By Frame USA

Offering picture frames, posters, art and more for over 30 years! www.frameusa.com has a great selection, low prices, fast delivery and friendly staff.

At Frame USA, we champion our craft. We make all of our art, frames, and more inside our warehouse. All wood frames produced from Frame USA are 100% made in America! We take great pride with that because not only are we able to produce everything in house, we are still able to offer highly competitive prices.

Framerica’s Corners for the Cure

Corners For The Cure
Corners For The Cure

“Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into surrounding tissues or spread to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get breast cancer too. 

Symptoms of breast cancer include a lump in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple and changes in the shape or texture of the nipple or breast. One out of every eight women in the US will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime because it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.”

To help with the vision, Frame USA will be donating to Framerica’s Corners for the Cure breast cancer awareness in appreciation for your online order for the month of October.

We are proud to support this great organization. Be sure to donate during the checkout process to help us support this great charity!

Corners For The Cure GFI Banner
Corners For The Cure GFI Banner

Everything Happens for a Reason

It was a sad day when I learned that I wouldn’t be able to attend college and use my scholarship at Miami University. I had worked so hard to finally get to this point and within a 30 minute phone call with my student loan lenders everything came crashing down. I was lost. I had no idea of what my future would now consist of. I took a few days to think about my options. I knew that within a few months my previous loans would kick back in and that I would have to figure out a way to pay them. I realized that the part-time position that I was working wasn’t going to cut it anymore. I was unhappy with the idea of not returning to school and having to go back to work full-time.

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A few weeks went by and I had applied to several jobs I began getting call backs for interviews. I knew that I was great in sales, but I didn’t know in which direction I wanted to go with this skill. I interview with 3 different companies and turned down each offer. I didn’t feel any connection or even a spark when I was interviewing with these different companies. I took a day off from my current job to focus on finding the ‘perfect’ job. That job that would be a career, one that I would be excited to get up every morning to go to. I applied for an In-House Sales Rep position at Frame USA. As I always do; I did some research on the company, read reviews from previous employees and customers, and dug as deep as I could to find out exactly the type of culture I would be walking into.

Upon completing my interview I knew without a doubt that Frame USA was the company for me. The friendly atmosphere, the obvious team work, and positivity was undeniable. As I drove home form the interview I was excited, yet nervous. I knew that I wanted to work there but I didn’t know how well I performed in my interviews. Just a few days later I was called back for a final interview. I was still unsure, but my mind was made, Frame USA is where I belong. The next day I got the call. I was being hired on as an In-House Sales Rep. I was so excited to start this new adventure!

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The biggest thing I learned from all of this is that just because one door closes, doesn’t mean that your dreams have to end. The sadness that I had from not being able to attend Miami has since vanished as this new opportunity has blossomed. It’s only day two, but I feel like this is the start of something great!

~ Barton Eberenz

Unfinished & Decorate-It Picture Frames

Decorative Picture Frames

When doing DIY projects we suggest using our Decorate-it Picture Frames or our Unfinished Picture Frames. These Decorative Picture Frames are perfect for people with that do-it-yourself spirit. Created especially for crafting, these frames can be painted, stained and decorated with ease.

Decorative Picture Frames
Decorative Picture Frames

Our Decorate-It Series is an unfinished decorative picture frame with a flat profile that comes in 3 different widths (1.5″, 2″ or 3″). It is created especially for crafting. You can paint it, glue on it, and use a wood burning pen, anything you can think of to decorate the frame.

Additionally, our Unfinished Series is another unfinished decorative picture frame (as the name might suggest). Like the Decorate It, the Unfinished series comes in 3 different profiles, but these are more intricate with some scoops and beveling in the frame. This picture frame could be painted and decorated in a classy way to help enhance the ascetics of your art.

Both our Unfinished and Decorate-It lines have the crafty folk in mind. These are great for both kids and adults alike, but you’ll definitely get your money’s work when you use these as kid’s craft projects. You can use all of your favorite crafting materials to make it, and a trip to your local art and craft store should inspire you to make some great artwork.

Send us pictures and let us know how your painting frames turned out. Then check back in with our Frame USA Blog for more DIY Picture Frames and ideas.

Cross Training at Frame USA

Cross Training

Recently, production has been putting a lot of emphasis on cross training employees. Employees are no longer trained just for one job or one line. Now many employees are being trained and gaining the flexibility to perform multiple duties. For example, someone working on the saw might also be trained to fill or shrink-wrap. Now, a filler might be trained to work on special custom jobs which are more complex than their typical line work.

Cross training is smart because it allows employees to be more versatile and fill in when we’re short staffed or an important worker is missing. It also helps people rise to leadership positions by building skill sets. Working a day in a different department allows people to understand the unique challenges faced as an order moves from upstairs, through the saw room, to production and then packing.

