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Charity of the Month for July – Fill the Truck

Fill the truck back to school logo We are in the throes of summer and everything is nice and relaxing!  But we all know what is lurking around the corner; it is there in the back of our mind.  Some might be excited about it while some dread it.  Some might even be shocked to see it already!  But there is nothing we can do to stop the end of summer and start up the new school year (trust me, I tried for years!).  However, no matter what your opinion on the matter is, one thing is for sure: School supplies are expensive!  This can be a huge burden for many families here in the Cincinnati area.

This is where we come in!

We have a 20’ truck to fill with school supplies!  The Frame USA family has the ability to help children succeed by making sure that they have the supplies they need for school.  That is why Fill The Truck goes Back to School!  Just like our December program where we collect different goods to fill a truck and deliver to a local charity before Christmas, we are collecting school supplies and summer clothing for children going back to school.  Everything that we collect this summer will go to Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center’s Back to School program, where they handed out over 500 book bags last year.

Frame USA has already committed to donating 100 book bags this year!  However, that is not enough to help Valley Interfaith take care of all their families.  We need your help too!  Without you, we will not fill the truck!  The brand new items we are collecting are: dry erase markers, tissue boxes, paper towels, two pocket folders, zippered pencil pouches, highlighters, backpacks, binders, composition books, single subject notebooks, pencils, wide ruled loose leaf paper, pens, glue, markers, crayons, colored pencils, shoes, t-shirts, shorts, and socks.

There are many ways you can help:

1)      Spread the word!  Post about FTT on Facebook, Linkedin, Youtube, Twitter, ect.

2)      Check out the website. www.fillthetruck.org

3)      Drop off items at Frame USA. 225 Northland Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45246

4)      Purchase items online. www.fillthetruck.org

5)      Donate cash. www.fillthetruck.org

6)      Buy something from Frameusa.com *We are still donating $1 for every order placed online! (Will you match our donation?)

We are including our Retail store in the action too!  Every Custom Framing order that is placed in July will be worth $1 from Frame USA as well!

We have a 20 foot truck that we need to fill.  We need your help!  Please consider donating, and change the future for the children.

To find out more about Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center please visit their website at www.vifcc.org.

For more information on Fill the Truck, please visit www.fillthetruck.org  or www.frameusa.com

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The Best Shadow Box Frames Made in the United States!

If you are looking to put your collectables into Shadow Box Frames, then Frame USA is the right choice for you. We offer three different Shadow Box options that are all guaranteed to enhance your prized possessions. All of our shadow box products are made exclusively in the United States in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Shadow Boxes

Elite Series Shadow Boxes The Elite Shadow Box Series is perfect for keepsakes, medals and smaller items. It specifically works well for tickets, programs and in many cases albums or cds. The Elite line comes in 4 colors: Black, Honey, Cherry and Unfinished. The depth of the moulding opening is 15/16” high, so make sure the item you are framing does not have a lot of depth to it. The elite series comes complete with a hanging packet to make sure the product hangs nicely on the wall. If you have a shadow box project that has an important budget to meet, try our Elite Series for quality and affordability.

Showcase Shadow Boxes The Shadowbox Showcase Series is our favorite choice for Shadow Box Frames and an extremely great value! The frame comes in Black, Honey, Cherry and White and offers a depth 2 1/8.” It is perfect for framing jerseys, uniforms or anything else with depth to it. The most popular size is our 24×36 Shadow Box because it is priced extremely competitively and comes with a black foam core backing. The backing allows you to glue, or stitch your item directly to the foamcore which will save you time and steps in completing your project. The Showcase Series is a very impressive frame. Sizes 11×14 and smaller come with glass and larger sizes come with Acrylic.

Shadow Box Boxers Series Our Boxer Shadowbox Series rounds out our line of American Made Shadow boxes. The finish on the Boxer is premium and highly consistent. It is a “wrapped” finish as opposed to the real wood finishes on the Elite and the Showcase Series. The beauty of the boxer is that it can be built on top of each other to come up with virtually any size depth. The other nice advantage of the Boxer is that you can specify white foamcore or black foamcore as a backing. The black and mahogany finishes in the boxer series will compete against the best shadow boxes you will find anywhere in the United States. Just contact our sales department at [email protected] if you have a special project that needs quoting.

