About the Frames

Only the very best materials are used to make your diploma frame

Mouldings – Our mouldings company, Larson Juhl, is nationally recognized for quality and their materials do not come from any endangered species. They actively participate in Re-leaf projects to re-plant trees to replace those harvested in the manufacturing of picture frame mouldings. Our frames are art quality wood frames sold in fine custom frame shops across the USA.

Glass alternative – All frames are made with Acrylite® acrylic glazing instead of glass. This material has better optical quality, is safer, lighter and more break resistant than glass, while filtering 65% of harmful UV rays, which can cause documents to fade and yellow. Comparable glass filters only 45%. An upgrade to 98% UV filtering OP-3 acrylic is available. We also like it because it is made in the USA.

Mats – All mats are acid free and meet the Library of Congress standards, an important feature for the preservation of your diploma.

Foil Embossing – All embossing, also called “foil stamping,” is done in-house using a magnesium die.

Document Preservation

The quality of the materials used in the frame can greatly affect both the aesthetics and longevity of your hard-earned diploma. We pride ourselves in providing you with a quality custom product. Our products are true conservation quality, and meet Library of Congress standards for document preservation. Our backing board is an inert foam core product that will not harm your diploma. All mats are acid free and the acrylic used filters 80% of harmful UV rays. We provide acid free hinging material for easy insertion and fastening of the diploma. Instructions for this procedure are included with each frame. You need not send us your diploma.


Your Texas Exes diploma frame is made in Pflugerville, Texas by Texas Exes! Wordyisms is a family owned company incorporated in 1984. The owners are Jean and David Garlick and are both graduates of UT, as is their son, Ryan.

Wordyisms has been producing diploma frames for The University of Texas since 1982. They also produce frames for many other universities and high schools throughout Texas. They are a full service custom frame shop and have worked with the Bob Bullock State History Museum in framing exhibits. They also work with companies such as Samsung, IBM, Special Olympics and several state agencies.

Wordyisms is a registered HUB vendor, a member of the Professional Picture Framers Association and a supporter of Fine Arts Care Treatment Standards.