Framing your prints

There are loads of framing choices on the market, but we’ve outlined here some of the best we have found at a reasonable price.

When choosing a frame, you have two basic options, frame with a mount and frame without a mount. It really depends on the look you are going for. A classic look requires a mount, whereas if you like a contemporary look, go for a thin frame profile without a mount.

Many of our print sizes are standard international ‘A’ sizes and frames can be found available for A sizes generally. We recommend the following frames and frame websites.

Nielsen Pearl
In our opinion, these are the best frames if you want to frame without a mount. They are off-the-shelf frames, so no customisation, which also means you can get them delivered fairly quickly. They come in all the A sizes up to A1. They are excellent quality for a reasonable price. For the smaller frames you can also choose between glass and acrylic glazing. The larger frames only have acrylic for safety reasons. We have used lots of these frames over the years and they look great if you are going for the contemporary look.

You can get Nielsen Pearl frames from the Best4Frames website.

They are very good and offer full customisation of your frame, so you can choose the frame profile type, material, mount colour and so on. They are great if you would like a custom size frame and frames with mounts. You will pay more as they are customised, but the quality is superb.

Another option is to visit your nearest Hobbycraft store. They usually have lots of frame options and mounts, so you can pick and choose what you like. They have standard mounts to fit A size prints.