Looking for Bulk or Volume Ordering?

So as you can, Frame USA is your one stop shop for all of your Shadow Box and framing needs. If you have a large project that needs kick starting, let us help you by putting together a custom quote for you. You can access our volume quote form here, so stay tuned for our upcoming article that will provide more details on our custom and volume quotes and what other products Frame USA has to offer to you!

Frame Closeouts – An Inside Look

How many cheap, high-quality picture frames do we have in stock right now? This video will give you a closer look at just how many closeouts are in our warehouse! Click play to learn more while we answer some of your biggest questions, such as: why do we sell these frames at such a low price? Is there anything wrong with these frames? What can I expect when I order from Frame Closeouts?

We guarantee that you’ll love our frames and the way that we treat you at Frame Closeouts!

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High Volume Framing: Our Top 5

High Volume Customers, High Quality Products!

We get a lot of requests for bulk ordering here at Frame USA, and the results are in for the most-sought after frames that we offer. High-volume framing has been the drive of our business for years now, and we’re proud to present our top 5 most-ordered picture frames by our wholesale customers!

Corporate Picture Frames

Always the leading star for our customers, these frames feature a standard, eco-friendly wrapped moulding with 10 colors and 3 profiles. Need a standard black, white or gold picture frame? This series will cover almost any need you may have, and it shows! From businesses to galleries, Corporate has always been a series that our wholesale customers can’t get enough of.

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Corporate Black frames in a corporate setting! Courtesy of Eyman & Associates

Architect Picture Frames

For the more modern, structure-loving designers out there, our Architect frames provide the perfect look for what you’d like to accomplish. These frame are narrow, and are crafted from real wood! You’ll definitely want to check out our “natural” color, used by artist and game designer Scott C Lava!

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Scott C Lava’s Showdown Series, using our Architect Natural frames (Courtesy of @scottlava and @Galleries1988 )

Metal I Picture Frames

Metal frames offer another form of contemporary style to any setting. Our Metal I series is known for the shiny quality and bold, popular colors (6 total.) With metal frames rising in the art and picture frame industries, we promise that you’ll love our high-quality standards!

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Von Biggs shares his art in our Metal Frames

 

Deluxe Poster Frames

Poster frames were one of our first frames to make it big here at Frame USA, since we focused primarily in… you guessed it… Posters! With over 20 years of experience in art framing and poster presentation, we have mastered the craft of wholesale poster frames. And it shows! Deluxe poster frames are high-quality and extremely durable for any special job you may have.

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With a thicker profile than our regular poster frames, everyone loves the durability and finish that the Deluxe series gives to their poster.

Barnwood Picture Frames

Finally, one of our personal favorites: the Barnwood series. These frames are made from REAL  reclaimed barn wood in the United States. Our customers love these for their rustic, “back-home” feel and the Do-It-Yourself style that the frame represents, instantly making any work of art unique.

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Photo credit by Julia & Lance Photography and Design. Just one of many uses for the barnwood series!

 

There you have it, the top 5 frames that our wholesale customers love! From businesses to hotels, advertisement agencies to freelance photographers–you’re guaranteed to find the right frame for you. Don’t forget to submit a free frame quote too: we’ll quote your order before you buy (within 8 business hours!)

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Cheap Picture Frames – High Quality Closeouts

Great Deals at Frame Closeouts

Framecloseouts.frameusa.com is the absolute best place on the internet to order cheap picture frames with the same American-made quality standard that you’ve come to expect from our main site, FrameUSA.com.

What do you define as a closeout frame?

Our closeout picture frames are classified as any type of moulding that we had extra footage of,  orders that were shipped back,  or have been lightly damaged. The beauty of it is that their prices are dramatically reduced! As of now, we have over 40,000 closeout frames in stock in our 85,000 square foot warehouse. That’s a lot of frames!

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Why can’t I pick the frame I want?

