Multi Aperture Frame & Mount Designer
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A beautiful framed photograph or print is the perfect addition to any room. Whether you're capturing a snapshot of a fun family holiday, or paying homage to your favourite film, the right image can make a world of difference to a living room, bedroom or office. Unfortunately, without the right frame, even the most captivating of pictures can be made to look cheap, out of place and even downright ugly. That's where EasyFrame can help.
Not only do we offer a variety of quality picture frames and mounts, we can also supply our customers with multi aperture picture frames. These are frames that come with a mount featuring multiple openings. They're perfect for housing a collection of photographs, but can also be a great option for postcards, or smaller drawings or prints.
Best of all? EasyFrame provides custom-made multi picture frames, meaning you can tailor your frame to your exact specifications and dimensions, right down to the last millimetre. You can also choose between a number of different frame and mount styles and colours, allowing you to create something that perfectly compliments the interior where it will be displayed.
Getting hold of a frame that perfectly suits a collection of images or photographs can be pretty difficult - but not with EasyFrame's straightforward custom service. We provide high-quality frames and mounts of every style and size, meaning all you have to worry about is filling in those dimensions, choosing the perfect mount and frame, and clicking 'Add To Basket'.
What's more, if you order online from us today, we can guarantee that your custom frame will be dispatched in one to three working days. Picture framing has never been this quick and easy.
Choosing Layout and Sizes
The easiest way to understand how our website works is to have a play around to familarise yourself with the various controls and options.
At EasyFrame, our custom multi picture frames can include up to 64 apertures in a 8x8 layout. You can also fine-tune the sizes of every single aperture, which is good news if you are looking to frame a variety of photos or images in differing sizes.
You should have a general idea of how many apertures you require, the layout you require, and you should have accurate measurements written down for each aperture. When you are ready to start creating your multi aperture layout you will need to click the button directly under the 'Select Layout' text and select the correct number of apertures across and down. Once selected, the size table underneath will refresh to your selected layout, and you will need to enter the individual size for each aperture before clicking the 'Update All Apertures' button.
The visualisation will update as you confirm any changes, and will help you ensure you have entered the details correctly.
Single or Double Mount?
You can select between a single or double mount using the toggle switch labelled 'Single/Double'.
By selecting a double mount you will be able to choose two colours for the two mount layers, top and bottom. The general rule is that the bottom mount would be a darker colour which picks out a dominate colour in the artwork, whilst the top mount would be a lighter, neutral colour. If you are unsure, just try selecting a double mount and look how the visualisation changes. This will give you a much better understanding of the double mount option.
Mount Border Widths
The border widths can be increased or decreased by changing the value in the relevant box. Changing the border width will amend the width on all 4 sides equally.
The gap between each aperture is set by default to be 50% of the top border width, i.e. if you set the top mount width to 40mm, the gap between each aperture will be 20mm. This is the recommended ratio and keeps the proportions visually correct. However, by deselecting the 'Default Gap' checkbox, you will be able to amend the gap between each aperture as required.
To Take Image Size or Exact Image Size?
The default option on our website is for us to cut the opening of the mount 4mm smaller than the size entered so the mount will 'take' that image size, i.e. it will just overlap the image. You can change this option so that the mount opening is cut to the exact size entered. Selecting this option means we will cut the opening to the exact size entered. This option is useful for more advanced framers who have already made the neccessary allowances.
Picture Frame Selection
The most important step in creating your perfect multi aperture frame is choosing the right frame. We stock an excellent variety of wooden and metal frames in white and black, and bright, dark and natural colours. We even offer a selection of ornate, gold, silver and bronze frames, which are perfect for adding a little touch of glamour and sophistication to your room.
The main thing to bear in mind is how well your chosen frame compliments the pictures it will hold, and the interior where it will hang. If you are ordering a fairly large frame holding many images, for instance, it may be a good idea to opt for a framing style that is narrow and minimalist.
