I know that framing can feel a little daunting, but here are some tips to help you make framing your Parima print a breeze.
I always recommend starting with your local frame shop, and if your print is over 24"x36" then it might be your only option. Independent framers can be surprisingly affordable and incredibly knowledgable in helping you find the perfect frame style that fits both your decor while properly protecting your Parima print's longevity. Additionally, they often times deliver the final piece right to your home, either for free or for a small fee. They also may offer installation services, which is really handy when you're dealing with a giant 60"x40" frame!
Big Box Stores and Pre-made Frames
Hobby places like Michaels, Aaron Brothers, and Hobby Lobby offer custom framing.
If you're a DIYer I recommend pre-made frames from West Elm, Target, and Ikea or custom-made frames from Frame Destination Highland Hardware, and Picture Frames.
Online Full Framing Service
Using an online framing service such as FrameBridge, LevelFrames, or SimplyFramed is a convenient way to get prints under 40"x40" and 24"x36" framed. Best of all, I can ship the print directly to them so that all you'll have to do is wait for it to arrive at your door ready to hang. All I'll need is the shipping label that they provide you with.
Whatever method you choose, I always recommend the following options whenever possible:
- Choose UV glass or acrylic glazing over standard glass/acrylic. The highest option for this is called Museum glass. If working with an in-person framer they can help you decide between glass or acrylic, as they each have their place. Most online framers use acrylic.
- If using a mat I highly recommend choosing one made of cotton rag vs the regular paper ones. This will help prevent the dreaded "mat burn" around the edges where the mat touches the print.
- White, natural wood, or gold colored frames work well with my art.