Set the scene with the frame moulding – choosing the right style will show off the art, especially when you consider your own interior décor as well.
Our experienced design team has sourced an extensive collection of high quality, solid-wood mouldings to suit all art styles. They are sourced with care to ensure the timber is of a recognised origin and we often deal directly with the mill, to further ensure quality and traceability back to the forest source.
The picture mount draws the eye in to the artwork. The functional role of the mount is to create a gap between the artwork and the glazing which helps prevent damage from condensation or prints sticking to the glazing. We only use acid-free mount-board, which eliminates the risk of burn – staining of the print due to contaminants leeching from the board. Our mounts are also white-core, which means the cut bevel-edge nearest the print remains crisp and white; lesser quality boards quickly discolour.
The glazing plays a vital role in protecting your artwork from scratches, dirt and dust. For safety reasons, we use Perspex in all our products, which is incredibly high quality and ensures immaculate clarity and colour accuracy.
To ensure your artwork retains its looks over time, it is bonded to an acid-free backing board. This prevents the print from wrinkling and from slumping within the frame. To finish off, we add a rigid backing board, which is secured and then all joints taped. This prevents the ingress of dust and any troublesome insects, as well as adding rigidity to the frame so it’s ready for hanging, and admiring.
Our team of framers cut, join and assemble every frame by hand – each one is a labour of love. We value quality above all else so the whole process is overseen by our Master Framer who ensures standards are maintained every step of the way. To help you get your work of art up on the wall as quickly as possible, each frame comes with hanging fittings.
The images you see on this site are available as art paper or canvas prints in a variety of sizes. A selection of frames is also available from our framing studio. Some of the larger print sizes will not be available to select for certain small images due to the file sizes.
Art Paper prints are printed on a thick matt paper and have a slight texture, which gives a picture the feel of a water colour painting. The print is produced using Giclée inks, which make the colours slightly more vibrant than on standard Satin prints.
Canvas prints come either stretched over a wooden frame ready to hang on a wall, or rolled up for you to frame yourself. If ordering from outside the UK, postage and packaging costs are likely to mean it is cheaper to purchase a rolled canvas and have stretched locally when you receive it.
Frame details can be viewed by clicking on the "View frame detail" information button under the frame selector. Clicking on the button opens a panel showing a close-up and section view of the moulding.
Fitzwilliam Museum Prints uses the latest digital technology. However, because the original images in our collection come in all shapes and sizes and are not cropped or distorted, there are no standard sizes. This means that different images will have different sized borders. When you order a print, the product choice screen will give you an approximate idea of how the image will fit on different print and frame sizes. You may therefore decide to choose a print size that best suits the dimensions of your image.
Art Print Frames
* size varies depending on the aspect ratio of the image. If an image has say an aspect ratio of 4:3 (width to height) and you wanted to buy a 1.00m x *m sized canvas, then the image size on the canvas would be 1.00m wide by 0.75m high.
When ordering canvas prints, we offer sizes in 0.25m increments, starting at 0.5m (these increments being the length of the longest side of the image).
Rolled canvas prints are shipped with a 75mm white space around the image to enable you to get it stretched properly. The largest rolled canvas print we currently produce is 1.25m x 0.95m.
Stretched canvas prints are shipped using 25mm stretcher bars for A4 size canvases and 35mm stretcher bars for the larger size canvases. The image is printed with a white border so that it is this white canvas that is wrapped around the edge of the stretcher bars. The larger sizes have a crossbar. The largest stretched canvas print we currently produce is 1.25m x 1.00m.
If for some unforeseen reason a particular order cannot be fulfilled you will be contacted by Customer Services.