Framing Guide

The prints will have to be framed, so that you can display them in your space. When shopping my fine art prints, you have three options:

  1. Unframed Prints
  2. Framed Prints – Quality Custom Framing
  3. Framed Prints – Archival Custom Framing

Read on to get to know all the differences between these three options.

Unframed Prints

Buying unframed prints gives you endless possibilities when it comes to framing and suiting your decor. Apart from that, it can be the most cost-effective way if you decide that all you need is a ready-made frame.

I ship all of my unframed fine art prints worldwide.

When to choose unframed prints?

You are short on time

If you are short on time (f.ex. you need the print as a gift), then always choose an unframed print. Custom framing takes time.

You want your frame to perfectly suit your decor

Unframed prints allow you to choose a frame which best suits your decor. You have an influence on how the finished work will look like, and you take part in the creative process. I know it's exciting for many of you.

You can choose among many different options and styles - wooden frames, metal frames, rustic frames, modern frames or more traditional ones.

You can frame prints with a mat for a more traditional look, or without - for a more minimalist, modern look. Large prints always look better without a mat. I don't recommend framing anything bigger than 18" x 24" with a mat.

You have a ready-made frame

All of my prints have standard sizes (f.ex. 8" x 10", 11" x 14" etc.), so that you can easily get a standard size ready-made frame.

If you want to frame prints bigger than 16" x 20" yourself, and you are going for a modern look without a mat, it's best to mount the print first. Mounting the print to a rigid surface (f.ex. foamboard, dibond) makes it perfectly flat.

In order to mount the print, you have to visit a framer. Then you can easily insert a mounted print inside a ready-made frame.

Your budget doesn't allow custom framing

Custom framing makes the artwork shine, but it's expensive. Buying an unframed print and getting a ready-made frame is the most cost-effective option.

You want to frame behind glass

I don't ship prints framed behind glass, because it breaks too easily in shipping.

I use quality 99% UV Acrylic. You can also upgrade to Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic.

You want to use a service of a local custom framer

At your local framer's you will probably find the biggest selection of different frame moldings and mats. They will advise you what's the best way to frame the print.

If you ordered a giant unframed print (36" x 48" or bigger), then custom framing is the only way to go.

You don't live in the USA

I ship framed prints only to US destinations.

Quality Custom Framing

Choosing the right frame for your artwork can be quite overwhelming. There are so many different options. However, it doesn't have to!

I handpicked four wooden quality frames which perfectly suit my fine art prints. They are all handcrafted by framing experts in the USA, using the highest quality materials. Every single frame is custom-built to ensure a perfect fit, and it comes ready to hang.

A classic black frame will look great in every space. If you are looking for something which will add a contemporary vibe to your space, choose between a white, a natural maple or natural walnut frame.

You can frame everything up to 36" x 48" with this option. If you want to frame a bigger print, then choose Archival Custom Framing.

Both Quality Custom Frames and Archival Custom Frames come in 4 different finishes: black, white, natural maple, and natural walnut.

All of my fine art prints are framed without a mat, which gives them a sleek, modern look.

My framed prints are ready to hang, which means they come with hanging hardware attached to the back of the frame, as well as wall bumpers to protect your wall.

Depending on the size of the frame, you will get:

• sawtooth picture hangers (for small prints),

• D-rings and hanging wire (for medium and big prints)

• wooden cleats (for giant prints)

Archival Custom Framing

Are you looking for something special? If you want to be sure that the work of art will stay intact for many decades, then choose archival custom framing.

What makes it different?

All Components Archival

All the components which make up the frame are acid-free and archival. Exactly all of them - including all adhesives, mounting board, backing board, spacers, etc.

You can sleep well - no yellowing or any changes in the artwork will occur in your lifetime.

In other words, it's the highest quality you can achieve in framing. You can't go any further when it comes to quality.

Hardwood Frames 100% Handmade in the USA

These hardwood frames are cut, joined, sanded, stained and finished by hand in the USA by exceptionally talented artisans – with the highest, even obsessive, attention to detail.

