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Giving gifts is hard. Whether it might be for a friend or loved one that you want to give something personal to. Or maybe it’s for a school or work event and you want to give the recipient something will keep and remember. It can be tricky choosing something. A really perfect choice, for nearly any situation is custom engraved picture frames from Frame USA.
Laser engraved products are absolutely storming the market, anywhere from engraved jewelry to engraved hunting rifles. A big draw to this is personalization; being able to modify a product so that it reflects something with meaning to the consumer. It goes without saying, then, that laser engraving is something that must be done with the utmost care and skill to give the customer exactly what they want.
The big secret to engraved frames lies in the craftsmanship, technology and the technical skill of the engraver. One must know how to troubleshoot errors, utilize expert layout skills and have a broad understanding of the engraved material. It can be a very costly process if your engraver is not careful. Similarly, it’s important to know the limitations of laser engraving. There are many surfaces that can be harmful if engraved, or even ruined. Knowing an expert is half the battle!
There’s no right or wrong way to create your engraved picture frame. There are so many options for text and graphics. You can get creative with it and give someone something really memorable. Engraved picture frames are made to impress.
We have some exciting new things taking place around Frame USA and we want to share them with you.
An inexpensive way to get that “Custom Framed” look. These back-loaded metal picture frames can be used to frame posters, prints and other important documents. These frames also come complete with v-clips that serve a dual purpose of hanging and an easel backing or cardboard backing, depending on the size. All of our metal frames can also be used as poster frames to photo frames to custom framing and more. Another high quality frame from Frame USA, and like all of our frames, they’re Made in the USA.
For the Month of June enjoy 10% off all Metal I Picture Frames with Coupon Code: MetalJune
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Recognition is something we get all too rarely in this world and it’s something to be cherished. A verbal compliment or note of appreciation can really pick up your day, but when you receive a tangible, hard copy of an accomplishment–that can last forever. Certificate Frames are a way to memorialize those compliments and displaying them so you can look to those when you’re not having such a great day and maybe remember that you earned that accolade. Awards, certificates, diplomas–they should be framed and hung where you can see them, in a nice certificate frame that shows off your accomplishment.
Economy Certificate Picture Frames
Our Economy Certificate Frames are perfect when you want high quality frames for certificates at a low price. These cheap certificate frames include real glass, and come with easy assembled plastic clips. For the money, Economy certificate frames are a great buy!
Metal Certificate Picture Frames
At Frame USA we offer quality Metal Certificate Frames for your diplomas, awards, or other important documents. Ideal for work or home, a metal certificate frame will professionally display your important documents in this attractive frame.
Deluxe Certificate Picture Frames
We’re sure you’ll love these Deluxe Certificate Frames we offer. They are as affordable as our other certificate frames and come in six common sizes and colors to make your important Documents stand out.
Boardroom Certificate Picture Frames
How do I know what size frame to order? It’s a question as framers that we hear all the time, and most times, the answer is easy.
All of our picture frames at Frame USA are based on the inside dimensions. Therefore, if you have a 12×16 image, you will want to order a 12×16 picture frame.
Awesome, that was easy, right? But what if I want matting around my image? Overall, that answer is pretty easy too. Adding matting to a frame will increase the overall dimensions of your frame. For example, if you have a 12×16 image and want a mat around it, your next decision is how much matting should I add? Our recommendation is the smaller the image size, the less matting you should add. Ultimately though matting is a personal preference so whatever you prefer or think will look best is the answer.
For a 12×16 image, I would personally recommend about 1.5” of matting. This will make the frame size 15×19 now. But wait, I thought adding 1.5” of matting would make the frame size, 13.5×17.5? That is a common misconception that we hear. However, to have 1.5” of matting on each side of your image, you are actually adding 3” vertically and 3” horizontally. So 12 + 1.5 +1.5 = 15 and 16 + 1.5 + 1.5 = 19.
While 15×19 is a custom size, ordering this is simple. The easiest way is to order this is through our Design A Frame feature: http://www.frameusa.com/design-a-frame.
Our feature offers just a few simple steps to getting you the perfect picture frame.
Through this feature, you can order your frame, matting, everything you would want!
Now what if you have a custom size image, but do not want matting? At Frame USA, we make that easy too. Almost all of our frame options: wood picture frames, metal picture frames, poster frames, etc. offer a custom option. First, select the frame you would like to order. Then once on that individual series page, you will find this:
Here you can type in the size you need (your image size), change the color accordingly, and select your quantity. Our website offers lower prices on custom frames when you order more than one, so you will see all pricing options listed here. Naturally since we are more efficient the more of the same picture frame we produce for you, we pass those savings right on to you here.
So as you can see, figuring out what frame size you need can be quite simple. However, framing can be difficult for some so if you still have questions, please contact our Customer Service team at 1-800-577-5920 or via email at [email protected]. Our team is ready and happy to help you any way that we can!
Displaying all your photographs of beloved memories can be made much simpler with collage photo frames. Good times with friends and family from years ago displayed all together is a great way to cherish your memories and reflect on fun times. Here at Frame USA we have collage photo frames in all different shapes, sizes and picture capacities. Very few things are more aesthetically pleasing than your own collection of pictures in a collage photo frame. Spruce up each room in your house with one of our wide selection of collage photo frames, you’ll be able to find an option to hang in your bedroom, family room, or any other room in your home.
As with anything you place in your home, make sure it’s something that works for you. In the end it’s all about finding something that works for you and makes your home a more comfortable environment. Collage photo frames are simply one of the many ways to make an ordinary home extraordinary!
Here at Frame USA we manufacture and produce our own picture frames and products. We do this so that our customers can receive their frames direct from the manufacturer which allows us to offer them at the lowest price possible, in-turn saving you, our loyal customers and raving fans, as much money as we can.
Another benefit that occurs with us manufacturing our own product is that we can guarantee that it remains 100% made in America. For over 30 years we have been proud to be an American made business. Producing more than 3,000 frames a day, we use 100% U.S. raw materials and also manufacture 100% in The United States. When you buy from us, you don’t just receive outstanding picture frames, you’re supporting American jobs, workers, and economy.
Manufacturing our own products also ensures that every one of our team members are experts on our goods. They know the intricate details of the items offered because they have seen the products through every step of production and design. Additionally, being our own manufacturer means you will receive your frames much faster when you order from us than anywhere else. This is due to the fact that we produce our products in our own warehouse and ship the frames direct to you.
The benefits of purchasing your frames direct from the manufacture are clear and abundant; custom made products, better prices, quick shipping, expert service and ensures everything is 100% made in America. Pass savings on when you get your frame direct from the manufacturer!
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!
This Guest Blog was written by Kelly Ackerman, Sales Operations Director of Frame USA.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.