• Picture Framing Throughout the Ages

    Over the years, picture frames have evolved in design just like the art they contain. The earliest picture frames—dating back to AD 50–70 —were simple, unadorned wood frames that served only as a functional way to display artwork. Hundreds of years later, the frames became pieces of art... more
  • Cropping vs. Floating Artwork when Using Matboard

    Here we explain the difference between “cropping”, also known as overlapping and “floating” artwork when using a mat board. Many customers have seen both options when viewing other people’s art, but are unsure what application will work best for their own images. When matting artwork, the... more
  • 5 Scrapbooking Mistakes to Avoid

    Years ago, a printed photo was a special one—film was expensive, and you had to make a special trip to get them printed by a professional. These days, with cameras on smartphones and the ability to print at home with just a click of a button, many people have stockpiled thousands of digital and... more
  • How to Choose Between a Wood and Metal Frame

    Wood may have reigned as the chosen picture frame for thousands of years, but the modern picture framing customer has a much larger selection from which to choose. Most often, however, customers narrow it down to just two: wood or the more modern metal. While the decision eventually comes down to... more
  • Pairing Canvas Floater Frames With Stretcher Bars and Pre-stretched Canvases

    Canvas floater frames, which create the illusion of the canvas “floating" within the frame, are an elegant way to enhance your gallery wrapped artwork. Canvas floater frames are a great way to showcase large, striking pieces of artwork—there is no frame to detract from the work itself. In... more
  • The Definitive Guide to Mat Board

    Mat board is an essential part of a proper framing packaging. Most off-the-shelf frames do not include a mat board, allowing the framed photograph or document to rest right against the glazing — causing irreversible damage. Mat boards, however, do more than separate the glazing from the... more
  • Photo-Safe Tape Alternatives

    Standard, pressure-sensitive tape is certainly good enough to hang posters on a teenager’s bedroom wall, but it’s a different story when it comes to those precious family photographs that you wish to keep safe. Photo-safe hinging tape differs from regular tape in that the adhesive is acid-free,... more
  • How to Organize Those Photos

    Years of family outings, birthday parties, school events and other photograph-worthy moments can amount to innumerable boxes of printed photographs and negatives. It can be overwhelming to think about organizing hundreds or even thousands of photos that you’ve left to “take care of later.”... more
  • How to Order a Custom Picture Frame

    A store-bought photo frame is a quick solution, but the only option you get to choose is the frame itself. Everything else in the package, such as the mat board and glazing, is selected for you, and they may not be exactly what you want. Ordering a custom frame from Frame Destination, however,... more
  • Frame Destination Now Recognized as a Google Trusted Store

    Frame Destination has always dedicated itself to providing best-in-class customer service. Now, having been awarded a Google Trusted Stores badge, we’ve proven it. The Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent... more

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