We have a range of around 500 different frame styles to choose from. To obtain a price for a particular frame just click on the moulding image and check the price above the visualisation or in the order review. Every frame is priced differently and we have tried to cover all budgets from very basic/simple frames to beautiful hand finished mouldings fit for any masterpiece.
Some mouldings are not suitable for larger frame and therefore each moulding has a limit to how big we can make the frame. Our website will automatically remove moulding that we deem unsuitable for the sizes you enter. Therefore you cannot order very thin wooden profiles for large frames as they will simply fall to pieces.
You can use the sort options to arrange the moulding types by price or width to make searching for your perfect frame easier.
Click on the icon by each moulding name to view all the information available, including width, height, rebate depth and material, as well as more images. Please note that the moulding rebate will overlap the glazing, artwork & backing to ensure it doesn't fall out. The rebate overlap does vary between moulding but it is approximately 5mm. You also have the option to order a small sample selection by clicking the 'Order Sample' link in the detailed information window. A small charge is applicable for samples to cover our postage costs.
Hopefully every moulding you can see is available and in stock as we remove all moulding which are out of stock using an automated system which updates every 30 minutes. Discrepancies are very rare but we will contact you with options if a moulding is out of stock.
The glazing, aka glass, is the protective front of the picture frame that covers your artwork, and is essential for the majority of framing work. We offer four different glazing options for your custom made picture frame.
- 1.8mm Clear Acrylic Glazing - Premium quality acrylic glazing which offers higher light transmission properties & better UV protection when compared with standard glass. Our default/standard option and suitable for everything that requires glazing.
- 2mm Anti Reflective UV100 Plexiglas Gallery - UV protection greater than 99.7%, Light Transmission of over 92%, No Inherent Colour(such as greenish or greyish tinge) and increased break resistance - Data Sheet. Anti Reflective has a diffused finish and WILL reduce the clarity of the artwork by making it duller. We only recommend this glazing if you specifically need to prevent glare and reflections, i.e. your picture is in a window or close to a light. Anti Reflective Glazing is not recommended if you are framing with a mount as it will be spaced away from your artwork which reduces the clarity further.
- 3mm Clear UV100 Plexiglas Gallery - UV protection greater than 99.7%, Light Transmission of over 92%, No Inherent Colour(such as greenish or greyish tinge) and increased break resistance - Data Sheet. 50% thicker than our standard clear acrylic. Suitable and recommended for any valuable or irreplaceable artwork.
- No Glazing - Reduce the cost by having no glazing(glass) included. Some types of art such as oil paintings, are commonly framed without any glazing in front of them.
Please do not be put off by the term 'Acrylic'. We do not use cheap styrene glazing commonly found in frames imported from the Far East and sold by budget department stores. Our standard 1.8mm Clear Acrylic glazing is far superior to normal glass in many ways. It is visually better than glass by offering a higher level of clarity and it also offers a far greater level of UV protection.
We do not supply glass with any frames that are sent via courier due to the increased risk of breakage. If you are opt to collect your frame from either Bedford or Kettering we will be able to supply glass providing you email this request as soon as your order has been placed.
If ordering a custom picture frame, it will be supplied with everthing you require to fit your picture into the frame and attach the hanging accessories to the back of the frame. Some types of artwork, such as Oil Painting may require additional fixing, and you will require wall fixing such as the hook and pin sets available on our website.
These tapes and accessories will help create a professionally finished picture frame but are not essential.
Kraft tape is highly recommended to seal the back of the frame once the artwork has been fitted. Sealing the back of the frame with provide a more professional look as well as adding additional security and strength to the frame.
Ph7-70 tape and Conservation Barrier Board is recommended for all artwork, but in particular any artwork that carries any value. The tape is used to hinge the artwork to the mount, whilst the barrier board is used to create a barrier board between the artwork and the MDF backing board.
Some of these optional extras are only suitable for certain frames. These options will be removed from any orders should you change to an unsuitable frame style.
Foamboards and spacers are only suitable for frame with a rebate depth of 20mm or more, and the stand up back option is only available for frame size 320 X 320mm or smaller.