Typical Image, Matte and Frame Sizes

 

Here are some typical picture frame sizes and the corresponding matted image print area dimensions.

 

A typical 16 x 20 inch matted image ready for framing contains a 10 x 14 inch print area with approximately a 3 inch matte boarder.

A typical 18 x 24 inch matted image ready for framing contains a 12 x 18 inch print area with approximately a 3 inch matte boarder.

A typical 20 x 28 inch matted image ready for framing contains a 14 x 21 inch print area with approximately a 3.25 inch matte boarder.

Frame sizes are stated based on the size of the matted image dimensions. Frame boarder widths vary with design.

 

General Image Print Size Constraints

The maximum suggested image print size is listed for each image.

Images printed larger than this suggested size may appear somewhat blurred when observed up close.

All prints are made with uncompressed, high bit count and high pixel count image files to provide maximum print quality.

Unfortunately, the image files available for viewing on this web site are compressed and resampled to a small image size for faster load times and efficient storage usage. This results in web viewable images that contain less detail than the originals.

In some cases, a close-up image crop is also included to provide an indication of the amount of detail available in the full resolution image file. Again, Only full image detail files are used for printing our final high quality product.

Example of somewhat reduced image file content.

Example of somewhat reduced image file content.

Example of significantly reduced image file content.

Example of significantly reduced image file content.