How to discover your perfect picture frame

The perfect frame will complete a photograph or work of art. At Luminati, we have been specialising in acrylic picture frames from day one, so we know how, and why, framing a picture, poster, advertisement, or work of art can create the impact you’re looking for.

Specialising in the design and manufacture of a huge range of items spanning multiple industries, we work closely with both retailers and interior designers and know our markets inside out. 

Whether you are choosing a frame to go into a busy retail area to promote your latest advertising message, or if you’re looking for the perfect certificate display frame for your office, our distinctive range of unique frame designs will meet the brief. 

We’re proud of our UK manufacturing heritage and manufacture all our frames from the highest quality materials using modern processes.  Our frames are handmade with quality craftsmanship at the heart of what we do, which guarantees a fantastic product that will outlast cheaper counterparts. 

With our large selection of desktop, countertop,  wall-mounted frames and photo boards – it’s sometimes hard to know what frame will meet your requirements, so we have created this guide to ensure you find the right product quickly and highlight some significant products to inspire you. 

In order to navigate easily, our frames are divided into 3 main categories:-

  • Desk and Tabletop Frames
  • Wall Mounted Frames
  • Photo Boards

With a top of the range print facility situated in our head office, we can offer a complete solution by printing and inserting your images into your display frames before shipping.  

At the bottom of this blog, you will find a reference to all the standard sizing of artwork and photography. It is important to note that some of our frames come in sizing that is in popular demand, our Display Design Service can facilitate custom sizing if you require it.

Desktop & Tabletop Frames

This collection contains a vast array of premium frames to hold a range of photographs, food menus or any other promotional print information. Featuring magnetic photo frames, freestanding frames and photo blocks, they’re perfect for many different uses from retail promotions to cafe menu displays and everything in between!. As with all our frames, it only takes a matter of seconds to change and update images, making them great for use on many different promotions and by no means a single-use item. 

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If you’re looking for standard picture frames or branding blocks this category is for you. Boasting a huge variety of Desk and Tabletop Frames that come in many different sizes, styles and designs there is sure to be a frame that fits what you’re looking for. All of our frames come in standard print and photo sizes including A4, A5 and A6. 

With the magnetic photo frames we make it as straightforward as possible to insert and switch out the print with premium magnets that are durable and small, simply just pull apart the separate sides and sandwich the print in between them. 

One of the most popular products in this category is the Acrylic Magnetic Photo Frame, designed to be larger than the print size so that the image is surrounded by a crystal clear acrylic border that subtly emphasises the image in place making it stand out more. The frame can be used in either portrait or landscape and because of the all-acrylic construction two images can be placed back to back meaning the frame can be used as double-sided if required. Additionally, the acrylic frame comes in a choice of thicknesses to allow you to pick a frame based on your budget. 

Wall Mounted Frames

These frames are extremely popular for use in schools and businesses to display awards and certifications.  They are also popular in salons and retail settings for use as advertising displays, directional signage and to promote events.  Their wall mounting ability and the fact that they can be fixed in line of sight makes them great for presenting important information to visitors, employees or customers.

For poster frames, multi photo frames, wall photo frames or outdoor frames this category is your best choice. Featuring a wide range of wall-mounted options perfect for holding photos, posters and notices at home or work. Our Wall Mounted Frames are available in all popular print and photo sizes including but not limited to A6, A5, A4 and A3. 

Our wall mounting frames come with modern wall mounts included in the price in a brushed silver finish.  Made from metal, these mounts fix your frame to the wall securely, sitting it 25mm away from the wall for a beautiful, floating effect.  

The sign supports come in 3 parts, making them quick and easy to mount to the wall, and also allowing quick image updating. The standoffs are supplied as standard in a silver finish, but are also available in black, rose gold and standard gold. 

Here’s a handy fitting guide 

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One of the most popular products in this category is the Wall mounted Acrylic Photo Frames, available in a plethora of common print dimensions and more specialist sizes also as standard. The poster kits create stunning information displays or photo frames and when you need to switch out graphics the process is as simple as loosening the mounts and replacing the print inside. This makes these frames the perfect choice for highly competitive retail environments as they can keep up with the changing promotions and trends. 

If you’re looking for a custom size frame, then our made to measure photo frames are perfect – simply put the sizes you require onto the page and the price will automatically calculate for you!

Photo boards 

We have a wide range of staff boards, wallboards, poster display boards and multi-picture frames available in our Photo Boards category. We’ve covered this category in a lot of depth in a previous blog so if this is your area of interest, it’s worth checking our previous guide for further details.  

Extremely popular in schools, offices, leisure clubs and hotels these display boards are perfect for showing off your team of staff, showing who is on shift, and displaying awards and notices. They are manufactured in many different sizes and shapes to ensure you find the right board that fits. 

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A product worth mentioning in this category is the Health and Safety Wall Board, designed to be used in work environments such as; workshops, factories and warehouses. With an eye-catching blue panel, it is sure to grab the attention of any workers and the perfect way to display a range of health and safety information. With its larger pockets, you can easily store smaller safety equipment like earplugs, goggles and hairnets so that they are more readily available to those who need them. 

Sizing & Design

If you haven’t seen a product that fits your requirements don’t forget to check out our website for our full frames range. Don’t forget about our Display Design Service which with our printing service allows you to customise any standard product, adjust sizing and adding high-quality print including logos and company names. 

If you have any queries or questions about any of the products or services mentioned in this guide don’t hesitate to get in touch with our helpful sales team on 01752 698720.

