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Certificate Frames (Frames For Certificates)

Recognition is something we get all too rarely in this world and it’s something to be cherished. A verbal compliment or note of appreciation can really pick up your day, but when you receive a tangible, hard copy of an accomplishment–that can last forever. Certificate Frames are a way to memorialize those compliments and displaying them so you can look to those when you’re not having such a great day and maybe remember that you earned that accolade. Awards, certificates, diplomas–they should be framed and hung where you can see them, in a nice certificate frame that shows off your accomplishment.

Economy Certificate Picture Frames

Economy Certificate Frame
Economy Certificate Frame

Our Economy Certificate Frames are perfect when you want high quality frames for certificates at a low price. These cheap certificate frames include real glass, and come with easy assembled plastic clips. For the money, Economy certificate frames are a great buy!

Metal Certificate Picture Frames

Metal Certificate Frames
Metal Certificate Frames

At Frame USA we offer quality Metal Certificate Frames for your diplomas, awards, or other important documents. Ideal for work or home, a metal certificate frame will professionally display your important documents in this attractive frame.

Deluxe Certificate Picture Frames

Deluxe Frames For Certificates
Deluxe Frames For Certificates

We’re sure you’ll love these Deluxe Certificate Frames we offer. They are as affordable as our other certificate frames and come in six common sizes and colors to make your important Documents stand out.

Boardroom Certificate Picture Frames

Boardroom Certificate Frames
Boardroom Certificate Frames
The Boardroom Certificate Frame is a high quality document frame. These certificate frames are available with or without a gold bead, they frames come in Black, Walnut and Cherry and the real wood molding has extra layers of stain for the richest color.
Heavy Metal Certificate Picture Frames
Heavy Metal Frames For Certificates
Heavy Metal Frames For Certificates
These Heavy Metal Certificate Frames are thicker than our other metal certificate frames, this more substantial style and wide rounded finish gives you your diplomas and awards the look you want at a very affordable price.  These frames also come complete with v-clips that serve a duel purpose of hanging and an easel backing or cardboard backing, depending on the size.
So when you’re wanting to frame that symbol of excellence, visit Frameusa.com and let us help you make it shine.

 

How to know what size frame I need?

How do I know what size frame to order?  It’s a question as framers that we hear all the time, and most times, the answer is easy.

All of our picture frames at Frame USA are based on the inside dimensions.  Therefore, if you have a 12×16 image, you will want to order a 12×16 picture frame.

Awesome, that was easy, right? But what if I want matting around my image?  Overall, that answer is pretty easy too.  Adding matting to a frame will increase the overall dimensions of your frame.  For example, if you have a 12×16 image and want a mat around it, your next decision is how much matting should I add?  Our recommendation is the smaller the image size, the less matting you should add.  Ultimately though matting is a personal preference so whatever you prefer or think will look best is the answer.

For a 12×16 image, I would personally recommend about 1.5” of matting.  This will make the frame size 15×19 now.  But wait, I thought adding 1.5” of matting would make the frame size, 13.5×17.5?  That is a common misconception that we hear.  However, to have 1.5” of matting on each side of your image, you are actually adding 3” vertically and 3” horizontally.  So 12 + 1.5 +1.5 = 15 and 16 + 1.5 + 1.5 = 19.

While 15×19 is a custom size, ordering this is simple.  The easiest way is to order this is through our Design  A Frame feature: http://www.frameusa.com/design-a-frame.

Design-A-Frame
Design-A-Frame

Our feature offers just a few simple steps to getting you the perfect picture frame.

Design A Frame Features

Through this feature, you can order your frame, matting, everything you would want!

Now what if you have a custom size image, but do not want matting?  At Frame USA, we make that easy too.  Almost all of our frame options: wood picture frames, metal picture frames, poster frames, etc. offer a custom option.  First, select the frame you would like to order.  Then once on that individual series page, you will find this:

Custom

Here you can type in the size you need (your image size), change the color accordingly, and select your quantity.  Our website offers lower prices on custom frames when you order more than one, so you will see all pricing options listed here.  Naturally since we are more efficient the more of the same picture frame we produce for you, we pass those savings right on to you here.

So as you can see, figuring out what frame size you need can be quite simple.  However, framing can be difficult for some so if you still have questions, please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-577-5920 or via email at [email protected].  Our team is ready and happy to help you any way that we can!

