Keyword Glossary

Aluminum extrusions are formed by forcing or squeezing molten aluminum through a die at a very high pressure and temperature, known in the industry as extruding.
Anodizing is the process of sending an electrical current through aluminum to permanently adhere a hard topcoat to aluminum.
The wood style patterns and colors have a decorative wrap.
Our acid-free foamcore is a sturdy backing made for framing, that is buffered with an Alkaline chemical, which helps to combat the acids found in most posters or prints.
Instead of using glass inserts in our frames, we use plastic lens covers.

Our Materials

All of our materials for our frames and accessories are 100% made in the USA. We manufacture each frame to order in our 25,000 square foot manufacturing facility located in Derby, CT, to bring you only the highest quality framing materials

Frame Profiles carries in excess of 500,000 feet of the most popular frame molding styles and finishes which are in stock at all times. As with all our framing materials, both the aluminum and wood style profiles we use are 100% Made in the USA.

Aluminum frame profiles are made using a process called Aluminum Extrusion. The extruded profiles are anodized to increase the metal's durability, color stability, ease of maintenance, and appearance before being cut individually per order.

Our Wood style profile is made from a North American Hardwood with a decorative wood pattern wrap, up to size 32" x 42". This eco-friendly approach allows us to ship a sturdy, high-quality, consistently colored & patterned hardwood frame. As with all of our materials, our Wood frames are 100% Made in the U.S.A.

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. 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.

Lens Covers

Purchasing trailer loads of lens covers gives us the ability to sell quality protection for your framed pictures and posters at a reasonable cost. We offer our customers Framing Grade Plastic Lens Covers. Clarity, Strength and Affordability are very important when selecting a proper lens cover for a poster frame.

When comparing to standard glass, Plastic Lens Covers such as Acrylic are 10 to 20 times more resistant to impact, half the weight, easier to handle, economical to ship, and a much safer alternative. As an added bonus, our Lens Covers have exceptional optical quality. The lens covers offer properties that traditional glass simply cannot measure up to. Each of our lens covers are lightweight and easy to clean. Our current lens covers available for online purchase are Clear Acrylic, Non-Glare Acrylic and Clear Oversize Lens Covers. Additional lens covers such as clear and non-glare styrene, PETG and a UV PET, are available to bulk commercial customers, through email inquiries only. Lens Cover details are available here.

Our lens covers are 100% Made in the USA.

Frame Backings

Our acid-free 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 buffered paper on either side.

The acid-free foamcore we supply is from premier manufacturers of foam board products for signage, display and graphics. The backing is made in the USA and custom cut to fit your frame.

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 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 ensure the safest and most durable way of getting our products to you safely. From the specially designed boxes used, to the inner packaging materials, 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.