Ideal Corners

You can recognize the highest quality frame by its corners. And these corners are just ideal, with beautiful spline joints, sanded to perfection.

Choose between timeless black finish, and contemporary white, natural maple or natural walnut. All of them are made of American hardwood from North Carolina.

All of my fine art prints can be framed with this option - even a giant 44" x 68". And it will be delivered right to your door.

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Upgrade to Museum Acrylic

Do you hate annoying reflections which prevent you from contemplating your work of art? Upon request, for an extra charge, you can change 99% UV Acrylic for Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic® (1/8").

Museum Acrylic is virtually invisible (thanks to its cutting edge optical coatings), scratch resistant, and anti-static.

It provides the best available level of protection for artwork on display, and since it's invisible, it really makes the art come to life.

Unlike regular anti-reflective glass or acrylic, it doesn't make the photograph blurry.

All of my fine art prints are available with Museum Acrylic.

11" x 14" sheet of Museum Acrylic costs $100 USD, 16" x 20" – $170, 30" x 40" – $550.

Please contact me by email or Messenger for the upgrade.

All prints & frames are made to order

What happens after you place an order?

Print Production | 1 Week

Your artwork is being printed by my fine art printer.

Print Quality Control | 1 Day

I receive the artwork for quality control and signing.

Shipping Print for Framing to the USA | 2-4 Business Days

I ship a hand-signed artwork with a certificate of authenticity to the USA for framing. I ship with FedEx International Priority, which only takes 2-4 business days.

What's important, I offset my carbon footprint thanks to Shopify Planet.

Custom Framing | 2-4 Weeks

Your artwork is being framed by my custom framer.

Shipping | 3-4 Business Days

When the project is completed, it is shipped to you with FedEx Ground or FedEx Freight (framed prints bigger than 36" x 48").

Exact Frame Dimensions

8″ × 10″

Paper size: 8" × 10"

Printed area: 6.8" × 8.8"

White margin/border: 0.6"

Quality Custom Frame (Black & White)

Outside dimensions: 8.875" × 10.875"

Frame face: 0.75"

Frame depth: 1.25"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Maple)

Outside dimensions: 8.75" × 10.75"

Frame face: 0.625"

Frame depth: 1.0625"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Walnut)

Outside dimensions: 8.75" × 10.75"

Frame face: 0.8125"

Frame depth: 1.1875"

Archival Custom Frame (All)

Outside dimensions: 8.625" × 10.625"

Frame face: 0.5"

Frame depth: 1.5"

11″ × 14″

Paper size: 11" × 14"

Printed area: 9.4" × 12.4"

White margin/border: 0.8"

Quality Custom Frame (Black & White)

Outside dimensions: 11.875" × 14.875"

Frame face: 0.75"

Frame depth: 1.25"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Maple)

Outside dimensions: 11.75" × 14.75"

Frame face: 0.625"

Frame depth: 1.0625"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Walnut)

Outside dimensions: 11.75" × 14.75"

Frame face: 0.8125"

Frame depth: 1.1875"

Archival Custom Frame (All)

Outside dimensions: 11.625" × 14.625"

Frame face: 0.5"

Frame depth: 1.5"

12″ × 16″

Paper size: 12" × 16"

Printed area: 10.4" × 12.4"

White margin/border: 0.8"

Quality Custom Frame (Black & White)

Outside dimensions: 12.875" × 16.875"

Frame face: 0.75"

Frame depth: 1.25"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Maple)

Outside dimensions: 12.75" × 16.75"

Frame face: 0.625"

Frame depth: 1.0625"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Walnut)

Outside dimensions: 12.75" × 16.75"

Frame face: 0.8125"

Frame depth: 1.1875"

Archival Custom Frame (All)

Outside dimensions: 12.625" × 16.625"

Frame face: 0.5"

Frame depth: 1.5"

16″ × 20″

Paper size: 16" × 20"

