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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.

 

 

The First Day Of Spring Is Here!

spring 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017 marks the 2017 spring equinox. The equinox occurs every year on the 19th or 20th of March and this days marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and happens at the same moment across the entire world.

The word equinox is derived from two Latin words and means equal night. This is important because on the equinox, day and night are equal duration on the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. During this time the Northern Hemisphere tilts towards that sun and that’s what’s causes longer days and warmer weather as more light hits the hemisphere.

To celebrate the first day of spring Frame USA is offering 10% off all Colori Picture Frames all month long. Use Coupon Code: Colori10 & enjoy these wonderful savings.

Welcome-To-Spring

Spring is upon us so get ready for the longer days and warmer weather!

Frame USA March News

We have some exciting new things taking place around Frame USA and we want to share them with you.

March-News

 

The frame around a picture or a piece of art is a terribly underrated portion of your artwork. A picture frame is often as crucial an element as the artwork itself, being that it houses said art and will affect how people take in your work. Color picture frames can be instrumental in bringing artwork to life! Our Colori Picture Frame Series is a fantastic choice for when you’re looking for a brightly colored frame to electrify your art.

Continue to check back in for new products and events we have going on around Frame USA.

Need Your Frames In A Hurry?

Looking for a last minute gift? Have an art show that you need frames for immediately? Worry not, Frame USA has just what you need.

Here at Frame USA we have what we like to call Fast Ship Frames (aka FAS). This means that some of our most popular frame series, sizes and colors are kept in stock to be shipped within 24 hours of an order being placed. It’s true!

Spotting a fast ship frame is easy enough. You can easily these ship frames by their unique item number. Their item numbers are the same as the picture frames we normally ship except that it begins with the letters “FAS” and are in red.

Fast Ship Frames
Fast Ship Frames

Another way to locate our FAS frames is by going directly to our “24 Hour Shipping” section on the website. This contains every picture frame series that has fast ship.

So if you need picture frames in a hurry, you can place an order for one of our FAS Frames on Tuesday and it will leave our warehouse by the end of the day Wednesday. So now you know that if you need a high quality and affordable picture frame in a jiffy, there are options at Frame USA.

Additionally, Tuesday February  21st – Thursday February 23rd, enjoy 10% off all Fast Ship Frames with Coupon Code: 10FastFrames!

 

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.

Architect Picture Frames

Architect Picture Frames

The Architectural Style is defined by the attributes that make a design, building or structure notable or historically identifiable. These attributes are more clearly defined as form, method of construction, materials etc. Most architectural styles change over time to mirror the changes in religion, fashion, technology, materials or even the emergence of new ideas.

Architect Picture Frames
Architect Picture Frames
The Architect Series Picture Frame is a ready-made wood frame with a thinner, squared profile. These architect picture frames may be custom engraved with any name or logo and offers a contemporary look for interiors, home, or office, and is the perfect design for artwork, prints, photos, and awards. One of our best sellers, the Architect Series wood picture frames are available in a wide choice of colors and popular picture frame sizes.
Architect Picture Frames
Architect Picture Frames
As mentioned above, our Architect Picture Frames can in fact be laser engraved. Laser engraved custom 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! Get your engraved picture frame today.

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

Bronze Picture Frames

Bronze picture frames have recently been gaining traction and increasing in popularity. This spike in interest can mainly be attributed to people losing enjoyment with the basic and mundane styles of picture frames and wanting something unique and that tends to stand out a bit more.

Bronze Picture Frames
Bronze Picture Frames

A common issue that hinders people from adding bronze frames to their picture frame collection is that it can be difficult to figure out how to pair artwork or match a room to a bronze picture frame. Bronze is a warm colors which matches with earth tones, dark tones and neutral colors. Bronze picture frames are perfect for pairing with the background tones of the image you’re looking to hang, especially if those tones are orange, pink or brown. Oil paintings and sepia styles of artwork will pop the most when paired with bronze frames because they will blend with your art as opposed to taking away from it.

Hardware Bronze Picture Frames
Hardware Bronze Picture Frames

The Hardware Bronze Picture Frames are the most popular bronze picture frame series we have at Frame USA These modern picture frames are sure to grab attention with their sleek and shiny bronze finish. Request a sample and see for yourself! This series is an American Made picture frame.