12×16 prints are a great way to show off your favorite photos, but what size frame do you need for them?
Here are some tips on finding the perfect frame for your 12×16 print.
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One common question we get here at Framed Art by Tilliams is what size frame do I need for a 12×16 print? The short answer is that you’ll need a frame that’s at least 13×17 inches. But there are a few things to keep in mind when selecting a frame for your 12×16 print.
first, the 12×16 print size is a standard printing size, so you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to finding a frame. You can find pre-made frames at most any store that sell frames, or you can order a custom frame from us here at Framed Art by Tilliams.
second, when choosing a frame for your 12×16 print, you’ll want to make sure that the frame is large enough to allow for matting. We recommend using a mat with an opening that’s at least 11×14 inches, which will give you about 1 inch of matting all the way around your print. If you’re not planning on using a mat, then you’ll want to make sure the frame is at least 13×17 inches.
Finally, keep in mind that the 12×16 print size is just the image size – the actual paper size will be slightly larger. So if you’re ordering a framed print from us here at Framed Art by Tilliams, we’ll add an extra 1/2 inch all the way around your image for matting, and an additional 2 inches all the way around for the frame itself. That means your final framed print will be about 16×20 inches.
Sizing Your Frame
When you are ready to purchase a frame for your 12×16 print, there are a few things you need to take into account. The first is the frame size. You will want to make sure that the frame is large enough to fit the print without any issues. The second is the matting. You will want to make sure that the matting is properly sized for the frame and the print. The third is the glass. You will want to make sure that the glass is the right size for the frame and the print.
Consider the matting
The first step in finding the perfect frame size for your 12×16 print is to consider the matting. You’ll want to leave at least a 2-inch border of matting around the print itself to allow for proper framing. That means your frame should have an opening that’s at least 16×20 inches.
If you’re planning on using a double mat (a secondary mat that goes around the primary mat), you’ll need to factor that into your measurements as well. A double mat will add an additional 2 inches of width and height to your frame, so you’ll need a frame with an opening that’s at least 20×24 inches.
Once you’ve considered the mats, you can start looking at specific frame sizes. For a 12×16 print, some common frame sizes that will work are 16×20, 18×24, and 20×24. These are just a few options – there are many other sizes that will work as well. Ultimately, the best way to find the perfect size frame is to try different options until you find one that looks right with your print and fits into your space.
Consider the frame style
When you’re considering what size frame to use for a 12×16 print, the first thing you need to think about is the style of frame you want. If you want a frame that will stand out, go for something with a bolder style. If you want something that will blend in with your other decor, go for a more simple design.
Once you’ve decided on the style of frame, you can start thinking about the actual size. If you want the frame to be the focal point of the room, go for a bigger size. If you want it to be more subtle, go for a smaller size.
Keep in mind that the size of the frame will also affect how much of the print is visible. If you want all of the print to be visible, go for a smaller frame. If you don’t mind if some of the print is covered up, go for a bigger frame.
Consider the print itself
When you’re trying to determine what size frame to get for a 12×16 print, the first thing you need to consider is the print itself. If the print is matted, then you need to take the matting into account when you’re sizing your frame. For example, if the print is matted to an 8×10, then you would need a frame that is at least 8.5×10.5 in order to accommodate the matting.
If the print is not matted, then you have a little more flexibility when it comes to choosing a frame size. You can opt for a frame that is slightly larger than the print itself, or you can choose a frame that is exactly the same size as the print. If you plan on framing multiple prints together, then you will need to make sure that all of the frames are exactly the same size in order to create a cohesive look.
In conclusion, you will need a frame that is at least 12×16 inches in order to fit your 12×16 print. However, we recommend opting for a frame that is slightly larger in order to give your print some breathing room and create a professional-looking display. If you have any questions about choosing the right frame for your artwork, please don’t hesitate to contact us!