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Framing Suggestions


How to Frame Your Print

 

Online Custom Frame Shops

My favorite way to keep custom framing affordable is to use an online custom frame shop.  You specify the size and choose the frame, and they custom make everything for you.  You assemble it yourself, and save a ton of money.  

Some sites that offer affordable custom framing are:

americanframe.com

framesbymail.com

pictureframes.com

 

Ready-Made Frame Options

There are a variety of wonderful ready-made frames available if you want to just pop your print in a frame and be done.  Sites like Pottery Barn, West Elm, and Ikea all have a large variety of frames available at very reasonable prices.  I've scoped out some of my favorite options here to help you get started.

 What Size is your Print?
SQUARES :   5x5     8x8    12x12     16x16 
RECTANGLES :   5x7     8x10     11x14     16x20

 

A Note on Archival Cotton Rag Mats vs. Paper Mats

If you use a mat (which is optional), I recommend using an archival mat rather than a "paper mat" which will yellow over time.  Archival mats protect your artwork as well.


Already Have a Frame you Like?

Maybe you already have a frame you like, or you've found an antique frame that you'd like to use.  You can use any frame that's bigger than your print if you have a mat custom cut to fit.  

Here are some instructions on how to get a mat custom cut to fit any frame.