm

T032C   911mm








      Slotted                     Reverse Slotted     Standard mirror plate        Bendy tabs         Plastic Sawtooth hanger
































Plate Stand

This plate stand is very stylish. It is excellent not only for displaying plates but also small pictures etc. Plastic base and chrome plated steel support.

D006A Packed in 10s

D006B Packed in 10s







Gummed Cloth Hanger


Cloth hanger folded into a wire hanger loop. Water activated gum on one side. Stick well to paper and card. Suitable for many light hanging applications.


F777A  Gummed cloth hanger 30mm

F777B  Gummed round cloth hanger 30mm

F777C  Gummed cloth hanger 40mm

F776A Self-adhesive plastic hanger 40 x 30mm



Akapad    Cleaning Sponge 


Unique sponges made of a block of specially formulated crumbly polymer foam, bonded to a blue handling block Akapad standard Yellow) is ideal for safe, dry cleaning of paper, card, frames, etc. To use, press and rub firmly onto the surface until soiled crumbs are formed. Akapad Archival (White) has an archival- lever formulation containing no sulphur or chlorine residue. So any dust left on the paper will cause no damage. This should always be stored closed in its original carton. Pads are 90x67mm.


F5010 Akapad –standard

F5010 Akapad - Archival 

















        F123                                                   F124                                      F069 – Carbon steel Frame Support

Struts – plastic

These plastic struts are an easy way of creating stand backs for smaller frames. Just glue to the back of the frame or use our rivets (code F002B) for a strong fixing


Carbon steel frame supports

These stand backs are simple & easy to use. Just drill 2 holes in the frame 80mm apart using a gimlet T085 or a 3mm drill. They are suitable for use on frames up to about 400mmx300mm shortest side should not be less than 120mm. The moulding should be more than 15mm wide. They are strong and durable-made from zinc plated carbon steel-and can be used with plastic or wood. Ideal for both the bespoke framer needing a support for the odd frame (avoids the fiddle of making up stands backs) and the contract framer


F069 – Carbon Steel Frame Support

Stand backs                               Stand backs


F123A - 75mm                           F124A - 75mm                       

F123B - 125mm                         F124B  - 125mm

F123C - 175mm                         F124C - 175mm

















Stand backs


There’s always been a problem with stand backs. They are awkward and time consuming to make. On the other hand if you opt for the ready made variety


F057AA    90X90                F057A     100X150

F057B      130X180             F057C      150X200

F057D      180X240             F057E      200X250

F057F      200X300             F057G      240X300 
















3M 810 Clear Permanent

Permanent tape with a clear polyester base. Totally invisible and a long life. For repairing paper and hinging mount-board. Do not use on valuable artwork.


T1711 -  810 Tape 19mm x 66


3M  811 Clear Tape – Removable