Canvas Stretching and Framing Service
- printed photos
- oil painting on canvas
Here is a glossary and explanation of the key terms we use to describe the sizing of our picture frames.
Image Size: This refers to the size that you enter, we always recommend entering the full size of your prints, artworks, puzzles and so on. We build our frames around this image size so no matter what options you add to your frame, it will be designed to fit the image size you enter.
If you choose to upload & print your images, we lock the Image Size to the ratio of your image, this way it will never stretch or be warped. You'll notice that with your image uploaded for printing, if you enter in a width the height will automatically calculate, and vice versa.
Visible Size: This is an approximation of what you will visually see after your image has been placed in the frame. Whether you order a frame with or without a matboard, your image has to be overlapped by a small amount in order to fit correctly.
Glass Size: This refers to the glass and backing size that fits within the frame.
Outer Size: This is an approximation of the full width and height of the entire finished picture frame, edge to edge. Please note it is only an approximation and if you need an accurate outer dimension, let us know in the order comments.
MDF is a 3mm thick compressed wood backing. It is rigid and durable, and will let you swap your images and photos easily. MDF is not acid-free. This is the cheapest (free!) backing we offer.
Adhesive Foamcore is a lightweight backing that has a peel and stick layer for dry mounting your prints flat to the backing. When done correctly, this results in the flattest finish out of all 3 backings. All our foamcore options are acid-free to protect your images from fading for longer periods of time. We highly recommend this option if we are printing your images for you. Available in 3 or 5mm thicknesses.
Non-Adhesive Foamcore is a lightweight backing that allows you to easily swap your images in and out. All our foamcore options are acid-free to protect your images from fading for longer periods of time. We recommend this option if you aren't confident with dry mounting your photos with Adhesive Foamcore. Available in 3 or 5mm thicknesses