Our Frame of Mind

A collection of tips, framing techniques and artist insights.

4 Reasons to Love Nielsen Frames As Much As We Do

For 50 years, the enduring partnership between American Frame and Nielsen has brought a wide selection of beautiful, high-quality and infinitely valuable metal frames to our respected art community. Recognized globally as the premier standard in craftsmanship, Nielsen stands as the eminent name in metal mouldings, and American Frame is proud to remain the nation’s #1 online retailer of the brand.

August 30, 2023

Photography Framing Recommendations & Considerations

When it comes to framing your works of photography, there’s no go-to treatment that can be applied for every project, as each piece has its own unique style and needs. There are, however, some special recommendations and considerations that can be leveraged for this genre of art. Following are some expert tips and guidance on the nuanced framing approaches for photography.

August 14, 2023

The Diverse World of Mat Boards: Comparing & Choosing Types

In the custom framing process, there’s a great deal of focus on selecting the perfect frame to complement a cherished work of art or photography—but equally important is an element that may not always get the attention it deserves: the mat board.

July 27, 2023

Trending Now: Where to Find the Latest in Custom Framing

With the recent launch of American Frame’s newest website section, Trending Now, it’s easier than ever for artists and discerning enthusiasts to find just the right custom frame for your priceless pieces. Whether you're looking for what's hot right now or seeking some creative inspiration, the Trending Now section has the most current collection of trending custom frames for the art community—all conveniently displayed on one easy-to-navigate page.

July 12, 2023

7 Trusted Tools & Resources for Custom Framing Photography

It’s always important for photographers to remember that however you choose to employ custom framing for your photography, you don’t have to manage the process alone. There are tools and trusted experts to support your efforts, from printing services to drop shipping and everything in between. Leveraging all of the resources at your disposal gives you an advantage in framing your photography to achieve the best result.

June 29, 2023