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.

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Free Frame Contest – Extended!

Our contest has been extended until the end of June!

A quick recap: entrants will submit their work through Instagram using the hastag, “#FrameUSA”. Artwork / photography must be original and created by the entrant. Many will enter, but only 5 will win. We will print your art for you from Instagram, frame it, and send the finished frame product with a special offer as well.

Not bad for snapping and posting a quick Instagram photo! You can also follow us on Instagram to see what our framers are up to. (Hint: it’s a lot!)

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You can follow us on Instagram to keep up on the latest contest news!

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June Instagram Contest – Win a Free Framed Print!

We love a good contest, and our selection for June is a great way to frame some of your favorite instagram shots or artwork — absolutely free!

Of course, we expect some great shots and work from this contest based on what we saw last time. Even if you’ve never shopped with us before, if your work is selected, we’ll frame your submission for you AND send a great offer along with the frame. If you like our work, feel free to use it on an order!

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Do you have any work that you’d love to see framed? Enter it into our contest by posting it to instagram! Just use hastag #FrameUSA when you post and we’ll enter you into our selection process. We’ll pick the 5 most creative and “stand out” art/photographs. Let the creative games begin!

 

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Discontinued – Tuxedo Narrow Picture Frames

This narrow black picture frame has always been a favorite. Luckily, we have plenty of other great options!

As part of our efforts to keep customers aware of our frame product line, we’re going to be posting discontinued and brand-new products here as soon as we find out! Usually we love gushing about how beautiful and intricate our new frames are, but discontinued series are just as important if you’re particularly fond of a frame.

This time, our Tuxedo Narrow moulding has been discontinued by our vendors. One of our favorites, the Tuxedo Narrow is a black eco-friendly wood frame with a thin strip of shiny material along the inside that accents artwork with more of a focal point than your standard frame. Fortunately, our vendor still plans to keep Tuxedo Wide in stock, so if it’s the look you’re going for, be sure to check it out!

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If the series appeal is the narrow profile, however, we would recommend our Black series. The narrow profile on our Black series is also angled, giving it a 3-dimensional look from afar that the Tuxedo series also offers. If you’d like help in finding out what would look best with your artwork, you can always email our sales team here and they will be glad to help!

 

Wholesale Posters, Wall Art and Prints – New and Best Selling

For art, wall decor, humor posters and more, you won’t find a better selection for the price!

Posters and wall art have always been an important part of what we do at Frame USA, Inc. With framing being our primary expertise, we also know what looks good inside of those frames. From fine art and pop culture to “Spencer’s-style” humor, we keep a wide variety of imagery available to customers who want a one stop shop for wall art.

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Edgar Allen Poe – PSA010240

Some of our best sellers fall under the Education and Humor sections. Our specialty with posters includes our wholesale ordering, where you can buy a rack of posters and we’ll simply refill your order any time at a great rate! You can also find our hottest posters over on Amazon or eBay with options to frame or mount them on wood.

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Antique USA Map – PSA010405

Pictured Above: An antique map of the USA. This of course being before the colonies were broken up into the states we know today.

Pictured below: The US Constitution. This is one of the most important documents to display for any history teacher, and it looks great as a 24×36 poster.

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US Constitution – PSA010380

We’re not just about college humor and whimsy, however. Posterservice has always been at the top when it comes to pop culture and the biggest trends in entertainment. We’ve also launched a great campaign to find more art that our customers enjoy, still sticking to our roots with surrealness and progressive themes. Particularly relevant lately is our new HR Giger poster, featuring Giger’s own artwork for the Alien movie. (Ironically, we published this only days prior to his passing. A sad time indeed for those growing up loving his art and contributions to sci-fi!)

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Giger Alien – PSA009742

 

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Dali – Swans Reflecting Elephants – PSA010320

 

Want to see more posters like these? Visit Posterservice.com to earn more about what we have to offer!

