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PICTURE FRAMES ONLINE

With our extensive range of picture frames online, you can be sure you will find the perfect custom picture frame for your home or business. If you have any questions about designing your picture frames online, our team is always on hand to offer expert advice on framing your photos and prints. Just choose from the wide range of frames available in the made to measure section of our website, select your glass and mountboard, and enter the measurements.

We offer a wide range of high quality picture frames online in all styles, sizes and mouldings at affordable prices.

Picture Frames Direct specialise in high quality, custom made picture frames. All of our picture frames are made to order, ensuring that you receive the exact size and colour you want. We also offer a bespoke online picture frame design service, where we can create really unique, handmade picture frames for those very special occasions and gifts.

Accurate sizing is the key to creating a quality picture frame, which is why all of our products are bespoke. We use the latest state of the art automated machinery ensuring high quality and precision down to the nearest millimetre.

If you are looking to order a high quality, made to measure picture frame online, you are in the right place.

FIND THE PERFECT FRAME

Choosing the perfect picture frame for a photo or artwork is an important decision that can make or break the visual impact and the aesthetic appeal of the piece. Building the perfect custom frame involves choosing the size, the frame style, the colour, the picture mount, and the material of the frame, and how they match or contrast with the content, the wall, and the décor of the room.

You also need to consider the mount, the backing, the glazing, and the hanging options of the frame, and how they enhance or protect the piece from damage or fading.

Our made to measure frames can accommodate non-standard or oversized prints, and create a unique and personalised look.

Our friendly, experienced team will help you make the best choice, and you can even upload an image to our online frame design tool to get an idea of how the finished frame will look.

Creating the perfect picture frame is a matter of personal taste, and it is worth taking the time and effort to get it right.

 