Frame Closeouts is all about sizes. You will always get the size you desire (if we have it in stock!) and we will even try to give you the color you desire if we have enough in stock (though we cannot guarantee we’ll have your color in stock.) This “grab bag” concept keeps our prices unbelievably low, which also means that our occasional sales shave prices down even more! You could walk away with 50 frames and only spend about $70! That makes these frames great for photographers and artists who are looking to add value to their own work without spending too much money up front.

Be on the lookout for an instructional video that demonstrates our closeout section in our warehouse! For the value, quality and American-made guarantee, you won’t find anything better than Frame Closeouts!

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How to Arrange Your Custom Frames

If you haven’t seen our two-part blog series on decorating with  custom frames, scroll down and have a look! Continuing on this discussion, we have a video of one of our framers going more into detail on the framing process. We’ll be covering more on this topic in the following weeks and focusing on how to get the most “bang” out of your bucks spent at Frame USA!

In the meantime, what kinds of questions do you have for us? Leave a comment below (or on Facebook/Twitter) and we’ll be sure to cover them in our next videos!

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Framing Your Summer Photography

Picture Frames for Summer Memories

It’s the middle of Summer! Have you built up your fair share of summer photos? Whether you’re stocked up on pictures of your kids at the beach or landscape photography in the mountains, you’ll defintitely want to display those images in the best way possible.

Our frames are built to be versatile to fit whatever needs your may be, whether that’s fancy, professional or fun. For bright-colored photos based in nature, our Barnwood series is always a favorite. Our customers also seem to have a preference for our black and white picture frames, both being perfect for nearly any occasion.

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Our customers love the Barnwood series for Nature photos. Summer especially!

You can also order samples of our mouldings from each of our category pages (wood frames, metal frames, poster frames etc.) and we will send you a few inches for free! All of our frames are delivered completely assembled (except for our U-Frame metal kits), so you can focus on froming your work instead of sweating over piecing together your frame.

Leave any questions below, or fill out our custom quote form here! If you’re a photographer, you can also see our list of business services we provide here.

Metal Picture Frames

DIY Picture Frame Kits by Frame USA

Need to frame an important photo or art print?

Luckily, we sell an exclusive frame that offers the perfect way to frame large-scale and small-scale works of art with ease! As a metal frame, the structure is sturdy and gives off the appearance of a custom frame job.

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Our sturdy, easy-to-assemble U-Frame kits are great for that “Custom Framed” look.

 

What’s the difference between our metal picture frames and our U-Frames?

Metal picture frames are indeed a customer favorite, offering beautiful, glossy finishes that add a touch of modernism to your work. However, for larger metal frame sizes, some bending may occur. The workaround? Upgrade to our U-frame kits! These are our only frames that do not come ready-made, but instead require some very light assembly (all you need is a screwdriver!)

Overall, our standard metal picture frames will probably fit all of your needs. However, if you need a large frame (like a 24×36) or prefer a more DIY picture frame approach, our U-Frame kits will be your best bet for longevity and quality. If you need any help assebling your U-frame kits, simply follow the directions included in your order. You can also email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-577-5920.

Also, you can check out this video tutorial by our CEO Dan Regenold on how to get the most out of your U-Frame.

Thanks for shopping with us at Frame USA!

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Closeout Picture Frames

Have you tried our Frame Closeouts website, yet? We recently posted a sale for 33% Off some popular sizes of our “Good Wood” frames: 5×7’s, 8×10’s, 8.5×11’s, and 11×14’s. These cheap (but good!) wood picture frames are available for a short time at a great discount. Order today, and enter “good33″ upon checkout.

Let us know what you think after you buy them! For a custom quote on an order like this, please fill out the following bulk and volume ordering form.

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Memorial Day Sales: The Perfect Time for Wholesale Picture Frames!

Here at Frame USA, we always make it a point to honor our nation’s more patriotic holidays, especially Memorial Day.

In keeping with this tradition, we’re offering 13% off everything on the site! This memorial day weekend, you’ll save bundles on our high-quality picture frames, poster frames, certificate picture frames and shadowboxes–all made in the USA.

 

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Save big on your framing projects this memorial day!

With a deal like this, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of these great prices. If you’re looking for a wholesale manufacturer for your framing needs, you can be certain that these prices won’t be beat.