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Picture Frame Sizes

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Understanding picture frame sizes

We've created this guide to help you understand how sizes work in the framing world, and to clearly explain the options at your disposal. Framing online can at first be a little bit tricky to get your head around, especially if you've never tried it before. We get many questions relating to size of artwork/size of frames for example: 'I have X size picture, what frame size do I need?' . The answer to that question depends on one or two things, as we'll explain below.

Do you want a border (mount) around your picture?

This obviously depends on your personal taste, the type of artwork itself and probably the area where it will be displayed. A picture mount is a type of purpose-made card that you often see in framed artwork and photography.  As you can see below, frames with and without a mount contrast each other strongly: 

picture frame sizes with without mount split	In the first image, we can see the white mount border surrounding the picture. This provides more 'breathing space' around the image, and sets the image away from the frame. Your mount will arrive inside the frame, and will have a cut out/aperture inside to fit your picture size - the cut out that we will send to you will be ever so slightly smaller (3mm) on each side (left, right, top and bottom) to make it easier for you to align the image with the cut out.

In the second image, the picture is framed with no mount border i.e. the image has gone directly into the frame. Generally this is a more popular choice when framing larger posters in contrast with smaller artwork, but again this is completely subjective and down to your personal preference. 

How do mounts affect the size of the frame?

If (for example) you have two prints both of which are the same size, and you would like one of them mounted inside a frame, and one of them straight into a frame with no mount then the overall size of the frames will be different.

The frame with your print and the mount around it will be larger in size overall. This is because you must consider the size of the print + the mount border all away around your print + the frame itself. This would provide a larger external (or wall space) measurement than simply 'your print + the width of the frame around your print'. 

How does this affect the way I choose frames?

We offer both frames that are available in ready made sizes as well as the ability to create your own custom size frames and mounts, so which is the best option? Let's take a look at the following scenarios:

'I don't want a mount - I want the image to go straight into a frame'

In this scenario you'll need to find out whether you have a standard sized picture or not. If your picture is a standard size, you can buy a ready made frame to fit your picture perfectly.

If your picture is an uncommon or non-standard size then don't worry, all you have to do is visit our custom frames page, type in the size of your picture and ensure you select 'no mount, thanks'. Our custom frames are expertly manufactured in wood and available in a huge range of colours and styles.

'Yes, I'd like to have a mount around my picture in the frame'

The easiest way to frame your artwork with a mount included is to head over to our dedicated page. You now have the ability to play around with the different frames styles and colours on offer, as well as the different colours of mounts available. The framing tool also allows you to to adjust the size of the borders of the mount around your picture, allowing you to create some incredibly striking effects.

Make sure you keep an eye on the external size of the custom frame (wall space - viewable in the summary section at the bottom of the custom frames page) as the bigger border sizes around the picture you choose, the larger the outside of the frame will be. 

'I would like a mount around my picture, but in a Nielsen frame'

This is essentially the 'third option' but still a very popular one with our customers. It can also be a little bit tricky to get your head around for the first time. 

First, head over to our dedicated page for creating custom mounts to fit Nielsen ready made frames. Then in Step 1 'About your picture' you'll need to input the size of your picture (you can do this in either mm / cm or inches).

After choosing the colour and style of your mount, you will then reach Step 3 'Which Nielsen frame would you like?'. Here, our website has automatically set the outside dimension (i.e. frame size) of your mount to be the same as a ready made Nielsen frame size (these sizes refer to the picture size the frames are made to accommodate). It then provides a list of all the ready made Nielsen frames that are available for you to fit you current mount into. Remember: the external size of the mount will equate to the standard size Nielsen frame your custom mount will go into. 

As you can see, if you increase the frame size, the borders around your picture will increase and vice versa. You can then choose a frame of your liking from the available list, and add both the frame and mount (and backing mount if you wish) to your basket all in one go. 

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3) Standard Imperial 'Inch' picture frame sizes & conversions

Standard Metric 'A' picture frame sizes

We've added the table and diagram below to help you visualise the proportions involved with 'A' paper/picture sizes. Underneath the diagram, we've also included a list which converts 'A' sizes into MM (millimetres) CM (centimetres) and Inches. Where possible, we've linked directly from the sizes below to the products available in those sizes.  