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It’s that time of the year again! Christmas is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by gifting something truly special and personal? If you’ve got a movie buff, a sports fanatic, or a gaming enthusiast in your life, you know how passionate they are about their hobbies. Their world is filled with cherished memorabilia – posters from a blockbuster movie, artwork from a beloved game, or maybe a signed letter from a favourite athlete. This Christmas, why not elevate these treasures with a custom frame from Picture Frames Direct? Transforming Treasures into Timeless Keepsakes Imagine a film enthusiast’s favourite movie poster, perhaps a classic or a recent blockbuster, presented not just as a piece of paper but as a piece of art, framed and displayed with pride. Or consider a gamer’s cherished artwork from a beloved game, encapsulated in a frame that complements its vibrancy and detail. These aren’t just decorative pieces; they’re personal milestones, a reflection of their journey and passions. Custom framing these memorabilia transforms them into timeless keepsakes, giving them a place of honour in their lives. The advantage of Custom Frames for Memorabilia For fanatics and collectors, the world of memorabilia and collectables is as diverse as it is fascinating. From limited edition movie posters to rare sports memorabilia, each piece tells a story, often with dimensions and aesthetics that don’t conform to standard frame sizes. This is where the true benefit of custom frames shines through. Custom frames by Picture Frames Direct are tailored to fit every unique piece, ensuring that even the most unconventional memorabilia is displayed beautifully and securely. Standard frames can often force these unique items into a one-size-fits-all solution, leading to awkward fits and a less than ideal display. Custom framing, on the other hand, takes into account the exact dimensions, shape, and style of each piece. Whether it’s a wide-format movie poster, a panoramic shot of a legendary sports moment, or a uniquely sized piece of gaming art, our custom frames are crafted to fit each item like a glove. This precision not only enhances the visual appeal but also provides optimal protection for the memorabilia. The Artistic Touch of Custom Framing Beyond just fitting, custom frames elevate the overall aesthetic of any piece of memorabilia. Standard frames may offer a basic display, but they often lack the finesse and harmony that a custom frame can provide. Our frames are designed to complement and enhance the artistry of each piece, turning every collectable into a showpiece. The choice of materials, colours, and finishes in custom framing plays a crucial role in this transformation. A vintage sports ticket might find its spirit echoed in a classic wooden frame, adding to its nostalgic value. A vibrant, contemporary movie poster might be paired with a sleek, modern frame, making it pop with colour and life. The possibilities are endless, but the outcome is always the same – a stunning display that does justice to the fanatic’s passion. Custom framing also allows for creative liberty in showcasing collectables. For example, a series of related movie posters or gaming art can be framed in a cohesive style, creating an impressive gallery wall that tells a larger story. This level of personalisation is not just about aesthetics; it’s about creating a space that truly reflects the fanatic’s personality and passion. Why Choose Custom Frames for Memorabilia? Preservation and Protection Our custom frames don’t just enhance the appearance of memorabilia; they protect and preserve it. By framing these cherished items, you’re not only creating a stunning display but also ensuring that these memories stand the test of time. Tailor-Made for Every Piece Every fan’s collection is unique, and so should be their frame. Whether it’s a vibrant movie poster, a rare piece of artwork, or a prized signed certificate, our frames are made to fit every item perfectly. We understand that these aren’t just pictures; they’re stories, moments, and irreplaceable pieces of heart. Adding a Personal Touch Custom framing adds a personal touch that off-the-shelf frames simply can’t match. It shows thought, care, and an understanding of what your loved one cherishes. A custom frame from Picture Frames Direct is not just a gift; it’s a personalised piece of home décor that speaks volumes. How We Craft Your Perfect Frame At Picture Frames Direct, we believe that every memorabilia, be it a poster, artwork, or a signed certificate, deserves a frame that’s as unique as the item itself. Our frames are crafted not just to display but to narrate the story behind each item. We understand the sentimental value attached to each piece, and our expertise in custom framing ensures that each memorabilia is showcased in its full glory. Crafting these frames is an art in itself. We begin by understanding the item in detail – its size, colour palette, and the story it tells. This insight allows us to recommend the perfect frame and mount that complements the memorabilia. Our range of frames, from classic wooden designs to modern metallic finishes, ensures that there’s a perfect match for every piece and every individual’s taste. We have Many Sizes to Choose From At Picture Frames Direct, we offer a wide range of made to measure picture frames to choose from that would make for the perfect christmas gift.  If you are looking to frame a photo or certificate that’s 297mm x 210mm, our A4 Picture Frames would be a great option. However, if you are in need of a larger frame that can fit a photo or artwork piece that is 841mm x 594mm, then our A1 Frames would be the ideal option.     We also have options for sizes in between, an A2 Picture Frame is an ideal choice for framing a wide range of content that is 594mm x 420mm. While an A3 Frame would make a great option for housing family photos that are 420MM x 297mm.If you are searching for something more unique this Christmas, then our custom frame builder may be an ideal option for you. With this tool you will have the ability to craft the frame you want to the exact size of the piece you want to frame. You also have options adding a custom mount with our mount builder tool that gives you the ability to add a message. Choose Picture Frames Direct for your gift This Christmas, give a gift that stands out. Visit our website to explore our collection and start creating a frame that will turn a fanatic’s memorabilia into a masterpiece. It’s more than a frame – it’s a window to their passions, a testament to their fandom, and a piece of art that brings joy every day. We know the holiday season can be hectic, so we’ve made our ordering process as easy as pie. Our online frame builder guides you step-by-step, allowing you to customise the perfect frame from the comfort of your home. [...] Read more...