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Memorial Day Savings Event! Expires 5/26/2014

Memorial Day Weekend is here, so we’re taking 10% off everything on the site!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! It’s a great time for remembering those who have not only fought for our country, but for remembering all who have served and given their service to the USA. As a company, we are very grateful! All of our products are sourced and made in the United States, and we couldn’t do that without our rights and freedoms.

As for our sale, we’re taking 10% off all four tabs on our website! That means everything from Frame USA, Posterservice, Mat Designers and Frame Closeouts is 10% off across the board! You can save big on any imaginable combination of items, like some from the following:

Build A Frame

- Since all four of our websites are on sale, this is an automatic 10% off your entire Build a Frame order — regardless of what you choose! If you’ve been wanting a framed print from Posterservice with matting, this is the perfect opportunity to save big. (Even if you just want a nice frame with great matting, you’ll save big!)

Laser Engraving

- With Father’s Day and Graduation creeping up on us, this is a great option for personalized gifts. Some of the best examples we’ve seen with engraved frames have been engraving based on great family vacations, or remembering a summer road trip with the whole family.

Remodeling

- With Build a Frame and Posterservice being 10% off, it’s a perfect time to remodel your wall art. Nobody likes a totally bare wall, so think of some ways to save money if you’re in the process of remodeling or decorating your very first home! (College students, this is also the perfect time to stock up on the biggest collection of humor and art posters from Posterservice.com!)

Graduation

- With graduation season drawing near, diploma and certificate frames are great choices to give to your graduate (or to yourself!) A framed college diploma brings with it a great sense of accomplishment that will be remembered for years to come. Hang it in your personal office, or when you finally arrive at that perfect job you’ve always dreamed of!

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Memorial Day Weekend is here, so we’re taking 10% off all sites to help celebrate!

 

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Framing Art – From Literal to Abstract

Framing has many different meanings and many uses as terminology, spanning from artistic photographs/photographic cropping, reflective framed surfaces, and of course, picture framing itself. Exploring the art of framing is diverse and complicated, but an interesting obervation of what framing has meant in the past and what it means today.

Set in the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, this exhibit aims to explore the meaning of framing in both a past and present sense. This exhibit is hosted by Cornell’s History of Art majors, showing that these students not only study the history behind the art, but the artistic perspective itself. You can find out more about Cornell and this gallery at the link provided below.

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Students at Cornell discuss all the meanings of framing as it relates to art.

 

To learn more about art framing, you can visit our blog archive on the subject here.

Source: Cornell Chronicle

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Selecting Art and Picture Frames for your Business

Choosing office decor may not be as simple as you think – interior decorating says volumes about your business.

For those with a business that sees plenty of through-traffic such as hotels, restaurants, marketing firms, cafes or studios: art and interior design are a major selling point of what your business entails.

Let’s start with the hotel example. Think of a time where you have stayed in a nice resort, or maybe a refreshing getaway where the artwork matched the theme of the surrounding environments. Of course, the focus of any average getaway hotel is ambience and design over the importance of displayed content, but the chosen wall decor of your business will undoubtedly be noticed at some point by your guests and clientele.

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A design by Process5. This restaurant features interesting, but not distracting, artwork for guests to view while waiting for their meal. The large framed mirrors are meant to show off the food as art when brought to the table. See the full article here.

So what sorts of wall art would fit your company the most? Consider your target audience, and who will be viewing this art the most (aside from yourself, of course!) If you specialize in design or architecture, perhaps displaying blueprints and sketches would be a great way to capitalize on your wall space. For restaurants, photos of famous/local celebrities eating at your establishment make interesting conversation pieces. Other ideas include photos of the owner, the establishment during construction, group photos of your staff and visually interesting products that your business sells.

If your line of business doesn’t work with much imagery (and chances are, it does to some extent) you can always find related imagery to frame and display. For instance, if you are a dog groomer, you could post a fun bulletin board with pictures of various dogs you’ve groomed over the year. You could also post artistic images of barber salons, dog photography, or imagery that fits your brand. You don’t have to limit yourself to subject matter so long as the imagery supports the branding of your business in some way.