Here’s a handy conversion chart that covers a huge range of picture sizes! 

UK Standard Metric “A” picture frame sizes

“A” – Size Millimetres (mm)Centimetres (cm)Inches
A0841 x 1189 mm84.1 x 118.9 cm33.1″ x 46.8″ 
A1594 x 841 mm 9.4 x 84.1 cm23.4″ x 33.1”
A2420 x 594 mm   42.0 x 59.4 cm16.5″ x 23.4″
A3297 x 420 mm29.7 x 42.0 cm11.7″ x 16.5″
A4210 x 297 mm21.0 x 29.7 cm8.3″ x 11.7″
A5148 x 210 mm14.8 x 21.0 cm5.8″ x 8.3″
A6105 x 148 mm10.5 x 14.8 cm4.1″ x 5.8″
A774 x 105 mm7.4 x 10.5 cm2.9″ x 4.1″
A852 x 74 mm5.2 x 7.4 cm2.0″ x 2.9″
A937 x 52 mm3.7 x 5.2 cm1.5″ x 2.0″

Standard Metric centimetre “CM” picture frame sizes

Centimetres (cm)Millimetres (mm)Inches
10 x 15 cm100 x 150 mm4.13″ x 5.91″
13 x 18 cm130 x 180 mm5.12″ x 7.09″
15 x 20 cm150 x 200 mm5.91″ x 7.87″
16 x 16 cm160 x 160 mm6.3″ x 6.3″
18 x 24 cm180 x 240 mm7.09″ x 9.45″
20 x 20 cm200 x 200 mm7.87″ x 7.87″
20 x 25 cm200 x 250 mm7.87″ x 9.84″
24 x 30 cm240 x 300 mm9.45″ x 11.81″
25 x 30 cm250 x 300 mm9.84″ x 11.81″
28 x 35 cm280 x 350 mm11.02″ x 13.78″
30 x 30 cm300 x 300 mm11.81″ x 11.81″
30 x 40 cm300 x 400 mm11.81″ x 15.75″
35 x 100 cm350 x 1000 mm13.78″ x 39.37″
40 x 40 cm400 x 400 mm15.75″ x 15.75″
40 x 50 cm400 x 500 mm15.75″ x 19.69″
40 x 60 cm400 x 600 mm15.75″ x 23.62″
45 x 60 cm450 x 600 mm17.72″ x 23.62″
50 x 50 cm500 x 500 mm19.69″ x 19.69″
50 x 60 cm500 x 600 mm19.69″ x 23.62″
50 x 70 cm500 x 700 mm19.69″ x 27.56″
50 x 100 cm500 x 1000 mm19.69″ x 39.37″
60 x 80 cm600 x 800 mm23.62″ x 31.5″
61 x 91.5 cm610 x 915 mm24.02″ x 36.02″
70 x 70 cm700 x 700 mm27.56″ x 27.56″
70 x 100 cm70 x 1000 mm27.56″ x 39.37”

Standard Imperial “Inch” Picture Frame sizes

InchesCentimetres (cm)Millimetres (mm)
4 x 4 inch10.16 x 15.24 cm101.6 x 101.6 mm
4 x 6 inch10.16 x 15.24 cm101.6 x 152.4 mm
5 x 5 inch 12.7 x 12.7 cm 127 x 127 mm
5 x 7 inch 12.7 x 17.78 cm127 x 177.8 mm
6 x 6 inch15.24 x 15.24 cm152.4 x 152.4 mm
6 x 8 inch 15.24 x 20.32 cm152.4 x 203.2 mm
8 x 8 inch20.32 x 20.32 cm203.2 x 203.2 mm
8 x 10 inch 20.32 x 25.4 cm203.2 x 254 mm
10 x 10 inch25.4 x 25.4 cm254 x 254 mm
10 x 12 inch25.4 x 30.48 cm254 x 304.8 mm
11 x 14 inch27.94 x 35.56 cm279.4 x 355.6 mm
12 x 12 inch 20.48 x 30.48 cm304.8 x 304.8 mm
12 x 16 inch30.48 x 40.64 cm304.8 x 406.4 mm
14 x 14 inch35.56 x 35.56 cm355.6 x 355.6 mm
16 x 16 inch40.64 x 40.64 cm 406.4 x 406.4 mm
16 x 20 inch40.64 x 50.8 cm406.4 x 508 mm
16 x 24 inch40.64 x 60.96 cm406.4 x 609.6 mm
18 x 24 inch45.72 x 60.96 cm457.2 x 609.6 mm
20 x 20 inch50.8 x 50.8 cm508 x 508 mm
20 x 24 inch50.8 x 60.96 cm508 x 609.6 mm
20 x 28 inch50.8 x 71.12 cm508 x 711.2 mm
20 x 30 inch50.8 x 76.2 cm508 x 762 mm
24 x 32 inch 60.96 x 81.28 cm609.6 x 812.8 mm
24 x 36 inch60.96 x 91.44 cm609.6 x 914.4 mm
24 x 40 inch60.96 x 101.6 cm609.6 x 1016 mm
27 x 40 inch68.58 x 101.6 cm685.8 x 1016 mm
28 x 28 inch71.12 x 71.12 cm711.2 x 711.2 mm
28 x 40 inch71.12 x 101.6 cm711.2 x 1016 mm
30 x 40 inch76.2 x 101.6 cm762 x 1016 mm

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