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Wood Picture Frames: Eco-Friendly vs. Real Wood

Real Wood or a Wrapped Frame - What is best for  you?

Many times we are on the phone speaking with customers and giving them guidance about the best kind of frame that they may want to use  for their project.   Frequently, when we bring up our “wrapped frames” we might get the comment from customers that “wrapped frames aren’t real wood, so we don’t want to use them.”

Real wood frames are great and we have many manufacturers around the United States supply us with moulding made from ash, poplar, basswood, oak and other woods that customers are familiar with. The beauty of these mouldings is that they come from a real tree and they show the beauty of the wood that is associated with them.

The problem with real wood is that is can show many of the splendors and birthmarks of Mother Nature. The wood might show knot holes or streaks or other imperfections in the wood that simply can’t be glossed over or removed. If we are running a group of 25 or 50 frames for a customer it is possible that there will be minor color variations in the real wood frames. If the customer is willing to accept these subtle differences real wood is fine and we have several real wood frames at great values.

However, several higher end customers – in this Pottery Barn world that we live in—want all frames to match exactly. They don’t want any imperfections or differences. For these kind of customers Frame USA highly recommends our “wrapped wood picture frames”.  Many of them are labeled Bonanza Wood or with an eco-friendly symbol in our catalog or on Frameusa.com.

The thing that makes wrapped frames so great is that every single one looks exactly the same—from 1 to 1000. If you put them all up next to each other on the wall they will match perfectly. Perhaps people get a little off track when they think about “wrapped frames”. These do come from real wood—just pressed wood glued together—it’s just a totally different concept. And the beauty of these wrapped wood picture frames is that they are far more “Eco-Friendly” for today’s world.

Changing to a wrapped frame might require a little bit of a mindset change on your part, but for the price and value, and almost perfect quality I suggest you consider trying one of our wrapped wooden frames next time you have a project. We think you will be thoroughly happy with your choice. If you are die-hard wood fan, that’s OK to stay the course. But change, in this case is not bad at all. Call or email one of Frameusa.com’s sales consultants to discuss or live chat on line with us NOW!

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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!

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Cheap Picture Frames: 3 Days to Save!

Closeout Picture Frame Sale

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.

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3 Days to Save on FrameCloseouts.com!

 

Don’t forget to check back often! We run deals on wood picture frames, metal frames, shadow box frames and poster frames every few weeks. Don’t be left out on these great deals from Frame USA and Frame Closeouts!

“Like” us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on current events within the framing industry. Remember, we’re here to assist you with any frame you need–any style, any size, any time!

 

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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 out volume quote form here, so stay tuned for our upcoming article that will provide more details on our custom and volume quotes, and what else Frame USA has to offer to you!

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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.

Black Deluxe Poster Frame
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!)