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A picture frame is a decorative edging for a picture, photograph or paining. The purpose of a frame is to protect the art, aid in hanging, make it easier to display and it’s intended to enhance the art.
Art Frames are typically gilded or highly ornate and are the prime choice when you’re trying to make a statement with a piece of art. Art frames aid in drawing a persons eye to your artwork, but you have to be cautious when selecting an art frame because some are so over the top and fancy that they can overpower the art and take focus away from what you want to be displayed.
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!
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!
Awards, certificates, diplomas–they should be framed and hung where you can see them, in a nice picture frame that shows off your accomplishment. At Frame USA we have a large selection of frames that are designed specifically for this purpose.
With summer approaching, we will soon start hearing congratulations everywhere as schools begin their yearly graduation ceremonies. Regardless if it’s from kindergarten, elementary school, high school, college or whatever, graduations are a milestone is a person’s life and something to celebrate and remember.
At Frame USA we have a wide variety of frames that are perfect for framing graduation memories, but the most ideal frame is the Diploma Frames. Project a sense of nobility and honor with the appropriately named Diploma Frame. This picture frame series is simpler than the boardroom certificate, it has a sloped profile with a smaller inner slope that acts as an inner accent. Diploma frames come in two profiles, a 1 1/4″ and a 2″. These frames are really ideal for your degree or certificates of merit.
These frames are perfect for hanging diplomas, but they also can step up the elegance on any piece of artwork.
So whether you’re the proud graduate wanting to frame your proof, a proud parent looking to celebrate your child by framing their symbol of excellence, or you just want to make your artwork stand out, visit Frame USA and let us help you make it shine.
Looking for a last minute gift? Have an art show that you need frames for immediately? Worry not, Frame USA has just what you need.
Here at Frame USA we have what we like to call Fast Ship Frames (aka FAS). This means that some of our most popular frame series, sizes and colors are kept in stock to be shipped within 24 hours of an order being placed. It’s true!
Spotting a fast ship frame is easy enough. You can easily these ship frames by their unique item number. Their item numbers are the same as the picture frames we normally ship except that it begins with the letters “FAS” and are in red.
Another way to locate our FAS frames is by going directly to our “24 Hour Shipping” section on the website. This contains every picture frame series that has fast ship.
So if you need picture frames in a hurry, you can place an order for one of our FAS Frames on Tuesday and it will leave our warehouse by the end of the day Wednesday. So now you know that if you need a high quality and affordable picture frame in a jiffy, there are options at Frame USA.
Additionally, Tuesday February 21st – Thursday February 23rd, enjoy 10% off all Fast Ship Frames with Coupon Code: 10FastFrames!
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.