Diploma Framing

Most people are not aware of what it takes to frame a diploma, so we have decided to take some time to explain the different components of the framing process and how we come up with the pricing of each piece.


Let’s begin with the most basic framed diploma:  The most basic materials used in framing a diploma are the following:

  1. The Frame (AKA Moulding)
  2. The Mat
  3. The Glass

Pricing ranges from $39.00 and up.

Determining the price of a job is based on the following:

  1. What is the size of the diploma?  (in inches)
  2. Selecting the Frame:  sample-frames-small
    1. How thick do you want the frame?  1/4 in, 1/2 in, 1 in, etc.
    2. What color?
    3. What kind of frame?  wood, metal, plastic.
  3. Selecting the Mat:  (This is always recommended.  The mat puts some space between the ink of the diploma and the glass, and keeps it from sticking to the glass.)  mat-board-samples
    1. How many visible inches around the diploma?  1/4 in, 1/2 in, 1 in, etc. (Standard is 2 in.)
    2. Double or triple mat?
    3. What color?
    4. What kind of mat? Linen, acid free, leather, etc.
  4. Selecting the Glass:   glass-samples2
    1. Regular, conservation, plexi, non-glare, museum.

Other Samples of Diploma Frames:

Once all selections have been made, the price will be determined.  If you have selected items that are in stock at our workshop, the job can be done within 30 minutes.  If  you selected items that need to be ordered, it usually takes 3 to 4 days to finish the job.  Our staff will call you and let you know when you can pick it up.

To get a free quote visit our website.

If you are ready to frame your come to our shop and our framing specialist will be able to help you design the perfect custom frame.  We are located in South Miami at:

6822 SW 40th Street,

Miami, FL 33155

We are open 7 days a week!

Happy New Year 2017 from Frames USA

The staff at Frames USA want to wish everyone a wonderful, successful, and productive 2017.  There is still time to add to your resolution list.  We invite to include finding your diplomas, certificate of completions, awards and any other document that you want to display and/or protect, bring it to our shop and let us help you find the perfect custom frame for you.

Display your accomplishments with Pride!


Bring your diploma, awards, and other accomplishments to Frames USA, our experts will help you make a beautiful display and preserve them.  We are open 7 days per week.

Let Frames USA Frame your Diploma.

Did you know that Frames USA frames Diplomas, Certificates and other important Documents?

Framing Important documents such as diplomas is a wonderful and personal gift for the holidays. Click to watch our video.

Happy Birthday Frames USA & Art Gallery

Join the Fun in the Month of November:

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Frames USA & Art Gallery is celebrating it’s 20th year serving the people of Miami.  Beginning on November 1st, 2014 there will be different weekly events that will be free to the public.  Along with the events individuals will have a chance to take advantage of great deals.

Throughout the month, Frames USA will have special guests, workshops, art shows and contests.  All activities are for all ages and there is no fee to participate.  For any updates on the upcoming events, special guests and times of each event visit the website at www.framesusamiami.com/forms—events-1.html.  

To check out the deals click: www.framesusamiami.com/coupons.html .  The staff at Frames USA is available to give information and to help you with any questions that you may have.  They also encourage reviews: www.framesusamiami.com/reviews.html

Join the Fun at Frames USA & Art Gallery:

info@framesusamiami.com  305-666-3355

6822 SW 40th Street (Bird RD), Miami, FL 33155

Frames USA & Art Gallery Goes Green!

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Frames USA & Art Gallery celebrated it’s 20th year in business in he Miami area.  Throughout the years we have used wooden picture frame moulding from all over the world including Brazil, France, Indonesia, Africa and more.  As our experience grew so did our environmental awareness.

As a small business, we began looking for ways that we can help the earth recover from the deforestation problem that is having a devastating impact world-wide.  The answer is the simple concept of the “three Rs”” Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.go green, recycle, picture frame, picture framing, picture frames, frame, frames, photo frame

With 2014 in mind, Frames USA & Art Gallery owner Adam Brand gets excited about the new thinking strategy.  “After watching too many Animal Planet shows and doing business for Discovery Channel, buying wood moulding from recycled wood seems like an important contribution to the world.”  The fist step that we took was to search for the right wholesale company that used recycled wood.  The company that we picked was Framerica.   The reason we made this choice was because the company has long been associated with environmentally friendly moulding and Eco-conscious manufacturing.  From the materials that they use, through out the manufacturing process, and even using energy efficient lighting fixtures, which means that the company takes the “green” concept to heart; and this is important to us.  Below is Framerica’s Environmental Statement:

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The “green movement” is not a trend, but rather a historical movement based upon increased awareness.  Thanks to the efforts of environmental groups such as Greenpeace and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and world media coverage, the public’s awareness level has risen exponentially in the past couple of decades.  Today there is a conversation about the subject and everyday more people join the movement.

Frames USA is part of this movements.  We do our part: we re-purpose all of the cardboard from packing boxes to create necessary shipping and wrapping products for our customer’s orders.  It helps us reduce productions costs and saves trees.  A new sample wall has been established at our store to showcase recycled mouldings to Frames USA customers.  The picture frame shop encourages our customer’s who are interested in framing art and pictures, to stop by and learn about the recycled wood program.  

It is important to keep the ideas and the movement in the forefront so we develop healthy habits and ideals that we can pass on to future generations.  

Thank you

Thank you!

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On behalf of Adam Brand and the entire Frames USA Team we would like to send our thanks for all of the photographers that attended the dinner that we held on April 10, 2014.  During the dinner we had the opportunity to share the new programs that we have created for photographers.  In summary the attendees learned about four specific programs that we launched this April:

  • Featured Photographer Page:  The page will contain a photographer’s bio, full contact information and samples of their work.  The page will be SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to be found on Google, and other major search engines.  It will also be promoted through social media and other events.  The page will be active for a full week and will contain links to their own website so visitors can connect directly.  This program is absolutely free to participate.
  • Directory Listing:  Frames USA website features a directory page of different vendors and individuals in the Miami area.  The listing is worth $120 per year, but first month is FREE.  The listing includes:
    • Name
    • Contact name
    • Website (link)
    • Email (link)
    • Phone
    • Physical Address
    • Highlights or Specialty
    • Photo or Logo (optional)
  • Spring into the Arts:  Starting May 2014, Frames USA & Art Gallery will be hosting a sidewalk judged photo and art show.  This event is free to participate.  Bring your artwork or photographs, win prizes and have a wonderful time.  The event will be held every Saturday from 1 PM to 5 PM.
  • Gallery Wall Space:  Starting at just $99 artists and photographers can rent the gallery wall space for a period of one month.  Frames USA will promote the exhibit and will hold an opening night.

You can find the events at www.framesusamiami.com/events—forms.html These great events have been launched and we welcome anyone that would like to take advantage of them.  For more information please call 305-666-3355 or email Ginna at ginna@framesusamiami.com