Guide to Picture Frame Measurements

Buying a Picture Frame only

If you are framing a mirror, an oil painting on board, a stretched oil painting or replacing an existing frame and reusing the glass and backing all you need to do is measure the exact size of the item. We prefer to work in millimetres as it is the most accurate measurement, but you are welcome to use centimetres or inches.

Our framers will add a 3mm tolerance to your dimensions to ensure the frame fits your artwork perfectly. It is worth measuring your item left to right at the top and bottom to ensure it is square.

Buying a Picture Frame & Mount

Adding a mount around an image or artwork can make a tremendous difference, the right mount will draw your eye into the picture, you should not really notice the frame and mount, you should only see the picture. Adding a mount which is not the correct colour or width can conversely draw the eye to the mount, defeating the object of picture frame completely, if you are unsure on the mount colour and width to choose and would like a 2nd opinion please do give us a call.

When you enter the dimensions of your art print, photo, poster or artwork and you require a mount, you should enter the actual image size, not the size of the paper the work is on. If the artwork is signed below the printed image and you want the signature to show you should take this into consideration when entering in your dimensions Please note, our system will make your mount's aperture (the hole we cut in the mount) 3mm smaller on each side than your image size to ensure it cannot fall through.

If you have any questions at all or need any help please do call us on 01246 554338