Artist Evelyn Henson Gives Readers a Quick Framing 101
Choosing the right frame for your business can be a lot of hard work. Having the right frame for the job takes both intuition and some pretty basic knowledge of what makes a good complete work of framed art.
This weekend, we discovered an article written by Evelyn Henson that went into some good details about what to buy, where to buy and what kinds of frames go best in any given situation. Join us while we summarize this article (while also adding our own advice as framers!)
One of the highlights we spotted was to be sure that you’re personally in love with the frame. Before you even think about the artwork, think about how you’ll feel months and even years down the line with that frame on your wall. Once you’ve found a few that fit that criteria, you’ll want to try and see what matches best with your particular artwork. You can also work backwards if you’ve found a great frame, but have no art. Websites like Posterservice.com offer a wide variety of art prints that are more than reasonably priced.
Another question the artist posed was the source of frame material. Knowing whether you’re looking for wood, metal or plastic will save you time and money in the long run. As a general rule:
Plastic frames are best used for posters or a more thin printed material.
Wood frames are usually some of the best in the market. While Henson was of the opinion that white is the best color, this can be problematic if the frame has defective joins or scratches. We prefer black picture frames, and based on the thousands of orders we see for them, we have to agree with the majority! Black is a very standard, very impressive color for most artwork.
Metal picture frames typically go well with modern art pieces and minimalist concepts.
We hope this little tidbit of information has helped you with your framing purchase. Have a great day, and let us know in the comments what your favorite type of frames are!
This week, we’re expanding on our blog post we made here talking about the typical photo sizes. A standard photo size will fit inside one of these frames without any trouble, whether you’re looking for an office frame for your desk or a poster frame for a large print display.
Now until Monday, March 24, you can save on both Frame USA’s Deluxe Poster Frame series and FrameCloseout’s 5×7 premium wood frames. Just use the coupon code in the advertisement upon checkout!
To find out more about standard photo and frame sizes, see our previous blog post here.
Back in September, we closed our doors to remodel our retail store located in Cincinnati, Ohio. While there was nothing particularly wrong with the store, it was a bit too large for what we were trying to accomplish. Demands change, artists change, and framing changes. Likewise, we thought it was time for our shop to change! Frame USA Cincinnati promises to be a big deal for the local art community.
Frame USA’s retail store went under a very big remodel. Rather than expand and offer more ready-made selection, we decided to downsize and become more efficient. Frame USA Retail Store will now function much the same as our main website. We have a wide selection of Corporate, Closeout and Architect frames ready-made and available to you, but for everything else, we make it to order!
We also brought some features from our website into the store. Remember Build a Frame? We have all of our websites available and open to the public, whether you’d like to search for posters on Posterservice or run through some options on Build A Frame. We also have our custom framing station back, where our friendly staff can guide you through the process of selecting and designing your framed art to perfection. This, of course, remains at the lowest prices on the market!
Our poster inventory has also been reduced in the store, but never fear! Using the touch screen, you will be able to find anything you’re looking for. Our easy-to-navigate website allows you to search for nearly any image you can think of, from decorative art to Bob Marley prints. Just ask one of our employees and they’ll be glad to find the print for you. You can also visit Posterservice.com or FrameUSA.com and we would be glad to pull the items for you ahead of time.
Have you stopped in yet? Let us know what you think!
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.
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.
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!
Summer is in full swing. It’s getting hotter outside and many of us spend our days working indoors staring at nothing but boring walls… We say, make your work or living space a little more exciting with a poster or two. We can even supply you a great frame to add the perfect accent.
Inspirational posters not only brighten up a boring space, they also have some form of inspirational quote to help keep you motivated, when you’d rather be outside.
Now that you have something to decorate your walls, don’t forget to order the perfect frame! All of the above posters are the standard 24 x 36 inch dimensions. They go perfect with our poster frames series or you can order just about any of our wood or metal frames in 24×36 dimensions.
What makes our poster frames so special? Why not just pick up some from your local superstore? Well, when it’s quality you’re looking for with value to match, you won’t want anything other than Frame USA’s line of poster frames!
Poster frames from Frame USA come assembled directly from the manufacturer. As with all of our other products, we don’t sacrifice quality for price. The frames are sourced in the USA and assembled right here in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Popular large-scale projects include advertising materials for business conventions, employee recognition programs, franchising operations and materials for HR professionals. If you need large-scale volume framing for your business, you won’t find a better deal on the web than what we can offer you here!
In fact, we’re offering 15% off all of our poster frames until 5:00 PM today! Enter Coupon Code movies15 upon checkout to take advantage of our deal.
For large-volume quotes on picture frames, poster frames, engraving services and more, fill out our quote form located here. It’s quick, easy, and our representatives will have your quote to you within 8 business hours!
Are you looking for a large picture frame for a poster or larger signage? Perhaps you have a traveling display with promotional materials that you need to display and protect. Maybe you have a restaurant that decorates with panoramic cityscapes and you need a solution to frame these larger than average artworks. Well you’ve landed in the right place. At Frame USA we manufacture a huge selection of wood, metal, and styrene frames just for such a purpose.
If you browse through our catalog of frames, you will notice that most frames that we offer are available up to 27 inches x 41 inches. These large frames can accommodate anything from big movie posters to large trade show displays.
When purchasing a large picture frame it is important that you know the exact measurements of the item that you plan to frame. You should order your frame to fit the artwork or matting , but understand that there must be some overhang that will hide a small portion of the edge.
If you are framing your items directly and not using any type of matting, you can look at the profile of any frame moulding on our site to find out how much over-hang there will be once you mount your art or signage.
All of our large picture frames ship with a styrene glazing or facing to shield your photos or other items dirt and dust. The clear styrene facing is quite durable but keep in mind, almost any harsh chemicals will damage and possibly distort the clarity of the glazing. On our large frames, you should take care to use only a soft cloth and water to clean any debris or fingerprints without causing damage to the styrene materials.
Please keep in mind that all of our large frames are made right here in the United States of America. If you require any customization to your large frames, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service department at 1.800.577.5920, or fill out our custom quote form. We can accommodate requests for custom inserts, laser engraving, or custom matting, to name a few.
Black picture frames are extremely popular with many different artists and photographers. The diversity that a black frame offers artwork is vast to say the least, and we offer a very wide variety of black picture frames. Check out our list of the most popular black picture frames!
Corporate frames come in three different profiles and many colors, but Corporate black is by far our best selling wood picture frame. Not only is it an incredibly versatile frame, it’s made from an eco-friendly wood composite!
For a truly minimalist style, our customers reach for the Glory Metal Black picture frames. Our metals are used by a variety of artists with abstract galleries that rely on simplicity of form. We’re also told that these frames almost give off that “custom made” look that professionals always desire in their work.
5. For fans of sites like Etsy (Or vintage design in general), you owe it to yourself to have a look at our Rustic 1+2 series. Rustic 1 is a narrower profile, while 2 is more wide. Imperfections designed into the MDF wrap make this frame perfect for more “earthy” homes, especially with all of the color tones fitting the definition of aged, natural colors.
What’s your favorite black frame? Leave a comment below!