Christmas is a time of magic and wonder, especially for new parents experiencing their baby’s first festive season. It’s an occasion brimming with precious moments that you’ll want to treasure forever. And what better way to capture these heartwarming memories than with a custom picture frame? A Gift That Grows with the Family When you give a custom frame from Picture Frames Direct, you’re not just giving a gift; you’re providing a cherished keepsake. Our frames are designed to encapsulate the joy of those early milestones — from the baby’s first smile to their first Christmas morning. These moments are fleeting, but a beautifully framed photograph can make them last a lifetime. Tailor-Made for Your Treasured Memories At Picture Frames Direct, we believe that every memory deserves its unique showcase. That’s why we offer custom-made frames, crafted to your exact specifications. You can choose from a variety of sizes, colours, and materials, ensuring that each frame complements the photo and the room it adorns. Whether it’s a classic wooden frame for a traditional nursery or a sleek, modern design for a contemporary living space, our frames add a personal touch to every picture. The Quality of Craftsmanship As a family-run business, we take immense pride in the quality of our work. Each frame is handmade in our workshop, ensuring that every piece meets our stringent standards. Our frames aren’t mass-produced; they are created with care and attention to detail. This means that when you gift a Picture Frames Direct frame, you’re also gifting a piece of artistry and craftsmanship. Easy Ordering, Endless Possibilities We understand that life with a new baby can be hectic, which is why we’ve made our ordering process as straightforward as possible. Our easy-to-use online frame builder guides you through each step, making it simple to customise the perfect frame. And if you have any questions, our friendly and professional team is always on hand to help. A Gift That Speaks Volumes A custom frame is more than just a present; it’s a way to say, “I cherish these moments with you.” It’s a thoughtful, sentimental gift that shows the new parents in your life how much you care. A Picture Frames Direct frame is a way to freeze time, to hold onto those first, irreplaceable Christmas memories with your little one. Creating a Legacy of Love With Picture Frames Direct, you’re not just framing a photo; you’re creating a legacy. These frames become part of the family’s story, passed down through generations. Imagine, years from now, sharing stories about baby’s first Christmas as you point to that beautifully framed photo on the wall. It’s these small tokens that become part of our family histories, cherished and loved for years to come. The Perfect Addition to Every Home Our frames fit seamlessly into any home décor. They’re designed to enhance, not overpower, the precious photos they hold. With the flexibility to choose the right style, colour, and size, you can be sure that your gift will find a special place in the recipient’s home. It’s a thoughtful, personal gift that shows how much you care. Join the Picture Frames Direct Family At Picture Frames Direct, we’re more than just a company; we’re a family. And when you choose one of our frames, you become part of that family. With over 25 years of experience, we’re committed to delivering not just a product, but an experience – one that is filled with care, quality, and a personal touch. This Christmas, choose a gift that will be treasured for a lifetime. A custom picture frame from Picture Frames Direct is more than just a present; it’s a way to capture and celebrate life’s most precious moments. Share the joy this festive season with a gift that tells a story – the story of baby’s first magical Christmas. Sizes Available Here at Picture Frames Direct, we provide an extensive range of high-quality, made-to-measure picture frames in various styles and sizes, all at affordable prices. For a more distinctive design, we also offer a bespoke frame builder and mount builder. See our list below for more details.  A1 Picture Frames 841mm x 594mmA1 Photo Frames 841mm x 594mmA2 Picture Frames 594mm x 420mmA2 Photo Frames 594mm x 420mmA3 Picture Frames 420mm x 297mmA3 Photo Frames 420mm x 297mmA4 Picture Frames 297mm x 210mmA4 Photo Frames 297mm x 210mm [...] Read more...
Graduating is a big deal – it’s the end of an era and the start of a whole new adventure. And what’s a better way to keep those proud moments alive than with a custom graduation photo frame for your diploma and photos? Let’s dive into why our frames at Picture Frames Direct are the go-to for celebrating these awesome achievements. The Elegance of Classic Frames for Timeless Memories Your diploma and grad photos are more than just paper – they’re symbols of all your hard work and amazing memories. That’s why at Picture Frames Direct, we’re all about giving these keepsakes a home that’s as special as they are. Our frames mix classic charm with top-notch craftsmanship, making sure your achievements get the spotlight they deserve. A Size for Every Achievement Diplomas and grad photos come in all shapes and sizes, and we totally get that. Standard diplomas usually fit an A4 frame, but grad photos? They’re all over the map! No worries though, because we’re pros at making frames that fit whatever size you throw at us. Big, small, or somewhere in-between, we’ve got you covered. This attention to detail guarantees that your graduation memories are not only preserved, but also beautifully showcased, fitting perfectly within the frame, whatever size they are. The Benefits of Framing Graduation Memorabilia It’s not just about looking good (though that’s a big plus!). Framing your diploma and grad photos keeps them safe from dust, light, and the general rough and tumble of life. By framing them in high-quality materials, you’re ensuring that these symbols of accomplishment look as good as new for years to come. A well-chosen frame transforms these items from documents and pictures into cherished pieces of art. It’s a way of not just storing your achievements, but to display them, reminding you and others of your journey and success. Creative Display Ideas for Graduation Photos Gallery Wall: A Mosaic of Memories Create a beautiful gallery wall that tells your tale of effort and success! This approach allows you to mix and match frames of different sizes and orientations, adding a dynamic element to your space. Arrange them in a grid, a scattered layout, or even in a symbolic shape like a graduation cap, turning your wall into a story of your academic journey. Floating Shelves: Modern and Chic For a contemporary twist, consider placing framed graduation photos on floating shelves.  It’s a great way to mix in other bits and bobs that mean something to you, making a display that’s totally ‘you’, crafting a personalised display that reflects your journey and achievements. Multi-Aperture Frames: Compact and Elegant Got loads of pics but not much space? Check out our multi-aperture frames. They’re like a highlight reel of your best moments, all wrapped up in one stylish frame. Picture Frames Direct: Your Partner in Preserving Memories At Picture Frames Direct, we are more than just a framing service. We are a family-run business, proud of our tradition in handcrafting each frame in our workshops. Our frames are not mass-produced; they are bespoke creations, reflecting the uniqueness of each graduate’s journey. From choosing the right material to the final touches, our team is dedicated to delivering frames that not only preserve your achievements but also enhance your home décor. Why Choose Us? A custom picture frame from Picture Frames Direct is more than just a gift; it’s a tribute to the hard-earned achievements of graduates. It’s a way to display pride and accomplishment, adding a personal touch to any space. Quality and Craftsmanship: Each frame is a testament to our commitment to quality, crafted with precision and care. Personalised Service: Our friendly and professional team is here to assist you in choosing the perfect frame, offering advice on design and measurements. Easy Ordering Process: Our step-by-step online frame builder makes it easy to create the perfect frame for your diploma or graduation photo. So, as you toast to your graduation, remember the perfect frame for your diploma or grad photo is just a few clicks away. Here’s to making those amazing achievements last a lifetime! Sizes Available Here at Picture Frames Direct, we provide an extensive range of high-quality, made-to-measure picture frames in various styles and sizes, all at affordable prices. For a more distinctive design, we also offer a bespoke frame builder and mount builder. See our list below for more details.   A1 Picture Frames 841mm x 594mmA1 Photo Frames A2 Picture Frames 594mm x 420mmA2 Photo Frames A3 Picture Frames 420mm x 297mmA3 Photo Frames A4 Picture Frames 297mm x 210mmA4 Photo Frames  [...] Read more...
