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Decorative Frames

A Focus on Decorative Frames

Have you ever found yourself in need of a more ornamental or decorative frame? Perhaps you have a historical document or maybe an old map that just screams for more than just a plain picture frame. Well have no fear, today we are going to be covering some of our more decorative frames and presenting you with some images and ideas.

Now there’s absolutely nothing wrong with simple minimalist wood or metal frames, we love those too, but for those that require just a little more punch we wanted to take a moment to highlight some frames that offer a little more than the typical. These frames call a little more attention to themselves and can captivate the observers gaze before they notice the work inside.

Metallic Frames

One of the most common types of decorative picture frames found today would be metallic wood frames. Metallic picture frames have a very long tradition in framing. Some of the earliest frames known to exist are wood frames covered in gold leaf. Today, most ready made frames use other processes to achieve the same vibrant look. Metallic frames can range from plain to elaborate, but their shimmer will command attention in any setting.

Napoleon Series Frames

Our Napoleon Series Picture Frames offer a highly stylized and fairly ornate moulding, and the frames are available in 3 different colors: antique gold, antique silver, and black with gold.

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American Value Series Frames

The American Value Series picture frames are only available in gold color, but with 3 series varieties to choose from (thin, medium, and large) there is something for just about everybody. Each series is available in multiple profiles and various mouldings.

Thin: The American Value Thin Series frames have a thin 3/4″ moulding face.

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Medium: The American Value Medium series frames have a thicker 1″ moulding.

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Large: The American Value Large Series frames offer a thick 1 and  1/2″ moulding.

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Modena Series Frames

Our Modena Series picture frames offer bold metallic styling with a substantial curved moulding. The Modena Series is available in bronze, gold, and silver. All 3 colors have an aged look to the metallic finishes.

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Victorian Series Frames

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The Victorian Series picture frames are a wide and ornate wood frame that offers antique style and a look that is bold and beautiful. These frames are available in you chose of Gold or Walnut with Gold Trim.

 

Antique Royal Series Frames

antique royal series frame - bronze antique royal series frame - silver Our Antique Royal Series picture frames offer bold texturing with antique metallic colors. This frame style uses a thick 2″ moulding. This frame is suited to vintage pictures and old documents. This frame series is available in 2 colors: bronze and silver.

 

 

We hope you enjoyed a brief look at some of our more decorative picture frames. Take a look around the site and familiarize yourself with the different styles before deciding on your next frame.  If you have any questions about anything, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800.577.5920.

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Wholesale Wood Picture Frame Options

We’ve talked about real wood picture frames vs. our eco-friendly composite frames on our blog before. The information holds true–if you’re looking for your frames to look more rustic or have a real wood grain, then you’ll want to by a real wood frame. If you’re looking for something that is smooth, sleek and all of the frames need to look identical, go with our eco-friendly wrapped frames.

Frame USA CEO Dan Regenold took some time to discuss the difference between the two as it applies to wholesale buyers. Have a look and see what’s best for you!

For more information, fill out our quote form and we’ll do our best to help you find what you need at a great price!

For instance, this stunning and vibrant piece by Julia and Lance Photography!

Barnwood Frames – A Fall Photography Favorite

September has finally arrived! Cooler weather, changing leaves, diverse landscapes and–of course–fall photography. Needless to say, this is one of our favorite times for being creative, and the changing landscapes will certainly give you something to look forward to as a photographer. Even more important than the photographs themselves is the way in which you will display them. For most of our customers, the preference lies with our Barnwood series.

Not just for photography - Bachelor winner Molly Mesnick uses our frames for decorating her baby's room!
Not just for photography – Bachelor winner Molly Mesnick uses our frames for decorating her baby’s room!

Even if you don’t feel comfortable calling yourself a photographer, there are plenty of reasons to be excited for fall. The ease of composing a high-qualty photograph increases with the wide varieties of complementary colors that autumn brings about, earth tones to bright greens and subdued chroma.

For instance, this stunning and vibrant piece by Julia and Lance Photography!
For instance, this stunning and vibrant piece by Julia and Lance Photography!

 

Visit us on our Facebook page to learn more about our Barnwood series. Just ask our customers how they feel about these frames–and be prepared to see a lot of happy people! Don’t hesitate to fill out our custom quote form either, and we’ll work hard to get you the best picture frame prices on the web!

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Frame USA’s Cincinnati, Ohio Retail Store is Having a Tent Sale!

Frame USA Warehouse Outlet in Cincinnati, Ohio is having a HUGE tent sale this weekend! From 8/23-8/25, you can save up to 50% on all of our frames under the tent! After our success last year and how much fun our customers had, we decided to bring this event back with even better deals than before. Be sure to stop by and look out for the people wearing name tags–we’d be glad to assist you in any way that you may need.

Don’t miss out on the savings–OR the fun!

If you're an Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana resident, you won't want to miss the fun AND the savings!
If you’re an Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana resident, you won’t want to miss the fun (or the savings!)

