Your Cart is Empty

How To Frame a Degree

January 12, 2024

How To Frame a Degree

Preserve Your Academic Success: The Art of Framing University Degrees

As graduation season approaches in February, it's time to celebrate your hard-earned academic achievements. Your university degree is more than just a piece of paper; it's a symbol of dedication and hard work. 

In this blog, we will delve into the significance of framing your degree and guide you through the process, ensuring your accomplishment is beautifully showcased for years to come. Portfolio Picture Framers, your trusted custom framing experts, are here to help you make your degree shine.

Preserving academic achievements

Graduating from university is a monumental achievement, and your degree certificate is a testament to your hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Framing your degree isn't just about protecting it; it's about celebrating your academic journey and creating a lasting memory.

certificate framing perth

The value of framed degrees

A framed degree isn't just a piece of decoration; it's a statement of pride and accomplishment. Here's how a framing your degree can add value:

  • Personal Pride: Displaying your degree prominently in your home or office serves as a daily reminder of your academic success.
  • Impressive Decor: A framed degree is an elegant addition to any interior decor or home office, adding a touch of sophistication to your surroundings.
  • Sentimental Value: Professional framing ensures that your degree will last the test of time, so it can be enjoyed by you and the following generations for years to come. 

How to frame a degree: considerations 

So how to frame a degree? Here's what we consider at Portfolio Picture Framers when framing your degree:

  • Frame Size: We ensure that the frame size complements the size of your degree certificate, allowing for an aesthetically pleasing border.
  • Frame Colour: We get you to select a frame colour that matches your personal taste and the decor of the room where it will be displayed. Our certificate frames are made from premium Italian harwood timber, in black or brown options, with gold edging available.
  • Matting Options: Matting not only enhances the appearance of your degree but also provides a buffer between the certificate and the frame's glass or acrylic. You can tie in the mat board colour with the university logo or other colours featured on the certificate. 
  • Glass Options:You get the choice between standard glass, non-reflective glass or glass with UV protection. 
certificate framing service

What size frame for a university degree?

In Australia, particularly within Western Australia, university degree certificates come in a diverse range of sizes. Each university follows its own set of dimensions for certificates, which rarely adhere to the standard A4 or A3 sizes. As a result, sourcing a ready-made solution can pose a significant challenge.

The advantage of opting for custom framing lies in the frame being meticulously crafted to perfectly accommodate your degree, ensuring a perfect fit every time.

Please note that we require the exact dimensions of the certificate in order to provide you with a quote.

Custom framing vs. off-the-shelf frames

When it comes to framing your degree, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Custom framing offers numerous advantages over off-the-shelf frames:

  • Protection: Custom framing ensures that your degree is adequately protected from dust, UV rays, and environmental factors. Unlike ready-made frames, all of our framing materials are acid-free, which means the certificate will not deteriorate or discolour over time.
  • Perfect Sizing: As previously noted, the dimensions of degrees can differ from one university to another, making it challenging to find a suitable ready-made frame from standard options. Opting for custom framing offers the solution of achieving a tailored fit that perfectly accommodates your unique degree dimensions.
  • Personalisation:Custom framing allows you to choose every detail, from frame style and matting colour to the type of glass or acrylic used. You can also opt to include a graduation photo or any other keepsake with your degree.
  • Quality: Portfolio Picture Framers use high-quality materials and craftsmanship, guaranteeing your degree is showcased at its best, and will last forever. 

Gifting a framed degree

If you're looking for a thoughtful and meaningful gift for a recent graduate, getting their degree framed is an excellent choice. It's a gift that not only recognises their hard work but also serves as a lasting symbol of their accomplishments. Framing their degree not only protects this important document but also transforms it into a work of art that can be proudly displayed in their home or office.

Additionally, adding a personal touch to the framed degree can make the gift even more special. Consider including a inscription or a message of encouragement on the matting or the back of the frame. 

Whether it's your child, sibling, friend, or colleague who has just earned their degree, giving them the gift of a framed degree is a gesture of support and celebration that will be treasured for a lifetime. 

certificate framing

Why get your degree framed with PPF

At Portfolio Picture Framers, we understand the importance of your academic achievements. Our commitment to providing high quality framing services has made us the go-to professionals for degree framing in Perth, Western Australia. Here's how we can help:

  • Personalised Consultations: Our team will work with you to select the perfect frame, ensuring your degree is showcased beautifully.
  • Custom Framing Options: We offer a wide range of custom framing options, allowing you to tailor the framing to your unique preferences and style.
  • High-Quality Materials: We use only the best acid-free materials to ensure your degree is protected and displayed in the best possible way. Not only that, you can be assured that your degree will be protected and preserved for many years to come.

To read more: The Importance of Acid Free Framing

Your academic journey deserves the best

Framing your university degree isn't just about preserving a piece of paper; it's about honouring your hard work and celebrating your academic journey. With graduation season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to explore our certificate framing services at Portfolio Picture Framers. 

Portfolio Picture Framers is your trusted partner in ensuring your degree is beautifully showcased for you to admire and be proud of every day. Contact us now and let us help you frame your success.

Send us a message!