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HELP WITH PRINT SIZING

So you'd like to purchase a print from us? Awesome! Are you confused by some of the options? Or maybe you have an idea of what you want but are in need of some additional help? We recommend that you first check out our Prints page, which will explain the various materials and provide examples of each. Once you've done that, this page will help with our sizing options and will help you select the right size for your space.

If you would like personalized help with your purchase, we offer that! Check out our personalized consultation services here. We are happy to help with all projects, whether it's one piece or ten!

SIZE: HOW TO CHOOSE

The size choice is an important one and it depends on two things:

(1) Where you plan to display your piece (2) How you plan to display your piece

WHERE

You want your piece to fit the space well. Too big is too much and your print will drown out the rest of the space. Too small is not enough and your print will get lost in the space.

Grab a ruler or a tape measure and use that to help visualize what a print of any given size would look like in that space. You could also measure the space you have and try to imagine the print size that would look best in that space. The example here shows a print that has an appealing amount of blank space around it and thus fits the wall nicely. This is all personal preference however. The best piece is the piece that looks good to you!

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HOW

Embossed Paper

FOR FRAMING PAPER PRINTS YOURSELF

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FRAMED WITH MAT

Often frames will come with a mat, whether it's white, black, or some other color. If they don't, mats can easily be purchased on their own. Any mat will take a certain size print which will be mounted inside the mat. The print size you should choose is the size that the mat requires. An example is an 11x14 frame that takes an 8x10 print inside the mat. In this case, keep in mind that while your print size might be 8x10, the overall size for your space is the outside dimensions of the frame.

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FOR FRAMING PAPER PRINTS YOURSELF

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FRAMED WITHOUT MAT

Here you will insert your print directly into the frame without the mat. With this method, you will want to stick your print onto a backing board of some kind. Often frames will come with this as well. In this case, your print size should match the overall interior size of the frame. In the example used previously, this would be 11x14. keep in mind that while your print size might be 11x14, the overall size for your space is the outside dimensions of the frame.

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FOR ALL OTHER 

MATERIALS

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STAND-ALONE PIECE

If the piece that you are ordering is anything other than a paper print, or you'd like to simply hang your paper print, the size that you order will be the overall size of your piece. Whether you're ordering a framed print, metal print, or acrylic print, the size that you order will closely match the overall size of your delivered piece. This makes your size decision more straightforward.