Collage Photo Frames with Frame USA

Displaying all your photographs of beloved memories can be made much simpler with collage photo frames. Good times with friends and family from years ago displayed all together is a great way to cherish your memories and reflect on fun times. Here at Frame USA we have collage photo frames in all different shapes, sizes and picture capacities. Very few things are more aesthetically pleasing than your own collection of pictures. Spruce up each room in your house with one of our wide selection of collage photo frames, you’ll be able to find an option to hang in your bedroom, family room, or any other room in your home.

 

Capture your child’s first year with a beautifully arranged, multi-window photo frames. The overall mat dimensions measure 16×16″ and includes 12 openings for 2.5×2.5″ pictures as well as a larger, heart-shaped opening for a 4×6″ photo. The mat is available in five colors: red, purple, raspberry, blue and grey. The Frame has three color options to chose from: blue, natural and white.

 

Collage Photo Frames
Collage Photo Frames – First Year
Show off your child’s school years all in one place. These collage photo frames are available in 3 frame options (black, walnut or mahogany) and two different sizes (a 12×16″ vertical frame or a 10×24″ horizontal frame). Both collage photo frames include 12 openings for 2.5×3.5″ pictures as well as a larger central opening for a 5×7″ photo.
Collage Photo Frames
Collage Photo Frames – School Year

As with anything you place in your home, make sure it’s something that works for you. In the end it’s all about finding something that works for you and makes your home a more comfortable environment. Collage photo frames are simply one of the many ways to make an ordinary home extraordinary!

 

Picture Frame Supplies

Here at Frame USA we have a wide variety of picture frame supplies to aid in your hanging, displaying and maintenance of your frames as well as the artwork or images they house.

EZ Hinge Hardware

Picture Frame Supplies
EZ Hinge
Our EZ Hinge metal frame system works with our U-Frame Kits to make the perfect metal frame for displaying informational flyers or pictures that need to be updated frequently. Just open the top, replace the item, close the top and you’re good to go! The EZ Hindge also has a side loading option.

Glass & Plastic Cleaner

Picture Frame Supplies
Glass & Plastic Cleaner

This specialty glass and plastic cleaner is ideal for cleaning the glass or styrene that comes with Frame USA picture frames. These picture frame supplies contain no alcohol or ammonia and cleans all your frames without leaving any streaks or marks.

PETG & Acrylic

Picture Frame Supplies
Acrylic

Acrylic is a widely used form of clear materials with exceptional weather ability, strength, clarity and versatility. Acrylic exhibits glass-like qualities at half the weight. Incredibly durable, acrylic is a suitable solution for a broad temperature range, and has superior weathering properties compared to other plastics.

Picture Frame Supplies
PETG

PETG is extruded from co-polyester resin and is comparable to a Plexiglas material. PETG It is an exceptionally clear and tough material. Often used in filling larger frames, especially poster frames, it gives a great protective layer for images. PETG is more light weight than Acrylic, being only .035” thick compared to Acrylic’s .08” thickness. However, Acrylic give a much clearer view to an image than PETG and weathers much better.

Hangers & Other Accessories

Picture Frame Supplies
Hangers & Accessories
Here at Frame USA, we have the creative DIY folks in mind. Choose from our selection of poster hangers, easel mates. Frame connectors and acid-free mat tape to make your artwork stand out from the crowd! When our standard picture frames just won’t cut it, our hangers and accessories will make your art stand out from the crowd!

Frames Direct, the best way to receive your frames!

Frames Direct

Here at Frame USA we manufacture and produce our own picture frames and products. We do this so that our customers can receive their frames direct from the manufacturer which allows us to offer them at the lowest price possible, in-turn saving you, our loyal customers and raving fans, as much money as we can.

Frames Direct
Frame USA

Another benefit that occurs with us manufacturing our own product is that we can guarantee that it remains 100% made in America. For over 30 years we have been proud to be an American made business. Producing more than 3,000 frames a day, we use 100% U.S. raw materials and also manufacture 100% in The United States. When you buy from us, you don’t just receive outstanding picture frames, you’re supporting American jobs, workers, and economy.