'A' frame/paper sizes and conversions.  
'A' SizeMillimetres (mm)Centimetres (cm)Inches
 A0 841 x 1189 mm 84.1 x 118.9 cm 33.1" x 46.8" 
 A1 594 x 841 mm  9.4 x 84.1 cm 23.4" x 33.1"
 A2 420 x 594 mm    42.0 x 59.4 cm 16.5" x 23.4"
 A3 297 x 420 mm 29.7 x 42.0 cm 11.7" x 16.5"
 A4 210 x 297 mm 21.0 x 29.7 cm 8.3" x 11.7"
 A5 148 x 210 mm 14.8 x 21.0 cm 5.8" x 8.3"
 A6 105 x 148 mm 10.5 x 14.8 cm 4.1" x 5.8"
 A7 74 x 105 mm 7.4 x 10.5 cm 2.9" x 4.1"
 A8 52 x 74 mm 5.2 x 7.4 cm 2.0" x 2.9"
 A9 37 x 52 mm 3.7 x 5.2 cm 1.5" x 2.0"









A9
Size in MM:
Size in CM:
Size in Inches:
A0
Paper size in MM: 841 x 1189 mm    
Paper size in CM: 84.1 x 118.9 cm         
Paper size in Inches: 33.1" x 46.8" 
A1
Paper size in MM: 594 x 841 mm    
Paper size in CM: 59.4 x 84.1 cm
Paper size in Inches: 23.4" x 33.1"
A2
Paper size in MM: 420 x 594 mm    
Paper size in CM: 42.0 x 59.4 cm
Paper size in Inches: 16.5" x 23.4"
A3
Paper size in MM: 297 x 420 mm     
Paper size in CM: 29.7 x 42.0 cm
Paper size in Inches: 11.7" x 16.5"
A4
Paper size in MM: 210 x 297 mm
Paper size in CM: 21.0 x 29.7 cm
Paper size in Inches: 8.3" x 11.7"
A5
Paper size in MM: 148 x 210 mm
Paper size in CM: 14.8 x 21.0 cm
Paper size in Inches: 5.8" x 8.3"
A6
Paper size in MM: 105 x 148 mm 
Paper size in CM: 10.5 x 14.8 cm
Paper size in Inches: 4.1" x 5.8"
A7
Paper size in MM: 74 x 105 mm
Paper size in CM: 7.4 x 10.5 cm
Paper size in Inches: 2.9" x 4.1"
A8
Paper size in MM: 52 x 74 mm
Paper size in CM: 5.2 x 7.4 cm
Paper size in Inches: 2.0" x 2.9"
A9
Paper size in MM: 37 x 52 mm
Paper size in CM: 3.7 x 5.2 cm
Paper size in Inches: 1.5" x 2.0"

Here we've included a list of common standard metric size print or picture sizes, along with the conversions to MM and Imperial dimensions. 

Metric centimetre paper/frame sizes and conversions
Centimetres (cm)Millimetres (mm)Inches
10 x 15 cm100 x 150 mm4.13" x 5.91"
13 x 18 cm130 x 180 mm5.12" x 7.09"
15 x 20 cm150 x 200 mm5.91" x 7.87"
16 x 16 cm160 x 160 mm6.3" x 6.3"
18 x 24 cm180 x 240 mm7.09" x 9.45"
20 x 20 cm200 x 200 mm7.87" x 7.87"
20 x 25 cm200 x 250 mm7.87" x 9.84"
24 x 30 cm240 x 300 mm9.45" x 11.81"
25 x 30 cm250 x 300 mm9.84" x 11.81"
28 x 35 cm280 x 350 mm11.02" x 13.78"
30 x 30 cm300 x 300 mm11.81" x 11.81"
30 x 40 cm300 x 400 mm11.81" x 15.75"
35 x 100 cm350 x 1000 mm13.78" x 39.37"
40 x 40 cm400 x 400 mm15.75" x 15.75"
40 x 50 cm400 x 500 mm15.75" x 19.69"
40 x 60 cm400 x 600 mm15.75" x 23.62"
45 x 60 cm450 x 600 mm17.72" x 23.62"
50 x 50 cm500 x 500 mm19.69" x 19.69"
50 x 60 cm500 x 600 mm19.69" x 23.62"
50 x 70 cm500 x 700 mm19.69" x 27.56"
50 x 100 cm500 x 1000 mm19.69" x 39.37"
60 x 80 cm600 x 800 mm23.62" x 31.5"
61 x 91.5 cm610 x 915 mm24.02" x 36.02"
70 x 70 cm700 x 700 mm27.56" x 27.56"
70 x 100 cm700 x 1000 mm27.56" x 39.37"




