Matting and Framing: Precision Cutting our Mat Board

Ever wonder how American Frame gets the matting and framing so precise? See how the mat board specialist goes about cutting the mat exactly as it’s been ordered.

Mike Cromly | 3/25/2015 10:07:41 AM | 2 comments

How to Float Art On a Mat

In this post, we focus on how to assemble a treatment with floating artwork.

Mike Cromly | 3/18/2015 9:17:44 AM | 6 comments

Mounting Board, Mat Board & Strips: How to Attach Artwork in a Framing Treatment

Artwork on paper should always be secured to something else that’s part of the framing treatment, either the mounting board or mat board. This prevents the art from slipping around in the treatment once it’s fully assembled and hanging. If you don’t secure paper art you’ll find yourself having to partially disassemble your frame and reposition the art occasionally, and this increases the chance of damage to both your treatment and your art.

Mike Cromly | 3/13/2015 9:46:31 AM | 5 comments

How to Hang a Framed Wall Grouping

Today I’m reporting to you from our newly remodeled American Frame lunchroom and I thought it would be a great opportunity to share how we actually hang a grouping of pictures in a room. One of the questions we get asked most often is: what's the best way to approach hanging a grouping?

Mike Cromly | 3/6/2015 3:24:47 PM | 5 comments

Assembling a Wood Canvas Floater Frame

Follow along with this tutorial to learn how to properly assemble an oversized canvas float frame.
American Frame's wood canvas floater frame comes neatly packaged from our facility to your doorstep. Once open you will find inserted in our current catalog, your invoice. Next, attached firmly to the top of your packaging, you will find your frame hardware and assembly instructions. From there, your frames will come neatly packaged in pairs, ready for assembly.

Mike Cromly | 3/3/2015 9:26:50 AM | 4 comments

About this blog

Mike Cromly
So, who’s Mike? He is the man behind the mission of getting your picture frames produced and out the door quickly, correctly, with custom frame shop quality. Once your order is placed, it is in the hands of Mike and 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 his passion. Outside of American Frame, Mike is an outdoorsman, avid fisherman, devoted family man and Ohio State Buckeye fan. Mike's Twitter
For more tutorials and articles, take a look at our other blogs - A Good Frame of Mind or At Your Service

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