In closing, the decor of your business space is meant not only to demonstrate what your business is all about, but to help convert more sales. The customer or client is already in your office, so you don’t need to go to great lengths to impress them. Let your wall art and branding encourage them to trust you with their business.

Do you have any examples of an extremely well-designed business space? Leave a comment below and let us know! For our Business/Wholesale service, click here to fill out our custom quote form. We’ll let you know how we can help!

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Why Choose Frame USA For Your Picture Frames

Why Frame USA, Inc?   We are operating our business from an 85,000 square foot building in Cincinnati, Ohio that started making picture frames about 20 years ago.   From this building we have about 70 employees that work hard everyday to create Raving Fan Customers.    Why should you try Frame USA, Inc. for your picture frame needs?

Picture Frame Moulding First of all it’s the moulding.   Every single component of our picture frames is manufactured in the United States from a range of several manufacturers.  Many of you heard about buying American Made Products on ABC’s made in American Segment last year—we were featured.   In house we have close to 2 million feet of moulding in stock to take care of almost any picture frame need you have.   The variety is substantial.

We offer an almost unlimited number of Wood Picture Frame choices, many of them are eco- friendly.  Whether a simple black picture frame design or something more complicated and elegant or something to go in the living room Frame USA has choices for you.   The beauty of these choices are that the frames come in 33 standard sizes, almost ready to hang, or they can be ordered in custom sizes that you need for a special project.

We also have a wide range of metal frames, in many different colors which are some of our top selling picture frames.    The beauty of metal is it fits nicely in offices, banks, and is great for a permanent gallery display that you might offer from a group of college or high school artists.  The suitability of metal frames for any given project never changes.

Shadow Box Frames On top of wood and metal frames we make what we believe is the best Shawdow Box frame in the United States when comparing price to value.   This frames are meticulously crafted by our framing experts and the frames we offer for framing Athletic Jerseys are top notch.   We also offer everything from simple and inexpensive poster frames (some people say cheap poster frames) to our budget and economy lines of frames. A price-point for every buyer is available.

If your company is having a BIG event and needs some kind of a promotional frame or award you must consult with Frame USA about our award-winning plaques and laser-engraved frames.  We’ve handled huge corporate requests from sports teams, weddings, special events.   Let us help you capitalize on your logo, your name, your event.

Wholesale Picture Frames

On top of our great selection the real benefit to buying from Frame USA is that you get real wholesale pricing.   These are not fake wholesale prices that some people call “wholesale pricing” these are real wholesale prices.    Look around on the internet and you’ll find that there is hardly anyone even close to us in terms of price.    We also offer a wide range of closeout frames—these are extra over-runs and seconds.   You can get some serious deals on these frames at www.framecloseouts.com.   Also a list of what we have in stock ready to ship today can be found at www.frameusafastship.com.

Thanks for taking a look at www.frameusa.com.

Frame on!

 

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How To Properly Hang Your Picture frames

First determine where you would like to hang which pieces.  Are you someone who likes eclectic surroundings mixing frame styles and sizes; or do you want to keep all the family photos in one area, creating a welcoming collage?  Do you have one large main focal piece that hangs above the couch or in a more formal dining room?  Are you hanging pictures up the stairwell?  If you are unsure as to where you’d like to put a particular piece, try just placing the framed piece/s in that area and see if all the surroundings compliment the piece/s to give you the desired effect you are looking to create.

You’ll need a pencil, a tape measure, wall hanging hardware, any other tool you need for the type of wall hanging hardware you purchased such as a hammer or drill; a level, and if possible a “picture hanging helper”.  If your artwork didn’t come with the wire already attached to your picture frame; refer to the last part of the this article to install the hanger yourself.