In these months of large back to school orders, vacations and saying farewell to our summer help, things have been pretty hectic. Everyone at Frame USA has put in the extra effort, time and dedication to keep our numbers up and make sure orders go out on time. In order to help out on other lines, almost everyone in production has gone outside their comfort zone. Many covered new positions and learned new skills as a result. because people are willing to learn and work together we are all able to meet our goals.

Being willing to learn pays off in many ways. Learning a new skill can get you ready for a new job, such as being a joiner. It can give you more options as well. A filler who helps out on complex orders might end up spending a few days in the retail store to help.

By cross training we’re making Frame USA more efficient and flexible and creating employees that are smart, skilled and able to jump in wherever needed. I want to give props to everyone who has taken the extra initiative to help out and give our summer months a little more vacation time and a little less overtime.

~  Hannah Sypniewski, Joiner

Cross Training

 

Large Frame with Frame USA

Large Frame Sizes

Large Frame Sizes
Large Frame Sizes

It is important for us to clarify how our sizes work in general. In our experience, these are the most popular and most utilized large frame sizes overall. These large frame sizes cover a wide range and our most popular sizes are:

16 × 20

16x20 Large Frames
16×20 Large Frames

Our 16 × 20 Picture Frame is a great size frame because you can make it a highlight piece on your wall, or part of a mixture with other frames to form a collage on your wall. Our 16 × 20 frames include an off white mat for an 11×14 image. This option provides just over 2” of matting on each side of your image. This is also a perfect size to go with when using wider picture frames.

18 x 24

18x24 Large Frames
18×24 Large Frames

This is the quintessential frame size for hanging advertisements in a lobby or venue, or just about any metropolitan area where people can see the image and read the words without having to be directly in front of the poster.

24×36
24x36 Large Frames
24×36 Large Frames

This is the most common poster frame size (average poster size) and generally the size that standard posters are made. This is the ideal size for concert and novelty posters to hang around your room or house. Therefore if you are looking to frame a poster for a dorm room, your office or house, or to give as a gift, this is the perfect picture frame size for you. For those with the “go big or go home” mindset, you may want to aim for this size or larger. If you have a 24×36 or larger poster, we definitely recommend a frame to keep your art scratch-free and to highlight the print as a whole.

27 x 40

27x40 Large Frames
27×40 Large Frames

This is the standard movie poster frame size for typical movie posters (occasionally you’ll find them sized 27 x 41) making it perfect for officially licensed movie posters.

We hope this article has provided you with all of the information you may need when ordering our picture frames. Remember, if you need any help with your poster frames, please call 800.577.5920 or click here if you have custom framing needs.

Enjoy, and thanks for shopping with Frame USA!

 

Framed Pictures from Frame USA

Frame USA has been in the art and framed pictures business for 30 years and counting.  We’ve grown to work with a wide variety of companies including small businesses and individuals across the United States. We have customers who need thousands of framed pictures and those who need 10. We have “the regulars” and the “first-timers”. Whether you’re looking for a thousand-piece plaque order or a simple custom framed pictures job, we make it happen – any style, any size, any time.

Our frames are broken down into four categories to make it simple for our customers: Wood Frames, Metal Frames, Poster Frames & Specialty Frames.

Wood Framed Pictures

Wood Framed Pictures
Wood Framed Pictures

Our wood picture frames come in many different ready made sizes and styles — All of which are completely made in America! We take pride in both our affordable prices and high-quality standards. We also offer custom sizes for those special projects. Explore our wide variety of wall frames guaranteed to liven up any work of art or interior decor.

Metal Framed Pictures

Metal Framed Pictures
Metal Framed Pictures

Our Metal I and Metal II Picture Frames are known for their superior quality and affordability. For a bolder and more aggressive statement, we offer our Heavy Metal Picture Frames. These frames are thicker than our standard metal frames and finished off with a wide rounded edge. We offer several black metal picture frame options throughout our series as well as gold, silver and bronze picture frames.

Poster Framed Pictures

Poster Framed Pictures
Poster Framed Pictures
Our Poster Frames are available in a wide variety of colors. These posterframes are made from the highest quality materials for lasting beauty. They come fully assembled and shrink wrapped with mitered corners, a clear acrylic plastic sheet front and a hanging system for vertical or horizontal display. Poster frames are available in a wide variety of poster frame sizes and with three types of frame backing boards: featured in corrugated, hardboard or foamcore backing.

Specialty Framed Pictures

A Shadow Box is an enclosed, glass front picture frame that can hold and display items that have value or particular meaning for an individual. Create your own custom Shadowbox with 3 series of shadow box frame: Elite, Showcase, and Boxer. These Shadow Boxes are deeper than our standard frames and designed to store and display you precious mementos.

