1988 A successful businessman, Lloyd Everard, and a brilliant engineer, Bill Wridge, team up to develop their concept of a Computerized Mat Cutter (CMC). Their first CMC is created and used successfully in Everard's matboard company, U.S. Mat.

1988

A successful businessman, Lloyd Everard, and a brilliant engineer, Bill Wridge, team up to develop their concept of a Computerized Mat Cutter (CMC). Their first CMC is created and used successfully in Everard's matboard company, U.S. Mat.

1994 Wizard International, Inc. is founded by Everard and Wridge as a way to bring CMCs to the independent custom frame shop. The Wizard™ CMC Model 5000 is introduced and CMC Rental Programs revolutionize the custom framing industry.

1994

Wizard International, Inc. is founded by Everard and Wridge as a way to bring CMCs to the independent custom frame shop. The Wizard™ CMC Model 5000 is introduced and CMC Rental Programs revolutionize the custom framing industry.

1997 The first CMC is introduced in Germany. Wizard places it's 1000th CMC Model 5000.

1997

The first CMC is introduced in Germany. Wizard places it's 1000th CMC Model 5000.

1998 The CMC Purchase Program is introduced.  

1998

The CMC Purchase Program is introduced.
 

1999 The first CMC is introduced in Australia.

1999

The first CMC is introduced in Australia.

2002 Brian Wolf, CPF, GCF joins Wizard as an Artistic Ambassador and establishes Education Programs for custom framers. Wizard places it's 3000th CMC Model 5000.

2002

Brian Wolf, CPF, GCF joins Wizard as an Artistic Ambassador and establishes Education Programs for custom framers. Wizard places it's 3000th CMC Model 5000.

2003 The Wizard™ CMC Model 8000 is introduced and Wizard of Europe opens in Ellenberg, Germany.

2003

The Wizard™ CMC Model 8000 is introduced and Wizard of Europe opens in Ellenberg, Germany.

2004 Wizard places it's 1000th CMC Model 8000.

2004

Wizard places it's 1000th CMC Model 8000.

2005 The Wizard™ CMC Model 8500 is introduced and Integrated Framer® Visualization software is released.  

2005

The Wizard™ CMC Model 8500 is introduced and Integrated Framer® Visualization software is released.

 

2006 Wizard acquires Eclipse™ CMC manufacturing company.  

2006

Wizard acquires Eclipse CMC manufacturing company.

 

2007 The Wizard™ CMC Model 8500e is introduced and Decorative Debossing cartridge Package is released.

2007

The Wizard™ CMC Model 8500e is introduced and Decorative Debossing cartridge Package is released.

2008 The Wizard™ CMC Model 8500e with SwitchBlade Technology (SBT) is introduced. Integrated Framer® Retail Management software is released as well as CutArt Volume 1 library.

2008

The Wizard™ CMC Model 8500e with SwitchBlade Technology (SBT) is introduced. Integrated Framer® Retail Management software is released as well as CutArt Volume 1 library.

2010 The Wizard™ CMC Model 9000 is introduced.

2010

The Wizard™ CMC Model 9000 is introduced.

2014 The Wizard™ Pneumatic Material Cutter (PMC) is introduced.  

2014

The Wizard™ Pneumatic Material Cutter (PMC) is introduced.
 

2015 Wizard™ frameshop™ design & visualize software is released.

2015

Wizard™ frameshop design & visualize software is released.

2016 Wizard's next generation cmc, the Eclipse™ flex  IS INTRODUCED.

2016

Wizard's next generation cmc, the Eclipse™ flex  IS INTRODUCED.