5×7 picture frames

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A 5×7 picture frame is designed for today’s photos, the size 5×7 relating to the size of the window in the mount card and not the frame size. The overall frame size will depend on the width of the surrounding mount card.

Why not drop by to discuss your framing requirements and see how your 5×7 photos can be enhanced with our wide range of mouldings.

How to measure a photo correctly

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This is how you calculate the overall measurements of a frame. A simple guide for measuring a photo.

Lay your picture on a flat work surface and check it is square with a set square. Measure both the parallel and vertical sides and take the shortest measurement as your picture size.

To get the final window size you need to subtract 5 mils from both the top and sides.

The size of the frame is the sum of the size of the picture plus the width of its surrounding mount card, which by convention, is typically between 45 mils and 50 mils for an average-sized artwork.

Then add an extra 5 mil to the vertical measurement of the surrounding mount card to get the final size of the framed picture excluding the width of the moulding chosen.

A4 frames in Cambridge

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It is uncommon for photographs to be printed on A4 size paper. A4 paper is, 297 mm X 210 mm. Certificates are often printed on A4 paper.

Camframe stocks a range of colourful and plain mouldings ideally suited to A4 size frames.  A3 is twice the size of A4 when the long sides are placed next to one another. Order your A4 frame from Picture framers Cambridge.

White picture frames

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White picture frames are particularly suited to the framing of fine art and photographs. My preferred choice is a brushed white finish rather than a high gloss finish as they are easily scuffed and scratched and notorious for chipping in the corners.

Off-white wood mouldings not only compliment most artworks but can easily be touched up with liming wax.

Black picture frames

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Black picture frames are multi-purpose picture frame. Manufactured in a range of finishes and widths, from high gloss finishes to mat finishes, they are suited to framing black and white photographs, certificates and holiday snaps.

Perhaps the most pleasing on the eye is a plain wood moulding stained black and given a coat of wax. This results in a very attractive and personalized frame. Unlike high gloss black frames which scratch easily, stained frames can be retouched at any time and given a new lease of life.

Swept picture frames

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You will be familiar with swept picture frames from your visits to museums. A traditional moulding type for paintings such as landscapes and also family photos. They would sit pretty incongruously on a modern work of art!

Swept frames are manufactured in standard sizes and because they have ornate corners they cannot be cut down.

A3 poster frame

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A3 is double the size of A4. It is a popular frame size.
A3 size = 297 mm X 420 mm or 29.7 x 42.0cm or 11.69 x 16.53 inches.

There are no standard poster sizes.  Printed material can be printed to any size the client requires. The closest poster size to A3 is 11 x 17 inches. This will make it a bit too narrow and a bit to tall to fit an A3 sized ready frame.

As a professional picture framer I have come across this many times. The customer thinks that a poster sized print will fit into a standard A3 poster frame. They do look at quick glance to be the same size so its always good to check the measurements of your poster before buying a ready frame of A3 size.

The only solution apart from making a bespoke frame up is to cut a narrow surround mount, perhaps of an inch in width.  As a fix I always feel this is unsatisfactory. Posters are designed to have a non-fussy framing solution if they indeed are going to be framed at all.

Cheap photo frames

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Cheap photo frames UK are for sale in store in most cities and online.  Getting the choice of frame you are looking for an be more time consuming that asking your local picture framer to make you up a photo frame.

Camframe can make you cheap photo frames and at the exact size you need and in the moulding that will be the right choice for your photo!