Finding Frames For My Prints Made Easy!
The biggest problem people often have after purchasing a print is trying to find a frame that fits and if not successful, end up spending a fortune on having one custom made. I have made your life a lot easier by firstly, making sure that each of my prints is a size that will fit into a standard frame and secondly by choosing sizes that I know will fit into frames stocked in Ikea, which is a store found in most capital cities.
Below I have listed the name and sizes of the frames that my prints will fit into, saving you time and money!Please note that this information is correct at the time of publishing this blog. I can’t be held responsible for change of stock or prices of the products mentioned in this article. Ikea online ordering is not available in NSW, VIC and QLD, however all frames mentioned are stocked in the majority of stores.
The good thing about square prints is that if you find a frame that you love, no matter what size, you can always have a matte cut so the print will fit into the frame nicely. Square is square. There are no issues with length and width not being right for a certain sized frame. Frames from Ikea and Target are available to fit these sizes perfectly.
Image size: 12x12cm. Print size: 14x14cm
You will find the Ikea RIBBA frames $14.99 will go perfectly with this size. As it is a thick frame, you have the option of framing with the print sitting back from the glass or having it right at the front of the frame, touching the glass. Available colours: white and black.
The frames that I use to display these prints at my markets are from Ned’s, they are a smaller, thinner and lighter-weight frame, however I had to have a matte cut so it fit perfectly. Mattes are reasonably cheap to have cut, for this size, it was about $5 each. Obviously different framing stores will charge differently. Available colours: white.
Image size: 30x30cm. Print size: 34x34cm
The Ikea RIBBA frames also fit this size perfectly. As with the smaller frame, it is a thick frame with the option of having the print set back behind the glass or having it at the front, close to the glass. The frame 50x50cm and matte around the print are quite large, however it makes a great statement in a room. Available colours: white, black, dark timber stain.
The Ikea NYTTJA range which is the colourful, cheaper option is also an option, particularly if you already have a rectangular print in one of these frames, however you will need to have a matte cut so it will fit within the frame neatly. They are cheaper as they use perspex instead of glass in the frame. Available colours: sky blue, electric blue, green, red, pink and black.
At this stage, my favourite frame for this size however is from Target. It is a Portfolio brand and retails for about $35. The frame and matte are smaller so if you have less space to fill, this is a better option. They are available in white, black and dark timber stain.
As I mentioned with the square prints, if you find a frame that you love but doesn’t fit my print perfectly, you can always have a matte cut. The Ikea RIBBA range fits all rectangular sized prints. They are a thinner frame than the square frames so the print will sit right against the glass. Available colours: black, white, dark timber stain, charcoal grey. There is a large variety of 50x70cm frames in Ikea, many that have a variety of mattes within them, however all you need to do is remove the matte and place the print straight into the frame as the print will fit perfectly to the edges.
Image size: 20x29cm. Print size: 30x40cm
The Ikea RIBBA frame. Available in white, black, dark timber stain and charcoal grey. Ikea colourful NYTTJA frames. Available colours; black, electric blue, sky blue, green, red and pink. Target brand frame. Available colours; black and white.
Image size: 29x39cm. Print size: 40x30cm.
The Ikea RIBBA frame. Available colours; white, black, dark timber stain and charcoal grey. The Ikea colourful NYTTJA frames will fit but you will need to have a matte cut to fit around the print. Available colours; black, electric blue, sky blue, green, red and pink.
Image size: 39x49cm. Print size: 50x70cm.
The Ikea RIBBA frame. Available in white, black, dark timber stain and charcoal grey will fit without the matte. Ikea colourful NYTTJA frames will fit perfectly and you won’t need to have a matte cut. Available colours; black, electric blue, sky blue, green, red and pink.