Christmas is that special time of year when the air is filled with the scent of mulled wine, the sound of festive jingles, and the thrill of finding the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones. For those friends or relatives of newlywed couples, you’re probably thinking of a present that’s as unique and beautiful as the love they share. Why not consider a custom picture frame? It’s a thoughtful and personal way to celebrate their first Christmas together. Custom Frames: A Personal Touch to Christmas Cheer Christmas time has a magical way of bringing out the sentimental side in all of us. It’s a season filled with nostalgia, where the simple act of gifting becomes a profound expression of our affections. When it comes to choosing a present for a newlywed couple, you want something that stands the test of time, just like the vows they’ve exchanged. A custom picture frame is more than just a gift; it’s a window into their most cherished memories, allowing them to relive the joy of their special day, every day. Choosing a picture frame as a Christmas gift to newlyweds isn’t just practical, it’s incredibly romantic. It’s their first festive season as a married couple, a time when every decoration, every carol, and every shared mince pie becomes part of their shared story. A custom frame seamlessly fits into this new tale of their life together. It’s a promise that, amidst the flurry of the holiday season and the many Christmases to come, the memories they make will be cherished for a long time. As the couple unwraps this thoughtful present, they’re not just seeing a frame; they’re envisioning the photos that will soon fill it. Whether it’s a photo from their wedding day, a snapshot from their honeymoon, or a collection of moments leading up to their ‘I dos’, each image tells a story of love, commitment, and the adventures that await them. Gifting a picture frame shows that you’ve put thought into not just the present but also into the moments it will hold. It’s about giving the newlyweds something that will grow with them, change as they do, and always reflect the warmth and beauty of their relationship. So why gift a picture frame this Christmas? Because in a season of giving, where every light twinkles with hope and every gift is a symbol of caring, a picture frame is a canvas for the past, and a window to the future. It’s a reminder to the newlyweds that their journey is worth framing, cherishing, and sharing with the ones they love. Over 25 Years of Protecting Memories We’ve spent over 25 years making sure that when you frame a photo with us, you’re not just getting a frame; you’re getting a piece of handcrafted joy. We put our heart and skills into every corner, every mount, and every pane of glass. We’re not just frame makers; we’re storytellers, helping you to tell the beautiful love story of the couple you’re celebrating this Christmas. Personalising Your Gift is Easy as Mince Pie:  Thanks to our online frame builder, you can make your frame as unique and special as the pictures of the happy couple that will be inside it. The festive season is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to show the newlyweds in your life just how much you care. Personalising a picture frame for them is not only thoughtful but also incredibly easy, and here’s how to make it a joyful experience. The Perfect Dimensions Whether you’re framing a candid snapshot or a majestic wedding portrait, getting the size right is crucial. It’s like finding the perfect spot for your Christmas decorations; it should fit seamlessly and enhance the space. From more intimate A4 frames perfect for a gallery wall to larger A1 picture frames that command attention, we have all the sizes to suit their home, including the versatile 50cmx70cm frame. Material Magic Begin with the basics. Our range of materials caters to every taste. For those who adore the timeless appeal, our dark or light wood frames add a touch of warmth and traditional charm. If the couple’s home is a temple of modern design, a sleek metallic frame would mirror their contemporary flair. Just like choosing the right Christmas tree for your home, picking the frame material sets the stage for what’s to come. Colour Their World Now, let’s talk about colour. It’s like picking the perfect set of baubles for the tree; it has to complement and bring joy. You have a huge range at your fingertips: jet blacks for striking contrasts, earthy tones for warmth, or silver or gold picture frames to add a sparkle reminiscent of Christmas lights. Select a shade that will wrap their cherished memory in beauty and celebration. A Message from the Heart The mount is more than just a border; it’s a message board. Engrave their special dates, a line from their favourite Christmas song, or a heartfelt message. It’s this personal touch that transforms the frame from a simple present into a treasure chest of memories. With every click and selection, you’re creating more than a gift; you’re weaving together a story of their love, their milestones, and their journey. It’s a thoughtful, personal, and utterly unique Christmas present that will be unwrapped to smiles and cherished for years to come. Just like the perfect mince pie on a cold December evening, your gift of a customised picture frame will be a sweet ending to their festive celebrations. The Spirit of Gifting Gifting a custom picture frame is a Christmas present that says, “I thought of you, and I wanted you to have exactly what you’d love.” So, as you’re sipping on your hot chocolate and scrolling through your Christmas shopping list, why not browse our range of frames, and start the simple process of giving a gift that will hang on their walls and in their hearts for years to come? This year, let’s go beyond the tinsel and the baubles and give a gift that’s personal, loving, and beautifully framed. After all, Christmas is all about making memories, and our frames are like little time capsules, ready to hold those moments close forever. Available Sizes Here at Picture Frames Direct, we provide an extensive range of high-quality, made-to-measure picture frames in various styles and sizes, all at affordable prices. For a more distinctive design, we also offer a bespoke frame builder and mount builder. See our list below for more details. A1 Picture Frames841mm x 594mmA1 Photo FramesA2 Picture Frames 594mm x 420mmA2 Photo FramesA3 Picture Frames420mm x 297mmA3 Photo Frames A4 Picture Frames 297mm x 210mmA4 Photo Frames [...] Read more...
