Designing Single, Double and Triple Mat Boards

Whether you need one mat or three for a treatment, at AmericanFrame.com it’s easy to custom-design and order your mats online. Let us show you how.

LauraMJ | 3/31/2014 10:02:20 AM | 2 comments

Custom Framing of a Sacred Document

This Ketubah was brought to our Showroom in dire need of framing! Traditionally, a Ketubah is an ancient Jewish wedding contract that is used to outline the duties of a couple’s marriage. Today, it is considered a marriage certificate that uses images and words to express marriage vows.

LauraMJ | 3/24/2014 10:34:47 AM | 8 comments

Reintroducing the Gibraltar Collection: Masculine Design Meets Fine Picture Framing

Today, we happily reintroduce a beautiful solid-wood collection many of our customers have missed: Gibraltar. First compiled in 1999, these mouldings were very popular, but the manufacturer had largely discontinued the line. This left a big void in the array of weighty, formal frames available. Now with five new choices and an old favorite, this collection is back and we are so happy for that!

LauraMJ | 3/19/2014 9:28:40 AM | 4 comments

Custom Framing with Mat Board: Designing with Size

Inventive use of proportion is one of the most reliable ways to create distinctive, unexpected custom framing treatments. While the frame itself is one material to consider when manipulating size and scale, the most versatile and often dramatic impact can be achieved with mats.

LauraMJ | 3/10/2014 3:10:28 PM | 0 comments

How to Select the Right Mat Board for your Art

Have you ever sat down to select a mat board and felt completely overwhelmed? Been confused by the many special terms and avalanche of colors? If so, you are not alone, and this article was written for you. Armed with basic information and a common sense approach, choosing the ‘right’ mat won’t be intimidating. In fact, it might even be fun.

LauraMJ | 3/5/2014 2:52:36 PM | 6 comments

March Means Mat Board Mania

It’s March, 2014 and this month it’s all about mat boards, so much so, that we’ve given it a theme and a hashtag: #matboardmania.

LauraMJ | 3/4/2014 3:16:05 PM | 0 comments

About this blog

Laura Jajko

Join in and let’s bond over our love of art and framing. Here, I’ll be sharing design inspiration and decisions, twitter chat summaries, and happenings with the company, among other things. With more than 40 years of practical experience, I bring a unique perspective in a straight-forward style that I hope will spark lots of interesting and relevant dialog in our online community.


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