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Bulk Picture Frames and Custom Framing Quotes

So let’s say you need some picture frames for your next project… Well, SOME is an understatement. You need hundreds, or even thousands! But these can’t be any run-of-the-mill frames, they need to be perfect. You need craft store quality picture frames at “Made In China” prices. Unfortunately, we all know what happens when you outsource a frame job: bad joins, poor quality and an overall disappointing experience (not to mention the fact that you didn’t buy an American product!)

There are dozens of other online retailers for wholesale picture frames, but none that commit to quality and price like we do. We’ve done the research and strengthened our framers to bring you the finest product and price you will find in the United States. Don’t believe us? Fill out our custom quote form and we’ll give you an estimate. Then do the same with one of our competitors. Time and time again, our customers are thrilled to receive such a cheap price point on our high-quality bulk picture frames.

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The more information you provide, the more specific we can be with your quote. We can also offer any specials going on at the time, or recommend better alternatives! We’re here for you.

For even better deals, visit our Frame Closeouts site. From there you can choose between wood, premium wood, metal, poster, and polystyrene frames–All at discounted prices! The only catch to these prices is that the frames are a “grab bag”, there is no way of knowing which series of frame you will receive. For colors, feel free to submit a custom quote and let us know your needs. We will do our best to assist you in any way we can!

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Wood Picture Frames: Eco-Friendly vs. Real Wood

Real Wood or a Wrapped Frame – What is best for  you?

Many times we are on the phone speaking with customers and giving them guidance about the best kind of frame that they may want to use  for their project.   Frequently, when we bring up our “wrapped frames” we might get the comment from customers that “wrapped frames aren’t real wood, so we don’t want to use them.”

Real wood frames are great and we have many manufacturers around the United States supply us with moulding made from ash, poplar, basswood, oak and other woods that customers are familiar with. The beauty of these mouldings is that they come from a real tree and they show the beauty of the wood that is associated with them.

The problem with real wood is that is can show many of the splendors and birthmarks of Mother Nature. The wood might show knot holes or streaks or other imperfections in the wood that simply can’t be glossed over or removed. If we are running a group of 25 or 50 frames for a customer it is possible that there will be minor color variations in the real wood frames. If the customer is willing to accept these subtle differences real wood is fine and we have several real wood frames at great values.

However, several higher end customers – in this Pottery Barn world that we live in—want all frames to match exactly. They don’t want any imperfections or differences. For these kind of customers Frame USA highly recommends our “wrapped wood picture frames”.  Many of them are labeled Bonanza Wood or with an eco-friendly symbol in our catalog or on Frameusa.com.

The thing that makes wrapped frames so great is that every single one looks exactly the same—from 1 to 1000. If you put them all up next to each other on the wall they will match perfectly. Perhaps people get a little off track when they think about “wrapped frames”. These do come from real wood—just pressed wood glued together—it’s just a totally different concept. And the beauty of these wrapped wood picture frames is that they are far more “Eco-Friendly” for today’s world.

Changing to a wrapped frame might require a little bit of a mindset change on your part, but for the price and value, and almost perfect quality I suggest you consider trying one of our wrapped wooden frames next time you have a project. We think you will be thoroughly happy with your choice. If you are die-hard wood fan, that’s OK to stay the course. But change, in this case is not bad at all. Call or email one of Frameusa.com’s sales consultants to discuss or live chat on line with us NOW!

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Engraved Picture Frames and Our NEW Web App!

Engraved Picture Frames

Did you know that at Frame USA, we have our very own engraving machines?

Previously, we’ve stuck to taking laser engraving orders over e-mail, volume framing quotes or phone calls, but with the launch of our new website, we decided to build an engraving web app from scratch! Today, we’re going to walk your through the process of placing orders for your very own engraved frames–without the outrageous prices you find in retail.

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Click on “Laser Engraving”, located in the top navigation.

Your First step is simple–just click on the “Laser Engraving” tab on the top navigation! (In the image above, we have highlighted the tab in yellow so that you can locate it on our site.) This will set you on your way to creating your very own, unique product.

 

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Any of these frames listed under Laser Engraving are available. Try them all! We recommend Corporate.

Once you’ve clicked the Laser Engraving tab, you will be taken to this page. This lists all the different frames that you can engrave and personalize! Just as a general rule of thumb, you’ll want to try to stick to darker colors. We highly recommend our Corporate series for engraving–customers can’t get enough!

 

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Find the frame you’d like to engrave in the previous catagory listing. Darker frames have the best results!

We’ve selected our best-selling Corporate series for this demonstration, so let’s begin! First, you will select the color that you would like to engrave. Please note that not all colors are available for engraving (mainly due to color issues with wrap/MDF construction.)

 

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On the right “Engrave?” Column, simply click the check box and enter a quantity. Then Click “Engrave and Add to Cart!”

Once you’ve decided on a color that you’re pleased with, it’s time to scroll down to the volume order form. Here you will select the color and size of the frame you would like to engrave. You’ll do this by clicking the boxes right-most column called “Engrave?”. After clicking, simply select the quantity that you would like. After you’ve added all of the frames you desire, scroll below and click “Engrave & add to cart”.

Once you've settled on your frame, click the long, brown button to continue.
Once you’ve settled on your frame, click the long, brown button to continue.