picture frame sizes - metric ruler

10 x 15cm
Paper size in MM: 100 x 150 mm
Paper size in Inches: 4.13 x 5.91 inches
13 x 18cm
Paper size in MM: 130 x 180 mm
Paper size in Inches: 5.12 x 7.09 inches
15 x 20cm
Paper size in MM: 150 x 200 mm
Paper size in Inches: 5.91 x 7.87 inches
16 x 16cm
Paper size in MM: 160 x 160 mm
Paper size in Inches: 6.3 x 6.3 inches
18 x 24cm
Paper size in MM: 180 x 240 mm
Paper size in Inches: 7.09 x 9.45 inches
20 x 20cm
Paper size in MM: 200 x 250 mm
Paper size in Inches: 7.87 x 7.87 inches
20 x 25cm
Paper size in MM: 200 x 250 mm
Paper size in Inches: 7.87 x 9.84 inches
24 x 30cm
Paper size in MM: 240 x 300 mm
Paper size in Inches: 9.45 x 11.81 inches
25 x 30cm
Paper size in MM: 250 x 300 mm
Paper size in Inches: 9.84 x 11.81 inches
28 x 35cm
Paper size in MM: 280 x 350 mm
Paper size in Inches: 11.02 x 13.78 inches
30 x 30cm
Paper size in MM: 300 x 300 mm
Paper size in Inches: 11.81 x 11.81 inches
30 x 40cm
Paper size in MM: 300 x 400 mm
Paper size in Inches: 11.81 x 15.75 inches
35 x 100cm
Paper size in MM: 350 x 1000 mm
Paper size in Inches: 13.78 x 39.37 inches
40 x 40cm
Paper size in MM: 400 x 400 mm
Paper size in Inches: 15.75 x 15.75 inches
40 x 50cm
Paper size in MM: 400 x 500 mm
Paper size in Inches: 15.75 x 19.69 inches
40 x 60cm
Paper size in MM: 400 x 600 mm
Paper size in Inches: 15.75 x 23.62 inches
45 x 60cm
Paper size in MM: 450 x 600 mm
Paper size in Inches: 17.72 x 23.62 inches
Paper size in MM: 500 x 500 mm
Paper size in Inches: 19.69 x 19.69 inches
Paper size in MM: 500 x 600 mm
Paper size in Inches: 19.69 x 23.62 inches
50 x 70cm
Paper size in MM: 500 x 700 mm
Paper size in Inches: 19.69 x 27.56 inches
50 x 100cm
Paper size in MM: 500 x 1000 mm
Paper size in Inches: 19.69 x 39.37 inches
60 x 80cm
Paper size in MM: 600 x 800 mm
Paper size in Inches: 23.62 x 31.5 inches
61 X 91.5cm
Paper size in MM: 610 x 915 mm
Paper size in Inches: 24.02 x 36.02 inches
62 x 93cm
Paper size in MM: 620 x 930 mm
Paper size in Inches: 24.41 x 36.61 inches
70 x 70cm
Paper size in MM: 700 x 700 mm
Paper size in Inches: 27.56 x 27.56 inches
70 x 100cm
Paper size in MM: 700 x 1000 mm
Paper size in Inches: 27.56 x 39.37 inches

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Standard Imperial 'Inch' picture frame sizes

Here we've included a list of common standard imperial size print or picture sizes, along with the conversions to MM/Metric dimensions. 

Standard imperial sizes and metric conversions
InchesCentimetres (cm)Milimmetres (mm)
4 x 4 inch10.16 x 15.24 cm101.6 x 101.6 mm
4 x 6 inch10.16 x 15.24 cm101.6 x 152.4 mm
5 x 5 inch12.7 x 12.7 cm127 x 127 mm
5 x 7 inch12.7 x 17.78 cm127 x 177.8 mm
6 x 6 inch15.24 x 15.24 cm152.4 x 152.4 mm
6 x 8 inch15.24 x 20.32 cm152.4 x 203.2 mm
8 x 8 inch20.32 x 20.32 cm203.2 x 203.2 mm
8 x 10 inch
20.32 x 25.4 cm
203.2 x 254 mm
10 x 10 inch
25.4 x 25.4 cm
254 x 254 mm
10 x 12 inch
5.4 x 30.48 cm
254 x 304.8 mm
11 x 14 inch
27.94 x 35.56 cm
279.4 x 355.6 mm
12 x 12 inch
30.48 x 30.48 cm
304.8 x 304.8 mm
12 x 16 inch
30.48 x 40.64 cm
304.8 x 406.4 mm
14 x 14 inch
35.56 x 35.56 cm
355.6 x 355.6 mm
16 x 16 inch
40.64 x 40.64 cm
406.4 x 406.4 mm
16 x 20 inch
40.64 x 50.8 cm
406.4 x 508 mm
16 x 24 inch
40.64 x 60.96 cm
406.4 x 609.6 mm
18 x 24 inch
45.72 x 60.96 cm
457.2 x 609.6 mm
20 x 20 inch
50.8 x 50.8 cm
508 x 508 mm
20 x 24 inch
50.8 x 60.96 cm
508 x 609.6 mm
20 x 28 inch
50.8 x 71.12 cm
508 x 711.2 mm
20 x 30 inch
50.8 x 76.2 cm
508 x 762 mm
24 x 32 inch
60.96 x 81.28 cm
609.6 x 812.8 mm
24 x 36 inch
60.96 x 91.44 cm
609.6 x 914.4 mm
24 x 40 inch
60.96 x 101.6 cm
609.6 x 1016 mm
27 x 40 inch
68.58 x 101.6 cm
685.8 x 1016 mm
28 x 28 inch
71.12 x 71.12 cm
711.2 x 711.2 mm
28 x 40 inch
71.12 x 101.6 cm
711.2 x 1016 mm
30 x 40 inch
76.2 x 101.6 cm
762 x 1016 mm