Manufacturing our own products also ensures that every one of our team members are experts on our goods. They know the intricate details of the items offered because they have seen the products through every step of production and design. Additionally, being our own manufacturer means you will receive your frames much faster when you order from us than anywhere else. This is due to the fact that we produce our products in our own warehouse and ship the frames direct to you.

The benefits of purchasing your frames direct from the manufacture are clear and abundant; custom made products, better prices, quick shipping, expert service and ensures everything is 100% made in America. 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. Pass savings on when you get your frame direct from the manufacturer!

Frames Direct

What Does Made In America Mean To You?

Made In America

These days, we hear so much in the news and media about being Made in America or Made in the USA.  While this “phenomenon” is new for many businesses, it is not a new initiative for this picture frame manufacturer.

At Frame USA, we have been focusing on being Made in America since we started over 30 years ago.  We manufacture on average 2,750 picture frames a day, in all categories:

In 2010, we were even featured on a Diane Sawyer special that focused on American-made businesses: http://www.frameusa.com/pages/worldnews.

So what does Made in America mean to me?  Made in America means working hard to keep American jobs here in the United States, and offering great opportunities to so many throughout this great country of ours.  While politics may be a focus on your opinion of Made in America, it is not a focus of mine.

We produce great American made picture frames, at low wholesale prices every day here at Frame USA.  As our economy changes, our small American made business notices it quickly.  Do we lose business to China?  Yes.  Do we care?  Yes and no.  In our experience, many people come forward and are looking for the cheapest option all the time.  Then when they find out it will take them 6-12 weeks to get their picture frames from China, they appreciate our 4-5 business day turnaround a lot more.

We care because no one wants to lose business, however, do we waiver on making great American made products, no way!

Kelly Ackerman
Kelly Ackerman

This Guest Blog was written by Kelly Ackerman, Sales Operations Director of Frame USA.

 

 

DIY Picture Frames – Mosaic Picture Frame

Mosaic Picture Frame
Mosaic Picture Frame

Whether you have old picture frames lying around unused or you’re just a creative person who loves new projects, our DIY Mosaic Picture Frames are just the thing for you. A mosaic is art that’s made by combining pieces of glass, tile, stone, etc. in a decorative manner.

Turning your frame into a mosaic is not as difficult as the fancy name suggest. There are a few items you will need to complete your very own DIY Mosaic Picture Frame:

  • Picture Frame
  • Colored Glass (tile, mirrors, stone or pottery would be an acceptable substitute)
  • Grout (or other adhesive)

To start this project you first need to break the items you plan on using to decorate the picture frame with.  Once you feel you have broken your items into enough pieces to cover the picture frame you need to spread some grout onto the frame. With your picture frame covered in grout you now place the broken pieces of your item onto the grout covered frame. Next you need to fully allow your frame to set and dry for a couple of hours. After your picture frame is completely dry there will be a layer of grout on top of your mosaic pieces but it will come off with a damp paper towel.

When doing DIY projects we suggest using our Decorate-it Picture Frames or our Unfinished Picture Frames. These wooden 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.

Unfinished & Decorate-It Picture Frames
Unfinished & Decorate-It Picture Frames

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

Valentine’s Day Is Around The Corner

Valentines Day

Celebrated on February 14th, Valentine’s Day is a holiday dedicated to showing that special person in your life that you love them. On this day most restaurants are booked with reservations, flower shops are running out of roses and jewelry stores are in heavy demand. But one of the best gifts you can give is one that has meaning. Presents that you create yourself or help design can show your Valentine just how well you know them and how much you care about them. One way to do this is by putting important photos or mementos from a special moment into picture frames and then customizing those frames.

At Frame USA we have a number of different frames that would be perfect for creating this kind of unique Valentine’s Day present.

Decorate-It Picture Frame & Unfinished Picture Frame

Unfinished & Decorate-It Picture Frames
Unfinished & Decorate-It Picture Frames

These unfinished wooden picture frames are perfect for people with that Do-It-Yourself spirit. Created especially for crafting, these frames can be painted in different variations of red or pink for a Valentine feel. The flat profile of these do it yourself frames make them ideal for gluing heart decorations in the vain of Cupid.

