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The size you enter will relate to the opening at the back of the frame, i.e. what fits inside the frame such as the backing and glazing. You should enter the exact size of the item you are framing after considering any alterations such as trimming off a white border. The frame will be manufactured so the artwork fits perfectly into the opening at the back of the frame.
The lip(rebate) of the frame will overlap the internal contents (Glazing, Artwork, Backing, etc) by approximately 5mm on each side. Therefore the actual visible area from the front will always be slightly less than the sizes entered.
The size you enter will relate to the opening in the middle of the mount. If the item you are framing does require a mount you would enter the exact size of the image you are framing. We automatically make a small adjustment to ensure your image doesn't fall through the middle of the mount. As an example, if you enter 500 X 400mm as your sizes, the actual opening of the mount supplied would be 496 X 396mm to ensure a slight overlap of your image. However, our website also has the option to have the aperture cut to the exact size entered. This is a useful option if the item you are framing doesn't need to be overlapped or you have already considered the overlap you want. The frame size will automatically be adjusted by our website depending on how wide you set the mount borders to be.
The term 'Frame Size', which will be detailed throughout the order process and on any correspondence from us, will only relate to what fits inside the frame at the back such as the glazing and MDF backing board. It never, ever, ever, ever relates to the external size of the frame or the visible area from the front of the frame.
A mount is the coloured surround that goes around your artwork before being fitted inside the wooden or metal frame surround. Although a mount is optional it is recommended as it will visually enhance the artwork being framed and add conservational properties by spacing the artwork from the glazing. A mount is not recommended for any item that is framed without glazing, such as an Oil Painting.
The images below show a graphical example of how the same image with look with and without a mount.
Framed without Mount
Framed with Single Mount
Framed with Double Mount
If you opt to have a mount you can select between one or two layers(single or double). By selecting two layers you will create a double mount that can be the same or contrasting colours. The general rule is that the bottom mount would be a darker colour which picks out a dominate colour in the artwork, whilst the top mount would be a lighter, neutral colour. If you do not require a mount just select "No Mounts".
The border widths can be increased or decreased by changing the value in the relevant boxes for each side. Over 90% of the mounts we supply have equal border widths on all four sides, however you can 'turn off' the equal borders switch which will give the option to have 1 or more different border widths.
The default option on our website is for us to cut the opening of the mount 4mm smaller than the size entered so the mount will 'take' that image size, i.e. it will just overlap the image. You can change this option so that the mount opening is cut to the exact size entered. Selecting this option means we will cut the opening to the exact size entered. This option is useful for more advanced framers who have already made the neccessary allowances.
Select this option to have an additional aperture cut in the mount that can be used to put a printed description of the main artwork, typically called a title box. The title box will be 100mm wide and between 10 - 20mm in height. The minimum bottom width border required to include a 10mm high title box is 40mm. To achieve a larger height title box aperture, you will need to increase the bottom border width. Depending on the text size used, it is suitable for 1-2 lines of text. If you decrease the width of the bottom border to below 40mm, the title box will be removed and the option will not be available to select.
The frame is the wooden or metal edging that encases your artwork and the glazing/backing.
We have a range of around 500 different frame styles to choose from. To obtain a price for a particular frame just click on the moulding image and check the price above the visualisation or in the order review. Every frame is priced differently and we have tried to cover all budgets from very basic/simple frames to beautiful hand finished mouldings fit for any masterpiece.
Some mouldings are not suitable for larger frames and therefore each moulding has a limit to how big we can make the frame. Our website will automatically remove moulding that we deem unsuitable for the sizes you enter. Therefore you cannot order very thin wooden profiles for large frames as they will simply fall to pieces.
You can use the sort options to arrange the moulding types by price or width to make searching for your perfect frame easier.
Click on the icon by each moulding name to view all the information available, including width, height, rebate depth and material, as well as more images. Please note that the moulding rebate will overlap the glazing, artwork & backing to ensure it doesn't fall out. The rebate overlap does vary between moulding but it is approximately 5mm. You also have the option to order a small sample selection by clicking the 'Order Sample' link in the detailed information window. A small charge is applicable for samples to cover our postage costs.
Hopefully every moulding you can see is available and in stock as we remove all moulding which are out of stock using an automated system which updates every 30 minutes. Discrepancies are very rare but we will contact you with options if a moulding is out of stock.
Extended imagery is now available for most picture frame mouldings, including 360 spin photo so you can see all round the frame.
Glazing is only supplied with picture frames. Options will be shown once you have selected a frame style.
The glazing, aka glass, is the protective front that covers your artwork, and is essential for the majority of framing work. At EasyFrame we use high-quality, shatter-resistant acrylic to glaze our frames. We believe it is superior to glass for picture framing in many ways, as it is clearer, doesn't appear green in the light, and offers a higher level of UV protection. It's also far more lightweight, which means your frame will be easier to handle, hang and store. We offer four different glazing options for your custom framing work.
Please do not be put off by the term 'Acrylic'. We DO NOT use cheap styrene glazing commonly found in frames imported from the Far East and sold by budget department stores. Our standard 2mm Clear Acrylic glazing is far superior to normal glass in many ways. It is visually better than glass by offering a higher level of clarity and it also offers a far greater level of UV protection.
Acrylic is the name of the product, and there are various brand names who manufacture Acrylic such as Perspex and AcryGlas. The thinnest size available in genuine acrylic is 2mm. Some retailers sell inferior alternatives which are generally thinner than 2mm and are 100% styrene or a mix or styrene and acrylic - you really do not want to use any glazing with styrene in it, so please be careful!
We do not supply glass with any frames that are sent via courier due to the increased risk of breakage. If you are opt to collect your frame from Bedford we will be able to supply glass providing you email this request as soon as your order has been placed.
Applicable extras will be shown once you have selected a frame and/or mount.
If ordering a custom picture frame, it will be supplied with everthing you require to fit your picture into the frame and attach the hanging accessories to the back of the frame. Some types of artwork, such as Oil Painting may require additional fixing, and you will require wall fixing such as the hook and pin sets available on our website.
These tapes and accessories will help create a professionally finished job but are not essential.
Kraft tape is highly recommended to seal the back of the frame once the artwork has been fitted. Sealing the back of the frame with provide a more professional look as well as adding additional security and strength to the frame.
Ph7-70 tape and Conservation Barrier Board is recommended for all artwork, but in particular any artwork that carries any value. The tape is used to hinge the artwork to the mount, whilst the barrier board is used to create a barrier board between the artwork and the MDF backing board.
Some of these optional extras are only suitable for certain frames. These options will be removed from any orders should you change to an unsuitable frame style. Foamboards and spacers are only suitable for frame with a rebate depth of 20mm or more, and the stand up back option is only available for frame size 320 X 320mm or smaller.
Order review will be shown when selections have been made.
Discounts are available when purchasing multiples of the exact same specification custom made product.
Please add the item to your basket. The quantity can be amended once added to the basket and the discounted price will be calculated.
The Order Review contains the full specification of the items you have designed. It is essential you review every aspect to ensure it is correct as any item that has been custom made to your specification is not eligible for a refund or exchange.
The review is broken down into the different parts of the custom product you have designed. Depending on what you are ordering, the order review may contain the following items.