imperial picture frame sizes image


Paper size in CM: 10.16 x 10.16 cm
Paper size in MM: 101.6 x 101.6 mm
Paper size in CM: 10.16 x 15.24 cm
Paper size in MM: 101.6 x 152.4 mm
Paper size in CM: 12.7 x 12.7 cm
Paper size in MM: 127 x 127 mm
Paper  size in CM: 12.7 x 17.78 cm
Paper size in MM: 127 x 177.8 mm
6 x 6 inch
Paper size in CM: 15.24 x 15.24 cm
Paper size in MM: 152.4 x 152.4 mm
6 x 8 inch
Paper size in CM: 15.24 x 20.32 cm
Paper  size in MM: 152.4 x 203.2 mm
8 x 8 inch
Paper size in CM: 20.32 x 20.32 cm
Paper  size in MM: 203.2 x 203.2 mm
8 x 10 inch
Paper size in CM: 20.32 x 25.4 cm
Paper  size in MM: 203.2 x 254 mm
10 x 10 inch
Paper size in CM: 25.4 x 25.4 cm
Paper size in MM: 254 x 254 mm
10 x 12 inch
Paper size in CM: 25.4 x 30.48 cm
Paper size in MM: 254 x 304.8 mm
Paper size in CM: 27.94 x 35.56 cm
Paper size in MM: 279.4 x 355.6 mm
12 x 12 inch
Paper size in CM: 30.48 x 30.48 cm
Paper size in MM: 304.8 x 304.8 mm
12 x 16 inch
Paper size in CM: 30.48 x 40.64 cm
Paper size in MM: 304.8 x 406.4 mm
14 x 14 inch
Paper size in CM: 35.56 x 35.56 cm
Paper size in MM: 355.6 x 355.6 mm
16 x 16 inch
Paper size in CM: 40.64 x 40.64 cm
Paper size in MM: 406.4 x 406.4 mm
16 x 20 inch
Paper size in CM: 40.64 x 50.8 cm
Paper size in MM: 406.4 x 508 mm
16 x 24 inch
Paper size in CM: 40.64 x 60.96 cm
Paper size in MM: 406.4 x 609.6 mm
18 x 24 inch
Paper size in CM: 45.72 x 60.96 cm
Paper size in MM: 457.2 x 609.6 mm
20 x 20 inch
Paper size in CM: 50.8 x 50.8 cm
Paper size in MM: 508 x 508 mm
20 x 24 inch
Paper size in CM: 50.8 x 60.96 cm
Paper size in MM: 508 x 609.6 mm
20 x 28 inch
Paper size in CM: 50.8 x 71.12 cm
Paper size in MM: 508 x 711.2 mm
20 x 30 inch
Paper size in CM: 50.8 x 76.2 cm
Paper size in MM: 508 x 762 mm
24 x 32 inch
Paper size in CM: 60.96 x 81.28 cm
Paper size in MM: 609.6 x 812.8 mm
24 x 36 inch
Paper size in CM: 60.96 x 91.44 cm
Paper size in MM: 609.6 x 914.4 mm
24 x 40 inch
Paper size in CM: 60.96 x 101.6 cm
Paper size in MM: 609.6 x 1016 mm
27 x 40 inch
Paper size in CM: 68.58 x 101.6 cm
Paper size in MM: 685.8 x 1016 mm
28 x 28 inch
Paper size in CM: 71.12 x 71.12 cm
Paper size in MM: 711.2 x 711.2 mm
28 x 40 inch
Paper size in CM: 71.12 x 101.6 cm
Paper size in MM: 711.2 x 1016 mm
30 x 40 inch
Paper size in CM: 76.2 x 101.6 cm
Paper size in MM: 762 x 1016 mm

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