Dealers About Contact link to Logan on Facebook link to Logan on Twitter link to Logan on Instagram link to Logan on YouTube
Logan's Complete Guide to Picture Framing
Designing With Standard Sizes
Guide Navigation
Introduction to Picture Framing & Matting
Designing Your Picture Frames and Mats
Measuring and Sizing Picture Frames and Mats
Costs of Picture Framing
DIY Picture Frames
Mat Cutting
Mat Cutter Choices
Mat Cutting Help, Troubleshooting and FAQs
Mounting Your Artwork
Glazing with Glass and Plastic
Securing or Fitting your Artwork in a Picture Frame
Finishing Your Artwork

It is helpful to be aware of the standard sizes for the art and framing industry, since mats and boards are often made to standard sizes, glass is often pre-cut to these sizes and many ready-made frames are available in them.

Knowing these sizes will help in choosing the best framing for artwork with regard to availability of framing materials. It is far easier to use a lite (sheet) of precut 16" x 20" glass than to trim the glass to 15" x 19 7/8".

Here is a list of the standard sizes found in the art, craft and picture framing industry. Many of the sizes are based on photography, fine art, or printing paper sizes.

4" x 5"   11" x 14"   24"x 36"

4" x 6"   12" x 16"   26" x 32"

5" x 7"   14" x 18"   30" x 40"

6" x 8"   16" x 20"   32" x 40"

8" x 10"   18" x 24"   36" x 48"

8" x 12"   20" x 24"   40" x 60"

8 1/2" x 11"   22" x 28"   48" x 60"

9" x 12"   24" x 30"   48" x 96"

*Sizes printed in bold are the most common.

Ready-made frames are generally available in the most popular standard sizes.

learning center