What size frame do I need to mat a 16×20 picture?

Standard Frame Sizes

Frame Size Mat Opening Image Size
16″ x 20″ 10.5″ x 13.5″ 11″ x 14″
20″ x 24″ 15.5″ x 19.5″ 16″ x 20″
24″ x 36″ 19.5″ x 29.5″ 20″ x 30″
30″ x 40″ 21.5″ x 31.5″ 22″ x 32″

How thick should Matboard be?

Selecting Mat Board Thickness and Ply In general, 4-ply (1/16-inch thick) and 8-ply (1/8-inch thick) are the most common, but 6-ply is also available. Thicker mat boards provide a sturdier surface, preventing it from warping and damaging the artwork, and more depth for greater visual appeal.

What frame should I use for 16×20 picture?

If you purchased a 16 x 20″ art print, then I recommend a 20 x 24″ frame with a mat.

What is matboard?

Matboard, also referred to as a mat, is a heavy paper-based material used in the picture framing process. This cardboard-like material sits between a frame and your photography or artwork to give it a complete finished look.

How do you mat a 16×20 photo?

3 How Wide Should a Picture mat Be?…Standard Mat Board Sizes.

Artwork/Print Size Suggested Outer Size Mat Board Width (centered)
11×14 16×20 top/bottom: 2.5” right/left: 3”
11×17 18×24 top/bottom: 3.5” right/left: 3.5”
12×16 18×24 top/bottom: 3” right/left: 4”
13×19 18×24 top/bottom: 2.5” right/left: 2.5”

Is a mat necessary for framing?

What other mediums might determine your mat and framing style? Well, for large custom framed concert posters or movie posters, we usually recommend the straightforward look of a full-bleed custom frame job. And for important documents and press clippings, we recommend a mat.

How much is a 16×20 print?


Paper Type 16×20 Color Correction
Glossy $17.86 $17.86
Lustre $17.99 $17.99
Metallic $21.59 $21.59

Can Staples print 16×20?

For same-day/in-store 11×14″, 16×20″ and 20×30″ on semi-gloss photo paper: Select Staples’ “photo enlargements” option. Choose your print size.

Why is picture matting so expensive?

Simply put, the larger it gets, the more materials are used and of course, the price goes up. As size increases, larger and larger pieces of glass are needed and because of fragility, our actual costs per square inch go up as well. Mat boards come in basically two different sizes 32″ x 40″ and 40″ x 60″.

How big is a 16×20 photo mat board?

Our 16×20 mat boards are: buffered to a neutral pH (acid-free, non-conservation) above industry standards so your photo will stay protected for longer thicker 4-ply mat board with 1/16″ or 0.0625″ thickness for more durability

What kind of mat board do I Need?

Display your art elegantly with a 16×20 mat board. Pre-cut to standard sizes. For custom cut picture size, please use our custom mat builder. See your art like you’ve never seen it before. The perfect mat board elevates your art and completes the experience. Combine it with your prints, pictures, photos, and art for a gallery-level presentation.

How big should the opening be on a 8×10 mat?

If you type 8×10, the opening will be exactly 8×10. Please note that if your paper size or artwork is 8×10 it may fall through the opening. In this case, you would want to specify an opening of say, 7.5×9.5, to allow for a .25″ overlap on all four sides of the artwork/photo.

How do I cut a mat to size?

Simply select the larger mat size and then, in the Special Instructions box, type in the outside dimensions that you want. Example, ‘Cut mat to 17×22’ or ‘OD 17×22’. We will then cut the mat (and any matching Backers, if chosen) down to that size for you.