Our Frame of Mind

A collection of tips, framing techniques and artist insights.

American Frame Relaunches Long-Standing Artist Alliance Program Online

After a several-year hiatus, American Frame has reimagined its Alliance Program, a loyalty and awards program for artists.

June 2, 2023

How to Use Spacers in Your Frame for Added Protection & Dimension

Allowing for a gap between your work and its framing treatment’s acrylic is about more than simply showcasing a stylish accent; doing so also protects against issues that can negatively impact your piece, such as mold growth, paper buckling, image transfer and adhesion to the acrylic.

May 20, 2023

10 Tips to Selecting the Perfect Custom Picture Frame

Custom framing is a great way to elevate the look of a favorite piece of art, photograph, or memorabilia. Choosing the best custom frame means carefully considering several factors. Below are ten tips to help you pick the perfect frame for your next project.

May 12, 2023

Digital Printing: Decoding the Relationship Between Pixel Dimensions, Resolution & Print Size

Ever had the disappointment of printing photos that appeared fantastic on your phone but blurry in the printout? As technology advances and phone cameras continue to improve, it has become easier than ever to print amazing photos and images. But doing so requires taking measures to ensure you always get the high-quality prints you’re expecting.

May 3, 2023

Evolution of Mat Boards: Enhancing Your Artwork

From simply separating a piece of art from the frame’s glazing or creating a transition between the work and the frame, to highlighting specific colors and visual elements, playing with proportions or coordinating with current decor, the use of mat boards spans a variety of functions. Mat boards are utilized with many different types of framing projects, and their artistic applications have expanded and evolved over time. Let’s explore these trends as well as their impact on current offerings and how you can leverage them to enhance your framed art and photography.

April 25, 2023