As the festive season approaches, finding that perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones who have a passion for travel can be a delightful challenge. For those who collect memories of adventures around the world, what better way to honour these moments than with a beautifully personalised picture frame? At Picture Frames Direct, we understand that every journey is unique. That’s why we offer an exquisite range of custom-made picture frames, perfect for showcasing everything from panoramic landscapes to intimate portraits. Our frames are hand-crafted in our family-owned workshops in Heywood and Middleton. They complement various travel photos and decor aesthetics, ensuring that your gift is as unique as the memories it holds. The Joy of Giving a Thoughtful Gift When choosing a frame for a loved one’s travel memories, consider the story behind the picture. Is it a breathtaking sunset in Santorini or a bustling street in Tokyo? Our range can suit any style, from sleek, modern frame designs for urban landscapes to rustic, wooden frames perfect for nature shots. The frame you choose adds context to the photo, enhancing its story and bringing its essence to life. With a variety of materials, colours, and styles available, the perfect frame awaits to encapsulate the spirit of every adventure. Gifting a custom picture frame from Picture Frames Direct is a thoughtful way to show your loved ones that you appreciate and remember their adventures. Preserving Memories with Quality and Care The quality of a picture frame makes all the difference when it comes to holding onto those priceless travel memories. High-quality, custom-made frames from Picture Frames Direct aren’t just about aesthetics; they’re about safeguarding your cherished moments. Each journey tells a story – the laughter shared on a sun-kissed beach, the awe of witnessing a majestic landscape, or the unexpected moments in a bustling city street. Our frames are designed to protect these memories from the wear and tear of time. The right frame not only complements the beauty of your photo but also ensures that the vibrant colours and details of your adventures are preserved. Imagine your friend or family member revisiting their favourite travel memory, vivid and intact, years down the line. It’s these small, but significant details that turn a simple photograph into a timeless memory. Choosing the Perfect Frame for a Travel Memory Whether it’s a grand canvas of the African savannah or a postcard from the streets of Paris, our frames can accommodate all sizes and styles. Our made-to-measure approach means you can preserve everything from oversized prints to the smallest souvenirs, ensuring that no memory is too big or too small to be framed. You can use our online frame builder to create the perfect frame from the comfort of your home. Choose from a variety of materials, colours, and styles to create a frame that perfectly matches the photo or souvenir it will hold. With our step-by-step guide, customising your gift is as easy as recounting your favourite travel story. The Personal Touch of a Family-Run Business At Picture Frames Direct, we’re more than just framers; we’re storytellers, memory keepers, and artists. With over 25 years of experience, our frames are infused with the personal touch, care, and attention to detail that only a family-run business can provide. Each frame that leaves our workshop is a testament to our commitment to quality and craftsmanship. We’re here to help you encapsulate those precious moments in a way that they deserve. Ready for Christmas? As Christmas draws near, ensure your gift is ready to be placed under the tree. Our professional team ensures every frame is well-packaged and delivered with care, ready to bring a smile to your loved one’s face. This Christmas, let’s celebrate the stories, the journeys, and the adventures that shape us. A custom frame from Picture Frames Direct is more than just a present, it’s a heartfelt gesture that shows you care. For the globetrotters in your life, our frames offer a window to their world, a snapshot of their soul’s journey. So why wait? Dive into our world of custom frames and find that perfect Christmas gift that will keep the spirit of adventure alive for years to come. Available Sizes Here at Picture Frames Direct, we provide an extensive range of high-quality, made-to-measure picture frames in various styles and sizes, all at affordable prices. For a more distinctive design, we also offer a bespoke frame builder and mount builder. See our list below for more details. A1 Picture Frames841mm x 594mmA1 Photo FramesA2 Picture Frames 594mm x 420mmA2 Photo FramesA3 Picture Frames420mm x 297mmA3 Photo Frames A4 Picture Frames 297mm x 210mmA4 Photo Frames [...] Read more...
As the holidays draw near, many embrace the spirit of change by giving their homes a fresh new look. New picture frames are a great choice for a meaningful Christmas gift, whether it’s to enhance your own home makeover or to gift to a friend or relative. In the season of giving, a custom frame is a canvas for personal expression. It’s a nod to a loved one’s new interior, an appreciation of their style, and a testament to their unique taste. It’s not just a frame – it’s a window to their world, wrapped with a bow. A Canvas for Memories During Home Redesign Who doesn’t love giving their home a bit of a facelift, especially around the holidays? And in these stories of transformation and joy, a custom-made picture frame can play a starring role. For those who adore the crisp, clean lines of modern décor, a light wood frame can add that perfect touch of simplicity and freshness. If classic charm is more their style, a dark wood frame brings in that sense of timeless elegance. And for the lovers of all things contemporary, why not go for metallic or modern frames? They’re just the thing to complement the sleek feel of a newly redone space. Personalisation: The Art That Elevates Gifting There’s something truly magical about gifting a custom frame. With our handy online frame builder, personalising your gift is easy. Choose the perfect frame style that speaks volumes about the person you’re gifting it to, whether it’s the earthy vibe of a Natural frame or the timeless elegance of a Vintage or Ornate picture frame. And it’s not just about the frame!  