All of our materials for our frames and accessories are 100% made in the USA. We manufacture each frame to order in our 20,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in Derby, CT, to bring you only the highest quality framing materials from recognized industry leaders such as Nielsen & Bainbridge, Framers Brand, A. M. S., Decor, and Gilman Brothers.
PosterFrameDepot.com carries in excess of 200,000 feet of the most popular frame molding styles and finishes which are in stock at all times. The aluminum profiles we use are 100% Made in the USA.
Frame profiles are made using a process called Aluminum Extrusion. Aluminum alloy billets are first extruded into profile lengths by forcing or squeezing 900 degree oven heated molten aluminum through a die using 750 tons of pressure, then placed on a stretcher where any straightness imperfections are removed, insuring a perfect frame appearance. Afterward the newly extruded profiles are anodized to increase the metal's durability, color stability, ease of maintenance, and appearance before being cut individually per order. Every frame that we manufacture takes a great amount of detail and care - each of the four frame pieces that create the outer part of a frame are individually cut per order, to exact specifications using a computerized saw, from one or multiple lengths of a specific profile extrusion. Additional profile styles are always available via special order. To see the popular styles that are always in stock, view our profiles, where you can also find a description of what frame profile will fit your needs best.
Purchasing trailer loads of lens covers made from a variety of materials gives us the ability to sell quality protection for your framed pictures and posters at a reasonable cost. We are proud to carry a variety of UV Lens Covers that are all 100% made in the USA. Clarity, strength and affordability are very important to a framer when selecting a lens cover. Our enhanced glazing offers properties that typical glass just can't touch.
Our Lens Covers are UV protected. Fabrics and paper become brittle, fade in color, or turn yellow all too frequently when exposed to sunlight and even some indoor light sources. This degradation is mainly due to exposure to Ultra Violet waves in not only sunlight but also some indoor fluorescent and halogen light bulbs. The lower wave lengths tend to be the most damaging. Lab results show that Framers Brand™ UV covers absorb the most damaging of these UV light rays below 380 nm, without sacrificing clarity.
Our US Manufactured Optical Grade Lens Covers offer UV protection while remaining lightweight, easy to clean, and most of all – affordable. Our current lens covers available are: UV Clear, UV Non-Glare, and Clear Acrylic which is specially designed for use with our Shadow Box frames. Less expensive glazing such as clear and non-glare styrene are also in stock and available to bulk commercial customers (email inquiries only). For more information on which lens cover would best suit your needs, please view our lens covers.
Rather than using a cardboard frame backing that offers little protection or resistance against moisture, Poster Frame Depot offers three different variations of foamcore frame backings, as well as a corrugated plastic backing to insure that your framed work has the best protection possible.
Our foamcore backing provides more protection for your photos, posters, and most artwork than a typical cardboard backing can. A cardboard backing attracts mold and offers little protection from moisture seeping into your framed art work. Foamcore backing consists of a thick inner core of polystyrene, a stiff foam, with protective paper on either side. A corrugated plastic backing is resistant to moisture and most oils or solvents, making it ideal for protection against damp conditions and extreme handling.
We carry in excess of 10,000 backings at any given time, ranging in different sizes, thicknesses and types. All of our backings come from premier manufacturers of foam board products for signage, display and graphics. Each one is made in the USA and designed specially to fit your frame. The backing choices we offer at this time are: Foamcore, Acid Free Foamcore, Black Foamcore, and Corrugated Plastic. To see which backings are available and would best suit your framing needs, view our backings.
Hardware and Accessories
Quality frame hardware and accessories are just as important to a frame as any other material. We purchase and stock millions of frame hardware and accessory pieces, which helps bring our costs down so we can sell frames to you at a reasonable and affordable price.
Framers Brand™ Quality Hardware, as well as additional innovative accessories from other leaders in the framing industry, have found a home here at PosterFrameDepot.com. For a list of our available accessories, please visit our accessories page.
Packing and Shipping
Packaging and Shipping Materials are often forgotten about when a consumer makes a purchase. We have invested our time and experience to insure the safest and most durable way of getting our products to you safely. From the specially designed boxes used, to the inner packaging materials, PosterFrameDepot.com uses only the best because that is what our customers deserve.
We are continually adding many exciting features to our frames by expanding our selection of materials. Check back with us often to see our newest products and specials.