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“Light of Hope” – Fine Art meets Community Involvement

An artist from Visionaries + Voices is creating some big excitement here at Frame USA and Posterservice. Posterservice is continuously licensing work from great artists internationally to use for posters, and we are excited to announce that we have officially licensed artwork from an artist from V+V for poster production! “Light of Hope” from Candi Branham is now available as a 24×36 poster in our store, and on the Posterservice website.

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Candi has worked as an artist from the V+V studios for about 3 and a half years. She was initially inspired by her mother’s creative ability as a t-shirt designer. She says the best part of being an artist is sharing her work with others.

Candi’s colorful painting embodies her infectiously positive attitude, and the angels you see in ‘Light of Hope’ are her signature design. These angels carry a very important meaning; they stand as colorful memorials to loved ones she has lost. In particular, they are meant to reflect the vitality of her late nephew, whose passing has had a significant impact on her life. She believes that creating each angel helps her to keep his energy alive and to share it with the community.

‘Light of Hope’ was created for V+V’s biggest fundraiser of the year — Double Vision. Artists working throughout Cincinnati and artists working from V+V come together to form new partnerships and collectives. The results of these collaborations is then showcased and sold at a live art auction. Double Vision is in its fifth year of celebrating creativity and supporting the nonprofit programs at V+V.

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Candi collaborated with Jill Romansky, and when asked what her experience was like, Candi said “Fun! I really liked working with Jill”. Jill painted the sky and the white light of the background, and together they painted all of the angels. When ‘Light of Hope’ was auctioned at the end of the event, Frame USA had the winning bid. The original painting now hangs in the upstairs offices.

When Candi created ‘Light of Hope’ with Jill, it was her first time participating in Double Vision. She plans to return to the show in 2014, and is excited for what this year has in store.
Lastly, we just had to ask how Candi felt about being at the center of all the buzz surrounding her image being produced as a poster. She just had one word to describe her feelings on being published with Posterservice: “Proud!”

Check out her poster here!

 

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From Cheap Wood Frames to Masterpiece!

Posters from your childhood might have looked good simply tacked up on the wall, but those beautiful posters you bought from a museum or your favorite vacation spot needs more than a tack on the wall. It is rather simple to make a poster look classy and stylish, simply by adding the right frame. Poster frames can be found inexpensively and with the right process can make any poster look like a beautiful print in your home or office.

Obtain your Materials

Before you start, you will want to gather all of the necessary materials. Aside from your posters and the wood frames, you will need a mat board, backing board and measuring tape. Before you purchase your wooden picture frames and mats, however, you should know the perfect size for your poster. After you measure the size of your poster to be framed, add 6 to 10 inches to it and purchase the mat in that size. You can then purchase the frame according to the mat size that you purchased. This will give your poster the classy, expensive look that you desire.

Attach Mat Board to Backing Board

The first step is to attach your poster to your backing board. The backing board should be the same size as your poster. These measurements should be accurate. If the backing board is larger, now is the time to trim it to size. When you purchase your backing board, ensure that you are using acid and lignin free products to ensure the longevity of your poster. Any products that are acidic will cause your poster to wear down over time. Securely attach the poster to the backing board, ensuring that there it is not any room for slipping. Once it is secure, you can attach the mat board to the backing board, also ensuring that it is secure.

The Right Wooden Picture Frames

The higher the quality of the frames that you purchase, the more sophisticated your poster will look on the wall. You can find affordable wood picture frames that are made from quality materials and meant to stand the test of time. Take your time searching for the perfect frame, as there are hundreds of colors and stylesavailable. Take into consideration the décor in the room that it will be located in as well as the style of the poster. A simple, modern poster should not be placed in a frame that is very ornate, just as a traditional or classic poster might look better in a frame with a little more flair. Pay close attention to the glass on the frame, and its proximity to the poster underneath. The more space between the poster and the glass, the classier your finished product will look and the safer your poster will be in the long run.

Placing the Poster in the Frame

The final step in securing your posters is to place them in the poster frames. Simply unhinge the frame, and place the poster that is attached to the backing board and mat into the frame. Check all aspects of the frame to ensure that the poster has a snug fit and that the glass is appropriately distanced to ensure its beauty. It is a good idea to clean the glass before hinging the frame back up to get the best view of your newly framed poster.

Hanging the Poster

Once your poster is framed, you are not done! You need to find the perfect place to hang it to ensure its sophistication. You should avoid hiding it behind doors or lining many of them up next to each other as you might have done in your teenage years. Just as in an art gallery, posters look sophisticated when they are given their own space to appreciate them. If you are going for a more dramatic look, however, you can hang several of them together, in a tasteful grouping to ensure their beauty. If you want to make the look rather dramatic, you can add light directly over your posters or direct the light in the room to make it a spotlight on the area, to give the eyes something appealing to rest on.

It is easy to frame posters and make them look like a classic pieces of art. At Frame USA, you can find cheap wood frames that are affordable, yet make your posters look as if they came from the local art gallery. Take the time to follow the steps to appropriately mount a poster and you could have beautiful works of art to place in your home or office for very little cost.

