Premade frames are usually the lowest cost option and are easy to find in big box stores such as Ikea, Walmart, Target, HomeGoods, HomeSense, Michael's and so on.
Premade frames are not always available in the exact size needed so purchase a frame that is bigger than your art print by 2 or more inches, then have a custom mat cut at a local framer to fit your print, be sure to bring your frame and artwork with you.
There are no rules that say you must use a mat but if you decide to skip it, be sure your frame is the same size as your print. All prints are trimmed to include an 1/8" white border (read below for custom borders).
The frames on this site are my own which I have purchased from various sources, they are displayed to give you a better idea of how a print can look framed. Most customers either purchase the print alone and have it framed locally or they choose a frame available on the imagekind website. Please refer to the bottom of this page for more information about the frames I've used.
Large or oversized prints (36 X 48" and up) usually require custom framing which can be pricey, however costs can vary greatly depending on the type of frame. It's best to contact several local framing shops in your area to receive the best quote.
In Toronto, to frame a 36 x 48" print, I've received quotes ranging anywhere from $130 to $500 for a basic frame that includes matting and foamboard.
Some shops carry a larger selection than others and can therefore accommodate smaller budgets.
The following websites offer some great prices for custom and ready made frames.
Local thrift stores such as Salvation Army and Goodwill can be great for finding unique, low cost and even oversized frames.
Yes. All prints are trimmed to include an 1/8" white border.
Yes, during checkout look for the "Special Instructions" box where you can specify a preferable border size. Please note, there may be some limitations as to how much border can be added (depending also on the size of print being ordered). I've added as much as 3 inches on an order but contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be sure.
Your professionally framed piece of art will arrive complete with hardware for hanging. Always use picture hangers for strength and security. I recommend using two hangers per picture for strength, security, and maintaining straight placement.
The photographed art on my website features frames from various sources including Ikea, Ebay, Frames By Mail and even Salvation Army. Due to possible price changes, please check actual source for costs.
Thrift store frame for a 36 x 48" print, Salvation Army
|Custom frame for a 24 x 32" print Frames By Mail||Lower end, poster frame for a 36 x 48" print (delivered in a roll). Ebay|