Roma's new Catalog A-10

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I just got my new Roma Catalog, a class act.

I most impressed with the Full Size match and Color match to the samples on my wall. One of the few I would ever put in front of a clients.

A complement from
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We received ours yesterday and were saying the same thing last night. Very nice!

They need more reps though.
 

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And are currently running a pretty good pre-show special. I just got the fax from my rep.
 

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Some of the new profiles are great. However, I can't figure out how to join some of the new ones along with some of the old proflies. I use a AMP v nailer and a corner vise some times. But for example the new Corso line on page 209. The back is rounded. How in the world do you join that??

And many of the older lines like # 851 that has a slant on the back of the moulding. How can you clamp that, or put in your v nailer?

Another example is moda line moulding # 35163004 on page 289. With that curved back. Again can't clamp it or put it in the vnailer. Anybody have any experience on these??
 

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Bill,

The Moda curved back joins nicely with a Cassese 910 using a hinged metal bar accessory, 5/16 high 3/8 wide, that holds the bottom of the frame away from the outer clamp. Works fine for similar LaMarche frames that I have joined. For the round frames, I would probably nail or use a detail biscuit joiner. I also use a brad nailer, shooting the nails diagonally from the bottom across a glued joint. There is usually an answer to any challenge raised by an unusual frame that is just right for the art.

Pat :D
 

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Framer TG,

The catalog that you've got is not all that new. I've seen it two years ago, in Atlanta. One of my clients had it on her desk and, looking through it for myself, I can relate to your complete admiration. I even mentioned that catalog on The Grumble, telling my fellow grumblers what a formidable catalog Roma's got. That catalog is a wonder and must have cost Roma a fortune to make it... At that time I did not have the feeling that many grumblers knew what I was talking about and I am quite sure that things did not change radically since.

Get used to being treated with ever growing consideration and respect by industry’s major players. In case you did not notice ;) , I am pleased to say that receiving Roma's best catalog ever is in recognition for your role in making and running this forum, which increasingly becomes a framing Agora and an attractive and valuable place to be noticed, remembered and admired by participants... Now, if you prefer to disagree with me on this, I preemptively surrender in front of your arguments
 

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I agree with most of it, but the reason I got sent the catalog is 75% of my wall is Roma.

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It came with the underpinner. I got it from LJ and have found that their tech support can usually provide parts for machines that they sell. BTW it must be an accessory because I can't find it the manual.

Pat :D
 

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I learn something new every day...

agora - a marketplace in ancient Greece, customarily used as a place of popular assembly.

Now I understand the eytymology of agoraphobia.

I hope we get the Roma catalog. I really like their frames.

Oh Cornel, I don't think Framer is in this for the glory of being recognized by some suppliers. The stakes are so low. Please don't try to cast aspersions. Even if you put a
, it kinda comes across that way. I think he's committed to The Grumble as a forum where ideas can be shared and to provide a place where we can continue to learn something new every day. Thanks Framer. :D


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Got mine Tuesday. I love the true-size photos. Will order my new samples tomorrow. Had a customer in yesterday that loved the finish on one of my Roma samples, but wanted a different shape. I cracked open the new catalogue and VOILA! She found one she likes. Haven't seen my rep for a few years, though.
 

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Jana,

I'm not trying to cast aspersions here. In fact, coming from me, that line is a true compliment at Framer's address and I'm sure he got the point I was making. He is in agreement with me and even offered me the other side of his coin, the fact that 75% of his walls are covered with Roma's molding. But that does not invalidate his TG merits, but complete them ;) ...if you know what I mean.
And, yes, we learn new things every day... Incidentally, speaking of Agora, some smart guys were buying and selling deep ideas down there, a while ago; among them were two named Platon and Aristotelis. Wonder if they ever mat(t)ed or Roma-ed to their lives


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Cool. We got the Roma catalog. It reminds me of a yearbook or a coffee table book. We should put it out so customers can leaf through it and get inspired.
 

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Haven't seen my rep for a few years, though.
Yeah, it's a beautiful catalog, but they seem to miss the (pardon the pun) boat when it comes to understanding the importance of a good sales force.

No visits, no samples on the wall.

Larson's got them beat big time when it comes to that. Judging from Mike's poll
(that doesn't sound good), a fancy catalog ain't gonna help.

Aside from that one little complaint, I do like the company!

What the name of their sales reps? Karen Carpenter & Company? Maybe, that's why I never see them.
 

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When we received Roma's previous catalogue, we were so impressed with it's real-size photos that we requested 2 catalogues. As someone before me stated; it was
"....Great for Customer's to look through at the front counter"
We kept one in the workshop as welll. This new Catalogue is amazing, we are wating for our second copy....they are in large demand and I must wait patiently. :(
 

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Framer TG,

I must admit, with regret, that I was wrong. Apparently, Roma decided to help everybody with that gorgeous and expensive catalog of theirs and your being a good customer of theirs might have been of more relevance (if any) than being the Framer TG. That's a shame. You deserved such a catalog way ahead of others.

Perhaps we don't talk about the same catalog? It's hard to believe that a phone book thick catalog (over 230 pqages)made on excellent, plastic mate coated paper, like the one I was talking about is being sent out just like that, to every framer, even in duplicates upon request... I am afraid this one now must be a different bird all together. I need to see it for my self, when I return from Romania, to believe it.

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