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What size photo frames should I buy?

At CuppaDecor™, we understand that choosing the right photo frame size for your prints can be a common query. That's why we've curated a helpful guide to assist you in selecting the perfect frame size for your new prints. We've included our favorite frame sizes, reliable places to purchase them, and provided easy-to-understand measurements to simplify the process. Additionally, we'll share a valuable tip for framing your prints effectively.

For table-top displays, our print sizes typically include A6 and A5. These compact sizes are ideal for enhancing side-tables, fireplaces, and dressing room tables. If you intend to hang your prints on the wall, we recommend considering larger sizes such as A4, A3, and A2, as these dimensions are better suited for wall frames.

If you find our print sizing a bit confusing, here's a helpful rule of thumb: each size is exactly double the size of the one that came before it. This sequential progression allows for easy visualization and selection.

Rest assured, we strive to make your print-buying experience as seamless as possible, ensuring that you find the ideal frame size to complement your cherished prints.

For example;

  • A6 is our smallest size and measures 10.5 x 14.85 cm (roughly 4 x 6 inches)
  • A5 is therefore double the size of an A6, measuring at 14.85 x 21 cm (roughly 6 x 8 inches)
  • A4 is then double the size of an A5, measuring 21 x 29.7 cm (roughly 8 x 12 inches)
  • A3 is then double the size of an A4, measuring 29.7 x 42 cm (roughly 12 x 16 inches)
  • A2 is then double the size of an A3, measuring 42 x 59.4 cm (roughly 16 x 23 inches)

So what frame size should I buy?

Finding the perfect frame size can be a crucial step before making a purchase. Before rushing out to buy your photo frames, take a moment to ensure you've selected the right size for your specific needs. While it may seem obvious, it's important to note that there is a wide variety of frame sizes available on the market.

As a general guideline, it's worth considering that many retailers label and sell photo frames based on the visible window area, typically measured in inches rather than centimeters. This measurement refers to the dimensions of the photo or artwork that the frame can accommodate.

To simplify your decision-making process and save you the headache of searching through numerous options, we've carefully curated a list of our top recommendations below. These sizes have proven to be popular choices among our customers:

By following this guide, you can confidently select the ideal frame size for your specific requirements. Whether you're displaying cherished memories or showcasing artwork, finding the perfect frame will enhance the overall presentation and add a touch of elegance to your space.

Top Tip: Properly Mounting Your New Prints

When it comes to mounting your prints, avoid using sellotape or similar conventional tapes. Over time, these tapes tend to dry out, causing your prints to detach from the mounted window. To ensure a secure and long-lasting display, we highly recommend using Framers Tape, specially designed for framing and mounting purposes. You can find this tape easily on Amazon by following this link.

Framers Tape is distinguished by its brown color and is specifically formulated to safeguard your prints without causing damage. While it may have a slightly higher cost, investing in this tape will ultimately make your life easier and preserve the quality of your prints for years to come.

By opting for Framers Tape, you'll achieve a professional and reliable mounting solution that ensures your prints stay securely in place. Say goodbye to the worries of prints falling off and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your cherished artwork will remain intact over time.