About Your Custom Framed Prints
Show off your artistic side with these handcrafted framed art prints. Stylish and utterly contemporary, your new custom framed prints are an easy and elegant way to turn your home into a bespoke art gallery. With a wide range of sizes and orientations to choose from, you can update bland walls and give them a dose of personality and vibrancy. Choose from an FSC matt black or glossy white box frame to show off your designs. The 32mm depth of the frames will add definition and individuality to your artwork. Instead of glass, we use high-quality acrylic as a pane. This highly durable material adds resilience and a pretty shine to your art. The crystal clear and shatterproof pane is ideal for posting to you or onward as gift, and is ideal for busy households. Print anything from original creations, photography, illustrations and more. You are in complete control. Our specialist inks ensure a high quality, full colour print that lasts.
At a glance
FSC 35mm deep frames
Black or white frame options
Museum standard giclée print
Selection of sizes
203 x 254mm / 8 x 10"
304 x 406mm / 12 x 16"
406 x 609mm / 16 x 24"
609 x 914mm / 24 x 36"
203 x 203mm / 8 x 8"
304 x 304mm / 12 x 12"
406 x 406mm / 16 x 16"
609 x 609mm / 24 x 24"
Handmade in UK
How Your Custom Framed Prints Are Made
Handmade at the Contrado studios in London, your framed prints are crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail. Our team of skilled print technicians, designers and makers work together to print your artwork and craft a beautiful box frame to house it in. Using light fast inks, your art will have stunning full colour and exceptional attention to detail. It is printed with either a full bleed, or with the border width of your choice. Your art is then transferred into the handmade box frame. Once you have selected the size of your choice, the frame is made to match. This ensures a completely bespoke and perfectly made finish. We include a cord hanging and fixings with your frame, so you can install it easily at home.
We use light-fast inks that produce both beautiful, high quality detailing as well exceptional colour reproduction. In order to keep it in optimum condition, we recommend hanging it out of direct sunlight. If your frame gets a little dusty over time, you can wipe it with a dry or slightly damp cloth.
Create a customised box frame with our unique service. Our online design interface allows you to not only upload the image of your choice, but actually decide on the size, orientation, border width and the colour of your frame. We create a back mounted print, meaning the print sits at the back of the frame, giving it a 3D effect. Take advantage of this design and upload an image that is full of depth and colour. It will look so powerful and bold when printed in the box frame, that it will almost look as if it can jump out. Make sure you opt for the border size and frame colour to best complement your print aesthetic.
Out of direct sunlight and inside a frame behind protective glass colour prints can last without significant colour change for 200years, black and white prints for 400years.
How does this product enhance my...
Framed prints and artwork help to enhance a home and show off your decor taste. Whether you want to print photography, artwork or designs, your home can be instantly updated when placing one of these frames on your wall. To make a statement above your mantle place, print a vibrant design onto our largest frame size. Select the widest border to frame your image and then choose from the black or white frame to make your artwork really pop and standout against the wall.
These custom framed art prints are a fun and innovative way to complement any business or company. For owners of beauty salons or hairdressers, you can use these frames to create a calm and serene environment for your clients. Print beautiful photography to complement the zen vibe of your establishment, and opt for the white frames to enhance the calm atmosphere. You could even use them as a welcoming tool to place on individual treatment room's doors.
If you are looking for a new product line to offer your clients, then these contemporary box frames make a unique and stylish choice. As a designer, it is important to create a line of products that will appeal to your customers. These frames are perfect, as they will suit the majority of decors. Choose from a white or black frame and print a selection of original art pieces. You can offer them to your customers in different sizes to suit their needs and create an affordable yet original art line.
Frequently asked questions:
How big are the framed prints?
We understand that every home is different, and as such the size of your customised art prints is completely personal. Whether you are looking for a small frame or a large one, we have several size options, as well as different orientations (portrait and landscape). You can see the sizes that we currently stock above. We plan to add more sizes, so get in touch if there is a particular size that you are looking for.
Is it easy to design custom framed prints online?
It is so easy to create custom picture frames online. Our unique service means you can print and frame your artwork in one simple step. Once you have chosen which artwork you want to print, you can then select the size, frame colour, and border width. Our online design interface makes it easy to select these options, and if you ever need any further assistance, our customer service team are happy to help.
What will my print actually look like?
What your print looks like largely depends on your customisation choices. You can select from an FSC matt black or glossy white box frame to house your print, which we place at the back of the frame to create depth and perspective. The pane is made from an anti-glare acrylic, which is both durable and gives a beautiful shine. Choose the size of the border width and the dimensions to complete the customisation.
Browse Designer Framed Prints
Browse our range of designer framed prints. Handmade in London and printed with original artworks from the #ContradoCreatives.
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important, choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.