We’re proud of our products, our service, and the way we stand behind what we do. When it comes to serving our customers, our goal is to create Raving Fans of Frame USA. We guarantee you’ll love our wall frames. And you’ll love the way we treat you at Frame USA!

September 11

On September 11th, 2001 the USA suffered one of most devastating attacks we have ever faced. On this day 16 years ago there was a series of four attacks planned and executed by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda which killed 2,997 people, injured over 6,000 and caused an excess of $10 billion in damage!

On the morning of September 11th four passenger planes heading to California were hijacked by 19 terrorists. At 8:45 am an American Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The building began evacuations and live televisions broadcast took over what everyone assumed to be a terrible accident. That  was until 18 minutes later when a second nearly identical plane appeared and barreled into the south tower of the World Trade Center.

I can remember distinctly being in junior high school when these devastating terrorist attacks took place. Most of our teachers halted lessons for that day and instead wheeled in televisions so we could all gather around, watch the news and try to make sense of the events that were transpiring.

As everybody was watching the happenings in New York, an American Airlines plane flying over Washington, DC crashed into the Pentagon killing 125 people in the building as well all of the 64 people that were on board the flight. This happened at 9:45 am, a mere hour after the first plane struck the Towers. Less than an hour later, at 10:30 the first of the Twin Towers that was struck fully collapsed.

During this time, a 4th airplane in route to California was hijacked. The plane was delayed in taking off and because of that, passengers aboard the aircraft were able to hear about the planes hitting the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. Armed with this knowledge, passengers on the plane fought the four terrorist hijackers and the 4th plane ended up crashing into an abandoned field as opposed to another important US structure. All 44 passengers aboard the plane were killed but there is no telling how many lives they saved in the process. The target of the 4th plane is still unknown but it is believed that the Capitol, the White House and Camp David were all potential targets.

The Pentagon was repaired and occupied within a year of the terrorist attacks. The temporary World Trade Center PATH Station was opened in 2003 and the new 7 World Trade Center was completed in 2006. Construction of the One World Trade Center was completed in 2010 and three more office towers are in progress of being built.

Sixteen years later the effects of this day are still being felt, we the 3,000 people who lost their lives & 6,000 injured on . Your memories will always be in our hearts and we honor the men and women who sacrificed their own lives in service to others.
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It’s Back! Frame USA Retail Store’s Annual Tent Sale Returns!

If you’re in the Cincinnati area you’ll be happy to know that it’s that time again! Frame USA is having its annual tent sale. Our September tent sale has always been about saving hundreds in art, wall decor and framing.

Now, while we are also the type to hold off to get the best possible savings, waiting until Sunday does limit the number of frames available. At these prices, everything sells fast!

Save up to 50% off of our closeouts and custom size frames, we have almost any size you could need or imagine. Also enjoy up to 75% savings on our matting options.

Our staff is knowledgeable and ready to help answer any and all questions about art and framing. Stop by and join in on the fun!

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Help after Hurricane Harvey with the Houston Food Bank

Houston Food Bank
Houston Food Bank

An unprecedented number of people in the greater Houston area are affected by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. The storm unleashed monumental destruction across southeast Texas. For individuals who already struggle to provide for their family’s basic needs, the flooding is even more catastrophic. 

The Houston Food Bank has a history of providing disaster relief, but we’ve never seen devastation on this scale. 

We will provide food and supplies in the short term and for many months to come to residents in southeast Texas who will struggle to rebuild their lives. The Food Bank will work closely with our network of partner agencies to ensure food is getting to those who need it most. We also find ways to connect offers of help with those who are providing help.

To help with the vision, Frame USA will be donating to the Houston Food Bank Harvey Disaster Relief in appreciation for your online order for the month of September.

We are proud to support this great organization. Be sure to donate during the checkout process to help us support this great charity!

Houston Food Bank

Labor Day — Monday, September 4th

Labor Day

Labor Day is a public and federal holiday (a holiday established by law and is usually a non-working day) that is celebrated on the first Monday of September. It was established to honor the labor movement in the US and the contributions that workers have made which benefit our country. Additionally, Labor Day Weekend is considered the end of summer with children going back to school and all public swimming pools closing.

In the late 19th century trade unions and the labor movement grew, leading to trade unionists wanting to set aside a day to recognize and celebrate labor. Labor Day was then further advocated by the Central Labor Union who organized the first Labor Day parade in New York City in 1882.

Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it Labor Day an official holiday and they did so in in 1887. Seven years later, in 1894, it became an official federal holiday.

Historians say the expression “no white after Labor Day” comes from when the upper class would return from their summer vacations and stow away their lightweight, white summer clothes as they returned back to school and work.