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Choosing a Picture Frame Material

A handy guide to picture framing hardware

Here's a short guide to helping you choose the right picture frame material. We'll take a quick look at the most common types of frames, as well as the various finishes available with them.

I love framing photos because it gives you a chance to finalise the appearance of an image. It's the last little bit of creativity in the process of photography. Choosing the appropriate picture framing hardware is an important part of this, so I want to help you get it right!

Should you need any advice on how to frame a picture after reading this article, then follow my practical instructions here: How To Frame a Picture.

 

Why Not Frame Photos Online?

Click, click, done! It doesn't give you the same sense of satisfaction, but when you feel like being lazy online framing is the way to go!

 

Most Common Types of Picture Frame Material

 

 

Wood

 

The majority of picture frames are made from wood. There are loads of cool ways to finish a wooden frame and alter its aesthetics:

 

 

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Here's where to print cards that will impress your customers but won't break the bank.

 

Metal

 

Plastic/Acrylic

 

Plastic and acrylic frames are a simple, neat and practical way to frame pictures. They are increasingly popular materials and I think these kinds of frames can look very cool. They tend to be thin (depth) and shiny, with clean, sharp corners.

 

Other Parts of Picture Framing Hardware

 

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