Framing - our hints and tips!
We believe all our prints deserve the best when it comes to frames and display. With this in mind, we’ve put together a handy guide to help you do just this; the frames we use, sourcing your own frames and the easiest ways to guarantee a great display.
We offer a full professional framing service for all our A4 and A3 prints. The frames we use are made from solid wood and use high quality acrylic glazing that is indistinguishable from glass, making for a much lighter and safer frame.
You can chose a framed print on all our print pages, or you can order one separately via our Homeware page and come in both black and white. The LLT frames are made to fit a standard A3 paper size (33cm x 45cm) and every frame includes an A4 aperture mount as we love how that shows off our prints. The full measurements for our standard frames are:
- Outside frame: 45x33cm
- Inside frame: 41x28cm
- Inside mount: 28.5x19.5cm
You can of course, source your own frame. We recommend mounting all our prints for optimal display. However, any frame that fits a 21cm x 29.7cm (A4) print will happily house our signature pieces. Have a look at the list below for frame suppliers with our stamp of approval.
For our A2 pieces you’ll need to locate a frame that fits the standard 54.9x42cm A2 paper size.
Frames we love…
- John Lewis: It’s hard to go wrong with John Lewis’ range of glass frames that come in a good variety of shapes and sizes.
- Casa Chic: UK based company offering simple and chic, independently sourced, hardwood frames.
- Abstract House: Independent UK design studio that offers a solid range of frames all made in the UK, an ideal place to purchase a frame for larger prints.
- Dunelm Mill: If you are looking for something functional and low-budget friendly, Dunelm Mill has a good selection of frames.
- Ikea: Ikea’s reputation precedes itself, the frames do exactly what they say on the tin.
We understand that framing itself can be slightly intimidating. Over the years we have honed the skill of home-framing, so if you are looking to frame yourself, please do follow our tips and tricks to ensure that your print makes it safely into the frame.
- Use a kitchen knife (normal cutlery/butter knife) to lever up the black tabs at the back of the frame;
- Put masking tape (or similar) at the top and bottom of the print, sticky side facing up;
- Hold the mount over the print so you can see it's aligned and then drop the mount onto the tape - you should end up with a lovely mounted print but you can always wiggle the tape if that's not the case;
- Firm up the tape;
- Put the mount back in the frame and use the knife to push down the tabs.
If you have any more frame-related queries don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org where we’ll be happy to answer your questions!