Print and Frame Size Guide

I'm often asked questions about how I size my prints so I thought I'd write a little guide to try and make things a bit clearer and to help you decide on the right size of print and frame for your home.

I'm going to use a 30"x20" framed print as an example.

Framed Prints

The measurement 30"x20" is the width and height of the inside of the picture frame (see diagram below).  The size of the printed area will be smaller to allow for the width of the mount.

Framed print sizing

 

Mounted Prints

If you're looking at buying a print with just a mount and no frame then the measurement 30"x20" will be the height and width of the mount, meaning it will fit into a 30"x20" frame (see diagram below).  The size of the printed area will be smaller to allow for the width of the mount.

Mounted print sizing

 

Print Only

For the print only option 30"x20" is the size of the paper. I leave a generous border around the image to allow for a mount to be added (see diagram below).  The size of the printed area will be smaller to allow for the width of a mount if you wish to add one yourself. You can also frame this option without a mount if you prefer.

Print only sizing