You will then be directed to this listing page, which is mainly to inform you of what you have selected. Click on the prompted button to continue to the custom Laser Engraving application.

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Use the navigational buttons to specify and engrave your frame to your liking!

Here we are, the personalization page! At this step, you will personalize your very own engraved picture frame. The choices are limitless–not only can you select any of our engraveable frames, but you can select whether you would like to engrave DIRECTLY onto the frame OR use one of our four plate options. These options include Rounded and squared shapes in both gold and silver. We also have a wide selection of fonts to choose from, as well as the ability to upload your own logo or image!

Speaking of uploading your logo, your results will be at their premium if you upload a high-quality image. The image will upload to the page small, and if you have uploaded a color image, please not that it will be adjusted to monochrome. Therefore, for best results, we advise that you upload a high-quality, black and white version of your logo. Also, please take note that there is acharacter limit for this app, but you can contact customer service for ANY special requests and we would be happy to find a solution and create a detailed mockup for you.

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After you have customized your frames and are satisfied with the result, your next step will direct you to this page. You will be able to view all of the information that you entered into the previous page. Be sure to proofread your information, then confirm your information by clicking the checkbox. To check out, click the “Add to Cart” button and continue.

That’s all there is to it! If you have any questions about laser engraving, feel free to contact us!

To get started, click here and frame today!

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Cheap Picture Frames: 3 Days to Save!

Closeout Picture Frame Sale

Happy Monday! Did you know that FrameCloseouts.FrameUSA.com is having a 33% off sale? That’s right, save 33% on all wood picture frames from now until Wednesday! These cheap picture frames are made with the highest quality standards at a fraction of the cost.

Frame Closeouts already feature steeply discounted prices, and with this 3-day sale, you’re sure to get a bargain. These frames ship fast as well: since most of our frames on FrameUSA.com are assembled right on the spot, they can take anywhere from 5-7 days to ship. With Frame Closeouts, not only are you getting a great deal, but they’ll ship to you within 24 hours! This is great for last-minute projects on a tight budget.

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3 Days to Save on FrameCloseouts.com!

 

Don’t forget to check back often! We run deals on wood picture frames, metal frames, shadow box frames and poster frames every few weeks. Don’t be left out on these great deals from Frame USA and Frame Closeouts!

“Like” us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on current events within the framing industry. Remember, we’re here to assist you with any frame you need–any style, any size, any time!

 

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10% Off Sale on All Wood Picture Frames!

That’s right – now until Sunday, you can save 10% on our ENTIRE inventory of wood picture frames on FrameUSA.com! Simply enter coupon code: “10wood” upon checkout.

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What kinds of art would you frame with a sale like this? Our customers love Frame USA’s eco-friendly wrapped wood frames, our real-wood and scrapped Barnwood. When it comes to wooden frames, we’re the best in the business! Even better? All of our products are made and manufactured in the United States – Now with the added bonus of 10% off!

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Most Popular Picture Frame Sizes

Most popular frame sizes

We are often asked what our most popular frame sizes are. It is first important for us to clarify how our sizes work in general. Here is the list of all of the sizes that we consider to be standard frame sizes:

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A listing of our standard picture frame sizes.

In our experience, these are the most popular and most utilized sizes overall. These sizes cover a wide range of photograph sizes, poster sizes, art print sizes, and many other common sizes we see every day. Our most popular sizes are:

5×7

5x7’s are a very popular frame size because so many photographs are printed off in the 5×7 size. 5x7’s are the perfect size to display your photos on a desktop at work, home, or to give a precious memory to someone close to you.

8×10

Our 8×10 picture frames are top sellers at Frame USA. Once again, 8×10 is a common picture size, but it is also a perfect frame because it includes a mat. Our 8×10 frames come with an off white mat for a 5×7 image, allowing you to mat your 5×7 picture to help highlight your memories.

11×14

11×14 frames also include an off white mat but for an 8×10 image. Many of our customers love this size because they can use the frame with the mat, or remove the mat and highlight their 11×14 photographs. Our picture frames all offer this versatility, making Frame USA’s picture frames perfect for any occasion or event.

16×20

If you are looking for a medium sized picture frame, the 16×20 size is a great choice. Our 16×20 picture 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 a great size picture 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.

24×36

Our largest popular size picture frame is our 24×36 size. 24×36 is the main size that most posters that are sold come in. 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.

When choosing the best picture frame size for you, always make sure to measure your image first. All of our frame sizes are based on the inside dimensions. Therefore if you have an 8×10 image and do not want to use the mat, you still want to order an 8×10 frame. If you have an 11×14 image and do want to include a mat, it is important to order a larger frame size to accommodate this.

Now the question is what is a custom size frame? A custom size frame here at Frame USA is any size outside of our standard 32 sizes (refer to chart listed above). We can produce almost any size frame your heart can imagine. Our only limitations come into play with the width of the moulding- the thinner the frame, the smaller the maximum size will be.

We hope this article on our most popular frame sizes has provided you with all of the information you may need when ordering our picture frames. If you ever have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!