Unfinished Profile 1
Unfinished Profile 1
Decorate It 2" Frame
Decorate It 2″ Frame

Barnwood Frame Serving Tray

Barnwood Frame Serving Tray
Barnwood Frame Serving Tray

These frames are primarily used to entertain guests while serving drinks or appetizes, so why not kill two birds with one stone. Get your Valentine a Barnwood tray and put a special picture of the two of you in it so next time they have guests over not only will they be entertained, but they will be envious of the love you have for your partner.

Shadowbox Picture Frames

ShadowBox Picture Frames
ShadowBox Picture Frames

If you have any significant mementos or items that remind you of your Valentine, shadow box picture frames are the way to go. Framing mementos will let your Valentine know that not only do you appreciate them, but you also remember even the smallest of memories.

ShadowBox

Laser Engraving

For those of us running short on time or those who just aren’t as crafty, picture frame engraving is the quintessential picture framing idea. At Frame USA we are able to make custom engraved frames with names and logos onto a select variety of our frames, glass or matting. Leave a cute message or the date that you and your Valentine met and watch their heart melt.

Corporate Wide Red Mahogany
Corporate Wide Red Mahogany

So as February 14th gets closer, consider giving your valentine something they can hang on their wall and cherish for many Valentine’s Days to come.

 

Stainless Picture Frames

Stainless Steel Frames
Stainless Steel Frames

Our Stainless Steel Picture Frames add a refining touch to any piece of artwork or photography you’re looking to frame. The Stainless series is a wood composite picture frame that features a finish that resembles a stainless steel look. This series is offered in two widths: narrow and wide. These stainless steel frames are made in the USA from eco-friendly Bonanza Wood and can be laser-engraved. Our stainless series is a timeless style that compliments art prints and black and white photos, no matter where they’re placed!

As noted above, the steel picture frames can be engraved for a more personal touch. Laser engraved stainless picture frames offer personalization and corporate marketing with the highest-quality possible. We can laser engrave your team or company logo directly on many frames, the glass, or your matting. We also laser engrave metallic adhesive plates that can be mounted just about anywhere. Engraved frames make a great gift for family, friends or work giveaways! For more information and detail about how our laser engraving process works or the specifics of what can be engraved, contact our customer service department at 1-800-577-5920 or email us [email protected]

Not only silver, but you can also get a stainless steel frame in gold. So head on over to Frame USA, Inc. your one-stop secure online shopping place for a wide variety of Ready-Made Picture Frames. We’re proud of our products, our service, and the way we stand behind what we do. We guarantee you’ll love our Photography frames. And you’ll love the way we treat you at Frame USA!

Stainless Gold Picture Frames
Stainless Gold Picture Frames

What is the point of matting photos or art?

At Frame USA we offer a wide variety of frame mats that run anywhere from standard mat sizes to to custom frame mats.  A mat is a flat and usually thin piece of material included or sold separately from a picture frame. Mats usually serve one of two purposes; additional decoration to make your art pop or they’re used to separate the artwork from the glass frame. The art of putting mats in a frame is called matting and is an often overlooked aspect that can dramatically improve and protect your artwork.

Matts and Frames
Matted and Framed Artwork

In terms of helping your art pop, matting can be a crucial element. Matting your artwork intensifies the art by adding size, color and depth to what’s being portrayed. The point of the mat is not to distract from your art but to direct the person viewing said art to the main focal point of what they are looking at. Some tips when choosing a mat to enhance your art:

  • When choosing a mat for your artwork, the mat should be lighter than the art or picture but darker than the wall it’s placed on. Great choices for mats most times are simple colors such as gray, white and cream.
  • Using two or three mats will give your artwork a three dimensional look
  • The purpose of matting is to protect artwork & add appeal. To achieve this, the mat border should be 2x the width of the frame.

When it comes to protecting artwork, mats are very important. Mats help keep your artwork safe by separating the glass from the art or whatever it is being framed. Having a mat in between your artwork and framing glass is important because any condensation that might develop on the inside of the glass can be transferred to your art causing water damage, mold or mildew.

If you’re framing pictures then separating your picture from the glass is vital because the surface of photographs are particularly easy to damage. Not only photos, but certain art that can smear or be damaged by touch, or anything of value being hung should also be matted so that the glass and the art don’t come into direct contact.

Matted and Framed Artwork
Matted and Framed Artwork

Head over to our Mat Designer site and make your photos look impeccable immediately.