The colours and textures of the mount board add that extra bit of charm, making sure the frame not only holds a special memory but also fits right into their cosy nook at home. We all have those photos and artworks that mean the world to us. They’re not just pictures; they’re stories, memories, bits of our hearts. And we believe the frames that hold them should be just as special. That’s why our collection is as diverse as your memories – from grand A1 sized frames to quaint 50x70cm frames, and from the rich tones of Dark Wood to the shiny gleam of Metallic finishes. So, whether you’re jazzing up your space or gifting, we’ve got the perfect frame to match every picture and every room makeover. The Gift of Preservation and Presentation When it comes to gifts, it’s not just about what’s on the outside, but what’s on the inside too. Our frames are more than just pretty edges for your photos; they’re guardians of memories. Made with top-notch materials, they make sure your special moments are displayed in all their glory. Don’t worry about size, either: whether it’s a bold statement piece or a quaint little photo, we’ve got the perfect fit. Imagine gifting something this Christmas that’s more than just a present. Our custom picture frames are like memory boxes, telling stories and holding onto those precious moments year after year. They’re not just gifts, they’re keepsakes that will be cherished well beyond the festive season. Creating a Masterpiece with Picture Frames Direct Why not dive into the exciting process of making a gift that’s as unique and beautiful as your memories? With our online frame builder, you’re the artist, and our frames are your canvas. We’ve got styles to suit every kind of room makeover, every kind of memory. And if you need a bit of guidance, our friendly team is right here to help you pick out something extraordinary. As the year winds down and we get wrapped up in the festive spirit, a custom frame is a gift that brings double the joy. It’s perfect for adding that finishing touch to your home decor, and even better for wrapping up as a heartfelt present. This Christmas, let’s put those special moments in a frame they deserve. Ready to begin your custom frame adventure? Pop over to our online frame builder or give us a shout for some expert advice. Together, let’s make this festive season unforgettable, with a frame that’s as unique as those cherished, newly revamped spaces in your or your loved ones’ homes. Available Sizes Here at Picture Frames Direct, we provide an extensive range of high-quality, made-to-measure picture frames in various styles and sizes, all at affordable prices. For a more distinctive design, we also offer a bespoke frame builder and mount builder. See our list below for more details. A1 Picture Frames841mm x 594mmA1 Photo FramesA2 Picture Frames 594mm x 420mmA2 Photo FramesA3 Picture Frames420mm x 297mmA3 Photo Frames A4 Picture Frames 297mm x 210mmA4 Photo Frames [...] Read more...
Ah, the annual school photo. It’s a tradition, isn’t it? One minute they’re in their first year of primary school with a toothless grin, and before you know it, they’re donning a graduation gown. These photos are more than just images; they’re timestamps, capturing your child at a specific moment in their journey of growing up. But what do you do with these precious snapshots? Tuck them away in a drawer? Stick them on the fridge? How about giving them the royal treatment they deserve with a custom-made frame from Picture Frames Direct? Why custom frames? You might wonder, “Why go for a custom frame when there are plenty of ready-made frames out there?” Well, it’s like buying a tailored suit versus picking one off the rack. Sure, both will do the job, but one will do it with style, fitting every contour perfectly. At Picture Frames Direct, we believe your child’s milestones deserve nothing less than perfection. In an ever-evolving industry, experience is a priceless asset. With a legacy spanning three decades, we know what we’re doing. We have spent time perfecting the art of turning pieces of wood and glass into windows for your memories.  From our family-owned workshops in Heywood and Middleton, we handcraft all of our frames and mounts ourselves. Our expertise guarantees that your child’s photos are treated with the care and precision they deserve. Competitive Pricing Without Compromise We believe that preserving these priceless memories should be affordable. Everyone should be able to frame their child’s school moments, whatever stage they are at in their academic journey. We only use the finest materials, but, due to the volume of frames we manufacture, we are able to take advantage of our bulk buying power to hold the overall cost of our materials down. This means that you get the best of both worlds: a frame that will last at a price you can afford. This makes us the go-to choice for framing your child’s school photos. It is highly likely that we will beat the prices of other competitors, whilst delivering on your ideal picture frame. Streamlined Simplicity Ordering your custom picture frame has never been easier. We have made the ordering process a breeze, through our simple Online Picture Frame Builder tool, where you can enter your customisation options and preview it before placing the order. We have endless options for different styles, colours and sizes to suit your child’s photo needs. Whether you want it big or small, square or circular, natural or vibrant, we have you covered. We have spent years ensuring that the design process for our customers is as simple as it possibly can be, and our team are on hand to help if you want any guidance on how to use our online tool. Once ordered, we will work tirelessly to craft your frame, ensuring it is delivered to your door ready for your child’s smile to be placed on display. Flexibility that Delivers At Picture Frames Direct, we understand that your child’s school photos are as unique as their journey. That’s why we offer a wide array of flexible frame options to cater to every style and preference, with over 800 moulding samples and over 200 mount colour options. From materials to finishes, sizes to personalization, our frame options are designed to be as diverse as your memories. Whether you prefer a classic wooden frame or a sleek metal design, want to add personal engravings, or need a specific size to complement your decor, we’ve got you covered. Our flexibility ensures that your child’s school photo frame is a true reflection of your vision, making the memories even more special. Relationship-Focused Excellence Our family-led business does not just believe in transactions; we believe in relationships. We are committed to understanding your unique preferences and needs. Our people are passionate about the picture framing industry, and it has been a part of our lives for 30 years. We want to work closely with you to create a frame that tells your child’s school story beautifully. Our commitment to building relationships means you can rely on us not only for this photo but for all your framing requirements in the future. Your satisfaction remains our top priority. That is why communication is extremely important to us. If you encounter any issues whilst ordering your frame, or have a more general enquiry, no matter how small, our team will always be happy to help. We will keep you regularly updated throughout the manufacturing process so you can know when to expect your high-quality custom frame which will treasure your child’s memories. The Perfect Gift for Grandparents A custom frame could make the perfect Christmas gift for the grandparents. Imagine their faces lighting up as they unwrap a beautifully framed photo of their grandchild, capturing a moment that they can cherish forever. Ready to Frame Your Memories? So, are you ready to turn that school photo into a cherished keepsake? With Picture Frames Direct, you’re not just buying a frame; you’re investing in a piece of art that will make your memories last a lifetime. Don’t let those school photos collect dust in a drawer. Give them the spotlight they deserve. After all, they’re not just photos; they’re your child’s ever-changing story, and every story deserves a beautiful frame. Available Sizes Here at Picture Frames Direct, we provide an extensive range of high-quality, made-to-measure picture frames in various styles and sizes, all at affordable prices. For a more distinctive design, we also offer a bespoke frame builder and mount builder. See our list below for more details. 