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Posterservice “Beer” Poster on A&E’s “Brandi and Jarrod: Married to the Job”!

We had the privelege to show off our very own “Beer” poster on A&E’s Brandi and Jarrod: Married to the Job!

For those who have never seen the show, the couple Brandi and Jarrod are originally from the show Storage Wars on A&E. This couple’s constant tension and interesting dynamic has created an interest in the couple’s day to day life, resulting in their own reality show called Brandi and Jarrod: Married to the Job. It was only several weeks ago that we received an email from the A&E studios asking if they could show our very own image on their next episode. We were more than happy to oblige!

Here is the image to look out for:

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If this item strikes your fancy after seeing the episode, you can purchase your very own poster here.

To see yesterday’s episode, click on the image below. You can see more on their website, too!

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Wholesale Posters, Wall Art and Prints – New and Best Selling

For art, wall decor, humor posters and more, you won’t find a better selection for the price!

Posters and wall art have always been an important part of what we do at Frame USA, Inc. With framing being our primary expertise, we also know what looks good inside of those frames. From fine art and pop culture to “Spencer’s-style” humor, we keep a wide variety of imagery available to customers who want a one stop shop for wall art.

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Edgar Allen Poe – PSA010240

Some of our best sellers fall under the Education and Humor sections. Our specialty with posters includes our wholesale ordering, where you can buy a rack of posters and we’ll simply refill your order any time at a great rate! You can also find our hottest posters over on Amazon or eBay with options to frame or mount them on wood.

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Antique USA Map – PSA010405

Pictured Above: An antique map of the USA. This of course being before the colonies were broken up into the states we know today.

Pictured below: The US Constitution. This is one of the most important documents to display for any history teacher, and it looks great as a 24×36 poster.

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US Constitution – PSA010380

We’re not just about college humor and whimsy, however. Posterservice has always been at the top when it comes to pop culture and the biggest trends in entertainment. We’ve also launched a great campaign to find more art that our customers enjoy, still sticking to our roots with surrealness and progressive themes. Particularly relevant lately is our new HR Giger poster, featuring Giger’s own artwork for the Alien movie. (Ironically, we published this only days prior to his passing. A sad time indeed for those growing up loving his art and contributions to sci-fi!)

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Giger Alien – PSA009742

 

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Dali – Swans Reflecting Elephants – PSA010320

 

Want to see more posters like these? Visit Posterservice.com to earn more about what we have to offer!

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Weekly Picture Frame Sale – March 17-24

This week, we’re expanding on our blog post we made here talking about the typical photo sizes. A standard photo size will fit inside one of these frames without any trouble, whether you’re looking for an office frame for your desk or a poster frame for a large print display.

Now until Monday, March 24, you can save on both Frame USA’s Deluxe Poster Frame series and FrameCloseout’s 5×7 premium wood frames. Just use the coupon code in the advertisement upon checkout!

To find out more about standard photo and frame sizes, see our previous blog post here.

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Two popular sizes, the 5×7 and poster sizes (shown: 24×36.)
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Changes in Styrene Cost – Frame USA

Frame USA has been using a product called styrene—which is a plexiglass type material– in our larger picture frames since we began operations over 30 years ago.

For most of this time the styrene used in our picture frames has been purchased domestically from a large plastic manufacturer in the United States.

In the 4th quarter of 2013, this plastic manufacturer, through its distributor, came to us and let us know that they were raising the price of our styrene product by 67% over the first six months of 2014. This huge price increase came despite almost no increase in raw materials prices or resin increases. According to the sales manager at this manufacturer, “we believe the styrene product was undervalued in the marketplace” and this lead to the incredibly large 67% increase that is taking place.

“We want our customers to know that we are shocked at our vendor’s behavior which has lead to a major increases in our product prices effective today”, said Daniel P. Regenold, CEO of Frame USA. We are even more shocked that a vendor we have worked with for such a long time would take such negative action.

This increase in price is happening after consolidation in the clear styrene market took place in the last several years.

Frame USA is taking every step possible to find a more stable source of plastic material that will go in our picture frames in the future. We will not allow one company to artificially move the market price of material used in our American Made picture frames to the detriment of our customers. We are sorry about the need to increase our prices of our picture frames because of this unwarranted large raw material price increase.

Dan Regenold, CEO
Frame USA
Posterservice, Inc.

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Cincinnati Artists Spotlight: Keith Allen

Cincinnati Artists: Keith Allen

As many of you know, the Frame USA and Posterservice Inc. retail store has just undergone an extensive renovation. To celebrate the Grand Reopening on November 1st, 2013 Frame USA will be doing a special giveaway event for the first 500 customers to visit the store. Those customers will receive a FREE 36”x24” poster of the Cincinnati Skyline! Local Cincinnati artists like Keith Allen often take beautiful shots of the Cincinnati Skyline and other notable parts of the city. Keith, as a self taught photographer, has kindly provided us with this stunning image (pictured below). We are very excited to be able to share this poster with all of you!

