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How to Frame Artwork & Other Picture Framing Questions - Ask Mike

Ask Mike about picture framing at American Frame

Have questions? Mike has the answers!

Mike Cromly, our resident expert,  is here ready to take your questions about how to frame artwork. Ask any question you might have about framing including materials, framing techniques, tools, mat boards, measuring, mounting, using linen liners, hanging or wiring.

Find tutorials at Mike’s blog, call 800-774-7793 or email him at He will work with you individually, then archive the information on our site for others to share. We hope you will take advantage of his expertise.

So, who’s Mike?
Mike is our Plant Manager. Once your order is placed it’s in Mike’s hands via the many people he has trained over his 35+ years with the company. A natural teacher, he loves to tinker and experiment. Of course he has a nice office but we rarely find him there. Working in the plant and improving our processes is still his passion. Outside of American Frame, Mike is an outdoorsman, avid fisherman, devoted family man and Ohio State Buckeye fan.

For additional information, check out our Framing and Printing related articles page.There you will find in-depth articles for the novice and pro alike.


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We offer the largest selection of Nielsen metal picture frames.

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Enjoy great savings on great framing products – items include overstocks, closeouts and special purchases.


Checking the Moulding

It all begins with the finest solid wood mouldings.

Custom Cutting Wood Moulding

Our computerized saws make precise, clean custom cuts.


Wood Frame Final Assembly

Assembling wood frames is truly a hands on process. All order are inspected multiple times before they are shipped.

Inspecting Mat Board

We offer the widest selecting of mat board from Economy to Museum conservation boards