Printed area: 14.4" × 18.4"

White margin/border: 0.8"

Quality Custom Frame (Black & White)

Outside dimensions: 16.875" × 20.875"

Frame face: 0.75"

Frame depth: 1.25"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Maple)

Outside dimensions: 16.75" × 20.75"

Frame face: 0.625"

Frame depth: 1.0625"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Walnut)

Outside dimensions: 16.75" × 20.75"

Frame face: 0.8125"

Frame depth: 1.1875"

Archival Custom Frame (All)

Outside dimensions: 16.625" × 20.625"

Frame face: 0.5"

Frame depth: 1.5"

18″ × 24″

Paper size: 18" × 24"

Printed area: 16.4" × 22.4"

White margin/border: 0.8"

Quality Custom Frame (Black & White)

Outside dimensions: 18.875" × 24.875"

Frame face: 0.75"

Frame depth: 1.25"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Maple)

Outside dimensions: 18.75" × 24.75"

Frame face: 0.625"

Frame depth: 1.0625"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Walnut)

Outside dimensions: 18.75" × 24.75"

Frame face: 0.8125"

Frame depth: 1.1875"

Archival Custom Frame (All)

Outside dimensions: 18.625" × 24.625"

Frame face: 0.5"

Frame depth: 1.5"

24″ × 36″

Paper size: 24" × 36"

Printed area: 22" × 34"

White margin/border: 1"

Quality Custom Frame (Black & White)

Outside dimensions: 24.875" × 36.875"

Frame face: 0.75"

Frame depth: 1.25"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Maple)

Outside dimensions: 25.25" × 37.25"

Frame face: 0.875"

Frame depth: 1.5"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Walnut)

Outside dimensions: 24.75" × 36.75"

Frame face: 0.8125"

Frame depth: 1.1875"

Archival Custom Frame (All)

Outside dimensions: 24.75" × 36.75"

Frame face: 0.625"

Frame depth: 1.75"

30″ × 40″

Paper size: 30" × 40"

Printed area: 28" × 38"

White margin/border: 1"

Quality Custom Frame (Black & White)

Outside dimensions: 30.875" × 40.875"

Frame face: 0.75"

Frame depth: 1.25"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Maple)

Outside dimensions: 31.25" × 41.25"

Frame face: 0.875"

Frame depth: 1.5"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Walnut)

Outside dimensions: 30.75" × 40.75"

Frame face: 0.8125"

Frame depth: 1.1875"

Archival Custom Frame (All)

Outside dimensions: 30.75" × 40.75"

Frame face: 0.625"

Frame depth: 1.75"

36″ × 48″

Paper size: 36" × 48"

Printed area: 32" × 44"

White margin/border: 2"

Quality Custom Frame (Black)

Outside dimensions: 37.25" × 49.25"

Frame face: 1"

Frame depth: 2.25"

Quality Custom Frame (White)

Outside dimensions: 37.5" × 49.5"

Frame face: 1"

Frame depth: 1.875"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Maple)

Outside dimensions: 37.25" × 49.25"

Frame face: 0.75"

Frame depth: 2.25"

Quality Custom Frame (Natural Walnut)

Outside dimensions: 36.75" × 48.75"

Frame face: 0.8125"

Frame depth: 1.1875"

Archival Custom Frame (All)

Outside dimensions: 37" × 49"

Frame face: 0.75"

Frame depth: 2.25"

40″ × 60″

Paper size: 40" × 60"

Printed area: 36" × 56"

White margin/border: 2"

Archival Custom Frame (All)

Outside dimensions: 41" × 61"

Frame face: 0.75"

Frame depth: 2.25"

Quality Custom Frame (All)

Not available in this size

44″ × 68″

Paper size: 44" × 68"

Printed area: 40" × 64"

White margin/border: 2"

Archival Custom Frame (All)

Outside dimensions: 45.25" × 69.25"

Frame face: 1"

Frame depth: 2.25"

Quality Custom Frame (All)

Not available in this size