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!
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…
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.
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.
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!
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.)
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”.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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:
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
We’ve had requests for a product like this, and with the great success its had in our retail store, we decided to add a new ready-made product that’s sure to be a hit! The picture frame is very large, as is the inside mat which is used to collect signatures. The best part is, the kit comes complete!
Like a guest-book that you can proudly display on your wall, our Special Event Signature Mat Set will give guarantee you memories that will last a lifetime!
From our E-bay pages:
Commemorate your special event with this signature mat set. Instead of your loved ones’ well wishes hidden from view in a signature book; they can be displayed encompassing your photo. This 5” wide white mat will accommodate over 150 signatures and messages from your guests. The wire hanger is included but not attached, so you have the freedom to choose if your frame will hang vertically or horizontally. A beautiful 2.5″ wide matte black wood frame with a shiny inside lip handsomely adds the finishing touch. A comparable picture frame and matting at a custom frame shop would cost over $140.00.
What comes with this set:
1 Custom sized picture frame, mat opening suitable for an 8×10 or 11×14 photo.
1 White double mat; ACID FREE conservation grade so your signatures and photo will not age, fade, or turn yellow.
2 Signature pens; permanent black ink, smear and water resistant when dry, and acid free
1 Cardboard backer
1 Styrene front protective sheet; a lightweight type of plexiglass
1 Wire hanging kit
AND FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the continental United States
This frame is easily disassembled making it a breeze to use. Lay the frame face down on a clean surface. Bend flexpoints up away from the cardboard backing. Remove everything from the frame. Tape your photo to your mat and place your matted photo and the backing back into the frame (keeping the styrene safe for later). Push the flexpoints back down against the cardboard. After your event, open the flexpoints again and remove everything. Remove the protective films on the styrene and place it into the frame along with the signed matted photo and backing. Push the flexpoints once more down against the cardboard. Install the wire hanger and enjoy!
One of our customer’s favorite frame styles would have to be our Barnwood series. Its main aesthetic comes from the knots and imperfections that make up the frame–yes, this is real wood from real barns. Many of our customers who focus on photography or more rustic art find these frames to be among their favorites, completing beautiful compositions based on bright, natural colors or vintage black-and-white. You can find examples of that in a previous post.
Since these frames sell so well, we wanted to honor our loyal customers and provide you with a new line of barnwood: the Farmhouse series.
Available in a narrow, wide and white profile, these will make a great addition to any rustic art or home decor style. Taken straight from worn-out and unwanted barns, these picture frames exude southern comfort and quirky charm characteristic of our regular Barnwood series. We hope you’ll love them as much as we do!
How will you use our new frames? What kinds of art will look best? We’ll let you decide!
You can find these under our “Wood Frames” tab, or simply click here.
Remember, if you need any help with your frames, please call 800.577.5920 or click here if you have custom needs.
Frame USA was visited by Fox 19 news in Cincinnati for the release of the latest news on Fill The Truck. After first admiring our impressive selection of ready made picture frames, the camera crews started rolling.
Fill the Truck has been at the center of Cincinnati’s holiday media since the initiative’s origin in 2010. Supporting charities all over the area, it has certainly been worthy of the attention it has received. Frame USA has primarily supported The Healing Center, but always manages to pull in other business partners like Walgreens, Spring Valley Bank and Clippard Instruments to support their own charities.
