Our Handmade Custom Frames

 

To help you get your new art on your walls as quickly as possible, we offer high-quality custom framing. Sturdy, stylish, and expertly built by hand, each wooden frame is professionally assembled and ready to hang. If you'd like our experts to frame your print, simply check the "+Frame" box when you add art to your cart.

More details:

+ You have your choice or a black or white frame color, though we'll always include a suggested frame color based on what we think will best suit each image.
+ 20x200 mats are constructed with white, four-ply archival and acid-free paper with a beveled window, all precision-cut to your image.
+ UV-blocking plexiglass keeps your artwork protected from the sun, pollution, heat, and humidity.
+ Our framers finish with hanging wires, a protective backing, an archival sleeve for the Certificate of Authenticity and Artist Statement, and wall-friendly footers.
+ Our custom-framed prints are made to order by hand, so they take a bit longer to ship. Your framed art will be shipped 2-4 weeks from the date of your order. It travels via FedEx ground, 1-5 days from the shipment date. We think it's worth the wait! 
+We do not currently ship framed art internationally, but we're working on being able to do so in the future.

Float framing:
A few of our custom-framed editions are not framed with a mat. These editions are floated using a hinge float technique. When you select a frame for these artworks, you will see the word "floated" next to the frame description. In this case, the art is attached to an acid-free foam core lift that's hidden behind the work but mounted to a supporting white mat, while a spacer is used between the plexiglass and the surface of the work. The result is a look that keeps your art "floated" in the center of the frame. It's a framing method often used for art with interesting edges or textures, original works, and anything with an artifactual feel.

These prints are not dry mounted in part as a deliberate aesthetic decision (the artist prefers this presentation), and in part because the breathing room permitted by the float allows it to express the characteristics of the paper itself. The floating technique we use is both one of the most common and most archival ways to float frame a piece of art. For preservation, the amount of adhesive that is affixed to the backside of the print is extremely minimal (the sides are actually never affixed). The natural tendency of paper is to "breathe", shifting over time due to changes in moisture and humidity. Affixing the art entirely to a matboard runs the risk of ruining the print (through stretching, warping, etc.) as it reacts to that moisture and humidity without the room to breathe.

Questions about floating? Shoot us an email at support@20x200.com.

Don't see the option to add a frame?
Some larger-sized prints don't list framing options; if you'd like to arrange a consultation about options, please email support@20x200.com and we'll do whatever we can to help.