Design Aglow Frames: Our Story

Design Aglow Frames: Our Story


In 2013, our Frame Shop was created to provide photographers with affordable, attractive frames that enhance their photography, while offering substantial markup potential.

In 2016, our California based frame manufacturer was sold to one of the largest frame corporations in the world, who instantly moved all manufacturing operations to China.

Throughout 2017, we worked diligently to find a better solution that aligned with our values and provided the most cost-effective and versatile frames for our customers. By January 2018, our small team was not only able to bring our frame manufacturing back to the States, but also implement several updates and improvements based on customer feedback.

We’ve partnered with a locally owned frame manufacturer with 40+ years of experience who shares our values and vision of providing photographers stylish, high value, low-cost frames for every client and every budget.

Our transition, while bumpy at times, was invaluable in making optimizations to improve our service and your experience. We are thankful for the amazing Design Aglow community who offered thoughtful insight and supported our growth, allowing us to continually improve our offerings. Discover more here.

 

We are proud to be able to say that our frames are now handmade in Portland, Oregon by real people, not machines.

We are excited to continue to provide you with the most business-savvy products possible in the industry.



AFFORDABLE

Our ready-made frames meet any budget, big or small. We do not require a minimum purchase, and our prices are a fraction of what you’d find at a custom framer or big box store.

hardwood moudlings

All our frame mouldings are made of sustainable hardwood.
Finished and assembled by people, not machines.

Frame-grade Acrylic

Half the weight of glass, our frame-grade acrylic is impact resistant, lightweight, and won’t break or shatter. Acrylic is safer and far less likely to compromise the quality of your photographs and will not alter the shape of the frame with time.  

Acid-free mats

Archival mats help preserve and protect your photography. The visual buffer they create a between your artwork and the edge of the frame provides a professional gallery-like presentation.

Easy to sell

Design Aglow is the only industry resource that provides the exact tools needed to help you start selling frames right away. We’re invested in your success and here to guide you every step of the way with resources and education.



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