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Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash If you have recently bought a large piece of artwork or photography, you may be thinking about how to choose a frame, or where to go to find one. Most people would probably go to their nearest shop and get a standard frame. Whilst this is the convenient option, they are often cheap and not long-lasting. They are most likely made in high volumes, using low-quality materials designed to sell quickly and they often bring down the authenticity of the picture. Here at Picture Frames Direct, we believe that if you take the time to invest in a custom picture frame, it will be worth it in the long run. You are a lot less likely to have to replace it with time, it will be made using much better materials and look nicer in your home. It will help bring your investment to life. If you want to showcase an image in your home, having a bespoke picture frame will help elevate the room, giving it an attention to detail that is second to none. Here are some of the key reasons why you should consider a custom picture frame over an off-the-shelf one, and how we can help you enhance your artwork and living space. 1. Preserving your precious work When it comes to framing, the quality of materials makes all the difference. Whatever shape, size, or colour you choose, you can be assured that it will be of a higher quality than anything you will find in a regular shop. At Picture Frames Direct, you can be confident that your artistic beauty will be preserved. We use acid-free mountboards, which help to prevent yellowing and deterioration. Not only this, but our commitment to quality extends to the glass we use. UV-protected glass helps to prevent fading caused by harmful sunlight and indoor lighting. We do our utmost to protect your work from any short- or long-term damage. Custom frames aren’t just about preserving your art, but they’re also about enhancing your living space. We offer a diverse range of frame styles to ensure your frames seamlessly blend with your décor, making your home or office an even more inviting space. 2. Tailored to perfection No two pieces of art are the same, which is why custom frames are the perfect option. Our bespoke frames are made-to-measure, with an online frame builder which simplifies the design process. You have more creative control, and can customise it to your needs such as choosing the best frame style, materials and dimensions to match your unique vision. By choosing a custom picture frame, you won’t have to settle for anything less than perfection. Whilst shop-bought frames do have a variety of sizes, these are limited and far from unique. Choosing one which you can create yourself means that it is more likely to fit your vision. Whether you would like a natural frame or vintage frame,  we can help you create the ideal picture frame. 3. Long-term investment Investing in high-quality custom frames is a smart decision for the long term. You could spend £30 on a picture frame in a shop, but this is more than likely going to need replacing in the short-term due to damage or general wear and tear. Whereas, our frames are built to last, offering durability and longevity that outshine mass-produced alternatives. When you choose Picture Frames Direct, you’re making an investment in your treasured artwork. Many of our customers are framing items that have a high personal value that they hope to stay in the family for years. Our custom frames protect your artwork, ensuring it remains in excellent condition to be passed down in future years. Choosing a custom frame is an investment for your home. We have years of experience in frames and art, so you can rest assured that all of our designs are well thought out, so will be a good fit for your space. The quality we provide is unmatched, and we can guarantee that they are not going to fall apart after a few months, helping to increase the value of your art. This could be important if you were ever thinking of selling your artwork in the future. 4. There are more options You won’t have to settle with a custom frame. There are endless options to suit everyone’s taste. Whether you are going for a more natural oak picture frame or want a more vibrant feel with a modern picture frame, we can provide you with a finish that you won’t be disappointed with. Everyone’s frame is unique. Whether it is a poster, fine art, painting or photograph, we can help you produce a frame which is fitting to your every need. This is what makes high quality custom frames so different from ones you will find in your nearby shop. From start to finish, you can have a piece of mind that we will provide an individuality and adaptability which you can’t find elsewhere. 5. They make a great gift idea Custom frames are a great way to provide a thoughtful gift to your loved one. Putting in the extra time to make a frame which matches their style will give the gift a special touch. You won’t be able to find a similar personalised feel with something that is ready-made. Why choose our High-Quality Picture Frames? Bespoke frames are of a superior quality compared to regular frames, for many reasons: they last longer, are more tailored to your needs and there are many more options available. At Picture Frames Direct, we have 25 years of expertise, so you can trust us to deliver a high-quality custom frame. We have well-thought-out materials which we use, hand-picked to ensure the highest of quality. We can produce a personalised piece which will fit perfectly into your home or would make a perfect gift. We have made designing your custom frame a breeze. Our easy-to-use online frame builder tool guides you through the process step by step, allowing you to choose the ideal frame style, materials, and dimensions from the comfort of your home. Creating your custom frame is as simple as selecting your preferences and entering measurements. Our intuitive tool ensures that you get the perfect frame for your artwork or photos every time. High-quality custom frames have many benefits, and we can hand-craft a special bespoke picture frame for you. If you have any questions about the design process, or our services in general, do not hesitate to contact our expert team and we would be more than happy to help. Available Sizes Here at Picture Frames Direct, we provide an extensive range of high-quality, made-to-measure picture frames in various styles and sizes, all at affordable prices. For a more distinctive design, we also offer a bespoke frame builder and mount builder. See our list below for more details. 