Now to determine the height at which you’d like your piece to hang.  In general the piece should be at eye level.  Meaning once the framed artwork is on the wall, you should be able to stand in front of the piece with your head level, your gaze should fall just about in the center or just below the center of the artwork.  If you have a helper; have them hold the piece against the wall while you stand back a few feet and determine your optimal viewing height.  Once you get this, take a pencil and lightly mark on the wall where the bottom of the frame is.  (If you don’t want to mark your wall use a piece of painter’s tape, and lay the tape edge to the bottom of the frame.)  Place the bottom of the frame on the floor, either lean your frame against the wall or have your helper hold the frame for you.  Find the center of the hanging wire and use your finger to pull the hanging wire toward the top of the frame so all the slack is taken out of the wire.  Using a tape measure, measure the distance from the bottom of the frame to where your finger is holding the wire taught.   From the bottom of the frame mark, measure up the distance from the bottom of the frame to the wire and put an X on the wall; this is the spot you will be putting the wall hardware into the wall.  Follow the instructions provided with the type of wall hardware you purchased to properly secure it into the wall.  Now you can erase the bottom of the frame mark.  If your piece is light enough for you to handle on your own, hold the hanging wire in one hand and the bottom of the frame in the other.  Lift the frame towards the wall and wall hanger and use the hand holding the hanging wire to help guide your wire securely onto the wall hanger.  (You can follow the same steps even if you have a picture frame with a sawtooth hanger instead of a wire.)  If your piece is too large and awkward to handle yourself; have your helper hold the frame while you guide the wire onto the wall hanger.  Once you got the wire onto the wall hanger, use a level (or smartphone level app) to level your piece on the wall.  Now is time for the best part, stand back and enjoy your framed art!

A useful tip for hanging multiple frames for a collage type of a look; is to measure your frames’ widths and heights and cut matching pieces of newspaper.  Then with a little bit of tape, arrange your paper “frames” on the wall.  When doing a collage, try to make the spacing in between each frame as close to symmetrical as possible; or at least visually pleasing to you.  If you take some time during this paper mock up stage and make sure all the papers are level; you should be able to mark where on the wall your hangers should go.  Mark the vertical center of each piece of paper; then find the distance from the bottom of each frame to their hanging wires; mark that on the paper.  Where your vertical line and that  wire mark meet, is where you will want to put your wall hanger.

When selecting what kind of wall hanging hardware to use; you must take into consideration a few things:

1. What type of material is the wall you are planning to use made out of?  Make sure you get wall hardware appropriate for that type of material.

2. How heavy is your piece?  Most wall hanging hardware have sizes designed for certain pound ranges; select one rated for the picture frame you intend to hang.  If in doubt, go for a stronger hanger.

For additional reference on how to hang your frames:

If you are a “DIY” type of person and use your creativity to frame your photos and artwork yourself, you may find yourself unclear on the hanging hardware on the back of the frame.  If you are able to choose what type of hanger to put onto your frame, a set of D-rings/eyelets and wire combo is a great option.  Wire hangers can hold more weight so they are more secure than a sawtooth, especially for frames larger than 11×14.  If you are using a sawtooth hanger, lay your piece face-down on a flat surface (recommend putting a towel down to protect the frame surface from possibly getting marred) and find the center of the picture.  Place the sawtooth at this spot (generally aim for the middle of moulding) and using a hammer gently tap the sawtooth in place.  Attaching a wire hanger takes a few more steps.  First, install the D-rings/eyelets.  Lay your picture frame face down (again recommend putting a towel down).  On one of the sides of the frame, measure about 1/3rd of the way down from the top of the frame and mark that spot.  Measure this same distance on the other side of the frame and mark it.  Try to aim for the center of the moulding when making these marks.  Screw the D-rings/eyelets into the frame at these marks, the D part of the ring faces in towards the middle.  Run the wire through both D-rings/eyelets, with equal amounts of wire sticking out of each D-rings/eyelets.  Secure the wire to one of D-rings/eyelets by bending the wire back over the D-ring/eyelet twice and the wrapping it back around itself several times.  Repeat on the other side; but before securing the wire, make sure your wire has just a little “give” to it; you don’t want your wire too tight OR loose.  Now, you’re ready to get that picture frame onto the wall and enjoy the fruits of your labor!