 

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Keith Allen’s “Cincinnati Skyline” photograph.

 

Arist Bio:

“[Keith Allen] shoots architecture, people, nature, travel, scenic, macro, product, concerts & sports. Keith is still learning new techniques daily, and is working diligently to expand his horizons in the photographic field. ’I attribute most of my learning to RC Conception, Scott Kelby, and a bunch of others at Kelbytraining.com along with many other resources on the internet.  I shoot the world as I see it and try to duplicate it in an artistic way that I perceive it in my mind’s eye.’ “

 To see more, visit Keith’s website: http://keith-allen.artistwebsites.com

If you’re an artist or photographer, we’d love to hear from you! Whether you’d like your work featured on our blog or see yourself as a soon-to-be customer, we’d love to hear your thoughts. You can leave a comment below, or reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter. If you fall into the category of one of our Cincinnati artists, keep in touch by visiting our retail store! We frequently host artwork and charitable events based out of our retail store on Northland Boulevard. Feel free to drop in and say hello, and don’t forget to pick up a print by Cincinnati artists like Keith Allen while you’re with us. (Maybe a frame to go with it, too?)

225 Northland Blvd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246

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Street Artist – Banksy Sets Up Art Booth Selling Original Works in NY

This past weekend several tourists and New Yorkers found themselves with an opportunity to own an original painting from renowned street artist – Banksy.

On Saturday, October 12, infamous U.K. street artist Banksy setup a booth in New York’s Central Park. The booth and the opportunity to pick up an original Banksy piece was not announced, nor is it expected to happen again anytime soon. Upon watching the video below, Banksy notes that he made a total of $420 for the day, so he sold 7 works @ $60 to 7 lucky and aware individuals.

Banksy Art - For sale in NY

The sale provided an opportunity for tourists and passerby’s to purchase original art canvases for $60. The artist also posted a video on his website: http://www.banksy.co.uk/

We just wonder where all of those fine folks are going to get an awesome frame to display these great pieces on a wall at home or work…

Would you have recognized these works on the street? Would you have recognized Banksy’s work immediately, or would you have thought this was just another street artist?

Just in case you have no idea, here’s a little explanation from Wiki:

Banksy is a pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.

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In the News – Made in U.S.A.

According to Wikipedia - The Made in USA mark is a country of origin label indicating the product is “all or virtually all” made in the U.S. The label is regulated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). -Source

Made in the USA At Frame USA, we are extremely proud of the fact that all of our wood and metal frames are made in U.S.A. Our manufacturing facility and warehouse is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. We employ over 100 local residents and make a concerted effort to be active in the community. If made in U.S.A. still means something to you, please check out our complete selection of wood and metal picture frames. We’re always looking for new Raving Fans.

Made in USA – The Latest Headlines

The Motley Fool reports that not long ago, US Manufacturing plants were in decline, many closing shop and moving over seas. Today though, it reports a new trend in bringing manufacturing back to our shores and cites a few interesting examples. -Source

  • Well known chip maker Intel that has previously manufactured almost completely over seas, is opening facilities in Arizona.
  • Caterpillar – Known for large tractors and machinery, has announced that they will be moving some manufacturing from Japan to Georgia and Texas.
  • They also report that Apple – previously one of the kings of exporting manufacturing to China, has announced that it will move production of one of their Mac computers to Texas. It is still unknown what products exactly.

Made in U.S.A. – A New Documentary

This month has seen the release of a new documentary “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey”, by Made in USA Films, LLC.

Summary – Look around you for items marked ‘Made in the USA’. How many items did you find? Could the loss of manufacturing jobs be a vital reason why our economy is struggling? Does ‘Made in the USA’ mean anything anymore? After witnessing the tragic effects caused by a factory shutdown in his hometown of Ravenswood, WV, Josh Miller takes off across the country for 30 days on an epic journey into the heart of America seeking to discover the answers to these questions.

Made in the USA Films, LLC presents a full-length documentary that will explore the rise and fall of USA made products. Josh Miller will set out on a journey in which he will live off of USA made products for 30 days. Can he do it!? During Josh’s journey he will talk with locals to find out if “Made in the USA” really means anything anymore. If not, what does that mean for the future of our country? Come find out when you join us on the “Made in the USA: The 30 Day Journey.” -Source

Made In U.S.A. – In Song

On July 17th Demi Lovato released a new video for her song, “Made In USA”…

From Billboard - “Made in the U.S.A.” is Lovato’s follow-up to “Heart Attack,” which peaked at No. 10 on the Hot 100 chart and dipped to No. 48 on last week’s tally. “Demi” has sold 209,000 copies since its release last May, according to Nielsen SoundScan. -Source

And that’s going to wrap up our Made in USA news for this round. Stay tuned and check back for updates as we get them.