Inexpensive Frames for 12 x 18 Prints

Written by Mark Rogers

For many photo labs, 12 x 18 has become the standard photo print size — even wholesale stores offer twelve by eighteen picture-printing capabilities. Not only can professional photo labs print these sizes, the home photographer can print it as well, usually on 13x19 paper.

The 12 x 8 print size is the first 3:2 ratio compatible with most SLR cameras to become available since the 4x6. However, photographers have become frustrated at the lack of a standard frame size for 12" by 18" prints — even though the print size had become so popular. Some were advised to crop their images to better fit standard size frames or get them custom framed in a shop by an expensive professional.

Standard Sizes for 12 x 18 Photos

Some of our standard sizes for picture frames for these prints are 16x22, 18x24 and 20x26. You can also order a custom picture frame and create a frame of any size that fits these print dimensions.

We’ve always carried picture frames for 12x18 image sizes, but they were exclusively higher-end frames with mat boards included in the package. We have since added new ready-made metal picture frames in the size that matches the 13x19 size. Each frame for 12 by 18 prints uses high-quality aluminum moulding with glass and foamcore mounting board to create a simple, elegant frame, making it an inexpensive and easy option to display twelve x eighteen images in a picture frame. Each frame includes a hanging kit — all you need to supply is the photo!

Please refer to our 12x18 picture frames today.

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3 thoughts on “Inexpensive Frames for 12 x 18 Prints”

  • I am a teacher and we are trying to re-decorate the front entry hall of our school. I am trying to find inexpensive 12x18 frames and I ran across your site. I was wondering if you still sold them, and if so, how much they cost? [email protected]

  • Yes, we certainly do and we have added a few new sizes in addition to the 12x18 and 13x19. They are on our website here.

  • Liz Long

    Mark, I have a question instead of a comment. I have a poster that is 12x18 but I found a frame I love that is 16x20. Can you please tell me the best way I could use this frame with this poster and make it look nice. Its for my granddaughter's room and its a Moans poster and she loves that movie. Please help!

    • Heather

      Hi Liz,
      You can absolutely do this, however you would need to either purchase a mat and have a window cut with borders or you can 'float the poster' in the frame on a mat cut to 16x20 or backing.

      Thank you,

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