Around 5 years ago, Frame USA started its monthly charity initiative program. This program was started to help support local and national charities with monetary donations, volunteerism and other resources they may need. Every month, our internet site donates $1 for every picture frame order placed on Frameusa.com and $1 for every custom framing order that our retail store takes. We also give our customers, vendors and key partners the opportunity to donate any amount they wish. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for a variety of deserving charities. These are some of the twenty-plus charities that we have sponsored are:
American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
Children’s Safe Drinking Water
Foundation for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Health Care Connection
Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati
Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run
Legacy Project Listen to Life
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
National Down Syndrome Association
One Laptop Per Child Foundation
The Fresh Air Fund
Tony Snow Scholarship Fund
About 3 years ago, our CEO had visited the Healing Center in Springdale, Ohio and was so impressed by their operation and their ability to help the community; he decided to help them in a big way. Dan took the Monthly Charity and turned it into an annual program. This program called Fill the Truck was a huge endeavor for, not only the employees of Frame USA, but the community as well. There was a 54 foot semi truck parked in the front parking lot of Frame USA shrouded in banners proclaiming the challenge to fill the truck in 21 days. The range of items that were requested by the Healing Center that would benefit their clients; pillows and blankets, winter clothing for adults and children, personal care and cleaning items, kitchen wares, food, and including a Christmas food basket. Fill the Truck also accepted cash donations which would allow the Healing Center to use the funds as needed. Between the generosity of our neighbors, the employees of Frame USA and Frame USA’s vendors and key partners, not only were they able to fill the truck, but they OVER filled it! The Healing Center was able to use the donations collected by the Fill the Truck program for over 5 months at the beginning of 2011. This great endeavor received the attention of the Eisen Agency and Frame USA was honored with a Pillar Award for their work to help their community.
Because Fill the Truck was so successful in December 2010, it expanded in 2011. There were 11 trucks spread out over the Cincinnati and Dayton Area. In Northside, OH, one of Frame USA’s key partners, Visionaries and Voices, hosted a truck for CAIN (Churches Active in Northside). Downtown Cincinnati had a truck sponsored by the NAACP for the Frederick Douglas School and Hannah’s Treasure Chest in Dayton, OH was sponsored by Centerville Coin and Jewery. The following were also helped by the Fill the Truck program in 2011:
Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center
Inter Parish Ministries
One Way Farms
Matthew 25 Ministries
Reach Out Lakota
The Brighton Center
Frame USA’s 2011 truck was over filled again, and has created a lot of excitement for December 2012. This year, the goal is to help more people here in the Cincinnati region that has been affected by the different struggles that have met the nation.
Fill the Truck also initiated a school version in the summer of 2012. Valley Interfaith Food and Clothing Center holds a “Back to School” week where they supply all the children that they serve with school supplies to prepare them for a successful year in school. We partnered with KDM POP Solutions and also helped collect school supplies for Princeton City Schools. Between the two trucks, we collected enough book bags, pens, pencils, and packets of paper to help hundreds of children through-out the tri-state and armed them with the ability to learn while in school and ease their parent’s fears about being able to obtain all the things their children need.
Thousands of people in the Greater Cincinnati area are struggling due to the current economy. Here is your chance to help out by attending our first Fill the Truck Silent Auction. Everything we receive directly benefits The Healing Center, which provides food, clothing and personal care items to people and families in need of help.
Our friends from Visionaries and Voices will be participating with one of a kind pieces of art by incredible artists! Join us at our facility and tour their studio which is in our building.
We are very excited to announce our guest for Winter Aid is the insightful artist, C. F. Payne. Chris will perform as auctioneer for the live auction portion of the event.
C. F. Payne is an illustrator whose artwork has graced the covers of Time Magazine, Readers Digest, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine, MAD Magazine, der Spiegel, Texas Monthly, and Boys Life.
Make sure you mark your calendar! Live Music, Wine, Beer, and Hors D’oeuvres will be provided!
DATE: December 7th, 2012
LOCATION: Frame USA, 225 Northland Boulevard, Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
We just wanted to take a moment and let you know that you should be watching your email around Thanksgiving time. Frame USA will be having 24 hour sales for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
To stay informed about these great sales you need to be a member of our email mailing list. Take a look at the signup form in the sidebar to the right. Just fill it out and we will keep you informed about discounts, sales, and coupons.
Frame USA is always up for a good challenge. With today’s new media tools, companies create a new way of interacting with our customers. Hopefully with our blog, we’ll be able to do that for you! Here you will find all of our latest stories, tips, deals, picture frames and charity initiatives tailored specifically for you. If you have any questions regarding our products, services, charities or more, e-mail the editor.
We look forward to interacting with you, and sincerely hope you enjoy your experience with Frame USA!