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Photo by Kam Idris on Unsplash Sharing a photo of one of your treasured memories can be a beautiful moment in someone’s life. But to complement the picture, you’ll need a Made to Measure Picture Frame that fits perfectly. Initially, the task may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Our ultimate guide will help you through the process of selecting the ideal picture frame for your precious memories. Why Choose a Custom made Picture Frame? Custom made picture frames offer the best benefit of being fully customisable to your preference, allowing you to create a unique and personalised frame for your cherished memories. When you opt for custom made picture frames, you have the advantage of personalising the frame according to your liking. This way, you can create a unique and personalised frame that perfectly matches the ongoing theme of your house. Here at Picture Frames Direct, all our frames are hand-made right in our own workshops using the highest quality materials. We have a Frame Builder tool that includes a wide range of colours and materials that can help you decide on the frame that suits you. With an extensive range of picture frames, you can be sure you will find the perfect custom picture frame for your home rather than a store bought frame. How to Choose your Custom Frame? Before we begin the process of creating your custom frame, it’s important that we gather some important details to ensure it meets your needs perfectly. Firstly, you will need to determine a budget for the frame. Custom frames can vary in price, so the price will change depending on the quality of the material you want. Luckily on our Frame Builder, any changes you make will adjust the price in real-time. This should give you an idea of what you will be getting from us, and in return ease the process of picking a frame suited for you.  Once the budget is arranged then we can start to look at frames. Before selecting a frame, it is essential to consider the item that will be placed inside the frame. On our Site, you have the option to upload your images to visualise the finished product on screen before you order. When choosing a frame, we would need to take in consideration the colours and style of the picture. This is because we don’t want the picture and the frame to compete for attention. They both need to complement each other. Measuring the Artwork Our next step is to measure the picture accurately in order to create a frame that fits perfectly. To do this you will need to measure the width and height and the photo you would like to frame. On our Frame Builder site you can input the measurements in MM, CM or INCH. All our frames are hand-made in our workshops, so with the measurements we can accurately design them to fit. The secret to the perfect fit is to take into consideration that the frame is slightly larger than the picture. Most frames have a 4MM overlap so this would need to be taken into consideration when measuring. However that won’t be an issue on our Frame Builder, as we have an overlap option. If you have entered the exact sizes that you want the openings to be, but you haven’t taken the overlap into consideration then you can tick the overlap box.We will adjust the frame for you so your photo fits perfectly. The same rule would also apply when customising your Picture Mounts. Choosing a Custom Picture Mount Picture mounts are an important decision when choosing a custom frame. A picture mount not only prevents the artwork from touching the glass, but it also helps the image stand out by creating a visual space between the subject matter and the frame. So having a mount can protect your artwork and it achieves this by acting as a shield from the glass. Without having a mount in place, your artwork can stick to the glass and therefore ruin the artwork. If a frame does not have a mount, it can allow dust and condensation to enter the frame, potentially ruining the image. Using a mount can enhance the visual appeal of both the frame and the artwork by adding contrast. An example of this would be if you have a Black and White photo, you would want to use a more neutral colour like black, white or grey to enhance it. Whereas, if you had a more modern photo, you can then have a brighter colour like red, which could add some warmth to the photo. Looking for a frame for a special occasion or as a gift? Then we have the perfect solution. You have the option to add a special message on our picture mounts by using the text feature. You can move the text to your desired location for the final touch-up. Including a message in the mount of an image can enhance the overall picture and make for a thoughtful gift. Choosing the Frame Material When choosing the material for your frame, it’s important to consider the overall style and aesthetic you’re going for. Our frames come in a wide range of materials including ranges from Pine Base all the way to Meranti Wood. It would be important to keep in mind that the frame should match the ongoing theme in the room where the picture will go. To create a cohesive look, try matching the frame colour with the colour of your furniture or appliances in your house. Another example would be matching the material with neutral colours in the house. For more ideas about matching picture frames to your décor, check out this blog post. Glazing Finally, let’s consider the type of glass you prefer for displaying your images. Although it may be overlooked, the right glass choice can have a significant impact depending on where the image is being displayed. For example, if the photo is displayed on a window ledge, then we have an option anti reflective perspex. This helps to reduce the glare and improves the visibility of the artwork. It will also make it more resistant to scratches and UV damage. As we are aware, accidents can happen, so another option would be a thicker shatterproof glazing for the frame. This would be a good option if the photo is displayed around children or pets. The reason for this would be it increases safety during unexpected events, by holding the shards of glass in place to prevent it from shattering. A thicker shatterproof glass is also more resistant to scratches and UV damage. All that’s left to do now is to hang it up when it arrives. We can assist in this as we also have hanging hooks and kits available, just add them to your order and they will arrive with the frame. Summary Choosing the right picture frame is a crucial decision that can affect the overall look and feel of the artwork. It’s important to consider various aspects such as the size, frame style, colour, picture mount, and material of the frame to ensure that it complements the artwork and the room it will be displayed in. By carefully selecting each component, you can create a Custom Frame that perfectly showcases your artwork and enhances the overall aesthetic appeal. You also need to consider the mount, the backing, the glazing, and the hanging options of the frame. These elements can help to protect the piece from damage or fading while also enhancing its overall appearance. Creating the perfect picture frame is a matter of personal taste, and it is worth taking the time and effort to get it right. If you have any questions about our collections, then Contact our Expert Team and we will help you create the perfect setting for your item. Available Sizes Here at Picture Frames Direct, we provide an extensive range of high-quality, made-to-measure picture frames in various styles and sizes, all at affordable prices. For a more distinctive design, we also offer a bespoke frame builder and mount builder. See our list below for more details. A1 Picture Frames841mm x 594mmA1 Photo FramesA2 Picture Frames 594mm x 420mmA2 Photo FramesA3 Picture Frames420mm x 297mmA3 Photo Frames A4 Picture Frames 297mm x 210mmA4 Photo Frames [...] Read more...

 

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