Frame Choices

Each frame is hand crafted in our Washington facility and comes fully assembled for quick diploma insertion (no tools needed) - no need to send us your diploma. All frames are customized to fit your diploma size.

Each frame can be matted in your school colors, or any other matting color of your choice from our range of conservation quality matting.

Simple to follow instructions and hinging tabs specifically designed to affix your diploma to the matting are provided.

Below is a list of our most popular frames. If you do not see a style you are looking for, contact us because if you can imagine it, we can make it.

Elite Standard Frame
Single Diploma W/Tassel Box
Elite Standard Frame
Our standard frame available for any size diploma. Our most popular frame to showcase a graduate's educational accomplishment with the professionalism it deserves.
Single Diploma W/Tassel Box
A special frame to show one's educational pride. Such frames are especially popular at schools that issue degree specific color tassels. Frames do not come with tassel. One inserts their own graduation tassel.
Diploma W/Lithograph
Limited edition lithograph frames. We offer over 300 university images to choose from. No better frame to showcase one's school pride, or tap into the nostalgic feeling of one's alma mater.
Double Diploma
Double Diploma W/Tassel
Diploma W/Lithograph & Tassel Box
Double Diploma
For those that one degree was not enough. No problem, frame both. Can be an economical choice compared to purchasing two separate frames. Diploma frame openings can be cut to accommodate any size diplomas.
Double Diploma W/Tassel
Have more than one diploma needing framing and want to display your school spirit by showcasing your graduation tassel. This frame would be the one. Diploma frame openings can be cut to accommodate any size diplomas. Tassel not included with frame.
Diploma W/Lithograph & Tassel Box
This frame has it all. Space to show your diploma, school lithograph and space to show one's graduation tassel. Tassel not included with frame.
Diploma W/Announcement
Double Diploma W/Lithograph
Diploma W/Announcement
This frame brings an extra touch of class. Not only does it display your diploma, but also beautifully presents one's graduation announcement. Typical graduation announcement measures 4 ¼ X 5 ½ inches. If you have other size, please indicate with order.
Diploma W/Tassel Box & Announcement
This frame not only displays your diploma with distinction, but is designed to hold your graduation announcement and graduation tassel. Typical graduation announcement measures 4 ¼ X 5 ½ inches. If you have other size, please indicate with order.
Double Diploma W/Lithograph
This frame is designed for those who have two diplomas needing to be framed and likes the idea of the memories a framed lithograph brings.
Diploma W/Photo
Diploma W/Photo & Tassel Box
Photo
Diploma W/Photo
The perfect frame for remembering that special day. This frame is designed to hold one's graduation photo alongside with your diploma. Photo opening holds 5 X 7 image. If you have other size, please indicate with order.
Diploma W/Photo & Tassel Box
Years later this frame will bring back the memories of one's educational accomplishment. Designed to be multipurpose, this frame holds not only your diploma, but also a graduation portrait and one's tassel. Tassel not included with frame.
Photo
Elite Frames offers 5 X 7 or 8 X 10 photo frames to showcase ones graduation portrait. Frames are made out of the same wood and most color moulding choices as our signature diploma frames.
Graduation Photo Frame + Tassel
Basic Frame
Graduation Photo Frame + Tassel
Along with displaying one's graduation portrait, why not show off that treasured tassel as well. This frame is designed to just that. Frames are offered in 5 X 7 or 8 X 10 photo frames format. Frames are made out of the same wood and most color moulding choices as our signature diploma frames.
Basic Frame
Our basic frames are designed for the budget minded looking for a simple but attractive frame to display their valuable diploma. Besides diplomas, these are perfect for certificates and special presentations award documents.
 

Moulding

Our frames are made from beautifully grained, durable hardwood that is milled and stained by expert craftsmen. For our lacquered mouldings, each is hand finished and coated with no less than six layers of lacquer producing a high gloss piano finish. Our satin finish mouldings offer a timeless elegance with a warm natural essence to them. All wood used in the production of our elegant frames is plantation grown - never from rain forests.


Elite Line Traditional Line
Cherry
Pecan
Black Marble
Ebony  
Mahogany
Alder
 
               
(Go Green) Earth Friendly Line Sleek Line *
Onyx
Cambridge
 
Sleek Cherry
Sleek Pecan
Black Marble
     
*This line of moulding not suitable for tassel frames

Our Sleek frame line is a narrower moulding (1" wide) than our Elite or Traditional line (1" 9/16" wide). Our Sleek line is made from the same premium hardwood as our Elite Line and uses the same color and gloss lacquer finish.

Matting

Elite Frames exclusively uses archival matting that meet and exceed Library of Congress standards for document preservation. Our archival matting is both 100% acid (PH neutral) and lignin free, making sure your achievement lasts a lifetime. The matting is also highly fade resistant to withstand ultraviolet light.

You will love the different variety of mats to choose from. You can choose any combination that you would like to match your school colors as well as your home or office decor using our Design a Frame feature.

Medallions

Elite Frames are particularly proud of our medallions. For SELECT schools where we offer these medallions, they are standard on all of our Elite line of frames. These highly detailed, typically 3-dimensional medallions are plated in various metal finishes including our signature 24kt. gold plating.

If you do not see your school with a medallion, please contact us as we are adding new school clients regularly and the website may not represent this change.


Nameplates

Another Elite Frames first.....gold embossed school nameplates. For SELECT schools where we offer our unique gold embossed nameplates bearing your institution's name, these school nameplates are designed to stand out from the matting for prominent distinction. Namplates are optional. If you prefer to not have one applied, order a frame without.

If you do not see your school with a school nameplate, please contact us as we are adding new school clients regularly and the website may not represent this change.

Additional Touches

All frames includes our fiber backing board to prevent foreign particles fromentering the frame interior. The fiber backboard allows easy insertion or removal of the certificate while giving added protection.

All hanging hardware is already attached to the frame and once document is inserted, is ready to be hung.

Attached to the backing board are rubber bumpers to prevent scracthing or marring of walls.




Glass

We generally use standard picture frame glass for all frames. UV (ultraviolet) and Non-Glare glass is available for additional fee. Fee is determined by size of frame.

We include hinging tabs designed specificly for hanging documents in frames. Mounting takes only minutes with the enclosed easy to follow instructions.

Shipping

All frames are packaged securily for shipping. In the unlikely event that shipping damage occures, just let us know and a new replacement frame will be shipped to you at no charge.