Gallery Wrap/framing

How a piece hangs on the wall impacts the feel and look of the piece more than anything. If you are wanting to get away from glass frames, there are so many other beautiful options!

Quality stile and rale options for wrapped canvas and glass framing

Traditional Gallery wrap stretcher with wood backing for protection

Giclee: I offer professional mirror image photoshop formatting for your image for $18 set up. This will keep the original proportions of the image on the front of the frame but allow the colors and design to wrap around to the side of the piece. It gives the reproduction the appearance of a painted edge and is a clean way to finish the piece

Gallery Wrap framing: After years of trying to protect fragile stretched canvas from denting in transport I developed a 1/16" wood backed version of the traditional stretcher. frame. These frames have the 1/16" board attached for a smooth seamless front and hard back. Unless specified, I tend to build these with slightly under 1" deep thickness. They come ready to hang with metal corner supports and wire hanger attached. Many stain options are available for the back so you can match the wood to the image specifications.

These frames far exceed quality of online canvas stretchers available, and are nice enough to offer as professional reproductions

Price of Gallery wrap framing:

To get a price for a gallery wrap frame I use a simple formula that covers my supply cost and hourly work finishing and stretching the canvas image

Canvas Giclee Printing Cost

(Image size (width"+ 2"side+2"side x height"+2"side+2 stretching side) x$0.13=canvas printing cost

+ Optional $18 charge for gallery wrap formatting

+ Framing Cost

(width"x height"x$0.32)=gallery wrap framing cost

Examples of cost for some basic sizes: 5% discount for multiple prints available

11"x14" Canvas Giclée with Gallery Wrap= ((Printing Cost 15"x18"x.14=$37.80)+(Framing$49.28)+(Formatting $18)= $105.80

10"x 20" Canvas Giclée with Gallery Wrap ((Printing Cost14"x24"x$0.14=$47.04) + (Framing10"x 20"x0.32=$64) + (formatting$18))=$129.04

16"x20" Canvas Giclée with Gallery Wrap= ((Printing Cost 20"x24"x.14= 62.40)+(Framing 16"x20"x.21 67.20)+(Formatting$18))= $147.60

18"x24" Canvas Giclée with Gallery Wrap= ((Printing Cost 22"x 28"x.14=$67.80)+(Framing 18"x24"x.32=138.24)+(formatting$18))= $224.04

20"x30" Canvas Giclée with Gallery Wrap ((Printing Cost 24"x34"x.14= 114.24.)+(Framing 20"x30"x.32=$192)+(formatting$18))= $324

Note*If frame is 9"x 12" or under, I charge $35 rather than using the equation for the framing, so I can cover my materials and time building.

For a reference to selling cost if you are working professionally, I would assume at the very least doubling production cost for sale. This assumes payment for the artist for their time creating the piece, and is generally accepted in professional art markets. I Prices go up from there depending on your career as an artist and if you want to limit and number your editions.

Acrylic Embellished Giclees
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Modern Floating Frame Design: Give your pieces a unique clean look

Floating frames are becoming more prevalent and popular in the art world, especially in photography and is growing for a look on fine art pieces. Floating frames are sometimes executed on different substrates, such as gator board or metal. I prefer a wood substrate because mounting to a gator board is very expensive and not archival. This frame design has the modern look of a floating frame while using biodegradable materials

This method of building a floating frame is a clean and sturdy look for pieces starting at 8"x10" all the way up to 20"x40". Frames are built on 3/8"" to 1/2" plywood to give the edge a little dimension and create sturdiness, The float is pine and is securely attached via screws. The image surface is completely flat and smooth with gallery wrap edging The wood backing can be stained to preference to finish the piece.

Pricing: same as gallery wrap above. Please refer to pricing equations in traditional gallery wrap section.


Stile and rale/ Wood Frame options

If you like the more standard look of a wood frame but don't want glass over your canvas here is a wonderful option for you. This frame style is unique. The canvas giclee is encased in cedar, hemlock, redwood or pine stile and rale frame. This creates a seamless wood backing and clean routered front edge.The other wonderful thing about this style is their thickness. This is a nice thin, light look with only 1" -2"thickness,.

Price: I have found these frames to be a little more time consuming than my other designs because of all the router work involved. However it is a very unique clean look that will impress any purchaser.


(Image size (width"+ 2"side+2"side x height"+2"side+2 stretching side) x$0.13=canvas printing cost

+ Optional $18 charge for gallery wrap formatting

+ Framing Cost

(width"x height"x$0.21)=gallery wrap framing cost

Example: 10"x 20" Stile and Rale Giclee

14"x24"x$0.13=$43.68 Canvas Printing Cost

+10"x 20"x$0..39= $78.00

Total Cost= $121.00

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Quality stile and rale options for wrapped canvas and glass framing