Art Of Framing Printed Photos

The Art Of Framing Printed Photos: Tips For A Professional Look

Prints of photos are a wonderful way to display and preserve memories. However, professional-looking photos require more than just printing. In order to present your printed photos in a way that accurately reflects their value, the right photo frame can make all the difference. Understanding the framing process can make a world of difference whether you’re framing photos for a gallery exhibit, your home, or as a gift. 

We’ll go over some framing advice in this blog post so you can present printed photos in a polished and professional manner.

Choosing The Right Frame For Your Photo

Choosing the right frame is crucial for giving your photo a polished and professional appearance. First, think about the photo’s aesthetic and emotional tone. Is it a professional headshot or a casual photo? A simple, contemporary frame might be more appropriate for a casual photo than a traditional, ornate one.

Next, think about the photo’s colour scheme and the space where it will be displayed. A frame with a warm-toned finish, like gold or bronze, may go well with a photo that has warm tones. A frame in a muted colour, like black or white, may be a good choice to blend in with the surroundings if the room has a neutral colour scheme.

Finally, take into account the sizes of the photo and the frame. To provide a border and prevent the photo from shifting within the frame, the frame should be slightly larger than the image.

Preparing Your Photo For Framing

Making your photo ready for framing is crucial for giving it a polished appearance. The size of your photo should be taken into account first. You must crop your photo if it exceeds the size of the frame. 

It’s a good idea to leave a 1/8-inch border all the way around the picture. Next, make sure there are no dust or fingerprints on your photo. To gently clean the image, use a soft brush or a microfibre cloth. Use acid-free paper to protect the photo if you’re worried about it fading over time. 

Before placing your photo into the frame, check that it is straight and in the middle.

Art Of Framing Printed Photos

Framing Your Photo Professionally

The most important factor in ensuring a polished, high-quality finished product is expertly framing your photo. Here are some pointers to help you achieve the polished appearance you want:

  • Make use of a specialised framing service: Although it may be tempting, a professional framing service can provide knowledge and resources that you might not have access to.
  • Choose materials free of acids: Using backing and matting materials that are acid-free will prevent the deterioration of your photo over time.
  • Make use of proper mounting methods: Depending on the size and material of your photo, there are a number of mounting techniques that can be used to keep your photo flat and secure.
  • Think about the frame design: Select a frame that works with your image and improves its aesthetic appeal without detracting from the subject.
  • Use UV-protective glass: Use UV-protective glass to stop photos from fading in sunlight. UV-protective glass can help protect your photos from fading.

Displaying Your Framed Photo

Putting up a framed photo can really help you showcase your priceless memories. It’s time to consider where to display your photo once you’ve chosen the ideal frame and had it expertly framed. 

Wherever you want to hang your photo, take into account the area and the wall. Smaller photos can add a personal touch to your workspace or bedroom, while larger ones make a statement in a living room or hallway.

Use the right hanging hardware based on the weight of the frame when it comes to hanging your photo. Hang it at the appropriate height, which is typically eye level. Use a level to make sure it is straight. 

If you want to display multiple photos, think about making a gallery wall to arrange them in a pleasing arrangement. The ultimate objective is to showcase your framed photo in a way that both highlights the image itself and improves the aesthetic of your space as a whole.

Final Thoughts

Your printed photos can be beautifully displayed and preserved by framing them. You can create a polished and elegant look by picking the right frame, editing your photo correctly, and professionally framing it. In order to ensure that your framed photo matches your decor and improves the room’s overall aesthetic, remember to think about where and how you will display it. 

Please get in touch with us at Photoland if you need help choosing the ideal frame. We have a large selection of frames to choose from to fit any style or budget, and our staff is always available to help you create the ideal look for your priceless pictures.

Please call us today for your photo album choices at (02) 9235 1933 or leave an enquiry.

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