Company Profile

History & Background

factory-01.jpgImage Engineers was founded by Julia and Richard Knee in 2004 as a conventional picture framing business called Worth Framing. In 2005 the company started manufacturing printed stretched canvases, and in 2006 a patent application was made for a unique stretch-framing system which has become the quality benchmark for this product. Large-format digital printing was started in 2007, enabling in-house production of the highest quality photo-printing onto art paper and canvas. The Image Engineers brand was developed in 2008 and the company then diversified into printed Perspex panels, plus a full range of interior & exterior décor & signage systems.

During this period we built an enviable reputation for quality and service amongst our customer base of photographers, interior designers, architects, property developers, printers, advertising agencies and the general public.

Mission & Philosophy

Image Engineers is now a modern company focused on supplying the latest products, materials, techniques and trends in printing, framing, surface finishes, display and signage in a one-stop-shop environment.
Our Mission is to continue to supply the highest levels of quality and service in order to serve the needs of our clients for décor, display and signage solutions in corporate, retail, hospitality and residential applications.


Innovation & Growth

Image Engineers thrives on challenges and will always go the extra mile to beat the expectations of its clients in terms of innovative design, quality execution and deadlines. Your requirements drive us to continue expanding our product range to meet your needs.
Examples of this are our patented process for stretch framing, our fine-art limited-edition printing capability, and our recent venture into surface graphics & finishes.

People & Processes

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Art & Production
Marketing & Product Development
Graphics & Printing

Product Range

Image Engineers’ products and services include sourcing superb images & prints, graphic design, and large format digital printing on a range of media from photo paper & canvas, to wallpaper, material, vinyl, metals, Perspex & glass. This printing capability extends to the highest quality Giclee work carrying a 75 year guarantee.

We employ a full range of framing techniques to produce high quality and/or high volume custom picture framing for original artwork, prints, photographs, certificates, mirrors and memorabilia.
Image Engineers holds the patent for the best canvas stretch-framing system available for fine art & décor, and also specializes in systems for wall décor using modern materials and surface finishes.

The company supplies an exclusive range of Décor Products, plus an extensive range of signage which includes tensioned systems, modular way-finding systems, point-of-sale displays and custom signage solutions.


Worth Framing is rated as an Exempt Micro Enterprise and a level 4 contributor to BB-BEE.


Terms and Conditions

At Image Engineers we believe in building relationships with our customers, and the first pre-requisite for this is trust. We trust that our customers will pay us promptly, and we therefore do not require any form of deposit with any order less than R1000.

Terms of payment are however strictly COD.

If you come to collect your order we will accept cash and cheque payments.
Credit card facilities are not available, but in view of this we also accept internet transfers via EFT. Your order will then be released on proof of internet payment.
If you require delivery via courier we will again require your transfer before release of goods.

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