Inexpensive Picture Frame for 12x18 Prints

For many photo labs, 12x18 has become the standard photo print size — even wholesale stores offer 12x18 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 12x8 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 12x18 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 12x18 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 a 12x18 print.

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 12x18 size that matches the 13x19 size. Each frame for 12x18 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 12x18 images in a picture frame. Each frame includes a hanging kit — all you need to supply is the photo!

Please refer to our instructional video for a guide on how to order your custom picture frame online.

About the author


Mark Rogers is an amateur photographer and the founder of Frame Destination, Inc. In 2004 Mark realized the framing industry was not keeping up with the evolution of photography via new digital technology and started Frame Destination in his garage. Now his company has thousands of do-it-yourself framing customers across the US that it helps with its 11,000 square feet production facility in Dallas, TX.

2 thoughts on “Inexpensive Picture Frame for 12x18 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.


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