About Your Custom Picture Frames
As well as being able to print whatever you want onto the actual frame, you will also receive a free 6 x 4" photo print of your choice. Create your own artistic photo frame by printing anything from patterns, to designs, to photography. Every frame is handmade to order and features a stunning, glossy finish. You can opt for either a landscape or portrait orientation, as well as choosing to use the stand or wall hanging option to display your frame. These make wonderful and thoughtful gifts, as well as a great way to bring your art into your own home.
At a glance
2 hanging options
Solid wood frame
Beautiful glossy finish
Picture Frame Size
Frame: 8 x 10 inch
Print: 6 x 4 inch
Handmade in UK
How We Make Your Custom Picture Frames
Handmade in London, your custom photo frames are a beautifully crafted piece of homeware. Our team of expert technicians and craftsmen take a solid piece of sustainable wood and cut it to size. They then cut out the photo area in the centre of the frame. The back of the frame has a simple to use opening, so pictures and photos can be removed and added quickly and easily. Our specialist printing method actually bonds the ink to the wood, so your designs will not scratch or peel off. The wall hanging hooks, stand and other components are then attached by hand to complete the body of the frame. Once complete, your frame is given a glossy finish, which gives it a beautiful lustre.
Your new photo frame is easy to look after. Thanks to the glossy finish, if you find the frame gets a little dirty or dusty, a simple wipe with a wrung out cloth should make it look like new again.
Your designs are printed all over the single piece of wood used to make your frame. When deciding what designs to upload, consider that there is a central piece of wood that is removed to make the photo area. In the design tool, you will be able to see just what parts of the frame are removed. It is important you take this into consideration, so no major parts of your artwork are lost in the production process. If you have an existing print that you are keen to use, but that isn't the right shape, maybe try playing around with the proportions, so that it would work within the frame layout. You can see previews of how it will look online before you order, so keep experimenting until you have it just right.
How does this product enhance my...
As a special gift or a fun and unusual way to display photography or art, these custom picture frames are just brilliant. Each custom frame is handmade in London and can be printed with your own artwork. If you are keen to put your favourite photos on display, but are not a fan of typical picture frames, then designing your own is a great way to make them more your taste. Upload anything from typography to photos to even your own artistic creations.
Photograph day at school is always a big deal, and big business for the photographer! If you own a photography business and work during school picture day, then consider adding these custom photo frames to your catalogue. Instead of just offering basic prints for parents to purchase, offer a totally customised photo frame featuring their favourite photos taken that day. Each frame comes with a free 6 x 4" photo included. It is a unique and fun option that parents will love.
The print reproduction on our custom picture frames is remarkable. It is the perfect canvas for showing off artwork. Design your own frames with original art created by you, and see your creations come to life in an innovative and unique way. These frames give your customers and clients an opportunity to add splashes of your creations to their home decor, in a way that might not have necessarily have thought of. Add them to your catalogue and experiment with a fun new product.
Frequently asked questions:
What are the custom picture frames made from?
Your new frame is handmade in London. It is made from one piece of solid wood, which is cut and shaved down by hand by our team of skilled craftsmen. This gives the frame a bespoke quality you will love.
What do the custom photo frames look like?
These frames are a pleasure to look at. Handmade from one piece of solid wood, your frame is printed with your designs, edge to edge, before being given a glossy finish for a high lustre look.
Will the frame fit on my bedside table?
These frames are the perfect size for most tables and mantelpieces. They measure 8 x 10" and can be printed in either landscape or portrait. If free standing is not possible with your space, use the wall hanging option.
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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.