Digital Printing and Framing Services
Upload your digital images to have them professionally printed and framed in different styles and formats
The EasyFrame print and frame service allows you to quickly and efficiently upload your favourite pictures to our website, and to have them printed, framed and dispatched to your door within just 3 full working days. Don't forget we offer free delivery on orders over £50 net(excluding UK Isles and some areas of Scotland).
We offer three different printing styles and formats
It really is easy; all you need to do is upload your digital image or select an image from your account image gallery and adjust the width and height if you need to. By changing one dimension (width or height), our website will automatically adjust the other dimension so that the image proportions are maintained. Our website will advise you of the maximum print size based on the resolution of the uploaded image.
Next, select your paper type and colourisation. We offer a choice of semi-matt, fine art, metallic paper or cotton canvas if opting for a stretched canvas picture. Our recommendations would be to use either of the photographic papers for photographic images and one of the fine art papers for anything hand drawn. Images can be colourised in black and white, sepia and original formats. You can then select single or double mount if needed, along with mount colour options.
Finally, choose the style and colour of your frame and the type of glazing you would like to use, and add any extras such as clips, tape, or hooks before reviewing your order. The visualisation will update as you make changes so you can get a very good idea of what the finished product will look like. After you have made you selections, all you need to do is sit back and wait for your newly framed image to be delivered to your door!
You have two options to upload an image to our website.
Once you have chosen an image to use, the maximum size will be displayed. You can amend either the width or the height in the relevant boxes. Our website will automatically maintain the pixel ratio of the image, so changing one side will mean the opposite side is also changed.
Please remember we only prevent low resolution images being uploaded. If your image is poor quality for any other reason, the finished print will also be poor quality.
We offer a choice of semi matt, fine art or metallic paper. Our recommendations would be to use either of the photographic papers for photographic images and one of the fine art papers for anything hand drawn. Images can be colourised in black and white, sepia and original formats.
All of our canvasses are printed on a 390 gsm water resistant bright white polycotton canvas with a pronounced textured surface that is good for colour reproductions. The canvas is suited for non-framed or framed artistic and portraiture reproductions.
You have options on how you would like your canvas picture stretched, and these will determine whether the canvas will be supplied in a frame or as a ready to hang canvas. The easiest way to understand and demonstrate the different options is to upload an image and select the different styles. As the selection changes, look at how the visualisation on the right-hand side changes.
You also have the option to change the colourisation of the image to either Black and White, or Sepia. Again, selecting this option will give you a better understanding of the differences and will help you make the right decision.
A mount is the coloured surround that goes around your artwork before being fitted inside the wooden or metal frame surround. Although a picture 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. Mounts cannot be used when framing a stretched canvas.
The images below show a graphical example of how the same image with look with and without a mount.
Single or Double Mount?
If you opt to have a picture 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".
Mount Border Widths
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 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 mouldings, 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.
If you are framing a canvas picture, there will be the additional category of canvas floater frames which are the modern framing option.
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.
Glazing is not used when framing a stretched canvas.
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 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.
As you are purchasing a complete framed picture (assuming you select a picture frame), you do not need the majority of the general accessories shown here. You may require some hooks for the wall or you have the option of a Stand Up Back for pictures smaller than 320 X 320mm.
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.