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How to know what size frame I need?

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.

Design-A-Frame
Design-A-Frame

Our feature offers just a few simple steps to getting you the perfect picture frame.

Design A Frame Features

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:

Custom

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!

Collage Photo Frames

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.

 

Capture your child’s first year with a beautifully arranged, multi-window collage photo frames. The overall mat dimensions measure 16×16″ and includes 12 openings for 2.5×2.5″ pictures as well as a larger, heart-shaped opening for a 4×6″ photo. The mat is available in five colors: red, purple, raspberry, blue and grey. The Frame has three color options to chose from: blue, natural and white.

 

Collage Photo Frames
Collage Photo Frames – First Year
Show off your child’s school years all in one place. These collage photo frames are available in 3 frame options (black, walnut or mahogany) and two different sizes (a 12×16″ vertical frame or a 10×24″ horizontal frame). Both collage photo frames include 12 openings for 2.5×3.5″ pictures as well as a larger central opening for a 5×7″ photo.
Collage Photo Frames
Collage Photo Frames – School Year

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!

 

Antique Picture Frames

When collecting and displaying art, the look of it is easily enhanced with an antique frame. Many years ago antique picture frames could mainly be found in antique shops and they were very expensive. At time has continued to move forward these antique frames have become more rare and in turn has driven up the market value on them. Fortunately for us, there is no copyright law on picture frames, because of this we can design frames to mirror the antique picture frames we all love and at a far more reasonable price.

Antique Royal Picture Frames

Antique Picture Frames
Antique Picture Frames

 

Stately elegance is what you’ll get with the Antique Royal Picture Frames series. Made in America this gorgeous molding will add a historical look and a beautiful accent to your home. Combining the look of antique picture frames but at affordable. This antique frame is a foil wrapped molding made of eco-friendly composite wood-like MDF material.
Napoleon Picture Frames
Napoleon Picture Frames
Napoleon Picture Frames
Beautiful – Regal – Expensive-Looking – Antique Picture Frames… All without going to the custom frame shop! The edges of our Napoleon Picture Frame series are wrapped in a manner that reminds you of rope-coiled pillars in a great room of a cruise ship. This antique picture frame series features three colors to choose from, each with unique texture blended throughout the frame. This handsome profile from Frame USA looks fantastic enough to conquer any great room, living room or office that calls for a fancy look, but unlike the original Napoleon, it’s made in the USA.
Victorian Picture Frames
Victorian Picture Frames
Victorian Picture Frames
Victorian not only is the name of this series, it describes it as well. Our Victorian Picture Frame series is characterized with carved ornament embellishments, made to resemble the look of carved wood. There are two color profiles offered in this series both with their own unique qualities. Walnut with Gold, features a slate-blue initial color with accents of walnut, the inside frame is brushed with a textured gold stripe, finishing with a walnut colored studded edge. Our Antique Gold is a gold finish with flecks of black throughout. They’re a worthy rival to our Napoleon series. Choose the Victorian Series from Frame USA!
Antique Picture Frames
Antique Picture Frames

 

May The Fourth Be With You

Star Wars

May 4th is widely recognized as a day to celebrate all things Star Wars! While not an official holiday, this date was selected due to the play on the big Star Wars catchphrase “May the Force be with you.”

In 2007 the city council of Los Angeles established May 25th as Star Wars Day because it marked the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars film, A New Hope.

That mere fact doesn’t deter any die-hard Star Wars fan from recognizing May 4th as the actual holiday. In Canada they went so far as to organize a celebration of Star Wars Day, with the first annual event taking place in 2011. Then to double down on May 4th as the unofficial but official celebratory day, The Walt Disney Company has hosted many Star Wars gatherings and events annually on this day.

Star Wars Posters
Star Wars Posters

Head on over to our sister site Posterservice and browse our selection of Star Wars posters. While you’re at it we have a sale on ALL of our poster frames going on right now. So once you select your favorite Star Wars poster, get it framed beautifully and receive 10% off with Coupon Code: Cinco10.

And remember, May the Fourth be with you!

Cinco De Savings

Frames Direct, the best way to receive your frames!

Frames Direct

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.

Frames Direct
Frame USA

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. Offering picture frames, posters, art and more for over 30 years! www.frameusa.com has a great selection, low prices, fast delivery and friendly staff. At Frame USA, we champion our craft. We make all of our art, frames, and more inside our warehouse. All wood frames produced from Frame USA are 100% made in America! We take great pride with that because not only are we able to produce everything in house, we are still able to offer highly competitive prices. Pass savings on when you get your frame direct from the manufacturer!

Frames Direct

Diploma Frames

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.

Diploma Frames
Diploma Frames

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.

Diploma Frame
Diploma Frame

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.

Frame Face-Off

We need your help choosing our next sale.

Frame Face-Off!

Clean Cut Picture Frames vs Heartland Picture Frames.

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Leave a comment to let us know which frame you chose.

The winning frame and sale will be announced on Monday April 24th.

Cast your vote now!

What Does Made In America Mean To You?

Made In America

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!

Kelly Ackerman
Kelly Ackerman

This Guest Blog was written by Kelly Ackerman, Sales Operations Director of Frame USA.

 

 

The First Day Of Spring Is Here!

spring 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017 marks the 2017 spring equinox. The equinox occurs every year on the 19th or 20th of March and this days marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and happens at the same moment across the entire world.

The word equinox is derived from two Latin words and means equal night. This is important because on the equinox, day and night are equal duration on the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. During this time the Northern Hemisphere tilts towards that sun and that’s what’s causes longer days and warmer weather as more light hits the hemisphere.

To celebrate the first day of spring Frame USA is offering 10% off all Colori Picture Frames all month long. Use Coupon Code: Colori10 & enjoy these wonderful savings.

Welcome-To-Spring

Spring is upon us so get ready for the longer days and warmer weather!

Need Your Frames In A Hurry?

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.

Fast Ship Frames
Fast Ship Frames

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!