Frame USA Retail Store

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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Beatles - Abbey Road Poster

Posterservice News – The Beatles Are Coming!

The Beatles are coming to Posterservice! It’s been ten long years since we have had the opportunity to offer Beatles posters. We are thrilled to be able to offer 3 new posters featuring this iconic band from across the pond.

New Beatles Posters

The 3 new Beatles posters that we have in the queue are classics and should appeal to both hard core and casual fans. These posters will be available for retail and wholesale customers very soon!

Beatles Walking Poster Beatles - Yellow Submarine Poster

 

 

 

 

 

Beatles - Abbey Road Poster

Order Posters

If you have any questions about these new posters, or if you would like to know about pricing and ordering procedures, please give us a call today at 800.577.5920! We have our folks standing by and ready…

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Wholesale Posters in a NEW Re-designed website!

For those familiar with THE best place to buy wholesale posters, Posterservice.com has worked hard to make your shopping experience easier than it has ever been before! Now you can find posters, frames and closeout frames all in the same place. In about a month, you’ll see another of our websites join in – MatDesigners.com.

Our next step is to introduce Build A Frame, which will allow you to create completely customized, personal frames. In other words, we let YOU be the framer!

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Posterservice.com has had a makeover-AND a new shopping card. Order frames and art in the same place!

 

We hope you enjoy the new site. It was designed with you in mind! When it comes to getting the best deals in art, posters, wholesale picture frames and mats, we want to be the one-stop shop for all of your needs. Please let us know if you have any questions about the new site by emailing us here, or submit a custom quote form for a free, fast quote on your order. Thanks for shopping with us!

Inspirational Posters May

Top Selling Inspirational Posters For May

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.

Today we are looking at the Best Selling Inspirational Posters for May from our sister site: http://www.posterservice.com.

  1. Dali Lama – A to Zen DALAI LAMA A TO ZEN - Poster
  2. Live Your Life LIVE YOUR LIFE - Poster
  3. Art Speaks ART SPEAKS - Poster
  4. Peace Wall PEACE WALL - Poster
  5. Wake Up Life Is Too Short - Poster

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.

FrameUSA's WCAF Booth

Frame USA Attends 2013 West Coast Art and Frame Expo

FrameUSA's WCAF Booth

This year’s West Coast Art and Frame (WCAF) Expo and Trade Show was incredible. The WCAF Expo ran from January 27 – January 30, 2013. WCAF Site

The event was held again at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and we have to say that it was a rousing success!

Above you can see a great shot of our booth as it looked at the annual trade show.

Besides the Trade Show, there were over 90 Art and Framing related seminars at this year’s expo, including topics such as:

  • Fundamentals of Framing
  • Mat Cutting
  • Master Series
  • Gilding
  • Sales & Design
  • Profit & Management
  • Production Pavilion
  • Technology
  • Special Events

Frame USA has attended the WCAF Expo and Trade Show for the past decade, and this was our second year with this display. Below, you can see our CEO, Dan Regenold and Sales Operations Manager, Kelly Ackerman as they work to get everything set up and looking fabulous.

FrameUSA's WCAF Booth - Setup 1   FrameUSA's WCAF Booth - Setup 2

 

 

 

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We would like to say thank you to all of our current, new customers, and friends that stopped by. We loved the opportunity to meet so many great people, face to face.

Frame USA is dedicated to providing the very best picture frames at the lowest prices. If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to check out our new site and tell us what you think.

Next year’s WCAF Expo is slated to be held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy Kissing Day!

National Kissing Day is an international holiday which originated in the United Kingdom.  It wasn’t until recently that the holiday as been adopted worldwide making July 6th the International Kissing day.  It is believed that many people have forgotten the simple joy and pleasure of kissing (even just kissing for kissing’s sake).  Kissing can be an enjoyable experience!  Let’s tuck away the social formalities and “romantic gestures” for a moment and go give someone a kiss.

We challenge everyone to give a kiss (or at least a big ol’ hug) to a friend and/or loved one this week.

We celebrate kissing day today by featuring a romantic kiss in Venice.

Weezer

Check out our current featured poster of the week: Weezer. Here is some interesting background information on the band (from their website):

Weezer has been around since 1992, and in its present form since September 2001. Weezer consists of Rivers Cuomo, primary songwriter, lead vocals and guitar, Patrick Wilson, drums, guitar, vocals, and production whiz, Brian Bell, guitar and keyboards and vocals, and Scott Shriner, bass, vocals, and keyboards. Whether on the stage or in the studio its not uncommon to see just about anyone in the band playing just about anything they can get their hands on. Its also not uncommon to see some pretty wacky stuff go down both on stage and on the web. Weezer has sold over 10 million albums and has played thousands of shows to date. Weezer is also known for its pioneering (1994-2000) use of the internet to reach its fanbase, innovative videos and funny and/or quite strange behind the scenes footage, as well as its extremely passionate and devoted fans. They also make a mean cheese sandwich.

Check out our framed weezer post here.