Tips for Framing Your Diploma

college diploma, graduation cords and tassel

Congratulations, you’ve graduated! Now what to do with your diploma? You display it for the world to see, of course! What better way to display your diploma than with a beautiful, custom frame to preserve it? Rosenbaum Framing specializes in custom diploma framing, so you can display your achievements loud and proud. Below, we share some important tips to consider when it comes to framing your diploma.

  1. Avoid choosing a ready-made frame. Custom framing your diploma preserves it for the long haul. A pre-made diploma frame may not protect your document like a custom-made frame does. You don’t want your diploma to become yellow and brittle, such as an old newspaper does when it’s exposed to air, dust, and more. You want to create an environment for your diploma that will preserve it, so only museum-grade, acid-free materials should be used. A ready-made frame may not have these special qualities.
  2. The glass should protect from UV rays. UV glass blocks harmful rays and protects your diploma from fading over time. If you plan on hanging your diploma in an area that has a lot of light, you should consider UV protection glass. Museum glass is both UV-protective and anti-reflective. You’re going to want to do everything you can to protect your diploma, so it can last for a lifetime.
  3. Select the proper matting. Diplomas look their best when they’re matted. Your mat choice can be subtle, using a single mat, or you can get more complex with an inner and outer mat. Black, silver, gold, and gray are always safe color choices when choosing matting. But you can also get creative and use mats in your school colors. Another aspect of matting is the size. We suggest making the width of the mat small enough so that it doesn’t overwhelm your diploma, but large enough to add some gravitas. There are hundreds of mat options you can choose from to give your diploma the best appearance and working with professionals like those at Rosenbaum Framing can help guide you through all your options.
  4. Choose a frame that fits your style and your décor. One of the best parts about custom framing your diploma is that you get to pick out any frame moulding that catches your eye, so it can be truly unique to you. Between your frame moulding and your matting, you can pick the perfect combination of styles and colors that will fit your personality. Some diploma frames can be ornate, while others can be simple; it all depends on your taste. Whether you want something more modern or you want a wooden frame with intricate carving details, you can choose as you please.

Rosenbaum Framing specializes in custom diploma framing and framing other important documents to preserve them for a lifetime. Allow the professionals at Rosenbaum Framing to create something truly special to celebrate the wonderful achievement in your life.

Stacey Moss

Author: Stacey Moss

Stacey Moss is a trained artist who has been custom framing for more than 27 years. She excels at finding the perfect moulding to complement whatever is being framed, and she treats every piece she frames as though it were a priceless piece of fine art. If it's valuable to our client, it's valuable to her.