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Measuring Guide

Prints or Posters



Nearly all prints and posters these days will have the overall size of the paper printed on the packaging somewhere, which will be the basic overall size of the print or poster and handy if you wish to see the full paper size, but many prints and posters will have a white border going around the outside edge of the main feature or the name of the artist printed underneath. Measure what you wish to put into the picture frame.
 


Photographs



It’s common for photographs to have a thin white border around the outside edge of the paper, if this is the case simply measure just inside the white line and trim accordingly otherwise measure what you wish to put into the Frame and again trim accordingly
 


Fabrics – Cross stich for example



We have to assume the item is either already strectched and or in perfect Square - Measure the exact size of the item that you wish to put into the frame.
 


Work on Canvas

 

Place the item on a flat surface, measure from the top left to top right, make a note, then measure bottom left to bottom right, make a note & use the biggest of the two sizes for the Width.
Now measure from the top left to bottom left, make a note, then measure top right to bottom right, make a note & use the biggest of the two sizes for the height.
 


Watercolours



Generally its best to measure just outside the Outermost Painted area’s, this will keep the paper and subject in proportion When framed, & trim accordingly Otherwise measure what you wish to put into the frame & Trim accordingly.
 


Football / Rugby Shirts

 
 
This can be quite a tricky one as most shirts when laid out fully can be bigger than the biggest size we can ship to you with a mount which is 1120mm x 815mm, we find its best if you lay the shirt out on a flat surface and fold the shirt, first at the bottom, if you fold it back up inside it'self and then secondly fold both sleeves inwards, doing this will reduce the shirt enough in order to order a frame, as all shirts are different, signed in different places etc it is impossible for us to offer a generic size. When you are happy you have folded the shirt correctly for display measure the points outermost to the shirt, make a note of the exact size and then add 100mm, this will give the shirt a 50mm border width when placed into the frame, you order the frame size you require and then order a mount in the colour you require with NO opening cut in it for the backing the shirt will sit on, if you require any assistance give us a call and we can help


How to Measure Your Item


If you intend to frame the full item,
you measure the full size
of the item you wish to frame.

the system will account for any
tolerances if any are required.
If you intend to frame
only part of item, you measure the part
of the item you wish to frame.

 The system will account for any
tolerances if any are required.


Frame Designer
 
 
The only measurements required in ' Frame designer ' are the width & height of the item,
the system will automatically account for any tolerances so the item fits perfectly.
 
 

If a mount is added in Frame designer
the system will subtract 8mm from the width & height.
 
The opening will be 8mm smaller than the item.
 
 

This makes the opening sit just over the item by 4mm all around which guarentees a perfect fit.


If  you do require a mount and are certain of the exact opening, add 8mm to the width and height measurment, this will cancle the automatic deduction and make the opening in the mount exact.
 
 
 
Mount Designer 
 
 
 
The only measurements required in ' Mount designer ' are

 
  1. The exact overall width and height of the mount.
  2. The exact width and height of the opening to be cut into the mount.

 



In ' Mount designer ' sizes are cut exactly as you enter.

Unless you are certain of the opening you require, a good idea is to minus ( deduct ) 8mm from the size of your item so the opening when cut, sits 4mm over all around your item.

To explain this is full..

If you have an item that is printed on paper which measures exactly 100mm x 100mm & you enter an opening to be cut into the mount of 100mm x 100mm, the item will fall through the opening !

In this example deducting 8mm from the item size, makes the opening  92mm x 92mm which means the item will sit 4mm behind the opening all around, perfect !



Multi Frame

 

The only measurements required in ' Multi frame ' are the width & height of each item.
 
The system will subtract 8mm from the width & height of each item.
Each opening will be 8mm Smaller than the item.

This makes the opening sit just over the item by 4mm all around which guarentees a perfect fit.
 

 
If you require the openings to be an exact size, Add 8mm onto the width and height measurment
this will cancle the automatic deduction and make the openings exact.

 


How a picture frame moulding is measured

 

 

A - Moulding height

B - Moulding width

C - Rebate depth

D - Rebate width

 

 

How a picture frame is measured for size

 

The size of a Picture frame is the internal / inside size of the frame. This is the ' To fit ' Size.


 

The inside of the frame from the front is Incorrect.

 
 
 
 
The outside of the frame is incorrect
 
 
 
 
 

 
The inside of the frame
underneath the rebate  is correct.

This is the internal / inside 
' To fit ' size of the frame.
 
 


All frames have a rebate.

 

When an item is fitted into a frame, the total viewing area will be approximatly 10mm smaller than the internal frame size. The edges of the item will sit behind the rebate by approximatly 5mm all around.

 

Example with no mount

Example with mount

 
Box frames - how they work.
 
 
Box frames are deep frames that can accomodate a ' frame slip '
The frame slip is mitred and sits inside the frame between the glazing and the  item inside the frame.


Cross section of box frame
Box frame, completed

 

When the item is fitted into the frame, the item sits away from the glazing by the distance as indicated at the end of code of the box frame.  ' 30mm deep box ' is a 30mm deep frame slip for example.