What Size Frame Do You Need for an 11×17 Print?

Trying to figure out what size frame you need for an 11×17 print? We’ve got you covered with this quick and easy guide!

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Standard Photo Sizes

In the US, common photo sizes are 4×6 inches, 5×7 inches, and 8×10 inches. But what if you want to frame a panoramic photo or a large print? Here is a list of common large format photo print sizes along with their dimensions in inches (width x height) and centimeters (width x height).

11×14: 11x14in / 27.9×35.6cm

16×20: 16x20in / 40.6×50.8cm

16×24: 16x24in / 40.6x61cm

18×24: 18x24in / 45.7x61cm

20×24: 20x24in / 50.8x61cm

20×30: 20x30in / 50.8 76.2cm

Non-Standard Photo Sizes

When it comes to prints, the most popular photo size is 8” x 10”. But what about when you want to frame other sizes like 11” x 17” posters or large canvases? While custom framing can help you get the perfect frame for any size print, it pays to know a little bit about standard frame sizes and typical sizing for popular prints so you can better anticipate your framing needs.

Non-Standard Photo Sizes
Just because a print is an popular or standard size doesn’t mean that it will fit into a standard frame size. For example, while a 5” x 7” print can be placed into an 8” x 10” frame, there will be a lot of empty space around the photo. To achieve a more tailored look, it’s best to find a custom frame or mat that better fits the dimensions of your print. Here are some other common non-standard photo sizes and theirFrame Size equivalents:
-4″ x 6″ photos: 5″ x 7″ frames (standard) or 8″ x 10″ frames (with mat)
-5″ x 7″ photos: 8″ x 10″ frames (standard) or 11″ x 14″ frames (with mat)
-8″ x 10″ photos: 11” x 14” frames (standard) or 16” x 20” frames (with mat)
-11” x 14” photos: 16” 20” frames (with mat only)
-16” 20”, 18” 24”, 24” 36” photos: 28” 40”, 32” 48”, 36” 48”, 40” 60”, 44“ 60“ 72“ 84“ 96“ (custom only)

Custom Photo Frames

There are many factors to consider when choosing a frame for your 11×17 print, such as the thickness of the mat board, the width of the frame, the style of the frame, and the color of the frame.

The thickness of the mat board is important because it will determine how much of your print is covered. A thicker mat board will cover more of your print, which can be helpful if you want to protect it from damage. However, a thicker mat board can also make your print look smaller.

The width of the frame is also important. A wider frame will make your print look larger, but it may also overwhelm the image. Choose a width that is proportional to the size of your print and that complements the other elements in your room.

The style of the frame should match the style of your room and the other elements in it. For example, if you have a modern room, you might want to choose a sleek, simple frame. If you have a more traditional room, you might want to choose a more ornate frame.

Finally, consider the color of the frame. The color should complement the colors in your room and in your print. A black or white frame will usually work well with any color scheme.