Metro’s Tips From The Experts: Framing Your Prints

With over 37 years of experience working within the visual arts industry Metro prides itself on the creative experts that make up our diverse team- from print technicians and retouchers to framers, scanners and client care – what our team don’t know about photography and print production just isn’t worth knowing!

Today’s tips come from our specialist framers and their advice on planning ahead when framing your photographic or art prints


1. Consider how you intend to present your work before printing (sizing and paper type can work better with certain frame styles).

2. Remember you want to show off the work – the frame should formalise but not dominate the work (less is more).

3. Be practical with what is achievable within your budget and time constraints (the finished product can still look fantastic if you have imagination and plenty of time).

4. Cheap ready-made frames will detract from your work, and may not be any cheaper than some bespoke frame options.


For more information on our bespoke framing service or to pop in and discuss your project plans with our staff just email us or call 020 7865 0000.

IMG © Terrence Donovan The Speed of Light at The Photographers Gallery


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